UBC Graduate Research

A Shrine for Marie-Josephte Corriveau and for all women who are victims of domestic violence Gélinas, Marion


In 1763, Marie-Josephte Corriveau was found guilty of the murder of her husband, in New France. She was sentenced to death by hanging followed by the gibbeting of her body. The event sparked the popular imagination and became the foundation of a ghost story that spanned centuries and persists to this day in Québec folklore. Through the proposal of a shrine to the memory of Marie-Josephte Corriveau, this project investigates how the historical narrative can foster a critical and locally driven design.

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