About Anne Trépanier

Biography 

Anne Trépanier is a French speaker from Québec city who loves travelling and learning and whose job practically consists in building bridges between the two solitudes.

Anne Trépanier holds a master’s degree in French literature and rhetoric from Mcgill university, a master’s degree in political studies from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), a Ph.d in canadian history from Laval university, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les minorités (circem, University of Ottawa) while taking care of her two children. She is a passionate teacher who enjoys spending her professional and personal energies promoting both rigorous critical thinking and intuitive approaches to learning.

Current research group

Statutdufrancais

Research interests

In her dissertation, Anne Trépanier developed the idea of «re-foundation». “Re-foundation” is the redefinition of collective identity that emerges at various points in history as a result of the tensions between a group’s political self-concept and the changing historical reality. «Re-foundation» is a powerful organizing principle for historical investigation—much like the concepts of revolution or nationhood—and is especially relevant to the study of Quebec within the history of Canada, from its early beginnings to the modern state.

In continuation of this innovative prism, the main object of her research is the renewal of the group’s heritage – seen as a cultural and a political legacy – the relationship between the old and the new, the known history to the less well known history and the self consciousness of the group.

Main research interests

Regards croisés sur l’autre capitale nationale (Ottawa-Québec) en collaboration avec Valérie Luchak

Imaginations and projections of Canada just before Confederation

Quebec political and cultural identity issues

Quebec’s and Canada’s national historiographies… and myths

Rhetoric and discourse analysis

Courses 2011-2012

Cdns 2510/fins 2510 Introduction to Québec society

Cdns 3550/fins 3550 Interfaces between French and English canadian cultures

Cdns 4000 Capstone seminar in Canadian studies

Cdns 4250 Language culture and power in Canada * new course (10 days field trip to Quebec city).

Completed supervisions

Linsday Steele Snider , Lifting the curtain : the effects of Canada’s and Québec’s cultural integration policies on the representation of majority group identity and ethno-cultural groups, Master research paper, School of Canadian Studies, (May 2010).

Publications

La rénovation de l’héritage démocratique : entre fondation et refondation. Director of this collection of essays. University of Ottawa Press, 2009, collection philosophica.

Un discours à plusieurs voix. La grammaire du oui en 1995, Sainte-foy (québec), les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2001, 162 pages.

Film

Primary researcher on Enquête Parizeau, Director Marie Nadeau. 2010, 2X 51 minutes. Winner of the Gemini award (French Canada) for best documentary.

Participation in the documentary Un certain souvenir/A licence to remember, Director thierry lebrun, national film board of canada (nfb), 2002, 51 minutes.

Recent contributions

« De la sécularisation de la nation », Argument, printemps-été 2012 (forthcoming).

 « L’héritage est une fiction intime », Liberté, revue littéraire de création et de critique, numéro thématique :  l’abdication, n. 293, volume xx, numéro x, Octobre 2011, p. 49-55.

«Nous ne sommes pas « un ». About Jean-François Lisée’s Nous and Mathieu Bock-Côté’s La dénationalisation tranquille. Politique et sociétés, vol. 27, n. 3, Spring 2009, p. 243-256.

«About Jocelyn Létourneau’s, « Que veulent vraiment les québécois? », Revue politique et sociétés, vol. 26, n. 1, Spring 2007, p. 153-158.

Recent papers presented

Ottawa, American Council for Canadian Studies «  « Celebrating 40 years of Canadian Studies, 1971-2011 », Canadian Studies students’representation of « missing canadian narratives », November 19th, 2011.

Montréal, Quebec History Forum, «Enseigner l’histoire du québec dans le reste du Canada, enseigner l’histoire du Canada au Québec : Enseigner la Conquête  ou le paradigme historique”, May 3rd, 2011.

Ottawa, “Just Watch Me”: 40th anniversary of the October Crisis and War Measures Act in Canada. Monsieur le Ministre Écoutez votre femme! Histoire, archive et fiction autour de manuscrits inédits d’Alice Parizeau, Carleton University, October 15th, 2010.

Montréal, Congrès international du conseil international d’études francophones. «De l’incarnation canadienne : la naissance d’un imaginaire», June 22nd, 2010.

Moncton-Dieppe  (Canada), International Council for Canadian Studies, Teaching history in an official language minority in canada : Teaching interfaces between English and French canadian cultures, November 4th, 2009.

San Diego (USA), American Council for Canadian Studies, Re-foundation, a latent argument for social peace in Québec… with an eye on the United States, November 17th, 2009.

Ottawa, Centre interdisciplinaire d’études sur la citoyenneté et les minorités, University of Ottawa, De la sécularisation de la nation, December 17th, 2009.

Awards

Nominated in 2010 for the Jean-Charles-Falardeau book prize (best essay in social sciences in French Canada).

Postdoctoral fellowship from Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (16 months as from September 2005) « La refondation comme argument identitaire des sociétés modernes » at the Circem supervised by Joseph-Yvon Thériault.

Prestigious Award Samuel-de-Champlain given by the Centre d’étude sur les francophones en amérique du nord (year 2000).

Doctoral fellowship from Social sciences and humanities council of Canada (sshrc)

Doctoral fellowship from fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (fqrsc)

Grant for Graduate studies in History from the Fund Théodore-Baril and Mary-Trépanier in honor of the adoptive parents of Quebec’s historian Marcel Trudel.

Invited talks

Le tremble-terre de 1663 et ses effets prodifgieux (dont le récit d’une incarnation canadienne). Centre interuniversitaire d,études québécoises (cieq), université du québec à trois-rivièeres, December 8th, 2011.

Canadian studies students seeking missing narratives at the CMC ; public history and ego studies. Canadian museum association, Château Laurier, November 15th, 2011.

La représentation de la diversité culturelle au petit écran : la minorité noire. History Department, Laval university , January 26th,  2011.

L’interculturalisme : une réponse québécoise au multiculturalisme, Saint-Paul University, march 17th, 2010.

Current project

In collaboration with Richard Nimijean, organization of an international conference Where is Quebec in Canadian Studies? to take place at Carleton University May 22-23 2012.

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