@ London June 23rd

Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (CQFCS) - Study Day Location: King’s College London, Strand, Nash Theatre and River Room (King’s Building, 2nd floor) When: 23 June 2015, 16.00-18.00 (Film screening) 18.30-22.00 (Round Table and Reception What can Quebec, which has spent much of the 20th century agonizing over its own national identity, teach us about “post-national” societies in the wake of the global phenomenon of transnational migration? One of the only states to have appointed a commission of inquiry into the modalities of accommodements raisonnables or “reasonable accommodation” between the host society and increasingly diverse forms of cultural integration, Quebec has had the advantage of reflecting publicly on what ought to be expected of new immigrants and long-standing citizens alike. The conclusions of that commission (chaired by sociologist Gérard Bouchard and philosopher Charles Taylor in 2007) were far from being unanimously accepted. But the space of dialogue that was opened as a result has continued to bear fruit. For this Study Day, the Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (IMLR, University of London) brings together four eminent Québécois specialists from a variety of backgrounds to continue the conversation: Denis Chouinard, award-winning filmmaker and professor of media studies at l’Université du Québec à Montréal; Emmanuel Kattan, novelist and philosopher, currently heading the British Council in New York; Jocelyn Létourneau, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Quebec History at Laval University; and Christian Rioux, Paris correspondent for the Montreal daily, Le Devoir. The event will begin at 4 pm with a screening of Chouinard’s 2001 tale of a family of Algerian immigrants in Montreal, L’Ange de goudron (Tar Angel), winner of Best Canadian Feature as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Montreal World Film Festival. It will be followed at 6.30 pm by a round table discussion, chaired by Craig Moyes, director of the CQFCS, on the subject of “Local selves and global others: Quebec in the age of transnational migration”. A drinks reception will follow at 9.

Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (CQFCS) – Study Day
Location: King’s College London, Strand, Nash Theatre and River Room (King’s Building, 2nd floor)
When: 23 June 2015, 16.00-18.00 (Film screening) 18.30-22.00 (Round Table and Reception

« What can Quebec, which has spent much of the 20th century agonizing over its own national identity, teach us about “post-national” societies in the wake of the global phenomenon of transnational migration? One of the only states to have appointed a commission of inquiry into the modalities of accommodements raisonnables or “reasonable accommodation” between the host society and increasingly diverse forms of cultural integration, Quebec has had the advantage of reflecting publicly on what ought to be expected of new immigrants and long-standing citizens alike. The conclusions of that commission (chaired by sociologist Gérard Bouchard and philosopher Charles Taylor in 2007) were far from being unanimously accepted. But the space of dialogue that was opened as a result has continued to bear fruit. For this Study Day, the Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies (IMLR, University of London) brings together four eminent Québécois specialists from a variety of backgrounds to continue the conversation: Denis Chouinard, award-winning filmmaker and professor of media studies at l’Université du Québec à Montréal; Emmanuel Kattan, novelist and philosopher, currently heading the British Council in New York; Jocelyn Létourneau, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Quebec History at Laval University; and Christian Rioux, Paris correspondent for the Montreal daily, Le Devoir. The event will begin at 4 pm with a screening of Chouinard’s 2001 tale of a family of Algerian immigrants in Montreal, L’Ange de goudron (Tar Angel), winner of Best Canadian Feature as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Montreal World Film Festival. It will be followed at 6.30 pm by a round table discussion, chaired by Craig Moyes, director of the CQFCS, on the subject of “Local selves and global others: Quebec in the age of transnational migration”. A drinks reception will follow at 9. »

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