Queen's UniversittyDepartment of English
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ENGL 465 (FW)


Course Description

ENGL 215 is a survey of Canadian literature in English from the Confederation period to the present day. Through the study of representative works of Canadian poetry, prose, and drama, students will trace the development of Canadian literature from its origins as an outgrowth of British literature to its establishment as a discrete national literature with its own distinct voice, set of traditions, and diversity of subject matter.

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Course Information

ENGL 160 Class Location

Room B201, Mackintosh-Corry Hall

ENGL 160 Class Hours

Mondays, 8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Thursdays, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
(Time Block 31)

Teaching Assistants

Kellen Jones (student surnames A-G)


Jordana Mendicino (student surnames H-O)


Michael Occhionero (student surnames P-Z)


Departmental Student Council (DSC) Representatives

Spencer Cowl


Johanna Schaly


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ENGL 215 Course Syllabus (Fall and Winter 2017-2018)

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Essay Assignments are posted to this Web site three weeks before the essay's due date.

Essay 1 (In-Class) Assignment (posted 28 Sept. 2017; to be written 19 Oct. 2017)

Essay 1 Memo from TA Kellen Jones

Essay 2 (1000 words) Assignment (posted 9 Nov. 2017; due 30 Nov. 2017)

How to Submit a Late Essay (Syllabus Appendix A)

Group Work

Scott, In the Village of Viger (chs. 1-5) (28 Sept. 2017)

Page, Poetry (2 Nov. 2017)

Richler, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Part 4) (16 Nov. 2017)

Atwood, The Edible Woman (chs. 13-21) (28 Nov. 2017)

Final Examination

Final Examination Format (Syllabus Appendix X)

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PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations are posted to this Web site within 24 hours of class.

Introduction to ENGL 215 (11 Sept. 2017; updated 18 Sept. 2017)

Unit 1: Confederation Poets (14 Sept. 2017 - 21 Sept. 2017)

Unit 2: Scott, In the Village of Viger (25 Sept. 2017 - 5 Oct. 2017)

In-Class Essay Instructions (28 Sept. 2017)

Unit 3: Leacock, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (12 Oct. 2017 - 16 Oct. 2017)

Unit 4: Modernist Poets (23 Oct. 2017 - 2 Nov. 2017)

Unit 5: Richler, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (6 Nov. 2017 - 16 Nov. 2017)

Self-Evaluation (Autumn) Instructions (20 Nov. 2017)

Unit 6: Atwood, The Edible Woman (20 Nov. 2017 - 30 Nov. 2017)

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Internal Links

Queen's University Department of English Language and Literature

Queen's Encyclopaedia: Traditional Territories

External Links

The Canadian Encyclopaedia

Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing

CBC Digital Archives


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Other Materials

Grade Conversion Scale (Course Syllabus Appendix Y)

Statement of Academic Integrity (Course Syllabus Appendix Z)

Readings: Crawford and Roberts (14 Sept. 2017)

Readings: Carman and Johnson (18 Sept. 2017)

Readings: Lampman and Scott (21 Sept. 2017)

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This page was last updated on 30 November, 2017 .