Events

Upcoming Events

  • Book launch, “The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture”

    22nd Nov 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    With the editor: Nancy Frelick From the publisher’s website: Mirrors have always fascinated humankind. They collapse ordinary distinctions, making visible what is normally invisible, and promising access to hidden realities. Yet, these liminal objects also point to the limitations of human perception, knowledge, and wisdom. In this interdisciplinary volume, specialists in medieval and early modern...

  • Study in Québec City Program: info session

    28th Nov 2017 2:30:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    At this session you will learn about the Study in Québec City Global Seminar program, a French immersion course, which will be offered in Québec City May 27-June 18, 2018. The Study in Québec City Global Seminar is an opportunity to immerse yourself in French language and culture.  Enjoy a full Québec immersion experience by...

  • Book Launch, “Las afecciones de la carta”

    29th Nov 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    With the author: Carolina Navarrete. And discussants: Kim Beauchesne, Jon Beasley-Murray, and Bill French. (In conjonction with Latin American Studies)

  • “From Doom to Bloom: Dante’s Teachings for (our) Troubled Times”

    5th Dec 2017 7:00:pm
    The Roundhouse, Room B
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    The Board of the Dante Society of BC invites you to a Q&A with an esteemed guest speaker, Professor Daniela Boccassini from the University of British Columbia. In conversation with one of our directors (Dr. Arianna Dagnino), she will explain why the words of a late medieval Italian poet matter more than ever in today’s world.

  • Talk: Abril Trigo (Ohio State University) “Capital & Libido”

    6th Dec 2017 4:00:pm
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    The transformations effected by symbolic capital have led to the offer of unending satisfactions, coupled with social insecurity and economic precariousness, to instill a normalized anxiety. The subsumption of living time and space has produced new experiences and forms of subjectivity, affecting our entire minds and bodies. Biopower and psychopower. How to make sense of...

  • Grant Application Workshop

    17th Jan 2018 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    (In collaboration with the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies)

  • Hervé Curat: “La voie des mythes revisitée. Des pilleurs de nids de Guyane aux chasseurs de phoques dʼAlaska”

    24th Jan 2018 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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Past Events

  • Study in Québec City Program: info session

    20th Nov 2017 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    At the session you will learn about the Study in Québec City Global Seminar program, a French immersion course, which will be offered in Québec City May 27-June 18, 2018. The Study in Québec City Global Seminar is an opportunity to immerse yourself in French language and culture.  Enjoy a full Québec immersion experience by...

  • Images of Movement: Migrants and Tourists

    14th Nov 2017 5:00:pm
    Green College, Coach House
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    Images of Movement: Migrants and Tourists by Gaoheng Zhang and Anna Casas Aguilar

  • Book Launch, “Live Souls: Citizens and Volunteers of Civil War Spain”

    8th Nov 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    With the co-author: Serge Alternês. And discussants: Anna Casas Aguilar, María Soledad Fernández, Jack McIntosh, and Fabricio Tocco Chiodini.

  • Study in Italy program: info session

    6th Nov 2017 4:00:pm
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      STUDY in Italy Program. Learn Italian in Venice, Italy UBC Global Seminar study abroad in Italy next summer. Join the Ital 102, Study in Italy program, an immersion course in spoken and written Italian, which will be offered in Venice in late June/July 2018. Based on one the most enchanting context ever imaginable, the...

  • Book Launch: The Holy Mountain

    1st Nov 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    The French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Research Seminar presents… Book Launch: The Holy Mountain With the author: Alessandra Santos And discussants: Jon Beasley-Murray, John Culbert, Kyle Frackman, and Karen O’Regan “The Holy Mountain, a poetic, hilarious, and anarchist cult film by an international auteur, anchored in post-1968 critiques, is – at the same time –...

  • Spain and Catalonia. The October 1 Referendum and Beyond

    24th Oct 2017 3:30:pm
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    A talk by Francisco Colom Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3:30pm Institute for European Studies CK Choi Building Room 351 Francisco Colom is a political philosopher with the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid.

