Department of English

University of Toronto

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Texts, Theories, and Archives
A. Gillespie

*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.  This course is restricted to English Doctoral students.

Course Description
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.

Term: F-Term (Fall Term: September 2015- December 2015)
Date/Time: Friday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 2 hours
Location:  Room
JHB 222 and/or JHB 718 (Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street)
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Professional Development
H. Murray

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

Course Description
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 Thursday 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).

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.

Term: Y-Term (both Fall and Spring Terms:  September 2015 - April 2016)
Date/Time: Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (NB: classes will be 2 and 3 hours)
Location:  Room
JHB 616 (Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street) 
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Professing Literature
J. Lopez

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

Course Description
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.

Term: S-Term (Spring Term: January 2016 - April 2016)
Date/Time: Tuesday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, 3 hours
Location: Room 718 (Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street)

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