BACanadian Literature

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


Jason Blake, PhD, 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.


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).


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.