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Preliminary Program is available. Click here: Click here for the preliminary conference program: 2016 Preliminary ACQS Program

Click here for registration: 2016 Conference Registration

Click here for hotel reservations: Westin Harborview

Reservations must be made by October 2 to get the conference rate of $169.00 (double occupancy).

Click for information on Portland and about events in Portland during the conference: Portland Information and Events

We are pleased to note that Portland can be easily accessed via its own airport, via rail service from Boston North Station, or via bus shuttle from Boston's Logan Airport or South Station Bus Terminal and other locations.

Westin Harborview Transportation/Area Shuttle

Complimentary airport shuttle to and from the Portland International Jetport is available for our guests. Please call 207.775.5411 to make arrangements.
Complimentary downtown shuttle for hotel guests based on availability from 5AM - 11PM on weekdays and 5AM - 12PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Québec courses syllabi are found here: Course Syllabi






We congratulate Professor Lucie Hotte, Research Chair for Francophone Canadian Cultures and Literatures, has been named Professor of the Year for the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Hotte, a member of the Québec Studies editorial board, will hold the Visiting Canadian Studies Chair at l'Université de Poitiers in the Fall of 2016.

We congratulate Québec Studies editorial board member Professor Jimmy Thibeault of l'Université Sainte-Anne on receiving tenure. Thibeault holds the Canada Research Chair for Acadian and Francophone Studies.

Lucie Hotte and François Ouellet have co-edited La littérature franco-ontarienne depuis 1996. Nouveaux enjeux esthétiques (Éditions Prise de parole, 2016).

Denis Provencher will join the Department of French and Italian within the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona effective August 15, 2016, as Department Head and Professor of French. With ACQS Vice-President Charles Batson, Denis Provencher organized the 2014 Queer Québec Colloquium at the ACQS Biennial meeting in Montreal. Batson and Provencher are also the guest editors of special dossiers in Québec Studies 60 and 61. Denis is the editor of Contemporary French Civilization and the author of Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (forthcoming in 2016) and Queer French: Globalization, Language, and Sexual Citizenship in France (2007). Congratulations!

Call for Papers: Le défi de la fragilité: Exiguïteé, distance et fantasmes identitaires dans l'œuvre critique de François ParV Les 4, 5 et 6 mai 2017

Call for proposals for a Québec Studies dossier from Dr. Kirsty Bell, Université Mount Allison: CFP Document.

We congratulate Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné for winning another Governor General's Award for Translation. Their French-language version of Mordecai Richler's Solomon Gursky won this year's prize.

We also congratulate Patricia Smart, whose recent book De Marie de l'Incarnation à Nelly Arcand: Se dire, se faire, won the Jean-Éthier Blais Prize freom the Fondation Lionel-Groulx. The book is reviewed in the forthcoming volume of Québec Studies.