Introduction à la littérature et au cinéma québécois

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the literature and cinema of Québec through the study of a representative sample of literary and filmic texts (e.g. by Bessette, Blais, Falardeau, Godbout, Hébert, Jutra, Lalonde, Micone, Miron, Mouawad, Tremblay), published in the past fifty years or so. We will discuss their main themes and formal features while keeping in mind their cultural specificity, their québécité.