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ENG4362 – Canadian Literature in English

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Course content

The course provides an introduction to Canadian literature in English, where the main emphasis will be on poetry and fiction (novels as well as short stories) from the twentieth century, although some central texts from the nineteenth century will also be addressed. The main focus of the course will be on 1) main points of development in Canadian literary history, and 2) some central Canadian themes (e.g. "identity").

Learning outcome

The students will become familiar with central aspects of Canadian culture and society through a study of the country's literature. The syllabus texts will be studied both for their unique features in terms of the national literature, and their place in a larger Anglo-American context.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course can be taken as a first course.

Recommended previous knowledge

The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English

Overlapping courses

This course overlaps with ENG2322 – Canadian Literature in English (discontinued).


The course is taught throughout the semester with 2 hours per week, 28 hours in all. At the middle of the semester there is a two-week period with no teaching, which will be used for self-study and work with assignments. The students are supposed to attend the course regularly


Students are required to deliver a term paper of ca. 10 standard pages. The first draft is to be delivered after the reading week(s). The draft will be assessed by the teacher, and a final version is to be delivered at the end of teaching. Evaluation will be based on the term paper.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Facts about this course






Spring 2007


Spring 2007

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