English

English: Introduction

​Faculty Affiliation

Arts and Science

Degree Programs

English

​​​MA
Fields:
American Literature
Aspects of Theory
Canadian Literature
Creative Writing
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature
World Literatures in English​
PhD​
Fields:
American Literature
Aspects of Theory
Canadian Literature
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature
World Literatures in English

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

  1. Book History and Print Culture
    • English, MA, PhD
  2. Diaspora and Transnational Studies
    • English, MA, PhD
  3. Editing Medieval Texts
    • English, PhD
  4. ​​Jewish Studies
    • English, MA, PhD
  5. Sexual Diversity Studies
    • English, MA, PhD
  6. South Asian Studies
    • English, MA, PhD
  7. Women and Gender Studies
    • English, MA, PhD
  8. Women's Health
    • English, MA, PhD​

Overview

One of the strongest and most diverse graduate English programs in North America, the University of Toronto's graduate program in the Department of English presents a wide array of approaches to the study of literature that includes both rigorous historical scholarship and the innovations of new theoretical, cultural, and interdisciplinary methods. This rich variety is exemplified in the more than 40 graduate seminars offered every year and in the interdisciplinary conjunctions with other departments and collaborative specializations.

Contact and Address

Web: www.english.utoronto.ca
Email: deptofenglish.graduate@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-2526
Fax: (416) 978-2836

Department of English
University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Building
6th Floor, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8
Canada

English: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Ackerman, Alan - BA, MA, PhD
Akbari, Suzanne - BA, MA, MPH, PhD
Bewell, Alan - BA, MA, PhD
Bolus-Reichert, Christine - BPhil, AM, PhD
Boyagoda, Randy - PhD
Clarke, George Elliott - BA, MA, PhD
Cobb, Michael - BA, MA, AM, PhD
Cruz, Denise - BA, MA, PhD
Dickie, Simon - BA, MA, PhD
Dolan, Neal - BA, PhD
Downes, Paul - BA, PhD
Dubois, Andrew - BA, PhD
Esch, Deborah - PhD
Esonwanne, Uzoma - BA, MA, PhD
Esterhammer, Angela - BA, PhD
Galbraith, David - MA, PhD
Gillespie, Alexandra - BA, BSc, PhD
Goldman, Marlene Beth - BFA, MA, PhD
Greene, Richard - PhD
Harvey, Elizabeth - PhD
Henderson, Greig - BA, MA, PhD
Hill, Colin - BA, MA, PhD
Jaffe, Audrey - BA, PhD
Kamboureli, Smaro - BA, MA, PhD
Keymer, Thomas - BA, MA, PhD
Kortenaar, Neil ten - BA, MA, PhD
Lamb, Susan - BA, AM, DA
Larson, Katherine - BMus, AB, MPH, PhD
Leonard, Garry - BA, MA, PhD
Li, Hao - BA, PhD
Li, Victor - BA, MA, PhD
Lopez, Jeremy - BA, MA, DPhil
Lynch, Deidre - BA, PhD
Magnusson, Lynne - BA, MA, PhD
Matus, Jill - BA, MA, PhD
Maurice, Alice - BA, DPhil
McGill, Robert - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Morgenstern, Naomi - BA, MA, PhD
Most, Andrea - BA, MA, PhD
Mount, Nick - AM, PhD
Murray, Heather - BA, MA, PhD
Nyquist, Mary - BA, MA, PhD
Patrick, Julian - BA, MA, PhD
Percy, Carol - BA, MA, DPhil
Quayson, Ato - BA, PhD
Radovic, Stanka - PhD
Reibetanz, John - BA, MA, PhD
Robins, William - BA, MPH, PhD
Rubright, Marjorie - AB, MA, DLitt
Ruti, Marjut - BA, MA, PhD
Salih, Sara - BA, DPhil
Schmitt, Emmett - BA, MA, PhD (Acting Director of Graduate Studies)
Seitler, Dana - BA, MA, PhD
Stern, Simon - BA, PhD, JD
Stevens, Paul - BA, MA, PhD (Chair and Graduate Chair)
Suzack, Cheryl - BA, BE, MA, PhD
Syme, Holger Schott - BA, AM, PhD
Townsend, David Robert - BA, MA, PhD
Vernon, Karina Joan - BA, MA, PhD
Warley, Christopher - BA, MA, DPhil
Weisman, Karen - BA, PhD
White, Daniel - BA, AM, DPhil
Wilson, Sarah - BA, MA, PhD
Woodland, Malcolm - BA, MA, PhD
Xie, Ming - BA, PhD

