Studies in Canadian Literature: Special Topic
This year: Exploration and Travel Literature
This course will explore motifs of exploration and travel in poems, stories, novels, and non fiction texts by Canadian authors with special emphasis on representations of the west coast. The travel narrative as genre; representation of landscape, hunting, and animals; encounters with First Nations; gender and exploration; exploration and nationalism; "the North"; scientific exploration; travel literature and the creation of national parks; contemporary wilderness narratives.
Graduate course in the English program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.