UBC French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies (FHIS) is a leader in transformative research that explores Romance languages, literatures, and cultures — from literary and cultural studies, to linguistics and second language acquisition.
Our nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty are a diverse and committed group of specialists whose areas of expertise include post-colonial studies, race, gender and sexuality, environmental studies, migration and mobility, economic criticism, philology, visual culture, transatlantic and transpacific studies, digital humanities, and more.
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.
Research Spotlight: Bilingualism and Literature in Franco’s Spain
Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar studies the connections between gender and nationalism in modern Spanish and Catalan literature.
Research Spotlight: Bridging Transatlantic & Transpacific Studies
Dr. Kim Beauchesne offers a decentered perspective on the cultural contacts between Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
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