Dr. Virginia Harger-Grinling


Full Professor

  • B.A., Auckland
  • M.A., (Hons) German, Auckland
  • M.A., (Hons) French, Auckland
  • Ph.D., British Columbia 
  • Government certified translator and SI

Department Head, French and Spanish (1992-1999) and Acting Head (2005-2006)

Research Interests 

  • Twentieth-century French and Québécois literature, the Nouveau Roman, literature of the fantastic, translation and interpretation. (Federal Government certified translator)

Major Scholarly Publications

  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  - bibliographie Site realise par Christian Milat  avec le concours de Roger-Michel Allemand, Tony Chadwick et Virginia Harger-Grinling (2008) aix1.uottawa.ca/~cmilat/bibliorg/-1k

  • Robbe-Grillet and the Fantastic.  A Collection of Essays edited by V. Harger-Grinling and A.R. Chadwick.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.  157 pp.

  • Bibliographie d'Alain Robbe-Grillet.  (Computerized) Presently available on diskette or as print-out.  Contains nearly 4000 items.  St. John's: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1987.  In collaboration with A.R. Chadwick and J. Ritcey.

  • 2nd ed. - Revised and edited 1991-1995 with A.R. Chadwick. The almost completed bibliography was sent to Christian Milat at the University of Ottawa so that he and his students can continue work on this. Both A.R. Chadwick and self facing retirement.

  • Alienation in the New Novel of France and Quebec.  Fredericton, NB:  York Press, 1985.

  • A Reference Guide for French Studies (Memorial University of Newfoundland Holdings), St. John's:  Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1981.  In collaboration with R. Hodgson, M. Howley et al.

  • Violence in the Canadian Novel since 1960/Violence dans le roman canadien depuis 1960 (edited in collaboration with T. Goldie), St. John's:  Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1981.

  • A Bibliographic Aid for the Study of the New Novel of Quebec/Aide bibliographique pour l'étude du 'Nouveau Roman' québécois.  Regina:  University of Regina Press, 1975.

  • 1976-1979 organized and edited Terre-Neuve, bilingual French content Journal of Newfoundland.  Joint project of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Education, Government funded.

  • 8000 word essay requested by AFEC completed July 1st, 2019. “Marginalization and the Natural World” Dec AFEC journal

  • Since Spring 2020 have been producing and updating translation workbook used in Fall 2021  and Fall 2022  for Fr4101. Produced with Canadian Scholars:Women’s Press

  • Many articles on French and modern literature including Quebec, the fantastic, and comparative literature

Contact Information: 

Email: vhargerg[a]mun.ca
Room: SN-4047C
Phone: (709) 864-8567