Quebec Studies

Notes About the Authors

Quebec Studies (2009), 47, (1), 163–166.


163 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 é b e c . H e is currently focusing his research on para-diplomacy in Q u é b e c and Scotland, party system change in Québec, and the international political e c o n o m y of petroleum. Éric B é 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 é 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 à l'Université M o u n t Allison au Nouveau-Brunswick. Ses recherches portent sur la description de tableaux, le portrait pictural et littéraire ainsi que l'illustration d'accompagnement. Son projet actuel examine la figure du peintre dans le roman québécois 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, Québec 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 Réflexions sur l'éloquence des prédicateurs (1992) and Voix des Abbesses du Grand Siècle: la predication au féminin à Port-Royal (2006). This article stems from his current research on MarieAndré Duplessis de Sainte-Hélène, superior of the Hôtel-Dieu de Q u é 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 Writing—an État présent" 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 Québec-U.S. relations.

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