Bernard Aresu

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L.H. Favrot Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington
713-348-4857
Rayzor Hall 214
Research and Teaching: 

Comparative and transnational studies; postcolonial French literature

My teaching and research interests are located in the area of comparative and transnational studies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a special focus on the cultures of the Global South. My current book project, The Self in Dissidence: Mediterranean Fictions, examines issues of displacement and transculturalism in art and literature of the Franco-Mediterranean area.

Selected Publications: 
  • Tahar Ben Jelloun (New Orleans: CELFAN Monographs, Tulane University, 1998).
  • Counterhegemonic Discourse from the Maghreb: The Poetics of Kateb's Fiction (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1993).
  • Ed., with Christopher P. Pinet and Alec G. Hargreaves, Algérie-France, special issue of The French Review, 83/6 (May 2010).
  • Ed., Configurations of Memory in Postcolonial Narratives, special issue of L'Esprit créateur, 43/1 (Spring 2003).
  • Ed., Translations of the Orient, special issue of Substance 69 (December 1992).
  • "The Francophone Novel in North Africa," in F. Abiola Irele (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the African Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 103-24.
  • "Albert Camus, Euro-Algerian Writing, and the Aporia of Identity," in Alek Baylee Toumi (ed.), Albert Camus, précurseur: Méditerranée d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (New York: Peter Lang, 2009), 45-60.
  • "Arcanes algériens entés d'ajours helléniques: Le chien d'Ulysse, de Salim Bachi," in Charles Bonn (ed.), Échanges et mutations des modèles littéraires entre l'Europe et l'Algérie (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004), 177-87.
  • “Critical Introduction,“ in Kateb Yacine, Nedjma, trans. Richard Howard (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991), xiii-lii. 
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