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.

16
Master's Students
30
Doctoral Students
8
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 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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