Anti-Semitic Caricature in 1930s Montreal: Language and National Stereotypes in Adrien Arcand’s Le Goglu (1929-1933)

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Anti-Semitic Caricature in 1930s Montreal: Language and National Stereotypes in Adrien Arcand’s Le Goglu (1929-1933)
Abstract
An examination of the anti-Semitic cartoons in the 1930s in the Quebec fascist newspaper Le Goglu, owned by Adrien Arcand (1899-1967). The author addresses the use of language in Le Goglu's anti-Semitic caricatures, that contrasted the "handsome and good French Canadian" with the "bad and vile Jew." She points out that Jews were represented as iconoclasts, vandals, idolaters, fetishistic, and totemic, while French Canadians were portrayed as passive and unobservant to the "Jewish threat" surrounding them.
Book Title
Sketches from an Unquiet Country: Canadian Graphic Satire, 1840-1940
Series
Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Date
2018
Pages
206-231
Language
en
ISBN
978-0-7735-5341-5
Citation
Desforges, Josée. “Anti-Semitic Caricature in 1930s Montreal: Language and National Stereotypes in Adrien Arcand’s Le Goglu (1929-1933).” In Sketches from an Unquiet Country: Canadian Graphic Satire, 1840-1940, edited by Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin, and Lora Senechal Carney, 206–231. Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018.
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