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Introduction: Revisiting Solitudes - Between and Beyond

Introduction : Revoir le concept de solitudes, entre et au-delà
Lorie-Anne Rainville
p. 9-14

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This special issue of Études Canadiennes/ Canadian Studies has decided to revisit the concept of solitudes by exploring the social, linguistic and cultural interactions between the original inhabitants, the Indigenous peoples of Canada, and what has come to be called the “founding races”, as well as the more recent allophone communities, by considering the way they depict one another (or not) in fiction, song, and the visual arts.

A quick glance at some of the national ethnic celebrations that have sprouted since the end of the 20th century is a clear indication of the federal government’s attempt to strengthen the bridges between the various communities that make up Canada’s social fabric: Black History Month in February since 1996, Asian Heritage Month since May 2002, Multiculturalism Day since June 27th, 2002, National Acadian Day since 2003 (which had been celebrated regionally in New Brunswick since August 15th 1881), National History Indigenous Month since June 2009 following S...

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Lorie-Anne Rainville, « Introduction: Revisiting Solitudes - Between and Beyond »Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies, 87 | 2019, 9-14.

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Lorie-Anne Rainville

Lorie-Anne RAINVILLE (ERIBIA, Université de Caen Normandie) is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the Université de Caen in Normandy. Besides a monograph on James Joyce (James Joyce: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man, Paris: Ophrys, 2005), she has published articles on Canadian literature (Margaret Atwood, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Alice Munro) where her research interest now lies.

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