Étudiant-chercheur étoile May 2017

Alex Gagnon

Postdoctoral fellow at the Literature Studies Department
Université du Québec à Montréal

Award-winning publication: La communauté du dehors. Imaginaire social et crimes célèbres au Québec (XIXe-XXe siècle)

Published in: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal (PUM)



The research led by Alex Gagnon is the first to analyze the impact of legendary crimes committed in Québec on the collective imaginary and memory. The study focuses on literary, historical and ethnological elements to elucidate how the crimes became legendary. His work develops a rigorous theoretical reflection on all social representations and may serve to bridge academia and the public and help sustain tourist routes.