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Negotiating Foreignness Across the U.S.-Canadian Border : Narrating the Francoeur Family's Everyday Life in David Plante's The Family and The NativeAuthor: Gaddas, Aya L.Date: 2011Language : enFind in a library: 60621717Article exploring the Providence, Rhode Island Francoeur family featured in David Plante's novels. The significance that the Canadian-American border plays for this family in shaping the cultural identities of its provincial characters, as well as the French cultural markers that grow out of its Catholic parish Providence locale. Some historical and theoretical discussion of the concept of the "borderland," particularly as it has been considered for Franco Americans within the contexts of Québec, Atlantic Canada, and the US Northeast. The convergence of the Francoeur family's identities as they extend across national borders with those that negotiate the borders of their ethnic neighborhood.
In MoscowAuthor: Plante, DavidDate: 1988 WinterLanguage : enFind in a library: 37589723An account of author David Plante and his editor friend, Nikos, on a trip to Moscow in the 1980s. Accompanying Nikos to meetings with Russians looking to publish works on art and architecture, and Plante's other various guided excursions through the city. How the Soviet Union of Plante's experience compares to the ideas and assumptions of Russia that gave him great interest and fed his imagination from the time of his boyhood in New England. Plante's trip away from home turning him to thoughts on America and himself, understanding his surroundings, and considering the value of ideals.
"My mother would say, 'Then go to Russia, go, if you'd think its better'" (107).
We Too Are Sons of Liberty : Franco-American Ethnic Advocacy in Joseph P. Choquet's Under Canadian Skies, a Historical Novel of the Rebellion of 1837Author: Choquette, LeslieDate: 2012-03-00Language : enFind in a library: 60628349Article describing the early twentieth-century English-language novel, "Under Canadian Skies," as unique to the canon of francophone Franco American novels of the same historical period. How author Joseph Choquet's form of literary ethnic advocacy differs from a more popular notion of "la survivance" apparent in the works of writers Jules Verne and Ernest D. Choquette. Thoughts on the novel's depiction of the Canadian Rebellion of 1837.
Nationalism, Feminism, Cultural Pluralism : American Interest in Quebec Literature and CultureAuthor: Gould, Karen L.Date: 2003Language : enFind in a library: 1770272Article describing the recent attraction of USA scholarship to French Canadian literature. The integration of this literature within academic French programs, and the various practical and theoretical challenges it poses to the broader canon of Francophone Studies. The unique tie between Quebec literature and the growth of feminist, postcolonialist, and cultural minority literary critiques in Canada and the USA. The impact of Quebec nationalism - as well as multiculturalism - on its provincial literatures, and vice versa.
Literatures of Exile and Return : Jack Kerouac and QuebecAuthor: Melehy, HassanDate: 2012-09Language : enFind in a library: 42415832Critical article exploring two of Jack Kerouac's novels - "Doctor Sax" and "Satori in Paris" - in a way that emphasizes the importance of Kerouac's "translingual" identity, cultural heritage, and his relationship to the diasporic history of the people of Québec and French Canada. How Québec literary scholarship has elevated Kerouac's prose to a level unmatched in the United States, where the author argues little attention has been paid to the influence of Kerouac's cultural and linguistic identity on his American writing. A comparative close-reading of Québec writer Jacques Poulin's novel, "Volkswagen Blues," and the various debts it owes to Kerouac.
AlphonsineAuthor: Kegley, AliceDate: 2006-12-18Publication: AuthorHouseLanguage : enFind in a library: 314398691Historical novel introducing the author's great-great-grandparents' from Montréal, Québec, and their family's new life after immigrating to Rapid City in the Black Hills area of South Dakota, USA. Begins with the mother - Alphonsine - and her children as they leave Montréal to reunite with the father who had left long before to seek work. Family life in the United States in the 19th century. Illustrated in black and white drawings. Contains an epilogue charting the later lives of Alphonsine, her husband Charles, and their several children.
JumelageAuthor: Martin, Jane E.Date: 2012 SpringLanguage : enFind in a library: 1766210Short fiction piece that follows Maggie - a Maine woman in Montréal - through a sudden relationship with her "jumelle interlinguistique," Noémi, and with the province and people of which she discovers she may not be a part.
Mémère Kerouac ou la révanche du berceau en Franco-AméricanieAuthor: Quintal, ClaireDate: 1988Language : frSource : Le texte intégralFind in a library: 2442278Un bref article de revue sur les significations culturelles dans l'écriture de Jack Kerouac: "un gars de chez vous, aussi bien que de chez nous," comme écrit l'auteur (398). Plus précisement, comment la mère de Jack apparait dans sa vie et, par conséquent, dans sa littérature: ses textes, ses images, son style.
A Quest for Language : Jack Kerouac as a Minor AuthorAuthor: Deneire, MarcDate: 2001 springLanguage : enSource : Full text (Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship)Find in a library: 428814755Article characterizing the literary works of Jack Kerouac as elements of his search for personal, religious, ethnic, and linguistic identity. Particular emphasis on Kerouac's French Canadian heritage roots. The ways in which Kerouac's novels can be interpreted in light of what theorists Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari call "a minor literature," and how these novels unsettle - as the author says - "traditional English prose." Chapter 16 in "Diaspora, Identity, and Language Communities," an issue of Studies in Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers.
Two Franco-American Writers : Dantin and Dion-LévesqueAuthor: Lee, SoniaDate: 1978 summerLanguage : enFind in a library: 50709793Article exploring the author's notion of cultural "interfacing" through the French Canadian and Anglo American contexts of Montréal-born Louis Dantin (Eugene Seers) and Nashua, New Hampshire native, Rosaire Dion-Lévesque. Both authors wrote in French in early twentieth-century New England. Discussion of Dantin's best-known work, "Les enfances de Fanny," situated in Roxbury, Massachusetts; thoughts on its indifference to "American culture" and to some other themes that predominate other Franco American novels. How the later poetry of Dion-Lévesque, his French translations of Walt Whitman, and his attitudes toward "American culture" compare to the works of Dantin.
Franco-American Literature TodayAuthor: Chartier, ArmandDate: 1981 summerLanguage : enFind in a library: 50709793Brief review of some resources in Franco-American literature available at the beginning of the 1980s. Specifically mentions collections, works, and writers in Maine, Massachusetts, and Louisiana.
Jewett and the Incorporation of New England : "The Gray Mills of Farley"Author: Sherman, Sarah WayDate: 2002 springLanguage : enFind in a library: 42711105Critical and historical reading of Sarah Orne Jewett's 1898 short story, "The Gray Mills of Farley," about textile mill workers, an agent, and mill directors around the time of a New England mill's cut-back and shut-down. Place and character descriptions in this story, according to the author, give us entry into the social make-up, living conditions, and manufactory settings found at the Salmon Falls Mills at the turn of the century in Rollinsford, New Hampshire - near to Jewett's own hometown in South Berwick, Maine. Author's comparisons between Salmon Falls Mills and the Amoskeag Mills of Manchester, New Hampshire. Reference to Tamara Hareven and Ralph Langenbach's book, "Amoskeag."Tags Brunswick ME, Business and Economics, Criticism and Review, Emigration and Immigration, Ethnicity and Collective Identity, Family, Fiction and Literature, Irish Americans, Literary Works -- Criticism and History, Maine, Mills and Mill Work, New Hampshire, Religion, Rollinsford NH, South Berwick ME
A Border Like No OtherAuthor: Sadowski-Smith, ClaudiaDate: 2008Publication: University of Virginia PressLanguage : EnglishSource : PREVIEWFind in a library: 166317572Book section exploring how the Canada/US border is used by some Canadian and American fiction writers to examine personal, ethnic, and national identities in comparative or dual contexts. Examines the work of Clark Blaise, Guillermo Verdecchia, Janette Turner Hospital, and Kelly Rebar, among others. Featured in a book that analyzes the thematic roles of the borders between Mexico, the United States, and Canada in contemporary fiction, and what these expressions teach us about transnationalism, globalization, and ethnicity.
La langue est gardienne : Language and Identity in Franco-American LiteratureAuthor: Pinette, SusanDate: 2012-spr/sumLanguage : enFind in a library: 60628349Article exploring critically how contemporary Franco American authors use the French language in their works to signify Franco American ethnicity. Discussion and comparison of two works and their creators: Normand Beaupré's coming of age novel set in Biddeford, Maine, Le petit mangeur des fleurs; David Plante's recent memoir, American Ghosts, featuring prominently the parish of his hometown, Providence, Rhode Island.
Maine's Acadia : Young Writers Celebrate a HeritageAuthor: Hutchinson, GloriaDate: 1985Publication: MEGA Magnified (Madawaska's Efforts for Gifted Adolescents)Language : EnglishFind in a library: 13210635
A collection of student writings in celebration of the 200th year of the Acadian settlement at St. David, Maine, in the northern St. John River Valley. Created during a 1985 Madawaska, Maine summer program for gifted and talented students - MEGA Magnified - under the direction of Gloria Hutchinson.
