Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight: Bilingualism and Literature in Franco’s Spain

  After growing up in a bilingual household in Barcelona, Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar studies the connections between gender and nationalism in modern Spanish and Catalan literature. View the full article  

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  

Liza Bolen: Storytelling Through the 5 Senses

Liza Bolen — PhD Student in French Studies

Jennifer Nagtegaal: Drawing, Comics & Animation in Hispanic Visual Culture

Jennifer Nagtegaal — PhD Student in Hispanic Studies

Research Spotlight: Modes of Resistance in Dominican Literature

Dr. Ramón Antonio Victoriano, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at UBC, explores the representation of “blackness” and different modes of resistance in Dominican literature. Research My research project is titled Blood, Blacks and Books: Dominican Culture under Balaguer, 1966-1978. I would like to explore the representation of “blackness” that emerges in the literary production of […]

Research Spotlight: Gender, Genre & Economic Transactions in Literature

Dr. Elizabeth Lagresa-González, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at UBC, investigates the intersection between gender, genre, and cross-cultural transactions in literature.   My research examines what Mary Louis Pratt calls contact zones: “spaces where disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination.”[1] Early modern literature […]

Research Spotlight: The Evolution of a “Poetics of Ruins”

Dr. Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire, Assistant Professor of French Studies at UBC, tracks the evolution of a “poetics of ruins” in French and Québécois literature — and what they say about a growing sense of worry in our societies. Research We are living in times of worry. National narratives in Europe and North America are being shaken […]

Research Spotlight: Post-Nationalism in Mexican and Central American Narrative Fiction

Dr. Tamara Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at UBC, examines how globalization is leveraged by Latin American thinkers and artists to critique and shape world relations. Research My research focuses on Mexican and Central American narrative fiction in the age of neoliberal globalization. The central question my work addresses is how “national literatures” (Mexican […]