Members Emeriti

Adamowski, Thomas - PhD
Allen, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Asals, Frederick - AB, MA, PhD
Astington, John - BA, MA, PhD
Auster, Henry - BA, MA, PhD
Bentley (Jr), Gerald - BA, BLitt, DPhil
Bruckmann, Patricia - PhD
Cameron, Elspeth - BA, MA, PhD
Chamberlin, J Edward - BA, PhD
Chambers, Douglas - PhD
Cook, Eleanor - PhD
Corman, Brian - AB, AM, PhD
Cuddy-Keane, Melba - BA, MA, PhD
de Groot, Hans - MA, PhD
Domville, Eric William - BA, PhD
Duffy, Dennis - AB, MA, PhD
Dutka, JoAnna - BA, MA, PhD, ARCT
Fenwick, Gillian - PhD
Halewood, William - AB, MA, PhD
Harvey, Elisabeth Ruth - BA, MPH, PhD
Hayne, Barrie - BA, AM, PhD
Healey, Antonette - BA, MA, PhD
Hutcheon, Linda - BA, MA, PhD
Jackson, Heather - BA, MA, PhD
Johnston, Alexandra - PhD
Justice, Daniel - BA, MA, PhD
Kirkham, Michael - BA, MPH
Klausner, David - AB, PhD
Lancashire, Anne - BA, AM, PhD
Lancashire, Ian - BA, MA, PhD
Leggatt, Alexander - BA, MA, PhD
Levene, Mark - BA, MA, PhD
Levenson, Jill - PhD
Marker, Frederick - AB, DFA
McLeod, Randall - AB, MA, PhD
Millgate, Jane - PhD
Millgate, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Parker, Brian - PhD
Rigg, Arthur George - BA, MA, DPhil
Saddlemyer, Ann - PhD, DLitt
Sidnell, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Solecki, Samuel - BA, MA, PhD
Thomson, H. Leslie - BA, MA, PhD
Vicari, E Patricia - BA, MA, PhD
Visser, Colin - BA, BLitt, PhD
Warkentin, Germaine - PhD

Associate Members

Baker, Deirdre - BA, MA, PhD
Blake, Elizabeth Adams - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Blayney, Peter - BA, PhD
Charise, Andrea - BSc, MA, PhD
Dancer, Thomas - MA, PhD
Dooley, Ann - BA, MA, PhD
Gang, Joshua - AB, MA, PhD
Gaston, Kara Susan - BA, MPH, PhD
Gniadek, Melissa - AB, MA, MA, PhD
Hernandez, Alex - AB, AM, MA, PhD
Knight, Mark - BA, PhD
Robinson, Terry - BA, MA, PhD
Tysdal, Daniel - BA, MA
Walton, Audrey - PhD
Wright, Daniel - BA, MA, PhD

English: English MA

Master of Arts​

Program Description

The Master of Arts program offers broad coverage in British, Canadian, Aboriginal, American, and postcolonial literatures, a sophisticated command of current theoretical approaches, and exceptional support for significant research projects.

The MA in English degree is offered in 10 fields: 9 fields have the same requirements, while the field of Creative Writing has different requirements.

The MA program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis except in the Creative Writing field which is taken on a full-time basis only. Requirements for the Creative Writing field are described in a separate section below.

 

Fields:
American Literature
Aspects of Theory
Canadian Literature
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature
​World Literatures in English 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • B+ average or better and evidence of first-class work in English. The department favours a broad training in the major genres and all periods of English literary history.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A writing sample consisting of 12 to 15 pages. The writing sample should be an accomplished piece of the applicant's own academic writing, such as an advanced undergraduate seminar paper. Details appear on the department's website.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • ​​​600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ENG 6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English (1.0 FCE)

    • 3.0 approved graduate FCEs in English. 

