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Bernard Aresu
Professor
Laurence H. Favrot Professor of French
 
e-mail:bca@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature (1975, University of Washington)
  • Licence ès lettres (1967, Montpellier) English, French, Italian University Paul Valery, Montpellier, France
 
Primary Department
   Department of Classical and European Studies
   Department of French Studies
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Art History
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    Research Areas
     Literatures and Cultures of French Expression (Europe, Africa, and the Americas); Transnational and Comparative Studies; The Postcolony; North Africa.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Humanities, French Literatures and Cultures, Transnational and Comparative Studies, Advanced Language and Writing
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    "Configurations of Memory in Postcolonial Narratives: Introduction." Esprit Créateur, XLIII, 1 (2003, Sp.) : 3-6.

     
     Articles
     

     Mémoire de signes: L’abstraction chez Jean-Michel Atlan et Mohammed Khadda, The French Review, 83, 6 (May 2010), 1272-1287.

     
     "Tahar Ben Jelloun" in Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East
     
     

    Aresu, Bernard "Vaillancourt, Pierre-Louis. Réjean Ducharme: De la pie-grièche à l'oiseau moqueur. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2000.." Etudes Francophones, 18, 1 (2003, Sp.) : 180-184.

     
     

    "Translations of Memory from Kateb to Sansal." Esprit Créateur, XLIII, 1 (2003, Sp.) : 32-44.

     
     

    Aresu, B. "Translations of Memory From Kateb to Sansal." L'esprit createurSubmitted

     
     Books
     

    Aresu, Bernard "Tahar Ben Jelloun." : 68.

     
     Editor of books
     

    Bernard Aresu, Alec Hargreaves, Christopher Pinet, co-editors, "France - Algérie", a special issue, The French Review (83, 6), May 2010.

     
     

    "Configurations of Memory in Postcolonial Narratives." Esprit créateur, XLIII, 1 (2003, Sp.) : 1-112.

     
     

    "Special Issue of the French Review on Martinique and Guadeloupe." The French Review, 76, 6 (2003, May) : 1095-1224.

     
     

    Aresu, B. "Francophone Literature of the Caribbean." The French ReviewIn Press

     
     

    Aresu, B. "Representations of Memory in Postcolonial Texts." L'esprit createurSubmitted

     
     Book chapters
     

    Bernard Aresu, "Albert Camus' Southernity," in Alek Baylee Toumi, ed., Albert Camus Aujourd'hui (New York: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 31-48.

     
     

    Bernard Aresu, "Albert Camus' Southernity," in Alek Baylee Toumi, ed., Albert Camus Aujourd'hui (New York: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 31-48.

     
     

    Bernard Aresu "Albert Camus, European-Algerian Writing, and the Aporia of Identity." Albert Camus Précurseur (2009)

     
     

    Bernard Aresu "The Francophone Novel in North Africa." The Cambridge Companion to the African Novel (2009)

     
     

    "Kateb the Dialogic." Hommage à Kateb Yacine (2006) : 109-128.

     
     

    "The Francophone Novel in North Africa." The Cambridge Companion to the African Novel: 1-38.Submitted

     
     

    Bernard Aresu "Arcanes algeriens entes d'ajours helleniques." Echanges et mutations des modeles litteraires entre Europe et Algerie (2004) : 177-187.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Aresu, B. ""Hedi Abdeljaouad's 'Fugues de Barbarie'"." Research in African Literatures, 33 (Spring 02) : 193-194.

     
     

    Aresu, B. "Pierre-Louis Vaillancourt's "Rejean Ducharme"." Etudes FrancophonesIn Press

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Bernard Aresu: Aesthetics of Transposition: Framing Strategies in Zineb Sedira's Lighthouse in the Sea of Time: La Montée, 41st Conference of the African Literature Association, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 3 June 2015

     
     

    Bernard Aresu "Ethos, Narrative Agency, and Civil War in Yasmina Khadra’s Double Blank, Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean, a conference sponsored by the Mediterranean Center for Intercultural Studies, Erice, Italy, 25 May 2013." In Progress

     
     

    Bernard Aresu "Human Rights and Spatial Representation in Salim Bachi’s Cycle of Cyrtha, 38th Annual Meeting of the African Literature Association, SMU, Texas, 12 April 2012." In Progress

     
     

    “Il Mare Nella Mente: Zineb Sedira’s Lightouse in the Sea of Time,” Mediterranean Center for Intercultural Studies, Erice, Italy, May 21-25, 2014.

