Professor of French

Gloria Onyeoziri-Miller

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • African and Caribbean Literatures in French
  • Applications of semantics to problems specific to African languages and literatures
  • Semantics of irony in African literary discourse
  • Women authors of the African diaspora
  • Post-colonial literary theory and African feminism
  • Disability studies
  • Authors such as Ousmane Sembène, Ahmadou Kourouma, Calixthe Beyala and Maryse Condé.

CURRENT PROJECT

“Utopian Memory: remembering as utopianism in African and Caribbean francophone literatures”
(SSHRC Insight Grant, 2017-2020)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Shaken Wisdom: Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African Fiction (University of Virginia Press, 2011).

La parole poétique d’Aimé Césaire (L’Harmattan, 1992).

Articles and book chapters

Onyeoziri, Gloria, « Les Aubes écarlates de Léonora Miano: la critique de l’oubli », Cahiers du GRELCEF, 10 (2018): 71-88.

«La femme et la mémoire-colère: le déséquilibre féminin  comme forme mémorielle dans trois romans caribéens», Diasporiques: mémoire, diasporas et formes du roman francophone contemporain, sous la direction de Tara Collington et François Paré, Ottawa : Éditions David, 2013. 333-349.

“Simone Schwarz-Bart and Marie-Célie Agnant as « interprètes » of Caribbean Orality”, in Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity, H. Adlai Murdoch and Zsuzsanna

Fagyal, eds., Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press,  2013. 260-274.

« L’oralité transposée des femmes africianes : ‘The Headstrong Historian’ de Chimamanda Adiche, in Traditions orales postcoloniales, sous la direction de Luc Fotsing et Moustapha Fall, Paris : L’Harmattan, 2014. 41-50.

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.

“Gisèle Pineau et l’oralité mondialisée”, Nouvelles Études Francophones 27.2 (2012) 17-29.

“The Filmmaker-narrator as a Reflection of/on Postcolonial African Cinema: Henri Lopes’s Le lys et le flamboyant (1997) and Assia Djebar’s La femme sans sépulture”, International Journal of Francophone Studies, 14.3 (2011), 381-96.

« In the Face of the Daughter: Feminist Perspectives on Métissage as a Gendered Concept in the Works of Maryse Condé » in Emerging Perspectives on Maryse Condé, a Writer of Her Own, S. Barbour & G. Herndon, eds. (Africa World Press/Sea Press) [in press].

“Henri Lopes and the Postcolonial Riddle of Métis Identity”, International Journal of Francophone Studies, 6.1 (2003) 43-52.

“Revisiting the “Roman de la Désillusion”: A Semiotic and Cultural Reading of Ousmane Sembène’s Xala,” in Francophone Post-Colonial Studies, K. Sahli, ed. (Lexington Books, 2003).

Winter 2019

FREN521A Studies in Francophone Literatures and Cultures - LIT FR-SPKG WRLD Sections