  • Students must attain a B standing in each graduate course.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Creative Writing

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • B+ average or better and evidence of first-class work in English. The department favours a broad training in the major genres and all periods of English literary history.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A writing sample consisting of 12 to 15 pages. The writing sample should be an accomplished piece of the applicant's own academic writing, such as an advanced undergraduate seminar paper. Details appear on the department's website.

  • A portfolio consisting of 20 to 25 pages of prose (drama, fiction, or creative non-fiction), and/or poetry. Details about the format of creative writing portfolio submissions appear on the department's website.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 3.0 full course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ENG 6950Y Workshop in Creative Writing (1.0 FCE). All students must complete the Workshop in Creative Writing in Year 1 of their program.

    • 2.0 approved FCEs in English.

  • Students must attain a B standing in each graduate course.

  • Supervised Writing Project (the equivalent of a thesis). Upon completion of coursework, students undertake a book-length Writing Project in a genre of their choice: poetry, drama, fiction, or creative non-fiction. Each student is assigned a faculty member or adjunct faculty member with whom to consult on a regular basis about the project. All advisors are published writers.

  • The MA Creative Writing program cannot be taken on a part-time basis.

Program Length

5 sessions full-time  (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

English: English PhD

​​Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy program offers broad coverage in British, Canadian, Aboriginal, American, and postcolonial literatures, a sophisticated command of current theoretical approaches, and exceptional support for significant research projects.

Applicants are admitted through one of two routes: 1) a master’s degree in English, 2) in exceptional cases, an appropriate bachelor’s degree (direct entry).

 

Fields:
American Literature
Aspects of Theory
Canadian Literature
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature
World Literatures in English 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Normally, applicants have a master's degree in English from a recognized university, with an average grade equivalent to at least a University of Toronto A- in the applicant's overall program.

  • Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in English at an advanced level.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A writing sample of not more than 5,000 words (approximately 15 to 20 pages).

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • ​​​600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admission to the PhD is based on the applicant's undergraduate and graduate records and upon the evidence of the references and statement.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Students pursue a program of study and research approved by the department.
Courses
  • The minimum course requirements for the degree are as follows.

    • ENG 8000H Texts, Theories, and Archives (0.5 FCE) unless this or an equivalent course has already been taken

    • ENG 9500H Professional Development (0.5 FCE)

    • ENG 9900H Professing Literature (0.5 FCE)

    • 3.0 additional FCEs in English, as approved by the department.

  • Every student must select at least 2.0 FCEs outside the chosen field of study in the course of their graduate training. The student is encouraged to combine these courses into a minor field. Graduate courses taken as part of the master's program and in fulfillment of the English language requirement may be counted in this connection, but not ENG 6954H Studies in Bibliography if taken before Fall 2011, nor ENG 6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English, nor courses in the 9000 series.

  • Course selection must meet the approval of the department.

English-Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and development of the English language, especially of its early period.

  • Any student who has not completed ENG 240Y or an equivalent full-year undergraduate course in Old English with at least a B standing, is required to take one of the following courses in the English language:

    • ENG 1001H Old English I

    • ENG 6361H History and Structure of the English Language I

    • ENG 6362H History and Structure of the English Language: Post-1500

    • ENG 6365H Diasporic Englishes.

  • Alternatively, the requirement can be satisfied by taking a special examination in Old English.
Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated reading knowledge of French by May 31 of Year 3 of registration.

  • With the permission of the department, another language (other than English) may be substituted for French provided that this other language is required by the student's research area.

  • The supervisory committee may require the student to qualify in other program-related languages as well.

General and Special Field Examinations
  • Students are required to pass two separate examinations: the general examination and the special field examination.

    • The general examination is designed to give students a broad knowledge of historical periods, works of literature, and critical concepts. It consists of two three-hour written papers covering the whole range of English literature, divided at 1700. A reading list is provided for this examination on the department website, and sample examinations are available in the department. Students entering the PhD program with a master's degree take both parts of the general examination in the early fall of Year 2. A January sitting of the examination is designed to accommodate students with special circumstances. Under normal circumstances, students are given two chances to pass the general examination before termination from the program is recommended. Under certain circumstances, subject to the determination of a particular student's academic standing and progress, the department may allow a third attempt.

