L'Association des littératures canadienne et québécoise

The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures

About ACQL

Formed in 1975 and in the centenary period that witnessed the ratification of Canadian biculturalism, ACQL has, over the course of 40 years, emerged as Canada’s principal association for showcasing bilingual research in Canadian and Québec literatures. ACQL holds its annual conference the last weekend of May during the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Member-Organized Panels

The calls for member-organized panels for the 2022 virtual conference are now available on the following page: member-organized panels

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ACQL mourns the loss of the 215 children whose remains were recently discovered in a mass grave at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, as well as countless more who perished in residential schools across the country as part of Canada’s program of genocide against...

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Recipient of the 2020 Gabrielle Roy Prize

The Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL) is pleased to announce the winner for the 2020 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section), which each year honours the best work of Canadian literary criticism published in English. This year’s winner is Linda...

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Recipient of the 2021 Barbara Godard Prize

ACQL is pleased to announce that the 2021 Barbara Godard Prize has been awarded to Marta Croll-Baehre for their paper “‘Imitation of Empire Cuisine’: An Auto-ethnographic Exploration of the Canadian Artisanal Menu in Conversation with Fred Wah’s Diamond Grill.” Marta...

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