Includes the following pieces:
Introduction, Gloria Hutchinson
"The Acadians," by Msgr. Gilman Chalout
"The Sanctuary," by Robert P. Cyr
"The Time for When to Go," by Carol Dufour Baker
"Oui, Je Me Souviens," by Carol Dufour Baker
"Give Me a Spot in Northern Maine," by Jane Martin
"Growing Up on the Border," by Kim Geraghty
"Two Languages Are Better Than One," by Janet Hebert
"Daigle-Boone: A Game Behaviorist," by Christian Cyr
"Yesterday Came Suddenly," by Mary Marin
"Are Acadians Becoming Americanized?" by Joey Keller
"The Accursed," by Gina Miranda
"Raindrops from the East," by Lori Ann Albert
"The Vengeance of Three-Fingered Willie," by Shawn Guerrette
"A Pair of Star-Cross'd Lovers," by Tina Chasse
"Crossing the Threshold," by Gary Albert
"In the Name of Honor," by Jenny Albert
"Notes from a Terrorist," by T. Mark Kelly
"Valley Images" (Selected Poems), by T. Chasse, R. P. Cyr, C. Baker, G. M. Miranda, G. Hutchinson
"In Memoriam," by Christian CyrTags Acadians, Acculturation and Assimilation, Allagash ME, Emigration and Immigration, Essay, Ethnicity and Collective Identity, Fiction and Literature, Folklore, Fort Kent ME, Language and Linguistics, Literary Works -- Anthology, Madawaska ME, Maine, Native Americans, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Poetry, Religion, St. Agatha ME, St. David ME, St. John River Valley, Wallagrass ME
A Clue to Somersworth : La Malle MystérieuseAuthor: Littlefield, SusanDate: 1982Publication: National Materials Development CenterLanguage : enFind in a library: 9985339The story of a young buy from Québec - Jean-Pierre - who pays a visit to the sister city of his own Thetford Mines: Somersworth, New Hampshire. A day exploring with his new friend, Laurie, takes them to Grandpa's house, through stories of old, and into a history of the city of Somersworth. Designed for children in the bilingual education classroom. Presented in side-by-side English and French text. Illustrated with photos of Somersworth and other drawings.
L'histoire de Jean-Pierre, un garçon du Québec, qui part de Thetford Mines pour visiter la ville de Somersworth, New Hampshire. Une journée dans Somersworth avec ses nouveaux amis, Laurie et son grand-père, et une exploration de l'histoire de la ville par leurs contes et photos. Conçu pour les étudiants dans la classe bilingue. En anglais et français. Illustré par des photos de Somersworth et des autres dessins.
Fatherless and Dispossessed : Grace Metalious as a French‐Canadian WriterAuthor: Toth, EmilyDate: 1981 DecemberLanguage : enFind in a library: 1754751Article profiling Manchester, New Hampshire native writer, Grace (de Repentigny) Metalious. Summary and analysis of her best-selling scandalous novel, "Peyton Place," her reportedly favorite novel, "The Tight White Collar," and her final work, "No Adam in Eden." The autobiographical turn of Metalious's writing and the elements of her personal and family lives that shaped her fiction. Featured in an edition of the Journal of Popular Culture entitled, "Canadian Women Writers."
Accenting the French in Comparative American StudiesAuthor: Green, Mary JeanDate: 2009Language : enFind in a library: 1564555Critical essay on the inclusion of Francophone peoples and regions in the broadening scope of American Studies. Brief survey on certain literary works and literary criticism that illustrate how cultural identity gets articulated in terms of the wide geography, multiple languages, and human migrations of the Americas. The ways in which regional writers "remap" their region's identity and build specific international relationships, with examples from Haiti, Québec, and other Francophone areas in the western hemisphere. Particular emphasis on the peoples and literatures of Latin America and the Caribbean, Québec and French Canada, with some comments on Cajuns and Creoles in Louisiana and Franco Americans New England.
The French-Canadian Heritage of Jack Kerouac as Seen in His Autobiographical WorksAuthor: Woolfson, PeterDate: 1976 SummerLanguage : enFind in a library: 42960124Critical essay exploring some of the cultural values and worldviews perceived in the contexts and characters of Jack Kerouac's autobiographical fiction. Considers concepts of work, sin, individualism, and time, in particular, as supported in cultural research on certain aspects of French Canadian heritage. <br /><br /> From the author: "The purpose of this paper is to examine the biographically oriented works of Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac, particularly those centered around his early years at home."
La Bêche (The Spade), ou, les Assimilateurs en action : Album de dessins gaisAuthor: Charlebois, JosephDate: 1911Publication: J.A. LefebvreLanguage : frSource :
Lire: Texte intégralFind in a library: 53660030
Sous-titrée, "Dédié aux Franco-Américains de la Nouvelle Angleterre."
