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Anne Trépanier

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Laval); M.A. (McGill); M.A. (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris France); Ph.D. (Laval); Postdoc (Ottawa)
Office:1620 Dunton Tower
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Cross-appointed with the Department of French

Currently serving as vice-president (academic) of Association internationale d’études québécoises


Anne Trépanier is a historian specialized in historiography and a passionate teacher. After completing a I.B. (1993), she completed a B.A. in History at Laval  University (1996), an M.A. in Rhetoric and Quebec Literature at McGill University (1999), an M.A. Political Studies at Centre Raymond-Aron Écoles des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales (2002) a Ph.D. in Historiography at Laval University (2005) and  a postdoc at University of Ottawa in 2006. Her doctoral research examined recurring historiographical battles and put forward the idea of refoundation (in French : refondation) for exploring the narrative and rhetorical structures of “textual  events”.

Her current research happens in two different fields. She explores representations of Confederation prior to 1867 in satirical newspapers. She also pursues a research project “Quebec in the Eye of the Other” to seek causes of intercultural (mis) understandings amongst university students.She is also developing a study or cultural artifacts and primary sources pedagogy in online teaching.

Anne Trépanier collaborates frequently to public history projects. Sense of belonging, national representations, identity narratives, and textual archeology are the compas points of her intellectual queries. She teaches courses related to archival research, French and Francophone studies, Quebec studies and supervises thesis and dissertations.

Courses 2023/2024:

Summer 2024 – FREN 4300/5501: Québec ville d’histoire(s) – A course comprising online asynchronous activities and a 10-day field trip to Quebec City sponsored by FASS, Centre de la francophonie des Amériques et l’Association internationale d’études québécoises. APPLY NOW! 

Fall 2023 FREN 3812 De l’écrit à l’écran ; théâtre et cinéma

Winter  2024 – CDNS 2510: History and Memory in Quebec  (online, asynchronous)

Selected Recent Publications 

2022 “Cha(lle)nging Canada representations in Italy” in The Construction of Canadian Identity from Abroad, Christopher Kirkey and Richard Nimijean (Eds.) Palgrave/Macmillan, p. 301-320.

2021  «Le Québec, une société en trompe-l’œil? La narration de la nation québécoise en son propre temps», in L’extrême contemporain Québec (Hélène Amrit et  Vijaya Rao dir.), New Delhi, Goyal Publishers, 24 pages /«Le Québec une société en trompe-l’œil? La narration du Québec en son propre temps», Interfaces Brasil/Canadá, Revista Brasileira de Estudos Canadenses, vol. 20, December 2020, 21 pages.

2021  «L’avenir des études canadiennes : les ego studies comme seul horizon ?», in Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien, Special Dossier 40 Jahre Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien: Futures of Canadian Studies L’avenir des études canadiennes,  Katja Sarkowsky Martin Thunert Doris G. Eibl (Eds.), n.41, Jahrgang 2021, p. 202-207.


2009  La rénovation de l’héritage démocratique : entre fondation et refondation, University of Ottawa Press, 340 pages.

2001  Un discours à plusieurs voix. La grammaire du oui en 1995, Presses de l’université Laval, 143 pages.