African Cultural Studies

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Névine El Nossery

Associate Professor of French and Associate Professor of African Cultural Studies

Ph.D. Université de Montréal, 2000. 
M.A. Cairo University, 1995.
B.A. Cairo University, 1990.

Office: Van Hise 660
Phone: (608) 262-7920
Email: elnossery@wisc.edu

Research Interests:
Nevine El Nossery’s specializations and research interests include Francophone Literatures and Cultures (especially North Africa and Quebec); Postcolonial Studies; Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures; Photography and Literature; art and politics. Her teaching includes courses on women and self-writing, women and exile, trauma in literature and visual art. 

Some Current Projects:
-- Women, Art and Revolution
-- The relations between art and politics
-- Street Art and Graffiti 
-- Photo-texts in Francophone literature

Selected Courses Taught:
FRE 312: Creative writing workshop
FRE 642: Culture and Societies in the Francophone World 
FRE 271: Introduction to Literary Analysis
FRE 433: Migration in Francophone Literature
FRE 665: Introduction to Francophone Studies
FRE 472: Women and Exile in Literature
FRE 462: French Canadian Literature and Cinema 
FRE 211: Representation of Islam in French Literature and Pop Culture (FIG)
FRE 948: Trauma in Literature and Visual Art

Selected Publications:

Books authored

2012: Témoignages fictionnels au féminin. Une réécriture des blancs de la guerre civile algérienne (Women’s Fictional Testimonies. Re-Writing the Whites of the Algerian Civil War). Rodopi, (235 p.)

 Books Co-edited

2013: The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art. Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 357 p. (with Amy Hubbell).
2011: Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin. Enracinements et renégociations. Editions Universitaires Européennes, 268 p. (with Anna Rocca).

Articles, Chapters

2017: “Texte et photographie ou le devenir mémoriel dans Un amour de tn: Carnet photographique d’un retour au pays natal après la révolution de Dora Latiri,” Women in French (forthcoming 2017).
 
2016: “Women, Art, and Revolution in the Streets of Egypt,” in Women Rights in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring, ed. Fatima Sadiqi, Macmillan: 143-159.
 
2016: “The Fictionalization of History in Maïssa Bey’s Entendez-vous dans les montagnes…” Journal of North African Studies 21.2: 273-84.
 
2016: “Women as Agents of Transgression Amidst National Disenchantment,” in Enchantings: Modernity, Culture, and the State in Postcolonial Africa, ed. Tejumola Olaniyan. Indiana University Press (forthcoming).

 
2014: “L’esthétique du fragment dans l’œuvre photo-textuelle de Leïla Sebbar.” Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, 28.2: 70-81.

 
2014: “Autoportrait en vert de Marie NDiaye ou le speculum de l’Autre.” French Review 88.3: 121-133.

 
2013: “Women Creative Performance: a Risk of Trespass.” Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives, ed. Kenneth Reeds and Anna Rocca. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 147-162.
 

2013: “Traduire la souffrance au féminin dans la littérature et le cinéma francophones.” The Unspeakable: Representations of Trauma in Francophone Literature and Art, ed. Névine El Nossery and Amy Hubbell, Cambridge Scholar Publishing: 265-284.

 
2011: “La poétique de l’errance chez Malika Mokeddem.” Images et Mirages des migrations dans les littératures et les cinémas d’Afrique francophone, ed. Françoise Naudillon et Jean Ouédraogo. Montréal: Éditions Mémoire d'encrier: 169-182.

 
2010: "L'autobiographie collective d'Assia Djebar: un exemple d'hybridité culturelle." This 'Self' Which is Not One: Women's Life Writing in French, ed. Natalie Edwards and Christopher Hogarth.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 47-61.

 
2010: "Malika Mokeddem: une méduse nomade et sans tribu." Expressions maghrébines 29.1: 199-209.

 
2009: "L’identité diasporique dans Léon l’Africain d’Amin Maalouf." French Studies South Africa 39: 45-58.

 
2009: "Hybridité textuelle chez Abdelkébir Khatibi et Assia Djebar." Expressions maghrébines 7.2 : 187-203.