Students investigate works of Canadian fiction, focussing on both the literature and on the political and historical context of its writing, questioning what it means to be a part/or not a part of what is known as CanLit. We explore how the literature that Canada produces affects Canadians, and whether or not it effectively (and accurately) reflects who we are. Authors whose works we look at may include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, David Bergen, Miriam Toews, Nick Mount, Alex Good, Katherena Vermette, Maria Campbell, Duncan Campbell Scott, Thomas King, and David Chariandy.