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There's more to English than 105!

ENGL 220 Development of the British Novel (Chilliwack CEP Campus)
Shipwreck, kidnapping, dysfunctional families, the trials of romance. . . .  Celebrate the novel's 300th birthday!

ENGL 270C Detective Fiction (Chilliwack CEP Campus)
Sharpen you little grey cells for this entertaining exploration of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.

ENGL 245 Introduction to South Asian Literature
Discover Indian literature from the region's most influential authors as well as those from the British, American, and Canadian Diaspora.

ENGL 382 India in English: The Raj and the Lure of the East
Experience British life in India through English fiction, travel writing, and journalism.

See the UFV Fall 2013 Timetable for a complete list of ENGL courses.


Chilliwack CEP Campus
ENGL 220 Development of the British Novel

Tues/Thurs 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Chilliwack CEP, Room CEPA 1364
CRN 90607 CH1
Instructor: Jocelyn Coates

Shipwreck, kidnapping, dysfunctional families, the trials of romance. . . .  Celebrate the novel's 300th birthday and see its rise from lowly upstart to dominant literary genre.  We will emphasize landmark novels of the 18th century that were read by and influenced early 19th-century writer Jane Austen.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Any two 100-level English courses numbered ENGL 105 or higher
This course surveys 300 years of the history of the novel, with emphasis on its origins in the 18th century and subsequent developments. In addition to early novelists such as Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding, students will study later contributors to the novel such as Dickens and Woolf. Literary analysis will be complemented by historical context and an introduction of literary methods of analysis, as well as the history of scholarship on the novel.

Official Course Outline


Chilliwack CEP Campus
ENGL 270C Detective Fiction (Special Topics in Popular Fiction)

Mon/Wed 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Chilliwack CEP, Room CEPA 1364
CRN 90610 CH1
Instructor: Lisa Storozynsky

Brush off your deerstalkers, polish your magnifying glasses, and sharpen your little grey cells, for this entertaining exploration of the enduring appeal of The Golden Age of Detective Fiction. We’ll read short stories, novels and plays by pioneers of the genre such as Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Carolyn Keene, as well as lesser known mystery writers, and watch some of their popular characters in action in film. We’ll examine the controversial and sometimes amusing investigative methods of ever-popular sleuths such as the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes, the dapper Hercule Poirot, the genteel murder-magnet, Miss Marple, and the tenacious teenager, Nancy Drew, and be prepared to be amazed by the skills of some unlikely detectives -- a couple of farmer’s wives, and Hamlet (yes, that’s the Prince!) for example -- when faced with "murder most foul ... strange and unnatural."

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Any two 100-level English courses -- ENGL 105 or higher
This course is a literary study of selected fictional genres popularized in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and/or twentieth centuries.
Note: The specific genre of study is denoted with a letter designation (i.e. ENGL 270c). Students may take ENGL 270 twice for credit as long as the letter designation differs, but may not take it more than twice to meet English major, minor or extended minor requirements.

Official Course Outline


ENGL 245 Introduction to South Asian Literature

Tues/Thurs 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Abbotsford, Room D219
CRN 90609 AB1
Instructor: Rajnish Dhawan

Discover Indian literature from the region’s most influential authors as well as those from the British, American, and Canadian Diaspora. Explore the influences of colonialism, modernization, and nationalism in shaping modern India.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Any two first-year English courses
This course examines South Asian literature, written in English, within its social and historical contexts. Texts from the Indian subcontinent will be considered, but an emphasis will be on literature from the region’s British, American, and particularly Canadian Diasporas. The focus of the course is primarily fiction, but course materials may include influential works in other genres (e.g. autobiographies, essays, film).

Official Course Outline


ENGL 382 India in English

Mon/Wed 3:15 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Abbotsford, Room 1424
CRN 90626 AB1
Instructor: Prabhjot Parmar

Experience British life in India through English fiction, travel writing, and journalism.

Prerequisite(s): Any two second-year English courses
This course examines how various “Orientalist” constructions entered into British culture. While the major focus of the course is English fiction about India from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, we may concurrently examine other modes of representation, such as travel writing, journalism, film, architecture, and/or photography. Course readings will also include some theoretical materials that introduce the fundamental terms of postcolonial studies.

Official Course Outline

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