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New publication by Jennifer Nagtegaal titled “From Accidental Autobiography to Comics Activism”

Congratulations to Jennifer Nagtegaal, PhD student in Hispanic Studies, for her recent publication titled “From ‘Accidental’ Autobiography to Comics Activism: Tracing the Development of an Andalusian-Chinese Feminism in the Work of Comics Artist Quan Zhou”, which is published in the Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies (2020). Access the publication: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Gender-and-Sexuality-in-Comic-Book-Studies/Aldama/p/book/9780367209414 […]

From ‘Ego-Centered’ to ‘Eco-Centered’: Saving the Planet through Art, Literature, Bewilderment and Consciousness

Professor Daniela Boccassini shares about the role of art, literature and ‘bewilderment’ in raising our consciousness, in order to save the planet from destruction caused by ‘ego-centered’ worldviews. Her course, Romance Studies 420 (cross-listed with ITAL 404 and ITST 414), is open to students from all backgrounds who are interested in exploring alternative ‘eco-centered’ perspectives. […]

Italian Contest 2020: Between Word and Image

       UBC and SFU students of Italian Studies are invited to participate in a contest related to the theme of this year’s Week of the Italian Language in the World: “Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations and Comic Books.” Express what Italian language and culture mean to you in a creative way […]

Patricio Robles awarded the 2020 Affiliated Fellowship

Congratulations to Patricio Robles, PhD student in Hispanic Studies, for receiving the 2020 Affiliated Fellowship for his research project titled “Environmental Crisis at the Edges of the World: Portrayals of Nature in the Pampas and Patagonia.” The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time […]

Research Spotlight: War and Collective Forgetting

  Dr. Sima Godfrey investigates the relationship between war, pandemics, and the concept of ‘collective forgetting’ in French cultural memory, with regards to the Crimean War. View the full article  

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies is currently accepting applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. If interested, please contact one of our faculty members in order to confirm that they may become your potential UBC supervisor and provide a letter of support for you. The internal deadline to submit your application to […]

Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language

It’s rewarding to be bilingual! About English-speaking Canadians enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate program at UBC, with at least  50% of their courses and related activities in French, have an opportunity to receive a $3,000 bursary to perfect their bilingualism while studying in a field of interest. The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies […]

Welcome to newly hired FHIS faculty members

  The Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies extends a warm welcome to several new faculty members who will be joining our community this academic year.   Marie-Eve Bouchard Assistant Professor of French (Sociolinguistics)         Anne Salamon Assistant Professor of French (Romance Philology)         Antje Ziethen Assistant Professor […]

Farewell to Retiring FHIS Faculty Members

The Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies bids farewell to four longtime faculty members who have made a remarkable and lasting impact on the thousands of students they have educated, mentored, and inspired over the years. Here’s a look back at their accomplishments: Dr. Hervé Curat Since joining UBC in 1983, Dr. Hervé Curat […]

FHIS Statement of Support Against Racism

In light of the current anti-racist protests in reaction to police violence in Canada, the United States and across the globe, the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies stands in solidarity with all those who have suffered from violence for being part of a minority group or for belonging to a racialized community. As […]