Quebec Studies

Editor’s Note

Quebec Studies (2020), 69, (1), 1–2.


Editor’s Note EDITOR’S NOTE The editorial staff of Québec Studies welcomes aboard a new slate of officers serving the American Council for Québec Studies for the next two years. Charles Batson and Katherine Harrington assume new offices as Past President and President, respectively; Mark Paul Richard continues as our Treasurer, joined by Yulia Bosworth as Vice-President and Olivia Choplin as Secretary. Thank you for your service and leadership! This issue of the journal features a special dossier, “Reading Intertextual Networks in Contemporary Québécois Writing,” guest edited by Christine Duff and Catherine Khordoc. It includes five articles, all of which examine in one way or another the role of intertextuality in Québec’s contemporary literature. Women’s writing is the subject of three of these, including Chloé SavoieBernard’s application of Sara Ahmed’s concept of the “snap,” an abrupt break of sorts, to Denise Boucher’s Cyprine (1977) and Carole Massé’s Dieu (1979), “Penser l’intertextualité à partir du ‘snap’ dans l’écriture au féminin: filage et découpe […].” In “‘Mélancolie lucide’ et dynamique intertextuelle dans le Manuel de poétique à l’intention des jeunes filles de Carole David,” Evelyne Gagnon analyzes David’s intertextual practices in a 2010 poetry collection, and Catherine Khordoc examines the feedback loop of reading and writing revealed in Monique Bosco’s essays in her contribution, “Noeuds d’intertextes: Lectures de Monique Bosco.” Julien Defraeye analyzes the influence of the American Transcendentalists on a contemporary Québécois writer in “Lire Thoreau et le transcendantalisme dans l’intertexte de la littérature québécoise contemporaine: Sauvages de Louis Hamelin.” Christine Duff closes the dossier, applying Édouard Glissant’s theory of the detour to an underrated body of literary fiction disguised as popular genre horror or thrillers in “Stanley Péan’s Intertextual Détours: The Forest for the Trees.” The richness of the special dossier left room for only two freestanding submissions this issue, one of which pairs nicely with Defraeye’s exploration of the intersection between literature and Québec Studies, 69

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Ransom, Amy J.