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||Colonial Latin American literature and culture, Postcolonial theory, Comparative literature, Notions of hybridity and multiculturalism, Translation Studies, Trans-Atlantic/Trans-Pacific Studies, Politics of utopia in Latin America, Legacy of colonialism in Latin American contemporary literature, Literature and human rights|
|Boccassini, Daniela||Italian Verbal and visual arts, mediterranean cultural exchanges|
|Casas Aguilar, Anna|
|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|
|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|
|Hodgson, Richard||17th century French novel, Baroque theories, theory of novel, analysis of narrative texts before 1800, bilingualism in texts, literature & cities|
|Lamontagne, Andre||Quebecois Literature, Literary Theory, Canadian Studies|
|Laroussi, Farid||Contemporary French studies, Maghreb literature(s) in French and postcolonial studies|
|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|
|Sarkonak, Ralph||20th C French novel, Claude Simon, Marcel Proust, Herv|
|Testa, Carlo||Italian literature, history of cinema, theory/film studies|
|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|
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February 2019 Welcome to the first edition of our departmental newsletter! We are excited to share the activities of the faculty, students, and alumni of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. As Department Head, one of my primary goals has been to foster a culture where...
Do you enjoy speaking and learning French? Teach what you love! French teachers are in demand in BC schools. Did you know: There is currently a shortage of French teachers in almost every community in BC. The 11-month UBC Teacher Education Program will prepare you to be a BC Certified teacher by...
Emily Beatty, Coordinator at the FHIS Learning Centre, shares about the benefits of getting involved in the FHIS community beyond the classroom and what the Learning Centre can do for you. “The most rewarding part of my role as a tutor and coordinator at the Learning Centre is the...
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Visiting lecturer, Pedro Dos Santos, makes a strong case for why you should consider learning Portuguese and learning about Brazilian culture. Why should students consider learning Portuguese? Portuguese is the 5th most spoken language in the world. It is spoken in the Americas, in Europe, in...