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English Literature, Media, and Writing

Read widely. Think critically. Write creatively.

We provide a unique environment for English studies in Canada.

In 2021-22, the English Department will begin offering a new suite of programs in English Literature, Media, and Writing (ELMW), including a specialization, major, minor, and 3-year concentration. These new programs foreground the integral relationship between compositional and critical-reading practices and will replace the programs in English Literature (ELIT) and English Rhetoric and Media Studies (ERMS). 

Current students may choose to continue in their current ELIT and ERMS programs or they may choose to switch to the new program. The Department of English has created a transition plan to ensure that current ELIT and ERMS students can continue in and graduate from the ELIT and ERMS programs.

For further information, please visit the Department of English page or contact the advisor listed below.

Conseiller aux études

Ernst Gerhardt

Téléphone : 705.675.1151 x 3220

Courriel : egerhardt@laurentian.ca

Bureau : Secretary: Emy-Anne Adam, 705.675.1151 x 4340, eadam@laurentian.ca

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Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Please visit the English Department's webpage for up to date information on events and courses. Our program equips graduates with the kind of skills and practices that employers always need: people who can solve complex problems, communicate clearly with a wide range of people and create stylish texts and films that both inspire and inform. 

 

Relevant graduate study opportunities at Laurentian:

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Programs

Total 120 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

 

Specialization in English Literature, Media, and Writing  

First year:

6 credits from :

     ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

     ENGL 1706E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies I

     ENGL 1707E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies II

     ENGL 1717E     Introduction to Creative Writing

24 credits other courses, including:

     6 elective credits of linguistic awareness
     6 elective credits of scientific literacy
     12 elective credits

 

Second year:

ENGL 2056E     Texts in Historical Context

ENGL 2057E     Critical Reading and Textual Analysis

12 credits ENGL courses (6cr from Case-based courses and 6cr from Practice-based courses)

12 credits other courses, including:

     6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)

     6 elective credits

 

Third year:

ENGL 3056E     Texts in Modern and Contemporary Contexts

ENGL 3057E     Introduction to Critical Theories

12 credits ENGL courses (6cr from Case-based courses and 6cr from Practice-based courses)

12 credits other courses

 

Fourth Year:

9 credits of 4000-level ENGL seminars

9 credits ENGL courses (Case-based courses and/or Practice-based courses)

12 credits other courses

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

 

Major in English Literature, Media, and Writing 

First year:

6 credits from :

     ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

     ENGL 1706E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies I

     ENGL 1707E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies II

     ENGL 1717E     Introduction to Creative Writing

24 credits other courses, including:

     6 elective credits of linguistic awareness
     6 elective credits of scientific literacy
     12 elective credits

 

Second year:

ENGL 2056E     Texts in Historical Context

ENGL 2057E     Critical Reading and Textual Analysis

6 credits ENGL courses (3cr from Case-based courses and 3cr from Practice-based courses)

18 credits other courses, including:

     6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)

     12 elective credits

 

Third year:

ENGL 3056E     Texts in Modern and Contemporary Contexts

ENGL 3057E     Introduction to Critical Theories

6 credits ENGL courses (3cr from Case-based courses and 3cr from Practice-based courses)

18 credits other courses

 

Fourth Year:

6 credits of 4000-level ENGL seminars

6 credits ENGL courses (Case-based courses and/or Practice-based courses)

18 credits other courses

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

 

Bachelor of Arts (General) in English

Total 90 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

 

Concentration in English Literature, Media, and Writing

First year:

6 credits from :

     ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

     ENGL 1706E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies I

     ENGL 1707E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies II

     ENGL 1717E     Introduction to Creative Writing

24 credits other courses, including:

     6 elective credits of linguistic awareness
     6 elective credits of scientific literacy
     12 elective credits

 

Second year:

ENGL 2056E     Texts in Historical Context

ENGL 2057E     Critical Reading and Textual Analysis

9 credits ENGL courses 

15 credits other courses, including:

