David M. Uber

David M. Uber
Professor of French
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(On Research Leave - Spring 2023)

Research/Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary France

  • French regions and provinces

  • Study abroad (France, Japan, and South Korea)

  • Georges Simenon and Paris

  • Patrick Modiano


Ph.D., Rice University

M.A., Rice University

B.A., Hamilton College

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Elementary French I & II (FRE 1301 & 1302)

  • Accelerated Elementary French (FRE 1412)

  • Intermediate French (FRE 2310)

  • Conversation and Composition in Paris (FRE 3320)

  • Advanced Conversation and Composition (FRE 3325)

  • Contemporary France (FRE 3338)

  • Tour de France: Regions and Provinces (FRE 3341)

  • Special Problems (FRE 3V70)

  • French Senior Capstone (FRE 43C0)

  • French for Graduate Students I & II (FRE 5370 & 5371)

  • Honors College Colloquia

Selected Publications

Proceedings Articles

  • “The Colonial City in Duras’ The Sea Wall.” European Studies Conference Online Proceedings (Spring 2020).

  • “African Threesome: Order and Breakdown in Three African Novels by Georges Simenon.” European Studies Conference Online Proceedings (Spring 2018).

  • “'We’ll always have …' Modiano’s Paris (as seen) in Quartier Perdu.” European Studies Conference Online Proceeding (Spring 2016).

  • “Maigret, atmosphere and the theme of the inconnu in two short stories by Simenon.” European Studies Conference Online Proceedings (Spring 2013).

  • “Sunday on the Seine with Maigret: fantaisie and joie de vivre in La Guinguette à deux sous.” European Studies Conference Selected Proceedings (Spring 2012). 

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