    • The special field examination has three components: a written examination, based on a reading list related to the student's thesis research and drawn up in consultation with the supervisory committee; a short position paper, in which the student articulates the argument and stakes of the proposed thesis in light of the preparation for this written examination; and an oral examination that engages in part with the written examination and in part with the position paper. Students entering the PhD program with a master's degree generally take the special field examination no later than the end of the first session of Year 3. A second attempt of the special field examination is allowed on the recommendation of the student's committee.

  • The student must have completed all requirements for the degree, exclusive of thesis research, by the end of Year 3 in order to remain in good standing in the program.

Thesis
  • A candidate is required to submit a thesis on an approved subject embodying the results of original investigation which constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field, and to pass an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The normal length of a PhD thesis is approximately 75,000 words. The maximum length accepted by the department is 100,000 words.

  • No later than November 1 of Year 2 of registration, the student must submit to the Associate Director, PhD, a preliminary thesis proposal, approved by the prospective supervisor. The proposals are circulated to all graduate faculty in the department for information and comment. The Associate Director, PhD, appoints a supervisory committee that includes a supervisor and two other faculty members with expertise in the proposed research area. The student is required to meet with the supervisory committee within three months of submitting the preliminary proposal. An approved thesis proposal signed by all members of the supervisory committee and by the Associate Director, PhD, must be submitted by February 15 of Year 2 of registration.

  • The student and the supervisor should meet regularly. The student is also required to meet at least once a year with the supervisory committee. The supervisory committee should normally approve the completed thesis before it is submitted for examination.

  • The Doctoral Final Oral Examination is arranged by the department in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies. The candidate should allow at least 10 weeks from submission of the thesis for the department to complete the arrangements for the oral examination.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • In exceptional cases, applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university that includes at least 8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in English, with an average grade equivalent to at least a University of Toronto A- in the applicant's overall program may be considered for admission (direct entry).

  • Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in English at an advanced level.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A writing sample of not more than 5,000 words (approximately 15 to 20 pages).

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  •  Admission to the PhD is based on the applicant's undergraduate records and upon the evidence of the references and statement.

  •  Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Students pursue a program of study and research approved by the department.
Courses
  • The minimum course requirements for the degree are as follows. Students admitted directly from a bachelor's degree must take a total of 7.5 FCEs as follows:

    • ENG 6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English (1.0 FCE)

    • ENG 8000H Texts, Theories, and Archives (0.5 FCE)

    • ENG 9500H Professional Development (0.5 FCE)

    • ENG 9900H Professing Literature (0.5 FCE)

    • 5.0 additional FCEs in English, as approved by the department. The student must complete ENG 6999Y plus 2.0 FCEs in Year 1 of the program, with an average grade of at least an A-. Students must complete all remaining courses, except for ENG 9500H Professional Development, by the end of Year 3 of the program, with an average of at least an A- in order to maintain good academic standing and to continue in the PhD program. In order to maintain good academic standing, and to continue in the PhD program, the student must complete each course with a grade of at least B.

    • select at least 2.0 FCEs outside the chosen field of study. The student is encouraged to combine these courses in a minor field. 

  • Course selection must meet the approval of the department.

English-Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and development of the English language, especially of its early period.

  • Any student who has not completed ENG 240Y or an equivalent full-year undergraduate course in Old English with at least a B standing, is required to take one of the following courses in the English language:

    • ENG 1001H Old English I

    • ENG 6361H History and Structure of the English Language I

    • ENG 6362H History and Structure of the English Language: Post-1500

    • ENG 6365H Diasporic Englishes.

  • Alternatively, the requirement can be satisfied by taking a special examination in Old English.

Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated reading knowledge of French by May 31 of Year 4 of registration.

  • With the permission of the department, another language (other than English) may be substituted for French provided that this other language is required by the student's research area.

  • The supervisory committee may require the student to qualify in other program-related languages as well.

General and Special Field Examinations
  • Students are required to pass two separate examinations: the general examination and the special field examination.

