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Post ou pricolonialisme: l' trange modle qubcois (notes)

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These notes report on the title and text of a short paper given at a round table organized by CRILCQ (Centre de recherch interuniversitaire sur la littrature et la culture qubcoise) at the conference of the American Council for Quebec Studies held in Quebec, 19 November 2004. The question of postcolonialism in Quebec had recently been examined by Vincent Desroches in a special dossier on Quebec and Postcolonialism in the journal Quebec Studies, no. 35, Spring-Summer 2003. However, all those taking part in the round table expressed a certain degree of reticence over the use of the concept in Qubcois literature. One of them, Rjean Beaudoin, subsequently published his point of view in an article entitled Is Qubcois literature postcolonial? His conclusion read: Qubcois literature can take on the ghosts of its dual colonialism. Putting it in the postcolonial ragbag is a desperate attempt to normalise it' (L'Inconvnient, no. 24, February 2006). Also worth reading on the subject are Rachel Killick's article, In the fold? Postcolonialism and Quebec, Romance Studies, vol. 24, no. 3, November 2006, pp. 18192, and the collection entitled Reconfigurations. Canadian Literature and Postcolonial Identities/Littratures canadiennes et identits postcoloniales, edited by Marc Maufort and Franco Bellarsi, Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2002.
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Keywords: Durham; La Nouvelle-France; Pricolonialisme; Qubec; postcolonialisme

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Universit de Montral.

Publication date: 2007-11-15

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