  • Workshop: Writing with Integrity

    24th Oct 2017 2:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    As part of our series on academic professionalization, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will give a workshop on writing conventions in our discipline. This interactive workshop will be led by Dr. Susan Porter and Dr. Beth Haverkamp. It aims to provide strategies for ensuring that written work meets the highest ethical standards. Dr. Beth Haverkamp is...

  • Conference: Beyond the Right Turn

    21st Oct 2017 9:00:am
    Graduate Student Centre
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    The graduate students of the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies present their 2017 Conference: Beyond the Right Turn: Narrating Resistance October 21-22, 2017 Thea’s Lounge, Thea Koerner House Keynote speakers: Elsa Drucaroff and Raul Gatica Event Program: Saturday October 21st, 2017 9h00-9h15 Registration, check-in and breakfast. 9h15-9h30 Welcome and opening remarks. Sponsor acknowledgments....

  • A talk with Italian writer Nicola Lagioia

    20th Oct 2017 12:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    Nicola Lagioia is an Italian writer, winner of a number of prestigious literary awards, including the Viareggio Prize (in 2010, with Riportando tutto a casa) and the Strega Prize (in 2013, with The Ferocity). He is coming to the Vancouver Writers Festival and has kindly accepted our invitation to give a talk. This event is...

  • Roundtable: What’s up, Catalonia?

    18th Oct 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    The French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Research Seminar presents… What’s up, Catalonia? A roundtable discussion on the Catalan referendum and Spain’s worst political crisis since the restoration of democracy Discussants: Raúl Álvarez Moreno Jon Beasley-Murray Anna Casas Aguilar Philip Resnick Fabricio Tocco Chiodini All welcome Contact jon.beasley-murray@ubc.ca or jculbert@mail.ubc.ca for more details or if you...

  • Andrea Roca: The Hinterlands and the Desert: Images of Indigenous ‘Nationalization’ in Brazil and Argentina in the Works of the Artist-Traveller J.M. Rugendas

    12th Oct 2017 4:00:pm
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    Room 213 at MOA Located near the MOA administrative entrance to the right to the main museum entrance and MOA café. This presentation analyzes ‘nationalized’ images of certain Indigenous populations of Brazil and Argentina by examining two iconographic sets of paintings by the German artist-traveller, Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802–1858). In this presentation, Andrea Roca, Sessional...

  • Book Launch, “Performing Utopias” with Kim Beauchesne & Alessandra Santos

    11th Oct 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    The French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Research Seminar presents: Performing Utopias A book launch “An innovative examination of the utopian impulse through performance as a proposition of practical engagement in the contemporary Americas.” With the editors: Kim Beauchesne Alessandra Santos And contributors: Jon Beasley-Murray Rita De Grandis Carmen Miranda Barrios Manuel Piña Jayce Saloum Aerlyn Weissman...

  • Roundtable: José Emilio Pacheco

    10th Oct 2017 6:30:pm
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    The Mexican Consulate presents: José Emilio Pacheco: Diálogos sobre el escritor October 10, 2017, 6:30pm Room 700, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hestings With George McWhirter (UBC), Carolina Navarrete (UBC), Dan Russek (UVic), and Josema Zamorano (CAPU). Moderated by the Consul General, Berenice Díaz Ceballos

  • Grant Application Workshop

    18th Sep 2017 2:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Current and prospective graduate students in French Studies and Hispanic Studies are cordially invited to a workshop on graduate funding and grant applications to take place on Monday, September 18, from 2 to 4 pm in the FHIS Lounge (Buto 799). This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about funding sources and get help...

  • Workshop: Whither Latin Americanism? with Dr. Abraham Acosta

    15th Sep 2017 12:00:pm
    Liu Institute for Global Issues
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    This workshop -arranged as a round table- will address the current state and future directions of Latin Americanism. Latin Americanism is a critical discursive mechanism at the service of the institutional formation that is the university. Recently, however, new currents of thought have challenged the field and its relation to the institution. Most visibly, Decoloniality...