    • The general examination is designed to give students a broad knowledge of historical periods, works of literature, and critical concepts. It consists of two three-hour written papers covering the whole range of English literature, divided at 1700. A reading list is provided for this examination on the department website, and sample examinations are available in the department. Direct-entry students take the examination in the early fall of Year 3. A January sitting of the examination is designed to accommodate students with special circumstances. Under normal circumstances, students are given two chances to pass the general examination before termination from the program is recommended. Under certain circumstances, subject to the determination of a particular student's academic standing and progress, the department may allow a third attempt.

    • The special field examination has three components: a written examination, based on a reading list related to the student's thesis research and drawn up in consultation with the supervisory committee; a short position paper, in which the student articulates the argument and stakes of the proposed thesis in light of the preparation for this written examination; and an oral examination that engages in part with the written examination and in part with the position paper. Direct-entry students generally take the examination no later than the end of the first session of Year 4. A second attempt of the special field examination is allowed on the recommendation of the student's committee.

  • The student must have completed all requirements for the degree, exclusive of thesis research, by the end of Year 4 in order to remain in good standing in the program.

Thesis
  • A candidate is required to submit a thesis on an approved subject embodying the results of original investigation which constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field, and to pass an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The normal length of a PhD thesis is approximately 75,000 words. The maximum length accepted by the department is 100,000 words.

  • No later than November 1 of Year 3 of registration, the student must submit to the Associate Director, PhD, a preliminary thesis proposal, approved by the prospective supervisor. The proposals are circulated to all graduate faculty in the department for information and comment. The Associate Director, PhD, appoints a supervisory committee that includes a supervisor and two other faculty members with expertise in the proposed research area. The student is required to meet with the supervisory committee within three months of submitting the preliminary proposal. An approved thesis proposal signed by all members of the supervisory committee and by the Associate Director, PhD, must be submitted by February 15 of Year 3 of registration.

  • The student and the supervisor should meet regularly. The student is also required to meet at least once a year with the supervisory committee. The supervisory committee should normally approve the completed thesis before it is submitted for examination.

  • The Doctoral Final Oral Examination is arranged by the department in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies. The candidate should allow at least 10 weeks from submission of the thesis for the department to complete the arrangements for the oral examination.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

English: English MA, PhD Courses

The following list of courses is subject to revision; further information, including course descriptions, may be obtained from the department before enrolment. Courses offered by the department vary considerably from year to year. Students in English are eligible to take courses in other graduate units (e.g., Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, Drama, Information, South Asian Studies, Women's Studies). From time to time, the department also offers programs of directed reading in special fields. These reading courses are normally available only to students in the PhD program. With the special approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, PhD students may substitute one such course for one (and not more than one) of the required courses.

