By Julie Robert
Challenging the legitimacy of disorder as a metaphor for the state, Robert contests interpretations of illness-related literature that experience provided Quebec itself as sick. via re-examinations of Quebec novels, healing health problems shatters the appearance of congruency among the country and the physique, countering assumptions approximately national weak spot and victimization. For Quebec particularly, those assumptions have larger implications, as the separatist circulation, guidelines of interculturalism, and majority language rights revolve round holding and protecting Québécois society and its cultural values. Robert skilfully demonstrates a extra nuanced view of ailment via a sequence of analyses targeting works of literature from a few of Quebec’s most famous 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 stories, literature, rhetoric, and the scientific humanities, healing health problems explores how relocating past prior diagnoses deals new insights into nationhood.
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Curative Illnesses: Medico-National Allegory in Québécois Fiction by Julie Robert