The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures participates in the following research lines of the Doctorate Programme in Territory, Heritage and Culture.
The line in research in Applied Languages provides advanced training on specific areas of language learning and use in bi- and multilingual contexts and from different scientific and professional perspectives such as linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, education, translation/interpretation and ICT.
English Philology and Linguistics
The line of research in English Philology and Linguistics offers the students the necessary training for academic research on English language, English literature and English cultures, as well as elements related with both linguistics and technology.
See specific description for each sub-line.
- French and Francophone Literature. It focuses on research on literatures in French, literary movements, authors, works; it explores the relationship between context and readership and examines the ethic and aesthetic values of the literary act.
- Comparative French Literature and Francophone Literatures. It consists of the analysis of the relationships between francophone literatures with Catalan and/or Spanish literature. It is configured around a transnational and intercultural perspective. It also refers to the relationships between literature and critical thinking, or between literature and other artistic manifestations.
- Culture and Society in French and French-Speaking Countries. It examines diverse thematic approaches to cultural, literary and artistic representations from the francophone world, such as multiculturalism, plurilingualism, identity constructions, postcolonial literatures, de-territorialized literatures, immigrant literatures and women’s writing.
- Literary Theory and Humanist Theory in the Franchophone World. It includes research related to theoretical constructions and interpretation methodologies of French or francophone origin.
- Teaching of French as a Foreign Language. It focuses on the teaching of French as a foreign language and as a specialization language as applied to diverse areas such as language acquisition –both native and non-native-, bilingualism, multilingualism, the teaching of communicative, cultural, intercultural and literary competences and/or the teaching of specialization languages (lexicology, lexicography and multilingual terminology)
- French Linguistics. This line of research encompasses all the specific manifestations and all the disciplines related to the linguistic study of the French language, from both a diachronic and synchronic perspective.
Analysis of reality and its representation using gender as a transdisciplinary analytical category that starts from the inequalities between men and women and refers to the traits and roles attributed to each sex in each historical moment and in each society. Gender relations are studied in different areas: literature, language, education, new technologies, media, urban planning and spatial planning, economy, history, etc.
More information is available on the doctorate’s web page: Territory, Heritage and Culture.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
A Poet’s Seasons: A Gerontological-Ecocritical Approach to the Poetry of Lorna Crozier
|Núria MINA RIERA||Carmen Zamorano Llena and Maricel Oró Piqueras||2023|
Social class, life stories and English learning: critical realist case studies from Barcelona
|Carly COLLINS||David Block & Josep M. Cots||2023|
Captured by time: The Ageing Transformation of Byron Embodied by His Characters in His Literary Works
|Yuliia BENDERSKA||Maricel Oró Piqueras||2023|
|Eric Van Dyke FRITZ||David Block & Josep M. Cots||2022|
|Leyre BARRIOS VICENTE||Glòria Vázquez García||2022|
|The impact of the internationalisation of higher education on scientists' multimodal communication: A case study from Catalonia||Helena TORRES PURROY||Josep M. Cots Caimons||2021|
|An exploration of English language learners’ emotions and beliefs in a Catalan context: Insights from self-reported experiences and observed classroom practices||Irati DIERT BOTÉ||Xavier Martin Rubio||2021|
|L2 reading and vocabulary development as a result of a study abroad experience||Judith BORRÀS ANDRÉS||Àngels Llanes Baró||2020|
|Lecturers' identities and practices in English-medium instruction at a Catalan University: an ethnographic study||Balbina MONCADA COMAS||David Block Allen||2020|
|A Mixed Methods Approach to Identity, Investment, and Language Learning in Study Abroad: The Case of Erasmus Students in Finland, Romania, and Catalonia||Vasilica MOCANU||Enric Llurda Giménez||2019|
|Modalities of Contemporary Thought and Behaviour in the Edwardian Fiction of Hilaire Belloc||Lambert ESCORIHUELA PUJOL||Brian Worsfold||2018|
|Discourses of Female Ageing in the Works of Erika Jong||Ieva STONCIKAITE||
Núria Casado Gual
Isabel Santaulària Capdevila
|Discourses on Study Abroad: The Experience of Erasmus Students from a University in Catalonia||Sònia MAS ALCOLEA||
Josep M. Cots Caimons
Núria Casado Gual
|Symbolic Transitions as Modalities of Aging: Intertextuality in the Life and Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Edgar Allan Poe||Marta MIQUEL BALDELLOU||Brian Worsfold||2016|
|Language Policy and Internationalisation: The experience of international students at a Catalan university||Lidia GALLEGO BALSÀ||Josep M. Cots Caimons||2014|
|A Mixed-Methods Approach to the Analysis of Chicano/a Identity: Discourses on Language, Literature and the Border||Alana Gabrielle JACKSON||
Josep M. Cots Caimons
Enric Llurda Giménez
|Identity Construction in two Bilingual Communities. Clashing Nationalist Discourses
||Francisco Javier MARTIN RUBIO||Josep M. Cots Caimons||2011|
|Women Detectives, Agents of Feminism, Androgynous Avatars in the Fiction of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs||Maria del Carmen FARRÉ VIDAL||Brian Worsfold||2011|