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Dahouda Contributes to a New Literary Dictionary in French

Kanaté Dahouda, assistant professor of French and francophone studies, has written three essays in a new dictionary devoted to contemporary French Canadian literatures from Quebec. Dahouda’s articles examine the dynamics of the colonial encounter in Quebec’s national imagination, analyze the dialectic of utopia and disenchantment in the poetic discourse, and deal with the reinvention of la question du Quebec by French Canadian writers through their passionate quest for a modern identity in the context of the quiet revolution. This literary dictionary is a collective work including contributions of outstanding scholars in the areas of French American and Canadian studies. The piece, recently released, is published by Fides (Montreal, Canada, 2003). Dahouda joined the faculty in 2001.