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Narratology and text : subjectivity and identity in New France and Québécois literature, Paul Perron

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Narratology and text : subjectivity and identity in New France and Québécois literature
Title
Narratology and text
Title remainder
subjectivity and identity in New France and Québécois literature
Statement of responsibility
Paul Perron
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Narratology and Text, Paul Perron examines the role that literature plays in the formation of French Canadian identity. Perron presents a narratological and semiotic analysis of canonical non-fictional and fictional texts from New France and Quebec, and illustrates how citizens of French Catholic origins living in Canada have constructed their identity by defining the self as part of a closed community founded in race, language, and religion, and as radically opposed to the other, constituted as an omnipresent heterogeneous threat to the homogenous group. The first section of Perron's study is devoted to an historico-notional overview of some of the major contributors to the theory of narrative, especially that of A.J. Greimas. The second and third parts initially examine the primary and founding texts of first encounters, Jacques Cartier's Voyages of 1534 and 1535, and the Jesuit Relations, and then turn to discussions of six representative Québécois novels from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Duplessis era. Each work is examined in terms of its definitions of the self, the other, the group, the nation, language, race, and religion, as well as its treatment of the idea of place - the utopian here as opposed to a dystopian there or elsewhere. Fusing semiotics, narratology, stylistics, and literary and cultural theory with one of the only English-language studies on Greimas, this important work offers an original and thought-provoking contribution to studies of literature and semiotics
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CaOONL
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Perron, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto studies in semiotics and communication
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  • Nationalism in literature
  • French-Canadian fiction
  • Canada
  • Canadian fiction (French)
  • Roman québécois
  • Nationalisme dans la littérature
  • Canada
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • French-Canadian fiction
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Canada
  • Québec
  • Literatur
  • Identität
  • Subjektivität
  • Neufrankreich
  • Québec
  • Französisch
Label
Narratology and text : subjectivity and identity in New France and Québécois literature, Paul Perron
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-328) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Narratology. Introduction to narratology ; A.J. Greimas and narratology -- pt. 2. Discovery, conversion, and colonization. First encounters and myth making : Jacques Cartier's Voyages to New France ; Settlement and conversion : Jean de Brebeuf's Jesuit relations of 1635 and 1636 ; Founding nations : Jesuit-Huron relations in seventeenth-century New France ; Narrating and reading the body : the martyrdom of Isaac Jogues -- pt. 3. Historiography and the novel : nation and identity. Before and after the fall : the historical novel : Les anciens canadiens (The Canadians of old) ; Family, group, and nation in the nineteenth-century agrarian novel : La terre paternelle (The paternal farm) ; Nationalism and the novel of colonialization : Maria Chapdelaine ; On the margins of nation : the realist novel : La Scouine ; History and the urban novel : Bonheur d'occasion (The tin flute) ; Utopia, family, and nation : the wilderness novel : Agaguk
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ocn244767423
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Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 338 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781282022997
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt5bf4m
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767423
Label
Narratology and text : subjectivity and identity in New France and Québécois literature, Paul Perron
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-328) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Narratology. Introduction to narratology ; A.J. Greimas and narratology -- pt. 2. Discovery, conversion, and colonization. First encounters and myth making : Jacques Cartier's Voyages to New France ; Settlement and conversion : Jean de Brebeuf's Jesuit relations of 1635 and 1636 ; Founding nations : Jesuit-Huron relations in seventeenth-century New France ; Narrating and reading the body : the martyrdom of Isaac Jogues -- pt. 3. Historiography and the novel : nation and identity. Before and after the fall : the historical novel : Les anciens canadiens (The Canadians of old) ; Family, group, and nation in the nineteenth-century agrarian novel : La terre paternelle (The paternal farm) ; Nationalism and the novel of colonialization : Maria Chapdelaine ; On the margins of nation : the realist novel : La Scouine ; History and the urban novel : Bonheur d'occasion (The tin flute) ; Utopia, family, and nation : the wilderness novel : Agaguk
Control code
ocn244767423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282022997
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5bf4m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767423

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