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|
|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|
Ever consider studying abroad? Serena Huang shares about her experiences in Lyon, France for a Go Global Seminar. "Traveling helps you learn the language in context. You meet native speakers and get to see how your language skills are relevant in real life—not just in the classroom..."
As Buchanan Tower undergoes renovations, the FHIS administrative and faculty offices, along with the FHIS Learning Centre, will be temporarily relocated to the Ponderosa Annex starting July 13, 2019, carrying on until the summer of 2020. Ponderosa Annex E (PONE) 2034 Lower Mall V6T 1Z2 (Map)...
July 2019 The last shelves have been cleared of their books, pictures have been taken down from the walls, computer screens are now covered with sheets of bubble wrap and packing paper … The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is ready to move out of Buchanan Tower to let the...
June 12, 2019 — Dr. Jorge Izquierdo, former PhD graduate from UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS), gave a guest lecture to UBC students participating in the “Go Global” Summer Intensive Spanish Language Program at Universidad de las Américas (UDLA...