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Jennifer Drouin‘s (University of Alabama) monograph Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation was published by University of Toronto Press in March. The book traces the evolution of discourses of nation and gender in Québec from the Conquest of New France to the present through the lenses of postcolonial and gender theory, and Drouin elaborates a theory of adaptation specific to Shakespeare studies. In analysing how nation trumps gender in these plays, she tackles the politics of recognition, differences between Canadian multiculturalism and Québécois interculturalism, and tensions between nation and gender that play out on the bodies of women in politics. Randall Martin writes, “Drouin’s well-researched and persuasively argued work reorients appreciation of Québec stage adaptations of Shakespeare to nationalist perspectivies which challenge prevailing multicultural perspectives on Canadian adaptations of Shakespeare.”

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