FRENCH 441 A
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.