FRE 210H1S

Introduction to Quebec Literature and Culture




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.


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