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Week 4 Readings

October 1st, 2012 by Colin Martin

So, a reminder that we continue this week with the poems by Pratt and F.R. Scott and move on from there to Clarke’s Whylah Falls. Add your comments on any of these works for the week to this post.

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Week Three Readings

September 24th, 2012 by Colin Martin

Hi All,

Let’s try to keep the conversation organized by posting comments to the week when the readings are most relevant; I see that the comments are still all being posted to the welcome post. So, for those talking about the week 3 readings by Service, Pratt, and Scott, post your comments to this thread.

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Week Two Readings

September 19th, 2012 by Colin Martin

Hi All,

To make it a little easier to manage the comment threads, I will put in a new topic each week that you can add to. This (and last )weeks readings include the anonymous poem “Nathaniel’s Tilt”, the poem by Donncha Rua Mac Conmara, Oliver Goldsmith’s “The Rising Village”, the poems by George William Gillespie and Alexander McLachlan, as well as the selected poems by Isabella Valency Crawford, E. Pauline Johnson, and Charles G.D. Roberts. Thank you very much to the people who have already left their postings; I look forward to seeing the rest of yours!


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Getting Things Started

September 7th, 2012 by Colin Martin

Welcome to ENGL239.06, Immigrant and Transnational Canadian Poetry. Over the course of the term, we’ll be looking at a variety of different moments in Canadian poetry that explore what it means to be in this place but either from or identifying with some other place and culture. Canada’s poetry evokes the depth and breadth of the many cultural and political identities that represent people in Canada and, as this course cannot possibly cover them all, students can use this blog to enrich the course material in a couple of key ways: first, by responding to the class readings with blog posts in order to bring multiple perspectives to a conversation about the material. Students are expected to respond weekly and, at the end of the term, compile their responses into a hard copy to be graded. Second, students are also encouraged to add to the conversation by bringing in other relevant sources and ideas. Remember that copyrighted material cannot be reproduced here without permission by the authors but, if that material’s online, students can post links to it so that we can all take a look and form responses.

Once more, welcome to the course; I look forward to the conversation we will have and to your contributions to this dynamic and everchanging topic.

Colin Martin

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