​ENG 1001H
​O​ld English I
​ENG 1002H
​Old English II
​ENG 1008H
​Medieval Entertainers
​ENG 1009H
​Writing the Nation: Pre-modern Historiographies
​ENG 1011H
​Economies of Medieval Drama: East Anglia, Kent, Sussex
​ENG 1013H​
Women in Medieval Literature: Image and Author​
ENG 1025H Globalization and the Religious Other in Medieval Literature
​ENG 1081H
​The Anglo-Saxon Riddle Tradition
​ENG 1093H
​Medieval Vernacular Book
​ENG 1094H
​Discourses of Vernacular Spirituality
​ENG 1324H
​The Figure of the Saint
ENG 1333H Reception of the Classics in Middle English Literature
​ENG 1551H
The Canterbury Tales​
​ENG 1552H
​Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Other Works
​ENG 1730H
​Medieval Drama: The Biblical Cycles and Fragments
​ENG 2001H
​Animal/Human Interfaces in Early Modern Culture
​ENG 2002H
​Early Modern Ecologies
​​​ENG 2007H
​Gender and Song in the Early Modern Context
​ENG 2008H
​The Early Modern in the History of Science and Literature
​ENG 2019H
​Early Modern Psyches: Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis
​JEH 2020H
Early Modern Diaspora: A Cross-disciplinary Seminar on the Literature and History of Exile​
​ENG 2021H
​The Global Renaissance
​ENG 2054H
​John Donne: Theory and Context
ENG 2222H​
​The Renaissance of Art
​ENG 2225H
Renaissance Lyric, in Theory​
​​ENG 2280H
​Mimesis and Representation: Studies in Renaissance Texts
​ENG 2288H
​Renaissance Keywords
​ENG 2423H
​Spenser: The Faerie Queene
​ENG 2429H
​Gender, Courtesy, and Civility in Early Modern England
​ENG 2467H
​Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England
​ENG 2470H
​Milton, Globalism, and the Post-national
​ENG 2485H
​London Drama 1190–1590
​ENG 2510H
​Shakespeare and the Renaissance Schoolroom
​ENG 2533H
​Shakespeare's Language
​ENG 2535H
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries​
​ENG 2537H
​Unfamiliar Letters: Language and Culture of Early Modern Correspondence
​ENG 2586H
​Popular Drama in Early Modern England
​ENG 2583H
​Popular Legend in the Plays of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
​ENG 2610H
​Disguise on the Early Modern Stage
​ENG 2653H
​Renaissance Tragedy
​ENG 2699H
​Shakespeare's Sonnets
​ENG 2794H
​Staging and the Meaning of Early Modern Drama
​ENG 2960H
​What's Metaphysical About Metaphysical Poetry?
​ENG 3043H
​Drama 1660–1710
​ENG 3044H
​English Comedy, 1660–1737
ENG 3073H Richardson's Clarissa: Fiction, Contexts, and Criticism
ENG 3251H Varieties of (18th-Century) Religious Experience
​ENG 3254H
​Fielding and Hogarth
ENG 3255H​
​Fielding's Tom Jones
​ENG 3301​H
​The Social Life of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Literature
​ENG 3303H
​Henry Fielding
​ENG 3332​H
​Eighteenth-Century Tragedy and its Discontents
​ENG 3403H
​Literature of the Seven Years War
​ENG 3702H
​A History of Violence: Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Politics of Pain
​ENG 3707H
​Literature and Censorship, 1660–1830
​ENG 3900H
​The Circum-Atlantic Novel: Utopia to Mansfield Park
​​ENG 4170H
​Extravagant Styles: Romanticism, Orientalism, and the Gothic
​ENG 4199H
​Vulgar Tongues: Antiquarianism, Slang, and Slumming in the Romantic Era
​ENG 4212H
​Romanticism and Catastrophe
​ENG 4216H
​Romanticism and the Literature of Mobility
​ENG 4222H
​Romanticism and Mobility​
​ENG 4262H
​Realism and the Sociological Impulse
​ENG 4266H
​Redemptive Realism: The Victorian Novel
​ENG 4503H
​Darwin and Darwinism
​ENG 4504H
​Darwin and Literature
ENG 4622H Brontë and Dickens
​ENG 4664H
​Romantic Pastoral Revisited
​ENG 4665H
​Romantic Cities
​ENG 4670H
​Romanticism: Local and Global
​ENG 4672H
The Literary Scene of the 1820s​
​ENG 4770H
​Aesthetics and Ethics: the Late Victorians
​ENG 4741H
​Victorian Lyric
ENG 4756H Class and the Victorian Novel
​ENG 4765H
​Emotions, Affect Theory, and the Novel
