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date: 19 July 2019

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This chapter traces the emergence of écriture migrante or migrant writing in Québec, particularly though not exclusively from the 1980s onward, and the sustained critical interest and debate that the concept has raised. The chapter also assesses the critical discourse that has informed the construction and proliferation of écriture migrante into an identifiable and often problematic category, determined its reception and validation in relation to transculture, and drawn the necessary attention to its pitfalls. The current replay of migrant writing in Québec’s literary discourse is also examined in relation to postcolonial and transnational frameworks. These have either paralleled or ensued from the literary and critical configurations of écriture migrante, contributing to a widened, and indeed plural, understanding of contemporary Québécois literature today.

Keywords: écriture migrante, migrant writing, reception, postcolonialism, Québécois literature, postcolonial, transnational, transculture

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