Queen's UniversittyDepartment of English
ENGL 215 (F)


Course Description

This course is designed to promote interest in and appreciation for modern and contemporary prose fiction by introducing students to a selection of the most influential short stories and novels of the twentieth century. The course will provide students with a vocabulary for reading and discussing twentieth-century works of prose, and it will explore some of the most important themes, ideas, and preoccupations in modern and contemporary prose fiction. American, British, Canadian, and world authors will be represented.

Evaluation methods will include written assignments, class attendance and participation, periodic quizzes, and a final exam.

Course Information

ENGL 160 Class Locations

Room 147, Botterell Hall (autumn term)
Room 143, Botterell Hall (winter term)

ENGL 160 Class Hours

Wednesdays, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Fridays, 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
(Time Block 43)

Teaching Assistants

Rachel Friars (student surnames A-J)


Shawn Hamm (student surnames K-Z)


Departmental Student Council (DSC) Representatives

Sanjna Rajput


Maria Shaheen



ENGL 160 Course Syllabus (2018-2019)



Essay Assignments are posted to this Web site three weeks before the essay's due date.

How to Submit a Late Essay (Course Syllabus Appendix A)

Final Examination

Final Examination Format (Course Syllabus Appendix X)

PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations are posted to this Web site within 24 hours of class. You may need to refresh your browser to access the latest version.

Introduction to ENGL 160 (7 Sept. 2018; updated 12 Sept. 2018)

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Prose Fiction (12 Sept. 2018)

The Elements of Fiction (14 Sept. 2018; updated 19 Sept. 2018)


English Department Web Site

Queen's Encyclopaedia: Traditional Territories

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Queen's University Department of English OWL Gateway

Other Materials

Grade Conversion Scale (Course Syllabus Appendix Y)

Statement of Academic Integrity (Course Syllabus Appendix Z)

Readings (19 Sept. 2018)

Readings (21 Sept. 2018)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2018 .