Assistant Professor of French

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Université de Montréal

Dr. Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire specializes in French literature from 1945 to the present, with a particular focus on the representation of space in narratives. After studies in architecture, he has obtained an M.A. in French literature from the Université de Montréal, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. His first book, Le Récit architecte : cinq aspects de l’espace, was published by Classiques Garnier, Paris, in March 2019. It offers new tools to describe and contrast the creation of fictional environments, large and small, through the particular means of storytelling.

Dr. Gélinas-Lemaire has also published numerous articles and book chapters dedicated to Québécois and Franco-Canadian authors, from the Révolution tranquille to the present. His current book project explores the resurgence of a poetics of ruins in contemporary novels.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • French Literature (1945 to the present)
  • Quebec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture
  • Comparative Literature
  • Spatial Poetics
  • Visual Culture
  • Creative Writing
Winter 2019

FREN220 Introduction to Early French Literature and to Textual Analysis Sections

Students will familiarize themselves with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to representative works from the Middle Ages to the 17th century, including theatre, fiction, poetry and non-fiction prose. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program.

Winter 2019

FREN221 Introduction to Modern Literature written in French and to Textual Analysis Sections

Students will familiarize themselves with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to representative works from the 18th century to the present, including theatre, fiction, poetry and non-fiction prose. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program.

Winter 2019

FREN416B Studies in French Literature since 1900 - FR LIT SINC 1900 Sections