In this issue we are pleased to present the first of two special dossiers
compiled and edited by Kirsty Bell on QuÃ©bec literature since 2000.
Her presentation explains the focus on new writers, new publishing
houses, new writing practices, and the questions posed by contemporary QuÃ©bec literature. The articles in this first dossier include
MercÃ©dÃ¨s Baillargeonâ€™s analysis of Nelly Arcanâ€™s relationship with the
media, Lori Saint-Martinâ€™s study of the radical critique of normative
motherhood in recent fiction by women, JoÃ«lle Papillonâ€™s essay on
the ecopolitical ideas presented in a variety of indigenous works,
Catherine Khordocâ€™s transnational approach to new fiction that
explores movement and identity, and Pascal Riendeauâ€™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 QuÃ©bec, revealing the ambiguous status
of artists from francophone communities outside of QuÃ©bec. 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. Gramsâ€™s meticulously documented article adds to our
knowledge of fascist sympathies in the German community of Canada
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, Iâ€™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 QuÃ©bec Studies that we encourage
submissions on any aspect of QuÃ©bec and North American francophone
history, society, literature, and culture.
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