Introduction to Quebec Literature and Culture
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.
(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.