  • Public Talk: “Mapping La Bestia: Migrancy, Posthegemony, and Primitive Accumulation” with Dr. Abraham Acosta

    14th Sep 2017 12:00:pm
    Liu Institute for Global Issues
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    This talk is a materialist analysis of global capital, contemporary primitive accumulation and subject formation in Central American migration. Central Americans have become the fastest growing Latino population in the United States. Yet today, as global capital has eclipsed the nation-state as the privileged center of economic and social life, the Central American migrant has...

  • Oral Defence: Sara Barnard

    8th Sep 2017 4:00:pm
    Graduate Student Centre
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    “Prison Limits: Intersections of Culture and Imprisonment in Twenty- First Century Spain” Friday, September 8, 2017 4:00pm Room: 203 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road). Latecomers will not be admitted Abstract: This thesis explores the presence of prisons in contemporary Spanish culture, investigating both their portrayal and the place of cultural projects in...

  • Talk: “Made in Italy or Made in China?” (Prof. Gaoheng Zhang)

    10th Apr 2017 6:00:pm
    UBC Robson Square
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    Since Marco Polo, intercultural and trade relations between China and Italy have flourished. In recent decades, the two countries faced strenuous competition in the manufacturing sector. According to conventional wisdom, while Italian fashion represents creativity and refined style, mass production characterizes ‘Made in China’ garments. Dr. Zhang’s talk will focus on the textile and clothing...

  • Graduate Student Symposium 2017

    8th Apr 2017 9:00:am
    Buchanan Penthouse
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    Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Buchanan Penthouse 9:00am-9:15          Coffee & croissants and Screening of Student Clips 9:15am-11:00am   Panel on Hispanic Studies (Moderator: Dr. María Soledad Fernández Utrera) Gianluca Oluic, “The Idea of Europe in 19th-century conservative Spain” Xana Menéndez Prendes, “Dalí News: el mensaje político de Salvador Dalí” Ross Swanson, “Violencia y...

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Rita De Grandis

    5th Apr 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Rita De Grandis, TBA

  • In cera di autore: Luigi Pirandello nostro contemporaneo

    31st Mar 2017 10:00:am
    Buchanan Penthouse


    The students and faculty of the Italian Studies Program at UBC, the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, and the Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia are pleased to present a special event in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello: “In cera di autore: Luigi Pirandello nostro contemporaneo”. Free entry. Light...

  • Early Romance Studies Research Cluster – Claudio García Turza and Francisco Peña

    30th Mar 2017 3:00:pm
    Buchanan Penthouse
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    Claudio García Turza (Royal Academy of Spain) and Francisco Peña (UBC Okanagan), “A joint research project on La General Estoria by Alfonso X” (in English) Further information: raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca juliet.obrien@ubc.ca chantal.phan@ubc.ca ERS website: earlyromance.com

  • Hispanic Research Seminar in collaboration with the Early Romance Studies Research Cluster – Claudio Turza

    29th Mar 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Claudio Turza (Royal Academy of Spain), “The Origins of the Spanish Language”  (NB this talk will be in Spanish) Further information: raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca juliet.obrien@ubc.ca chantal.phan@ubc.ca ERS website: earlyromance.com

  • Ciné-club francophone

    24th Mar 2017 7:00:pm
    Auditorium Buchanan A-101
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    Soirée de courts métrages (with English subtitles). Entrée libre. Au programme: Films du Wapikoni mobile: RIEN SUR LES MOCASSINS – Eden Awashish (3 min 42) Il n’y en aura pas de film sur les mocassins. / There will be no film on moccasins. MANTOKATCIKAN – Sipi Flamand et Elisa Moar (6 min 18) Les animaux sauvages peuvent lire...

