English Minority Cultures

4th year, Stationary studies,
English Cultures and Literatures programme

Instructor / Lecturer: Eugenia Sojka, Ph.D.
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Minority cultural and literary discourses. Constructing/ deconstructing Canadianness

The course examines literary and cultural texts (film and other visual arts) of several minority groups in Canada with reference to the problem of de/constructing Canadianness. It focuses on the poetics of minority discourses and on complex relationships between dominant and minority cultures. It explores concepts of nationhood, citizenship, identity, diaspora, multiculturality, transculturality, ethnicization and racialization and various strategies used by both the visible and invisible minority writers and artists in Canada.