Subject: English
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: English


The term “literary canon” refers to a body of literary works regarded as significant, authoritative, and worthy of study. This course seeks to engage critically with changing expressions of canonicity over time. What cultural forces have affected canon formation? What do literary canons reveal about the values and biases of their societies? In what ways might decolonization and globalism shape the study of nationalistically based literary traditions?

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units of 100-level ENG
Note: Students with credit for ENG 204.6 may not take this course for credit. Histories of English course. Eligible to be used toward the College of Arts & Science English Language Writing Requirement.

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