Department of English

University of Toronto

Credit Non-Credit

Texts, Theories, and Archives
D. Galbraith 

*NOTE: As of September 2011, this course is now a required course for all 1st year Ph.D. Students and 2nd year Ph.D.U (Direct Entry) Students

A general introduction to research methods and scholarly practice; textual and editorial problems; physical bibliography; the history of the book.

Course Requirements 
Lectures, workshops, library assignments, site-visits, and research exercises.

A list of recommended reading and the required exercises will be distributed at the first class. The Department’s Check Lists of Scholarship keyed to the University of Toronto Library will be available on line.

D. Galbraith – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
Pratt Library,
Room 202
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Professional Development
E. Harvey

This course is intended to prepare University of Toronto Ph.D. students in English for the job search and more generally to provide them with an introduction to the professional skills that will be part of their lives after they finish the Ph.D. The course will meet the equivalent of 13 2-hour sessions, on selected Tuesday afternoons through the academic year. Individual sessions will include the following topics: The Shape of the Profession; An Overview of the Academic Job Search and its Documents; Setting Up a Dossier; Preparing Letters of Application and C.V.s; The Teaching Dossier; Interviewing; Campus Visits and Job Talks; The Publication of Academic Research; An Assessment 0f the Year’s Job Searches at U. of T. and Postdoctoral Fellowships. There will also be a session on Non-Academic Jobs (Publishing and Other Alternatives).

**NOTE: This course is open only to Ph.D. 4 English students-- for whom it's MANDATORY.

Course Requirements 
Most classes will feature the instructor and various guest faculty members discussing the announced topics. Guests from the Toronto publishing community and previous Ph.D. students will join the sessions on non-academic employment. Students wishing to receive a notation on their transcripts should register for the course.

Tuesday 1 – 3 pm
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 616
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Professing Literature
K. Larson

This seminar, required of and limited to Year II doctoral students, addresses the teaching of English literature at the university level. It is designed to provide the foundations for an informed, self-reflexive pedagogy and to help students develop effective methods for teaching English to undergraduate and graduate students. Guest faculty will discuss a range of pedagogical challenges and solutions. 

Course Requirements 
The primary assignment will be the construction of a Teaching Portfolio. Other course expectations include regular attendance and significant contribution to class discussion, response to course readings, in-class revision and shared feedback on teaching documents, an individual meeting with the instructor, and possible teaching practicum and/or seminar presentation.

***Note: Limited to Year II Doctoral students.

Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Larkin Building, Trinity College Room LA 340 (NOTE: Changed as of January 15, 2012)
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