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English Undergraduate Courses

Queen’s English offers small classes at every level of the program.

In this program, you feel a sense of community among students, while also having a wide range of courses to choose from.

We offer a number of Creative Writing courses, all of which can count toward English degrees.

From popular forms like children’s and YA literature to the classics, from Canadian authors to English-language texts from around the world, from medieval poetry to texts written this year, and including many LGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices, you will be able both to follow your interests and discover new ones!

For more questions, please feel free to contact us.

Authors in Context: Special Topics I

Jane Austen and her Contemporaries

Winter 2023
Jennifer DeGurse
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Global Shakespeare

CANCELLED FALL 2022

Writing Memoir: Memoir and Migrancy

Summer 2022: Queen’s Global Summer Initiative

CWRI 272-002
Marta Straznicky

Literature and the Environment

Environmentalism in (Post) Colonial Literature

Winter 2023
Sabrina Masud

Literature and Gender

Illness, Disability, and Gender in Modernist Literature

Fall 2022
Skylar Kovacs

Issues and Themes in Canadian Literature I

Marginalized Voices in Can Lit: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality

Fall 2022
Rachel Fernandes
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Issues and Themes in Canadian Literature II

Decolonization in Canadian and Indigenous Science Fiction

Winter 2023
Hannah Skrynsky

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Milton's Paradise Lost

Winter 2023
ENGL 290-002
Christopher Fanning

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Reading Chinese Canadian Fiction

Winter 2023
ENGL 290-003
Petra Fachinger

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

Fall 2022
ENGL 290-003
Gabrielle McIntire

Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice

Taylor Swift’s Literary Legacy (Taylor’s Version)

Fall 2022
Meghan Burry

Context North America: Contemporary North America

Indigenous Literatures

Fall/Winter 2022/2023
Petra Fachinger

Topics in Renaissance Literature I

Polarization in 16th Century Literature

Fall 2022
ENGL 421-001
Scott-Morgan Straker

Topics in Literature of Americas I

Before Harlem: 19th Century African American Literature

Winter 2023
Kristin Moriah

Topics in Victorian Literature

19th Century Gothic Literature

Winter 2023
ENGL 451-001
S. Brooke Cameron
Portrait of Jeanne Duval (1862)

Topics in Victorian Literature

The 19th Century Novel and the Female Subject

Fall 2022
ENGL 451-002
Ronjaunee Chatterjee

Topics in Victorian Literature

Victorian Literature After Darwin

Winter 2023
ENGL 451-002
MacDuffie, Allen

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

Controversial CanLit

Fall 2022
ENGL 466-001
Heather Macfarlane

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

The Scotiabank Giller Prize and Literary Prize Culture

Winter 2023
ENGL 466-001
Sam McKegney

Topics in Modern/Contemporary American Literature I

American Women Write the Short Story

Winter 2023
Yaël Schlick
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Topics in Indigenous Literatures I *Cancelled*

Ancestors Speak: Uncovering Indigenous Stories Through Archival Research

Fall 2022
Bird, Johanna
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Group III: Special Topics I

Literature in the Anthropocene

Fall 2022
ENGL 486-001
Molly Wallace

Group III: Special Topics I

The Graphic Novel: Visualizing History and Bearing Witness to Trauma

Winter 2023
ENGL 486-001
Heather Evans

Topics in Literary Interpretation I

Humans (and Other Animals)

Fall 2022
ENGL 491-002
MacDuffie, Allen
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Topics in Literary Interpretation I

Literature in a Scientific Age *CANCELLED WINTER 2023*

Winter 2023
ENGL 491-001
Molly Wallace

Topics in Literary Interpretation I

The Literature of Walking

Winter 2023
ENGL 491-002
Marta Straznicky

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