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Nueve reinas”

    17th Mar 2017 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, March 17 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm NUEVE REINAS  (F. Bielinsky, 2000) Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Alessandra Santos

    15th Mar 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Alessandra Santos, “Afrofuturism in Brazil”

  • Graduate Forum

    10th Mar 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799


    TBA

  • Early Romance Studies Research Cluster in collaboration with the Hispanic Research Seminar – Derek Carr

    8th Mar 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Derek Carr (UBC Vancouver), “Cuckolded Saints, Ichthyic Fetishism, Arboreal Lactation, Spartan Devils, Medieval Chiclets and the Great God Priali: The Art of Translating Badly” (NB this talk will be in English) Further information: raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca juliet.obrien@ubc.ca chantal.phan@ubc.ca ERS website: earlyromance.com

  • Ciné-club francophone : “Juste la fin du monde”

    3rd Mar 2017 7:00:pm
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    Juste la fin du monde. Vendredi le 3 mars 2017 à 19h, Buchanan A 101. Entrée libre. Québec, 1h39, avec : Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Gaspard Ulliel. Après douze ans d’absence, un écrivain retourne dans son village natal pour annoncer à sa famille sa mort prochaine. Ce sont les retrouvailles avec...

  • FHIS Cineclub: “O homem que copiava”

    3rd Mar 2017 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, March 3 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm O HOMEM QUE COPIAVA  (J. Furtado, 2003) Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Renata de Lélis, Sérgio Lulkin With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Book Launch, “Desborde subterráneo,” with Fabiola Bazo

    1st Mar 2017 3:00:pm
    Liu Institute for Global Issues
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    The Research Seminar in Latin American Studies is pleased to present: Desborde subterráneo: Punk en Lima 1983-1992 Book launch and panel discussion March 1, 2017, 3:00-4:30pm Research Institute, 1st Floor, Liu Institute for Global Issues With Jon Beasley-Murray (FHIS), Alejandra Bronfman (History), Gastón Gordillo (Anthropology), and the author, Fabiola Bazo (SFU and Independent Scholar). Desborde...

  • Prof. Robert Davidson: “Edward Hopper’s Hotel Paintings and Modern Occupancy”

    28th Feb 2017 5:00:pm
    Green College, Coach House
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    “Edward Hopper’s Hotel Paintings and Modern Occupancy” Robert Davidson, Spanish, University of Toronto; Director, Northrop Frye Centre, Victoria College, University of Toronto. This talk considers Edward Hopper’s paintings of hotel interiors from a new perspective. Rather than read them through the lens of ennui and alienation that is commonly ascribed to his work, Davidson suggests...

  • Early Romance Studies Research Cluster – Richard Hodgson

    28th Feb 2017 1:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    Richard Hodgson (UBC Vancouver), “Charles Sorel, Samuel de Sorbière and Pierre Bayle: libertinism (libertinage) in 17th-c. France” Further information: raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca juliet.obrien@ubc.ca chantal.phan@ubc.ca ERS website: earlyromance.com

  • Graduate Forum

    17th Feb 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799


    Dr. Efé Peker (Public Scholarship Coordinator, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Michael Dabrowski

    15th Feb 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Michael Dabrowski (Athabasca University), TBA

  • Prof Laurence Plazenet: “La nouvelle française de la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle: une conversion augustienne de la fiction?”

    8th Feb 2017 4:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    Professor Plazenet is a specialist of the French nouvelle of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, La Rochefoucauld and various writers associated with Port-Royal. She is also a novelist. Her Kirst two novels are La blessure et la soif (Gallimard Folio) and L’amour seul (Albin Michel). This lecture, in French, is open to colleagues as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Professor Plazenet will...

  • Prof Laurence Plazenet: “Ecrivain et chercheur: imposture, malédiction ou rameau d’or?”

    8th Feb 2017 12:00:pm
    Buchanan Penthouse
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    Professor Plazenet is a specialist of the French nouvelle of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, La Rochefoucauld and various writers associated with Port-Royal. She is also a novelist. Her Kirst two novels are La blessure et la soif (Gallimard Folio) and L’amour seul (Albin Michel). This lecture is open to colleagues as well as graduate and undergraduate...

