Department of English

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400 Level Courses

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400-Level Undergraduate Course Timetables and Descriptions

English 400-series courses are open to students who have obtained standing in at least 9.0 FCE, including 4.0 ENG FCE. (Please note that beginning with the 2019-20 FAS Calendar, this prerequisite will include all of ENG202H1, ENG203H1, ENG250H1 and ENG252H1). Students who require a 400-series course to satisfy their program requirements have enrolment priority in the first round of course enrolment. During the second round of enrolment the priority is lifted and the course is open to all students who meet the prerequisites. To ensure maximum availability of 400-series courses, fourth-year Specialists are allowed to enrol in only 1.0 400-series ENG FCE during the priority period and fourth-year Majors are allowed to register in only 0.5 400-level ENG FCE during the priority period. Seminars are designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice their skills of research and interpretation at a particularly advanced level. Please note that prerequisites and limits will be strictly enforced.* For room locations and up to date information, please see the Arts and Science Timetable at

*Fourth-year students in our pre-2018 programs are not required to take ENG202H1, ENG203H1, ENG250H1, or ENG252H1 as part of the 4.0 ENG FCE and any 9.0 FCE prerequisites.

Course Description

Course Title



ENG480H1F - L0201 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Utopian Literature
Tues 11-1 A. Walkden
ENG480H1F - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Romantic Pastoral
Mon 2-4 K. Weisman
ENG480H1F - L0501  Advanced Studies Seminar:
Pound, Modernism, & Beyond
Thurs 2-4 M. Xie 
ENG480H1F - L0401 Advanced Studies Seminar:
W. B. Yeats 
Thurs 1-3 M. Woodland 
ENG480H1F - L0301 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Writing About Music 
 Wed 1-3 P. Downes 
ENG480H1S - L0401 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Canadian Speculative Fiction
Thurs 2-4 V. Visvis
ENG480H1S - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Imagining Toronto
Tues 10-12 S. Caskey
ENG480H1S - L0201  Advanced Studies Seminar:
American Lit Topic TBA
Wed 1-3 S. Rayter
ENG480H1S - L0301 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Contemporary Alien Contact Fiction and Colonialism 
Thurs 12-2 M. Johnstone
ENG481H1S - L0201 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Graphic Novel
Tues 12-2 A. Lesk
ENG482H1F - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Adaptation
Tues 2-4 D. Baker
ENG482H1S - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
The Bildungsroman - Narrative Constructions of Identity
Tues 12-2 A. Jaffe
ENG483H1F - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Comedy and Sentimentality in Eighteenth-Century Literature
Tues 1-3 S. Dickie
ENG483H1F - L5101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Shakespeare’s Rome
Wed 6-8 P. Grav
ENG483H1S - L0101  Advanced Studies Seminar:
Shakespeare’s Political Drama
Tues 10-12  P. Sheppard
ENG483H1S - L5101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Writing Medieval Women's Lives
Wed 6-8 C. Balot
ENG484H1F - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature
Mon 10-12 I. Lister
ENG484H1S - L0101  Advanced Studies Seminar:
Bearing Witness - Canadian Refugee Narratives
Wed 10-12  S. Kamboureli
ENG485H1F - L0101   Advanced Studies Seminar:
Wed 11-1 A. Most
ENG486H1F - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Aesthetic and Decadent Movements
Wed 3-5 H. Li 
ENG487H1F - L0101   Advanced Studies Seminar:
Discourse Analysis and Shakespeare’s Language
 Wed 2-4  L. Magnusson
ENG487H1F - L0201   Advanced Studies Seminar:
Milton, Globalism, and the Post-National
 Fri 1-3 P. Stevens 
ENG489H1F - L0101 Advanced Studies Seminar:
Theory of the Novel
Thurs 2-4 C. Schmitt
ENG499Y1Y - L0101
Belles-Lettres  Mon 2-4 M. Cobb

For ENG499Y1:A seminar designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice their skills of research and interpretation at a particularly advanced level, especially suited for students considering a graduate degree in English or a related discipline. The course is open to students in English Specialist and Major programs who have achieved 80% in all English courses they have taken at the 200 level or above. Prerequisite: 4.0 ENG credits (including ENG202H1, ENG203H1, ENG250H1, ENG252H1) and any 9.0 credits.

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