MA Hispanic Studies


Faculty and Research


Founded in a variety of theoretical perspectives, faculty members conduct research on a broad range of topics related to Hispanic Studies, and regularly publish in respected North American, Spanish and Spanish-American journals; many are funded by major Canadian or Québec agencies. Areas of interest include exile and utopia, early 20th-century avant-garde literature, relationship between orality and literary history in Spanish America, colonial studies, Latino-Canadian literature, translation and comparative literature, national identity in Spain and Spanish America, theatre, icons, images and other popular media and visual representation; interdisciplinary approaches to Spanish literature and culture, feminist theories, gender issues, canon formation, short narrative, contemporary Spanish-American indigenous literature, transatlantic studies, pedagogy, Applied Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics.

Graduate Faculty

Bradley Nelson, Associate Professor and Chair — Spanish Golden Age theatre and prose; colonial discourse; semiotics; psychoanalytic and Marxist theory.

Catherine Vallejo, Professor — nineteenth-century Spanish-American literature, especially women's issues; Spanish-American short story; Caribbean women's presence at world exhibitions.

Goretti Ramírez, Associate Professor — poetry and intellectual history of twentieth-century Spain; Republican exile; María Zambrano.

Hugh Hazelton, Associate Professor (Retired) — Latin-American writers in Canada; avant-garde literary movements in modern Latin-American poetry; translation.

José Antonio Giménez Micó, Associate Professor — Latin-American cultural and literary studies; comparative literature; interpretation theory; argumentation theory; discourse analysis.

Lady Rojas Benavente, Associate Professor — women's studies; poetry; drama; narrative; Latin- American literature and contemporary education.

Luis Ochoa, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator — teaching Spanish as a foreign language; language acquisition.

Miriam Díaz, Assistant Professor — the acquisition of the sound systems of second (L2) and third (L3) languages; the interrelation between L2 speech perception and production; development of L1, L2 and L3 phonetic categorization; cross-linguistic speech perception and production; multilingualism and phonetics in general.

Roberto Viereck Salinas, Assistant Professor — colonial discourse: writing, orality and translation; Contemporary Indigenous Latin-American Poetry; Translation as an Aesthetic in Latin-American Literature.


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