From the Canadian-American website:
“In this paper I will explore new ways of thinking about Quebec and its connections to other societies and cultures, with a particular emphasis on debates about race and the transnational circulation of people and ideas. I will begin by looking at the relationship between language and race in Quebec the 1930s and 1940s, with the arrival of increased numbers of Haitian intellectuals and Black American jazz musicians to the province. I will then proceed to explore how debates about language and race played out in the artistic, cultural, and intellectual milieus of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and will conclude with some reflections on the study of Quebec and Canadian history today.” – Professor Sean Mills
Sean Mills teaches in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal, as well as A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians, and the Remaking of Quebec.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Box lunches will be provided.