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||Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts, Language, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building, 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||Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Fundamental Properties of Language, Semantics, Formalism, Syntax, Stylistics, Grammar, Morphology, 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||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Artistic and Literary Theories, Artistic and Literary Marginality, Transcultural Studies, Gender Relationship, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Dramaturgy, Blend of Genres, Novel and Short Story, Cultural Exchanges, 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||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Artistic and Literary Theories, Political Ideologies, 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 (developing interest)|
|Moran, Patrick||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media, 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||Memory, Artistic and Literary Marginality, 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||Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, 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||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Novel and Short Story, Poetry, Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story|
|Winder, William||Digital Humanities, Semantics, Lexicology|
|Zhang, Gaoheng||Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships, Cultural Exchanges, Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Media and Society, Media Ethics, Media and Democratization, 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|
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 (...
Earn course credits while studying in Italy or Ecuador next year. Attend one of our Information Sessions in October or November. Study in Quito, Ecuador Course: SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 (6 credits total) Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Spacciante Dates: May 6-July 1, 2020 Application Deadline: December 5,...
Dr. Stéphanie Palisse, Director of the Centre de la Francophonie de UBC and Instructor of French at FHIS, talks about the importance of cultural immersion and explains how you can get involved with cultural events organized by the Centre. The Centre de la Francophonie de UBC promotes the...
Undergraduate student Thao Atkinson shares about embracing vulnerability, adapting the Italian mindset, and supporting her career goals through the Go Global study abroad program in Venice, Italy. | Go Global is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 seminar in Salerno, Italy....