  • Early Romance Studies Research Cluster – David González Agudo

    7th Feb 2017 1:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    David González Agudo (UBC Vancouver) “Prices in Toledo, 16th and 17th centuries” Further information: raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca juliet.obrien@ubc.ca chantal.phan@ubc.ca ERS website: earlyromance.com

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Anni felici”

    3rd Feb 2017 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, February 3 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm ANNI FELICI  (D. Luchetti, 2013) Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Martina Gedeck With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Samuel Navarro

    1st Feb 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Samuel Navarro, “Benefits of Engaging Beginner Language Learners in Online Native/Nonnative Dyads”

  • Graduate Forum

    27th Jan 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799


    TBA

  • Ciné-club francophone: “Montréal la blanche”

    26th Jan 2017 7:00:pm
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    Montréal, la blanche.  Jeudi le 26 janvier 2017 à 19h, Buchanan A 101. Entrée libre. Un film de Montréal de Bachir Bensaddek mettant en vedette Karina Aktouf et Rabah Aït Ouyahia. Montréal, un soir où Noël tombe en plein mois de Ramadan ou carême musulman, les destins de deux Algériens d’origine convergent momentanément pour faire resurgir...

  • Early Romance Studies Research Cluster – Juliet O’Brien

    24th Jan 2017 1:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    Juliet O’Brien (UBC Vancouver), “Experimental Medievalist Teaching” Further information: raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca juliet.obrien@ubc.ca chantal.phan@ubc.ca ERS website: earlyromance.com

  • Spanish Club: Taller de papel picado (Free Workshop)

    23rd Jan 2017 4:00:pm
    Global Lounge
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    FREE WORKSHOP with papel picado! Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/934990929937795/ Feel free to share the event with your friends!

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Félix & Meira”

    20th Jan 2017 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, January 20 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm FÉLIX & MEIRA  (M. Giroux, 2014) Stars: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Bachelor of Education Information Session

    18th Jan 2017 12:00:pm
    Buchanan Penthouse
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    Language teachers are in demand in British Columbia and elsewhere. A UBC Bachelor of Education can be earned post-graduation in 12 months and is highly regarded around the world. Languages taught in BC are French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, German, Russian and English, and UBC’s Faculty of Education prepares educators to teach these languages at the...

  • Club de Español: Noche en el pub

    13th Jan 2017 7:00:pm
    Mahony & Sons
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    Practice your Spanish, meet people and free appies? First meeting of the Spanish Club this Friday at Mahony & Sons at 7:00. Noche en el pub!!! Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/190542208084336/ For more updates on events, follow the Spanish Club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubc.club.de.espanol

  • Documentaire : “Demain – un nouveau monde en marche”

    13th Jan 2017 7:00:pm
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    Vendredi 13 janvier Buchanan A 101 à 19h Partout dans le monde, des solutions existent. Alors que l’humanité est menacée par l’effondrement des écosystèmes, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel et Antoine, tous trentenaires, partent explorer le monde en quête de solutions capables de sauver leurs enfants et, à travers eux, la nouvelle génération. A partir...

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Raúl Alvarez-Moreno

    11th Jan 2017 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Raúl Alvarez-Moreno, “Notas a la ilustración de un duelo: el suicidio de Melibea en los grabados antiguos de Celestina”

  • Jennifer Nagtegaal: “To engulf an empire: Cannibalism and translatio imperii in La Numancia”

    1st Dec 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    The pervasiveness of blood and bodily suffering in Cervantes’ La Numancia (ca. 1581) has captivated literary critics for decades. However, they have scarcely made mention of the cannibalistic ritual that occurs in the third act; the savage practice, according to French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss (1961:385) “that we find the most horrible and disgusting.” The literary...

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Kim Beauchesne

    29th Nov 2016 2:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Kim Beauchesne, “Sincronía planetaria: las conexiones discursivas entre la relación del viaje de Sebastián Vizcaíno (1614) a Japón y las crónicas españolas sobre América”

  • Book launch: Isles of Noise. Sonic Media in the Caribbean

    23rd Nov 2016 2:00:pm
    Liu Institute for Global Issues
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    The Research Seminar in Latin American Studies is pleased to present: Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean Book launch and panel discussion November 23, 2016, 2-4pm Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Liu Institute for Global Issues With Bill French, Alessandra Santos, and the author, Alejandra Bronfman. In this media history of the Caribbean, Alejandra Bronfman...

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Todo sobre mi madre”

    18th Nov 2016 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, November 18 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm TODO SOBRE MI MADRE (P. Almodovar, 1999) Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Dr. Evina Steinova: “Early Medieval Thinking Machines”

    17th Nov 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    When we think of books, we tend to see them as repositories of texts that can be read, line by line and page by page. However, an important category of books from the early medieval Latin West do not have these basic properties. What was their purpose and why do we see their boom in...

