Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies

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.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
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 The Enlightenment and the French Revolution; History of the book and print culture; Science and literature; Québec literature and culture
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 Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; 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
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 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
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 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 Caribbean literatures; Latin American literatures; Contemporary literatures; Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures; Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story
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