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Department
English
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ENG353Y1
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Vikki Visvis

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Week of 14th Sept. 2010
*Lecture outlines are available on Portal.
Introduction to Course - "Where is Here?": Historical Survey of Canadian Literature
1) Thematic Criticism in the 1970s
Frye looks back at all the literature written thus far, and pulls out the central themes-Thematic Criticism.
a) Strangled articulateness: tacitness, Canadians don't talk a lot.
b) Terror of nature, portraying it as a malevolent force
x Isolation b/c of the cold
x Expansiveness, space: nature is indifferent to us, which is what terrifies the soul, and not just
the body)
x Sense of being terrorized by indifference.
c) Colonial mentality: inferior sense of being because of colonial status, always looking to Britain.
d) Garrison mentality (Frye)-military fort designed to keep threats out.
x Communities started as garrisons, built to keep things out-bears, raiders, natives. Protected
early settlers from physical threats, but also affected the way Canadians saw themselves, and
how it influenced their imaginations.
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