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    • FHIS Cultural Club: Italy through Cooking

      21st Jun 2019 11:00:am
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      Friday, June 21 | 11:00-12:00pm FHIS Learning Centre (Buchanan Tower, Room 898) This week’s session will touch on one of the core cultural elements of Italian society through cooking, presented by Professor Elena Zampieri. A discussion will follow, moderated by Joseph Bouchard, FHIS Learning Centre Coordinator. RSVP: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etuXwWeJTm0QKhf ——— About the FHIS Cultural Club: The Cultural...

    • FHIS Cultural Club: Italy through Literature

      14th Jun 2019 11:00:am
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      Friday, June 14 | 11:00-12:00pm FHIS Learning Centre (Buchanan Tower, Room 898) This week’s session will touch on one of the core cultural elements of Italian society through literature, presented by Professor Elena Zampieri. A discussion will follow, moderated by Joseph Bouchard, FHIS Learning Centre Coordinator. RSVP: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etuXwWeJTm0QKhf ——— About the FHIS Cultural Club: The Cultural...

    • Assessment in Language Contexts: Workshop and Poster Session

      5th Jun 2019 1:30:pm
      AMS Student Nest
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      Wednesday, June 5 | 1:30-6:00pm Student Nest, Room 2314 6133 Student Union Blvd. Presented by: Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, Department of Asian Studies, and the Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies. Three UBC language departments have come together to design and carry out an interactive workshop on Assessment in Language Contexts, as part...

    • FHIS Spring Celebration

      5th Apr 2019 12:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      April 5, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm Buchanan Tower, Room 799 (1873 E Mall, UBC) Wrap up the end of the academic year with the FHIS community! Look forward to the: FHIS Undergraduate Forum — students will present posters of their FHIS-related projects and experiences Free tacos (of course!) Book sale (BuTo, Room 104-A)

    • FHIS Book Sale

      4th Apr 2019 10:00:am
      Buchanan Tower, Room 104
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      Thursday & Friday | April 4-5, 2019 10:00-4:00pm (both days) Buchanan Tower, Room 104-A (1873 E Mall, UBC) Explore classic and contemporary books, vinyl records and maps in the languages of French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English. All items are under $5! Expand your collection, or simply browse through the items and satisfy your curiosity.

    • Final Doctoral Examination: Camilo Castillo Rojas

      21st Mar 2019 12:30:pm
      Graduate Student Centre
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      The Final Oral Examination For the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Hispanic Studies) “Tres escrituras del yo: aproximaciones a las narrativas de Margarita García Robayo, PowerPaola y Andrés Felipe Solano” Thursday, March 21, 12:30pm Room 203, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road Latecomers will not be admitted. Abstract: This study establishes how three Colombian writers, Margarita...

    • Workshop: How to Prepare for an Academic Poster Session

      15th Mar 2019 3:30:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Friday, March 15, from 3:30-4:30pm FHIS Lounge (BuTo 799) This session will detail how to prepare for a poster session for academic purposes. The workshop is designed for graduate students, although undergraduate students are welcome to attend. Topics include: Abstract preparation Design UBC poster templates Finding a balance of text and image RSVP (required):

    • Film Screening of “V6A” by Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano

      8th Mar 2019 6:00:pm
      AMS Nest Performance Theatre
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      March 8, 2019 | 6:00-9:00 pm AMS Nest Performance Theatre (6133 University Blvd.) Free entrance | RSVP required: https://www.showpass.com/itasa-cinema-series-v6a/ Join the UBC Italian Student Association at a film screening of “V6A” by Italian filmmaker Ruggero Romano about the inhabitants of postal code V6A: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. After calling Vancouver his home since 2016 and witnessing the...

    • Apalabrarte

      4th Mar 2019 5:00:pm
      Buchanan Tower, Room 104
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      March 4, 2019 from 5:00-6:30pm Buchanan Tower, Room 104 SPANISH FOR COMMUNITY AND SPANISH 402 ADVANCED SPANISH III WITH SPANISH 207 GUESTS STUDENTS PRESENT: An experiential workshop to explore Spanish as a second language creatively through art-making and play in a safe, non judgmental and relaxed environment. Practice your oral and communication skills in Spanish,...

