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Miléna Santoro


A recipient of the Ordre des Francophones d’Amérique, the 2018 Prix du Quebec and the 2017 Grand Prix de la Francophonie, Miléna Santoro has built her career on exploring the transnational and cross-cultural connections between Quebec’s literary and filmic practices and its global counterparts and influences. Her research on Quebec’s feminist literary tradition, transatlantic cultural exchanges, and its indigenous cinema appears, respectively, in Mothers of Invention: Feminist Authors and Experimental Fiction in France and Quebec (2002), and in two co-edited volumes: 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). Her most recent co-edited critical anthology, Touching Beauty: The Poetics of Kim Thúy, will appear in 2023. Her current research focuses on adolescence in Quebec cinema since 1999. Professor Santoro teaches seminar courses on modern Francophone women’s fiction, Quebec cinema and literature, and urban fictions.