Aspects of Quebec Culture
An exploration of modern Quebec culture as expressed through literature and film. In this course we will study aspects of culture, such as identity and language, through a selection of internationally known writers and cinematographers. Novels and/or plays, as well as their cinematic adaptations, will be studied to provide insight on Quebec culture within its social and historical context.
(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):
Mr. Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau, 2011); Nô (Robert Lepage, 1998).
Assignments and evaluation:
3 Quizzes (15%); First essay (25%); Second Essay (25%); Final Test (25%); Overall Assessment (10%).