Dr. Sally Barbour

WGS Rotating Core Faculty  and Associate Professor of Romance Languages



Contact Information:

Office: Greene Hall 529

Phone: (336) 758-5486




Ph.D. French Literature, Cornell University, 1985

M.A. French Literature, Cornell University, 1985

B.A. Spanish, Maryville College, 1972


WGS Courses:

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

WGS 377: Special Topics: African and Carribean Women Writers

HMN 321: Women, War and Peace

WS 111: Writing Women’s Issues


Professional/Research Focus:

Narrative in French & Francophone Literature & Cinema


Autobiography & Fictional Autobiograpy


Selected Publications:


  • Emerging Perspectives on Maryse Condé, A Writer of Her Own, Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, 2005


  • “Maryse Condé’s Narrative Spectrum,” in Changing Currents: Anglophone, Francophone, Hispaniophone Literary and Cultural Criticism, ed. Emily Allen Williams, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2005
  • “Maryse Condé and Her Readers: Hesitating Between Irony and a Desire to be Serious in Moi, Tituba sorcière…,” Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Summer 2004
  • “Diverse Patterns of Relationalities: Expanding Theories of Women’s Personal Narratives,” NWSA Journal , Summer 2002
  • Nathalie Sarraute and the Feminist Reader: Identities in Process , Associated University Presses, 1993