Designed for courses taught at the introductory level in Canadian universities and colleges, this new anthology provides a rich selection of literary texts. Unlike many other such anthologies, it includes literary non-fiction as well as poetry, short fiction, and drama. In each genre the anthology includes a vibrant mix of classic and contemporary works. Each work is accompanied by an introductory headnote and by explanatory notes, and each genre is prefaced by a substantial introduction. Companion websites include genre-specific quizzes and discussion questions for students and instructors. Pedagogically current and uncommon in its breadth of representation, The Broadview Introduction to Literature invites students into the world of literary study in a truly distinctive way.
The second edition of The Broadview Anthology of Literature: Drama includes new plays by Daniel MacIvor, Gwen Pharis Ringwood, and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard.
- The Broadview Introduction to Literature – Second Edition
- The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Short Fiction – Second Edition
- The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Literary Non-Fiction – Second Edition
- The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Poetry – Second Edition
“The Broadview Introduction to Literature presents a judicious selection of literature from around the world and across the centuries. … The editors do not privilege one country, author, century, or genre over another. Rather, this anthology invites readers to consider markedly different … orientations to the study of literature and the multiple ways writers present complex ideas and human experience.” — Deborah Torkko, Vancouver Island University
“Of all the anthologies available for introducing university students to the study of literature, this one stands apart as particularly valuable, comprehensive, and engaging.” — Dana Medoro, University of Manitoba
“Informative, accessible, and far from dry, The Broadview Introduction to Literature encourages students to make the transition from literary appreciation to literary analysis and, equally importantly, to enjoy doing so. … The anthology strikes me as very well thought out, very well laid out, and very cognizant of the needs and interests of its intended audience. I look forward to using it with my classes.” — Vanessa Warne, University of Manitoba
“The editors of The Broadview Introduction to Literature have thoughtfully compiled a varied selection of works that provide an impressive range of national, historical, and cultural perspectives. Their choices reflect a rapidly expanding literary canon, and at the same time respect the diverse composition of most first-year university classrooms. This collection combines frequently anthologized texts with refreshingly unusual additions.” — Heather Meek, Université de Montréal