ENG-3345 Contemporary Canadian Literature

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENG-1052 or ENG-1220, and ENG-1310 or ENG-2171 or ENG-2282 or ENG-2322.

Students in this course will gain an appreciation for the literature of the U.S.'s close neighbor to the north. Through close reading and discussion of novels, poems, and stories, students will consider not only the individual voices and concerns of Canadian writers but also what makes Canadian writing distinctive. How is it different, if at all, from American writing? How is it similar? How does Canadian literature speak to us on a personal level, and what can it contribute to the literature of the world? (Spring semester, odd years)