Queen's UniversittyDepartment of English
ENGL 215 (F)


Canadian Literature: A Micropedia is a resource currently under development by Dr May and his ENGL 215 class, "Canadian Literature," an online course taking place in the spring and summer term of the 2017 academic year. Students in ENGL 215 are responsible for contributing a Micropedia article on a single poem, short story, novel chapter, or play act from the course syllabus. Canadian Literature: A Micropedia will remain on Dr May's Web site is a miniature repository of resources for the use of future students and readers of Canadian literature.



"After Rain" by P.K. Page

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler

Chapter 1.1

Chapter 1.14

Chapter 4.2


"The Devil's Language" by Marilyn Dumont

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing by Tomson Highway

Act 1 (1st Half)

Act 2 (2nd Half)

Act 2 (1st Half)


The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

Chapter 3

Chapter 8

Chapter 13

Chapter 23

Chapter 31


Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Act 2

Act 3

"Great Men" by John Barton

Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

Part 1 (1st Half)

Part 1 (2nd Half)

Part 2 (1st Half)


"Heirloom" by A.M. Klein

"Home-Made Beer" by Al Purdy

"How to Speak Poetry" by Leonard Cohen


"I Have Not Lingered in European Monasteries" by Leonard Cohen

In the Village of Viger by Duncan Campbell Scott

"The Desjardins"


"The Lonely Land" by A.J.M. Smith


Moose Meat and Wild Rice by Basil Johnston

"Secular Revenge"

"The Kiss and the Moonshine"


"Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon" by Duncan Campbell Scott


Poor Super Man by Brad Fraser

Act 1 (1st Half)

Act 2 (1st Half)

Act 2 (2nd Half)


"The Stenographers" by P.K. Page

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock

Chapter 12: "L'Envoi: The Train to Mariposa"

"Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen


"The Wisdom of Old Jelly Roll" by A.J.M. Smith

"Women Who Forgot the Taste of Limes" by Gregory Scofield

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