ENGL * 3670 – Twentieth-Century Canadian Literature and Criticism F (3-0) [0.50]

This multigenre course examines formations of, and resistances to, ideas of national consciousness and cultural identity in Canadian literature and criticism in English from the beginnings of the twentieth century to the 1960s. Reading-intensive course. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

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Posted On : March 16, 2011

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This is a really interesting and intense course that introduces you to modernism in Canada. It's not a very well-defined period (sort of a study of the "dark-age" of Canadian literature), as texts from 1920-60 weren't widely publicized. That said, you should be studying an array of art-forms (paintings, films, poetry), that made a huge impact on establishing a Canadian literary identity. If anything, you'll learn that early Can Lit is more than just a stack of dreary stories about living in the prairie. Very worth-while!
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