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Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World$
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Charles Forsdick and David Murphy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310546

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319808

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date: 20 October 2018

Locating Quebec on the Postcolonial Map

Locating Quebec on the Postcolonial Map

(p.248) Chapter 20 Locating Quebec on the Postcolonial Map
Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World
Mary Jean Green
Liverpool University Press

Within Quebec the term ‘postcolonial’ is generally ignored. The complex ways in which Quebec can be considered postcolonial in a historical sense, and in which postcolonial readings of Quebec literature can be useful, have been the subject of considerable debate. In The Coloniser and the Colonised (1957), Albert Memmi tackles the postcoloniality of Quebec. Yet, even in its expanded form, postcolonial studies appears to have been an unattractive discipline in Quebec, particularly given the absence of a single Quebec intellectual in the postcolonial anthologies. While Quebec's Quiet Revolution has often been interpreted as signifying a profound break between tradition and modernity, this view has recently been challenged by Quebec historians Claude Denis, Claude Couture, and Linda Cardinal.

Keywords:   Quebec, postcolonial studies, Quebec literature, Albert Memmi, Quiet Revolution, tradition, modernity, Claude Denis, Claude Couture, Linda Cardinal

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