MA Student in French

Mélanie Bennett

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I wish to examine how French literatures and the arts can facilitate peace building and dialogue between minority francophone and majority anglophones in English Canada.  I am interested in the selection of French language works, the interpretations and adaptations of French classics by artists, troupes, and collectives working in English Canada; the work of artists who identity as francophone minorities and their choice of language for artistic expression; and, francophile artists who are fascinated by French literatures and art movements and-or who work in French.  I am interested in the study, development and creation of French literature, art, and culture in a minority context which is innovative, empowering, inclusive and-or intercultural, and distinct from (yet perhaps inspired by) the folkloric, nostalgic Canadien français identity of the past.

Mélanie Bennett

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I wish to examine how French literatures and the arts can facilitate peace building and dialogue between minority francophone and majority anglophones in English Canada.  I am interested in the selection of French language works, the interpretations and adaptations of French classics by artists, troupes, and collectives working in English Canada; the work of artists who identity as francophone minorities and their choice of language for artistic expression; and, francophile artists who are fascinated by French literatures and art movements and-or who work in French.  I am interested in the study, development and creation of French literature, art, and culture in a minority context which is innovative, empowering, inclusive and-or intercultural, and distinct from (yet perhaps inspired by) the folkloric, nostalgic Canadien français identity of the past.

Mélanie Bennett

 

CONFERENCE

Annual Seminar, Rotary Peace Centre, International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo – Gender and Feminism in Contemporary Islamic Discourse.