“In this digital age, what are the impacts, if any, of winning a national award for authors and their work? Does being nominated for a prestigious literary prize which is often determined by the nature, sponsorship, and high profile marketing of same, affect readership, the author, and the future of the literary and public scenes?”
These are the central questions that Carleton English Professor Rosemarie Hoey will explore this Fall as she and her students investigate the history and cultural significance of the Scotiabank Giller Prize in her new undergraduate seminar on “The Giller Effect” in Canadian literature. The course has been greeted with enormous enthusiasm and has recently been profiled in both Quill & Quire and in a lengthy feature in The Star.
For more in formation on the course, view the syllabus here.