The purpose of the ENGL 400-level course is to extend and deepen the study of literary history and theory begun at undergraduate level, to provide advanced instruction in the principles of research, and to stimulate a greater degree of intellectual independence in students. The method of instruction at this level is therefore more intensively interactive than at undergraduate level, with students being required to make regular seminar presentations and to engage in informed dialogue with their teachers and other members of the class.
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To be admitted to an ENGL 400-level paper, a student must normally have studied a foundation paper in the same field at undergraduate level, where it exists, so that teaching may be conducted and learning pursued at an appropriately advanced level.
Information packs for 490 supervision will be available at Reception by early October. Your signed 490 proposal must be submitted to the Department by 12 December.
Professor Evelyn Tribble, Room 1S5
- ENGL 401 Old English (Full Year)
- ENGL 402 Middle English (Full Year)
- ENGL 403 Old Norse (Full Year)
- ENGL 404 A Topic in English Language: Writing for Publication
- ENGL 408 Writing the Nation - "Fact"? and/or "Fiction"? (Semester 1)
- ENGL 465 A Topic in New Zealand Literature: Janet Frame (Full Year)
- ENGL 467 Special Topic: Storyworlds and Cognition
- ENGL 469 A Topic in Modernism: The Modernist Aesthetic
- ENGL 471 A Topic in Romanticism: Romantic Masterworks
- ENGL 472 Special Topic: Imagining Scotland (Full Year)
- ENGL 473 A Topic in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Full Year)
- ENGL 474 Special Topic: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Full Year)
- ENGL 476 A Topic in English Literature 1600-1800 (Full Year)
- ENGL 477 A Topic in American Literature: Cubism in Literature and Film (Full Year)
- ENGL 478 A Topic in Post-Colonial Literature: Cultural Inventions and Interventions (Full Year)
- ENGL 490 Research Essay (Full Year)
The prerequisite for all 400-level ENGL papers is the major subject requirement in English.