English Writing in Quebec after 1976: A Case Study of Six Literary Works Based on the Theory of Minor Literature by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari

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English Writing in Quebec after 1976: A Case Study of Six Literary Works Based on the Theory of Minor Literature by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
Abstract
The author investigates contemporary English writing in and about Quebec as a possible minor phenomenon. Motivated by the debate around the affirmation of a possible Anglo-Québécois community, he investigates if such a literature has the elements to re-territorialize itself within Quebec as an "Anglo-Québécois literature." The author analyzes six works -- three plays and three novels: David Fennario's 'Balconville', Vittorio Rossi's 'Paradise by the River', Ann Lambert's 'Very Heaven', Marianne Ackerman's 'Jump', Linda Leith's 'Birds of Passage', and Jeffrey Moore's 'Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain'. The author concludes that, based on these six literary works, there is no real sense of an English-speaking community in Quebec, and its English writing is a "bricolage of languages and cultures."
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Master's Thesis
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Université de Sherbrooke
Place
Sherbrooke, QC
Date
2012
Language
en
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Labarre, Michael. “English Writing in Quebec after 1976: A Case Study of Six Literary Works Based on the Theory of Minor Literature by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.” Master’s Thesis, Université de Sherbrooke, 2012. http://savoirs.usherbrooke.ca/bitstream/handle/11143/5725/MR91673.pdf?sequence=1.
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