It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Professor Marilyn Rose, a dear friend, outstanding scholar and stalwart supporter of Canadian Studies. Marilyn had a distinguished career as a professor of English at Brock University. She passed away peacefully on July 22 after an intensive battle with an aggressive illness. Please read an online tribute: Dr. Marilyn J. Rose
Call for Papers for Panel at NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 in Hartford, Connecticut
"Étre femme en Amérique du Nord"
Chair: Elizabeth Blood, Salem State University
Scholars like Kristin Langellier have written about the place of stories in the cultural (re)production of Franco-American identity, especially the place of what she calls "mémère stories," those which women tell their offspring about mothers and grandmothers. Traditional "good mémère" stories tend to celebrate the physical and spiritual heroics of French heritage women while ignoring their silencing and pain. They highlight the role of women's bodies rather than their minds or voices. This panel invites papers in French or English exploring the minds, voices and experiences of women of French heritage in North America. Papers may focus on any time period and may explore literary works written by, for, or about women. The panel welcomes papers on Québec, Franco-America, Louisiana or on French travelers/immigrants.
This panel invites papers in French or English exploring the voices and experiences of women of French heritage in North America. Papers may focus on any time period and may explore literary works written by, for, or about women. The panel welcomes papers on Québec, Franco-America, Louisiana or on French travelers/immigrants.
Submissions must be made online by Sept 30 2015 at: http://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15734
Myrna Delson-Karan, long time member and supporter of the ACQS, was awarded the Ordré du Québec, the highest civilian honor by the Québec government. The award was presented by Minister of International Relations and Francophonie, Christine St. Pierre. Remarks by Christine St. Pierre.
ACQS Winter 2015 Newsletter
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