Modern Canadian Drama
Texts: Modern Canadian Plays II (Ed. Jerry Wasserman), Robert Chafe: Two Plays (Robert Chafe, PUC).
Evaluation: Quizzes (Best 5 out of 6) - 10%; In-class essay - 15%; Review - 10%; Seminar or 2nd In-class essay - 15%; Essay - 20%; Final Examination - 30%.
Week 1 - Introduction
Week 2 - The Orphan Muses (Michel Marc Bouchard)
Week 3 - Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (Tomson Highway)
Week 4 - finish Dry Lips; Polygraph (Robert LePage)
Week 5 - Polygraph
Week 6 - 7 Stories (Morris Panych)
Week 7 - 7 Stories; In-class essay; Never Swim Alone (Daniel MacIvor)
Week 8 - Never Swim Alone
Week 9 - Lion in the Streets (Judith Thompson)
Week 10 - Fronteras Americanas (Guillermo Verdecchia); In-class essay
Weel 11 - Problem Child (George F. Walker); Essay due
Week 12 - Butler's Marsh (Robert Chafe); Review due
Week 13 - Tempting Providence (Robert Chafe); Review class