Introduction to Comparative Literature 

Fall 2007


 Web site created by Myriam Rioux-Denis and Sarah Burke 



    Welcome to Introduction to Comparative Literature (ANG 341) of the Université de Sherbrooke. This web site was created by the Fall 2007 class in order to help future students with their readings. 


     Thanks to Luce Bourdon and Louis Goulet for their technical skills.

"Metamorphosis" by Frank Kafka 1915

·         Existential literature by Jennifer Plourde

·         Existential questions in “Metamorphosis” by Géraud Le Carduner

·         Franz Kafka, David Lynch, and Mr. Bungle:Nightmarish Surrealism in Three Mediums by Derek Godin


"Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving 1819

·         Misogyny in “Rip Van Winkle”  by Alex Lagacé



"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez  1968        

·         Comparison of “Blue Dog’s Eyes” with “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”  by Carlos Roberto Garcia Contreras

·         Book Review of Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Marie-Christine Gingras

·         Interpreting the Theme of  “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”  by Louis-Jean Trudeau


"Heart of Darkness"  by Joseph Conrad 1899

·         Fear of Nature and Savagery in “Heart of Darkness” by Bouchra Ouahbi

·         A Comparison of Apolcalypse Now to “Heart of Darkness” by Mario Mélancon 


"A White Heron” by Sara Orne Jewitt 1886 

·        The Quest of the Female Heroine in “A White Heron” by Jessy Nolet 



"The Guest"  by Albert Camus 1957

·         Biography of Albert Camus by Alexandre Tremblay

·         Existential Elements of “The Guest”  by Mélissa Lachance

·         The Historical Context of Camus’s “The Guest” by Kimberly Strange

·         Dilemma of the Protagonist in “The Guest” by Marie-Claude Poulin 


"Three-Wheeler" by Bobbie Ann Mason 2001  

·         Biography of  Bobbie Ann Mason by Kathy Jacques

·         The Figure of the Old Woman and the Hag in “Three-Wheeler”  by Samia Benslimane

·         Gender Roles in “Three-Wheeler” by Jessica Gagné-Wright



"If I Were a Man" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1914 

·         Biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Marie-Michèle Raîche

·         Interpreting Theme in “If I Were a Man” by Blair Metallic



"A Rose for Emily"  by William Faulker  1930

·         Fear of Clasping Women in “A Rose for Emily” by Mélanie Krawanski-Provencher 

"Her First Ball" by Katherine Mansfield 1921

·         Biography of Katherine Mansfield by Olivier Veilleux

·         Tuberculosis: A Literary Illness   by Geneviève Charland 


"Araby" by James Joyce 1914 

·         Biography of James Joyce  by Sarah Fallu 



"Meneseteung"   by Alice Munro 1988 

·         Small-town Nineteenth Century Life in “Meneseteung by Isabelle Dussault



"The Demon Lover"  by Elizabeth Bowen 1945



"Gimpel the Fool"  by Isaac Bashevis Singer 1956

·         Biography of Isaac Bashevis Singer by Samuel Ouellet

·         Gimpel as Unreliable Narrator?  by Matthieu Bourque

·         Religious Imagery in “Gimpel the Fool  by Justine Thoury



"The Darling" by Anton Chekhov 1899



"The House on Mango Street"  by Sandra Cisneros 1989

·          Biography of Sandra Cisneros



"The Magic Barrel" by Bernard Malamud 1958

·         Biography of  Bernard Malamud  by Emilie Fortin





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