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Nathalie Gettliffe: Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics

PhD - French Studies (2006)

Javier Alvarez-Jaimes: Assistant Professor, Spanish

PhD - Hispanic Studies (2016)

Caitlin Midgley and Mirta Roncagalli receive the Ximena Osegueda Prize 2019

Congratulations to our Ximena Osegueda Prize winners for best essay in a graduate seminar: Best graduate essay in French Studies: Caitlin Midgley “L’innocence de Mordret et Mordred” Best graduate essay in Hispanic Studies: Mirta Roncagalli “La evolución de la libertad kentiana entre espacio y escritura en Cuatro años en París”

Spanish for Community: Virtual Community Engaged Learning

During these difficult times of the pandemic, Spanish for Community remains focused on its purpose: to expand students’ linguistic skills and cultural understanding by engaging in meaningful community projects for the local and global Spanish speaking community. Did you know that Spanish for Community is working remotely with communities in Colombia and Peru? If you […]

Five FHIS Faculty Awarded the Hampton New Faculty Grant

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) is pleased to announce that five of its faculty members have been awarded the Hampton Fund New Faculty Grant for their respective projects. Marie-Eve Bouchard: Language, Identities, and Ideologies Among French-Speaking Immigrants in Canada Elizabeth Lagresa-González: Gender, Genre & Economic Transactions in Spanish Literature Anne Salamon: […]

Message from the Acting Department Head

November 2019 Welcome to the Fall 2020 Newsletter of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. This fall has been unlike any other. This daunting historical moment, though, should not prevent us from either saluting the important additions or honouring the sad farewells that took place in the summer. Hellos and goodbyes The Department […]

Graduate Student Association 2020-2021

The FHIS Graduate Student Association (FHIS-GSA) aims to improve the overall experience of graduate students at the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Its purpose is to represent graduate students’ views and concerns when establishing administrative, academic and social agendas, as well as to provide mentorship for incoming students. Mission To help foster and […]

Recently Defended Theses

Date range: January 2020 – November 2020 MA in Hispanic Studies HOUSTON, Kathryn, Several sides to the story: representation and reading, movement and space, and female coalition in Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper(2020) MITTAL, Charu, Subaltern Resistance in Ciro Alegría’s El mundo es ancho y ajeno and Mahasweta Devi’s Chotti Munda and his Arrow: a comparative […]

Virtual Koerner’s: Persistence in the Times of Pandemic

Jon Beasley-Murray, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Ricardo García, PhD Student in Hispanic Studies, describe the importance of discussion and idea-sharing during the Pandemic—even if it means moving from the physical to the virtual. Preserving the “in-between spaces” for thinking and critique Virtual Koerner’s is an online meeting place and discussion group that arose during […]

Open Access Videos for Latin American Studies

Jon Beasley-Murray, Associate Professor of Spanish, describes his vision behind the open access videos for “LAST100: Introduction to Latin American Studies,” including topics that are covered, the necessity of questioning representation, and the importance of Latin America as a region of study. Open access videos I have been making a series of videos for “LAST100: […]