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1 American Council for Québec Studies Newsletter, Summer 2009 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting with the ACQS Executive Board both at the Hilton Hotel and on the University of Vermont campus in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. So the first news I want to share with you is a confirmation of what we had been hoping for when I last wrote to you in January: that the Hilton-Burlington will indeed be the venue for our next ACQS conference, scheduled for November 4-7, 2010 (yes, you can mark it down in your calendars now!). The Hilton has recently renovated facilities and rooms, many of which have fantastic views of Lake Champlain, and it is located just across the street from the waterfront area of Burlington. The Hilton is also a few blocks from the busy downtown center, with dozens of shops and restaurants, many on a welcoming pedestrian thoroughfare. Our Vice President, David Massell, has been actively working with the University of Vermont to find a possible reception hall on the UVM campus for an evening event during the conference as well. Many thanks go to David not only for his work in making this arrangement with the Hilton-Burlington possible, but for suggesting Burlington as a conference site to begin with merci, David! Also while in Burlington, David and I met with our Executive Director, Raymond Pelletier, and three members of the Executive Board of the Association Internationale des Études Québécoises (AIEQ): the Executive Director, Robert Laliberté, the Chair of the Comité Scientifique of AIEQ, Yvan Lamonde (McGill University), and the secretary/treasurer of AIEQ, Guy Lachapelle (Concordia University). The ACQS, as you probably know, has members located primarily in the U.S. and Canada, while the AIEQ has members in countries all over the world. Our meeting focused on a number of possible future collaborations so that the members of our two organizations might be able to interact more frequently and exchange research and teaching ideas. For example, we plan to have a panel at the next ACQS conference that will feature an AIEQ representative to discuss the current and future research trends proposed by AIEQ members. We also discussed the possibility of beginning a new series of research seminar groups, centering on a specific theme chosen by ACQS and AIEQ. Each research group would meet several times during the year and would include scholars from both ACQS and AIEQ, presenting papers and discussing their research together. It is our hope that these new research collaborations will be

2 instrumental in opening new dialogues between Québécistes in both our organizations. I am thankful to Ray Pelletier and Yvan Lamonde, who originally had the idea for this meeting back in November last year; we will keep you informed as the plans for future partnerships become more concrete in the coming months. This spring, we also received the very first applications for the new AIEQ- ACQS-MRI grants for new U.S. scholars in Québec studies. In May, the selection committee chose the first two grantees, both graduate students in the U.S. who will pursue research in Québec this coming year. Aimie Runyan, a graduate student at the University of North Texas, will go to Québec to research her thesis project titled Daughters of the King and Founders of a Nation, an Exploration of Les Filles du Roi in Quebec during the Rule of Louis XIV. Holly Hamilton, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be pursuing research for her thesis project titled Re-reading Race Identity and Color in 20 th and 21 st Century Migrant Narrative. In keeping with the original intent of these grants, this will be the first opportunity for both of these graduate students to spend an extended period of time in Québec for graduate-level research. This successful collaboration between our three offices is due in no small part to the generous funding provided by the Ministère des Relations Internationales ($5000 for each grant) and the wonderful organization of Francesca Bourgault at AIEQ. Many thanks to Frédéric Tremblay at MRI and to Raymond Pelletier at our ACQS secretariat as well, and to all our ACQS faculty members who spread the word and wrote letters of support for their students. We hope that these efforts will bring new energy and enthusiasm to our organization from junior faculty and graduate students who will be completing their doctoral research in the near future. The plan is to offer two of these grants every year to insure that newcomers to Québec studies will be able to spend a significant period of time living and conducting research in Québec. Along a similar line, I am very proud to announce a new ACQS initiative that will begin in the spring of 2010: the ACQS Outreach Seminars. The purpose of these new seminars is to gather together new or potential Québécistes (especially junior faculty and advanced graduate students) from a specific region of the U.S. for a one-day meeting to learn more about the various activities and opportunities that are available in Québec studies. The first two of these seminars will take place next year at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Each day-long seminar will include presentations by representatives from ACQS, AIEQ, ACSUS, and the governments of Québec and Canada to inform the audience of grants competitions, conferences, publications, and research groups, among other activities and events that promote Québec studies. In addition, the audience will hear lectures from two or three speakers from Québec during the day. We hope that this one-day immersion into Québec research and teaching opportunities will encourage participants to consider pursuing their new interest in Québec 2

