Spring 2023 - ENGL 112W C100

Literature Now (3)

Class Number: 7722

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2023
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM



Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.


This course aims to introduce students to a range of genres in English literature by placing canonical texts in conversation with contemporary works. The course explores how, in the words of Linda Hutcheon, "art is derived from other art; stories are born of other stories" (Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation 2). In looking at how key themes central to both romance and realism are recycled, revised, or rejected, the course invites students to explore how contemporary forms rely on established discourses to create new meaning.


  • Discussion Participation 10%
  • Essay 1 (600-700 words) 15%
  • Essay 1 Rewrite (750-850 words) 15%
  • Outline for Essay 2 (Peer Review) 10%
  • Essay 2 (900-1,000 words) 25%
  • Final Exam 25%



As You Like It, (Arden edition), Shakespeare.
ISBN: 9781904271222

Emma, (200th anniversary ed.), Austen.
ISBN: 978 0 14-310771-2

Anne of Green Gables, Montgomery.
ISBN: 978-0553213133

NW, Smith
ISBN: 978-0143170280

Essex County (2009), Lemire
ISBN: 978-1603090384

Nimona, Stevenson.
ISBN: 9780062278227


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Department Undergraduate Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE Re 300 and 400 level courses: 75% of spaces in 300 level English courses, and 100% of spaces in 400 level English courses, are reserved for declared English Major, Minor, Extended Minor, Joint Major, and Honours students only, until open enrollment begins.

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- To receive credit for the course, students must complete all requirements.
- Tutorials/Seminars WILL be held the first week of classes.
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Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

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Required Readings are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase online through the SFU Bookstore's website. 

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NOTE: This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in Canvas.

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Registrar Notes:


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