Biennial Conference


The 23rd Biennial Conference of the ACQS will be held October 3 – 6, 2024, at the Hôtel Le Concorde, in Québec City

The American Council for Québec Studies invites proposals for papers and panels for our upcoming conference in the fall of 2024. For this conference held in the national capital of Québec, we hope to give space to multiple openings and exchanges. We welcome and will consider proposals related to any aspect of Québec studies, including Québec’s diasporas and the Francophone presence in the Americas. We are open to a wide range of approaches across the Social and Physical Sciences and Humanities. Submissions of both individual papers and complete panels are encouraged. For more information, please see the call for papers for the Conference.

To submit an abstract: All submissions (abstracts of +/-250 words) are made via Oxford Abstracts at Conference presentations can be made in French or English.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended to May 1, 2024.

To post a panel description on the ACQS website in order to solicit abstracts: Send the title of your proposed session and a short description (+/- 250 words), as well as your name, affiliation, and contact information to Olivia Choplin, Vice President, at To submit a complete session: Each presenter should submit abstracts individually, indicating the full session’s title and its chair or organizer where requested.

The ACQS is happy to announce a discounted group rate at the Hôtel Le Concorde, situated on a splendid site in the national capital. A link for reservations at reduced conference rates, valid until 3 September 2024, was sent to you in the email confirming your acceptance for the ACQS biennial conference. We remind you that each conference participant must register and become a member of the association, which covers two years and includes a subscription to Québec Studies. You may purchase or renew membership here: Membership, Conference Registration and Sponsorship/.


Panel proposals at the Conference 

Please indicate the panel under “Panel Information, if applicable”, when using Oxford Abstracts

“Les Cowboys Fringants : la voix d’un peuple, groupe emblématique de la culture québécoise”

“Queer Texts / Queer Affects”

“Franco-American newspapers and periodicals”

“Teaching Québec and Franco-American Studies Today: A Syllabus Exchange in Real Time”

“Looking South: Reexamining Historical Realities, Literatures, and Legacies of Slavery in Louisiana and the French Caribbean”


Emerging Scholars Colloquium / Colloque de jeunes chercheur.e.s

As part of its Biennial Conference, with the participation of the Association internationale des études québécoises (AIEQ), the American Council for Québec Studies (ACQS) hosts the Emerging Scholars Colloquium / Colloque de jeunes chercheur.e.s, a pre-conference series of panels for graduate students and junior faculty whose research touches on Quebec, Francophone Canada, and Franco-America. The selected participants are mentored by senior scholars in the field and benefit from close connections with other graduate students and junior faculty. Acceptance into the colloquium is competitive, and is typically supported by a generous stipend to help cover the cost of travel and lodging, and by a complimentary registration for the conference and a two-year membership in the ACQS, which includes a subscription to Québec Studies, the bilingual, interdisciplinary journal published by the American Council for Québec Studies in collaboration with Liverpool University Press.

The participants are expected to attend significant portions of the full ACQS conference. We encourage the best papers from the colloquium to be submitted for publication, in French or in English, in the peer-reviewed journal Québec Studies.

For the current call for papers, please consult this link. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2024.