Cross-listed Courses

All of the courses on the list below can be used to satisfy the cross-listed electives requirement for BHPC Master’s students, including courses outside the student’s home unit.

There may be eligible elective courses in participating BHPC programs that aren’t yet cross-listed here. Students who wish to count any as-yet unlisted courses toward their BHPC electives requirement should email the Program Co-ordinator with details of the course in question; eligible courses will be added to the list below. Courses from graduate units which aren’t part of BHPC may also be considered, provided those courses have a demonstrable connection to the study of book history.

Please note that at the time of posting, this information is provisional in the case of some units, and not yet available in the case of others (in which case the previous year’s offerings are still displayed). The inclusion of any given course in this list does not guarantee its availability to students outside the unit concerned.


Art History (2022–2023)

FAH1123H: Art of the Medieval Book

FAH1220H: Multi-Media Transmorphism: The Many Arts of the Netherlandish Renaissance

FAH1462H: Photography and Scientific Representation in the 19th Century

FAH1486H: Bloomsbury and Vorticism

FAH1935H: Contemporary Art Practices and the Modernist Archive

FAH3000H: Art of the Caribbean and its Diasporas

FAH1205H: Early Modern Intermediality

FAH1476H: Surrealism and Art

FAH1490H: Photography and the Occult

FAH1961H: Art and Activism


Classics (2022–2023)

GRK1000H: Advanced Greek Language (Prose Composition)

GRK1800H: Special Topics in Greek Literature (Language-Intensive)

LAT1000H: Advanced Latin Language (Prose Composition)

LAT1800H: Special Topics in Latin Literature (Language-Intenstive)

CLA5028H: Topics in Graeco-Roman History: Economics, Ethics and the Classics

CLA5023H: Topics in the Study of Roman Literature and Culture: Apuleius of Madauros

CLA5012SH: Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Intellectual Debate in the 5th Century BCE

CLA5021H: Topics in the Study of Greek and Hellenistic Literature and Culture: Writing Rome – in Greek


Comparative Literature (2022–2023)

COL5016H: Art and Politics: Bertolt Brecht, Robert Lepage

COL5018H: Gender, Agency, and Life Writing

COL5136H: Space, Place and Power

JFC5129H: Performative Autobiographical Acts: Painted and Photographic Representations of Self in Personal and Political Testimonials

JLA5082H: The Rhetoric of Photography

COL5086H: Literature, Culture and Contact in Medieval Iberia

COL5109H: Jean-Luc Nancy: Retreating the Aesthetic

COL5111H: Revenge, Resistance, Race and Law

COL 5122H: Text and Digital Media

COL5147H: Books at Risk

JCO5121H: Apuleius of Madauros

JFC1813H: Literature of Contact and Anthropological Thought 16th-18 Century


English (2022–2023)

ENG2012H: Life-Writing in Early Modern England

ENG2226H: Early Modern Manuscripts

ENG2506H: Shakespeare’s Theatrical (After) Lives

ENG3302H: Being There: Liveness and Presence ca. 1750-1830

ENG3338H: Satire and the Great Laughter Debate

ENG4211H: Romanticism and Translation

ENG4404H: Victorian Memory/Victorian Forgetting

ENG5021H: Black Forms: Critical Race Theory and Diasporic Literature

ENG5042H: Justice and Form in Contemporary Canadian Ecopoetry

ENG6560H: Visual Media and Human Rights Work

ENG6544H: Queer, Trans and Feminist Historiographies

ENG6552H: Law and Literature

ENG6818H: Social Robots in the Cultural Imagination

ENG6822H: Critical Theory and Science and Technology Studies

ENG8000H: Texts, Theories, and Archives


French (2022-2023)

FRE1204H: Genres: Vers une étude de quelques sous-genres autobiographiques: autobiographie, journal/carnet, mémoires, correspondances

JFC 5129H: Performative Autobiographical Acts: Personal and Political Testimonials

FRE2109H: Histoire des pratiques littéraires et culturelles des femmes au Québec (1830-1960)

FRE 2099H: Roman et document dans l’extrême contemporain

JFF 1102H: Animages / Animots / Animotions: Mediating Animals


German (2021–2022)

GER1000H: German Studies Seminar: Culture, Theory, Text

GER1200H F Introduction to Medieval Studies

GER1661H: Modernism in Context

GER1540H: Revolution, War, and Terror: The Representation of Suffering and the Psychology of Aesthetics

GER1050H: Methods in Yiddish


History (2022–2023)

HIS1013H: Intellectuals and Decolonization

HIS1205H: The Communist Experience in Central and Eastern Europe: Genres of Interpretation

