Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, affiliated faculty with the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. She has published two books: Coran et tradition islamique dans la littérature maghrébine (Paris: Karthala, 2002), on the Islamic intertext in Francophone literature from the Maghreb, and The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent: Religions and Conflicts in Francophone Literature from the Arab World (Lexington, 2010). This latest book focuses on representations of Islam in conflicts in the cultural production of the Francophone Arab world; it was selected by Choice as a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title. She has published articles on French and Francophone literature and cinema in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, L’Esprit Créateur, The French Review, Etudes Francophones, Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Research in African Literatures, Expressions maghrébines and French Cultural Studies.
This course is focused almost exclusively on oral communication. The course fosters open-mindedness through informed discussion of commonalities and differences between American and French/Francophone cultures. It enables students to sharpen their oral communication skills.