Academic journal article Quebec Studies

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Quebec Studies

Editor's Note

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While Quebec Studies has from its inception been open to the representation of scholarship on music, it has until now published but four articles in this field. This issue goes some way towards remedying this lack by publishing six articles on music, five of them in a special dossier on la chanson quebecoise coordinated and introduced by our colleague Johanne Melancon of Laurentian University. We are grateful to her for her assistance in this enterprise. This rich dossier is complemented by Jean Nicolas de Surmont's essay on the use of song in the first half of the twentieth century as a pedagogical device for promoting traditional French-Canadian values.

Additionally, we are pleased to offer our second article on Fernand Dumont, the late Quebecois sociologist and philosopher whose work is increasingly attracting scholarly research. Julien Massicotte explores his legacy among contemporary Quebec intellectuals. Our literary offerings include Elise Lepage's study of the critical reception (particularly its intertextual dimensions) of three canonical Quebec novels in anglophone Canada, and Jonathan Livernois's inquiry into the movement to modernity in Pierre de Grandpre's La Patience des justes, which he sees as participating in a reflection of Quebec society's difficult passage into adulthood. We conclude the issue with John Erik Fossum and David G. Haglund's essay exploring the proposal that the model for a separation of Quebec from Canada could be Norway's seemingly uncomplicated separation from Sweden in 1905. …

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