HIS1268H: The Holocaust: History and Historiography

HIS1001H: Topics in History: The Fascist Challenges in Europe: 1918–1945

HIS1040H: Maps in History: Power and Identity, Conflict and Imagination

HIS1265H: Atrocities and Memory in Postwar Europe and North America

HIS1662H: Rethinking Modernity through Japan

HIS1802H: Slavery in North America


History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2022–2023)

HPS1000H: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

HPS3010H: Social Epistemology

HPS4011H: Cognitive Technologies: Philosophical Issues and Debates

HPS4020H: Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies (STS)

HPS4021H: Feminist Approaches to Science & Technology Studies

HPS4103H: The Technological Underground: New Methods in History of Technology


Information (2022-2023; Master of Information and Master of Museum Studies programs)

INF1321H: Representing, Documenting, and Accessing the Cultural Record

INF1322H: Communities and Values

INF1323H: The Information Experience

INF1330H: Archives Concepts and Issues

INF1501H: Culture & Technology I

INF2103H: Recordkeeping Cultures

INF2120H: Conservation and Preservation of Recorded Information

INF2121H: Specialized Archives

INF2122H: Digital Preservation and Curation

INF2127H: Collections Development, Evaluation, and Management

INF2141H: Children’s Cultural Texts and Artifacts

INF2161H: History of Books & Publishing

INF2162H: Rare Books and Manuscripts

INF2172H: Readers’ Advisory: Reference Work and Resources

INF2174H: Histories of Records and Archives

INF2181H: Information Policy, Regulation, and Law

INF2225H: Digital Discourse

INF2228H: The Future of Things: Digitization and Remediation

INF2234H: Academic Librarianship

INF2240H: Political Economy and Cultural Studies of Information

INF2241H: Critical Making: Information Studies, Social Values, and Physical Computing

INF2243H: Critical Histories of Information and Communication Technologies

INF2302H: Special Topics in Information: Copyright for Information Professionals

INF2320H: Remix Culture

INF2331H: The Future of the Book

INF3009H: Theory and History of Media Technology

INF3014H: Cultural Interpretive Methods for Media

MSL1350H: Museums and Their Publics

MSL2301H: Special Topics in Museum Studies: Artifact, Audience, Text: Writing in the Museum

MSL2331H: Exhibitions, Interpretation, Communication

MSL2370H: Museums and Cultural Heritage: Context and Critical Issues

MSLxxxxH: Social Digital Memory

INF430H1: The Material and Information Cultures of Music


Italian Studies (2022–2023)

ITA1177H / ITA427H: The Italian Questione della Lingua

ITA1540H: Renaissance Italian Theatre

ITA1705H: Pirandello

ITA1535H: Topics in Italian Literature: Women Writers in Italy

ITA1535H: From Lombroso to the DDL Zan. Discourses of Gender and Sexuality in Italian Culture, 1870s – present day


Medieval Studies (2022–2023)

MST1023H: Early Medieval Latin and Greek Poetry

MST1104H: Latin Palaeography

MST1110H: Diplomatics and diplomatic editing

MST1384H: Exeter Book of Old English Verse

MST3347H: Late Antique and Early Medieval Philosophical Commentators

MST3603H: Society and Literary Texts in Medieval Spain


Music (2022–2023)

MUS1000H: Introduction to Music Research

MUS1006H: Public Music Scholarship

MUS1066H: Music and Racial/Ethnic Imagination

MUS1069H: Remix Music, from Analogue to Digital

MUS1235H: Topics in Music and the History of Medicine

MUS1245H: Orpheus

MUS1270H: Music and East Asian Modernity

MUS3610H: Music Entrepreneurship: Music & Cities

JDM3619H: Digital Media Distribution


Religion (2022–2023)

RLG3763H: Readings in Sanskrit Philosophy

RLG3610H / EMB5347HF: Wisdom in Second Temple Judaism

RLG3544H: Muslim Material Cultures

JPR2058H / JPR458H: Postsecular Political Thought: Religion, Radicalism, and the Limits of Liberalism

RLG2020H / RLG447H1F: Early Christianity, Ancient Judaism, Ancient “Magic”

RLG3704H: Readings in Sanskrit Literature

RLG3252H: Letter of James and Early Christian Wisdom

RLG3710H: Newar Religion

RLG***H: Islamic Origins: Sources, Debates, and Prospects

RLG3622H / RLG433H: Maimonides

NMC2055: Qu’ran and Its Interpretation


Spanish & Portuguese (2022–2023)

SPA 2404H: The Latin American Novel

SPA 2428H: Latin American Visual Cultures

SPA 2160H: Transatlantic Hispanic Baroque

SPA 2415H: Disability and Latin American Cultural Production