The Centre was launched in 2012 by Bill Marshall (University of Stirling) with the aim of consolidating and developing Quebec and French-Canadian Studies in the UK. Since 2014 it has been headed by Craig Moyes (King's College London). 

As a linguistically and culturally separate entity within the primarily Anglophone subcontinent of North America, Quebec and French Canada offers a unique opportunity for cultural and literary research. The Centre exists to advance that research by organizing conferences and workshops that bring together local and international specialists across a variety of disciplines, training postgraduates, and creating digital resources, including contributing to the postgraduate online research training programme (PORT).

Recent Events

Language and Identity in Francophone Canada: 6th annual conference (London, 5-6 July 2018)

Expo67 50th Anniversary Special: Film / Performance  / Analysis
Staging Canada at Expo67: Nationalism in the Crucible of Globalization (London, 1-4 November 2017)

Staging Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of the most successful world’s fair of the 20th century with a 4-day event across London featuring films, live performance, and the latest research on Expo, Montreal, Quebec and Canada during that magical year of 1967. Highlights included the UK premiere of the ‘documentary-thriller’, Expo67: Mission Impossible, with director Guylaine Maroist, screenings of classic Québec films from the late 1960s, live music from 1967 by Jessica Pruneau and Ron Leary, an international academic symposium on Expo67 and world exhibitions, a newly commissioned performance of the forgotten multi-media masterpiece, Miracles of Modern Medicine, originally produced for Expo’s ‘Meditheatre’, and attended by its octogenarian director Robert Cordier; and a gala dinner at Senate House attended by the new Agent General of Quebec John Anthony Coleman. The event concluded with a special programme of innovative Expo films, most never before shown in the UK, at the BFI Southbank. All four days were extremely well attended and feedback, from delegates and others, was excellent.

For a more detailed summary of the event, please consult the IMLR blog:  

For the full event programme, including abstracts and speaker bios, please visit the dedicated event website:

Our Twitter feed is also still live: 

The 4th annual conference, 'Urbs: Suburban, Ex-Urban and Peri-Urban Spaces in Quebec and Francophone Canada', was held on 8 and 9 July 2016 at the University of London

Upcoming Events

For details of all our upcoming events, please refer to our Events Calendar.

The Institute is grateful to the Government of Quebec and to the Canada-UK Foundation for their sponsorship of the Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies.