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What is Québécois Literature?: Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

Rosemary Chapman

Abstract

This book reflects on the construction, function and operation of literary history in the shift from a colonial to a postcolonial period, taking the example of francophone writing in Canada. The study also assesses the ways in which existing histories of Québécois writing have constructed that literature, from the earliest literary histories of Huston (1848-1850) and Lareau (1874) to recent studies such as that of Biron, Dumont and Nardout-Lafarge ( 2007) or the multi-volumed series La Vie littéraire au Québec (1991-2010). By posing the question ‘What is Québécois Literature?’ the book maps th ... More

Keywords: Québécois literature, literary history, nation, curriculum, postcolonial studies, diaspora, indigenous peoples, Francophone, Canada

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319730
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319730.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosemary Chapman, author
University of Nottingham