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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 2022/2023

Introduction to Literary Study

Summer 2022

Introduction to Literary Study

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

Modern Prose Fiction I: The Elements of Fiction

Fall 2022

Modern Prose Fiction II: Pathways Through Fiction

Winter 2023

History of Literature in English

Fall/Winter 2022/2023
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History of Literature in English

Fall 2022
Winter 2023

Life Writing (True Crime Memoir)

Winter 2023

Authors in Context: Special Topics I

Jane Austen and her Contemporaries

Winter 2023
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Global Shakespeare

Beyond the Bard

Fall 2022

Writing Memoir: Memoir and Migrancy

Summer 2022: Queen’s Global Summer Initiative

Summer 2022

Literature and the Environment

Environmentalism in (Post) Colonial Literature

Winter 2023

Literature and Gender

Illness, Disability, and Gender in Modernist Literature

Fall 2022

Creative Writing I

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Fall 2022

Issues and Themes in Canadian Literature I

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

Fall 2022
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Issues and Themes in Canadian Literature II

Decolonization in Canadian and Indigenous Science Fiction

Winter 2023

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Beowulf & Grendel

Fall 2022

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Milton's Paradise Lost

Winter 2023

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Moby Dick

Fall 2022

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

Reading Chinese Canadian Fiction

Winter 2023

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

Fall 2022

Seminar in Literary Interpretation

The Tempest

Winter 2023

Cultural Studies: Theory into Practice

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

Fall 2022

Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory I

Fall 2022

Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory II

Winter 2023

The Northern World: Vikings and Saxons

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

Restoration & 18th-Century Literature

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

British Fiction of the 19th Century

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

19th-Century British Literature and Visual Culture

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

Modern Literature

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

Contemporary Literature

Fall/Winter 2022/2023

Context North America: Contemporary North America

Indigenous Literatures

Fall 2022

Intermediate Writing in Prose

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Fall 2022
Winter 2023

The Literary Screenplay: Adaption

Winter 2023

Topics in Medieval Literature I

Medieval Monsters

Winter 2023

Topics in Renaissance Literature I

Polarization in 16th Century Literature

Fall 2022

Topics in Restoration and 18th Century Literature I

Literary London

Fall 2022

Topics in Literature of Americas I

Before Harlem: 19th Century African American Literature

Winter 2023

Topics in Victorian Literature

19th Century Gothic Literature

Winter 2023

Topics in Victorian Literature

The 19th Century Novel and the Female Subject

Fall 2022

Topics in Victorian Literature

Victorian Fairy Tales

Fall 2022

Topics in Victorian Literature

Victorian Literature After Darwin

Winter 2023

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

Diaspora Writing in Toronto

Fall 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

Controversial CanLit

Fall 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I

The Scotiabank Giller Prize and Literary Prize Culture

Winter 2023

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

Winter 2022

Topics in Modern/Contemporary American Literature I

American Women Write the Short Story

Winter 2023

Topics in Postcolonial Literature I

Zombies in Post Colonial Literature

Fall 2022

Topics in Indigenous Literatures I

Ancestors Speak: Uncovering Indigenous Stories Through Archival Research

Fall 2022

Group III: Special Topics I

Literature in the Anthropocene

Fall 2022

Group III: Special Topics I

The Graphic Novel: Visualizing History and Bearing Witness to Trauma

Winter 2023

Topics in Literary Interpretation I

Humans (and Other Animals)

Fall 2022

Topics in Literary Interpretation I

Literature in a Scientific Age

Winter 2023

Topics in Literary Interpretation I

The Literature of Walking

Winter 2023

Topics in Literary Interpretation I

Utopias and Dystopias

Fall 2022

Topics in Literary Criticism and Theory II

Queer Theory

Winter 2023

Department of English, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Telephone (613) 533-2153

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