Radio personality, Deceased Person
1945 – 2009
Who was Bernard Arcand?
Born in Deschambault, Québec, he was film director Denys Arcand and comedian Gabriel Arcand's brother. He studied in social sciences at the Montreal University. He later studied at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a certificate and a doctorate, in social anthropology. He taught at the Copenhagen University in 1971, and then as an assistant professor at McGill University between 1972 and 1976. He was assistant and then tenured professor, at Université Laval, from 1976 to 2006.
In 1991, Arcand published The Jaguar and Anteater, a series of essays on the topic of pornography for which he received the Governor General's Award. In collaboration with Serge Bouchard, he hosted a radio show called The Commonplace, broadcast on Radio-Canada in 1990. Some texts and extracts of these shows were published between 1993 and 2003.
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