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Faculty of Humanities
Ph.D., French Literature, University of Toronto.
M.A., French Literature, University of Toronto.
B.A., French Studies, York University.
- Post-colonial Francophone literatures (Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean).
- "Beur” (i.e. descendents of Muslim Arab immigrants from North Africa/the Maghreb) artistic output: literature, film, music, …
- (Im)Migrant identity: gender roles, queer identity, trauma, diaspora.
- Cultural, religious and linguistic métissage.
- Graphic novel & bande dessinée.
Selected list of publications
"Am I the 'Monster', or Are You? The Representation of the (In)Human in Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine", eBook of the 7th Global Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, September 14-17, 2009, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK.
"Construction identitaire 'beur' dans la bande dessinée Black Blanc Beur: Les folles années de l'intégration de Farid Boudjellal et Larbi Mechkour" in Quo Vadis Romania, 41/2013, pp.83-93.
"Maghrebian Diaspora and Immigrant Identity in Farid Boudjellal's L'Oud: La Trilogie", eBook of the 2nd Global Conference: The Graphic Novel, September 23-25, 2013, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK. (In Press)
"Veiling/Unveiling in Tahar Ben Jelloun's The Sand Child: Disguise and Deception of the Female Protagonist", in Image and Imagery: Disguise, Deception, Trompe L'Oeil. Ed. Leslie Boldt-Irons, Corrado Federici, Ernesto Virgulti. New York: Peter Lang, 2009, pp.149-160.
"The Zombie's 'Great Escape' in René Depestre's Hadriana dans tous mes rêves", in Monstrous Deviations in Literature and the Arts. Ed. Adriana Spahr and Cristina Santos. Inter-Disciplinary Press, UK, 2011, pp.81-93.
Selected list of courses taught at Brock
- FREN 2F03 Literature and Culture: The French-Speaking World
- FREN 2P65 Culture and Civilization of France to 1700
- FREN 2P95 Francophone Cultures and Civilizations
- FREN 3P53 Twentieth-Century French Literature to 1935
- FREN 3P65 Culture and Civilization of France from 1700 to the Present
- FREN 3P83 African Literature in French
- FREN 3P84 Caribbean Literature in French
- FREN 3P87 Maghrebian Literature in French
- FREN 4P80 “Beur” Literature and Film
- FREN 4P96 Critical Theory and Methodology
- SCLA 5P02 Comparative Methodologies (team taught)
- SCLA 5P79 The Depiction of the Caribbean and African Exotic.