Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG215H1S L0101

ENG215H1S L0101 TR 2-5
Canadian Short Story
R. Brown 
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Jackman Humanities Building, Room 630

Brief Description of Course: A study of Canadian short fiction from its origins to the present. The course will emphasize close readings of individual stories combined with an understanding of the forms, histories, milieus, and cultural traditions that inform these stories.

Required Reading: Canadian Short Stories (Penguin, 2005), ed. Russell Brown and Donna Bennett.

Web Site Address (if applicable): This course will use Canvas (not Blackboard). For access to the website, send an email to

First Three Authors/Texts: Harry Robinson, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Michael Crummey. 

Method of Instruction: Lecture / discussion.

Method of Evaluation: Engaged participation (10%); quizzes or other in-class writing (15%); essay (40%); exam (35%).

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