Quebec Studies

Editor’s Note

Quebec Studies (2017), 63, (1), 1


Editor’s Note Editor’s Note In this issue we are pleased to present the first of two special dossiers compiled and edited by Kirsty Bell on Québec literature since 2000. Her presentation explains the focus on new writers, new publishing houses, new writing practices, and the questions posed by contemporary Québec literature. The articles in this first dossier include Mercédès Baillargeon’s analysis of Nelly Arcan’s relationship with the media, Lori Saint-Martin’s study of the radical critique of normative motherhood in recent fiction by women, Joëlle Papillon’s essay on the ecopolitical ideas presented in a variety of indigenous works, Catherine Khordoc’s transnational approach to new fiction that explores movement and identity, and Pascal Riendeau’s piece on the axiological exploration of two experimental texts. We also offer our readers two articles on wildly different topics. Anne Robineau paints a portrait of the French-Canadian music industry and its relationship to Québec, revealing the ambiguous status of artists from francophone communities outside of Québec. Grant Grams presents the portrait of Gustav Hittler, a German immigrant to Montreal who was a leader in the Nazi-affiliated Deutsche Bund in the 1930s before returning to Germany shortly before the outbreak of World War II. Grams’s meticulously documented article adds to our knowledge of fascist sympathies in the German community of Canada and Québec. The Book Review section includes an interesting array of reviews on studies of fiction, film, women writers, Franco-Ontarian literature and history, and early Canadian Catholic sanctity. In addition to thanking those authors who contributed to this issue, I’d like to express my gratitude to the many scholars who agreed to evaluate submissions. Their expertise and constructive suggestions were invaluable. I also thank my editorial team and guest editor Kirsty Bell, who has been a delight to work with. And finally, I remind readers of Québec Studies that we encourage submissions on any aspect of Québec and North American francophone history, society, literature, and culture. Québec Studies, 63

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