FRE 314H1F

Quebec and French-Canadian Literature


I. Kirouac-Massicotte


This course aims to explore the literature from Québec and other French-speaking parts of Canada, more particularly Acadia and Ontario.  A novel, a collection of short stories and a poetry collection or a play will be analyzed, contextualized and various themes such as community (self, others, multiculturalism, nationalism) heritage (family, tradition, culture), and representations of place and linguistic values will be dealt with.

Required texts:

Poliquin, Daniel. L'Obomsawin (roman); Daigle, France. Pas pire (roman); Prescott, Marc. Sex, lies et les Franco-Manitobains (théâtre); Archibald, Samuel. Arvida (une sélection de nouvelles sera fournie); Fontaine, Naomi. Kuessipan (roman).

Assignments and evaluation:

Textual analysis (in class): 25%; Essay: 40%; Final Test: 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.


FRE 240H1/FRE 245H1

Recommended preparation:

FRE 241H1