Marc Angenot FRSC, a professor in McGill's French Language and Literature Department for over forty years, has been awarded the Prix du Québec Léon-Gérin for his outstanding contributions to the social sciences.
The most prestigious awards bestowed by the Government of Quebec in all fields of culture and science, the Prix du Québec honour outstanding researchers whose careers have contributed to Quebec's scientific and cultural advancement in their fields.
Angenot, a world-renowned researcher, is widely considered to be the father of Social Discourse Theory. He is the James McGill Research Chair on Social Discourse. His vast body of work encompasses intellectual history, linguistics, politics, semiotics, rhetoric and informal logic, as well as literary theory. Some of his critically acclaimed works include: Les
Champions des femmes (1977), La parole pamphlétaire (Paris, 1985), 1889 : Un état du discours social (1989), Idéologies du ressentiment (1995), Rhétorique de l’anti-socialisme (2004), Le Marxisme dans les grands récits (Paris, 2005) and Dialogues de sourds (Paris, 2008). The Yale Journal of Criticism published in 2004 a special issue titled "Marc Angenot and the Scandals of History".
He was the 2012 Chaim Perelman Professor of Rhetoric and Intellectual History at the University of Brussels.