NON-CREDIT/CREDIT (FOR PH.D., PH.D.U., M.A. IN THE FIELD OF CREATIVE WRITING 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. J. Levenson (L0101) – Monday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room 340, Trinity College Larkin
G. Fenwick (L0201) – Monday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Room 22, Trinity College
NOTE: An introduction to the book as a physical object; on-line library research and resources; electronic and digital media; archival research; copyright; and the future of the book. Particular emphasis will be placed throughout on materials relevant to students' own current work and proposed research.
D. Galbraith (L0301) – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room 105, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park
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 Wednesday 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. Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.*
Room 616, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
*NB: THE FIRST MEETING OF ENGLISH 9500HY WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER in JHB 616 at 3 p.m.
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.
There will be a package of articles available at the beginning of the course.
Limited to Year II Doctoral students. *Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. *CHANGE
Room 616, Jackman Humanities Building*
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