Studies in American Regional Literature: Canadian Literature

Course Number: ENGL 133CL
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement, American History and Institutions
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 133AA-ZZ
Quarter: Winter 2018
Instructor: Lousley, Cheryl
Day(s): TR
Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location: SH 2635
Description:

“1-800-Freedom.” Is that a US number or a Canadian one? Poet Sina Queyras’s Expressway – in which that line & number appears – is one of several border-crossing texts we’ll read as we study how contemporary Canadian writers imagine their world through the intersections of colonial and diasporic histories, ecological transformations, and globalization. From the internationally acclaimed Margaret Atwood to the comic Indigenous fiction of Thomas King, the course will cross genres, trouble stereotypes, and queer Canada.