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|
|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|
|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||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|
|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, 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|
|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|
Dr. Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire is excited to announce the recent publication of his edited volume on the poetics of ruins in contemporary literature. The publication consists of contributions from both established and young scholars from Canada, France and Switzerland. Their essays touch on a variety...
Press release by: UBC’s French program will have 30 FSL bursaries available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ottawa, April 28, 2020 — The new Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program aims at encouraging a greater number of young English-speaking...
Dr. André Lamontagne, Professor of French at UBC, was awarded the honorary title of Chevalier (Knight) in L’ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of Academic Palms), a prestigious award granted by the Ministry of Education of the French Republic. Established in 1808 by Emperor Napoléon...
Join us October 29-31, 2020 at UBC-Vancouver for a conference about Digital Humanities co-sponsored by the new Public Humanities Hub at UBC-Vancouver, the Faculty of Arts, and University of Exeter’s Digital Humanities Lab. The conference theme is “Collaboration.” Collaborations of one kind or...