Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Department of English and Film Studies

Faculty/Staff

Graduate Faculty
  • Andrea Austin, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Viviana Comensoli, PhD (British Columbia), Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Maria DiCenzo, PhD (McMaster), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Tamas Dobozy, PhD (British Columbia), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Philippa Gates, PhD (Exeter), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Madelaine Hron, PhD (Michigan), Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Russell Kilbourn, PhD (Toronto), Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Tanis MacDonald, PhD (Victoria), Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Michael Moore, PhD (Queen's), Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Leslie O'Dell, PhD (Toronto), Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Kenneth Paradis, PhD (McMaster), Assistant Professor (Brantford Campus)
  • Mariam Pirbhai, PhD (Montreal), Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Markus Poetzsch, PhD (Dalhousie), Assistant Professor of English & Film Studies
  • Anne Russell, PhD (York), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Lynn Shakinovsky, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Katherine Spring, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison), Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Paul Tiessen, PhD (Alberta), Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Eleanor Ty, PhD (McMaster), Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Robin Waugh, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • James Weldon, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
Approved Fields for the PhD Program

  • gender and genre
  • nation, diaspora, culture
  • textuality, media and print studies
Note on Courses Contained in Graduate Calendar

As far as possible, each program attempts to provide a full range of core courses and electives. However, every course listed in this Calendar is not available in every session or every year.

Students are encouraged to consult the program/department to inquire about course offerings each year.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
EN600 Research Methods, Theory, and Professional Issues 0.5
EN601 Fiction by Contemporary British Women 0.5
EN602 Gender and Genre in Renaissance Drama 0.5
EN604 The Victorian Novel: 1848-1860 0.5
EN605 Representations of Gender in Victorian Literature 0.5
EN606 Theatrical Images of Gender 0.5
EN607 Ideologies of Genre in Nineteenth-Century Literature 0.5
EN608 Women Writers of the 17th Century 0.5
EN609 Canadian Women's LIterature 0.5
EN610 Feminist Theory and Women's Writing 0.5
EN611 Caribbean Women's Fiction 0.5
EN615 Film Spectatorship 0.5
EN616 Women and Crime in Fiction and Film 0.5
EN621 The Nature Lyric: Genre and Gender 0.5
EN622 British Feminist Drama in the 20th Century 0.5
EN623 Film Genre and Feminist Theory 0.5
EN624 Medieval Dream Vision Narrative 0.5
EN625 Medieval Romance 0.5
EN626 Postcoloniality: Theory and Practice 0.5
EN628 The Dramatic Experience 0.5
EN632 Renaissance Domestic Tragedy 0.5
EN634 Dramatic Comedy of the 17th Century 0.5
EN636 Canadian Literary Pluralities 0.5
EN640 Reading Theory 0.5
EN641 Voices of the Diaspora 0.5
EN642 Oral Performance and Oral Theory 0.5
EN643 Medieval Patience Literature 0.5
EN650 Hardboiled Fiction and Film 0.5
EN651 Melodrama and Gender 0.5
EN690 Directed Studies 0.5
EN691 Special Topics in Gender 0.5
EN692 Special Topics in Genre 0.5
EN699 Thesis 0.0
EN777 Language Requirement 0.0
EN780 Secondary Area Studies 0.5
EN781 Comprehensive Area Exam (CAE) 0.5
EN782 Primary Area Studies 1.0
EN783 Specialization Area Exam (SAE) 1.0
EN790 Directed Studies 0.0
EN799 Doctoral Dissertation 0.0