     
     

    Bernard Aresu "Of Harems, Savagery, and Transfigures: Femmes Sauvages from Dinet and Maupassant to Hélène Cixous, Nineteenth Century French Studies Conference, University of Richmond, 25 October 2013." In Progress

     
     Conference papers
     

    [Keynote Address] “Haunting the Plantation: Salim Bachi’s La Kahena,” Conference “Diversity in the Modern French and Francophone Novel,” Texas Tech University, 28 April 2012.

     
     

    Camus en 1956, panel “Albert Camus 50,” Alliance Française de Chicago, 24 April 2010.

     
     

    Albert Camus’ Southernity, Colloquium Albert Camus: 50 ans après, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 23 April 2010.

     
     

    Narratives of Dissidence: The Contemporary Algerian Novel, Conference The Middle East and North Africa at the Crossroads, International Studies, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 23 March 2010.

     
     Other
     

    Aresu, Bernard. ""Narrating the Tribe: Rachid Mimouni and Dystopia."." Research in African Literatures, 30, 3 (1999) : 135-150..

     
     

    Aresu, B., Aresu, B. "Kateb Yacine: Nedjma, the Poem, the Knife."  (1998)

     
     Recordings
     

    Camus en 1956, on Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Amplified, a web-based audio library of diverse educational events recorded throughout the Chicago region (http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/amplified).

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    Organizers.  "Conference Dislocating Culture: Narratives and Epistemologies of Displacement, II.." Bernard Aresu and Luis Duno-Gottberg, Rice University. (7 December 2012)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    "Albert Camus and the Aporia of Identity." International Colloquium Albert Camus, University of Wisconsin, Madison. (21-23 September 2006)

     
     

    "La m¿moire des signes: Atlan et Khada." International Colloquium Maghreb - France: La m¿moire en partage, Universit¿ Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fez, Morocco. (22-23 April 2005)

     
     

    Author.  "Dissidence et délocalisation du mythe chez Salim Bachi et Theo Angelopoulos." Université Lumière-Lyon 2 & Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon, France. (March 10, 2003) With None

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Introduction to the French-speaking Caribbean, Alliance française, Houston." (March 1, 2011)

     
     

    "'The Battle of Algiers' and the Algerian War in French Memory." History 225, Prof. G. Daniel Cohen, Rice University. (21 October 2004)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    [Keynote Speaker] Haunting the Plantation: Salim Bachi's La Kahéna. Conference 'Diversity in the Modern French and Francophone Novel'. Texas Tech University, 28 April 2012.

     
     Lectures
     

    "Literature, Art, and War Across Continents." School of Continuing Stuides, Rice University, Houston. (4 November 2004)

     
     

    "Writing From Cold Cities: Recent Algerian Fiction and the Civil War." The Humanities Center and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. (8 December 2004)

     
     Other
     

    Co-organizer, with Luis Duno-Gottberg.  ""Dislocating Culture: Narratives and Epistemologies of Displacement."." Sponsors: Humanities, French Studies, Hispanic Studies, Americas Research Center, English Department , at Rice University,. (9-10 December 2011)

     
     

    "Translations of Dissidence." 27th Annual Meeting of the African Literature Association, Richmond, VA. (4-8 April 2001)

     
     

    "Language, Culture, and 'Indochine'." Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Rice University, (27 July 2000)

     
     

    ""Kateb the Dialogic."." Kateb Yacine Colloquium, Columbia University. (19-20 November 1999)

     
     

    "Civil War, Fiction, and Dystopia: the Case of Rachid Mimouni." African Literature Association, Austin. (27 March 1998)

     
     

    "Language, Culture, and 'Mon oncle Antoine'." Advanced Placement Summer Institute (French), Rice University. (30 July 1998)

     
     Panelist
     

    [Presentation] “Lighthouse in the Sea of Time: Zineb Sedira, In and Out of Algeria,” Blaffer Museum, University of Houston, 6 November 2013.

