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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 […]

FHIS Learning Centre is now open!

The FHIS Learning Centre, located in Buchanan Tower 898, is now open for the academic year. The FHIS Learning Centre is a free service available for students of all levels and languages of the FHIS curriculum (French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish). We offer student-centered conversation practice, tutoring (i.e. grammar and vocabulary questions), and help with […]

Oral Defence: Sara Barnard

“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 […]

New Book: “The Holy Mountain”, by Alessandra Santos

Congratulations to our colleague Alessandra Santos on the publication of her new book The Holy Mountain, a short study of the 1973 Mexican film directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Here’s a brief description of the volume: While Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo inaugurate the midnight movie phenomenon, its success spawned The Holy Mountain. The film production was aided by the intervention of […]

Language assistant program in Valencia- Spain

The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa has announced openings for U.S. and Canadian Language and Culture Assistants in the region of Valencia (Spain) for the school year 2017-2018. The language and culture assistant program is an initiative of the Spanish Ministry of Education. The program is primarily devoted to foreign students […]

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!