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FRENCH 3HH3 FRANCOPHONE VOICES CANADA

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Term: 1

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Joëlle Papillon

Email: papillj@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 529

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 24868

Office Hours: Mondays, 13:45-15:00; Fridays, 9:45-11:30



Course Objectives:

L’équation fréquente entre littérature francophone canadienne et littérature québécoise a pour effet de masquer l’existence d’auteur-e-s qui se situent à l’extérieur de la « Belle province » – surtout en Ontario (Desbiens) et en Acadie (Leblanc). De plus, la délimitation des frontières Québec/Canada ne se révèle pas toujours pertinente pour les écrivains ; c’est le cas notamment des Autochtones (Fontaine), qui ne s’identifient ni à une « identité québécoise » ni à une « identité canadienne » et se situent à la fois à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du Québec et du Canada. Enfin, d’autres encore choisissent d’adopter le français (Huston) comme langue d’écriture et explorent les rapports conflictuels entre langue maternelle et langue d’élection. Dans ce cours, nous réfléchirons aux configurations divergentes de l’identité en lien à la langue, au territoire, à la communauté, ainsi qu’à l’histoire individuelle et collective.

Ce cours se propose de développer les connaissances de l’étudiant-e en ce qui a trait aux littératures franco-canadiennes. Nous étudierons les stratégies littéraires qui permettent d’établir une perspective « minoritaire » sur la société, ainsi que les conséquences sociopolitiques de la prise de parole des marginalisés. Les étudiant-e-s seront amenés à parfaire leurs compétences d’analyse littéraire, de recherche et de réflexion critique.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Desbiens, Patrice. L’homme invisible / The Invisible Man. 1981.

Fontaine, Naomi. Kuessipan. À toi. 2011.

Huston, Nancy. Nord perdu. 1999.

Leblanc, Gérald. Moncton Mantra. 1997.


Method of Assessment:

* Test – 25 % ; October 23

* Commentaire et révision d’un plan de dissertation (1-2 pages) – 10 % ; November 6

* Dissertation (7-8 pages) – 25 % ; November 24

* Test de fin de session – 25 %

* Participation – 15 %

Critères d’évaluation : Maîtrise des concepts étudiés dans le cours; usage de ces concepts dans l’analyse de textes; qualité des arguments, de l’organisation et de la structure des travaux; qualité de la langue, du style et de l’expression; originalité et pensée critique.


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

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McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

Semaine 1 – jeudi le 4 septembre

Introduction au cours

Semaine 2 – lundi le 8 septembre et jeudi le 11 septembre

La littérature acadienne. Moncton Mantra

Semaine 3 – lundi le 15 septembre et jeudi le 18 septembre

Moncton Mantra (suite)

Semaine 4 – lundi le 22 septembre et jeudi le 25 septembre

Moncton Mantra (fin)

Semaine 5 – lundi le 29 septembre et jeudi le 2 octobre

La littérature franco-ontarienne. L’homme invisible / The Invisible Man

Semaine 6 – lundi le 6 octobre et jeudi le 9 octobre

L’homme invisible / The Invisible Man (suite)

Semaine 7 – lundi le 13 octobre et jeudi le 16 octobre

ACTION DE GRÂCES : PAS DE COURS LE LUNDI 13 OCTOBRE

L’homme invisible / The Invisible Man (fin)

Semaine 8 – lundi le 20 octobre et jeudi le 23 octobre

La littérature autochtone.

Jeudi le 23 : Test (en classe, 11h30-13h20)

Semaine 9 – lundi le 27 octobre et jeudi le 30 octobre

Kuessipan

RELÂCHE : PAS DE COURS LE JEUDI 30 OCTOBRE

Semaine 10 – lundi le 3 novembre et jeudi le 6 novembre

Kuessipan (suite)

Jeudi le 6 : Commentaire/révision d’un plan de dissertation (en classe, 11h30-13h20)

Semaine 11 – lundi le 10 novembre et jeudi le 13 novembre

Kuessipan (fin)

Semaine 12 – lundi le 17 novembre et jeudi le 20 novembre

Vivre l’entre-deux. Nord perdu

Semaine 13 – lundi le 24 novembre et jeudi le 27 novembre

Lundi le 24 : Remise de la dissertation

Nord perdu (fin)

Semaine 14 – lundi le 1er décembre (fin des cours : mercredi le 3 décembre)

COURS REMPLACÉ PAR UNE PÉRIODE DE TRAVAIL INDIVIDUEL

*** Le test de fin de session aura lieu entre le 5 et le 20 décembre. ***