Gérard Étienne (4638 words)

Maya Hauptman (University of Haifa )
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error


Gérard Vergniaud Étienne (1936-2008) is a Haitian and Canadian writer, who was most active in the literary field in Quebec. He is the author of some 30 works of literature, some of which have been translated into different languages. Poet, essayist, novelist, linguist, fighting journalist, critic and playwright, he also pursued a brilliant academic career. He started his university studies with a BA in Language and Literature (licence ès lettres) at Montreal University in 1964 and completed them with a PhD in Linguistics at Strasbourg University in 1974. He spent his academic career at Moncton University, where he first taught linguistics (1971-1978) and then journalism (1979-2001), after founding the …

Citation: Hauptman, Maya. "Gérard Étienne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 August 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13805, accessed 09 July 2020.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here