Louis Patrick Leroux, PhD
Professeur titulaire, Études françaises
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor and Associate Dean, Research
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
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Montreal Working Group on Circus Research
Groupe Socio-esthétique des pratiques théâtrales du Québec contemporain
He edited an issue of Québec Studies in 2014 (“North-South Circus Circulations”), and was a section editor of the “Circus and its Others” issue of Performance Matters (2018).
Awards and Recognition
2020. Concordia Newsmaker (April 2020), University Communication Services
2018. Named to the Provost’s Circle of Distinction, Concordia.
2017. Elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.
2016. Dean of Arts and Science’s Award for Scholarship—Mid Career.
2015. Expert Commentator of the Year Award, Concordia University Media Services. Also twice named Concordia’s “Newsmaker of the Week” in 2015.
2012. Awarded, ex aequo, the Richard Plant Prize for best article on theatre and the performing arts published in English in Canada.
2010. Emerging Scholar Award for Concordia University (and title of University Research Fellow for 2010-11).
2009. Dean of Arts and Science New Scholar Award.
2009. Awarded the Jean Cléo Godin Prize for best article on theatre and the performing arts published in French in Canada.
Teaching and Graduate Supervision
Courses taught at Concordia
Graduate seminars taught
Coming, Summer 2021: ENGL The Dramaturgy of Research-Creation (intensive Faculty of Arts and Science international graduate seminar)
ENGL 639: Québec on the World Stage: theatre, dance, circus (intensive Faculty of Arts and Science international graduate seminar)
ENGL 637: Experiential learning in Contemporary Circus Practice and Physical Theatre: Methods in research-creation, action-research and participant observation (intensive Faculty of Arts and Science international graduate seminar)
ENGL 636: Writing about/on/with/at/the contemporary circus. A seminar on Research-Creation, Creative process and Meaning-Making (intensive Faculty of Arts and Science international graduate seminar)
ENGL 635: Studies in Drama: Performative Dramaturgies
ENGL 601A – Literatures in contiguity: Québecois, Canadian cultural spaces (MA and PhD interuniversity seminar given with McGill and Université de Montréal)
ENGL 602 – Special Topics in English Literature (graduate seminar in the Aesthetics of the “Well-Made Play” and the “Un-made” Play)
FLIT 640 – Séminaire avancé en littérature québécoise (Modes et stratégies de la représentation du Québec dans les arts de la scène)
FLIT 615- Métadiscours des oeuvres littéraires (3 cr.): La mise en scène de l’histoire québécoise par son théâtre.
FLIT 612 - Discours du pouvoir (« Octobre 1970 littéraire »)
FLIT 601 - Études des objets littéraires et du discours
Undergraduate courses and workshops taught
ENGL 498A and ENGL 604A– Advanced Seminar in (Contact Zone Montreal)
ENGL 427 – Advanced Creative Writing: Drama
ENGL 416 and 673 (cross-listed), The Solo Play
ENGL 345 – Modern Drama
ENGL 344, Advanced Drama
ENGL 227 - Creative Writing : Drama
FLIT 466 – Littératures francophones des Amériques
FLIT 449 – Littérature québécoise / Canadian Literature
FLIT 351 – Le théâtre québécois
FLIT 305 – Culture et littérature québécoise: XXe siècle
Sue Proctor, PhD INDI (Secondary fields supervisor), AClown’s Approach to Performance Pedagogy, Communication, Community Building andInclusion, started Sumer 2109.
Mélanie-Beby Robert, “Teaching early childhood circus,” INDI MA, starting in September 2020. Other committee members include Miranda D’amico (Education/Concordia) and Warren Linds (Applied Human Science/Concordia).
Anna Vigeland, INDI program, circus research-creation, principal supervisor, started September 2018. Other committee members include Luis Castro Sotelo (Concordia) and Debbie Folaron (Études françaises/translation).
Ulfet Sevdi, INDI program, “Numbers Increase As We Count… A research-creation thesis on the disappearing women of war.” Principal supervisor. Other committee members include Luis Castro Sotelo (Theatre/Concordia) and Gulden Ozcan (Sociology/Lethbridge). Started January 2018.
Sarah Poole, “Writing the Circus Act,” INDI program, principal supervisor. Principal supervisor. Other members: Angélique Willkie (Dance/Concordia) and Marie-Eve Skelling Desmeules (Education/Ottawa).
Megan Hyslop, “Natural Clowning as Inquiry: An Ecology, Theatre and Scholarship of Feeling.” Principal supervisor. Defended April 2019.
Cherie Pyne, "Melodramatic Children: A Play", Awarded SSHRC funding. Defended August 2019.
Geneviève Robichaud, “Dialogues Between Elle, l’Autre and l’Autre Followed by Dialogues entre Elle, l’Auteure et l’Autre.” Defended June 2012. Awarded SSHRC funding.
Rachelle Fox, « En ligne(s) : médias sociaux, théâtralité et tragédie". Awarded FRQSC funding. Defended April 2020.