3 studies, perhaps by taking the Quebec Summer Seminar or by attending one of the conferences of ACQS or ACSUS in the future. If you know of a graduate student or faculty member who lives in one of these two areas (U.S. Midwest or southern California) and who would benefit from attending one of these new ACQS Outreach Seminars, please have them write to me or to Kevin Christiano, ACQS Past-President, University of Notre Dame or to Patrick James, ACSUS President, University of Southern California to express an interest in attending. As you can see from this newsletter, one of our main focus areas during the past six months has been outreach finding ways to recruit new scholars and to expand our membership in regions where ACQS is not that well known. I ask you, our devoted members, for your ideas on ways to renew and increase our membership base. Your suggestions are, as always, most welcome. Best wishes for a relaxing and productive summer to all. Juliette M. Rogers President FROM THE SECRETARY: As my third term as ACQS secretary draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ACQS executive board and membership for the opportunity to serve this wonderful organization over the past six years. I have enjoyed working with everyone and have learned a tremendous amount. Merci à tous et à toutes! Please remember that the ACQS secretariat is now housed at the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine. The address is: ACQS, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, 154 College Avenue, Orono, ME The ACQS telephone number is (207) This telephone number is a message-only line. Callers should leave a message with their phone number or address. Calls will be returned within 24 hours either by Debbie Michaud or by Raymond Pelletier, ACQS Executive Director. ACQS also has a new FAX number: (207) To contact the office by , the address is: ACQS also has a brochure. Members are invited to request a copy by mail, by telephone, or by . Bundles can also be mailed to members who are planning to attend a conference or who would like to distribute them to colleagues. 3

4 If you have any news that you would like to share with ACQS members in the next issue of the electronic Newsletter, please contact secretary Leslie Choquette via or regular mail (French Institute, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA ) We look forward to hearing from you! Regarding membership, if you haven t yet paid your dues for 2008 and 2009 (all memberships now run for two years), please renew now. The ACQS membership form is now online. Go to click on Organization, then click on Membership Form. Use Paypal to make a secure payment. Should you prefer to pay by mail, please send your check to the ACQS secretariat at the Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, 154 College Avenue, Orono, Maine Subscriptions to Québec Studies and to the online ACQS Newsletter are included with the payment of dues. If you have already renewed, then heartfelt thanks for your sustained support of the ACQS! Leslie Choquette Secretary FROM THE EDITOR OF QUÉBEC STUDIES: I am delighted to report a healthy flow of submissions to the journal following the November conference in Québec City. In addition to articles submitted as part of special dossiers on the Americanness of Québecers and on Translation, we have received numerous articles on religion, literature, cinema, history, and politics. The increase in submissions from Europeans, Canadians, Québecers, and U.S. scholars is further proof that Québec Studies is considered one of the premier academic journals in the field. Further evidence is found in the footnotes and bibliographies of scholarly texts that frequently cite our journal. In response to the rapidly changing world of scholarly publishing, Québec Studies is looking into ways of making articles available electronically. Through our partners, Gale and Ebsco, articles have been available on line and through for several years. To reach an even wider readership, we will be working to negotiate with JSTOR or Project Muse. Transitions from one editor to another can be difficult, but I am extremely fortunate to have an excellent editorial team: Associate Editor for Social Sciences Kevin Christiano of Notre Dame, Book Review Editor Patrice Proulx of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Managing Editor Roseanna Dufault of the University of Northern Ohio. They all make my work easier. I am also grateful to editorial board members and many other ACQS members who are willing to take the time to evaluate submissions. Their high standards guarantee the high quality of the journal. 4

