Class Time MON/WED 2:30-3:50 Please arrive on time
Class Location 10-4588
Class Blog All assignments, messages from the instructor, announcements, and supplementary materials will be available here. Students are expected to check this blog regularly.
Dr. Dickson’s Phone 250-960-5364
Dr. Dickson’s Email Address
Student Meeting Hours TUES: 10:00-1:00 by appointment

WED: 9:00-11:00 drop-in


Location: CMH (Charles McCaffray Hall) 3053

TUES: sign up sheet on my office door, 20-minute appointments.


WED: first come, first served. No appointment necessary for these hours.

ENGL Administrative Assistant

Kathy Shaw

Phone: 250-960-5712


Office: 3rd fl. of CMH

Hours: 8:30-4:30

The Administrative Assistants on the 3rd floor of CMH can help you if the instructor is unavailable.
Librarian, English

Annelise Dowd


For appointments, go to

Annelise is our librarian. She holds office hours and is available for research consultation.



Designed to provide students with a good grounding in English literary history, this course provides a survey of major British literary movements from the late Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the Eighteenth Century.  We will be drawing on a selection of works and genres, including poetry, fiction, drama and the literary essay, exploring both their formal aspects and their aesthetic, social, and ideological contexts.  There will be an emphasis on the four “big Rs” that shaped social and literary development of the period (“Renaissance,” Reformation, Regicide, and Restoration).

Students are expected to have some grounding in English literary studies as we will be augmenting basic reading and interpretive skills with an emphasis on secondary research.  A research essay will be a major component of the course evaluation.  This course will form the basis of advanced literary studies.  Students are expected to arrive in class having read and considered all materials.  There will be an emphasis on student participation.