Medoune Gueye

Medoune Gueye

Medoune Gueye

Associate Professor of French


321 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061




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  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Senegalese Women Writers
  • Francophone African Cinema

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Editor The French Review
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • Director Virginia Tech Senegal Summer Program


  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
  • B.A. University of Dakar (UCAD), Senegal

Research Interests

    Selected Publications


    Aminata Sow Fall: oralité et société dans l’œuvre romanesque.  Paris: L’Harmattan 2005.


    “Critique et écriture de l'oralité dans le roman africain : discursivité orale chez Aminata Sow Fall. ” Traditions orales postcoloniales.  Eds. Luc Fotsing Fondjo and Moustapha Fall. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2014. 51-60.

    “Criticism, écriture, and Orality in the African Novel: Oral Discourse in Aminata Sow Fall’s Work. ”  Research in African Literatures 45.2 (Summer 2014): 86-120. 

    “African Mythic Context and Postcolonial Philosophy in Aminata Sow Fall's Le Jujubier du patriarche. ”Journal of African Literature and Culture 6 (2009): 105-120.

    L’Appel des arènes: A Postcolonial Development of the Buildungsroman.”  The Coastal Review 1 (2007).   28 March 2007.

    Additional Information

    A study of the emergence of the first generation of women writers and the literary field in Senegal.