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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.

Introduction to Literary Study

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Modern Prose Fiction I: The Elements of Fiction

Fall 2021

Modern Prose Fiction II: Pathways Through Fiction

Winter 2022

History of Literature in English

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Canadian Literature

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Introduction to Indigenous Literatures in Canada

Winter 2022

Selected Women Writers (post-1900)

Politics of Womanhood in American Literature, Drama, and Music

Fall 2021

The Short Story in English

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”: Ghosts in Victorian Short Fiction

Winter 2022

Children's Literature

Fall 2021

Jacobean Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Political Romances

Fall 2021

Literature and the Fantastic

Winter 2022

Literature and the Environment

Fall 2021

Literature and Gender

(Re)Writing Muslim Girlhood in YA fiction

Winter 2022

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

“(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue”: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

Fall 2021

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Charles Dickens' Bleak House

Fall 2021

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Lyrical Ballads

Winter 2022

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Milton's Paradise Lost

Fall 2021

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Reading Tolkien Reading Beowulf

Fall 2021

Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Creative Writing I

Fall 2021
Winter 2022

Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Restoration & 18th-Century Literature

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

British Fiction of the 19th Century

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

19th-Century British Literature and Visual Culture

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Modern and Contemporary Prose Fiction

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

American Literature

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Intermediate Writing in Prose

Fall 2021
Winter 2022

Intermediate Writing in Poetry: Poetry and Culture

Winter 2022

The Literary Screenplay: Adaption

Fall 2021

Topics in Medieval Literature I: Jews and Muslims

The Imaginary Other: Jews and Muslims in Middle English Literature

Fall 2021

Topics in Renaissance Literature I: Shakespeare and Film

Celluloid Shakespeare

Fall 2021

Topics in Renaissance Literature II: “Shakespeare’s Problem Plays”

Winter 2022

Topics in Romanticism I: Poetry and Poetics of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Winter 2022

Topics in Victorian Literature I: Decadents, Dandies and New Women

Decadents & Dandies, New Women, and Literary Aesthetes

Fall 2021

Topics in Victorian Literature I: Gastronomy and Food in 19th-Century Literature

At Table with the Victorians

Winter 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I: Diaspora Writing in Toronto

Fall 2021

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I: Racism in Canadian YA Fiction

Racism, Islamophobia, and Violence against Indigenous Peoples in YA Literature Written in Canada

Winter 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I: The Scotiabank Giller Prize and Literary Prize Culture

Winter 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature II: The Literary Road Trip

Winter 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary American Literature I: African American Literature and Culture

#BlackGirlMagic

Fall 2021

Topics in Indigenous Literatures II: Contemporary North American Indigenous Literature

Indigenous YA Literature Written in Canada

Fall 2021

Group III: Special Topics I: CliFi: Climate Fiction

The Climate Crisis in Literature Written in Canada

Winter 2022

Group III: Special Topics I: Graphic Novel: History & Trauma

Winter 2022

Group III: Special Topics I: Literature in the Anthropocene

Fall 2021

Group III: Special Topics I: Pulp Fiction

Winter 2022

Group III: Special Topics II: Modernisms 1880-1920

British & American Literary Modernisms 1880-1920 (Early British and American Literary Modernisms)

Fall 2021

Topics in Literary Interpretation I: Autobiography and Life Writing

Keeping a Diary: Time, Self, and Writing

Winter 2022

Topics in Literary Criticism and Theory I: Psychoanalysis and Culture

Fall 2021

Topics in Literary Criticism and Theory I: What is Close Reading?

Fall 2021

Topics in Literary Criticism and Theory II: Queer Theory

Winter 2022

Department of English, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Telephone (343) 363-2140

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