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13.10 English
13.10.1 Applied and Experiential Courses

2905

Introduction to Creative Writing

will introduce students to three main areas of creative writing: poetry, prose fiction, and creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, journalism). Much of the emphasis will be on writing as a medium of communication. For this reason, some of the instruction will be the workshop system in which students act as each other’s readers and audience.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

3905

Creative Writing

is a workshop course for aspiring writers of poetry and/or fiction. Limited enrolment. Applicants will be required to submit a sampling of their previous and current work.

CR: ENGL 3900, ENGL 3901

PR: permission of the instructor and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

4905

Advanced Creative Writing

is a workshop course for creative writers who have demonstrated considerable talent and skill in poetry and/or prose fiction. Limited enrolment.

PR: permission of the instructor and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
13.10.2 English Core Courses

1000

Critical Reading and Writing in Prose Forms

is an introduction to the essay, short fiction and the novel. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and thinking strategies; composition of essays, including use of quotations and documentation, revision and editing; and literary analysis. All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/CRW.

CR: ENGL 1090, or the former ENGL 1030, 1050, 1080

1001

Critical Reading and Writing in Poetry and Drama

builds upon the essay writing and critical analytical strategies begun in ENGL 1000. Emphasis is placed on developing composition skills in essay writing, conducting research, and examining the genres of poetry and drama. All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/CRW.

CR: ENGL 1191, 1192, 1193, the former ENGL 1051, 1101, 1102, 1103

PR: ENGL 1000, or 1020, or 1090, or the former ENGL 1030, or the former ENGL 1080

1110

Critical Reading and Writing in Rhetoric

is an examination of prose texts such as essays, articles and reviews. Students write for different purposes and audiences. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing: analysing texts, framing and using questions, constructing essays, organizing paragraphs, conducting research, quoting and documenting, revising and editing. All sections of this course follow the CRW guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/CRW. and build on foundational Critical Reading and Writing content delivered in ENGL 1000.

PR: ENGL 1000, or 1020, or 1090, or the former ENGL 1030, or the former ENGL 1080

2005

Literary Survey I (The beginnings to 1700)

introduces students to major writers, movements, and genres by detailed study of selected texts.

CR: ENGL 2000, the former ENGL 2110

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2008

Literary Survey II (1700-1900)

introduces students to major writers, movements, and genres by detailed study of selected texts.

CR: ENGL 2001, the former ENGL 2006, 2007, 2111

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2815

Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

is an introduction to the study of contemporary theory and criticism with an emphasis on its application in the reading of literary texts.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

3105

Critical Approaches and Theory

(same as the former ENGL 4105) is a survey of critical approaches to English Literature, particularly those adopted by twentieth-century readers. The course will give an account of the theories on which these approaches are based and some attention will be paid to the application of different approaches to specific works of literature.

CR: ENGL 4101, the former ENGL 4105

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3205

Shakespeare Survey

is a study of at least eight plays, two from each dramatic mode: comedy, history, tragedy, and romance. This course is also designated as a Pre-1900 Course.

CR: credit may be obtained for only two of ENGL 3200, ENGL 3201, ENGL 3205, ENGL 3206

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3206

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

is a study of the relationship between Shakespeare and his major classical sources, with a particular focus on the use of classical literature in the Renaissance. This course is also designated as a Pre-1900 Course.

CR: credit may be obtained for only two of ENGL 3200, ENGL 3201, ENGL 3205, ENGL 3206

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3395

The Literary Uses of English from the Earliest Times to the Present

is an exploration of the development of the English language, as evidenced by its literary uses. This course is also designated as a Pre-1900 Course.

CR: the former ENGL 2401

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

4950

Individual Project in English

is an individual project of a creative, or a critical, or a research character on a topic which is subject to the approval of the Program Chair. The topic will be prepared under the supervision of a designated faculty member or members.

CR: ENGL 4951, the former ENGL 4990

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4951

Research and Bibliography

will give honours students a grounding in research, bibliography, and the history of print culture in preparation for the honours thesis. Students will carry out research and other preparation appropriate to the scholarly or creative form planned for their honours thesis.

CR: ENGL 4900, the former ENGL 4901, ENGL 4950

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4959

Honours Thesis

is carried out by each student under the supervision of a faculty member assigned by the Program Chair.

