Spanish

A four-year doctorate for the dedicated scholar

The Spanish language is widespread and rapidly gaining recognition as a language of international business. The objective of this program is to provide advanced training in the literatures and cultures of Spain and Latin America, as well as in Hispanic linguistics, benefiting from the theoretical and comparative research interests of the professors of the department.

This program includes opportunities for investigations alongside celebrated scholars and professors from diverse academic backgrounds. The Department participates in a collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. 

The professors’ areas of expertise, publications, and current research cover a variety of topics such as:

  • Memory, nation and identities in literary and cultural productions

  • Intellectual and cultural history of the Spanish transition to democracy

  • Transculturation and cultural blending in Latin America

  • Melodrama and postmodernity in cinema

  • Bilingualism and language acquisition

  • Teaching of Spanish

  • Marginalization and marginal individuals in Spanish Medieval and Golden Age literature

  • Diasporic communities and identities in the modern era

  • Historic memory shared between Spaniards and Afro-Americans

  • Gender studies and Hispanic LGTBQ

Learn more: Doctorate in Philosophy Spanish < uOttawa

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