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Topics in Canadian History: Postcolonial Theory and French Canada

Topics in Canadian History: Postcolonial Theory and French Canada

This seminar will introduce students to post-colonial theories through case studies from Quebec. We explore the issues of colonialism, hegemony, decolonization and post-colonialism by examining how they can help understand certain aspects of Quebec's history and where they do not. We will see how Quebec thinkers sometimes used these theories to support their ideas, rightly or wrongly. In doing so, we touch upon themes of the colonial state, identities, family, gender, the Catholic Church, nationalisms and ethnicities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Weekly discussions will be based on mandatory readings.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.