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SSHRC Awarded IDG 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...
Récit composé par Alex Michelet (1885-1979) à l'aube de sa vie, « La grande épinettière » raconte l'histoire d'une jeune institutrice d'ascendance française, Jeanne, qui se trouve affectée dans un petit village de l'Ouest canadien au tournant des années 1915-1920. En apparence anodin, ce récit...
SSHRC Awarded IG 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...
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 Awarded IG 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...
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...
Dubbing The Flintstones and The Simpsons in French. A Comparative Perspective between France and QuébecDownload
The present dissertation conducts a comparative study of the dubbing of two American animated TV series, The Flintstones and The Simpsons, in two francophone regions/countries, Québec and France. Since audiovisual products are complex blends of semiotic signs, in which the interplay between the...
Taking cues from the work of Paul W. Schroeder, this project seeks to investigate the particular conditions which allowed the Habsburg Monarchy and two of its leading politicians—Leopold II and Metternich—to have such pride of place in Schroeder’s ‘transformation’ of the European state-system. It...