Curious about what kinds of things we do in English? Our course spotlight features some of the concepts, texts, and approaches explored in various corners of the UTSC English programs. Read below for a sampling, and feel free to contact any of the professors if you have questions about their courses.
Offered Winter 2021. Experience the very special inauguration of Prof. Vernon's course on Black Canadian Lit!
Offered Winter 2021. You think you know about The Novel? HAH. This course will challenge everything you know about genre, sex, autobiography, romance, and reading itself. Pre-1900 course.
Offered Winter 2021. This semester Prof. SJ Sindu asks us to think about queerness and transness from both a critical and creative perspective.
Offered Winter 2021. Join Prof. Milne to continue the critical inquiry started by Edward Said, and trace European constructions of "the Orient" through 18th century tellings and retellings. Pre-1900 course.
Offered Winter 2021. Prof. Dubois will walk with you through the work of Elizabeth Bishop -- you may find yourself enthralled, enamored, enriched, perhaps maybe even chastened -- and certainly ever bettered.
Offered Fall 2020. Shakespeare's context is more familiar to us that you might imagine: love, war, madness, globalization, social unrest, and theatre in the time of plague! Pre-1900 course.
Offered Fall 2020. You'll never have more fun at the end of the world -- and exploring what comes after -- than in Prof. Bolus-Reichert's class on apocalyptic fiction!
Offered Fall 2020. Are you ready for a semester of monsters and metaphor? Interested in where the nuclear meets the novel? This is the course for you!
Offered Fall 2020. Explore truth and transformation with Andrew Westoll, as he guides you through this complex and controversial genre.
Offered Fall 2020. How can Canadian literature help us understand the transformations our world is going through? Prof. Goldman has some ideas she'd like to share with you.
Offered Fall 2020. How can literature help us understand -- and engage with -- environmental justice and place-making? Prof. Milne's class will ground you in one of the most important conversations we can have.
Offered Fall 2020. Explore your voice and expand your writing skills with award-winning author Alyx Dellamonica.
Offered Fall 2020. Looking for perspective on today's struggles for justice and equality in America? Join Prof. Maurice's class to learn what literature of the past can teach us about representation. Pre-1900 course.
Offered 2020-21. Prof. Assif's year-long service learning course will give you the opportunity to prepare for a future in teaching!
Offered Fall 2020. Go on a thousand-year quest to find the meaning in King Arthur, covering a treacherous landscape of history, romance, and politics! Pre-1900 course.
Offered Fall 2020. Confront the complex questions of "social robots" and creation myths in Prof. Goldman's new seminar.
Offered Fall 2020. Build worlds while you explore the fate of our own with Prof. Bolus-Reichert's seminar on how literature intersects with climate crisis.
Offered 2020-21. In this yearlong course you will develop and present your own independent research project, and prepare for possible graduate studies in English.
Offered Winter 2020. Explore conflicting conceptions of the self with Prof. Neal Dolan!
Offered Winter 2020. Explore a tumultous and war-torn but innovative period in English literature with Prof. Ryzhik!
Offered Winter 2020. Explore early forms of the novel with Dr. Anne Milne!
Offered in Winter 2020. Explore early modern representations of sexualities with Prof. Chakravarty!
Offered Winter 2020. Explore adaptations of Jane Eyre with Dr. Nikk!
Offered Winter 2020. Explore the impact of advanced literacy in American prose with Prof. Neal Dolan!