ENGL 376 B1: Late 20th Century Canadian Texts

K. Smitka

This course examines texts that engage with cultural nationalism, social equality, and multiculturalism: topics that shaped Canadian culture in the second-half of the twentieth century. The literary texts we will study will be contextualized within the quest for a unified Canadian identity that marked the 1950s and 1960s, and the subsequent rejection of this value—as demonstrated in the shift away from a Eurocentric approach to immigration—in the 1970s and 1980s.