We offer graduate students an intimate and collegial environment that fosters a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to French and francophone studies. Students can focus on a variety of specializations such as sociolinguistics or Caribbean literatures, Acadian French or French-based creoles, Québécois literature (including New France) and contemporary French fiction, among other topics.
Being situated in Ottawa offers students easy access to a number of bilingual institutions (including the NAC) from government departments on through to headquarters of a number of key organizations and businesses. Many career opportunities are just down the road.
Fields of Specialization
Faculty Research Highlights
- Medieval to contemporary literature (French, New France & Québec, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East)
- Postcolonial, globalization and transnational theory literature
- Translation studies & literature
- Sociolinguistics, Creolistics, French of the Americas
- History of the French language