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SMC241H1 The Celts in the Modern World

An introduction to the culture and literature of the modern Celtic nations from 1600 to the present.


TRN195H1 The Literature of Heroes and Horrors

This course explores contemporary literary works that redefine heroism in light of personal and cultural trauma. What does recent literature (mostly 21st-century fiction) show us about the nature of heroism in our time? To answer this question, the course examines theories of psychological trauma, studies in the field of positive psychology, and research on gothic and dystopian literature....

ANT327H1 "Diversity": Critical/Comparative Studies of Indigeneity, Multiculturalism and (Settler) Colonialism

How do societies understand and manage their own diversity?  This course unites critical studies of multiculturalism and settler colonialism to study Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., also examining strategies in other sites for managing diversity which are framed differently (e.g. superdiversity (Europe), co-existence (Japan), multiracialism (Hawai’i), mestizoness (Mexico)).

ANT204H1 or ANT253H1

GER196H1 "Es war einmal auf Deutsch" - Learning German with Fairy Tales

Grimms Fairy Tales – we all know and love them. But what do we really know? Which versions are we familiar with? Most likely not the ones by the Brothers Grimm. And certainly not in German! This course is a journey into the mythical German Schwarzwald, a place of wolves and witches, the realm of the fantastic. It is not a traditional language course, as we won’t be cramming grammar...

One year of German instruction, or equivalent

ENG199H1 "Tell It Slant": Mental Illness and Literature

This course will explore representations of mental illness in poetry, short fiction and essays from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will consider the relationship of literature to "madness," "hysteria" and "melancholia" and work to historically and politically contextualize some of our contemporary dilemmas regarding psychic distress. Restricted to first-year students...

ENG196H1, ENG197H1, ENG198H1

CIN371H1 (New) Media Aesthetics

Investigates the theory and history of media technologies as sites of aesthetic investment in a wide variety of artistic practices, focusing on contemporary digital media work, including experimental cinema, gallery installation,, and avant-garde videogames. One important emphasis lies in the aesthetic possibilities new (and newly inexpensive) media technologies have made available to...


CIN340H1 (Topics: (New) Media Aesthetics), offered in Winter 2017

SLA247H1 (Post) Yugoslav Cinema

An overview of the Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav cinematic tradition from the 1960s to the present. Topics include revolution and socialism; cinema as activism; ideology and politics; sex and gender; war and trauma. Taught in English. All films with subtitles.


NMC256H1 1001 Nights Around the World

Reveals how the 1001 Nights was created, transformed, and disseminated. We consider the politics and aesthetics of medieval and modern adaptations - manuscripts, films, ballet, novels, and short stories produced around the world. Builds toward a final project -- either a creative project or an essay.

PHL210Y1 17th-and 18th-Century Philosophy

Central texts of such philosophers as Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

PHLB35H3, PHL210Y5

FAH340H1 17th-Century Art of the Netherlands

Concentration on the major painters of Holland’s Golden Age, ca. 1580-ca. - 1700. Particular attention is paid to genre painting and the notion of “Dutch realism.” Consideration of art within its social and political contexts. Notions of gender, of the historical past, of embodiment, and of contact with the non-western world will be discussed.