     6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)

     9 elective credits

 

Third year:

ENGL 3056E     Texts in Modern and Contemporary Contexts

ENGL 3057E     Introduction to Critical Theories

9 credits ENGL courses 

15 credits other courses

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

 

Minor in English Literature, Media, and Writing 

6 credits from :

     ENGL 1705E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies

     ENGL 1706E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies I

     ENGL 1707E     Introduction to Writing and English Studies II

     ENGL 1717E     Introduction to Creative Writing

18 credits ENGL courses (minimum 6 credits at the 3000 level)

 

 

PRACTICE-BASED COURSES

ENGL 2016E     Science Writing in the Public Sphere

ENGL 2546E     Rhetorical Principles

ENGL 2626E     Critical Approaches

ENGL 2827E     Documentary Film Making

ENGL 3126E     Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL 3175E     Medieval & Early Modern Drama

ENGL 3196E     Core Seminar – Group 1

ENGL 3296E     Core Seminar Group 2

ENGL 3396E     Core Seminar Group 3

ENGL 3411E     Canadian Indigenous Poetics

ENGL 3496E     Core Seminar Group 4

ENGL 3516E     Creative Writing

ENGL 3517E     Studies in Creative Writing

ENGL 3536E     Environmental Communication

ENGL 3566E     Indigenous Oral Storytelling

ENGL 3556E     Principles and Practices of Professional Writing

ENGL 3576E     The Craft of Life Writing

ENGL 3577E     The Craft of Writing Poetry

ENGL 3596E     Core Seminar (ERMS - English Rhetoric and Media Studies)

ENGL 3846E     Applied Media Aesthetics

 

CASE-BASED COURSES

ENGL 2626E     Critical Approaches

ENGL 2636E     Detective Fiction

ENGL 2637E     Children' Literature

ENGL 2646E     The Study and Evolution of the English Language

ENGL 2656E     Northern Ontario Literature

ENGL 2666E     Literature and the Environment

ENGL 2676E     Popular Literature & Culture I

ENGL 2677E     Popular Literature & Culture II

ENGL 2815E     World Cinema

ENGL 2826E     Rhetoric of Documentary Films

ENGL 2846E     Rhetoric of Film and Image

ENGL 3106E     Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose

ENGL 3107E     Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose

ENGL 3126E     Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL 3157E     16th & 17th Century Women’s Writing

ENGL 3175E     Medieval & Early Modern Drama

ENGL 3195E     Special Topics in Medieval & Renaissance Literature

ENGL 3196E     Core Seminar – Group 1

ENGL 3206E     The 18th Century English Novel

ENGL 3215E     English Literature of the Romantic Period

ENGL 3235E     Victorian Literature

ENGL 3246E     Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature

ENGL 3247E     Literature of Sensibility and Revolution

ENGL 3256E     Women of Letters of the 18th Century

ENGL 3296E     Core Seminar Group 2

ENGL 3305E     Postcolonial Literary Studies

ENGL 3326E     Modern Novel

ENGL 3327E     Contemporary Novel

ENGL 3346E     Modern Women’s Writing

ENGL 3347E     Contemporary Women’s Writing

ENGL 3396E     Core Seminar Group 3

ENGL 3411E     Canadian Indigenous Poetics

ENGL 3416E     American Thought and Culture

ENGL 3445E     A Survey of Canadian Literature

ENGL 3456E     Indigenous Literatures in Canada I

ENGL 3486E     American Modernism

ENGL 3487E     Contemporary American Literature

ENGL 3496E     Core Seminar Group 4

ENGL 3507E     Writer’s Voice

ENGL 3527E     Rhetorical Criticism

ENGL 3536E     Environmental Communication

ENGL 3546E     Media Representations of Indigenous Peoples in North America

ENGL 3596E     Core Seminar (ERMS - English Rhetoric and Media Studies)

ENGL 3826E     Indigenous Film in Canada

ENGL 3846E     Applied Media Aesthetics

 

