Mobile library of Quebec literature: a web platform for teaching classic works from the Quebec literary corpus

A new digital tool for teaching literature is now available: the Mobile Library of Quebec Literature. This free web platform facilitates access for teachers and students to a selection of works that have marked French-Canadian literary history.

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Press release - A new digital tool for teaching literature is now available: the Mobile library of Quebec literature. This free web platform facilitates access for teachers and students to a selection of works that have marked French-Canadian literary history. Text can be viewed on a computer, tablet and even on a smart phone thanks to a simple and intuitive interface.

The Mobile Library of Quebec Literature increases the accessibility and visibility of classics of French-Canadian literature, such as Émile Nelligan and his work or Angeline de Montbrun, offered in quality editions.

The selected works, in various genres, fit into different currents between the XIXe century and the second half of the XXe century, for a diversified educational approach. Navigating between chapters and paragraphs allows for more in-depth study of certain passages, and the reader can adjust graphic elements such as font size, which promotes an effective method of teaching both in the classroom and at a distance.

Study choices accompany each title in order to facilitate the preparation of lessons or the search for reliable sources in the context of school work. A valuable teaching tool, the contextualization of the texts offered by the Library promotes the appropriation of literary and cultural heritage.

"In preparing the works for their digital switchover, we had the dual concern of providing an ergonomic reading experience and of respecting certain characteristics of the material presentation of the original literary text", explains René Audet, full professor at Laval University. and instigator of the project.

The Mobile Library of Quebec Literature was created thanks to the scientific direction of René Audet and Jonathan Livernois and the work of their team. It is part of the activities of the Ex situ Laboratory, the Mobile Quebec Literature project and Codicille éditeur.

To consult the Library: https://bibliotheque-mobile.quebec/

In short 

  • Nine classics of 19th century Quebec literaturee and XXe centuries fully accessible, free of charge.
  • Tools to prepare a personalized teaching of works.
  • Easily manipulated, shareable and referenced editions.
  • A daring publishing project in a digital context.

About the “Mobile Quebec Literature” project
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the partnership research project “Quebec mobile literature»Is directed by Bertrand Gervais and his pole at Laval University is placed under the responsibility of René Audet. This project aims to connect the various agents of the literary world with a view to deepening know-how and taking charge of digital tools.

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