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FHIS Learning Centre Opening and Schedule (Term 2)

The FHIS Learning Centre, a free service available to all students enrolled in FHIS courses, is now open for the semester! If you would like to know more about what we do, please visit this page or email us at To schedule an appointment or view our Drop-in offerings, go here: We look forward to […]

The Francophone Movie Club is back!

January 19 Les rois mongols, a movie by Luc Picard (Québec, 2017) January 26  Back to Burgundy, a movie by Cédric Klapisch (France, 2017) March 9 Iqaluit, a movie by Benoît Pilon (Québec, 2016) March 23 Vues d’Afrique  UBC Buchanan Block A; salle  A101 The Centre de la Francophonie de UBC is a joint venture of the Department of French, […]

Research Seminar, Spring 2018: Provisional Timetable

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 FRENCH, HISPANIC AND ITALIAN STUDIES RESEARCH SEMINAR Spring, 2018 Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm FHIS Department Lounge, 7th Floor, […]

Make Community Connections! Reading Week 2018 Projects for French, Hispanic, Italian Studies students

Looking for a break from the books this Reading Break? A 3-day project with an elementary school or non-profit organization can enable you to work in group settings, learn more about community issues, apply your academics in the real world, build lasting connections, and make a difference. Projects are from February 19th – 23rd, and […]

Tec de Monterrey Summer Programs – Information Session

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 […]

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 […]