Notes on Authors
Damien-Claude BÃ©langer studied Canadian and American history at the
UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al (B.A. 1998, M.A. 2000) and McGill University (Ph.D.
in progress). In 2000 he participated in the founding of Mens: Revue d'histoire
intellectuelle de l'AmÃ©rique franÃ§aise, Canada's first scholarly journal devoted
to the history of ideas. In 2002 he co-edited Canada: Rupture and Continuity,
a collection of essays. His research fields include Canadian intellectual and
religious history, Canadian-American relations, and Franco-American hisÂ
tory. His doctoral dissertation will focus on continentalism and antiAmericanism in Canadian thought (1891-1945).
EloÃ¯se A. BriÃ¨re is associate professor of French and Francophone Studies
at the University of Albany. Her publications include La France et la franÂ
cophonie (co-author, 1982), Le roman camerounais et ses discours (1993) and sevÂ
eral dozen articles on comparative aspects of francophone littÃ©ratures from
Africa and the Americas. She is currently working on a book on transcultural aspects of francophone postcolonial literatures.
GrÃ©goire Chabot was born in Waterville, Maine and currently lives in
Newburyport, Massachusetts. Having received his earlier education in
bilingual Catholic schools, he graduated from Colby College in 1966 and
took an M.A. in French from the University of Massachusetts. He began
writing plays in French about Franco-Americans in the 1970s. He is the
founder and director of a theatrical group named Le Monde d'Ã cÃ´tÃ© which
has performed his plays in the U.S., Canada, and France. Un Jacques Cartier
errant, a bilingual edition of three plays, was published by the University of
Maine Press in 1996. He also writes essays about Franco-American history
and culture and is working on a novel.
Leslie Choquette is L'Institut franÃ§ais Professor of Francophone Cultures
and Director of the French Institute at Assumption College (Worcester, MA).
She is the author of Frenchmen into Peasants: Modernity and Tradition in the
Peopling of French Canada (Harvard University Press, 1997) which has been
translated into French as De Paysans Ã FranÃ§ais: modernitÃ© et tradition dans le
peuplement du Canada franÃ§ais (Septentrion et les Presses de l'UniversitÃ© de
Pierre Deslauriers is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Geography at
Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1996, he is also Adjunct-Professor
of Canadian Studies, and Professor of Continuing Education at the
University of Vermont where he has regularly taught courses on Canadian
and Quebec geography. His main research interests are in questions of
resource management and urban ecology, and in recent years he also pubÂ
lished three papers on landscape and fiction. He often leads field courses
and excursions to study various aspects of Quebec's urban and rural geogÂ
raphy. He continues to travel frequently to the United States where he pur-