The Languages of Modernism

This panel brings together scholars from Montreal’s two francophone universities—Université du Québec à Montréal and Université de Montréal—and thereby opens a space of exchange among francophone and anglophone specialists in the writing of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso. This initiative is timely in the sense that the Département d’études littéraires at UQÀM organized an international conference on Stein last autumn at which Guastavino and Moyes presented, and Grenier served as co-ordinator. Our panel allows members of the MSA to share in and extend the cross-language debate launched at that conference. The papers we are proposing, insofar as they address the relation between writing and painting, poetry and prose, French and English, afford several interlocking perspectives on the conference theme, “The Languages of Modernism.”