CDN 202H1F

Aspects of Quebec Culture


R. Saverino


A study of contemporary Quebec culture as expressed in Literature and Film. We will examine contemporary themes such as the search for identity, cultural alterity (the question of the Other), sexuality and gender.

Required texts:

(2005) Nicolas Dickner, Nikolski, Toronto, Random House; (2003) Michel Basiliere, Black Bird, Toronto, Vintage Canada; (2005) Wajdi Mouawad, Scorched, Toronto, Playwrights Canada Press.

Films (screening and/or streaming):

C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005); Mr. Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau, 2011); Nô (Robert Lepage, 1998); Trente Tableaux (Paule Baillargeon, 2011).

    Assignments and evaluation:

    In class textual analysis (60 minutes): 20%; First essay on a film: 20%; Second Essay (comparison between a film and a book): 30%; Final Exam: 20%; overall assessment (10%).