Notes About the Authors
J a m e s P. A l l a n is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wittenberg
University in Springfield, Ohio. H e teaches courses on North American politics, European politics, comparative and international political economy,
and research methods. His main areas of research expertise relate to welfare states and social policy in advanced industrial democracies, and political parties and elections in Q u Ã© b e c . H e is currently focusing his research
on para-diplomacy in Q u Ã© b e c and Scotland, party system change in QuÃ©bec, and the international political e c o n o m y of petroleum.
Ã‰ric B Ã© l a n g e r is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science
at McGill University. His research interests include political parties, public
opinion, voting behavior, as well as Canadian and Q u Ã© b e c Politics. His
work has been published in several scholarly journals such as Comparative
Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Publius: The
Journal of Federalism, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and the Canadian Journal
of Political Science.
Kirsty B e l l est professeure adjointe Ã l'UniversitÃ© M o u n t Allison au
Nouveau-Brunswick. Ses recherches portent sur la description de tableaux,
le portrait pictural et littÃ©raire ainsi que l'illustration d'accompagnement.
Son projet actuel examine la figure du peintre dans le roman quÃ©bÃ©cois contemporain.
T h o m a s M . Carr, J r . is professor of French at the University of NebraskaLincoln. H e has published articles on Laure C o n a n and Gabrielle R o y in
The French Review, QuÃ©bec Studies, and the Acts of the 20th annual conference of C E F C O held in Winnipeg, but his primary w o r k is in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Descartes and the Resilience of Rhetoric
(1990), an edition of Antoine Arnauld's RÃ©flexions sur l'Ã©loquence des prÃ©dicateurs (1992) and Voix des Abbesses du Grand SiÃ¨cle: la predication au fÃ©minin Ã
Port-Royal (2006). This article stems from his current research on MarieAndrÃ© Duplessis de Sainte-HÃ©lÃ¨ne, superior of the HÃ´tel-Dieu de Q u Ã© b e c
before the Conquest. It is part of a larger project to integrate the wealth of
writing by French-language nuns into w o m e n ' s studies. His article "From
the Cloister to the World: Mainstreaming Early M o d e r n French Convent
Writingâ€”an Ã‰tat prÃ©sent" in vol. 11 of EMF: Studies in Early Modern France
(2007,) which he guest edited, is an overview of the potential of the field.
Earl H. Fry is Professor of Political Science and E n d o w e d Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University. H e is former President of the
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States ( A C S U S ) and has
been a Visiting Professor at McGill University, the University of Toronto,
and the University of Montreal. H e has been involved in Canadian Studies
for more than three decades and has written extensively on Canada-U.S.
and QuÃ©bec-U.S. relations.