College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
|Office: E&T A627|
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Wednesday: 6:00-7:15 pm
Tuesday: 4:30-6:00 pm
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- ENGL-510: Graduate Seminar: Violence, Trauma, and Narrative Ethics
- ENGL-541: Graduate Seminar: Postcolonialism: Theory, Politics, Practice
- ENGL-486: 20th-C Continental Fiction
- ENGL-383: Narratives of Maturity and Aging
- ENGL-382: Violence and Literature
- ENGL-340: Writing in the Major
- ENGL-280: Contemporary World Literature
- ENGL-250: Understanding Literature
- ENGL-200C: British Literature Survey II (18th-Century-Present)
- ENGL-102: Composition II
- Postcolonial Literary Studies
- Critical Theory
- Anglophone Literatures
- Arab Diaspora Studies
- Arabic Cultures and Literatures
- Currently working on a book project tentatively titled “The Post-Exotic Arab: Orientalist Dystopias in Contemporary Postcolonial Writing.”
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
of Moorishness: Al-Andalus,
Narrative and ‘Worldly Humanism.’” Journal
of East-West Thought. 2. 5.
Canadian Gothic and the Work of Ghosting in
Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on
Your Knee,” in Unsettled
Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic.
Sugars and Gerry Turcotte. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009.
Poetics: Rushdie’s The
Last Sigh and the Limits of
Hybridity.” ARIEL: A Review
International English Literature
38.4 (2008): 143-65.
am no Othello. I am a lie’:
Shakespeare’s Moor and the Post-Exotic in Tayeb
Salih’s Season of Migration
Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage.
Ed. Craig Dionne
Parmita Kapadia. London: Ashgate Press, 2008. 213-32.
Under Western Eyes." Rev. of Britain
Arab Unity: A
Documentary History From the Treaty of Versailles to the End
War II, by Younan Labib Rizk. Journal
Intercultural Studies. 33.4. 2012.
Violence and Poetry," Rev. of To
Love a Palestinian
Ehab Lotayef; Alien,
by Antonio Di Nardo; and Back
Days, by Addena
212. (2012) :164-166.
Orients: Between Ideology and Utopia,
By Timothy Weiss. Postcolonial
Text. 2. 2 (2006). http://journals.sfu.ca/pocol/index.php/pct/article/view/475/189
Moorishness in Arab Diasporic
the MLA Convention, Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011.
“Ethics of Witnessing: Life Writing and the Spectacle of Arab Violence,” presented for CACLALS at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, May 28-June 4, 2010.
“Hauntropologies: Arab Canadians and the Specter of Marginality,” presented for CACLALS at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada, May 23-26, 2009.
“Arabs, 9/11, and the New Face of the Exotic” presented for ACCUTE at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada, May 23-26, 2009.
“The Post-Exotic Arab: Re-Arranging the Tropes,” presented at the MLA Convention, Chicago, December 27-30, 2007.
“Odalisque Revisited,” presented at the Fifth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Paris, July 17-20, 2007.
“‘I am no Othello. I am a lie’: The Undoing of the Moor in Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North,” presented for CACLALS at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Winnipeg, Canada, May 2004.
Ph.D. English 2008
- University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
MA English 2001
- Laval University, Québec, Canada
BA English 1998
- University of Letters, Sousse, Tunisia