Department of French, Italian and Spanish
We are delighted to announce a new combined French course in Winter 2015, FREN 539.06 & 685.03, Histoire littéraire et pratiques littéraires des femmes au Québec. This course is designed to introduce students to the literary practices of women writers in Québec by analyzing a varied corpus as well as writings of women who were prominent, or going against the current, in their time. A cross-disciplinary approach will allow to cover the different perspectives at the issues discussed. The course will be taught by a visiting scholar, Marie Andrée Bergeron. Click here for additional information.
It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the collection of poetry, The Thin Red Line by Gemma Garcia- San Román. The poems of The Thin Red Line express the fragile human condition when one’s own personal beliefs collapse, an experience equated to what the author describes as “the uncertainty of walking over a thin layer of ice, not knowing if our steps will support us safely”. The book gives voice to a borderline experience that enabled the author to “visualize a negative world, a point of darkness that is like situating oneself on scaffolding, bordering the limits of the building where language and reality converge”. The poetry collection is available for consultation in the Spanish Centre. For more information please click here.
Students participating in the Alcalá de Henares Group Study Program will have a golden opportunity to be immersed in Spanish culture for six weeks. The courses are offered by the Franklin Institute, a division of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH), which is one of the oldest and top ranking universities in Spain. It is also known for being the birthplace of the prominent Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
This GSP in Spain will include language training, an internship and three tours to the most important cultural sites of the Spanish peninsula. UAH will place students at international corporations, universities, research, cultural and technology centres in the Madrid area. Learn more...
During the Spring Semester of 2015 students will have the opportunity to spend time in Tours (France). Participants will be immersed in a French milieu in order to enrich both their linguistic and cultural experience. Tours, in the heart of the Loire Valley, is surrounded by some of the most striking examples of French Renaissance architecture, including the famed Châteaux de la Loire. Students will take two courses; one language course in collaboration with the Universite François Rabelais, and another focused on the culture and literature of the French Renaissance. Click for more on the Tours GSP or contact Dr. Daniel Maher (firstname.lastname@example.org).