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Television Studies [NEW COURSE!] Adam Frank Term 2 MWF, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM “On Television” This course takes up television (specifically, North American television) as an object of investigation and a subject for criticism. Our method will be to approach television by watching it, by reading critical and historical writing about it, and by […]
NEW COURSE: “What is Happening in the English Language Today?”
We will study grammatical changes ongoing in English as it is spoken and written in the twenty-first century. Apart from very obvious changes, such as the use of be like or be all by younger speakers as a ‘quotative’ (And he was like, “I’m out of here”), there are many less obvious changes.
Stefan Dollinger Cambridge University Press 2019 This lively account of the making of Canadian English traces the variety’s conceptual, social and linguistic developments from the twentieth century to the present. This book is not just another history of Canadian English; it is a history of the variety’s discovery, codification, and eventual acceptance, as well as […]
NEW COURSE: “Old, Weird, America”
This course, on pre-imperial US literature, gravitates around ‘weird’ nineteenth-century writing that is fascinated by deformed or disfigured bodies, unlikely or extraordinary events, and what is contaminated or impossible.
NEW COURSE: ‘Anti-/De-/Post-Colonization’
We will read and discuss a selection of diverse literary and cultural texts that engage with both critical theory and Indigenous thought and practice in nuanced and creative ways, from short stories and poetry, to films and art installations.
NEW COURSE: “Early Canadian Writing”How has Canada’s particular colonial history shaped what has been recognised as Canadian literature and culture? How have settlement patterns, geographical features, or political structures affected cultural production in Canada? In this course, we will look at some significant works in Canadian literary culture in English from its emergence in pre-Confederation colonial literature to its development until the end of the World War I.
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NEW COURSE: “Writing the Cold War in Asia”
This course will explore literary and cultural networks related to societies in the Global South, focusing on how writers from regions such as Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia have sought to remember the history of the Cold War in Asia and its afterlife.
NEW COURSE: “Women Who Refuse to Keep Quiet: Fiction by African Women”
Our readings, drawn from a range of countries, are entertaining, disturbing & disruptive, challenging the status quo, and engaging with both the socio-political impact of colonization and challenges facing post-colonial African societies.