The FHIS Research Digest is an opportunity to share good news about recent publications, conference attendance, calls for papers, media presence and more from the members of our department. The digest will be published every three months. If you would like to be included in the next edition, submit your research news through the online form by May 1, 2022. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Kim Beauchesne (

Bouchard, Marie-Eve, guest editor. Postcolonial Sociolinguistics, special issue of Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics, vol. 6, 2022.

---. “Postcolonial Sociolinguistics: Investigating Attitudes, Ideologies and Power in Language Contact Settings.” Postcolonial Sociolinguistics, special issue of Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics, edited by Marie-Eve Bouchard, vol. 6, 2022, pp. 1-11,

Delage-Béland, Isabelle. “Introduction. Le dit, une énigme de la littérature médiévale et ses solutions. Le Dit du berceau au tombeau (XIIIe-XVe siècle), edited by Isabelle Delage-Béland and Anne Salamon, Classiques Garnier, 2022 (forthcoming).

Delage-Béland, Isabelle, and Anne Salamon, editors. Le Dit du berceau au tombeau (XIIIe-XVe siècle), Classiques Garnier, 2022 (forthcoming).

Laroussi, Farid, editor. Migration Narratives in Europe, special issue of Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, vol. 46, no. 1, 2022,

Lebrec, Caroline. “Pour une lecture queer contrainte de Sphinx d’Anne Garréta : entre clinamen et variables sur le genre.” Littérature et mathématiques : dérivées variables, special issue of Études littéraires, edited by Catherine Khordoc and Dominique Raymond, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 81-99,

Miller, Robert, and Gloria Onyeoziri-Miller. “Les fragments d’un retour : le Saint-Césaire d’Un plat de porc aux bananes vertes.” RELIEF – Revue électronique de littérature française, vol. 15, no. 2, 2021, pp. 8-22,

Moran, Patrick. “À quoi sert la demoiselle d’Escalot ? Prolifération narrative, suspense paradoxal et écriture pathétique dans la Mort Artu.” Op. cit., no. 23, Fall 2021,

Nagtegaal, Jennifer. “Animation and Affirmative Aging in Ignacio Ferreras’ Arrugas (2011).” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 44, no. 2, 2021, pp. 437-462.

---. “Comics Criticism from Within: Metatextual Musings on Comics and Cognitive Disability in Paco Roca and Miguel Gallardo’s Emotional World Tour: diarios itinerantes (2009).” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 99, 2022 (forthcoming).

---. “From Confinement to Catharsis: Reading the Comics Aesthetic in Manuel H. Martín’s Documentary 30 años de oscuridad/30 Years of Darkness (Spain, 2012).” Comics and Catharsis: Exploring Narratives of Trauma and Memory in the Graphic Novel, edited by Jordan Tronsgard, University of Mississippi Press (forthcoming).

Ortiz, Rodolfo. “Arturo Borda y el no-sujeto de lo político.” La Mariposa Mundial, vol. 27, March 2022 (in press).

---. “Dintel.” Hacer y cuidar: Lecturas de Jaime Saenz, by Luis H. Antezana J., compiled by Rodolfo Ortiz, La Mariposa Mundial/Plural editores, 2021, pp. 11-19.

---. “Jaime Saenz y los trabajos de la poesía.” Una y misma cosa. El siglo de Jaime Saenz, edited by Martín Zelaya, Editorial 3600, 2021, pp. 51-57.

Pellegrin, Annick. “Anchoring Retro Spirou et Fantasio and Spin-off Albums.” Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande dessinée, special issue of European Comic Art, edited by Fransiska Louwagie and Simon Lambert, vol. 14, no. 2, 2021, pp. 13–33,

---. “The Hell Economics of Zombillénium.” Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books: Red Ink in the Gutter, edited by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and John Darowski, Routledge (forthcoming).

---. “Peau d’homme: A different kind of happy ending.” Trans Identities in the French Media, edited by Romain Chareyron, Lexington Books (forthcoming).

Lebrec, Caroline. “‘À Nulle’ : la (l’in-)visibilité lesbienne en question dans Pas un jour (2002) d’Anne Garréta.” APFUCC, Congrès 2022 des sciences humaines du Canada, online, May 15-18, 2022.

Bascou-Vallarino, Sylvia, organizer. “L’atout du français sur le marché du travail,” led by Jean-François Filion. “FREN 346: French at Work - Community Engaged Experiential Learning,” online, February 7, 2022.

Carbonetti, María, organizer. “Palabras Madre (Mother Words): Bridging Territories and People Through Poetry from Mapuche Writers in Translation (Mapudungun, Spanish, English).” “Spanish for Community” (in partnership with the Department of Language, Literature and Communication and the Indigenous Studies Institute of the Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile) and “SPAN 301: Intermediate Spanish I,” online, December 7, 2021,

FHIS Cultural Club Liaisons Committee, organizers. “Black Lives Matter in Italy and the Legacy of Colonialism,” led by Fred Kuwornu. Italian Program, online, February 8, 2022.

Bouchard, Marie-Eve. “Un atlas sonore des variétés de français au Canada,” interview by Mireille Langlois. Culture et confiture, Radio-Canada, November 20, 2021,