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André Lamontagne awarded honorary title of “Knight” by France’s Ministry of Education

    Dr. André Lamontagne, Professor of French at UBC, was awarded the honorary title of Chevalier (Knight) in L’ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of Academic Palms), a prestigious award granted by the Ministry of Education of the French Republic. Established in 1808 by Emperor Napoléon I and expanded in 1955 to include foreign academics, […]

Digital Humanities Conference: Call for Proposals

Join us October 29-31, 2020 at UBC-Vancouver for a conference about Digital Humanities co-sponsored by the new Public Humanities Hub at UBC-Vancouver, the Faculty of Arts, and University of Exeter’s Digital Humanities Lab. The conference theme is “Collaboration.” Collaborations of one kind or another are at the heart of most DH projects: collaborations between researchers, […]

Publication of “Exchanges and Parallels Between Italy and East Asia” edited by Gaoheng Zhang and Mario Mignone

This collection of essays is the first English-language study to present the latest research on Italy’s cultural relationships with China and Japan across the centuries. It explores topics ranging from travel writing to creative arts, from translation to religious accommodation, and from Cold War politics to Chinese American cuisine. The volume draws on the expertise […]

Why Major or Minor in Latin American Studies?

Contents: How can Latin American Studies expand your horizons? What career options are out there? What can you expect from the Latin American Studies program? How do you declare a Major or Minor? How can Latin American Studies expand your horizons? The Latin American Studies (LAS) program is an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding […]

Why Minor in Italian?

Contents: How can Italian Studies expand your horizons? What career options are out there? What can you expect from the Italian program? How do you declare a Minor? How can Italian Studies expand your horizons? Italy is a world leader in fields such as fashion, graphic design, interior design and the culinary arts. Italy is […]

Why Major or Minor in Spanish?

Contents: How can Hispanic Studies expand your horizons? What career options are out there? What can you expect from the Spanish program? How do you declare a Major or Minor? How can Hispanic Studies expand your horizons? Become a truly global citizen by joining a community of 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Designed to be […]

Why Major or Minor in French?

Contents: How can French Studies expand your horizons? What career options are out there? What can you expect from the French program? How do you declare a Major, Minor, or Honours? How can French Studies expand your horizons? French is one of Canada’s two official languages and, after English, the second most widely learned foreign […]

Recently Defended Theses

Date range: August 2019 – January 2020 MA in French Studies Christie, Juliette Hélène, Pensées sur l’interprétation de la peinture — On the interpretation of painting: an analysis of the thought of Denis Diderot (2020) PhD in French Studies Marpeau, Anne-Claire, Emma entre les lignes: réceptions, lecteurs et lectrices de Madame Bovary de Flaubert (2019) Turgeon-Solis, Marilyse, Construction et […]

Interested in Becoming a French Teacher? Consider the BEd Program

A representative of UBC’s French Education program explains what to expect in the BEd program, and why FHIS graduates are a particularly great fit. Who should consider teaching French? If you have a BA in French, your educational background in French language and literacy makes you an ideal candidate for becoming a French teacher. Teaching […]

Magali Blanc: ‘Construction of the Self’ in Contemporary French Literature

Magali Blanc — PhD Student in French Studies