    • Info Session: FHIS Graduate Programs

      1st Mar 2019 12:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Friday, March 1, from 12:00-1:00pm FHIS Lounge (BuTo 799) Get an in-depth overview of the FHIS Graduate Programs. The following topics will be expanded on: MA and PhD programs in French or Hispanic Studies Financial aid Paid positions Curriculum and research Career outcomes Dr. Kim Beauchesne, Graduate Advisor, will be present to answer any questions....

    • Info Session: Study & Work in France

      27th Feb 2019 12:00:pm
      Room 1505, Life Building
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      Ever wanted to study or work in France? Join us for an information session offered by Campus France and learn about opportunities to study or work in France and explore its culture.

    • Escribir en el aire: Tang Poetry and the Visual Arts in Latin America

      25th Feb 2019 1:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      About the event: This talk explores the emergence of Tang poetry in Spanish and Portuguese. It suggests that the rudimentary knowledge of Chinese language fosters a form of poetry that engages with the spatial as well as the linguistic. In the form of “transliteration” and “transcreation,” the opacity of the Chinese script becomes a privileged...

    • Final Doctoral Examination: Upasana Thakkar

      7th Feb 2019 4:00:pm
      Graduate Student Centre
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      The Final Oral Examination For the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Hispanic Studies) “Reading Testimonio Today: Central American Literature from 1982 to The Present” Thursday, February 7, 4:00 pm Room 200, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road Latecomers will not be admitted. Abstract: This dissertation revives the testimonial reading strategy in Central American literature. Testimonio, a...

    • Public Talk: Jean-Paul Marat – Prophet of Terror

      6th Feb 2019 4:00:pm
      Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
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      Attend our public talk on Jean-Paul Marat — one of the leading political figures of the French Revolution. An exhibit and reception will follow. About the event: Prof. Keith Baker (Stanford University) will be joining us as honorary speaker to give a talk on Jean-Paul Marat: Prophet of Terror, in celebration of the French Revolution Collection that is...

    • Literacy Machines: Writing and Politics in Latin America

      29th Jan 2019 5:00:pm
      Green College, Coach House
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      Talk by Jonathan Beasley-Murray, Hispanic Studies Most discussions of the relationship between politics and writing touch on the concept of hegemony: the notion that power works by seeking consent through culture as much as it depends upon threats of force, implicit or otherwise. This notion is especially prevalent in discussions of Latin American literature and...

    • Teaching with Apps: T.A. Training Workshop

      17th Jan 2019 2:00:pm
      Buchanan Tower 997
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      Description: Student engagement in the language classroom is enhanced through responsible use of technology. In this interactive and hands-on workshop, Brianne Orr-Álvarez will showcase  how she uses technology in her own classrooms and will encourage workshop participants to convert a “regular” activity into a technology-enhanced one in the final 30-40 minutes of the session. Special...

    • Film Screening with Director: The Grossi Gang (La Banda Grossi)

      11th Jan 2019 7:00:pm
      AMS Nest Performance Theatre (6133 University Blvd.)
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      Join a free screening of The Grossi Gang – La Banda Grossi by Claudio Ripalti, who will be present at the event, himself. Free entry. Screened in Italian with English subtitles. Open to all UBC students, faculty and staff. Film description: Central Italy, 1860: a poor farmer by the name of Terenzio Grossi leads a...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: Roundtable on Conferences and Publishing

      9th Jan 2019 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      The aim of the roundtable, composed of FHIS faculty members, is to provide graduate students with concrete advice on: How to prepare a paper abstract What conferences to attend How, where, and what to publish Much more! A question-and-answer period will follow. We are pleased to invite you to the first session of the Research...

    • Extractivism in Panama: A New Challenge for Our Communities

      7th Jan 2019 4:00:pm
      Room 229, Geography Building (1984 West Mall, UBC)
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      Join guest speaker Jonathan González Quiel, activist and defender of environmental rights in the northern western part of Panama, as he provides a ten-year glance of the extractive model’s impact on Indigenous and Campesinos communities. The event is free and all are welcome. About the speaker: Jonathan González Quiel completed a bachelor’s degree in History...

    • Workshop: Developing Activities and Materials for Learning and Teaching Vocabulary in an Additional Language

      10th Dec 2018 2:00:pm
      Dodson Room, 3rd floor, Irving K. Learning Centre
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      The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate an understanding of and apply some of the principles for learning and teaching vocabulary in an additional language explained in the keynote lecture given by Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc. The workshop consists of a hands-on session, in which participants develop a series of vocabulary learning activities...

