15 November 2013 - 9:00am to 17 November 2013 - 5:00pm

Room C-3061, Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Focusing on the first decade of the 21st century, this Trudeau scholars’ workshop, organized by Trudeau Scholar Libe Garcia Zarranz in collaboration with Trudeau Fellow Simon Harel as well as Marie Carrière and Daniel Laforest, will take place in conjunction with Trudeau Foundation Week. The workshop -- the second in what the organizers hope will be an ongoing series of international conferences -- will investigate points of intersection between contemporary Canadian and Québécois women's writing and affect studies, an interdisciplinary field whose popularity has grown across the humanities and the social sciences in the last two decades. Sharing the urge expressed by many theorists of affect, the event aims to expose the multiple directions in which contemporary Canadian and Québécois women writers are helping transform affect into an ethical, aesthetic, and political matter. This event is also supported by the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta.

By urging participants to address Canadian and Québécois women's writing in light of recent interventions in the field of affect studies, this scholars' workshop ultimately attempts to provide tentative answers to the following two questions: How does contemporary women's writing in Canada and Québec mobilize feelings and emotions to transform social realms? And how are these writers contributing to the transformation of affect into an ethical and political matter?

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Libe García Zarranz

Libe has completed a doctorate in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta and has started a postdoctoral fellowship in globalization and cultural studies at the University of Manitoba.

2010 Scholars

Simon Harel

Professor Harel explores ethnic and cultural diversity in our societies, with expertise in comparative literature & migration.

2009 Fellows