Fall 2022 - ENGL 115W D100

Literature and Culture (3)

Class Number: 4489

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 13, 2022
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby



An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.


Why do we do comply? And why not? And what does either option look like? Questions of contemporary interest, to which we will apply some classic perspectives.


  • Three very short "interest" papers (1-2 pages each). 15%
  • Presentation or Creative Project 20%
  • Term Paper (6-7 pages) 35%
  • Final Exam (2 hours) 30%


Our required readings will be supplemented with a bit of poetry by Wole Soyinka, Joy Kogawa, William Blake, and others.



Sophocles, Antigone, ed. and trans. Robert Bagg (Harper Perennial, 2004).
ISBN: 978-0-06-213212-3

George Orwell, 1984  (Penguin).
ISBN: 9780451524935

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  (Harper Perennial, 50th anniversary edition).
ISBN: 9780061980268

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings, ed. Vincent Carretta  (Broadview Press).
ISBN: 9781551112626

Margaret Laurence, The Stone Angel  (Mclelland and Stewart, 1988)
ISBN: 9780771099892

William Shakespeare, King Lear  (Oxford, 2000), eds Wells and Taylor.
ISBN: 978-0199535828


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