Canadian Studies Program
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Pallister Francophone - Canadian Lecture Series
|During the course of her career and after, Dr. Janis L. Pallister, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages, earned an outstanding reputation in scholarly activities. She published six books, co-authored others and delivered 90 scholarly papers in the USA and abroad. Her interests were focused on French Renaissance and Baroque literature, black literature in romance languages, Canadian Francophone literature, Vietnamese literature in French, Francophone women film directors and Acadian film.|
"The Pallister Francophone-Canadian Lecture Series showcases talent from French Canada, and explores French cultural experiences in the North American setting."
2012 Pallister Francophone Lecture
What happens when a doctor who has "made it" in Montréal chooses to move temporarily to northern Québec in order to get some distance on her life? Bernard Emond's film explores an urban character's immersion in the rural North as a way to give insight into Québec of "post" - Révolution Tranquille. As Emond notes in an interview with Canadian "National Post:" "I am a cultural Catholic [...] the cultural heritage is important to me, but not the dogma..." [Chris Knight, Sept. 2009]. Emond's film reflects contemporary Québec's transformation into a society that identifies itself as secular and modern while still being marked by its Catholic heritage.
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Film Screening & Discussion
Past Pallister Series Guests