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Marlène Barsoum
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Francophone Literature, Travel Writing, Nineteenth Century French Literature.

Associate Professor of French

 

Primary concentrations:


Francophone Literature, Travel Writing, Nineteenth Century French Literature.

Book:

  • Théophile Gautier’s Mademoiselle de Maupin: Toward a Definition of the ‘Androgynous Discourse.' New York: Peter Lang, 2001.

Selected articles:

  • “Writing War and Peace in the Novels of Andrée Chedid.” The Journal of North African Studies, Vol. 15, Issue 4, December 2010: 439-450.

  • “The Traveler and his Scribe: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta and their rendering by Ibn Juzay.” The Journal of North African Studies, vol. 11, No 2, June 2006: 193-203.

  • “Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) Multicultural Writers from 1945 to the Present (editors: Alba Amoia & Bettina Knapp). Greenwood Press, 2004:538-542.

  • “De la perte à la plénitude: l’apprentissage et l’anéantissement du langage chez les personnages d’Andrée Chedid.” Symposium , vol 56, no 2 (summer 2002): 67-78.

  • “Les Français en Egypte: fragments d’un discours alexandrin." La Culture française vue d’ici et d’ailleurs (Editor: Thomas Spear, Lehman College). Karthala, 2002: 113-125.

  • “Ibn Battuta (1304-1369?).” Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945. Editors: Alba Amoia & Bettina Knapp. Greenwood Press, 2002: 192-195.

  • “Ecriture apatride: Le langage de l’exil dans Le Jardin perdu d’Andrée Chedid.” Présence francophone, no. 57, 2001: 115-124.

  • Dire la mère dans l’autobiographie des femmes: le cas de Saisons de passage d’Andrée Chedid. Dalhousie French Studies, vol.53 (winter 2000):120-125. Refereed.

  • “Entretien avec Andrée Chedid.” Women in French Studies Vol 5 (Winter 1997):187-190.

  • “Théophile Gautier’s Mademoiselle de Maupin: On Names.” Romance Notes Vol XXXVII, no. 1, Fall 1996: 67-74.

  • “L’image multiple de l’enfant dans les romans d’Andrée Chedid.” Andrée Chedid: Chantiers de l’écrit. Les Editions Albion Press, 1996: 191-198.

  • “Littérature égyptienne: hiéroglyphe pluriel.” Revue Francophone, Vol X, No. 1, 1995: 55-63.

Awards:

  • PSC-CUNY Research Award, 1996-97
  • Presidential Faculty Incentive & Teaching Grant (Hunter College) 1999-2000

Professional Activities:

  • Graduate Advisor (Hunter College)
  • Member of the P&B Committee (Hunter College)
  • Member of the French Curriculum Committee (Hunter College)