  • Round Table: Tribute to Fernando del Paso

    10th Nov 2016 7:00:pm
    UBC Robson Square
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    Panellists: Adriana y Paulina Del Paso Alexander Dawson (SFU) Jon Beasley-Murray (UBC) Dan Russek (UVic) Caroliaa Navarrete (UBC) Moderator: Berenice Díaz Ceballos (In English and Spanish) RSVP: http://bit.ly/2dwcwZ4

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Gabriel Saldías

    8th Nov 2016 2:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Gabriel Saldías, “Utopía y postdictadura en la literatura chilena de ciencia ficción contemporánea”

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Macunaíma”

    4th Nov 2016 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, November 4 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm MACUNAIMA  (J. Pedro de Andrade, 1969) Stars: Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Graduate Student Forum

    28th Oct 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Our second graduate forum of the semester will consist of a presentation by Dr. André Lamontagne, who will address patterns in the recent literary production of French Canada, as well as the work of the five finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

  • Prof. Tania Van Hemelryck: “On ne naît pas auteure, on le devient…”

    25th Oct 2016 2:30:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    Prof. Tania Van Hemelryck of the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium will be giving a talk in French entitled “On ne naît pas auteure, on le devient… La genèse de l’auctorialité de Christine de Pizan” on Tuesday, October 25 at 2:30pm in BuTo 826 (Dept. of FHIS Conference Room). This talk is sponsored by:...

  • Oral Defence: Margherita Romengo

    24th Oct 2016 9:00:am
    Graduate Student Centre
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      “L’image éditoriale de Marguerite de Navarre au XVIe siècle ou la construction d’une figure d’auteure : conditions, modalités, enjeux” Abstract: This dissertation examines the portrayal of Marguerite de Navarre by book producers, such as printers, publishers, and editors, in the paratexts to sixteenth-century editions of her works. The term ‘image éditoriale’ is used in this...

  • FHIS Cineclub: “L’Ultima ruota del carro”

    21st Oct 2016 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, October 21 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm L’ULTIMA RUOTA DEL CARRO  (G. Veronesi, 2013) Stars: Elio Germano, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ricky Memphis With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Prof. Gary Ferguson: “Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome”

    21st Oct 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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    Prof. Gary Ferguson (University of Virginia) will be giving a talk entitled “Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe”. This talk is sponsored by: The Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies and the Dorothy Dallas Fund The Faculty of Graduate Studies The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and...

  • “L’italiano e la creatività: marchi e costumi, moda e design”

    19th Oct 2016 10:00:am
    Buchanan Penthouse
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    16th ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN THE WORLD “L’italiano e la creatività: marchi e costumi, moda e design” Italian Lecturer’s Day 10:00 What is the meaning of ‘design’? An introduction by Marco Pietrosante 11:30 A Conversation with Francesca Melandri 13:00 Coffee break 14:00 Workshop: Our idea of Italian design and creativity The students of Ital 401...

  • Hispanic Research Seminar – Jon Beasley-Murray

    18th Oct 2016 2:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Jon Beasley-Murray, “The Reinvention of Color: La cucaracha and Latin Affect”

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Coco avant Chanel”

    30th Sep 2016 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Friday, September 30 Buchanan Tower 799, 4:00pm COCO AVANT CHANEL  (Anne Fontaine, 2009) Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos With English subtitles! Open to all!

  • Graduate Forum

    30th Sep 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826


    The first monthly Graduate Forum will be held on Friday, September 30th at 3:00 pm in Room 826. This first meeting will be very practical, consisting of a highly informative presentation on scholarships and other funding opportunities. The Graduate Forum is a unique space where we can build a strong, supportive community of students in the department. It...

  • Talk by Juan Carlos González Alarcón

    27th Sep 2016 2:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799


    “Del Mio Cid a Yuumbek” Juan Carlos González Alarcón is a Mexican writer, of Guerrerense blood, born in Tixtla in the State of Guerrero, Mexico. He is the author of two novels, Yuum Bek and El viaje de resurrección. Alarcón will talk about the history of the Spanish language and literature as well as his...