5 Québec Studies 47 should be in your mailboxes by mid-summer and we hope to have number 48 in print before winter. Jane M. Moss Editor-in-Chief, Québec Studies FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR: It is exciting and humbling to step into shoes that Jane Moss has filled so amazingly competently for as long as I can remember. Although I hate the expression baby steps, I am nonetheless grateful to begin learning my new role in manageable increments with contents previously approved and formatted by Emile Talbot, Kevin Christiano, and Jane, and with long-standing relationships already established with a typesetter, cover designer, and printer. My goal is to be a quick study and soon relieve Jane of double duty as she passes along her knowledge and experience as Managing Editor and simultaneously takes on the full status and responsibility of Editor-in-Chief. Roseanna Dufault Managing Editor, Québec Studies FROM THE BOOK REVIEW EDITOR: As the book review editor of Québec Studies, I would like to encourage any members interested in contributing book reviews to contact me at the following address: Please send me both your and "snail mail" addresses, and please specify your areas of interest. Note that Québec Studies does not review creative works. I will contact you should a book in your area of expertise become available. You could also contact me with suggestions of books to review. I look forward to hearing from you. Patrice Proulx Book Review Editor FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE TO ICCS / CIEC: The Annual General Meeting of the International Council for Canadian Studies / Conseil International d Études Canadiennes (ICCS / CIEC) of which ACQS is an associate member convened in Québec on May 22-23, ICCS / CIEC Programs: 5

6 ICCS / CIEC resources available to ACQS members include: graduate student scholarships, postdoctoral fellowships, publishing funds, and faculty enrichment. For information, consult the ICCS / CIEC webpage, which also contains links to other member organizations (including calls for papers, etc.), a web resources portal, and a bibliography of works on Canada. Information and opportunities may be investigated at: Board of Directors: Two new members-at-large were elected: Susan Hodgett (British Association for Canadian Studies) and Stuart Gill (Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand). When the meeting concluded, Cornelius Remie became Past President, and Klaus-Dieter Ertler took on the role of President. Conference: The ICCS / CIEC will hold its next biennial conference in Montréal, May 29-30, 2010, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (May 28-June 4). The conference theme is Ageing Societies: the Dynamics of Demographic Change in Canada / Le Vieillissement des sociétés. La dynamique de l évolution démographique au Canada. (See Calls for Papers below.) Journal: The International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue interntationale d études canadiennes, now published by Routledge, will soon be fully available on-line, thanks to a recently awarded grant. Upcoming issues will focus on Cultures / Nature in Canada, Representations of First Nations and Métis, Politics of Childhood, and Africa and Canada. Seminar: A World Seminar on Canada, sponsored by ICCS / CIEC, is planned for October 4-9, 2009 in Ottawa. The program will include a series of Master Classes on political, economic, social, and cultural issues. The World Seminar replaces the regional seminars that were organized in the past to familiarize Ph.D. candidates and new Ph.D. scholars with Canadian Studies. Book Project: To commemorate ICCS/CIEC s upcoming 30-year anniversary, Klaus-Dieter Ertler is proposing a new volume: Aspects multidisciplinaires en Études canadiennes / Multidisciplinary Aspects in Canadian Studies to be published by Peter Lang in For information and/or to propose an article, please see Publication Opportunities below. Partnership: Robert Laliberté formally announced a special partnership between the ICCS / CIEC and the Association Internationale d Études Québécoises (AIÉQ). For information on the AIÉQ, go to 6

