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History of Literature in English

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An historical survey of literature from the British Isles and beyond. Through the study of representative works, the course aims to familiarize students with the characteristics of literary periods from the Middle Ages to the present.


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  • Level 2 or above or 6.0 units of ENGL

Additional information

This is a core course for all English plans. On-campus students are strongly encouraged to take this course in person.

The online offering of this course will be offered through the Arts and Science Online and will be reserved for online distance students. 

Exclusion: ENGL 110

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.