12-month Lecturer of French

M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Robert Miller teaches French and African Studies at the University of British Columbia. He has published several studies on J.-M. G. Le Clézio and other francophone authors including Simone and André Schwarz-Bart, D. T. Niane and Aminata Sow Fall.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

« Le Clézio et la voix des femmes : à la recherche du transhégémonique». Les Cahiers Le Clézio 6 (2013): 47-59.

Robert Miller and Gloria Onyeoziri, “Willful and/or Imposed Alienation in Recent African Emigration Narratives: Fatou Diome’s Ventre de l’Atlantique, Henri Lopes’ Une Enfant de Poto-Poto and Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck,” in Fears, Doubts and Joys of Not Belonging, B. Fishkin, A. Ankumah & B. Ndi, eds. Mankan, Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing, 2014. 197-214.

R. Miller and G. Onyeoziri, “Ironic Onomastic Strategies of Calixthe Beyala and Chimamanda Adichie”, in Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization, Adaku Ankumah, ed., Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing, 2014. Pp. 83-98.

« Traveling in the New Francophonies: Maryse Condé’s The Story of the Cannibal Woman  and J.-M.  G. Le Clézio’s Révolutions,  Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity H. Adlai Murdoch and Zsuzsanna Fagyal, eds., Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press,  2013. 232-246.

« Communes hippies et autres communautés improvisées chez Maryse Condé et  J.-M. G. Le Clézio », Diasporiques: mémoire, diasporas et formes du roman francophone contemporain, sous la direction de Tara Collington et François Paré, Ottawa : Éditions David, 2013. 119-135.

“Interface and Erasure in Le Clézio’s ‘Mondo’ and Gatlif’s Mondo (1997): Problems of interpretation and reception”. “Francophone Postcolonial Cinema” International Journal of Francophone Studies 14.3 (2011): 365-380.

“The Poetics of Mixed Marriage in Le Clézio’s La Quarantaine”, Francophone Post-colonial Cultures: A Critical Reader, Kamal Salhi, ed. Lanham, Maryland:  Lexington Academic Books, 2003.  321-330.

« Le Malaise du sacré dans Onitsha et Pawana de J.-M. G. Le Clézio », Nouvelles études francophones 20.2 (2005) : 31-42.

Onitsha ou le rêve de mon père: Le Clézio et le postcolonial”, International Journal of Francophone Studies 6.1 (2003): 31-41.

“The Poetics of Mixed Marriage in Le Clézio’s La Quarantaine”, Francophone Post-colonial Cultures: A Critical Reader, Kamal Salhi, ed. Lanham, Maryland:  Lexington Academic Books, 2003.  321-330.

Hermès et Aminadab: essai d’herméneutique littéraire, Toronto: Paratexte, 1999.

 

Winter 2017

FREN123 Contemporary French Language and Literature II Sections

Continuation of FREN 122 with emphasis on literature, essay writing and textual analysis.

Winter 2017

FREN112 Intermediate French II Sections

Not available for credit to students with FREN 12.

Winter 2017

FREN122 Contemporary French Language and Literature I Sections

A review of French grammar and an introduction to contemporary literature written in French, with emphasis on essay writing and textual analysis.

Winter 2017

FREN111 Intermediate French I Sections

Not available for credit to students with FREN 12, FREN 112 or equivalent.

Winter 2017

FREN495R Research Seminar in French - RESEARCH SEMINAR Sections

Research on critical topics related to selected literary works. Limited enrolment: required of honours, but open to majors students in French.

Winter 2017

FREN420F Selected Topics in French Literature and Culture - TPCS FREN LIT Sections

Course content will vary. May be taken up to 3 times, with different content, for a maximum of 9 credits.