7 Canadian Studies Network in Canada: Christl Verduyn announced that a steering committee for Canadian Studies faculty and students in Canada has begun organizing informally. For information, contact Crystal Verduyn at Awards: The following awards were announced at the banquet concluding the Annual General Meeting: Governor General s International Award for Canadian Studies Zilá Bernd Pierre Savard Award Cécile Vanderpelen-Diagre for her book, Mémoire d y croire. Le monde catholique et la littérature au Québec ( ) Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies Robert Joseph: The Government of Themselves: Indigenous Peoples Internal Self-Determination, Effective Self- Governance and Authentic Representation: Waikato-Tainui, Ngäi Tahu and Nisga a Congratulations / Félicitations! Roseanna Dufault ACQS Representative to ICCS / CIEC MEMBER NEWS AND NOTES: Maeve Conrick, Dean of Arts at University College Cork (Ireland) has been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Committee on Welsh Affairs. The National Assembly for Wales is seeking to transfer power to legislate for the Welsh language from Westminster to the National Assembly, and Professor Conrick was invited because of her expertise on language policy in Canada. A forthcoming issue of Québec Studies will include her article on the feminization of language in Québec. Karen Gould has been appointed President of Brooklyn College and will assume her new post on August 15 th. Karen is well known to the Canadian-Québec Studies community. She has served as editor of Québec Studies, president of ACSUS, and president of the International Council for Canadian Studies. For her work, she has been awarded both the Donner Medal and the Governor General's Prize. She taught at Bucknell, Virginia Polytech, and Bowling Green State before beginning her administrative career. She was a dean at Bowling Green State, Old Dominion University, and the University of Cincinnati prior to becoming provost at California State Long Beach in Members of ACQS will, of course, know Karen for her ground-breaking scholarship on Québec women writers, including her book, Writing in the Feminine, and her many articles on Nicole Brossard, France Théoret, Madeleine Gagnon, and others. 7

8 David Haglund (Queen's University) has been appointed to the chaire en études canadiennes at the Sorbonne for the coming academic year. Simon Harel, professeur en études littéraires et culturelles de l'uqam, est lauréat du prestigieux prix Trudeau 2009, qui est accompagné d'une bourse de $. Ce prix «récompense des lauréats qui se sont illustrés par leurs réalisations en recherche, leur créativité et leur engagement dans la vie publique», a fait savoir l'uqam dans un communiqué. M. Harel a notamment «ouvert et développé un domaine de recherche inexploré sur les écritures migrantes, particulièrement en contexte minoritaire». Louis Patrick Leroux (Concordia University) has been awarded a doctorate in theatre from Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III. Talon Books of Vancouver will be publishing the English translation of his trilogy, Ludwig & Mae, next fall. Bénédicte Mauguière has been appointed professor of French at Colby College (Waterville, Maine). Well-known for her many articles on Québec and other francophone literatures, Professor Mauguière is a member of the editorial board of Québec Studies and Executive Director of the Conseil international des études francophones (CIEF). Susan Murphy has completed her doctorate in Québec Literature at Queen's University. Raymond Pelletier (University of Maine at Orono) received the first annual Richard Williamson Award for Leadership in Modern and Classical Languages, a prestigious statewide award bestowed annually to an individual who has advanced modern and classical languages in Maine. Ray is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and Associate Director of Canadian Studies as well as Executive Director of the ACQS Secretariat. The award was established to honor the memory of ACQS colleague Richard Williamson, emeritus professor of French at Bates College. Dick was a longtime member of ACQS and a regular participant at biennial conferences. Katherine Roberts, a member of the Québec Studies editorial board, has been granted tenure at Wilfrid Laurier University and promoted to the rank of associate professor. UPCOMING CONFERENCES: The Francophone World and the Western Hemisphere Buffalo State College, New York, July 12-14, 2009 For more information: 8