Une collection de dessins politiques qui soulèvent des questions sur le traitement des Franco-Américaines par leur clergé catholique dans la Nouvelle-Angleterre, ou plus précisément, dans le Maine. Commentaire artistique québécois sur la relation entre l'Église catholique - principalement, les évêques catholiques - et l'assimilation franco-américaine aux États-Unis au début du 20e siècle. Représentations sévères fictifs de la hiérarchie catholique et les Irlando-Américains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.
De l'éditeur: "Cet album ne surprendra pas ceux qui, depuis vingt ou vingt-cinq ans, s'intéressent au sort de nos compatriotes établis aux Etats-Unis, ou - pour parler avec plus d'exactitude - de nos compatriotes établis en dehors de la province de Québec....Les dessins qui y sont groupés ne font pas autre chose que fixer quelques traits principaux de la vie catholique aux Etats-Unis."
The Questing BeastAuthor: Hébert, RichardDate: 1984Publication: McClelland and StewartLanguage : enFind in a library: 10866546Novel told in parallel stories of a father and son. An American artist's eventual return to Canada in search of an identity in the place of his father's birth and death; the father's youthful departure from Quebec to New England many years before. Each man's personal "quest" forward and backward, and the pressures he endures.
From McClelland and Stewart: "'The Questing Beast' traces the lives of a father and son - heirs to a mysterious family disgrace - and their obsessive attempts to appease the specter of their past. Each of them is guided by enigmatic, even mystical, women as their separate journeys take them from the asbestos pits of Thetford Mines, Quebec, to the lush gardens of Miami Beach and, ultimately, back to the same destination."Tags Death and Disaster, Emigration and Immigration, Ethnicity and Collective Identity, Fall River MA, Family, Fiction and Literature, Gender and Sexuality, Hartford CT, Literary Works -- Fiction, Lynn MA, Miami FL, Pawtucket RI, Providence RI, Québec, Taunton MA, United States, Warwick RI, Woonsocket RI
Roots Always Precede Routes : On the Road, through a Glass DarklyAuthor: Pacini, PeggyDate: 2011 March 28Language : enSource : Read/Lire: FULL TEXT/TEXTE INTÉGRALFind in a library: Unknown/InconnuCritical reading of Jack Kerouac's most famous novel, "On the Road," through the lens of French mobility in America and Kerouac's Franco American cultural identity. How Kerouac's traveling characters signify and explore the "homelessness" that the article's author associates with the French Canadian and Franco American in the United States.
From the author: "This article explores the subterranean layers of 'On the Road,' firstly, approaching them from three perspectives (the dyad routes-roots, ethnogenesis and cultural geography), and secondly, considering the novel within a larger project, the 'Road' project, which allows further insight into the genesis of the 1957 edition and of the original scroll published fifty years later. This article focuses on the relationship between space, identity, travel and nation, and attempts to offer a reading of the author’s French-Canadian and Franco-American invisible ethnicity as a guiding line to the 'On the Road' proto-versions and to the themes developed (travel, mapping the land and the quest for the father[land])."
Everything I OwnAuthor: Beauchemin, RaymondDate: 2011 November 18Publication: Guernica EditionsLanguage : EnglishFind in a library: 712851483From Guernica Editions: "Songwriter Michel Laflamme is stuck in traffic on Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge. While waiting for police to try to talk down a potential suicide, Michel turns on the radio and hears his wife, Bijou, founding member of Beaupré, the seminal Quebec folk-rock group. The music takes Michel across a 30-year span of memory, through the emotional and political upheavals of his own life and that of his Belle Province."
"Jack Kerouac meets Beau Dommage! This novel of a coming-of-age in the Montreal music scene of the Seventies is a Québécois blues, wise, pungent, and funny." -- Peter Behrens, Governor-General's Award winning author of The Law of Dreams
Studies on Vermont/Québec Relations : The State of the ArtAuthor: Senécal, AndréDate: 1983Publication: Center for Research on Vermont, University of VermontLanguage : enFind in a library: 10565367A brief annotated bibliography in essay form, with commentary, that focuses on the history of geographic and economic relationships between Vermont and Québec. Included in Occasional Paper Number Six, in a series produced by the Center for Research on Vermont, University of Vermont.
Franco-American Bibliography for Health Care ProvidersAuthor: Robbins, Rhea CôtéDate: UnknownPublication: Self-publishedLanguage : enFind in a library: Unknown/InconnuBibliographic list of over 350 texts helpful to providers in a variety of healthcare fields for learning about Franco Americans. Historical, cultural, literary, legal, biological, and other resources listed together in an attempt to serve holistically the information needs of educators, medical professionals, and caretakers aimed at serving the Franco American populations of New England.