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Al-Andalus and the Maghreb: Cultural Hybridity and Post-Colonial Identities

Lecture by Mourad Yelles, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mourad Yelles is currently professor of Maghrebi literature at INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) in Paris. He also taught at the University of Algiers, Algeria, and University of Paris-VIII and Paris-III. A scholar of Maghrebi literatures (both francophone and arabophone North Africa), his work also considers francophone American and Caribbean literary productions focusing on comparative studies of oral and written literatures.
 
Recent publications include Les Miroirs de Janus: Littératures orales et écritures postcoloniales (Alger, OPU, 2002); "Figures du «détour» oriental chez Habib Tengour et Raphaël Confiant," in Charles Bonn (ed.), Echanges et mutations des modèles littéraires entre Europe et Algérie (Paris, L'Harmattan, 2004, pp. 131-149); Cultures et métissages en Algérie: La racine et la trace (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2005); "Mohammed Dib ou l’écriture de sable," Expressions maghrébines, Volume 4, n° 2, Hiver 2005, pp. 27-43; Habib Tengour. L’arc et la lyre. Dialogues (1988-2004) (Alger, Casbah Editions, 2006); "Mostefa Lacheraf et la tradition populaire," in Omar Lardjane (ed), Mostefa Lacheraf. Une œuvre, un itinéraire, une référence (Alger, Casbah Editions, 2006, pp. 151-165); "La tradition littéraire maghrébine sous le regard colonial: un exemple algérien", in Nadir Marouf (ed), Le Fait colonial au Maghreb. Ruptures et continuités (Paris, L’Harmattan/CEFRESS, 2007, pp. 321-335).


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