Hedi A Bouraoui

Department of French Studies

Writer in Residence

Office: Stong College, 332
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77323
Emailbouraoui@yorku.ca
Primary websitehedibouraoui.com
Secondary websitehedibouraoui.free.fr

HÉDI BOURAOUI. L. ès L. (Toulouse), M.A. (Indiana), Ph.D. (Cornell), F.R.S.C., University Professor, French/ Graduate English.

I have been doing both library and field research for my books on the Mediterranean islands, south, north, east, and west Mediterranean – Kerkenna, Djerba, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Crete, Majorca, Malta. The research has involved using the tools of anthropology, archaeology, history, and sociology, as well as literary criticism and critical theory. I have been continuing my analyses of Maghrebian and Franco-Ontarian literatures and cultures, as well as French and Francophone. I continue to take an active interest in the Canada-Mediterranean Centre (CMC), which I founded at Stong College, and which is affiliated with the Department of French Studies. As the Writer in Residence for the Department of French Studies, I have published more than 20 books of poetry, 12 collections of critical essays, and 15 novels.

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Hédi Bouraoui, Former Chair, French Studies, and former Master, Stong College, is the author of twenty books of poetry, a dozen novels, and a number of books of literary criticism, including The Critical Strategy (1983) and Transpoétique: Éloge du Nomadisme, which was awarded the APFUCC (Association des professeurs de français des universities et colleges canadiens) Prize for the Best Scholarly Work published in French in 2005. His novel, Ainsi parle la Tour CN, was short-listed for the Trillium Award in 2000, and another novel, Cap Nord, was short-listed for the Prix des Lecteurs de Radio-Canada, and for the Trillium in 2009. Professor Bouraoui’s special research and teaching interests are contemporary critical theory, postcolonial Francophone literatures, including North African and Caribbean, and Franco-Ontarian literature. He has taught courses in contemporary theory and contemporary fiction for the Graduate Program in English, and postcolonial Maghrebian literature for Graduate French. He is Writer in Residence at Stong College, and founded the Canada-Maghreb Centre (Stong/ French Studies) in 2002.

Degrees

Licence ès lettres (Littérature anglaise), Université de Toulouse
M.A. (Littérature anglaise et américaine), Indiana University
Ph.D. (Études Romanes), Cornell University


Research Interests

Maghrebian and Franco-Ontarian literatures, Transculturalism, Mediterranean Studies, 20th and 21st-century French and Francophone literatures, critical theory, culture and civilization.

Current Research Projects

Description: 
I have been doing both library and field research for my books on the Mediterranean islands, south, north, east, and west Mediterranean – Kerkenna, Djerba, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Crete, Majorca, Malta. The research has involved using the tools of anthropology, archaeology, history, and sociology, as well as literary criticism and critical theory. I have been continuing my analyses of Maghrebian and Franco-Ontarian literatures and cultures, as well as French and Francophone. I continue to take an active interest in the Canada-Maghreb Centre (CMC), which I founded at Stong College, and which is affiliated with the Department of French Studies.


HÉDI BOURAOUI. L. ès L. (Toulouse), M.A. (Indiana), Ph.D. (Cornell), F.R.S.C., University Professor, French/ Graduate English.

I have been doing both library and field research for my books on the Mediterranean islands, south, north, east, and west Mediterranean – Kerkenna, Djerba, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Crete, Majorca, Malta. The research has involved using the tools of anthropology, archaeology, history, and sociology, as well as literary criticism and critical theory. I have been continuing my analyses of Maghrebian and Franco-Ontarian literatures and cultures, as well as French and Francophone. I continue to take an active interest in the Canada-Mediterranean Centre (CMC), which I founded at Stong College, and which is affiliated with the Department of French Studies. As the Writer in Residence for the Department of French Studies, I have published more than 20 books of poetry, 12 collections of critical essays, and 15 novels.


Hédi Bouraoui, Former Chair, French Studies, and former Master, Stong College, is the author of twenty books of poetry, a dozen novels, and a number of books of literary criticism, including The Critical Strategy (1983) and Transpoétique: Éloge du Nomadisme, which was awarded the APFUCC (Association des professeurs de français des universities et colleges canadiens) Prize for the Best Scholarly Work published in French in 2005. His novel, Ainsi parle la Tour CN, was short-listed for the Trillium Award in 2000, and another novel, Cap Nord, was short-listed for the Prix des Lecteurs de Radio-Canada, and for the Trillium in 2009. Professor Bouraoui’s special research and teaching interests are contemporary critical theory, postcolonial Francophone literatures, including North African and Caribbean, and Franco-Ontarian literature. He has taught courses in contemporary theory and contemporary fiction for the Graduate Program in English, and postcolonial Maghrebian literature for Graduate French. He is Writer in Residence at Stong College, and founded the Canada-Maghreb Centre (Stong/ French Studies) in 2002.

Degrees

Licence ès lettres (Littérature anglaise), Université de Toulouse
M.A. (Littérature anglaise et américaine), Indiana University
Ph.D. (Études Romanes), Cornell University

Research Interests:

Maghrebian and Franco-Ontarian literatures, Transculturalism, Mediterranean Studies, 20th and 21st-century French and Francophone literatures, critical theory, culture and civilization.

Current Research Projects

Description: 
I have been doing both library and field research for my books on the Mediterranean islands, south, north, east, and west Mediterranean – Kerkenna, Djerba, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Crete, Majorca, Malta. The research has involved using the tools of anthropology, archaeology, history, and sociology, as well as literary criticism and critical theory. I have been continuing my analyses of Maghrebian and Franco-Ontarian literatures and cultures, as well as French and Francophone. I continue to take an active interest in the Canada-Maghreb Centre (CMC), which I founded at Stong College, and which is affiliated with the Department of French Studies.