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Nouvelles Perspectives en Études Québécoises multidisciplinaires depuis l’Europe et le Reste du Globe/New Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Québec: Studies from Europe and Around the World

Categories: French, Lingustics, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Canadian Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2023-07-01 Abstract Due: 2023-04-01

“New Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Que?bec: Studies from Europe and Around the World”

Que?bec Studies 77 (Spring/Summer 2024)

"Que?bec studies have [. . . ] shifted or multiplied their centers of gravity in recent years." [...]”(Hauser 2022, 128)

In a recent issue, Zeitschrift fu?r Kanada-Studien, the journal of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (Gesellschaft fu?r Kanada-Studien– GKS), devoted a section to the future of Canadian Studies, both English and French. This issue raises many challenges regarding the teaching of Que?bec studies and the training of a new generation of scholars (Mathis-Moser 2022, 142), but also about current research. Hauser, in particular, observes a new interest in migrant, women's, and Indigenous writing, showing that the fossilization of certain subjects or concepts is fading (2022, 128).

The CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la litte?rature et la culture que?be?coises) has previously worked in 2021 on the creation of a collection of new research perspectives entitled "Nouvelles e?tudes que?be?coises." The latter provides an overview of recently published works in literary, cultural and linguistic studies, but with
an endogenous character that ignores or omits the international perspective. A focus on new and future directions of Que?bec studies abroad is still to be undertaken.

Where does research in Que?bec Studies come from and where is it headed? What are its new epistemological modalities? In which trends is the next generation of scholars in the field interested? Do these suggest a hard shift in focus or a multiplication of interests?

In this proposed special dossier for Que?bec Studies 77 (Spring/Summer 2024), guest editors Jody Danard (University of Bremen) and Manuel Sousa Oliveira (University of Porto / CETAPS) mean to try to answer some of these questions and thus contribute to the revitalization of Que?bec studies outside of Que?bec by foregrounding the ongoing and innovative research on Que?bec being conducted by ECRs (Early Career Researchers) from Europe and around the world. Studying Que?bec abroad often comes with practical challenges that inevitably shape one’s research. That Que?bec studies, e.g., in European universities can often only be found as a marginal research interest within French or English(-Canadian) departments and research centers (Mathis-Moser 2022, 142), suggests that this lack of resources and institutional support affects the vitality and viability of the field.

Thus, this proposed special issue aims at showcasing outstanding new research on the broad field that is Que?bec studies, being conducted by ECRs from outside Que?bec – in full cognizance of the added challenges that may come with the place and context of research. The guest editors particularly welcome article proposals from MA students, PhD students and candidates, and recent PhDs/early postdoctoral researchers on the innovative research work happening today in Europe and elsewhere. The dossier is intended to be multidisciplinary, which is why articles in
political and social sciences, history, literature, culture, linguistics, geography, didactics, law or even economics can be proposed. Furthermore, the editors welcome interpretive or theoretical essays, book reviews, and interviews in all disciplines pertaining to the study of Que?bec. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.

Specific topics on Que?bec studies may include (but are not limited to):

?  Children's and YA literature, comics and graphic novels
?  Novels, short fiction, drama, poetry, and other literary forms
?  Film, TV, and other media – including inter-/transmedial approaches
?  SFF, horror, apocalyptic, and utopian literatures
?  Imagological readings of foreignness in Que?bec literature (and vice versa)
?  Transnational and migrant literatures
?  Comparative readings of Que?bec and other (francophone) national literatures
?  The Digital Humanities and the study of Que?bec
?  Francophone Indigenous literatures
?  Race and ethnicity in literary representations and the literary market
?  Gender and sexuality (incl. feminist and queer approaches)
?  Ecocriticism, ecofeminism, critical animal studies, climate fiction, and/or representations of the environment (incl. e.g. eco-anxiety)
?  Ethics and affects in culture and society
? New perspectives in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis
?  Que?bec’s (normative policy) on the French language
?  School textbooks analysis, Teaching Que?bec studies abroad (e.g. pedagogical approaches)
?  Rereading of history, social changes and milestones of Que?bec (e.g., Expo 67)

Works Cited

Hauser, Claude. 2022. “Les e?tudes que?be?coises a? l’e?re du nume?rique et de la mondialisation: re?inventer une communaute? de valeurs et de pratiques.” Zeitschrift fu?r Kanada-Studien 72: 123-129. http://www.kanada-studien.org/wp- content/uploads/2022/02/ZKS_2022_Futures.pdf.

Mathis-Moser, Ursula. 2022. “Aperc?us divers: les e?tudes canadiennes aujourd’hui.” Zeitschrift fu?r Kanada-Studien 72: 139-145. http://www.kanada-studien.org/wp- content/uploads/2022/02/ZKS_2022_Futures.pdf.

