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||Language Contact and Linguistic Changes, Language Interactions, Linguistic Variation and Society, Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, ethnography, language ideologies, Language and identity|
|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||Romance Philology, 15th century French-language literature|
|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|
|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|
Congratulations to Patricio Robles, PhD student in Hispanic Studies, for receiving the 2020 Affiliated Fellowship for his research project titled “Environmental Crisis at the Edges of the World: Portrayals of Nature in the Pampas and Patagonia.” The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral...
The Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies is currently accepting applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. If interested, please contact one of our faculty members in order to confirm that they may become your potential UBC supervisor and provide a letter of...
It’s rewarding to be bilingual! About English-speaking Canadians enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate program at UBC, with at least 50% of their courses and related activities in French, have an opportunity to receive a $3,000 bursary to perfect their bilingualism while studying in a...
The Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies bids farewell to four longtime faculty members who have made a remarkable and lasting impact on the thousands of students they have educated, mentored, and inspired over the years. Here’s a look back at their accomplishments: Dr. Hervé Curat...