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New book: Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas, edited by Kim Beauchesne and Alessandra Santos

We are excited to announce the release of Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas, edited by Kim Beauchesne (Associate Professor, FHIS) and Alessandra Santos (Assistant Professor, FHIS). This book offers an innovative examination of the utopian impulse through performance as a proposition of practical engagement in the contemporary Americas. The volume compiles unique multidisciplinary and exploratory texts, applying […]

Congratulations to FHIS’s newest doctoral scholarship recipients

We are very pleased to announce that two of our students were awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to pursue their graduate studies. Karen O’Regan was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship for her research project entitled Writing Community in Contemporary Hispanic Canadian Literature. Ross Swanson was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship […]

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr. Arianna Dagnino

Dr. Arianna Dagnino has been awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for the years 2017-2019 at the University of Ottawa’s School of Translation under the supervision of Professor Rainier Grutman. Her research project is entitled: “Self-translating (romance) languages in a transcultural mode: a global perspective”. Arianna Dagnino holds an M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures  […]

SSHRC – Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program Awarded to Nayid Contreras

We are glad to announce that Nayid Contreras, MA student in Hispanic Studies, has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program. Nayid Contreras’s research project is entitled: “LGBT in Contemporary Colombia Literature”. Congratulations!

Graduate Student Symposium 2017

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 […]

“Global Routes: China, Italy, Toronto”, an intercultural exhibition presented at UBC Robson Square (March 17-April 14)

This exhibition proposes multiple routes through which we invite you to experience the richness of Italian-Chinese relations, the longest-standing intercultural communication between Europe and China on written record. We also bring this experience home — how does Chinese-Italian communication thrive in the Greater Toronto Area? We invite you to leave your comments and photographs of […]

New book: “Sade: A Biographical Essay”, by Laurence L. Bongie, now available in French

A little less then twenty years after its first publication, Sade: A Biographical Essay, by Laurence L. Bongie, professor emeritus of French at UBC, is finally available in French. We owe the translation of this important essay on the “divin Marquis” to Alan MacDonell (with the collaboration of Armelle St-Martin). Sade himself has often been […]

New book: Comprehending and Speaking about Motion in L2 Spanish. A Case of Implicit Learning in Anglophones, by Samuel A. Navarro Ortega

We are delighted announce the release of Comprehending and Speaking about Motion in L2 Spanish. A Case of Implicit Learning in Anglophones, by Samuel A. Navarro Ortega (Assistant Professor, FHIS). This book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, presents a novel analysis of the learning of motion event descriptions by Anglophone students of Spanish. The author examines cross-linguistic differences between […]

New book: Fricciones, by Gabriel Saldías Rossel

We are very pleased to announce the release of Fricciones, a collection of short stories by Gabriel Saldías Rossel (postdoctoral fellow, FHIS). As its title suggests, the stories evolve around the idea of uncomfortable contact. Written with a caustic prose filled with black humor, irony and detachment, the nightmarish scenarios presented in these short stories joyfully play with […]

Spanish for Community event at South Granville Senior Center

On January 25th, a group of UBC students, instructors and seniors from Latin America came together at the South Granville Senior Center to practice Spanish conversation, share experiences, and learn from each other. This event was organized by Maria Carbonetti as part of an intergenerational project on oral history and memory in the courses SPAN206 and […]