CofC Logo

Dr. Robert Sapp

Assistant Professor of French

Address: JC Long 415
Phone: 843.953.6744

Dr. Robert Sapp has been an assistant professor at the College of Charleston since Fall 2014. He is a specialist of Francophone Postcolonial studies in the context of globalization. His current research focuses on the expression of the past (memory, family heritage, spectral hauntings) within the contemporary Francophone novel and its impact on identity formation. He is currently the advisor to the French Club.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Birmingham-Southern College


Recent Publications

“Transmitting the Legacy of Créolité in Marie-Célie Agnant’s Le livre d’Emma.” The French Review. vol. 92 no. 4. (forthcoming)

“The Talking Dead: Narrating the Past in Yanick Lahens’s Bain de lune.” Journal of Haitian Studies vol. 23, no. 1, 2017, pp. 119-134.

“Monuments and Shadows: Uncovering Haunted Histories in Myriam J. A. Chancy’s Spirit of HaitiJournal of West Indian Literature, vol. 25, no. 1, 2017, pp. 45-59.

“An American Haunting: Living with Ghosts in Catherine Mavrikakis’s Le Ciel de Bay CityNew Zealand Journal of French Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, 2014, pp.7-22.