Topic outline

  • Welcome to English Literatures in History and Culture

    An introductory class like this is all about tradition and how we build it, memorialize it, and question it. While English literature has beauty, power, and is worthy of study, it is also written in the language of colonial settlers. The land on which St. Thomas University resides is the traditional unceded territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi'gkmaq Peoples.

    Illustration of various famed authors.

  • General Discussion Area

    Please feel free to post in these discussion areas at any point throughout the course.

  • Week One: Introductions and Getting Used to Moodle

    Week of September 9-11

    • Week Two: What Are We Going to Read? Who's In, Who's Out?

      Week of September 14-18
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    • Week Three: Old English and Early Medieval England

      Week of September 21-25

      • Week Four: Beowulf

        Week of September 28-October 2

        • Week Five: Medieval England and Medieval Romance

          Week of October 5-9

          • Week Six: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

            Week of October 12-16 (Thanksgiving)

            • Week Seven: Geoffrey Chaucer

              Week of October 19-23

              • Week Eight: Medieval Drama, The Second Shepherd's Play

                Week of October 26-30

                • Topic 11

                  Week of November 2-6

                  • Week Ten: Reading Week

                    Week of November 9-13

                    • Topic 13

                      Week of November 16-20

                      • Topic 14

                        Week of November 23-27

                        • Topic 15

                          Week of November 30-December 4

                          • Topic 16

                            Week of December 7-11