Call for papers! Minority, is it me?

Amplified Voices, Fall 2022

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education

If the Canadian Francophonie is a space of movement and redefinition, the historical and fragmentary struggles that characterize its existence highlight the sociocultural and linguistic context in which Canadian minorities operate (Bélanger and Dulude, 2020). Representing 4.3% of the Canadian population outside of Quebec (Statistics Canada, 2020), this Francophone community constitutes 31% of the University of Ottawa’s student population (Gazette, 2021). The construction of a shared sense of Francophone identity is a current issue in this increasingly diversified community due to immigration and regional particularities, and raises several questions. Often needing to shout to be heard, Francophone communities cannot take the transmission of language and culture for granted. They must fight to survive. That said, the evolution of their mosaic implies a reconsideration of their own dynamics of power, inclusion and exclusion. Is Esther from Cameroon as francophone as Gilbert from Nova Scotia? AND, is Gilbert, who speaks Acadian, as Francophone as Esther who speaks Cameroonian Standard French? Who is included and who is not?

This is why Amplified Voices invites graduate students (M.Ed, MA and Ph.D) to submit their proposals for this Fall 2022 thematic issue. This issue will examine the notion of minority, the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, and the relationship between Self and Other in shared spaces. In particular, the journal aims to create a place where those on the periphery of Francophonies can have their voices heard, as inclusion should be informed by mutual understanding (Dalley, 2014).

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals may address (but are not limited to) the variation of French, school experiences, nationality, race, gender, class, disability, social justice, or the intersection of all these components. Final proposals may take the form of poems, essays, research or book reviews.

Format of research work

  1. A tentative title for the submission
  2. Title page indicating your name and study program
  3. Abstract: required (max 250 words)
  4. 3500 words or less for research work
  5. Bibliography: required
  6. Style: APA presentation standards

Other formats

  1. Tentative title for the submission
  2. Title page indicating your name and study program
  3. Bibliography, required  (if works cited)
  4. Style: APA presentation standards


  1. Clearly identify yourself with the title of your proposal in your email (name, program of study, concentration)
  2. Identify the type of text proposed in your email (Research work, essay, book review, reflection, poem, other)
  3. Insert your proposal as an attachment in a Word format
  4. Send your proposal by April 4, 2022 to

Final proposals will be peer-reviewed and authors will receive  $150 in compensation for their contribution.

Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by the committee between early and mid-March.