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Theatre et identite quebecoise BOURASSA ANDRE G



Bonjour!
La question suivante n'a pu vous etre retransmise a cause d'une double
adresse de la personne qui s'est portee volontaire. La voici donc. Je vous
indique en meme temps qu'il y a un numero de _L'Annuaire theatral_ (no 8)
qui a ete consacre a la methode Repere dont se reclamait Lepage, et un
numro ulterieur (no 15) qui aborde une oeuvre filmee de Lepage (_Le
Confessionnal_). De plus, un de nos membres americains, James Bunzli
<james_bunzli@freenet.richland.oh.us>, a fait a Bowling Green son doctorat
sur les monodrames de Lepage. Il y a aussi sur ce dernier deux livres
auxquels je pense: celui d'Irene Roy et celui de Remy Charest. 
Pour une copie de _L'Annuaire_, il faut s'adresser a la nouvelle
directrice de la revue, Chantal Hebert <chantal.hebert@creliq.ulaval.ca>,
ou a la secretaire, Marie-Christine Lesage <mclesage@francomedia.qc.ca>,
qui sont d'aileurs toutes deux sur cette liste.
Amities, Andre G. Bourassa. 
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Je retransmets a la liste une question sur l'identite nationale dans le
theatre quebecois qui a paru sur la liste CANLIT-L.

Maria Amuchastegui
French Dept.
UC Berkeley
mariita@well.com

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As a lot of the discussants here have pointed out, Canadian identity can
be so broad that it hardly means anything, or at least anything concrete.
There is, still, a need (for Canadians or students of Canadian literature
like me) to try to talk about it and make sense of it, as what we would
do with our personal or other kinds of identity. What we could do, I
think, is to discuss specific texts, areas, historical periods, under a
broader context of "the Canadian."  The specific "text" definitely can
challenge or help enrich the "general."

This is why I would like to pose a question here "specifically" about
recent Quebecois plays and their treatments of national identity and
gender.  Those who are kind enough to help please write in English; my
French has regressed to the beginner level.

Let me explain my "context":

I am an academic from Taiwan working on English Canadian literature (such
as Asian-Canadians, Caribbean Canadians, Atwood, Ondaatjee, Findley) and
films for about two years.  This summer I am teaching a doctoral level
course on Nation and Gender, in which each student chooses their own
specific national and historical to deal with this issue.  One student
chose to work on the treatments of national identity and gender in
Quebecois films.  Since she is a French major, I would like to have her
work on some relevant comtemporary Quebecois plays, too. The connection I
thought of is Robert Lepage.

I am sorry that, with my little knowledge of Quebecois literature, I
cannot make my question more "specific" .  I would welcome any of your
suggestions.

Sincerely,

Kate Liu
Associate Professor
English Department
Fu Jen University
Taiwan

e-mail: engl1009@FUJENS.FJU.EDU.TW