This course is designed to follow “Oh, Canada? An Introduction to Canadian Literature and Culture” (Spring 2017) and the Alice Munro class (Fall 2017). For those WISE students who want a taste of Canadian literature, it’s a fine opportunity to jump in with both feet. Our goal is to broaden our understanding of Canada through its literature and the arts, while coming to know and appreciate Canadian authors and artists.
GROUP LEADER: Marcia Tannenbaum lived in rural Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario, from 1981-1986, during which time she developed a deep respect for and appreciate of Canadian literature, the CBC and Winter! In the summer of 2017, she revisited the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal in an effort to update her own Canadian experience and develop a new appreciation of our friendly neighbor to the North.
BOOKS (required): Prayers of a Very Wise Child, by Roch Carrier: ISBN: 0-14-014916-3; Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson, ISBN: 0312171838; What We Aren’t Told, ed. Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson ISBN: 0-679-31071-1. Before first class, read the article by Richard Foot on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms @thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
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