Professor Bill Marshall awarded Grant for Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies at the Institute

Monday 1 October 2012

The Institute has been awarded a grant by the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom to set up a Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies at the Institute under the direction of Professor Bill Marshall. The Centre aims to consolidate and develop the study of Quebec and French-Canadian Studies in this country, bringing together specialists in the field from the UK and continental Europe by means of conferences and workshops, postgraduate training and the creation of  digital resources, including the enhancement of the Institute’s postgraduate online research training programme (PORT). 

The new Centre will be launched on 3 November 2012 with a one-day conference at the Institute entitled ‘Quebec Studies in the UK: a Balance Sheet’. Two further conferences are planned for spring 2013, on ‘Women’s Writing and Film-Making in Quebec’ (organised in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the IGRS), and there will be a Quebec presence at  ‘Hypervisibilities/Queer Cinemas’, which is set to coincide with the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.