    • Public Lecture: Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Vocabulary in an Additional Language

      10th Dec 2018 1:00:pm
      Dodson Room, 3rd floor, Irving K. Learning Centre
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      Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc Department of Language & Literacy Education (LLED) Faculty of Education, UBC Lecture Description This lecture proposes a framework for understanding and supporting the development of vocabulary in an additional language. The target audience for this lecture consists of practicing or aspiring teachers of additional languages (e.g. English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin,...

    • Teach What You Love: Bachelor of Education Info Session

      30th Nov 2018 12:00:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      A strong language background can open doors. Change the future — become a teacher! Language teachers are in demand in BC schools and beyond. A UBC Bachelor of Education can be earned post-graduation in just 11 months and is highly regarded around the world. A wide range of languages are taught in BC school districts,...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: Book Launch – Dr. María Adelaida Escobar’s novel “Tiempo del sur”

      28th Nov 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Presenters: Dr. Raúl Álvarez Moreno, Dr. María Carbonetti and Dr. Brianne Orr-Álvarez AUTHOR: María Adelaida Escobar Trujillo is a Sessional Lecturer of Spanish at UBC. She has a PhD in Hispanic studies from McGill University, a Master in English Literature from Butler University. She is the co-founder of a non-for-profit organization (ODNS) promoting health and education...

    • Study Abroad: Info Session – Venice, Italy

      27th Nov 2018 1:00:pm
      UBC Life Building - Multipurpose Room
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      Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Venice, Italy this Summer 2019! Attend the information to learn more about eligibility, fees, housing, the application process, etc. Click here for more details.

    • Final Doctoral Examination: Monika Gudrun Berta Edinger

      27th Nov 2018 9:00:am
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      The Final Oral Examination for the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (French Studies) “Ironie et dissimulation dans la nouvelle et dans la comédie: Réflexions sur les oeuvres de Des Périers, Marguerite de Navarre, Molière et Mme de Lafayette” Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 9:00 am Room 826, Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall Please arrive 5...

    • Guacamole for Justice

      16th Nov 2018 4:30:pm
      NEST #2311
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        “Guacamole for Justice” is an interactive cooking class and discussion about the marginalization, isolation and exploitation often faced by Latin American migrant workers in BC and Canada. In addition to learning delicious recipes, you will learn how to think critically about where your produce comes from and learn more about the lives and experiences of the...

    • Study Abroad: Info Session – Quito, Ecuador

      7th Nov 2018 5:00:pm
      UBC Life Building - Multipurpose Room
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      Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Quito, Ecuador this Summer 2019! Attend the information to learn more about eligibility, fees, housing, the application process, etc. Click here for more details.

    • Study Abroad: Info Session – Quebec City, Canada

      2nd Nov 2018 12:30:pm
      UBC Life Building - Multipurpose Room
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      Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Quebec City, Canada this Summer 2019! Attend the information to learn more about eligibility, fees, housing, the application process, etc. Click here for more details.

    • Study Abroad: Info Session – Venice, Italy

      1st Nov 2018 1:00:pm
      UBC Life Building - Multipurpose Room
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      Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Venice, Italy this Summer 2019! Attend the information to learn more about eligibility, fees, housing, the application process, etc. Click here for more details.

    • Giving Feedback: an FHIS and CENES TA Training and Mentorship Program Workshop

      25th Oct 2018 2:00:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      One of the most challenging aspects of teaching is offering students effective feedback that they can then put to use– both “on the spot” in classroom settings and more well thought-out feedback on formal assessments. This workshop will provide some general parameters for giving feedback to students across the disciplines as well as offer some...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: The Emotions – A Non-Linear History

      24th Oct 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Presenter: Dr. Jo Labanyi (New York University) Dr. Jo Labanyi is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. She is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature, cinema and visual culture. She has also worked in gender studies, popular culture, and memory in relation with the Spanish Civil War. Notable...

    • Info Session: Study & Work in France

      23rd Oct 2018 12:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Ever wanted to study or work in France? Join us for an information session offered by Campus France and learn about opportunities to study or work in France and explore its culture.

