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Seminar in Literary Interpretation

China Town Story Telling Centre

Dimaline and Vermette

This seminar introduces students to the analytic interpretation of narrative prose within the context of Chinese Canadian fiction. We will spend the first weeks of the term discussing the themes and narrative strategies of Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café (1990) and Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (1995). The remainder of the seminar will be dedicated to exploring how Carrianne Leung’s The Wondrous Woo (2013) pays homage to the two foundational texts of Chinese Canadian literature.


  • Registration in an English Major or Joint Honours plan

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.