Literary Genres

This course examines selected works of literature of a single genre or several genres. The conventions of the genre(s), as well as the techniques and devices employed by authors to effect meaning, will be the focus of classroom activities. Students will continue to practice writing critical essays.

To pass English 102 at Dawson College, students must be able to do the following:

Reading

  • recognize formal characteristics of one or more literary genres
  • understand the literal meaning of the text studied
  • recognize and appreciate the significance of stylistic and rhetorical features
  • perceive and appreciate the significance of the historical and cultural context of these works

Writing

  • formulate and develop a thesis statement that pertains to some formal aspect of a literary work (for example, analysis of character, plot, language or patterns of language, etc.)
  • develop a critical analysis that is distinct from a personal reaction or plot summary
  • locate supporting evidence within the literary work, present it clearly and logically, and explain how the evidence supports the thesis
  • maintain unity and coherence throughout the essay
  • write relatively clear and error-free sentences

Please note that not all the courses listed below are offered every term:

Course Number Course Name C - L - H Hrs
603-102-MQ American Prose and Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Apocalypse Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Arthurian Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Arthurian Romance  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Classical Myth and Modern Imagination  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Comedy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Coming of Age Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary African Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary Irish Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary Short Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Contemporary Short Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Crime Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Crime Narratives  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Current Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Detective Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Domestic Gothic  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Edgar Allan Poe  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Encountering the Other  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Graphic Memoir by Women   2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Graphic Women  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Greek Tragedy and the Modern World  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Indigenous Science Fiction and Fantasy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Introduction to Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Life as Exhibition  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Literary Genres with New School  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Literature into Film  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Lyrical Ballads  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Me and the Machine: Speculative Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Medieval Literature in Translation  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Memes and Archetypes  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Modern and Contemporary Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Modernist Poetry  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Old English Poetry in Translation  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Poetry  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Poetry Face Off: Eliot and Larkin  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Postwar Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Remember the Humans?: Science Fiction and Post-human Possibilities  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespeare's Comedies  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespearean Comedy  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Shakespearean Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Short Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Short Story Cycle  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Short Story: From Poe to Postcards  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Survey of Drama  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The African Novel  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Coming of Age Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Contemporary Canadian Novel  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Crime Novel  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Epic: Paradise Lost  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Fiction of Shell Shock  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Novella  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Odyssey  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Short Story  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ The Stories of Alice Munro  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Themes in Contemporary Irish Literature  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Themes in the Horror Genre  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Three 20th Century Novels  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ Weird Fiction  2 - 2 - 3 60 
603-102-MQ What is a Classic?  2 - 2 - 3 60 
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