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Study in Québec City Program: info sessions (Nov. 20 & 28)

You are invited to an information session on the UBC Global Seminar: Study in Québec City Program When:  Monday, November 20, 2017 Time:    4:00PM – 5:00PM Where:  Buchanan Tower, 7th Floor Lounge OR When:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Time:    2:30PM – 3:30PM Where:  Buchanan Tower, 7th Floor Lounge At the session you will learn about […]

Images of Movement: Migrants and Tourists

Anna Casas and Gaoheng Zhang Green College, UBC Tuesday, November 14, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow in the series Green College Leading Scholars: A Study of Movement – In Three Movements This panel will explore how photography and the mass media interpret the mobility and gender dynamics of tourists and migrants in Barcelona and […]

Reading Group | Literary Theory: On Violence (Fall-Winter schedule, 2017-2018)

Literary Theory | Reading Group (2017-18) Divine, Symbolic, Gender, Class, Political, Legal and Normative Violence in the 20th Century. The departmental Theory reading group is open to all, faculty and graduate students. When: Fridays, 1.00pm-2.00pm. Where: Room 826, 8th Floor Buchanan Tower. September: Georges Sorel, Selected Chapters, Reflexions on Violence (1905). October: Walter Benjamin, “Critique […]

Study in Italy program: info session (Nov. 6, 4pm)

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 course […]

New book: “Après Rimbaud. Essai sur sa postérité”, by Réjean Beaudoin

We are very pleased to announce the release of Après Rimbaud. Essai sur sa postérité, an essay by Réjean Beaudoin (Professor Emeritus, FHIS). From the publisher: “En immolant sa carrière poétique sur l’autel des marchandises coloniales, Rimbaud ne faisait pas que renoncer à son génie par une abdication fracassante et scandaleuse : il s’imposait à la […]

FHIS Research Seminar: Updated Schedule

The French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Research Seminar is pleased to announce an updated schedule for the semester.   More events may be added soon. If you would like to present in the Spring, please contact with or Fall, 2017 Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm FHIS Department Lounge, 7th Floor, Buchanan Tower Oct 11:         Book Launch, […]

The Ximena Osegueda Prize 2017

Congratulations to our graduate students Xana Menéndez Prendes, Michelle Levit and Vanessa Archambault who have been awarded the Ximena Osegueda Prize 2017. The Ximena Osegueda Prize is awarded every year to three graduate students, one in French Studies, one in Hispanic Studies and one in linguistics who have been selected for the best essay in […]

Study in Italy Program – Application deadline December 7, 2017

Study in Italy next summer and earn UBC credits ! ITAL 102, Study in Italy program, is an immersion/intensive course in spoken and written Italian. The course uses an integrated method that facilitates the development of communicative abilities without neglecting the study of grammatical structure. By the end of the course, students are expected to […]

UBC tandem Language Learning Program

Do you want to improve your French? Your Spanish? Your Italian? Your Portuguese? Or any other language? The UBC tandem Language Learning Program pairs you with someone at UBC who speaks the language you want to improve and who wants to get better at the language that you speak. No teaching experience is required – […]

Prof. Gloria Onyeoziri receives SSHRC grant to study utopian memory in African and Caribbean Literatures

Congratulations to French Professor Gloria Onyeoziri who was awarded a 3 year SSHRC Insight Grant for her project “Utopian Memory: remembering as utopianism in African and Caribbean francophone literatures”. For prof. Onyeoziri, utopian memory can be defined as evoking the need and practical possibility of a hitherto unimagined and better future through the representation of […]