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Comparative Literature

Andrea KhalilAndrea Khalil

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
Kissena Hall 259
718-997-5684
andrea.khalil@qc.cuny.edu

Professor, PhD Program in French
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016 

Primary Concentrations

Literature and Film of North Africa and the Middle East with a focus on Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, and Morocco; postcolonial studies; film studies.

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MA, Harvard University

Grants

  • Fulbright Scholar, Tunisia 2012-2013.
  • Mellon Fellowship for Mid-Career faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center (2011).

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors and Program Officer, American Institute for Maghreb Studies, 2009-present.
  • Faculty Fellow (2008-2009) “Great Issues Forum: Power in the Contemporary World” at The Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, sponsored jointly by the Chancellor’s Office and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 
  • Member of the Faculty of Middle Eastern Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Director of the ‘Centre d’études maghrébines à Tunis’ (CEMAT) (Center for Maghreb Studies), Tunis, Tunisia (October 2001-October 2002). 

Books

  • North African Cinema in a Global Context: Through the Lens of Diaspora. London: Routledge, 2008.
  • The Arab Avant-Garde: Experiments in North African Art and Literature. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.

Selected Articles

  • “The Political Crowd: Theorizing Popular Revolt in North Africa”, in Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life. Springer, 2011. 
  • “Abdelkebir Khatibi”, Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East. Thomson Gale Publishers, 2007.
  • “Women, Gender and Women’s Fiction Writers: North Africa,” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Brill Academic Publishers, 2007.
  • “A Writing in Points: Autobiography and the Poetics of the Tattoo”, The Journal of North African Studies, Frank Cass Publishers, Volume 8, No. 2, summer 2003.
  • “Another Image of Tunisia: A Film Short Trilogy by Moncef Dhouib” in The Journal of North African Studies, Frank Cass Publishers, volume 7, number 2, summer 2002.
  • “Images that Come out at Night: Moncef Dhouib” in CELAAN Journal “Centre d’Etudes des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord” special issue “Cinéma Maghrébin/Maghrebian Cinema” vol.1, n.1, summer 2002.
  • “Affect and Ruin in Assia Djebar’s ”Vaste est la prison” in ALIF journal of Comparative Poetics, volume 20, “The Hybrid Literary Text: Arab Creative Authors Writing in Foreign Languages”. Cairo, Egypt. Spring 2000.
  • “The Myth of the False: Ramses Younan and post-structuralism avant la lettre”, in The Arab Studies Journal, “Language and Culture in the Arab World”, Washington DC, winter 2000.
  • “The Suture: Tahar Ben Jelloun’s La Prière de l’absent”, in LittéRéalité “Diaspora Maghrébine”, University of York, Toronto Winter 2000.
  • “Returning and the Body in Abdelwahab Meddeb’s Talismano” in Itineraires, volume 27, “Nouvelles approaches des texts littéraires maghrébins ou migrants”. Paris: Harmattan, fall 1999.
  • Translation of “Sociologie et Identité en Egypte et au Maroc: Le travail de deuil de la colonisation”, by Alain Roussillon, for Cambridge History of Social Sciences. Issue: “The Internationalization of the Social Sciences”, 1998.

Edited Volumes

  • Editor of Special Issue of The Journal of North African Studies (Volume 12, No. 3, September, 2007): “Through the Lens of Diaspora: North African Cinema in a Global Context”. Author of article: “The Myth of Masculinity in the Films of Merzak Allouache”, (30pp); Author of Introduction.

 
 

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Chair: Ali Jimale Ahmed
Dept. Office: Kissena 259
Phone: 718-997-5690
Fax: 718-997-5745



Spring 2014 Events

The Comparative Literature Department invites you to a reading by and conversation with André Aciman:

"Writing from Memory"

Thursday, March 6
12:15 - 1:30 pm

President's Conference Room #2
Rosenthal Library

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