Belkaid, Meryem


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Meryem Belkaïd, Ph.D Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle

Meryem Belkaïd is Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. She has taught French as foreign language and French literature at Sciences Po (Paris), Macalester College (MN), the University of Tunis and Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (France). She holds a Ph.D. in French literature. Her broad interests include contemporary French literature, cinema, political science, and sociology. Her dissertation Fading Reality in French Modern Crime Fiction analyzes novels in which reality is represented more figuratively than realistically, this as a consequence of globalization where ideology, religion, and traditional values continue to fall apart. Her works on literary representations of immigration, exile, landscapes, identity, and gender issues analyzes how form and content of contemporary fiction interact with social and political contexts. As an Arabic native speaker passionate about North Africa, she wrote several articles about the Arab Spring. These varied interests are reflected both in her scholarship and her teaching.

Teaching (course selection)

  • French 101 “Elementary French”
  • French 240E “Le Maghreb: Vue de l’enfance”
  • French 377 “Colon/Colonisé: Récits de l’Expérience Nord-Africaine”