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Animation and the National Ethos: the American Dream, Socialist Realism, and Russian émigrés in FranceDownload
Animation is seen as the innocent child of contemporary media and is often considered innocuous and juvenile in general popular culture. This might explain why it is still a marginal field. Perhaps this perception is influenced by the mass media of animation being mostly aimed at children, or at...
SSHRC IG awarded 2017: The importance of the body in fashion and the radical adoption of street styles by the elite go back to eighteenth-century Europe. This study examines the effects of the French Revolution on European and American style. It asks how 1790s fashion drastically changed to...
SSHRC IG awarded 2018: Essences have traditionally been assigned important but controversial explanatory roles in philosophical, scientific and social theorizing. For example, why is it possible for one and the same organism to be first a caterpillar and then a butterfly? Why is it impossible for...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2016: The heart of this project is careful textual analysis of "The Directory of Conscience" and "The Pilgrimage of Perfection" written by William Bonde, who joined the Birgittine community of monks and nuns at Syon Abbey early in the sixteenth century. The Birgittines played a...
This dissertation examines atheist identity and ideology in eighteenth-century France up to 1776 through an analysis of numerous atheist texts, including several little-known clandestine works and the more familiar books of Jean Meslier, Julien Offray de La Mettrie and the Baron d’Holbach. It...
The Politics of Soviet Self-Representation: Soviet Cultural Diplomacy at the 1925 and 1937 Paris World's Fairs.Download
Participation at the 1925 and 1937 Paris International Expositions offered the USSR two unique opportunities to present carefully constructed and multifaceted images of the Soviet Union, its peoples and culture to massive foreign audiences in the context of World's Fairs. The collection of...
SSHRC IG awarded 2016 (2015 competition): My research is directed at clarifying the familiar, but poorly understood notions of passion, power and representation. These concepts play distinct roles in diverse branches of philosophy, but they intersect naturally in several places, and examined...
Waking Ned Devine: une traduction franco acadienne pour locuteurs acadiens, franco-canadiens, et francophones d’ailleurs et partoutDownload
The following study aimed to show the need for Franco-Canadian dubbings outside of France, and so as to elaborate the existing issues in audiovisual translation, the film Waking Ned Devine (2001) was translated into Acadian French (with Chiac components). The main goal of this study was to...
SSHRC IG awarded 2016: Savons-nous mourir au 21e siècle? La fin de vie est aujourd'hui monopolisée par la pratique médicale et le milieu hospitalier, mais ceux-ci sont-il les plus 'hospitaliers' pour accueillir l'expérience radicalement singulière de mourir? Comment faire de celle-ci le vrai...