Canadian Literature: Reading the Environment
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2005
Canadian literature represents different, competing understandings of the environment and its relationship to society. Novels by Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart, and Elizabeth Hay as well as travel narratives and letter diaries will be read in order to examine how perceptions of the environment inform cultural discourses, such as nationalism, multiculturalism and environmentalism.
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. a detailed critical knowledge of significant examples of Canadian literature (novels, diaries, travel narratives and journalism)
2. the ability to understand and critique literary concepts, such as allegory and realism; and
3. a comprehension of and critical perspective on the methodologies used to analyse the representation of the environment in literature.
|Content||By focusing on Canadian literature, the proposed course explores the representation of the environment in non-fiction writing (ie., letters, diaries, journalism) and fiction (ie., novels, poems). The course examines topics such as: the development of literary genres, methods of literary analysis, such as ecocriticism, and the relation of literature, culture and nationalism.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Assumed knowledge for ENGL3009 is 20 credit points of English courses at 2000 level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|