The Canadian Center is currently hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Center for International Studies and Research (CERIUM) of the Université de Montréal (UdeM). The launch officially took place on October 8 & 9 in 2015, during the first international conference organized by the Center ("Canada-Quebec-Caribbean: Trans-American connexions").
Astrid Novat, Coordinator of the Canada Center (2020-2023)
Université de Bourgogne Doctoral Student (ED 592)
Thesis topic : « Identity creation and construction in Claude Gauvreau's theater » under the direction of Guillaume Bridet (Université de Bourgogne) and Jean-Marc Larrue (Université de Montréal).
The Canada Center is interested in cultural history and the complex relationship between identity, language, literature and society. Based on the analysis of the work of Quebec playwright Claude Gauvreau, the research work of Astrid Novat is interested in the history of representations and the role of literature in the redefinition of Quebec collective identity. The status of the language holding a capital place in the process of claiming identity in Quebec, the innovative work of the playwright illustrates the emancipation of the French model and becomes the bearer of the affirmation of a unique common identity. This perspective allows the Canada Center to organize various events and open spaces for dialogue on the intimate relationship that the individual has with his or her language (s) or the linguistic experiences present in the Americas.
IdA supervisor in France : Béatrice Collignon, member of the IdA Scientific Board, professor of Geography, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
Local supervisors :
Frédéric Bouchard, dean of the Arts and Sciences Faculty of the Université de Montréal
Gérard Boismenu, professor of political science at the Université de Montréal