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Department Research

Our faculty members are active in research areas as diverse as:

  • 20th century French and French Canadian novel and theatre
  • French, Quebec and German women writers
  • Translation studies & theory
  • Literary translation
  • Creative writing
  • German Women writers of the 17th century
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • 20th century peninsular Spanish culture with focus on theatre, poetry and film
  • Central American Literature
  • 17th century French literature with focus on theatre
  • Maghreb post-colonial literature and culture
  • Contemporary French and Latin American narrative
  • Postmodern and post-colonial literature and culture
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultural Studies

French Faculty Areas of Research Specialization

Dr. M.-D. Clarke: child narratives; 20th century women writers of France and Quebec; Quebec theatre and poetry; the theatre of Western Canada

Dr. H. da Silva: 20th century novels of France and Quebec; Women authors and gender studies; literature and philosophy of socio-political and intellectual revolutions of 20th Century France and Quebec, and 18th Century France; contemporary literary theory; cinema

Dr. M. Kramer: contemporary literary criticism; gender and queer studies; poetry and eroticism of the 19th and 20th centuries; literature and cinema of North Africa

Dr. S. Spriet: contemporary literary criticism; French theatre of the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries; mise-en-scène and theatrical staging; women’s studies

Dr. A.-M. Wheeler: translation studies; translation theory; literary theory; contemporary literary criticism; women writers; cinema

St. Thomas More College French Faculty

Dr. C. Soulodre: French linguistics, poetry and art, Western Canadian literature
Dr. M. Tobin: 20th Century French Catholic Novels.

German Faculty

Dr. Silke Falkner: German women writers of the seventeenth century; Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg; Emblem studies; Goethe; Günter Grass; Gabrielle Alioth; Medieval themes in contemporary literature; Gender theories.

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Julio Torres: Central American literature; testimonial literature; contemporary Peruvian narrative; Bryce Echenique; Creative Writing