Apocalypses : entre Marie-Claire Blais, Éric Dupont et Nicolas Dickner

Title in English Apocalypses: between Marie-Claire Blais, Éric Dupont and Nicolas Dickner


Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Unlike many European countries Quebec seems to lack a great national narrative of the fight against an external enemy. Can we find a reason of it? Or better, can we identify traumatizing events related to the war included in the collective imagination as a part of Quebec cultural memory? One of its factors, inherited from the Catholic tradition and the community habitus of the Quebec society, is reflected by apocalyptic themes. In itself, Apocalypse does not mean only war, but a broader vision of Evil against which the Mankind has to fight. In that way, a national commitment becomes universal one. As we try to prove it by comparing Marie-Claire Blais (novel cycle Soifs), Nicolas Dickner (Tarmac) and Éric Dupont (La finacée américaine), the main issue is the ethos that would provide meaning and sense both of the story and the History. In fact, this is the very point where collective imagination, apocalyptic themes and enargeia meet in order to both structure and justify writing.
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