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Irina Bădescu: In memoriam

  • Published: Saturday, 04 May 2019 17:19
  • Written by Dominika Kováčová

Irina Bădescu

We have learned of the recent death of Prof. Irina Bădescu, whose name is closely linked to the beginnings and the development of Canadian Studies in Romania.

Irina Bădescu was a Professor at the University of Bucharest's Department of French Language and Literature. For many years she taught 18th century French literature as well as the literature of Québec and the other Canadian Francophonies. She took a keen interest in cultural issues and the question of identity in relation to the Francophones of North America, in particular those in Québec. In 1997 she and her colleague Monica Bottez at the Department of English founded the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Bucharest, where they were responsible for a Master's programme in Canadian Studies. Irina Bădescu was also well known for her important scholarly activities and her many translations, and was a member of the Romanian Writers' Union. She will be sorely missed.

Call for Papers for the 41st annual GKS conference

  • Published: Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:06
  • Written by Dominika Kováčová
Dear Colleagues,

Please find here the Call for Papers (in English and French) for the 41st annual conference of the Association for Canadian  Studies in German-Speaking Countries, 14-16 February 2020 in Grainau, Germany.

Deadline for submitting an abstract on the topic of "Political Orders / Ordres politiques" in English, French (or German) is May 31, 2019.
Please note that no financial support is being offered by the GKS for presenters. 
Katalin Kurtosi
CEACS President

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