What is Québécois Literature?

Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

Rosemary Chapman

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ISBN: 9781781385760

Publication: August 30, 2013

Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 28

The question ‘What is Québécois literature?’ may seem innocent and answerable, yet Rosemary Chapman's compelling study shows that to answer it is to chart the cultural history of French Canada, to put francophone writing in Canada in postcolonial context and to ask whether literary history, with its focus on the nation, is in fact obsolete. This remarkable book will be compulsory reading for scholars well-versed in francophone postcolonial studies and will also act as an ideal introduction for Anglophone scholars of Canadian literature.

Rosemary Chapman is Professor of Francophone Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her previous books include 'Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy' (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009).

Acknowledgements Introduction Chronology 1. How has the literary history of francophone Canada been told in the twentieth century? 2. Literary history in the curriculum 3. The literary anthology as a tool of literary history 4. What does a nation-shaped literary history exclude from within and beyond Quebec? Two case studies Conclusion Bibliography Index

Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9781781385760

Publication: August 30, 2013

Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 28

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