Ursula Moser

Ursula Mathis-Moser
Professor emerita (2015) of French and Spanish Literatures at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Innsbruck (Austria);

Career:
Mag. phil. (1973), Dr. phil. (1976), Dr. habil. (1983); Full Professor at the University of Innsbruck (2002-2015); Head of Department (2008, 2012, 2013-2015);

Achievements:
Speaker and coordinator of the research platformCultures in Contact(2005-2013); founder and director of theArchives of Text and Music Studies(1985-2015); founder and director of the Centre d'Étude de la chanson québécoise1995-2015); co-director of the Centre for Interamerican Studies(2009-2015); founder and director of the Canadian Studies Centre(since 1997, ongoing), all at the University of Innsbruck;
President of the German Association for Canadian Studies(1995-1997); member of the national committee of the Ministry of Education and Science for the European Year of Languages(2000/1); Associate Editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies(2008-2011);
Visiting Professor at the Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Salzburg, at the Université de Montréal, the University of Alberta, the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, and the Universidad de la Habana.

Awards and distinctions (choice):
Liechtensteinpreis(1985), Prix Jean Éthier-Blais de critique littéraire (2004), Prix Europe de l’ADELF (Mention spéciale) (2013); Ordre des francophones d’Amérique (2012), Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2013), Officier dans l’Ordre national du Mérite (2014), Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1.Klasse (2015).

Areas of research and publications:
French and francophone literatures (19th and 20th centuries); transculturality and migrant literatures (France, Quebec, Caribbean); Quebec literature (poetry, chanson, women writers, Quebec studies); Spanish literature; postcolonial theory; intermediality, text and music studies (chanson).