Courses offered in 2023-24 and 2024-25

Below are lists of courses expected to be offered (subject to revision) in the 2023-24, and 2024-25 academic years, to help you with the planning of your degree. All other courses in the 200, 300, and 400 levels are offered on a rotating basis over a three-year period. The senior seminars are offered on a priority basis to senior Advanced Majors and Honours students. Other students interested in taking a senior seminar should inquire with the departmental chair, Jason Potts (jpotts@stfx.ca) or the administrative assistant (english@stfx.ca) about availability and prerequisites.

Courses designated (P) fulfill the pre-1800 degree requirement, and those designated (PPC) fulfill the Postcolonial/Canadian requirement. Descriptions of each course are available on the English Department website

Notes: ENGL 100 or 111, or equivalent is required for entrance to all other ENGL courses.

Latest revision on May 30, 2022

Courses Expected to be Offered in 2023-2024:

  • ENGL 100 Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing
  • ENGL 100H Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing (Humanities Colloquium)
  • ENGL 111 Literature and Academic Writing I
  • ENGL 2XX Modern Horror (new course)
  • ENGL 2XX Bodies and Words (new course)
  • ENGL 204 Shakespeare on the Page, Stage and Online
  • ENGL 213 Adaptation: Canadian Myths, Film, and Popular Stories
  • ENGL 215 Principles and Practices of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 219 How to Tell a Story
  • ENGL 223 Creative Writing: Nature, Ecology, Climate Change
  • ENGL 227 Writing from "Here": The Literature of Atlantic Canada
  • ENGL 233 Children’s Literature: 1865 to the Present
  • ENGL 240 Literature of the Middle East (PCC)
  • ENGL 248 Climate Fiction and Environmental Literature
  • ENGL 249 Detective Fiction and Film
  • ENGL 253 Coffeehouse Culture of 18th Century England (P)
  • ENGL 257 The 21st Century American Novel
  • ENGL 267 Introductory Creative Writing
  • ENGL 277 Shakespeare’s Subversive Poetry: A Study of his Narrative Poems, Sonnets, and Love Lyrics
  • ENGL 282 Literatures of Global Justice: Human Rights, Asylum, Self-Determination (PCC)
  • ENGL 297 Special Topics: Autobiography and Biography (P)
  • ENGL 301 European Film
  • ENGL 304 The Early Tudor and Elizabethan Renaissance (P)
  • ENGL 314 Contemporary Literary Theory
  • ENGL 329 Studies in Women Writers: Feminisms and Their Literatures
  • ENGL 338 Performing Canada (PCC)
  • ENGL 339 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
  • ENGL 365 Canadian Fiction
  • ENGL 379 American Literature: Happiness
  • ENGL 388 Heroic Literature of the Middle Ages (P)
  • ENGL 391 Selected Topics in Literature : Literature in the Digital Age (P)
  • ENGL 397 Selected Topics in Literature I: The Coquette
  • ENGL 400 Honours Thesis
  • ENGL 491 Selected Topics in Literature I: Literature in the Digital Age (P) 
  • ENGL 492 Selected Topics in Literature II: The Coquette
  • ENGL 497 Advanced Major Thesis
  • ENGL 499 Directed Study

Courses Expected to be Offered in 2024-2025:

  • ENGL 100 Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing
  • ENGL 100H Introduction to Literature and Critical Writing (Humanities Colloquium)
  • ENGL 111 Literature and Academic Writing I
  • ENGL 201 Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENGL 208 Sex, Love, and Literature
  • ENGL 212 212 Blindness and Insight in Shakespeare's Tragedies (P)
  • ENGL 215 Principles and Practices of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 224 Short Stories, Big Effects
  • ENGL 226 From Tablets to Tablets: Texts and Technology
  • ENGL 232 Why Care About Literary Characters? 
  • ENGL 254 Topics in 18th Century Literature (P)
  • ENGL 259 Gender, Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 261 Hollywood Film
  • ENGL 267 Introductory Creative Writing 
  • ENGL 272 Melancholy and Madness (P)
  • ENGL 278 Short Turns: The Short Story in Canada (PCC)
  • ENGL 279 What’s Canadian about Canadian Literature? (PCC)
  • ENGL 280 Introduction to Contemporary Multiethnic Literatures in the United States
  • ENGL 2xx  Swords (new course) (P)
  • ENGL 298: Special Topics: Shakespeare's Dark Comedies (P)
  • ENGL 302 The Fantastic: Genre and Form
  • ENGL 309 Film Noir
  • ENGL 314 Contemporary Literary Theory
  • ENGL 322 Intermediate Creative Writing
  • ENGL 347 The Aftermath of Slavery and 21st Century Black Literature: Reading Africa and the African Diaspora (PCC)
  • ENGL 355 Restoration and 18th-Century Drama and Prose (P)
  • ENGL 398 Special Topics: What Happened to Them Next? 
  • ENGL 391 Selected Topics in Literature: TBD (P)
  • ENGL 397 Selected Topics in Literature I: TBD
  • ENGL 400 Honours Thesis
  • ENGL 491 Selected Topics in Literature I: TBD (P) 
  • ENGL 492 Selected Topics in Literature II: TBD
  • ENGL 497 Advanced Major Thesis
  • ENGL 499 Directed Study