Carol Elaine Percy
Department of English
University of Toronto
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Since 2008-2009, our courses have been hidden on Blackboard and now on Quercus (Canvas). I enjoyed this relatively brief period of being able to see other people's syllabi online and being able to share my own.
Courses for the fall of 2008
- Textbooks have been ordered to the U of T bookstore.
- Courses are now online through U of T's Portal
Courses for the fall of 2007:
Textbooks have been ordered to the U of T bookstore.
Courses for 2006-7
- ENG285H1F: The English language in the world. (Crystal, Jenkins). The
class will meet in Lash Miller 158.
- ENG6362H1F: History and structure of the English language II
(Nevalainen, Beal). The class will meet in Innis College room 312.
- ENG 6365H1F (Diasporic Englishes). The textbook is Jennifer Jenkins'
World Englishes. I have also just added Concert of voices:
an anthology of world writing in English (Broadview). Additional
readings will be assigned on the first day of class. If you're keen, check
out the course
- ENG 367Y1Y (History of the English language). There are two textbooks:
David Crystal's Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English language
second edition, and a textbook/workbook bundle for Algeo and Pyles
Origins and development of the English language and Problems in
the origins and development of... If you're keen, check out the course website.
ENG305H1S (Swift, Pope, and their contemporaries). Textbooks have now been
ordered to the U of T Bookstore on College Street, and will be available
at the beginning of January. There will also be a modest coursepack, cost
about two dollars. If you're feeling ambitious, you can read
Gulliver's Travels or a biography of Swift or Pope over the
break to get ahead on the reading.
Courses for 2005-2006:
- ENG307F (Women's writing of the restoration and eighteenth
century). The course's home page is on ccnet, click here.
- ENG367Y (History of the English language, or, as I prefer to
think of it, Histories of Englishes). The course’s home page is on ccnet, click here.
- ENG6362F (History and Structure of the English language II,
perhaps the dullest title conceivable). Click here for the course webpage.
- ENG459S (Studies in 20th century literature: Language and power).
We'll be using Caribbean literature to exemplify broader questions of
language and power. This is an introductory course, though: I'm not
expecting you to have previous knowledge of either Caribbean literature or
English linguistics. The course webpage is here.
Courses for 2004-2005:
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