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FRENCH 441 A: Quebecois Literature

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
GUG 218
SLN: 
15284
Joint Sections: 
JSIS A 441 A
Instructor:
Denyse Delcourt

Syllabus Description:

FRENCH 441 A

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The Quest for Identity in Québécois Literature and Culture

Over the years, Québec has gone from being a homogeneous society (white, catholic, and rural) to a diverse society (multi-ethic, multi-religious, and urban). What it meant to be Québécois before is nowadays considerably different – and much more complex. In this class, we’ll examine Québécois texts and documents ranging from 1945 to today. Special attention will be given to “migrant” writers (ex. Dany Laferrière); second generation immigrant writers (ex. Marco Micone), and First Nation writers (ex. Naomi Fontaine). Class is conducted in French.

Catalog Description: 
Readings of novels, plays, and occasionally, poetry. Special attention paid to how Quebecois authors represent in their works the complex socio-political reality of their culture. Conducted in French. French majors required to read and write in French; all others may read and write in English. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 304, FRENCH 305, or FRENCH 306. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 441.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 26, 2019 - 3:54pm
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