English Courses 2019-2020

For a general description of courses offered in English, see the Academic Calendar .
Please note:  Not all courses are offered every year.

Fall 2019 Term  

1201B-E Introduction to Principles of Literary Analysis, Dr. K. Bamford, Dr. P. Brown, Dr. S. Fanning
1701A Introduction to Drama Studies, J. Scurlock
1801A Introduction to Prose Fiction, Dr. G Miller
1991A Thinking Through the Arts, Dr. J. Rogers
2201A Literary Periods to 1800, Dr. J. Rogers
2211A Introduction to Shakespeare, Dr. K. Bamford
2701A Introduction to American Literature, Dr. P. Brown
2801A Introduction to Canadian Literature, Dr. A. Beverley
3421A Literature in the Age of Enlightenment, Dr. R. Lapp
3481A Early Victorian Literature - Dr. R. Lapp
3651A Literature by Women to the 20th Century, Dr. K. Bamford
3871A Contemporary Literary Theory I, Dr. G. Miller
4701A Los Angeles. What do you think of when you hear those words? Hollywood? Freeways? Urban sprawl? Riots? Disneyland? Beaches? Something else? In this seminar course, we will examine representations of Los Angeles in literary works and other cultural forms, especially film and popular music. We will explore different interpretations of the city, different meanings ascribed to it, but we will also attempt to critique and see through the layers of myth that make it almost unknowable. For more information or permission to register, contact Dr. Peter Brown  pbrown@mta.ca 

Winter 2020 Term  

1111A Literature, the Arts & Humanities, Dr. R. Lapp
1201A Introduction to Principles of Literary Analysis, Dr. S. Fanning
1501A Introduction to Poetry, Dr. G. Miller
1701B Introduction to Drama, Dr. C. Quint
2301A Literary Periods, 1800 - Present - Dr. R. Lapp
2991A The Unreal - Dr. D. Wills
3011A Survey of Medieval Literature. Dr. J. Rogers
3621A Reading Films, Dr. P. Brown
3751A Post-Colonial African Literature, Dr. T. Craig
3831A Aspects of Canadian Literature, Dr. A Beverley
3911A Studies in Literary Genre, Dr. D. Wills
3941A Modernism, Dr. P. Brown 
4231A Ecopoetics is the theory and practice of creating literary art that responds to an endangered environment.  This course briefly examines the roots of ecopoetics in 18 th -c Romanticism and 19 th -c Nature-Writing before focusing on its rapid proliferation in the present moment under the pressure of unfolding ecological disaster.  Selected theoretical perspectives (including Romantic Ecology, Ecofeminism, and Ecological Justice), along with a provisional taxonomy of ecopoetical genres, will help navigate a range of examples, many of which will be selected and introduced by members of the class.  An important aim of the course will be to develop potentially publishable interventions in public discourse---whether as essays or original ecopoetry---in order to directly apply the values of responsible research and informed creativity to the crisis at hand. If you have questions about the course or would like to enroll, contact Dr. Robert Lapp at rlapp@mta.ca.