FRE 210H1S

Introduction to Quebec Literature and Culture

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Description:

An introduction to various aspects of Québec literature and culture through the study of literary texts, cinema, and artistic productions, and their role in the evolution of a distinct Québec society. The course also familiarizes students with important socio-cultural and political events, which participated in the evolution of Québec society and provide a better understanding of Québec literature.

Required texts: (a selection of poetic and short narrative texts will be handed out in class)

CAILLÉ, Anne-Renée, L'Embaumeur, Montréal, Héliotrope, 2017; JASMIN, Claude, Anita, une fille numérotée, Montréal, Éditions XYZ, 2013; THUY, Kim, Ru, Paris, Le livre de poche, 2012 (2009).

Assignments and evaluation:

Take-home exam (15%); Textual analysis 2 (35%); Test 1 (15%); Test 2 (25%); Overall assessment (10%).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite:

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