CDN385H1: Re-Imagining Canada: Creative Visions of Our Past, Present, and Futures

Hours

24S

Artists and writers are re-imagining Canada, exploring alternate pasts, presents, and futures, often critiquing systemic inequities by positing “what ifs” of resistance and renewal, while reclaiming agency, voice, and power for those who are disadvantaged in society. This course will examine these re-imaginings across various media such as fiction, poetry, graphic novels, films, multimedia installations, performance art, paintings, virtual reality works, and video games. Examples will be drawn from a wide variety of genres such as speculative fiction, Afrofuturism, Indigenous arctic horror, trans, queer, Indigenous and Indigiqueer perspectives.

Prerequisite
Completion of 4.0 credits
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)