 

Minor in Canadian Studies 

Students must complete 24 credits from at least three subject areas from among the following courses:

ENGL 3405E     Canadian Thought and Culture

ENGL 3445E     A Survey of Canadian Literature

FREN 2717F     Thèmes de la littérature canadienne-française

FREN 2786F     Littérature et culture au Canada français

GEOG 2246E     Political Geography: Canadian Issues

GEOG 2247E     Economic Geography: Canadian Issues

GEOG 3497E     Geography of Northern Canada: Developmental Issues

HIST 1406E     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

HIST 1407E     Canadian History: Post-Confederation

HIST 2136E     History of French Canada

HIST 3066E     Cities in Canada: an Historical Perspective

HIST 3106E     History of the Canadian Family

HIST 3156E     History of Education in Canada

HIST 3166E     History of Women in Canada

HIST 3176E     Canada in World Affairs

HIST 3196E     Canada in the 20th Century: Selected Problems

HIST 3216E     The First Nations in Canada in Historical Perspective

HIST 3286E     Canadian Military History

INDG 2616E     Canadian Indigenous Literature: Exploring Genre

INDG 2617E     Canadian Indigenous Literature: Novels and Plays

INDG 3105E     Canadian Law, Politics and Indigeous People

THEA 3357E     Canadian Theatre

Note:    Students should verify the prerequisites for any of the above courses in planning their course selection

 

 

Minor in Early Modern Studies 

Students must complete 6 credits from each of Groups A (English), B (History), and C (Classics, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy), and an additional 6 credits from the group of their choice.  A minimum of 6 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

 

Group A (English)

ENGL 3105E     16th and 17th Century Poetry and Prose

ENGL 3125E     Shakespeare

ENGL 3145E     Medieval Poetry and Prose

ENGL 3157E     Women’s Writing in the 16th and 17th Century

ENGL 3175E     Medieval and Early Modern Drama

ENGL 3195E     Selected Topics in Medieval and Renaissance literature

ENGL 3196E     Core Seminar Group I

 

Group B (History)

HIST 2406E     Early Modern British History

HIST 2547E     Later Medieval Europe

HIST 3606E     The Reformation and Counter-Reformation

HIST 3616E     History of Women and the Family in the Pre-Industrial Era

HIST 4466E     Tudor Britain

HIST 4467E     Stuart Britain

HIST 4517E     Later Medieval Chronicles

HIST 4526E     The Pre-Industrial Life-Cycle

HIST 4536E     Gender in Early Modern Europe

 

Group C (Classics, Modern languages, Music, Philosophy)

ANCS 2005E     Greek Mythology

ANCS 2016E     Classical Mythology

ANCS 2136E     Greek and Latin Roots of English

ANCS 3226E     Greek and Roman Tragedy

ESPA 4116N     Love and Death in Medieval Spain

ESPA 4156N     Cervantes’ Don Quijote: From the Renaissance to a Modern Vision

GREC 2115E     Introductory Greek

ITAL 4116N     Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Medieval Tradition

ITAL 4216N     Petrarch, Boccaccio and the Invention of Humanism

ITAL 4226N     Italian Literary Culture in the Age of Baroque and of the Enlightenment

ITAL 4247N     The Idea of the Italian Renaissance

LATN 2115E     Introductory Latin

MUSC 2006E     Music of the Baroque Period

MUSC 4016E     Music of the Middle Ages

MUSC 4017E     Music of the Renaissance

PHIL 2326E     The Empiricist, From Locke to Hume

PHIL 2327E     The Rationalists, From Descartes to Leibniz

Note:    Students should verify the prerequisites for any of the above courses in planning their course selection

 

