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Canadian Literature
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Canadian Literature' is a course offered in Fourth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To create awareness about Canadian culture and literary imagination; to make the students familiar with the unique aspects of Canadian literature; to develop in them a deep interest in the subtle thematic and technical experimentations in Canadian literature.

Unit 1

Introduction to Canadian.
Literature - Prose, Poetry, Drama, Fiction.

Unit 2

Poetry [All Detailed].
Daniel David Moses "The Persistence of Songs".
Eli Mandel "The Mad Women of the Plaza De Mayo". 
Margaret Atwood “Journey to the Interior”.
Clare Harris “Framed”.
Lakshmi Gill "Letter to a Prospective Immigrant”.

Unit 3

Drama [Detailed].
George Ryga: "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe".

Unit 4

Prose Northrop Frye: "Conclusion to A Literary History of Canada" [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

Fiction [All Non-Detailed].
Sinclair Ross. "As for Me and My House".
Gabrielle Roy. "Enchantment and Sorrow".

  1. Kudchedkar, Shirinand Jameela Begum A (ed.) Canadian Voices. New Delhi: Pencraft lnternational, 1996.
  2. George Ryga: The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Toronto:Talon Books,1970.
  3. Northrop Frye: The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination: Toronto, 1971(213-252).
  4. Sinclair Ross. As for Me and My House. Toronto: New Canadian Library, 1989.
  5. Roy, Gabrielle. Enchantment and Sorrow. The Autobiography of Gabrielle Roy. Tr. Patricia Claxton. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1987.
  6. Brown, Russell M, Donna Bennett. Ed. An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English. 2 Vols. Toronto: OUP, 1982. 
  1. Bennett, Donna and Russell M Brown (ed.) An Anthology of Canadian Literature 2 Vols. New York:OUP.1982.
  2. New, WH, A History of Canadian Literature. MeGill:Queens Press, 2003.
  3. Israel, Milton (ed.) The South Asian Diasporain Canada. Ontario: Multi Cultural History Society,1987.
  4. Harrison, Dick. Unnamed Country: The Struggle for a Canadian Prairie Fiction. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1977.
  5. Moses, Daniel David and Terry Goldie. Ed. An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English. Toronto: OUP, 1998.
  6. Howells, CoralAnn and Eva Marie Kroeller. Eds. Cambridge History of Canadian Literature. London: CUP, 2009.