9 Développement comparé des littoraux du Golfe du Saint-Laurent et du Centre-Ouest français : d hier à aujourd hui Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada, août 2009 Programme de recherche «Entre Golfe du Saint-Laurent et Centre- Ouest français : contacts, échanges et développements comparés des littoraux» GERHICO-IEAQ Université de Poitiers, Université de La Rochelle et Université de Moncton en collaboration avec l Institut de recherche sur les zones côtières Les Lettres et les communications dans l espace francophone Université d Ottawa, 5-7 novembre 2009 Le Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française de l Université d Ottawa organise ce colloque qui permettra à des historiens, des littéraires, des spécialistes des communications et des linguistes d examiner divers aspects de la lettre, comme un outil de communication, mais également comme un moyen pour mieux comprendre l expérience immigrante dans l espace francophone en Amérique. Pour plus d informations : 20 th Biennial ACSUS Conference: North by Northwest, South by Southwest: Canada and the United States Past, Present, and Future Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, November 18-22, 2009 The program includes over 500 presentations in 115 panels, roundtable plenaries, and receptions in more than a dozen disciplines. The ACSUS Biennial Conference, established in 1971, is the leading international academic event focusing on Canada and its relationship with the United States, North American, and the world. For more information: CALLS FOR PAPERS: 6 th Chilean Congress for Canadian Studies: From Pole to Pole, Open Dialogues, Santiago de Chile, September 24-26, This event will be a multidisciplinary meeting where Canadian scientific, political, economic, cultural, and social developments can be compared with those in Latin America, with an emphasis in Chilean experiences. The focus fields will be: will be: peace and security; economic development and social prosperity; environment and renewable energy; governability; social diversity and multiculturalism; and technology and innovation. The official languages will be Spanish, English, and French, without translation. The deadline for proposals (500 words) is July 15, For more information: L Environnement politique du Canada et les politiques canadiennes en environnement Berlin, Allemagne 9

10 Les étudiants et les chercheurs sont invités à soumettre leur proposition de communication d ici le 15 juillet Pour plus d informations : Arrière-pays et pays du cœur : Réinventer l ex-urbanité québécoise Maison du Canada, Londres, Angleterre, 15 janvier 2010 Les personnes intéressées à participer sont invitées à envoyer une proposition de communication d ici le 20 août Pour plus de détails : Ageing Societies: The Dynamics of Demographic Change in Canada International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), Concordia University, Montreal, May 28-June 4, 2010 The ICCS looks forward to receiving proposals of papers, posters, and panels on any issue related to the dynamics of demographic change in Canada, in such areas as: ageing in historical perspective; ageing and its cultural, artistic, and literary expressions; ethnic and Aboriginal approaches with respect to ageing; ageing and community participation; ageing and the volunteer sector or the labour market; ageing and immigration; political consequences of ageing; ageing and poverty; ageing and issues of continuity in public institutions; education and lifelong learning; ageing and new technologies; ageing and supportive environments within communities; ageing and physical and mental well-being; issues of palliative and end-of-life care; etc. Multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives will be particularly welcomed. Deadline for sending in proposals: September 1, Please forward your proposal to ICCS 2010 Conference, City Centre, Ottawa, K1R 6K7; or by fax For the detailed call for papers, see the ICCS / CIEC website: La Guerre : Catalyseur de changements sociaux au Canada Collège militaire royal du Canada, Kingston, Ontario, 4-5 mars 2010 Ce colloque en français est ouvert à toutes les disciplines universitaires et s adresse à la fois aux professeurs et aux doctorants. Les propositions de communications devront être reçues au plus tard le 15 septembre Pour plus d informations: Réceptions croisées : lectures d outre-frontières Université Concordia, Montréal, 28 mai 2010 Dans cet atelier, les participants sont incités à proposer une lecture d «outrefrontière», par exemple, la littérature franco-ontarienne au Québec, la littérature francophone du Canada au Canada anglais, la littérature amérindienne par une autre culture, la littérature du XIX e siècle hier et aujourd hui. Les propositions doivent être envoyées au plus tard le 15 décembre Pour plus d informations : 10

