English 302 introduces students to the Canadian literary tradition from colonial times to the 1970s. Although most of the works in the course are by English-Canadian authors, translations of several French-Canadian works are also included. Themes and questions covered in the course include nature and the Canadian attitude toward it, isolation and alienation, women in Canadian literature, the gothic element, views of native peoples in Canadian literature, and the motifs of garden and cage. The course includes unitsaddressing frontier experiences, life in rural and small town communities, poetry, urban prose, and drama.
Note: You can find this poem immediately after “They Eat Out,” on p. 6 of Power Politics.