Québec Women’s Writing and Filmmaking Articles Published

Thursday 2 July 2015

A dossier of articles, drawn from the ‘Québec Women's Writing and Filmmaking’ conference, organised by the Centre for the Study of Women’s Writing and the Centre for Québec and French-Canadian Studies, both at the IMLR, is now available in Québec Studies, 59 (June 2015).

Supported by the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK and the Québec Government Delegation in London, the conference in May 2013 brought together academics and practitioners at the University of London’s Senate House to reflect on a myriad of issues relative to the rich corpus of writing and filmmaking by women in Québec, and promote the importance and relevance of Québec in the twin fields of women’s writing and filmmaking. The cinematic and literary texts raise both intellectual and research questions including relationships among gender, feminism, national identity and nationalism; positions with regard to both Anglo-American and French feminist thought; histories and spaces; literary and popular fiction; the importance and influence of documentary; lesbian and other queer texts; languages and hybridities in ‘exophonic’, immigrant and indigenous writing.

Contents:
Bill Marshall and Gill Rye: Introduction
Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand: La Shoah au miroir de la poésie dans Comme une chienne à la mort de Louise Cotnoir et Plus haut que les flammes de Louise Dupré
Rachel Killick: Sentenced! Writing it Differently: ‘Life’ and Death Row in Catherine Mavrikakis’s Les Derniers jours de Smokey Nelson
Julie Rodgers: ‘On s’occupe du multiple, on tourne le dos à l’unité’: Ying Chen and Nomadic Figurations of the Subject
Mariève Maréchale: Des tiers espaces pour conjurer l’absence: (re)découvrir les écritures lesbiennes québécoises
Sarah Henzi: Bodies, Sovereignties, and Desire: Aboriginal Women’s Writing of Québec

Also available online at http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/toc/qs/59/