     
     

    "La demeure faite femme: "La Kahena" de Salim Bachi." Le recit feminin au Maroc, a colloquium organized by Marc Gontard, VP for Research, Univ. Rennes 2, Rennes, France. (23 April 2004)

     
     Workshops
     

    [Presentation] “The Struggle for Independence in Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers,” Workshop, Wonderworks / University of Houston, 12 July 2013.

     
     

    "Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers, WonderWorks / the University of Houston." (29 June 2011)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Assistant Editor, The French Review. (1998 - 2014)

     Other, International Journal of Francophone Studies. Intellect Journals. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, International Journal of Francophone Studies. Intellect Journals. (1998 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Francophone Studies. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of French Philosophy. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Revue CELAAN Review. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Revue CELAAN Review. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Nouvelles études francophones. University of Nebraska Press. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Review CELAAN Revue. (2012 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Revue CELAAN Review. (2002 - 20)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. (2010 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Nouvelles études francophones. CIEF & University of Nerbraska Press. (2012 - 2014)

     Assistant Editor, The French Review. AATF. (2010 - 2010)

     Assistant Editor, The French Review. AATF. (2009 - 2009)

     Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Francophone Studies. Leeds University. (1999 - 1999)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Revue CELAAN Review. (2002 - 2002)

     Editorial Board, International Journal of Francophone Studies (Leeds Univ., UK) . (2000 - 2000)

     Assistant Editor, The French Review. American Association of Teachers of French. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Revue CELAAN. Center for the Study of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Francophone Studies. (2006 - 2006)

     Assistant Editor, The French Review. (2000 - 2000)

     Other, Etudes Francophones. Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones. (2003 - 2003)

     Assistant Editor, The French Review. The American Association of Teachers of French. (2006 - 2006)

     Comite de lecture, Etudes Francophones. (2000 - 2000)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Francophone Studies. Leeds University, UK. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Revue CELAAN Review. CELAAN, Skidmore College. (2003 - 2003)

     Evaluator, Book Proposal on Mouloud Feraoun, CARAF Series, University Press of Virginia. (2000 - 2000)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Peter Stranges, Ph.D. Unlikely Paradigms of Identity (on Sebbar, Naipul). (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Eugenia Ershova, Ph.D. De la fiction a l'ecran (Dostoievsky & French Cinema). (2002) (Thesis Director)

     J. David Kilpatrick, Ph.D. Translating Paul Smail. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Eugenia Ershova-Darras, Ph.D. L'adaptation cinématographique des oeuvres littéraires. (2003) (Thesis Director)

     J. David Kilpatrick, Ph.D. An Analytical Translation of Paul Smail's "Casa, la casa". (2004) (Thesis Director)

     J. David Kilpatrick, Ph.D. An Analytical Translation of Paul Smail's 'Casa, la casa'. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Sadibou Sow, Ph.D. Le g¿nocide rwandais dans la litt¿rature africaine francophone. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Peter Stranges, Ph. D. Sh¿razade Meets Naipaul: Hybridity, Flux, and Individualism in the Works of Leila Sebbar and V.S. Naipaul. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Wakaba Futamura, Ph.D. Crossing Borders of Identity into Frames of Art: Baya Mahieddine, H¿l¿ B¿ji, H¿l¿ne Cixous. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Peter Stranges, Ph.D. Shérazade Meets Naipul: L. Sebbar and V.S. Naipul. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Sadibou Sow, Ph.D. Le génocide rwandais dans la littérature africaine. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Sadibou Sow, PhD Le genocide rwandais dans la litterature africaine francophone. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Natalya Stepanova, PhD Multilingual Echo Chambers: French Texts of Non-French 20th Century Writers. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Sadibou Sow, PhD Le genocide rwandais dans la litt¿rature africaine de langue fran¿aise. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Wakaba Futamura, PhD Crossing Borders of Identity: Baya, B¿ji, Cixous. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Naomi Shibatani, PhD Contrasting Debussy and Ravel: A Stylistic Analysis of Piano Works and Ondine. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Aurélie Van de Wiele, PhD Transcendance, transgression et transformation : Discours philosophique sur la précarité sociale dans la poésie de Baudelaire, Prévert et Césaire. (2009) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Lisa Blomquist, PhD The Figure of the Witch: Anne Hebert, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sebastiano Vassalli. (2009) (Thesis Director)

