Je me souviens

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234 pp., 8.5 x 11
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ISBN: 9781626160897 (1626160899)


April 2015
LC: 2014024873

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Je me souviens
Histoire, culture, et littérature du Québec francophone
Elizabeth Blood and J. Vincent H. Morrissette
Je me souviens invites post-intermediate students of French to improve their language skills while exploring the complex history and culture of Québec.

Drawing on cultural products from the earliest days of exploration to the present day, Elizabeth Blood and J.Vincent H. Morrissette curate an array of texts that sample Québécois literature, popular culture, art, music, and politics and frame the texts with pre-reading and post-reading activities, cultural notes, and historical overview sections. The interdisciplinary approach challenges students to improve their French language skills while learning about Québec. Thematically organized writings delve into issues central to understanding the many facets of contemporary Québécois identity, while prompts direct students to search for a range of materials online. Je me souviens is an essential resource for students interested in understanding the francophone world.
Elizabeth Blood is an associate professor of French at Salem State University and the author of Intrigue: langue, culture et mystère dans le monde francophone.

J. Vincent H. Morrissette teaches at Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.
Reviews
"A very welcome addition to the extremely limited options for an advanced-level French course text."—Quebec Studies



"This long-overdue and much-needed one-semester literary and cultural reader introduces the history and culture of Quebec to high-intermediate-level students."—The French Review



"With Je me souviens, Blood and Morrissette have produced a unique one-semester cultural and literary reader that will acquaint students in French with the history and contemporary issues that have made Québec the complex and fascinatingly vibrant society it is today. Even instructors already familiar with this francophone region will find selections that will engage their students' curiosity and enrich their own understanding."—Miléna Santoro, vice-president for the Americas and Asia Pacific for the International Association for Québec Studies and associate professor of French and Québec Studies, Georgetown University



"Using an interdisciplinary approach through a variety of texts and documents, Je me souviens provides an excellent overview of Québec from different perspectives. Well organized, thought-provoking, and enriched by a wealth of illustrations, this textbook is unique for its content and will appeal to students from various backgrounds."—Marie-Christine Weidmann Koop, professor of French, University of North Texas and past president, American Association of Teachers of French

Table of Contents
Introduction for Instructors

Préface pour les étudiants

Chapitre préliminaire : Que savez-vous du Québec?
1. Origines
2. Croyances
3. Libertés
4. Nostalgie
5. Égalité
6. Pluralité

Conclusion

Appendice A : Réponses aux activités discrètes
Appendice B : Cartes

Index