Cros Laurence

Posted on September 15, 2019


Research themes

  • Canadian historiography
  • Canadian foreign policy
  • The building of national identity in Canada
  • History and fiction

Current Project

  • Politics and national identity in Canada è Canada and the North: the Arctic in the national narrative from Stephen Harper to Justin Trudeau
  • Historical fiction è British Canada in Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna: popular historical fiction and the construction of a settler colonial state


Research Supervision:

  • Canadian history and culture
  • National identity of Canada
  • History and fiction

Education and Academic Positions:

Dr. Laurence Cros is an associate professor in the Department of English Studies of Université de Paris, where she teaches American and Canadian history and culture. She received the Agregation d’Anglais in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Canadian Studies from the Université Paris III- Sorbonne nouvelle in 1998. After working on the interaction between the writing of Canadian history and nation building, she went on to study how Canadian identity is defined and promoted through Canada’s foreign and domestic policies, including migration policies. While she continues to be interested in the various interactions between Canadian policies and national identity, she is beginning to develop a new research theme on historical fiction.  Since 2018, she is the editor-in-chief of the journal Études Canadiennes/Canadiennes Studies. She also coordinated the research project “Taking a Closer Look at Historical Fiction” as part of the cross-axis project “Writing history from the margins” of UMR LARCA 8225.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Coordinator of international relations, UFR d’Études Anglophones
  • Editor-in-chief of Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies
  • Member of the editorial board of IdeAs – Idées d’Amérique

    Selected articles

    Publications et communications dans l’archive ouverte HAL

    Journal Études Canadiennes/Canadiennes Studies