     Nelly Noury, PhD Disorientalizing Woman: Assia Djebar, Chaibia, and Maissa Bey. (2009) (Thesis Director)

     Aurélie Van de Wiele, PhD Transcendance, transgression et transformation: Discours philosophique sur la précarité sociale dans la poésie de Baudelaire, Prévert et Césaire.. (2010) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Tam Nguyen, BA Education in Senegal. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Lisa Blomquist, PhD The Figure of the Witch: Anne Hébert, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sebastiano Vassalli. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Lisa Blomquist, PhD Rehabilitating the Witch: The Literary Representation of the Witch from the 'Malleus Malificarum' to 'Les enfants du sabbat' . (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Nelly Noury, PhD L'esthétique de la traversée: Chaïbia Tallal, Maïssa Bey et Assia Djebar. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Nelly Noury, PhD L'esthétique de la traversée: Chaïba Tallal, Maïssa Bey et Assia Djebar. (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Nelly Noury-Ossia, Ph.D. L'esthétique de la traversée: Chaïbia Tallal, Maïssa Bey, Assia Djebar. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Adriana Umaña, PhD Narratives of Death in Dépestre, Condé, and Gamboa. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Nelly Noury, PhD L'esthétique de la traversée: Chaïbia Talla, Maïssa Bey, et Assia Djebar. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Adriana Umaña, Ph.D. Narratives of Death in Depestre, Condé, and Gamboa. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Adriana Umaña, PhD Narratives of Death in Depestre, Condé, and Gamboa. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Stephanie Chadwick, Ph.D. Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Adriana Umaña, Ph.D. Narratives of Death in Depestre, Condé, and Gamboa: Writing as Ritual for Dwelling in Displacement. (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Tam Nguyen, BA Society and Education: Sociological Crisis in Two Postcolonial Novels. (Thesis Director)

     Kirstin Doyle-Cooney, Honors Thesis in French Studies Algeria and its Future: Economic and Cultural Issues. (Thesis Director)

     Sadibou Sow, PhD Le Genocide rwandais dans la litterature africaine (defended fall 2008). (Thesis Director)

     James Sprague, PhD Outcasts and Nationhood: Transitions from Romanticism to Modernism in France. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Wakaba Futamura, PhD Crossing Borders of Identity Into Frames of Art: Baya, Béji, Cixous. (Thesis Director)

     Stephanie Chadwick, PhD Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Natalya Stepanova, PhD Multilingual Echo Chambers: French Texts of Non-French 20th Century Writers. (Thesis Director)

     Sadibou Sow, Ph.D. Le genocide rwandais dans la litterature africaine francophone. (Thesis Director)

     Peter Stranges, Ph.D. Sherazade Meets Naipul. (Thesis Director)

     Natalya Stepanova, PhD Labyrinths of Echo: Repetition, Otherness, and Autobiograophy in Narratives by Andre Makine, Romain Gary, Dai Sijie, and Nathalie Sarraute (defended spring 2009). (Thesis Director)

     Stephanie Chadwick, Ph.D. Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography. (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, The Ministry of Education of the French Republic (8 January 2-14)

     Master Teacher, Sarofim-NEH Distinguished Teaching Program (2002-03)

     Sarofim Master Teacher, School of Humanities (2002-03)

     Member,, Modern Language Association

     Member, American Association of Teachers of French

     Member, African Literature Association

     Member,, Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones