Contexts of Literature
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An introduction to the relationships between literature and other aspects of our culture.
A01-Fall: Tudor Queens and Other Bolyen Girls
A general introduction to sixteenth-century English literary texts (long and short, famous and little read) in the context of recent representations of sixteenth-century English culture (in popular and serious fiction and on film). Particular focus on the question of why contemporary audiences remain fascinated with Tudor literature and subject matter, especially with the wives and daughters of Henry VIII.
A01-Spring: Literature and Hockey in Canada
An introduction to the varieties of literature about hockey in Canada. Examines novels, poetry, nonfiction, and one film. Texts will be studied in relation to the myth of hockey in Canada and the relationship between this myth and Canadian national identity.
Notes: - Students may take 250 for a maximum of 3 units of credit.
- Primarily designed as an elective for students not intending to major in English.
Undergraduate course in English offered by the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities.