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; Trans-Pacific Studies; Globalization|
|Boccassini, Daniela||Italian Verbal and visual arts, mediterranean cultural exchanges|
|Bouchard, Marie-Eve||Humanities and the arts; Sociolinguistics; Linguistic Anthropology; ethnography; language ideologies; Language and identity; migration; Language variation and change; Language contact; Creole languages|
|Casas Aguilar, Anna||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Spanish Cultural Studies; Catalan Literature and Culture; Gender Studies; Masculinities; Feminisms; Self-writing; Hispanic Cinemas|
|Castonguay-Belanger, Joel||French language; History of the book and print culture; Québec literature and culture; Science and literature; The Enlightenment and the French Revolution|
|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 language; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Comparative Literature; Creative Writing; French Literature (1945 to the present); Québec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture; Spatial Poetics; Visual Culture|
|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-González, 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|
|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; Sound Studies|
|Moran, Patrick||French language; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses; Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media; Arthurian Romance; Cognitive Poetics; Comparative Medieval Literature; Genre Theory; Interactive Fiction; Material Philology; Medieval French Literature; Medieval Narrative Literature; Medievalism; Narrative Theory; Old French; Reader-Response Theory; Science Fiction and Fantasy|
|Piechocki, Katharina||Seventeenth-century French literature, Early modern French and Romance literature, Theater, opera, cartography, gender, affect, and translation studies|
|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|
|Salamon, Anne||Literatures in French outside Quebec; French language; Historical linguistics, diachronics, and dialectology; Romance Philology; Medieval French Litterature; Manuscript studies; History of the French language; Critical editing of medieval texts|
|Santos, Alessandra||Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; Latin American history; Latin American literatures; Spanish language; Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Brazilian Literature and Culture; Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies; Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures|
|Testa, Carlo||Italian literature, history of cinema, theory/film studies|
|Victoriano, Ramon Antonio||Caribbean literatures; Latin American literatures; Contemporary literatures; Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures; Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story; Caribbean Literatures|
|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|
|Ziethen, Antje||African Literatures; Francophone Literatures and Cultures; Speculative fiction; (Urban) Space; Postcolonial Studies; Diaspora Studies; Transnationalism; Gender Studies; Modernity|
Did you know we offer many courses that are taught in English, have no prerequisites, and are open to students from all backgrounds? Most of them even fulfill the literature requirement for the Bachelor of Arts! Explore the following courses that are offered this Winter Term 2 (January 2022...
On December 3, 2021, the Cultural Club of UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) held a cross-cultural education event titled “Wine is Culture: A Cross-Cultural Approach“. Sommelière Élise Trébuchon presents about the use of multiple senses to appreciate...
Dr. Marie-Eve Bouchard, Assistant Professor of French at UBC, edited a special issue for the Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics that addresses how language ideologies and attitudes are constructed in multilingual and language contact settings, and how they create and maintain unequal relations of...
Congratulations to Pooja Booluck, PhD Student of French Studies, for receiving the 2021 SSHRC Doctoral Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and...
Congratulations to our Ximena Osegueda Prize winners for best essay in a graduate seminar: Best graduate essay in French Studies: Nicholas Bartlett “Une Étude philologique d’un extrait de La Mort le roi Artu de Micheau Gonnot” Best graduate essay in Hispanic Studies: Daniel Orizaga “Sobre...