Bibliography: Content and Criteria

This bibliography aims to help anyone studying English-speaking Quebec find material about the nature, history, contributions, and concerns of this diverse official language minority community. It reveals the wealth of available material and catalogues it in a useful way in the hope of stimulating further research on English-speaking Quebec.

The bibliography contains secondary sources related to the study of English-speaking Quebec. It covers the period from the Conquest to the present day. Types of resources include everything from scholarly studies to magazine articles, by way of films and websites. Despite this, the bibliography does not claim to be exhaustive and excludes documents such as encyclopedia articles and entries in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

We invite users to let us know if they think anything important is missing from the bibliography.

Brendan O’Donnell

Brendan O’Donnell

Brendan O’Donnell, historian and retired civil servant, is the author of this bibliography. He began this reference work on English-speaking Quebec in 1976, and continues to compile it on his own time to this day. All told, he has spent thousands of volunteer hours over the decades to identify, list, and provide annotations for the publications.

Find out more about the origins of the bibliography.

From Print to Web

Brendan’s bibliography was initially published in a series of three volumes. The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) at Bishop’s University published the first two volumes, dated 1985 and 1992. The Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) at Concordia University published the last one in 2009.

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Also in 2009, Brendan worked with QUESCREN to create an online version. Brendan has updated the bibliography so that it now contains thousands more entries than are listed in the printed volumes. In 2018, a more user-friendly interface was created for the online version through a QUESCREN-ETRC partnership financed by Canadian Heritage. This new interface is designed by David Lesieur of Whisky Echo Bravo, Concordia University hosts this online bibliography.


Web Project Management Team

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  • John Longo (Concordia, IITS)

Off the Shelf lecture series

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  • Anna Iarovaia

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