Notes about the Authors
Melissa Aronczyk is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and
Communication at Carleton University. H e r w o r k has appeared in the International Journal of Communication, the Canadian Journal of Communication,
Practicing Culture (Routledge 2007), and Invisible Culture, as well as in a
variety of mainstream publications. S h e is currently at w o r k on two writing projects: Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture
(Peter Lang), and "Branding the Nation: Mediating Space, Value and Identity in Global Culture." She completed her P h D in 2009 in the Department
of Media, Culture, and C o m m u n i c a t i o n at N e w York University.
Maeve Conrick is D e a n of Arts and Vice-Head of the College of Arts, Celtic
Studies, and Social Sciences at University College Cork, National University of Ireland Cork. S h e holds a Doctorate in Linguistics from the
U n i v e r s i t Ã© de P r o v e n c e , A i x - M a r s e i l l e 1. R e s e a r c h interests i n c l u d e
Sociolinguistics, L a n g u a g e Policy, Canadian and Q u Ã© b e c Studies. Her publications include b o o k s with University of Ottawa Press and Peter Lang and
articles in International Journal of Francophone Studies and British Journal of
Canadian Studies. S h e is a recipient of the Prix du QuÃ©bec and, in 2009, was
appointed as a Specialist Advisor to the U K H o u s e of C o m m o n s .
FranÃ§ois Harvey a rÃ©digÃ© une thÃ¨se de doctorat portant sur les relations
gÃ©nÃ©riques et mÃ©diatiques chez Hubert Aquin et Alain Robbe-Grillet. Il a
de plus publiÃ© des articles dans le m a g a z i n e culturel Spirale et dans Ã‰tudes
littÃ©raires. Boursier postdoctoral (FQRSC), il poursuit ses recherches sur la
littÃ©rature quÃ©bÃ©coise Ã l'universitÃ© Ludwig-Maximillian de Munich.
Erin Hurley teaches at McGill University. In spring 2010, the University of
Toronto Press will publish her b o o k National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to CÃ©line Dion, winner of the N E M L A Annual B o o k Award.
Her 2008 special issue on "les arts de la scÃ¨ne au Q u Ã© b e c " for Globe (11.2)
garnered a 'Special Mention' for its overall excellence from the Jean-ClÃ©o
Godin Prize committee of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research.
H e r article on CÃ©line D i o n ' s "Americanness," first delivered at the McGill
Institute for the Study of C a n a d a ' s "Are We A m e r i c a n ? " conference organized by Will Straw, appears in the Revista Mexicana de Estudios Canadienses.
Forthcoming is an essay on N a n c y Huston's controversial Governor General's Award in Changing the Terms (U of Michigan P, 2009).
Susan Ireland is a Professor of French at Grinnell College. Her research interests include contemporary French fiction, Q u Ã© b e c w o m e n writers, the
Algerian novel, and the literature of immigration in France and QuÃ©bec.
She has published articles in these areas in journals such as L'Esprit CrÃ©ateur, QuÃ©bec Studies, and Nottingham French Studies. S h e is also an editor of
The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature (Greenwood, 1999) and, with