11 GRANTS AND PRIZES: Québec Government Grants In order to promote a better understanding of Québec in the United States, the Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec (MRI) has established a financial assistance program in Québec studies intended for professors, researchers, and students at American institutions of higher education. The MRI is particularly interested in projects that focus on Québec economics, politics, energy, the environment, culture and society, as well as on Québec-U.S. relations. This program has five components: Grants for Professor and Researchers; Grants for Students; Matching Library Grants; Grants for Program Enhancement; and Grants for Speakers. For more information: es/quebec_studies_program Canadian Government Grants The competition for the Canadian Studies Grant Program in support of study and research on Canada is now open. The grant program aims to enhance and sustain the study of Canada and Canada-U.S. relations; to encourage research, exchanges, teaching, and dialogue; facilitate student mobility; and foster collaboration between researchers in the U.S. and Canada. Each of the grants programs is designed to support this objective by promoting research, teaching, conferences, and program activity in the social sciences. We are particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include smart and secure borders; North American economic competitiveness; regulatory cooperation; Canada-U.S. trade and investment partnership; energy security and sustainability; environmental sustainability; emergency planning and management; Canada-U.S. security and defense cooperation; Canada in Afghanistan; global health policy; and changing demographics in North America. Grant applications are peer-reviewed by a multidisciplinary, pre-selection jury convened by the Research and Academic Relations Office of the Canadian Embassy. Key review criteria are the project's academic merit and originality; its relevance for Canada or Canada-U.S. relations; the applicant's scholarly promise and ability to accomplish the proposed research; and the likelihood that the research will advance the knowledge and understanding of Canada or Canada- U.S. relations. The guidelines are available online at the following site: For more information, contact: Daniel Abele, Research and Academic Relations, Embassy of Canada 11

12 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding Canadian and American students and scholars to lecture, research, and pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada respectively. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, experienced and junior professionals, and exceptional students. Deadline: August 1, 2009 For more information: PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Devenir soi avec les autres. Identité et altérité dans les littératures francophones du Canada Ce dossier de la revue Analyses est prévu en La date limite pour l envoi des propositions est le 31 juillet Pour l appel complet, voir: Professors as Writers/Writers as Professors The third volume of TransCanadiana, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Polish Association of Canadian Studies, will be dedicated to the writings of Canadian authors whose literary career is intertwined with their academic activity. We are interested in exploring the connection between the academic and literary spheres in works by such Canadian writers/professors as Margaret Atwood, Noël Audet, Himani Bannerji, Douglas Barbour, Gérard Bessette, Roland Bourneuf, George Bowering, Di Brandt, André Brochu, Jean-François Chassay, Anne Élaine Cliche, Lorna Crozier, François Dumont, Louise Dupré, Lise Gauvin, Bertrand Gervais, Susan Glickman, Kristiana Gunnars, Aritha van Herk, Louis Jolicoeur, Robert Kroetsch, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Christiane Lahaie, Monique LaRue, Louis Lefebvre, Lee Maracle, Gilles Marcotte, Catherine Mavrikakis, Mary di Michele, Pierre Nepveu, Michael Ondaatje, Gilles Pellerin, Yvon Rivard, Lori Saint-Martin, Gaëtan Soucy, Susan Swan, André Vanasse, Fred Wah, and Janice Williamson, to name a few. Topics might include, but are by no means limited to: influence of academic/theoretical awareness on modes of writing; literature created by writers/professors as a possible literary genre; reception of such literary works within and beyond Canada; interpretation of these works; and representations of academe in Canadian literature. We also welcome short reviews of recently published books related to Canada and of Canadian books translated into Polish. Brief article abstracts ( words) and review proposals (150 words) with complete bibliographical details should be ed to the editors by November 15, The editors will invite selected authors to submit completed articles of no more than 7000 words by December 31, Abstracts, articles, and reviews should be written in English or French. 12

