Sara Jane Miles, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Sara Jane Miles, Ph.D.
Professor of French
International Studies Program Director
Modern Languages
Office location

Old Main 214

Office hours

Office hours Spring 2022: By appointment



Ph.D., French Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 2005
M.A., French Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 1996
B.A., French, University of Oregon Honors College, 1993

Courses taught

Beginning French
Intermediate French
French Conversation 
French Conversation & Composition
Survey of French Literature
Medieval French Literature
Modern French Literature
French Literature of the Nineteenth Century
French Literature of the Twentieth Century
Francophone Literature of Africa
Francophone Literature of Canada
French Culture and Civilization
French Cinema
Quebec Culture and Society 
Engaging in Study Abroad
Preparing for Education Abroad

Identity: An Introductory Exploration
Archway Seminar: Midnight in Paris 
Archway Seminar: Haiti Reimagined
Archway Seminar: Heroes of the Iditarod
Archway Seminar: French Cinema
Liberal Arts Seminar: French Cinema
Liberal Arts Seminar: Midnight in Paris
Liberal Arts Seminar: Joan of Arc

Research and academic interests

Medieval French literary and cultural studies: gender and sexuality;
late-French epic (the Nanteuil cycle).
French film. Quebec Studies. Haitian Creole.

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Société Rencesvals
Phi Beta Kappa (UO 1993)