  • Oral Defence: José Feliciano Lara Aguilar

    15th Sep 2016 9:00:am
    Graduate Student Centre
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    Room: 203 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road). Latecomers will not be admitted Las formas del duelo: memoria, utopía y visiones apocalípticas en las narrativas de la guerrilla mexicana (1979-2008) During the second half of the 20th Century, diverse social groups put the legacy of the Mexican Revolution proclaimed by the ruling Institutional...

  • Imagine Day

    6th Sep 2016 1:00:pm
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    The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies welcomes all new and returning students to the 2016-2017 academic year! FHIS will be at the Main Event on Imagine Day (Tuesday, September 6), from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. You will find us on Main Mall, outside the Belkin Art Gallery. Come and meet some of your professors...

  • Workshop: “Translation Theory and Practice: Instrumental vs. Hermeneutic Models”

    1st Apr 2016 9:00:am
    Green College, Coach House


    On Friday, April 1st, 2016 Lawrence Venuti (Temple University) will be holding a workshop for graduate students titled “Translation Theory and Practice: Instrumental vs. Hermeneutic Models”. The workshop will take place at the Peter Wall Institute (Seminar Room) from 9:00 to 11:00am, and will be closely related to Venuti’s lecture “Translation, Intertextuality, Interpretation” (5:00-6:30pm, April...

  • Conference: “Regional Identities on a Global Scale: Translation, Audiences, Reception

    31st Mar 2016 9:00:am
    Buchanan Penthouse


    This event brings together experts in a variety of disciplines (Literary Studies, Theatre, Film, Opera), professional translators, artists and publishers. Our objective is to highlight the role of translators as cross-cultural mediators, and to underline the power dynamics at play when regional representations circulate beyond national and linguistic boundaries. In the Italian context, from Pasolini’s...

  • Talk: Magdalena Coll

    30th Mar 2016 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Magdalena Coll (of the Uruguayan Academy of Letters) will discuss the influence of African and indigenous languages on linguistic identity in Uruguay.

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Un cuento chino”

    21st Mar 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Monday, March 21 Buchanan Tower 799, 3:00pm Open to all! In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari. Director: Sebastián Borensztein Writer: Sebastián Borensztein Stars: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa...

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Bon voyage”

    7th Mar 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    Monday, March 7 Buchanan Tower 799, 3:00pm Open to all! An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city. Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau Writers: Jean-Paul Rappeneau (scenario), Patrick Modiano (scenario) Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Virginie Ledoyen

  • FHIS Cineclub: “Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho”

    22nd Feb 2016 3:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799


    Monday, February 22 Buchanan Tower 799, 3:00pm Open to all! Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Director: Daniel Ribeiro Writer: Daniel Ribeiro (script) Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess...

  • Celebrating Rainer Maria Rilke

    2nd Dec 2015 12:00:pm
    Buchanan Penthouse


    Honouring 60 Years of Italian Studies in the Year of UBC’s 100th Anniversary, Professor Carlo Testa will give a talk on Rilke.

  • Panel Discussion: “After the Paris Attacks: What Must We Learn?”

    1st Dec 2015 12:30:pm
    Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues


    Prof. Sima Godfrey—Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies—Moderator Prof. Farid Laroussi— Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Prof. Max Cameron – Department of Political Science Prof. Derek Gregory– Department of Geography Prof. Alfred Hermida— School of Journalism What started out as simple protests against the government in Syria has expanded to civil war...

  • Sade: réflexions à chaud sur un bicentenaire encore tiède

    15th Oct 2015 4:00:pm
    FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799


    Table ronde: “Sade: réflexions à chaud sur un bicentenaire encore tiède” L’année 2014 marquait le bicentenaire de la mort du marquis de Sade, survenue le 2 décembre 1814, à l’asile de Charenton. À cette occasion, plusieurs expositions, publications, émissions spéciales, numéros de revue et colloques ont été consacré à cet auteur maudit dont l’œuvre était...