FRE 210H1S

Introduction to Quebec Literature and Culture


R. Saverino


A study of various aspects of Quebec culture such as literature, cinema, art and language, and their role in the evolution of a distinct Quebec society. The course will also familiarize students with important socio-historical events in the development of Quebec society in order to facilitate a better understanding and appreciation of Quebec literature. Special attention will be given to techniques of analysis and literary criticism as applied to narrative and poetic texts.

Required texts: 

(Additional documents such as literary texts, book summaries and critical and theoretical articles will also be distributed to students and/or posted on Quercus throughout the semester); Le libraire by BESSETTE, Gérard; Les grandes marées by POULIN, Jacques; Ru by THÚY, Kim.

Assignments and evaluation:

3 Quizzes (15%); Textual analysis/Written Assignment (20%); Essay (30%); Term Test (25%); Overall assessment (10%).


FSL 221Y1 or, upon first FRE/FSL enrolment, equivalent as determined by the French Placement Test.