Master of Arts
The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is a vibrant centre for the study of Romance languages, literatures and cultures. Our faculty is composed of a group of specialists whose expertise ranges from second language acquisition and linguistics, to literary and cultural studies
Our faculty is composed of passionate instructors and world-renowned scholars who are regularly recognized for excellence in research and teaching. Our literature and culture courses explore the abundant traditions of French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese cultures, both in their countries of origin, and in the cultures of diaspora, including Quebec and a wide variety of geographic areas such as Latin America, as well as the Caribbean, African and Asian countries.
|Alvarez Moreno, Raul||Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture (Celestina, picaresque novel, short story), Economy and Medieval Literature and Culture , Visual Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Relations between Language and Ideology, Travel Writing|
|Beasley-Murray, Jon||Latin American studies, social and political theory|
|Beauchesne, Kim||Colonialism, Latin America|
|Boccassini, Daniela||Italian Verbal and visual arts, mediterranean cultural exchanges|
|Casas Aguilar, Anna||Spanish Cultural Studies, Catalan Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Masculinities, Feminisms, Self-writing, Hispanic Cinemas|
|Castonguay-Belanger, Joel||The Enlightenment and the French Revolution, History of the book and print culture, Science and literature, Québec literature and culture|
|Curat, Herve||Grammatical semantics of modern French, linguistic analysis of texts, structural analysis, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jean de La Fontaine, native mythology of the Americas|
|Fernandez Utrera, Maria Soledad||Peninsular contemporary literature and culture|
|Frelick, Nancy||16th century literature, theory &criticism, genre studies, women's writing &gender studies, early modern medicine|
|Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent||French Literature (1945 to the present), Québec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature, Spatial Poetics, Visual Culture, Creative Writing|
|Godfrey, Sima||French culture; fashion and French culture; North American reception of French culture; French; teaching French in Canada and U.S.; French literature; European Studies., Fashionability in modern French culture, french culture history, 19th century French poetry, Baudelaire|
|Lagresa, Elizabeth||Early modern Literature and Culture, Early modern Theater, Early modern Visual and Material culture, Queer, Gender and Sexuality studies, Cross-cultural and Comparative studies|
|Lamontagne, Andre||Quebecois Literature, Literary Theory, Canadian Studies|
|Laroussi, Farid||Contemporary French studies, Maghreb literature(s) in French and postcolonial studies|
|Mitchell, Tamara||Contemporary Mexican Literature and Culture, Neoliberalism, Globalization, (Post-)National Politics, Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Border and Diaspora Studies, Contemporary Central American Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities , Sound Studies|
|Moran, Patrick||Medieval French Literature, Reader-Response Theory, Genre Theory, Narrative Theory, Material Philology, Comparative Medieval Literature, Arthurian Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Interactive Fiction, Cognitive Poetics, Medieval Narrative Literature, Old French, Medievalism|
|Onyeoziri-Miller, Gloria||African and Caribbean Literatures, African and Caribbean Women Writers, Utopian Studies, Memory Studies and Marginalized groups|
|Rocheleau, Alain-Michel||French cinema; French and Quebecois theatre; Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Tradition|
|Rouget, Christine||Corpus lingustics, syntax of spoken French, French grammar, romance comparative linguistics|
|Santos, Alessandra||Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies , Latin American Literatures and Cultures , Brazilian Literature and Culture, Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures|
|Testa, Carlo||Italian literature, history of cinema, theory/film studies|
|Victoriano, Ramon Antonio||Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story|
|Winder, William||Digital Humanities, Semantics, Lexicology|
|Zhang, Gaoheng||Migration Studies, Mobility Studies , Postcolonial Studies , Gender and Masculinity Studies, Race Theory, Film and Media Studies, Rhetoric and Communication Studies , Cultural Theory, Italian-Chinese relations , Italy's global networks , Modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture|
Dr. Ramón Antonio Victoriano, Assistant Professor of Spanish, was named in the “Gallery of Personalities of the Dominican-Canadian Relations” by the Dominican Republic Embassy in Canada in December 2019. The Gallery’s aim is to make known the personalities that have rendered a...
Canons of Fantasy: Lands of High Adventure by Patrick Moran has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. It is part of their new series titled “Elements in Publishing and Book Culture.” Description: Despite publishing endeavours such as the “Ballantine Adult Fantasy...
Congratulations to Patricio Robles for receiving the Ximena Osegueda Prize 2018W for Best Graduate Essay in Hispanic Studies for his work on “Perdidos entre los pajonales o destrozados por el tiempo: Conquista de la Pampa de Manuel Prado. El militar de frontera, entre el olvido, el indio y la...
November 2019 Welcome to the Fall 2019 Newsletter of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. I am writing this message only a few days after saying goodbye to those who have travelled from all over the world to participate in our Department’s 8th Biennial Graduate Student Conference...
Date range: July 2019 – October 2019 MA in French Studies Bartlett, Nicholas, Les nuances de la complexité : une étude des fables complexes de Jean de La Fontaine (2019) MA in Hispanic Studies Contreras, Nayid, The role of literature in Fernando Molano’s trilogy: how triple social rejection (...