Micah True

Micah True

Dr. Micah True joined the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies as an Assistant Professor of French and Folklore in 2010. Dr. True graduated magna cum laude with a BA in French and Journalism from the Gongaza University, Spokane, Washington. He received his MA and PhD in French from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

His research interests include Early French America, Francophone folklore of North America, Amerindian cultures in the colonial New World, Early modern French travel writing and theory, ethnographic writing, and theatre of the French classical period.

Dr. True is currently working on the book Master and Student: Jesuit Mission Ethnography in Seventeenth Century New France (working title).

Representative Publications

“Maistre et Escolier: Amerindian Languages and 17th Century French Missionary Politics in the Jesuit Relations from New France,” Seventeenth Century French Studies, 31.1(2009): 60-71

“Il Faut Parler pour Estre Entendu: Talking about God in Seventeenth Century New France,” Cahiers du Dix-septieme, 12.1(2008): 17-36

“Retelling Genesis: The Jesuit Relations and the Wendat Creation Myth,” Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, 34.67 (2007): 465-484


E-mail: micah.true@ualberta.ca

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