CR: ENGL 4999

PR: ENGL 4951

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
13.10.3 Nationally-Identified Literatures

2145

Pride Literature in Canada

considers literature that has been shaped by alternative sexualities, gender identities, and trans experiences (LGBTQI voices).

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2146

Canadian Fiction

explores diverse works of Canadian prose Post-First World War to the present.

CR: ENGL 2150, ENGL 2151, the former ENGL 3146

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2155

Newfoundland Literature

is a study of Newfoundland literature with emphasis on representative writers since 1949.

CR: ENGL 3155

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2156

Canadian Short Stories

is a study of Canadian short stories which aims to give the student a heightened appreciation of individual short stories, short story cycles, and the range of Canadian accomplishment in the genre.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2160

North American Indigenous Literature

will introduce Indigenous literature in a social, political and historical context. Beginning with the oral tradition (songs, narratives, legends, and orations), it will focus on different works by North American Indigenous writers: poetry, drama, short stories and novels.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2705

Modern World Literature in Translation

is a study of modern world literature in English translation, with focus on writers of the twentieth century who have attained international stature.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

3145

Early Canadian Fiction

explores diverse works of Canadian prose fiction from the beginnings through the First World War.

CR: ENGL 3152

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3147

Early Canadian Poetry

explores Canadian poetry from the beginnings through the First World War.

CR: ENGL 3152

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3148

Canadian Poetry

explores Canadian poetry from Post-First World War to the present.

CR: ENGL 3157, ENGL 3158, ENGL 4850

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3149

Canadian Prose

is a study of selected works of Canadian prose, covering both fiction and non-fiction.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3171

Irish Drama

is a study of representative Anglo-Irish drama by such authors as Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Lady Gregory, O'Casey, Behan, Friel and Molloy.

CR: the former ENGL 3170, the former ENGL 3180

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3192

Modern Scottish Literature

focusses on representative Scottish texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries studied within Scotland’s distinctive historical and cultural contexts.

CR: ENGL 3190

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3215

20th Century American Literature

is study of American poetry and fiction from 1900 to 1960.

CR: ENGL 2217, ENGL 2218, the former ENGL 4260, the former ENGL 4261, the former ENGL 4270

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3216

20th Century British and Irish Literature

is a study of British and Anglo-Irish poetry and fiction from 1900 to 1960.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3245

The American Satirical Novel

focuses on novels from the twentieth century to the present which examine from a satirical standpoint the vices, follies and shortcomings of American society, presenting critiques of issues such as race, gender, sexuality, education, employment, politics, religion, warfare, consumerism, technology, media, and celebrity.

CR: ENGL 3001

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level. It is strongly recommended that students take ENGL 2243 prior to taking ENGL 3245

4248

Literary London

explores the marking and shaping of the London landscape and English culture by literary figures and literature. Students will read selected texts from the eighteenth century onwards and study sites through films and virtual visits in order to map locations in and around London from the perspective of the texts and consider the way literary culture in England has evolved.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4302

Contemporary British Drama

is a study of representative dramatic works of contemporary British drama.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4307

Contemporary Canadian Drama

is a study of contemporary drama and performance in Canada, focussing on texts representative of Canada's cultural and regional diversity.

CR: ENGL 3156

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
13.10.4 Post-1900 Courses

2240

Forbidden Books

is a study of texts that have been banned or prohibited for their allegedly offensive or subversive content.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2242

Science Fiction

is a survey of Science Fiction from its earliest days to the present. Subjects that will be considered include the evolution of the genre, the relations among humans, technology and multinational capitalism, and the significance of memory and space.

CR: ENGL 2811

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2243

Introduction to Humour in Literature

begins with a survey of humour theories from antiquity to the present, and proceeds to a study of various forms and strategies of humour through a selection of works in English. Students will study texts exploring the roles that humour plays in relation to topics such as transgression, iconoclasm, class, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, culture, politics and religion.

CR: the former ENGL 2121

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2244

The Graphic Novel - Historical, Cultural and Literary Contexts

(same as Social/Cultural Studies 2244) examines the historical, cultural and literary impact of the Graphic Novel; investigates its continuing development; and introduces students to significant works within the genre.

CR: ENGL 3843, Social/Cultural Studies 2244

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level; one of Folklore 1000, Anthropology 1031, or Sociology 1000

2245

Supernatural Fiction

examines the evolution of the fiction of the supernatural as a distinct literary genre, focusing on writers who made significant contributions to the field.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2351

Introduction to Drama II

is a survey of the major plays in the history of western drama from the 19th Century to the present.

