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Monstruosité et identités littéraires : une étude sur les littératures antillaise et québécoise

  • Author / Creator
    Guyot, Adrien
  • For some nations or communities, the construction of an identity proves more subtle than for others. As far as former colonies are concerned, this construction relies notably on an acute complexity as the identity is multidimensional and fractured. Although the two cases may seem radically different, one can see a similar battle aimed towards affirming an identity in Antillean and Québécois literature. On the one hand, there is an undeniable influence of the French school and metropolitan norms. On the other hand, there is the need to exist through the flourishing of one’s own culture and language. In the case of Antillean and Québécois literatures, this fracture tends to turn into monstrosity. In this research, I will show that monstrosity is visible on several levels: in the fragmentation of the psyche, in the variety of themes evoked in the texts and in their structure.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZT0T
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    French
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Malena, Anne (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Carrière, Marie (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
    • Demers, Patricia (Department of English and Film Studies)