    • Final Doctoral Examination: Olga Albarrán Caselles

      17th Oct 2018 4:00:pm
      Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
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      The Final Oral Examination For the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Hispanic Studies) “(Pro)Creation: New Discourses of Motherhood in Three Contemporary Women Writers” Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:00 pm Room 307, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), 6331 Crescent Road Latecomers will not be admitted. Abstract: This thesis investigates new discourses about reproduction in contemporary...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: Arriba & The Black Civil Rights Movement

      17th Oct 2018 2:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Presenter: Dr. Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego (University of Ottawa) Bio: Dr. Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego is Professor of Hispanic Literatures at UOttawa. Her research has focused predominantly on race and gender issues. She is the author of Entre mujeres. Política de la amistad y el deseo en la narrativa española contemporánea, and the editor of the collection of essays, Memoria colonial...

    • Italian Lettore’s Day: The Italian Language and Its Networks

      17th Oct 2018 11:00:am
      Buchanan Penthouse
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      Celebrating the 18th Week of the Italian Language in the World Prof.ssa Zampieri Elena, the Italian Government Lettore at UBC presents: “L’Italiano e la rete, le reti per l’italiano” Reflect on how the Net, new information technologies and social media are influencing Italian language as well as the way it can be learned and taught...

    • Study Abroad: Info Session – Quito, Ecuador

      15th Oct 2018 12:15:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Quito, Ecuador this Summer 2019! Attend the information to learn more about eligibility, fees, housing, the application process, etc. Click here for more details.

    • FHIS Research Seminar: The H(istoires) U(niverselles) 15 project – a few thoughts on digital humanities, media studies and philology

      10th Oct 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Presenter: Dr. Anne Salamon (Université Laval) Bio: Anne Salamon is associate professor at the Department of Literature, Theatre and Cinema of Laval University. She is a specialist of late medieval French language and literature. Her work focuses on philology and text editing. She edited the only treatise on The Nine Worthy Women, the Traictié des Neuf...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: Visualizing Fascism

      3rd Oct 2018 3:15:pm
      Buchanan Tower 997
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      Presenter: Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University) Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiatis Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University. The recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other fellowships, she’s an expert on fascism, authoritarianism, and propaganda. She writes frequently for the media on those topics and on Donald Trump. Her next book is Strongmen: How They Rise,...

    • Roundtable on the National Museum of Brazil

      28th Sep 2018 2:00:pm
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      Special guests join MOA and Nuno Porto, Curator of Africa and South America, for a roundtable conversation about the National Museum of Brazil—Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the recent fire that destroyed its 200-plus-year collections. As a central scientific institution of South America—and the world—the National Museum and its future is a global...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: Book Launch – Rodolfo Ortiz’s project “La Mariposa Mundial”

      26th Sep 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Presenters: Rodolfo Ortiz, Dr. Jon Beasley-Murray and Ricardo García Description: La Mariposa Mundial is a literary magazine devoted to recover, collect and disseminate literary and artistic works from the Andean region in connection with other literary traditions of the world. It started in La Paz-Bolivia in 1999 and, since then, has given voice to a group of...

    • Documentary Seminar: The Sense of Beauty – Art & Science at CERN

      24th Sep 2018 1:00:pm
      Buchanan Penthouse
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      The Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia invites you to a seminar for the documentary The Sense of Beauty: Art and Science at CERN (2017). Italian director Valerio Jalongo will discuss the inspiration behind his award-winning documentary. The Sense of Beauty is the story of an unprecedented experiment that involves scientists from throughout the world...

    • FHIS Research Seminar: Bibliography – Library Resources for Graduate Students

      19th Sep 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Presenters: Susan Atkey and Susan Patterson (UBC Librarians) Description: Review of Library Resources for Graduate Students. View the complete FHIS Research Seminar schedule for Winter 2018, Term 1.  

    • FHIS Reading Group | Slavoj Žižek

      27th Apr 2018 1:00:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Literary Theory | Reading Group (2017-18) Divine, Symbolic, Gender, Class, Political, Legal and Normative Violence in the 20th Century. Today’s reading: Slavoj Žižek, “Divine Violence,” Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (2008) The departmental Theory reading group is open to all, faculty and graduate students.

