BACanadian Literature

Credit points: 5
Contact hours: 60
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Igor Maver, PhD, Full Professor

Instructor

Jason Blake, PhD, Associate Professor

Course Description

Objectives and subject-specific competencies:

A profound understanding of the literary genre, specifically the Canadian short story. The emphasis will be on structure, themes and contents, style and the development of this genre.

Content:

This seminar will focus on the Canadian short story. The main focal points: the characteristics of the short story, specific aspects of the Canadian short story, reasons Canadian writers' success - especially female writers - in this genre. The main methodological approach will be "close reading.

Course Literature:

Various short stories by Canadian authors of the 20th and 21st centuries (including Leacock, Callaghan, Richler, Gallant, Atwood, and Munro).

Grading:

A seminar paper. Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.