FREN-480 Modern French-Canadian Literature: Women's Wor(l)ds in the Qu?bec Novel
This course will explore the extraordinary tradition of contemporary women's fiction in Qu?bec, beginning at the end of the second world war, and spanning the latter half of the 20th century up to and including texts participating in feminism and postmodernism. The fiction chosen will document the changes in Qu?b?cois women's lives during the period, even as it reflects women's evolving political, personal, and creative aspirations and possibilities. Development of skills in close reading and textual analysis will be emphasized through classroom and online discussions, and essay assignments. Theoretical readings will assist students in securing a critical and historical context for their readings. Authors to be studied include Gabrielle Roy, Anne H?bert, Marie-Claire Blais, Nicole Brossard, Madeleine Gagnon, and Elisabeth Vonarburg. Cross-listed with Women's Studies. This course fulfills the upper-division post-1800 literature requirement for the French major.
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