13 Submissions in English should be ed to Zuzanna Szatanik (PhD): Submissions in French should be ed to Joanna Warmuzińska-Rogóż (PhD): Les Enjeux énergétiques au Québec : conflits et représentations Ce numéro thématique de Globe : revue internationale d études québécoises portera sur la place occupée par les enjeux énergétiques dans le Québec du XX e siècle et du début du XXI e siècle. Plus particulièrement, il encouragera les réflexions interdisciplinaires qui mettent l accent sur les conflits sociopolitiques entourant ces enjeux énergétiques. Les propositions d articles doivent être envoyées d ici au 30 janvier Pour plus de détails, voir : The Southern Journal of Canadian Studies welcomes submissions of original articles in any area of Canadian Studies. Articles may employ a variety of methodologies and they may be theoretical or applied in nature; however, they should further an academic understanding of Canada and/or the field of Canadian Studies. We also invite submissions for a forthcoming special issue on the Canada-US relationship in a time of economic crisis and political change. Articles may address policy issues, the changing politics of the relationship, or other relevant topics. For more information, or to submit an article for peer review, please contact: Richard Nimijean, Editor, Southern Journal of Canadian Studies School of Canadian Studies Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6 (613) ext Multidisciplinary Aspects in Canadian Studies, 30 Years of ICCS / Aspects multidisciplinaires en Études canadiennes, Les 30 ans du CIEC Ed. by Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Stewart Gill, and Susan Hodgett Peter Lang : Frankfurt am Main 2011 (Collection Canadiana) For the 30th anniversary of the ICCS in 2011, we want to prepare a collection of surveys on the state of the art in Canadian Studies. The model for this publication will be the volume Canada in Grainau, Tour d horizon multidisciplinare d études canadiennes, 30 ans après / Le Canada à Grainau. A Multidisciplinary Survey of Canadian Studies after 30 Years / (Peter Lang 2009), published by Klaus-Dieter Ertler and Hartmut Lutz. The length of the articles should be about 15 pages ( words). The articles should be specific reviews of our disciplines or reports of a specific research project. It is important at this time to show where Canadian Studies are in terms of research and especially where we are going in the future. It would be excellent if specialists at 13

14 their national level could assume responsibility for their fields. We can integrate three different contributions per topic. Please identify potential candidates for collaboration. The ideal would be one review article and up to two on specific projects. Disciplines include but are not limited to: political science (Patrick James, Cheng-Feng Shih); History (Stewart Gill, religious history); sociology and public policy (Susan Hodgett); economics; geography; linguistics (Franz Bakker, Cree language); anthropology (Cornelius Remie); French-Canadian literature (Klaus-Dieter Ertler); English Canadian literature; musicology; media studies; cultural studies; and gender Studies. Please send your suggestions to Klaus Ertler at: JOB OPPORTUNITY: Canadian Studies Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for a full time appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Canadian Studies located within the Department of Political and Canadian Studies. The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in Canadian Studies, History, Political Science, or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching interdisciplinary courses, and the ability to teach courses in Canadian culture and society, contemporary issues, and research methods. The start date is August 1, For more information: EVENTS: Summer 2009 is the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's arrival to the Lake Champlain region. Celebrations are planned in New York, Vermont, and the Richelieu region of Quebec. For more information, visit the following websites: Several francophone musicians will perform at the Summerfest, New Bedford, MA, 3-5 July 2009: Benoit Bourque (Québec) ( Gadelle (Acadie) ( Reveillons! (Québec) ( Dave Surrette (Franco-American/Breton) ( Daniel & Luc Thonon (Belgian/Québécois) ( The québécois traditional music group, De Temps Antan, will be touring New England during this summer and fall. It is composed of Eric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis: 14

