Department Research

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

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

French Faculty Areas of Research Specialization

  • Dr. R. Chareyron: gender and sexuality in French cinema; the representation of disability in French cinema; the representation of youth in contemporary French and Francophone cinema; film genre
  • 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. 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. H. Biahé ManfouoTranslation studies; Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Pragmatics; Language Policy; Postcolianism, Literary Heteroglosia
  • Dr. Tania Duclos: Romans français du 19e siècle (Balzac, Sand, Gautier);Intertextualité et intratextualité; Représentations de la femme de lettres; Projet Balzac et le monde anglophone 

Spanish Faculty

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