    • Go Global Information Session – Exchange to Europe

      17th Apr 2018 4:00:pm
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      Would you like to study abroad? Are you interested to know more about UBC’s partner institutions in Europe and the different program and courses they offer? Join us for an info session to learn about the Go Global application process and funding opportunities to study in France, Spain, or Italy next year. Tuesday April 17 4:00pm – 5:00pm UBC Life Building Room 1203...

    • FHIS 2018 End-of-Term Luncheon

      13th Apr 2018 12:30:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 12:30pm

    • Graduate Student Symposium

      13th Apr 2018 9:15:am
      Buchanan Penthouse
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      Fourth annual FHIS Graduate Student Symposium: with posters, presentations, and videos of research from MA and PhD students. More details: http://blogs.ubc.ca/fhisresearch/graduate-student-symposium/

    • Portuguese Courses End of Year Celebration

      6th Apr 2018 4:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Portuguese Celebration

    • FHIS Reading Group | Judith Butler

      6th Apr 2018 1:00:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Literary Theory | Reading Group (2017-18) Divine, Symbolic, Gender, Class, Political, Legal and Normative Violence in the 20th Century. Today’s reading: Judith Butler, “Violence, Mourning, Politics,” Precarious Life (2004). The departmental Theory reading group is open to all, faculty and graduate students.

    • Anna Casas, “Masculinities and Self-Writing after Franco”

      4th Apr 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    • “From Starbucks to Bolaño”: A Graduate Student Showcase

      28th Mar 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      *Nayid Contreras, “Exploring Starbucks’ Influence on the Small-Coffee Farmers of Nariño in Colombia” *Juan Hernández, “Literature in the Time of Hyperobjects: Mining and Writing in Peripheral Latin America” *Xana Menéndez, “Dalí News: el periódico vanguardista y el discurso político oculto” *Fabricio Tocco, “Cuerpos femeninos como excedentes productivos en la frontero mexicana-estados unidos” In collaboration with...

    • Movie night: “Amoura : être femme et Camerounaise”

      23rd Mar 2018 7:00:pm
      Auditorium Buchanan A-101
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      Author Wanda Jemly was born in Cameroon where she spent the first 16 years of her life before moving to Switzerland, then later to Canada. Recently, she receives terrible news: one of her close acquaintances aged 24 has just died in Douala under unexplained circumstances. Wanda receives the news as an electroshock and realizes that...

    • Conférence de Monsieur Philippe Sutter, Consul de France à Vancouver.

      19th Mar 2018 5:00:pm
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      Buchanan Penthouse (Block B), 17 :00. La présentation sera suivie d’une discussion et d’une réception.

    • Eugene Sheppard: “Refracting the Future Through the Past “

      15th Mar 2018 3:00:pm
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      Eugene Sheppard (Brandeis University): “Refracting the Future Through the Past. The Third Reich and the Medieval Expulsion of the Jews from Spain” March 15, 2018, 3:00-4:30PM Buchanan Tower 1197 Professor Sheppard will explore how German and German Jewish writers, intellectuals, and scholars during the Third Reich became fascinated with the Spanish inquisition, and used the...

    • David Meren: “Du Général au particulier: La race dans le triangle Canada-Québec-France, 1945 à 1970”,

      14th Mar 2018 4:00:pm
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      “Du Général au particulier: La race dans le triangle Canada-Québec-France, 1945 à 1970”, une conférence de David Meren (Département d’histoire de l’Université de Montréal). Buchanan Tower A 104, 16 :00   David Meren est professeur agrégé et enseigne l’histoire internationale canadienne et québécoise à l’Université de Montréal depuis 2011. Il est l’auteur de With Friends Like...

    • Bill Winder, “Insignificant Things Computers can do with Language and Literature”

      14th Mar 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      The French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Research Seminar presents… Bill Winder (FHIS), “Insignificant Things Computers can do with Language and Literature” We are standing on the damp insignificant inroads into our otherwise computer-proof university departments: not the most advanced applications that make the news, such as the android Sophia, AlphaGo, or Watson the Jeopardy whiz,...