CR: ENGL 2002

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2850

What is Film?

introduces students to the critical analysis of film, focusing on how its elements create style and meaning.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2851

Introduction to Film Form and Film Theory

develops students' visual literacy and introduces film theories focused on, for example, reproduction technologies and cultures of spectatorship.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2870

Children's Literature

is an introduction to literature written for children and young people. Beginning with an examination of the history of children's literature in the British Isles and North America, the course will focus on twentieth century and contemporary works, touching on a broad range of genres, audiences, and reading levels.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

3275

Modern Drama (1830-1930)

is a study of western drama and performance during the period 1830-1930, with a focus on theatrical and dramatic texts and movements, as well as artistic, social, political, technological, and philosophical influences.

CR: the former ENGL 3300, ENGL 4300

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

4245

Contemporary Fiction in English

is an in-depth study of a selection of recent short fiction and novels in English. The focus will be on recent developments in American, British, Irish and Commonwealth fiction (excluding Canadian).

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4246

Contemporary Poetry in English

is an in-depth study of contemporary poetry in English. The focus will be on major poets and developments in the U.S.A., Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) since 1945.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4247

The Art of Revolution: from the Romantics to Punk

examines the relationship between literature and revolutionary moments in social and cultural history from the Romantic period to the present. Covering revolutionary aesthetic movements including Romanticism, Dadaism, Futurism, Modernism, Surrealism, Situationism, and Punk, the course will explore how these movements shaped and were shaped by their social and political contexts.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4305

Contemporary Drama

is a study of modern and post-modern western drama and performance from 1930 to the present, with a focus on theatrical and dramatic texts and movements, as well as artistic, social, political, technological and philosophical influences. Recommended previous course: ENGL 3275.

CR: ENGL 4301, the former ENGL 3301

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4308

20th Century American Drama

is a study of American drama and performance from the turn of the century to the present, focussing on the theatre's historic role in the definition, reinforcement and scrutinizing of American mythology.

CR: ENGL 3260

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
13.10.5 Pre-1900 Courses

2211

The English Novel from 1800-1900

is a survey of representative texts from 1800- 1900.

CR: the former ENGL 2200

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2215

American Literature to 1900

is a study of the historical origins and development of nineteenth century American Literature, concentrating on a selection of works within their political, social and artistic contexts. This course is also designated as a Nationally-Identified Literatures Course.

CR: the former ENGL 2214, 2216

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2350

Introduction to Drama I

is a survey of the major plays in the history of western drama from the Greeks to the end of the eighteenth century.

CR: ENGL 2002

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

3021

English Drama to 1580

is a study of the development of English drama from the Middle Ages to 1580. The course may also consider the popular arts, such as folk plays and mumming.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3130

The English Novel to 1800

is a study of eighteenth-century English novels by such authors as Burney, Defoe, Fielding, Manley, Richardson, Sterne and Smollett.

CR: the former ENGL 2210

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

3181

Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

is a study of major dramatic texts from 1660 to the end of the eighteenth century.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

4317

Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama

is a survey of Shakespeare's dramatic rivals and the Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoires.

CR: ENGL 3022

PR: ENGL 3200 or ENGL 3201 and successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
13.10.6 Special Topics

4700-4730

Special Topics in Literary Studies

is a variety of topics to be offered as resources permit.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4825-4835

Special Topics in Canadian Literature

is a variety of topics to be offered as resources permit.

4836-4845 (Excluding 4843)

Special Topics in Drama

is a variety of topics to be offered as resources permit.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the third-year level

4861-4870

Special Topics in Modern Literature

is a variety of topics to be offered as resources permit.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
13.10.7 Women Writers

2750-2759

Special Topics in Women Writers

will be offered by the English Program as resources permit.

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000 level

2805

Women's Writing to 1900

is a study of writing by women in the British Isles and North America from the Middle Ages to 1900, including such items as letters and journals as well as fiction, poetry, and drama. This course is also designated as a Pre-1900 Course.

CR: ENGL 3830

PR: 6 credit hours in English at the 1000-level

3810

Non-Fiction Writing by Women after 1900

is a study of twentieth- and twenty-first century topical writing by women, including writing about social, political, and artistic, literary questions. This course is also designated as a Post-1900 Course.

CR: ENGL 3830.

PR: successful completion of at least 6 credit hours in English courses at the second-year level

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).