Quebec Studies

Notes on Authors

Quebec Studies (2002), 33, (1), 175–177.


175 Notes on Authors Damien-Claude Bélanger studied Canadian and American history at the Université de Montréal (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'Amérique française, 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 his­ tory. His doctoral dissertation will focus on continentalism and antiAmericanism in Canadian thought (1891-1945). Eloïse A. Brière is associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Albany. Her publications include La France et la fran­ cophonie (co-author, 1982), Le roman camerounais et ses discours (1993) and sev­ eral dozen articles on comparative aspects of francophone littératures from Africa and the Americas. She is currently working on a book on transcultural aspects of francophone postcolonial literatures. Grégoire 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'à côté 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 français 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 à Français: modernité et tradition dans le peuplement du Canada français (Septentrion et les Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2001). 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 pub­ lished three papers on landscape and fiction. He often leads field courses and excursions to study various aspects of Quebec's urban and rural geog­ raphy. He continues to travel frequently to the United States where he pur-

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