MEG 12 Solved Assignment 2020-21 – A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature You will have one assignment for the Master’s Degree in English Course-MEG-12. This assignment is a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) and carries 100 marks. This assignment covers the entire course.
Aims: The TMA is concerned mainly with assessing your application and understanding of the course material. You are not required to reproduce chunks of information from the course material but to use the skills of critical appreciation and good expression that you may have acquired during the course of study. This assignment aims to teach as well as to assess your performance. Please ensure that you read the study material thoroughly. Do make points as you
go along. If there is anything you do not understand, please ask your Counsellor at the Study Centre for clarification. Once you are able to do the assignments satisfactorily, you will be ready to take the exam with confidence.
A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature
Solved Assignment 2020- 21
Max. Marks: 100
Attempt all TEN questions and answer each question in approximately 500 words.
1 What are some major concerns that dominate 20th century Canadian Literature? Give a reasoned answer. 10
2 Write a detailed note on the different stages of Canadian history from the First Settlers to the present times. 10
3 Atwood and Ondaatje are major novelists who have also made a mark as poets. Discuss their contribution to both genres from your study of their novels/poems in your course. 10
4 Write a detailed note on the main character of the novel Surfacing. 10
5 Through the story of the Lacasse family, Gabrielle Roy presents a picture of the poor inhabitants of Montreal. Discuss. 10
6 Love and war are interconnected in The English Patient. Discuss with examples from the novel. 10
7 Attempt a critical appreciation of “Swimming Lessons” by Rohinton Mistry. 10
8 With reference to “The Door I Shut Behind Me” discuss whether immigrants lead a “Trishanku” like existence. 10
9 The Ecstasy of Rita Joe is a hard hitting criticism of Canadian society. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. 10
10 Comment on Northrop Frye’s ‘Anatomy of Criticism’ as a major critical text. 10
MEG 12 Solved Assignment