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Diaspora and Transculturalism in Québécois Literature

This course examines the evolution of identity and nationhood in Québécois and Literature from the 1960s to the present. It includes the study of Francophone literature of immigration (“diasporic,” or littératures migrantes and post-migrantes) by authors from Algeria, Lebanon, Japan, and Vietnam. The purpose of this course is to provide extensive knowledge literatures and (urban and non-urban) cultures in Québec. It explores how identities evolve in transcultural and global contexts, how they shift in relation to time and space, and more specifically it examines how literature represents these changes. Indeed, we will see that Québecois literature has moved away in the 60s from French tradition to open up to North American and various Third-World and non-Western arts and cultures in the 80s. This course comprises the study of the evolution of literary genres and artistic productions since the 60s, the impact of globalization, and immigration on literatures and visual productions from Québec. It also takes into account sociocultural theories about identity, nationhood, cultural diversity in Francophone and NorthAmericancontexts. It includes analysis of films and/or sequences of films on Québec and immigration.


Previously Offered:
Spring 2015