English 3156

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%.

Sample Schedule:

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

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