    • Movie Night: Iqaluit

      9th Mar 2018 7:00:pm
      Auditorium Buchanan A-101
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      Le Centre de la francophonie de UBC présente: IQALUIT Un film de Benoît Pilon (Québec, 2016) Iqaluit nous est présenté comme un regard humaniste et poignant sur les relations à distance et l’ouverture à un monde inconnu, auquel on se retrouve beaucoup plus lié qu’on ne l’aurait cru. Carmen, la femme d’un contremaître de chantier du Grand nord, se rend à Iqaluit au chevet de Gilles, son mari qui a été gravement blessé dans des circonstances qui restent inexpliquées

    • Kim Beauchesne: “Bridging Transatlantic and Transpacific Studies: Spanish, Japanese, and Nahua Narratives about the Keichō Embassy (1613-20)”

      9th Mar 2018 2:00:pm
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      EARLY MODERN RESEARCH CLUSTER @ UBC Buchanan Tower, room 1197   It is not unusual in academia today to observe a gap between transatlantic and transpacific studies. The aim of my paper is precisely to contribute to filling this gap by analyzing narratives told from different perspectives about the Keichō Embassy—a diplomatic mission headed by the Japanese...

    • FHIS Reading Group | Giorgio Agamben

      9th Mar 2018 1:00:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Literary Theory | Reading Group (2017-18) Divine, Symbolic, Gender, Class, Political, Legal and Normative Violence in the 20th Century. Today’s reading: Giorgio Agamben, “Force-of Law” and “Auctoritas and Potestas,” State of Exception (2003) The departmental Theory reading group is open to all, faculty and graduate students.

    • Aine O’Healy (Loyola Marymount University) “Mobilities and Interceptions in the Central Mediterranean, 2011-2017”

      8th Mar 2018 3:30:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Joining the debate on the media’s imputed spectacularization of the border zone between North Africa and Europe, this presentation focuses on the politics of audiovisual representation vis-à-vis contemporary mobilities in the Strait of Sicily, which tens of thousands of irregular migrants and refugees cross each year and an increasingly militarized apparatus attempts to intercept them....

    • Proud Moments: ePortfolio Workshop

      8th Mar 2018 12:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      The ePortfolio is a tool used to showcase specific aspects of one’s career progress, development, and approach to certain professional situations. “Proud moments” introduces workshop participants to the concept of ePortfolios and gets them thinking about aspects of their teaching that have helped them to express why they teach, to define “who they are” as...

    • From Maternity to Madness: A Graduate Student Showcase

      7th Mar 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      The French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Research Seminar presents. From Maternity to Madness: A Graduate Student Showcase * Olga Albarrán, “Pro-creación: Discursos de la maternidad en la literatura hispánica contemporánea” * Ricardo García, “Towards a definition of the Mexican Postnorthern Condition in Carlos Velázquez’s La Biblia Vaquera” * Camilo Monje, “El café literario: símbolo de...

    • Utopian Memory in Postcolonial African and Caribbean Fiction

      1st Mar 2018 8:30:am
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      During this workshop graduate research assistants as well as Dr. Onyeoziri and Dr. Miller will address the notion of utopian memory in African and Caribbean literature.

    • Juliet O’Brien: “The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together”

      28th Feb 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    • FHIS Reading Group | Pierre Bourdieu

      16th Feb 2018 1:00:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Literary Theory | Reading Group (2017-18) Divine, Symbolic, Gender, Class, Political, Legal and Normative Violence in the 20th Century. Today’s reading: Pierre Bourdieu, “A Magnified Image” the first chapter of Masculine Domination (1998). The departmental Theory reading group is open to all, faculty and graduate students.

    • Maria Carbonetti: “Spanish for Community as a Model of Community Engaged Learning”

      14th Feb 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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    • Dr. Donna Gabaccia: “Where are the Nations of Immigrants?”

      13th Feb 2018 5:00:pm
      Green College, Coach House
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      Even while the United States, along with many European states, remains embroiled in negative debates about the importance and role of immigration for their societies and economies, many Americans continue to celebrate the USA as a model “nation of immigrants.”The national mythology of the American “nation of immigrants” is no simple product of demography. Few...

    • Dr. Donna Gabaccia: “From Immigration History to Mobility Studies”

      13th Feb 2018 12:15:pm
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      Location: CK Choi Building, Rm. 120 Once concentrated almost exclusively in North American departments of Sociology and History as the study of “immigration,” the production of knowledge about mobile people has over the past three decades both widened – spatially, temporally, and conceptually– and found new institutional homes across university disciplines. In her presentation, Donna...