​ENG 4801H
​Aging and ​Older Age in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
​ENG 4808H
​Public Health Stories: Writing Illness in 19th-Century Britain
​ENG 4856H
​Character in 19th-Century Fiction
​ENG 4875H
​George Eliot
​ENG 4879H
​Christianity in Victorian Literature
​ENG 4881H
​Victorian Realism and the Victorian Realist Novel: Studies in Narrative
​ENG 4883H
​Rereading Victorian Realism
​ENG 4884H
​Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Discovery of Everyday Life
​ENG 4885H
Sociality and its Discontents: the Social and Anti-social in the Victorian Novel​
​ENG 4906H
Novel, Reconstruction, and the Civil War Amendments​
​ENG 4924H
​The Victorian Novel in Transition
​ENG 4947H
​Studies in Victorian Poetry (Ballads and Romances)
​​​ENG 4987H
​Visions and Revisions: The Sublime in Contemporary American Poetry
ENG 5005H Modern Poetry and Philosophy
ENG 5020H #BlackLivesMatter: Contemporary Black Canadian Literature
​ENG 5024H
Anglo-Jewish Fiction and Poetry of the Twentieth Century​
ENG 5030H The Child at the Social Limit in Contemporary US Fiction
​ENG 5040H
​Pathological Forgetting in Canadian Literature
ENG 5046H Settler Colonialism and US Literary Studies
​ENG 5047H
​Class and American Literature
ENG 5049H Liberalism, Community, and American Literature
​ENG 5050H
​Literature, Law, and Liberal Culture in the United States 1776–1865
​ENG 5051H
Energy and Economy in the American ​Renaissance
​ENG 5058H
​Magical Realism(s): Postcolonialism and Postmodernism
​ENG 5066H
​Realism in the Time of the Anthropocene
​ENG 5076H
​Theorizing the Caribbean Diaspora
​ENG 5150H
​British Modernism, 2004–Present
​ENG 5200H
​Woolf/Beckett/Coetzee
​ENG 5206H
​Sir Beelzebub's Syllabub: The Poetry of Edith Sitwell
ENG 5253H Simply Divine! The Novels of Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene
​ENG 5275H
​Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore Studies in Poetics
​ENG 5276H
​The Vietnam War Era and Canadian Literature
​ENG 5279H
Class and Community in Postwar American Literature
​ENG 5280H
​American Realism and Reform
​ENG 5282H
​American Modernity
​ENG 5288H
​American Literature: Temporality Studies
ENG 5300H
​Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Politics in Contemporary Poetry
ENG 5313H Poets and Playwrights: Eliot, Stein, Auden
ENG 5317H Amorous Americans: Sexuality and the United States Novel
​ENG 5318H
​Catastrophe, Community, Commodity, and Control in the 1930s: Studies in Historical Analysis
​ENG 55​19H
​Narrative, Narratology, and Modernist Fiction: Studies in Narrative
​ENG 5524H
​Modernism, Modernity and the Crisis in Temporality
​ENG 5526H
​Monuments of Modernism
​ENG 5540H
​Modernism and its Media: Fiction and Theatre in an Age of Film and Radio
​​ENG 5542H
​Modernist Creation
​ENG 5572H
​The City as Archive: Social Memory, Missing Histories, Writing
​ENG 5580H
​American Pastoral: Agriculture and Environment in Literary Imagination
​ENG 5581H
​The Idea of the Modern
​ENG 5586H
​Privacy in American Literature
​ENG 5588H
​Free Love?: Conjugal Politics and American Literature
​ENG 5608H
​Modernist Narrative, and Embodied Cognition
​ENG 5610H
​Space and the Education of Desire: Postcolonialism and Diaspora
​ENG 5615H
​Ashbery, Bishop, O'Hara
​ENG 5618H
​Fiction and Virtue in the Late Nineteenth-Century U.S.
​ENG 5643H
​Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, In and Out of Their Times
​ENG 5717H
The CanLit Boom of the 1960s
​ENG 5731H
​Transitional Justice​ and Indigenous Writing in Canada
​ENG 5744H
​1967: A Year in Letters
​ENG 5746H
​Urban Canadian Literature and Aesthetics of Spatial Justice
​ENG 5751H
​Novelists and Terrorists
ENG 5784H​
​Modernizing Poetry​
​ENG 5787H
​The Poetics of Haunting in Canadian Fiction
​ENG 5795H
​Canadian Literature at the Border
​ENG 5800H
