25 January 2018

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey, a 2017 Trudeau scholar, is one of five finalists in the final round of the 2017 Moebius Public’s Prize, an award given to the best text published in Mœbius, a journal of Quebec literature, in the last year. As Marie-Pier Tremblay of the Librairie Boutique Vénus in Rimouski commented, Gagnon Chainey’s audacious piece, “Full Moon,” is a "shattered patient-practitioner dialogue." More than that, it is a “fascinating delirium” that creates “a vaporous and troubling atmosphere” reminiscent of Beckett and Ionesco’s seminal texts. Read "Full Moon" online and vote for Benjamin here! (Text and information in French only.)

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey (French-language literature, Université de Montréal and Nottingham Trent University, UK) analyses the evolution of empathy and the patient-caregiver relationship through literary writings touching on AIDS and medical practices, starting at the end of the 19th century.

2017 Scholars