An interdisciplinary, literary, critical, and creative anthology that explores cultural connections between Quebec and francophone Europe.
Despite a burgeoning interest in transatlantic and regional studies, the long-standing cultural connections between francophone communities on both sides of the Atlantic have received little critical attention. Transatlantic Passages presents essays, interviews, and images that address the often-neglected cultural commerce integral to understanding historical and contemporary identities in Quebec and francophone Europe.
Drawing on a wide range of perspectives and expertise, the contributors consider transatlantic cultural figures, parallel cultural movements, cityscapes, cinema, art, photography, literature, comics, music, and spectacles that reveal transfers and confluences of ideas between the two continents. Including original creative works - many available in English for the first time - this collection draws compelling conclusions about the ways cultures and individuals communicate and inspire each other and illuminates the unique francophone dimension of transatlantic exchanges.