Please submit a 500-word abstract in French or English along with a brief biographical note (no more than 100 words) by April 1, 2023 to the guest editors, Jody Danard and Manuel Sousa Oliveira, at danard [at] uni-bremen.de and msoliveira [at] letras.up.pt. The proposal should be sent as a single Word file, and include “QS77 Submission” or “QS77 Soumission” in the subject line. If accepted, authors must submit full manuscripts (7000-7500 words) to the guest editors by July 1, 2023 for a first round of revisions before being submitted for blind peer review to Que?bec Studies. Please note that positive feedback by the guest editors to abstracts and/or full manuscripts does not guarantee that the proposal will be accepted for publication. Final approval will be given by the journal editors after submission in the Fall of 2023. Que?bec Studies is the journal of the American Council for Que?bec Studies (ACQS) published by the Liverpool University Press. It is a high-impact journal indexed and abstracted in Scopus. Article proposals must be formatted according to the journal guidelines. More information may be found here: https://acqs.org/quebec- studies-journal/

For further inquiries, you may contact Jody Danard and Manuel Sousa Oliveira at danard [at] uni-bremen.de and msoliveira [at] letras.up.pt.


“Nouvelles Perspectives en E?tudes Que?be?coises multidisciplinaires depuis l’Europe et le Reste du Globe”

Que?bec Studies 77 (Printemps/E?te? 2024)

“Les e?tudes que?be?coises ont [...] depuis quelques anne?es de?place? ou multiplie? leurs centres de gravite? [...]”(Hauser 2022, 128)

La revue Zeitschrift fu?r Kanada-Studien, publication officielle de la l’Association d'e?tudes canadiennes dans les pays germanophones (Gesellschaft fu?r Kanada- Studien–GKS), consacrait en 2022 une partie de leur nume?ro a? l’avenir des e?tudes canadiennes, aussi bien anglophones que francophones. Ce nume?ro soule?ve de nombreuses difficulte?s quant a? l’enseignement des e?tudes que?be?coises et a? la formation d’une rele?ve acade?mique (Mathis-Moser 2022, 142), mais e?galement en ce qui concerne les pistes de recherches actuelles. Hauser observe notamment un inte?re?t nouveau pour les e?critures migrantes, fe?minines et autochtones de?montrant que la fossilisation de certains sujets ou concepts s'estompe (2022, 128).

Le CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la litte?rature et la culture que?be?coises) s’est d’ores et de?ja? applique? en 2021 a? la cre?ation d’une collection
regroupant de nouvelles perspectives de recherches et intitule?e “Nouvelles e?tudes que?be?coises.” Cette dernie?re apporte un survol des publications re?cemment e?dite?es en recherches litte?raires, linguistiques et culturelles, mais ayant un caracte?re endoge?ne qui ignore ou omet la perspective internationale.

Une re?flexion sur les nouvelles et futures orientations des e?tudes que?be?coises a? l'e?tranger reste ainsi a? entreprendre :

D’ou? vient la recherche en e?tudes que?be?coises et dans quelle direction se dirige-t- elle ? Quelles sont leurs nouvelles modalite?s e?piste?mologiques ? Dans quelles mouvances s’inscrit la rele?ve, vers quoi gravite-t-elle ? Les e?tudes que?be?coises s’inscrivent-elles de?sormais dans une continuite?, ou un renouveau qui appelle a? la cre?ation de nouveaux concepts ?

Dans ce dossier spe?cial propose? pour le journal Que?bec Studies 77 (printemps/e?te? 2024), les e?diteurs invite?s Jody Danard (Universite? de Bre?me) et Manuel Sousa Oliveira (Universite? de Porto / CETAPS) entendent re?pondre a? certaines de ces questions et contribuer ainsi a? la revitalisation des e?tudes que?be?coises a? l’e?tranger en mettant en avant les recherches actuelles et innovantes sur le Que?bec, mene?es par la rele?ve acade?mique d'Europe et du monde entier. E?tudier le Que?bec a? l'e?tranger s'accompagne souvent de de?fis pratiques qui fac?onnent ine?vitablement la recherche. Le fait que les e?tudes que?be?coises ne soient souvent qu'un inte?re?t de recherche marginal au sein des de?partements et des centres de recherche franc?ais ou anglais (canadiens) (par exemple dans certaines universite?s europe?ennes) (Mathis-Moser 2022, 142), sugge?re que ce manque de ressources et de soutien institutionnel affecte la vitalite?, la pe?rennite? et la viabilite? du domaine.
Ainsi, ce nume?ro spe?cial propose? vise a? pre?senter de nouvelles recherches remarquables sur les e?tudes que?be?coises mene?es par des chercheurs et chercheuses issu·e·s de la rele?ve, et e?tant actifs a? l'exte?rieur du Que?bec, tout en e?tant conscient des de?fis supple?mentaires qui peuvent en de?couler. Les re?dacteurs invite?s se re?jouissent de recevoir des propositions d'articles de la part d'e?tudiant·e·s diplo?me?·e·s, de candidats et candidates au doctorat et de chercheurs et chercheuses en post doctorat sur les travaux de recherche novateurs mene?s aujourd'hui en Europe et ailleurs. Le dossier se veut interdisciplinaire, c’est pourquoi des articles en sciences politiques et sociales, histoire, litte?rature, culture, linguistique, ge?ographie, didactique, droit ou encore en sciences e?conomiques peuvent e?tre propose?s. De plus, les e?diteurs sont ouverts aux essais interpre?tatifs ou the?oriques, aux critiques de livres et aux entretiens dans toutes les disciplines relatives aux e?tudes que?be?coises. Les approches interdisciplinaires sont particulie?rement encourage?es.