Rooted Cosmopolitanism: the Postcolonial Present
​ENG 5801H
​Kinship in Indigenous Asian Canadian Literatures
​ENG 5808H
Zones of Contact and South Asian Writing in English
​ENG 5810H
​Rethinking Literary History: South Asian Writing in English
​​ENG 5851H
Faulkner and the American South​
​ENG 5854H
​The Global South
​ENG 5905H
​Introduction to African-Canadian Literature​
​ENG 5963H
​James Joyce: Modernism, Modernity, Mythology
​ENG 5966H
​English Literature of the Second World War
​ENG 5968H
​Actuality, Documentary, Reality
​ENG 5977H
​Wallace Stevens in Context
​ENG 5991H
​Postcolonial Tragedies: Theory, Literature, Criticism
ENG 6010H
​Bad Feelings: Between Affect Theory and Psychoanalysis
​ENG 6006H
​The ​Age of Anxiety: Theory, Affect, Politics
​ENG 6028H
​Religion, Secularism, and the Novel
​ENG 6029H
​Faithful Reading: Interpretation, Christianity, and Poetry
​ENG 6032H
​The Victorian Novel, Literally
ENG 6034H Old and New Materialisms
​ENG 6043H
​Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
​ENG 6044H
​The Literature of Protection
​ENG 6054H
​Construals of the Self: Autobiography in Africa and the Diaspora
​ENG 6056H
​Ideologies
​ENG 6060H
​The Giants of Contemporary Theory: Reading the Later Works
​ENG 6062H
​The Human Condition: Arendt, Adorno, Derrida, Kristeva
​ENG 6065H
​Repetition in Modern Thought and Culture
​ENG 6066H
​Style: Authorial Signature in the Age of Cyber Technology
ENG 6068H
Embodiment in a Virtual Age
​ENG 6070H
​Making Faces: Identity, Performance, and the Face on Film
​ENG 6100H
​Reading Walter Benjamin
​ENG ​​6152H​
Drama After Performance​
​ENG 6154H
​Race and Cinema
​ENG 6160H
​The Politics of Poetic Form: Studies in Poetics
​ENG 6161H
The Poetics of Resistance​
​ENG 6163H
​The Fate of Culture in an Age of Globalization
​ENG 6192H
​Literature as History/History as Literature
​ENG 6193H
​Communities of Readers
​ENG 6199H
​Collectivity
​ENG 6200H
​The World is Too Much With Us: Witnessing and Creativity in Contemporary Long-Form Reporting
​ENG 6223H
​The Text of Donne: The Variorum Donne
​ENG 6271H
​Comedies of Capitalism
​ENG 6362H
​History and Structure of the English Language: Post-1500
​ENG 6365H
​Diasporic Englishes
​ENG 6368H
​Inventing Homes and Spaces in Diasporic South Asian Writing
ENG 6490H The Postcritical Turn
​ENG 6494H
​Psychogeography and the Mapping of Literary Space
​ENG 6496H
​​Spatializing Marxism: the Postmodern Spatial Turn​
​​ENG 6499H
​Space in Postcolonial Literature
​ENG 6501H
​Life, Death, and American Fiction
​ENG 6522H
​Transnational Masculinity in Literature and Culture
​ENG 6525H
​Environmental Criticism and Postcolonial Discourse
​​ENG 6529H
​Critical Animal Studies
ENG 6530H Death in Theory
​ENG 6540H
The Victorian Novel, Literally​
​ENG 6546H
​Literature and the Resistance to Being
​ENG 6551H
​Asian North American Literature: National and Transnational Feminisms
​ENG 6552H
​Law and Literature
ENG 6553H Law as Literature: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument
​ENG 6554H
​Race and Gender in Indigenous Law and Literature
​​ENG 6825H
​Fair Use, Fair Dealing, and Critical Reading Across Medi​a
​ENG 6842H
​The Culture and Politics of Emotion Theory
​ENG 6843H
​Between Marxism and Psychoanalysis: Trauma, Ethics, Politics
​ENG 6846H
​Writing the Foreign: Empathy and Complicity in Canadian Literature
​ENG 6847H
​From CanLit to Canlits: The Re-formation of a Discipline
​ENG 6850H
​Palestine/Israel; Israel/Palestine
​ENG 6860H
​Authoring
​ENG 6890H
​Reading Auerbach's Mimesis
​ENG 6950Y
​Workshop in Creative Writing
​​​ENG 6954H
​Studies in Bibliography
​ENG ​6999Y
​Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English
​ENG 8000H
​Texts, Theories, and Archives
​ENG 9500H
​Professional Development
​ENG 9900H
​​​Professing Literature
​JLE 5116H
Naming the World: Realism Travels the Globe​