Monday, June 3, 2019
This award-winning book analyzes the discursive, ritual and visual genesis of a Catholic French-Canadian ethnic identity in the 19th century, and its transformation into a secular Québécois nationalism in the second half of the 20th century. In this lecture, Geneviève Zubrzycki will discuss how that trajectory informs current debates about the place of religious symbols in Québec’s public sphere. Based on the book Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).
- Geneviève Zubrzycki, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan