France Théoret

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France Théoret
Photograph of France Théoret
France Théoret in Montreal in 2017
Born (1942-10-17) October 17, 1942 (age 76)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationAuthor, poet, and teacher

France Théoret (born 1942) is a Canadian feminist, author, poet, and teacher.

Biography[edit]

France Théoret was born in Montreal, Quebec on October 17, 1942. Although she grew up in a house without many books, she discovered she loved to write in school and through writing letters.[1] She earned her baccalauréat at l'École normale Cardinal-Léger in 1965.[2] She attended the Université de Montréal in the 1960s, earning her bachelor's degree in 1968.[2] From 1967 to 1969 she worked on the editorial board of La Barre du jour, a student-run avant-garde literary magazine.[3][4][5] From 1972 to 1974, she studied semiotics and psychoanalysis at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris. In 1977 she earned a Master of Letters from the Université de Montréal, and in 1982 a Ph.D. in French studies from the Université de Sherbrooke.[3]

From 1968 to 1987, Théoret taught literature at Cégep Ahuntsic.[2]

In 1976, she co-founded a feminist newspaper titled Les Têtes de pioche. In 1979, she co-founded Spirale, a cultural journal which she directed from 1981 to 1984.[5][6]

She published her first independent piece, Bloody Mary, with Les Herbes rouges in 1977. She published three more over the next three years: Une voix pour Odile, Vertiges, and Nécessairement putain, and the four works went on to become widely studied in feminist studies. Les Herbes rouges also published her first novel, Nous parlerons comme on écrit, in 1982.[6]

Théoret was awarded the Prix Athanase-David in 2012 for her work.[6]

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Bloody Mary, 1977
  • Vertiges, 1979
  • Nécessairement putain, 1980
  • Intérieurs, 1984
  • Étrangeté, l'étreinte, 1992
  • La Fiction de l'ange, 1992
  • Une mouche au fond de l'œil, 1998
  • La Nuit de la muette, 2010
  • L'Été sans erreur, 2014
  • Cruauté du jeu, 2017

Fiction[edit]

  • Une voix pour Odile, 1978
  • Nous parlerons comme on écrit, 1982
  • L'Homme qui peignait Staline, 1989
  • Trois femmes dans Nouvelles de Montréal, 1992
  • Laurence, 1996
  • Huis clos entre jeunes filles,2000
  • Les apparatchiks vont à la mer, 2004
  • Une belle éducation, 2006
  • La Femme du stalinien, 2010
  • Hôtel des quatre chemins, 2011
  • La Zone grise, 2013
  • Va et nous venge, 2015
  • Les Querelleurs, 2018

Theatre[edit]

  • L'Échantillon, 1976
  • Transit, 1984

Essays[edit]

  • Entre raison et déraison, 1987
  • Journal pour mémoire, 1993
  • La Bosnie nous regarde - essais et témoignages, 1995
  • Manifeste d'écrivaines pour le 21e siècle, 1999
  • Écrits au noir, 2009

Autres publications[edit]

  • Folie, Mystique et Poésie, 1988
  • Enfances et Jeunesses, 1988
  • Les Grands Poèmes de la poésie québécoise, 1998
  • L'Écriture, c'est les cris, 2014 (with Louky Bersianik)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smart, Patricia (1988). "Entrevue avec France Théoret". Voix et Images (in French). Université du Québec à Montréal. 14 (1): 11–23. doi:10.7202/200748ar. ISSN 0318-9201.
  2. ^ a b c "Fonds France Théoret". Bibliotheque et Archives nationales Québec (in French). Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "France Théoret". The Canadian Encyclopedia (in French). Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Gould, Karen (1990). Writing in the Feminine: Feminism and Experimental Writing in Quebec. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 9780809315826. OCLC 44954567.
  5. ^ a b "France Théoret". Pleine Lune (in French). Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Bordeleau, Francine (2012). "France Théoret". Les Prix Du Québec (in French). Retrieved August 9, 2017.