Welcome to Hispanic and Italian Studies
- Have you ever wanted to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu, the architectural wonders of Córdoba or Rome, the glamour of Buenos Aires or the canals of Venice?
- Have you ever thought of reading the great literature of Spain, Latin America or Italy?
- Are you attracted to the fields of education, social work, cultural exchange or diplomacy?
These are but some of the places and experiences that become accessible to you with a knowledge of Spanish and Italian language and culture.
Two cultures, one department
The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UVic is unique in Canada in its concentration on these two cultural disciplines and in the depth and breadth of expertise it offers in these two cultures.
The scholars in our department are of world-class standing and have specializations ranging from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to modern Peninsular Spanish and Latin American literature, theatre and cinema, and the mutual influence of Spanish and Italian culture in the Mediterranean area. The subjects of our courses and research ranges from Dante's Divine Comedy to the films of Almodóvar.