ENGLISH 9126B ~ Contemporary Canadian Literature in Cross-Border Contexts

Professor Manina Jones

Winter Half Course.

What does it mean to read “from the nation’s edge”? In this course we will consider a selection of contemporary Canadian fiction and film in the light of recent critical and theoretical work in the interdisciplinary field of Border Studies, in order to explore the limits of our national literature. We will analyze the ways in which movements across geo-political lines, including the US-Canada border, indigenous territorial boundaries, and other trans-national spaces are negotiated, regulated and challenged in contemporary Canadian fiction. (see pdf for text list)

View course syllabus here: English 9126B.