What is Québécois Literature?
Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada
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
The author has intelligently used the results of extensive research to provide a unique insight into what has been defined as “Québécois literature” as well as other literatures of francophone Canada. This book will be appealing to specialists in Quebec literature, as well as those involved in French and francophone literary studies and, more generally, postcolonial studies.
Mary Jean Green
Chapman writes with authority and clarity, brilliantly examining the historiography of francophone Canadian writing in relation to other colonial and postcolonial national literatures... the book will, I am sure, introduce Anglophone readers not only to francophone Canadian literature, but also to the intellectual, social, and political history of French Canada.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: August 30, 2013
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 28