Les sujets propose?s en e?tudes que?be?coises peuvent inclure (mais ne sont pas limite?s a?)

?  La litte?rature pour enfants et adolescents, les bandes dessine?es et les romans graphiques
?  Romans, nouvelles, the?a?tre, poe?sie et autres formes litte?raires
?  Le cine?ma, la te?le?vision et les autres me?dias, y compris les approches inter/transme?diatiques
?  La litte?rature de science-fiction, d'horreur, apocalyptique et utopique
?  Les lectures imagologiques de l'e?trangete? dans la litte?rature que?be?coise (et vice versa)
? Les litte?ratures transnationales et migrantes
?  Les lectures compare?es de la litte?rature que?be?coise et d'autres litte?ratures nationales francophones
?  Les digital humanities et l'e?tude de la litte?rature que?be?coise
?  Les litte?ratures autochtones francophones
?  Les questions de race et d'ethnicite? dans les repre?sentations litte?raires et le marche? litte?raire
?  Genre et sexualite? (en incluant les approches queer et fe?ministes)
?  L'e?cocritique, l’e?cofe?minisme, la fiction climatique et les repre?sentations de l'environnement, y compris l'e?co-anxie?te?
?  E?thique et affect
?  Nouvelles perspectives en sociolinguistique et en analyse du discours
?  La politique (normative) du Que?bec en matie?re de langue franc?aise
?  Analyse des manuels scolaires, enseignement des e?tudes que?be?coises a? l'e?tranger (ex. : approches pe?dagogiques)
?  Relecture de l'histoire, des changements sociaux et des e?ve?nements marquants du Que?bec (ex. : Expo 67)

Ouvrages cite?s

Hauser, Claude. 2022. “Les e?tudes que?be?coises a? l’e?re du nume?rique et de la mondialisation: re?inventer une communaute? de valeurs et de pratiques.”
Zeitschrift fu?r Kanada-Studien 72: 123-129. http://www.kanada- studien.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ZKS_2022_Futures.pdf.

Mathis-Moser, Ursula. 2022. “Aperc?us divers: les e?tudes canadiennes aujourd’hui.” Zeitschrift fu?r Kanada-Studien 72: 139-145. http://www.kanada- studien.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ZKS_2022_Futures.pdf

Un re?sume? de 500 mots en franc?ais ou en anglais ainsi qu'une bre?ve notice biographique (pas plus de 100 mots) doivent e?tre soumis dans un seul document Word (avec comme objet QS77 Soumission ou QS77 Submission) avant le 1er avril 2023 aux e?diteurs invite?s, Jody Danard et Manuel Sousa Oliveira, a? danard [at] uni- bremen.de et msoliveira [at] letras.up.pt. S'ils sont accepte?s, les auteurs doivent soumettre les articles complets (7000-7500 mots) aux e?diteurs invite?s avant le 1er juillet 2023 pour une premie?re se?rie de re?visions avant d'e?tre soumis a? une e?valuation par les pairs en aveugle au journal Que?bec Studies. Veuillez noter que les retours positifs des e?diteurs aux re?sume?s et/ou aux articles ne garantissent pas que la proposition sera accepte?e pour la publication. L'approbation finale sera donne?e par les re?dacteurs en chef de la revue Que?bec Studies apre?s soumission a? l'automne 2023.

Que?bec Studies est la revue de l'American Council for Que?bec Studies (ACQS) publie?e par Liverpool University Press. C'est une revue a? fort impact, indexe?e et re?sume?e dans Scopus. Les propositions d'articles doivent e?tre formate?es conforme?ment aux directives du journal, qui peuvent e?tre consulte?es ici :https://acqs.org/quebec-studies-journal/



Jody Danard