Spring 2020 - WL 203 C100

Subversive Genres (3)

Class Number: 5444

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 15, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA



Explores the destabilizing potential of literary and artistic genres as they move across cultural lines. Focuses on genres that have traveled widely, such as Gothic horror, utopian fantasy, science fiction or ecocriticism and environmental literature. This course may be repeated once for credit when different topics are offered. Breadth-Humanities.


  • Short Essay 20%
  • Book Report 10%
  • Term Paper 25%
  • Online Participation 10%
  • Final Exam 35%



Ecocriticism: The Essential Reader, 14 edition  (2014)
ISBN: 9780415508605

King of Trees, 10 edition  (2010)
ISBN: 9780811218665

Ten Thousand Things, (1984)
ISBN: 9781590170137

The Tuner of Silences, 12 edition  (2012)
ISBN: 9781926845951

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

All CODE Courses are delivered through Canvas unless noted otherwise on the course outline.

Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.

All CODE courses have an Additional Course Fee of $40

Exams are scheduled to be written on the SFU Burnaby campus at the noted time and date (unless noted as a take-home exam). 
If your course has a take-home exam, please refer to Canvas for further details. 

Students are responsible for following all Exam Policies and Procedures (e.g., missing an exam due to illness).

This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in your online delivery method, such as Canvas.

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Registrar Notes:

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