Classic Realist Ethnic, Gender and Class Fictions in Québec, 1939-1945

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
Classic Realist Ethnic, Gender and Class Fictions in Québec, 1939-1945
Abstract
A comparative cultural study of English- and French-Canadian classic realist social and literary texts (novels, poems, films, newspaper articles, magazines) produced in Quebec between 1939 and 1945. The author analyzes how the narrative mode of classic realism, which attempts to convince its readers of its plenary, non-contradictory truth value, was important to the naturalization of the social and literary discourses of ethnicity, gender and class within Anglophone and Francophone communities of Quebec during the Second World War. He argues that the comparative cultural study of the narrative form of classic realism is particularly well suited to better understanding not only English and French Quebecers' historical cultural similarities and differences, but one of the fundamental ways in which their symbolic economies have been socially and artistically constructed.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Concordia University
Place
Montreal
Date
1995
# of Pages
ix-550p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Leahy, David. “Classic Realist Ethnic, Gender and Class Fictions in Québec, 1939-1945.” PhD dissertation, Concordia University, 1995. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMG/TC-QMG-2715.pdf.
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