15 7/14 Middlebury Festival on the Green (Middlebury, VT) 10/10 Dana Center, St. Anselm College (Manchester, NH) WEBSITES: New Quebec Literature Research Site Announced Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), de concert avec l'association internationale des études québécoises (AIÉQ), est fière d'annoncer la mise en ligne de l'instrument de recherche en littérature québécoise sur le portail de BAnQ ( ainsi que sur le site internet de l'aiéq ( Portail de la recherche sur la francophonie canadienne Le portail internet de la recherche universitaire portant sur la francophonie canadienne est un outil de communication, de diffusion et de documentation pour les chercheurs, les centres, chaires et réseaux de recherche, les éditeurs et les presses universitaires, les étudiants ainsi que les revues savantes, et ce, au pays et à l'échelle internationale. Ce portail est une initiative de la coordination de la recherche de l'association des universités de la francophonie canadienne. On peut accéder au portail à l'adresse internet ci-dessous. Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l Amérique française Le site de l Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l Amérique française est désormais accessible à l adresse Vous êtes invité à consulter régulièrement le site de l Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l Amérique française, car il s enrichira constamment de nouveaux articles et de nouveaux documents complémentaires multimédias, dans tous les domaines du patrimoine, couvrant toutes les régions du continent. Nous vous encourageons à faire découvrir l Encyclopédie à vos collègues et amis. History of Canada Online (HCO) I'm pleased to announce the launch of our new History of Canada Online (HCO) portal on a wiki platform. We've rebuilt HCO from the ground up using Mediawiki, the same software that drives Wikipedia. HCO contains a huge research library in Canadian history, with a rapidly growing slate of thousands of textual and image resources and activities that can be used for student projects and book reports. It's a complete research universe. Unlike Wikipedia, we've locked History of Canada Online chapters and resources against change by students. But the portal also gives registered users free access to open areas where they can share Web links, learning objects, student activities, and class projects. 15

16 Thank you for your attention, and if you need further information, I invite you to browse our Web site. You can also contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. I would be happy to discuss HCO in further detail. Alastair Sweeny, PhD Executive Editor P.S. I also invite you to visit our Samuel de Champlain Portal, set up to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec, and dedicated to celebrating the life and career of the founder of New France. This is an example of a closed wiki, but you may add material if you ask for password access. ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS: Subscribe to Qué Qué, a monthly electronic newsletter published by the Québec Ministry of International Relations, provides news on Québec and elsewhere in the world that highlight the province s flourishing relationships with its international partners. To subscribe, go to Join the Connect2Canada network at Connect2Canada is a way to exchange news and ideas, and find out what is happening in the U.S. related to Canada. Members of the network can receive notices on a range of topics of interest to them and can share their views with others. As the network grows, it will serve as a knowledge base and a ready resource for facts on the major issues in the United States and Canada today. Mémoires vives Voici un lien au plus récent numéro de Mémoires vives, le bulletin virtuel de la Commission franco-québécoise sur les lieux de mémoire communs (CFQLMC). Votre opinion nous intéresse, vos commentaires sont les bienvenus! Bonne lecture! L'équipe de rédaction du Bulletin Mémoires vives ABOUT THE ACQS: The American Council for Québec Studies sponsors a biennial conference and publishes Québec Studies, a semi-annual bilingual journal. 16

17 The Council is administered by an eight-person executive board whose officers are elected every two years. They, in turn, are assisted by an administrator who is appointed by them to conduct the business of a permanent secretariat. The editors of Québec Studies are selected by the officers. For further information about the ACQS, its membership, activities, conference, and publications, please refer to the Council s website, which is located at The Executive Board: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President Juliette M. Rogers University of New Hampshire David Massell University of Vermont Leslie Choquette Institut français, Assumption College Samuel Fisher University of South Alabama Kevin J. Christiano University of Notre Dame Executive Director Raymond J. Pelletier University of Maine at Orono Representative to ICCS / CIEC Québec Studies Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Book Review Editor Roseanna Dufault Ohio Northern University Jane M. Moss Colby College and Duke University Roseanna Dufault Ohio Northern University Patrice Proulx University of Nebraska at Omaha 17

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