ENGL-1511EL - Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students I ENGL-1512EL - Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students II ENGL-1540EL - Academic Reading and Writing for Native English Speakers ENGL-1550EL - Academic Reading and Writing For Non-Native English Speakers ENGL-1705EL - Introduction to Writing and English Studies ENGL-1706EL - Introduction to Writing and English Studies I ENGL-1707EL - Introduction to Writing and English Stud ENGL-2005EL - Literatures in English ENGL-2016EL - Science Writing in the Public Sphere ENGL-2546EL - Rhetorical Principles ENGL-2626EL - Critical Approaches ENGL-2636EL - Detective Fiction ENGL-2637EL - Children' Literature ENGL-2646EL - The Study and Evolution of the English Language ENGL-2656EL - Northern Ontario Literature ENGL-2666EL - Literature and the Environment ENGL-2676EL - Popular Literature and Culture I ENGL-2677EL - Popular Literature and Culture II ENGL-2815EL - World Cinema ENGL-2826EL - Rhetoric of Documentary Films ENGL-2827EL - Documentary Film Making ENGL-2846EL - Rhetoric of Film and Image FILM-2827EL - Documentary Film Making ENGL-3106EL - Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose ENGL-3107EL - Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose ENGL-3126EL - Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL-3127EL - Shakespeare in Context ENGL-3157EL - Women's Writing in the 16th and 17th Century ENGL-3175EL - Medieval and Early Modern Drama ENGL-3195EL - Selected Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature ENGL-3196EL - Core Seminar Group 1 ENGL-3206EL - The 18th Century English Novel ENGL-3215EL - English Literature of the Romantic Period ENGL-3235EL - Victorian Literature ENGL-3246EL - Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature
ENGL-3247EL - Literature of Sensibility and Revolution ENGL-3256EL - Women of Letters in the 18th Century ENGL-3296EL - Core Seminar Group 2 ENGL-3305EL - Postcolonial Literary Studies ENGL-3326EL - The Modern Novel ENGL-3327EL - The Contemporary Novel ENGL-3346EL - Modern Women's Writing ENGL-3347EL - Contemporary Women's Writing ENGL-3396EL - Core Seminar Group 3 ENGL-3411EL - Canadian Indigenous Poetics ENGL-3445EL - A Survey of Canadian Literature ENGL-3456EL - Indigenous Literatures in Canada I ENGL-3465EL - American Literature to 1865 ENGL-3486EL - American Modernism ENGL-3487EL - Contemporary American Literature ENGL-3496EL - Core Seminar Group 4 ENGL-3507EL - Writer's Voice ENGL-3516EL - Creative Writing ENGL-3517EL - Studies in Creative Writing ENGL-3536EL - Environmental Communication ENGL-3546EL - Media Representations of Indigenous Peoples in North America ENGL-3566EL - Indigenous Oral Storytelling ENGL-3576EL - The Craft of Life Writing ENGL-3577EL - The Craft of Writing Poetry ENGL-3596EL - Core Seminar (ERMS - English Rhetoric and Media Studies) ENGL-3846EL - Applied Media Aesthetics FILM-3846EL - Applied Media Aesthetics ENGL-4105EL - Theory and Criticism ENGL-4656EL - Directed Readings ENGL-4686EL - Honours Seminar I ENGL-4687EL - Honours Seminar II ENGL-4695EL - Honours Thesis ENGL-4786EL - Honours Seminar III ENGL-4787EL - Honours Seminar IV

Liste des membres du corps professoral

Sessional Faculty

Anne Boulton

Leda Culliford

Amanda Darling

Nadine Fladd

Sara Frampton

Mandy Koolen

Lisa LaFramboise

Renee Gauvreau

Matthew Heiti

Elizabeth McDougall

Natalie Morrill

Quinn Powell

Mark Sundaram

 

Patricia Brace

Patricia Brace

Department of English
Hoi Cheu

Hoi Cheu

Department of English
Ernst Gerhardt

Ernst Gerhardt

Department of English
Susan Glover

Susan Glover

Department of English
Mrinalini Greedharry

Mrinalini Greedharry

Department of English
Sylvia Hunt

Sylvia Hunt

Department of English
Philippa Spoel

Philippa Spoel

Department of English