Although the field of American Studies has expanded beyond the borders of the United States, it continues to marginalize French-speaking cultures in the Americas: Québec, the Francophone islands in the Caribbean, and even Franco-Americans in the U.S. Although this marginalization has been the consequence of historical processes, contemporary francophone theorists in Canada and the Caribbean are now energetic participants in comparative American Studies, remapping their cultures within the Americas and providing a welcome accent to the transcultural process.

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