ACQS - American Council for Québec Studies

Quebec City

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Communautés québécoises et francophones / Communities in Québec and Francophone North-America

The American Council for Québec Studies invites submissions of abstracts for individual papers, as well as panel proposals, for our 2014 Biennial Conference. This year's theme is open to diverse approaches and lines of inquiry from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. We are interested in papers that examine the history, cultural contributions, and challenges of the many communities that comprise the social fabrics of Québec and Francophone North America: Pluralités. To this end, we are pleased to announce that a group of ACQS members is coordinating a series of panels around the theme of "Queer Québec".

Preliminary Program is now available. ACQS 2014 Conference Preliminary Program.

Conference registration is now open. Go to the ACQS 2014 Conference Registration.

Make reservations at the Marriott Chateau Champlain. Go to the Conference Hotel Reservations. If you plan to arrive before Thursday or stay past Sunday please call 1-888-236-2427 to make sure you get the conference rate of $135.00.

In Memoriam: Émile J. Talbot (1941-2014)
In our sorrow, the ACQS Executive Board wants to pay tribute to Emile Talbot so that those who knew him as a mentor or friend can take a moment to celebrate his life and those who did not know him personally can appreciate him. And what a rare and wonderful person he was — brilliant scholar, dedicated and inspiring teacher, hardworking administrator, generous collaborator, warm and sympathetic friend, devoted husband and father. Although quiet and modest in demeanor, he was a giant in our field. His contributions to Québec and Francophone Canadian literary studies, to the American Council for Québec Studies, to Québec Studies, and to Canadian Studies cannot be measured. Although family responsibilities kept him away from ACQS and ACSUS conferences in recent years, he continued to write and publish articles and to review journal submissions. More

Congratulations to Nicholas Giquère for recognition of his Québec Studies article «Le paratexte comme lieu de sociabilité : la collection "Les Poètes du Jour" (1963-1975) des Éditions du Jour» by Fonds de recherche du Québec.

ACQS Officers for 2014-2015:
President -- Leslie Choquette, Assumption College
Vice-President -- Katharine Harrington, Plymouth State University
Secretary -- Mark Richard, SUNY Plattsburgh
Treasurer -- Sam Fisher, U. of South Alabama

Call for Papers/Colloquim for Doctorial Canadidates and New Scholars is available. Submission deadline is April 1, 2014.

Call for Papers - ACQS 2014 - English --- En Francais Call for Papers for Queer Québec Colloquim click CFP.
Plan ahead for the next ACQS Conference, October 16-20, 2014 Montréal Château Champlain, Montreal