Miléna Santoro has been a professor at Georgetown University for over two decades, where she teaches Quebec Studies and Film and Media Studies. The winner of the 2018 Prix du Quebec and the 2017 Grand Prix de la Francophonie, she has built her career on exploring the transnational and cross-cultural connections between Quebec’s rich literary and filmic practices and its North-American and global Francophone counterparts. She is the author of Mothers of Invention: Feminist Authors and Experimental Fiction in France and Quebec (2002), and a co-editor of Transatlantic Passages: Literary and Cultural Relations between Quebec and Francophone Europe (2010) and Hemispheric Indigeneities: Native Identity and Agency in Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Canada (2018).
Interviews with Miléna Santoro
“I’ve been reading Quebec literature since the 1980s. I can tell when I’ve found a voice that I resonate with, when something is really beautiful or when it’s just trash.” Georgetown University Professor Miléna Santoro picks her favourite Quebec writers and showcases some of the region’s best contemporary fiction and poetry translated from the original French.