Marie Thérèse Blanc

Department of English


Marie Thérèse Blanc is a tenured teacher at Dawson College’s Department of English; she has taught Core English, Literature Profile, and Liberal Arts courses, and she is also a photographer.  She has published in the areas of Canadian public law, law and literature, and current affairs as they relate to literary matters.


  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “Trying to Get out of the Middle East as a Metaphor.”  Montreal Serai.  27.3 (October 2014).
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “White Law, Native Norms and Greed in Canadian History and Literature”. Montreal Serai,  26. 1 March 2013
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and the Construction of a Trial Narrative.” English Studies in Canada.  31.4 (2006): 101-27.
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse.” Feminist Paradoxes.”  Rev. of Settler Feminism and Race-Making in Canada, by Jennifer Henderson. Canadian Literature 184 (2005):  138-39.
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “Tales of a Nation:  Interpretive Legal Battles”  in Rudy Wiebe’s,  “The Scorched-Wood People.” Canadian Literature 177 (2003):  34-54.
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “The Inevitability of Censorship in a Free and Democratic Society.”  Rev. of Censorship in Canadian Literature, by Mark Cohen. Essays on Canadian Writing 77 (2002): 150-56.
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “Health and Multiculturalism:  An Inquiry into the Juridical Limits of Medical Pluralism in Quebec.” Ottawa Law Review 29.2 (1998): 335-67.
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. “Peut-on en finir une fois pour toutes avec les classifications raciales?”  Rev. of James Wait et les lunettes noires, by Max Dorsinville. Essays on Canadian Writing 61 (1997):  207-11.
  • Blanc, Marie Thérèse. Enough is Enough: An Attorney’s Struggle for Democracy in Quebec. Trans. of Plaidoyer pour les citoyens, by Guy Bertrand. Toronto: ECW, 1996.

Conference Papers

  • “Literature, the Law, and Domestic Disputes in Sylvia Plath’s and Ted Hughes’ “The Rabbit Catcher.”  Department of English Research Colloquium, Dawson College, Montreal, 22 Nov. 2011.
  • “In Her Own Defence:  Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and the Construction of a Trial Narrative.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English and Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, joint session on Representations of Justice in Canadian Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, May 2003.
  • “Tales of a Nation:  Interpretive Battles within Rudy Wiebe’s The Scorched-Wood People.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, special session on Law and Literature, Laval University, Quebec City, May 2001.
  • “In Self-Defence:  Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace as a Contemporary Critique of Courtroom Justice.” New York College English Association Spring Conference (“Law and Literature”), St. John’s University, New York City, April 2001


  • PhD, English, McGill University
  • Civil and Common Law degrees, McGill University Faculty of Law


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