New PDF release: Curative Illnesses: Medico-National Allegory in Québécois

By Julie Robert

ISBN-10: 0773547053

ISBN-13: 9780773547056

in the course of a time of uncertainty over collective identification and social transformation, Quebec novels all started getting in poor health – after 1940, the variety of narratives approximately disease, illness, and in poor health characters intensified. For the final seventy years, generations of authors have became to medically orientated tales to symbolize daily lifestyles and political turmoil. In healing health problems, Julie Robert investigates how the subject matter of ailment is woven into literature and gauges its impression on depictions of Quebec’s nationwide identity.

Challenging the legitimacy of disorder as a metaphor for the country, Robert contests interpretations of illness-related literature that experience offered Quebec itself as unwell. via re-examinations of Quebec novels, healing health problems shatters the appearance of congruency among the kingdom and the physique, countering assumptions approximately national weak spot and victimization. For Quebec specifically, those assumptions have larger implications, as the separatist move, guidelines of interculturalism, and majority language rights revolve round keeping and protecting Québécois society and its cultural values. Robert skilfully demonstrates a extra nuanced view of affliction via a chain of analyses concentrating on works of literature from a few of Quebec’s most famed novelists, together with Gabrielle Roy, André Langevin, Denis Lord, Hubert Aquin, Jacques Godbout, Pierre Billon, and Anne Bernard.

Using an interdisciplinary method that engages with nationalism, postcolonial reports, literature, rhetoric, and the clinical humanities, healing health problems explores how relocating past past diagnoses deals new insights into nationhood.

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