Questionnement identitaire dans Passages d'Émile Ollivier

Title in English Questioning Identity Émile Ollivier's Novel Passages


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Variations on Community: The Canadian Space = Variations sur la Communauté: l'espace canadien
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Quebec literature; Haitian diaspora; Émile Ollivier; rhizomatic identity
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Description Émile Ollivier is one of numerous Haitian authors established in Canada and belonging henceforth to Quebec literature. His works illustrate a complex and complicated identity situation related to immigration and cultural integration (or its absence). The narratological analysis of the novel Passages attempts to identify the main modalities of individual and collective indentity representations underspinnig Ollivier's worldview which may be considered as an example of the postmodern rhizomatic identity and sensibility.