The first collection of critical essays devoted to the study of english-canadian literary anthologies brings together the work of thirteen prominent critics to investigate anthology formation in canada. Because this refocusing of critical energies on the nation has unquestionably energized canadian literary studies, it seems an appropriate time to utilize this as my analysis of mccourt and kreisel's work has demonstrated, first solitude regionalists invoke this very logic when they equate regional identity with spatial. Studies on canadian literature: lntroduction and critical essays, edited with an intro- duction, bibliography, and one chapter by arnold e davidson new york: mla, 1990 v + 371 pp writing against the sikmce: joy kogawa's “obaum” toronto: ecw press, 1993 97 pp coyote country: fictions of the canadian west. A) approaches literature through the lens of psychoanalysis b) is concerned with finding weaknesses in a work c) is concerned with your 'gut' reaction to a work d ) focuses on the techniques and strategies a writer uses to create a work question 5: which is true of the context-centred approach to literary analysis. Study of terminology, monologue, tableau, script reading and script writing students develop reflective and critical thinking skills as they analyze the function and significance of canadian drama in a society in a local and national context first nations/ aboriginal literature: students will locate aboriginal texts and analyze.
Candian literature, ed william toye toronto: oup, 1983 daiches, david, ed the penguin companion to literature: britain and the commonwealth london: penguin, 1971 davidson, arnold e studies on canadian literature introductory and critical essays the modern language association of america new york:. English 302: an introduction to canadian literature is a six-credit, senior level course designed to introduce students to the canadian literary tradition from colonial times to the 1970s although most of the works in the course are by english-canadian authors, translations of several french-canadian works. Introduction to indigenous literary criticism in canada collects 26 seminal critical essays indispensable to our understanding of the rapidly growing field of not only for teachers and readers of indigenous literature and indigenous studies, but also for teachers and readers of canadian literature and the humanities more. The oxford handbook of canadian literature provides a broad-ranging introduction to some of the key critical fields, genres, and periods in canadian literary studies the essays in this volume, written by prominent theorists in the field, reflect the plurality of critical perspectives, regional and historical specializations, and.
Although the history of an intellectual tradition of native american and indigenous literary criticism is still not well documented, indigenous literary studies claims a continuity he observes, too, that indigenous writers in canada have continued to explore the role orality plays in written traditions in the twenty-first century. Shifting the ground of canadian literary studies is a collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine the various contexts—political, social, and smaro kamboureli's introduction demonstrates that these essays engage with the larger realm of human and social practices—throne speeches, book clubs, policies of.
All first-year english literature courses share the following features: students are instructed in the writing of critical essays on literary subjects students are taught to recognize and understand a variety of literary devices and textual elements, such as metaphor, symbolism, distinctions between author and narrator/narrating. Margaret eleanor atwood cc oont frsc (born november 18, 1939) is a canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, and environmental activist she is a winner of the arthur c clarke award, prince of asturias award for literature and the peace prize of the german book trade she has been shortlisted for the.