    • Valerie McGuire ( U of Cal, Berkeley and Chabot College), “Belonging in the Archipelago: Mapping Italian Empire through Mediterranean Mobilities”

      8th Feb 2018 3:30:pm
      FHIS Conference Room, Buchanan Tower 826
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      Recent studies of Italian imperialism have emphasized the discursive link between Italy’s experiences of emigration and the nation’s overseas colonial expansion. Nevertheless, the current state-of-the-field still relies on an intrinsically static framework while emphasizing colonial resettlement – a new home for the “nation” in North and East Africa — as the end goal of Italian...

    • Gloria Onyeoziri-Miller: “Is Utopia a Dream or a Memory?”

      7th Feb 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Ernst Bloch argued that when people remember their past critically, they discover the urgency of a radically different future. This paper will use this framework to explain Léonora Miano’s critique of forgetting in her 2009 novel Aubes écarlates. Miano’s historicist fiction theorizes forgetting as the central problem of Africa’s present. Her image of the Sankofa...

    • Jon Beasley-Murray: “Borges and Habit”

      31st Jan 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      The Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges was very much a creature of habit, conservative and often predictable. And yet his stories are full of surprises, portraying a world uncannily at just one remove from our own. This talk considers the play between repetition and difference, familiarity and strangeness, that haunts Borges’s fiction. It addresses the...

    • Movie night: Retour en Bourgogne (ce qui noue lie)

      26th Jan 2018 7:00:pm
      Auditorium Buchanan A-101
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      Le Centre de la francophonie de UBC présente : RETOUR EN BOURGOGNE (CE QUI NOUS LIE) Un film de Cédric Klapisch (France, 2017)   Il y a dix ans que Jean a quitté sa Bourgogne natale pour faire le tour du monde et fonder une famille en Australie. En froid avec son amoureuse, il est de...

    • 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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    • Movie night: Les Rois Mongols

      19th Jan 2018 7:00:pm
      Auditorium Buchanan A-101
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      Le Centre de la francophonie de UBC présente : LES ROIS MONGOLS Un film de Luc Picard (Québec, 2017) Montréal, octobre 1970. Quand Manon, 12 ans, apprend que son frère et elle seront bientôt placés en famille d’accueil, elle décide de ne pas se laisser faire. Inspirée par les actes terroristes du mouvement révolutionnaire du FLQ,...

    • 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)

    • UBC Teacher Education Program: Information Session

      16th Jan 2018 12:30:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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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 11 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...

    • “Après Rimbaud”: Table-Ronde & Lancement

      11th Jan 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      Avec la participation de Réjean Beaudoin André Lamontagne Sima Godfrey Joël Castonguay-Bélanger

    • Tec de Monterrey Summer Programs – Information Session

      11th Jan 2018 12:00:pm
      International House
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      Tec de Monterrey, Mexico Spanish Language and Mexican Culture Summer Programs (4 or 5 weeks, May – July, 2018) *** An information Session will be held on Thursday, January 11th, 12-2pm @ International House, 1783 West Mall *** Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Mexico while earning credits towards your UBC degree. Application...

    • Book launch: The International Day of the Dead

      10th Jan 2018 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      With the author: Ari de la Mora And the publisher: Jérôme Baco And discussants.

    • Talk: Abril Trigo (Ohio State University) ****CANCELLED***

      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...

    • Final Doctoral Examination: Jorge Izquierdo

      6th Dec 2017 1:00:pm
      Graduate Student Centre
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      “La Experiencia Colectiva Del Universalismo Constructivo – The Collective Experience of Universal Constructivism” Wednesday 6, 2017 1:00pm Room: 203 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road). Latecomers will not be admitted Abstract: This thesis deals with aspects of constructivist art in Uruguay during the nineteen thirties and forties that have been largely relegated and...

    • “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.

    • Book Launch, “Las afecciones de la carta”

      29th Nov 2017 3:00:pm
      FHIS Lounge, Buchanan Tower 799
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      “Here, then, is an impeccable study of two little-known chapters in the history of women’s writing in Chile. This is a book that will be of interest for colonial historiography, for feminism, for studies of subjectivity and, no doubt, for the recovery of Chile’s epistolary tradition. This is the debut of a true researcher.” With...

    • 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, “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

      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...