Walid El Khachab

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S531
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 88749
Emailwalid@yorku.ca

Degrees

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
M.A., French & Comparative Literature, University of Cairo

All Publications

Books

2012 (editor) The Figure of the Prophet and Prophetic Figures. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (in process)

2004 (editor) Arabes : sortir du marasme? Paris: Éditions Corlet (255 pages).

Book Chapters

2011 « Mohamad au cinéma : la destruction des idoles dans un média iconodule », in Olga Hazan & Jacques Lavoie (eds). Le prophète Mohammad entre le mot et l’image. Fides. Montreal. pp.65-94.

2010 «Désir voilé et voile désiré. Le Féminin, l’Érotique et le Sacré chez les Arabes ». in Mohammed Arkoun (introduction). Arabitudes. L’altérité arabe au Québec. Fidès. Montréal. pp.161-165.

2010 “Arab Video Music : Imagined Territories and The Liberation of Desire (or: Sex Lies in Video (Clip))” in Michael Frishkopf (ed) Music and Media in the Arab World, Cairo : American University in Cairo Press. pp.92-99

2009 “The Other Europe: Veils, (In-)Visibility and Strangers in Western Culture”. In Savas Arslan, Volkan Aytar, Defne Karaosmanoglu & Suheyla Schroeder (eds) Media, Culture and Identity in Europe. Istanbul: Bahceshehir University Press. pp.87-94.

2009 “Le mélodrame dans la modernité cinématographique: le Fatum laïcisé chez De Mil et Branagh » in Gharaa Mehana (ed), Hommage à Amina Rachid. Cairo : Dar Al Ayn. pp.116-124

2008 « Ironies urbaines: rire entre ville moderne et médina cinématographiques en Afrique du nord », in Christiane Ndiyaye (ed) Rira bien : Humour et ironie dans les littératures et le cinéma de l’Afrique francophone, Montréal : Editions mémoire de l’encrier, pp. 147-163.

Journal Articles

2012 “The Trope of Weaving and the Figure of the Carpet as an Allegory of Film in Fiction and Documentary Cinema” (in Arabic: Al Nasj Wal Bissat Ka Majaz Fee Al Cinema Al Rowaeya Wa Al Wathaeqeya). Alif. Journal of Comparative Poetics. The Imaginary and the Documentary: Cultural Studies in Literature, History, and the Arts. No 32. 2012. American University in Cairo Press. pp.228-255. (With English abstract)

2011 “Eman Haram’s Epistemic Veil”, posted on photographer Eman Haram’s site. http://www.geographyofelsewhere.com, January 2011

2009 “La terreur en spectacle : 11.09.01” in CinémAction. Amos Gitai entre terre et exil. Paris. Corlet Publications, no 131. pp.47-49.

2008 “Le Road Movie interculturel comme voyage mystique : Le voyage de Fernando Solanas”, CinéMas, Université de Montréal, pp.123-142.

2007 “Lotte Reiniger: Arabian Nights in German. From the Sunrise of Novel to the Sunrise of Cinema”, (in Arabic), Cairo, Al Dostoor, September, p.12.

2007 “The Adventures of Prince Achmet. The Arabian Nights Inspire the First Animation Picture Ever”, (in Arabic), Cairo, Al Dostoor, September, p.12.

2007 “Denis Arcand’s Trilogy: From the Decline of the Empire to the Age of darkness” (Three articles) (in Arabic), Cairo, Al Dostoor, May- June, p.12.

2006 “Face of the Human and Surface of The World: Reflections on Cinematic Pantheism”, in Intermedialities, University of Montreal, No. 8, Fall, pp.121-134.

2006 “Les Misérables chantent en arabe : Hugo dans le cinéma égyptien” in CinémAction. Le Victor Hugo des cinéastes, Paris, Corlet, No. 119, pp.108-122.

2006 “Ahmed Zaki: From Playing Losers to Achieving Stardom”, electronic journal: ArtEast, www.arteast.org, March.

2005 “Les exilés dans l’Amérique cinématographique. Mémoire, et intermédialité dans America America de Kazan” in CinéMas. Université de Montréal. Winter 2005. pp.13-27.

2004 “Soufisme et politique du panthéisme” in Scriptura, Québec, Faculté de Théologie de l’université de Montréal volume VI, no 2, pp. 91-105.

2004 “Huntington et l’Islam: la chasse aux non modernes” in Panoramiques. Vous avez dit conflit des civilisations?, no 68, Paris, Corlet, September, pp.31-41.

Conference Papers

2012 Muslim Utopia and the Politics of Global Welfare: Al Farabi’s Ideal City. Society for Utopian Studies. Annual meeting, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, October 4th (12 pages)

2012 The Stillness of Time in Cairo: Ruba Nadda’s Films, Out of Place, Out of Time. Symposium: Arab Canadian Filmmakers and Arab Canadians in Cinema. University of Ottawa, January 6th. (8 pages)

2012 The Art of Revolution: Artists and Intellectuals in the Arab Spring. Arab Canadian University Graduates Association. University of Ottawa. October 12th

2011 Jaber Lufti and the Aesthetics of Horror, Symposium: Arts in Displacement. The Arab Artists in Canada, Casa Arabe, Madrid, October 25th. (10 pages)

2011 Egypt and Africa: Cinema, Selective Memory, Sub-Imperialism, Congress of the Canadian Association for African Studies, York University, Toronto, May. (9 pages)

2011 Expérience de la guerre et expertise en témoignage : médias, médiations, silences, International Conference: Extending Expertise? Experts and Amateurs in Communication and Culture, University of Ottawa, May. (12 pages)

2011 Post-National Cinemas: Knitting the Masses and Photographing Desire, NEMLA North East Modern Language Association, New Jersey, April. (10 pages)

2011 Tisser le film au fil de la narration, Panel : « Cinéma et textilité : tissu narratif, tissu social », Film Studies Program, University of Ottawa, March. (6 pages)

2010 Suez au cinéma : guerre et témoignage par procuration. UQAM, Montreal, November. (8 pages)

2010 Suez au cinéma : guerre et témoignage par procuration. UQAM, Montreal, November. (8 pages)

2010 Mapping National Skin: Rugs, Dresses and Palestine. FSAC Conference (Film Studies Association of Canada). Concordia University. Montreal. June. (8 pages)

2010 The Epistemic Veil in Modern Art: Salome by Eman Haram. The Arts and the Sacred Conference. Musée de l’art contemporain. Place des Arts. Montreal. April. (12 pages)

2009 The Other Europe: Veils, (In-)Visibility and Strangers in Western Culture. Beyond Boundaries Conference. Istanbul. Bahceshehir University. October. (8 pages)

2009 Textile Palestine. The Politics of Fabric and the Imagined National Landscape. FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). Annual Meeting. Ottawa. Carleton University. May. (7 pages)

2008 The Veils of Otherness: Cinema and the Contrapuntal Salome. Counterpoints. International Conference on the Edward Said Legacy. Ottawa. University of Ottawa, October. (9 pages)

2008 Cinematic Hijra and Nation-Screen: The Paradox of The Prophet’s Migrant Polity and Spoken Word Territorialized in the State and in Film. ACLA American Comparative Literature Association. Long Beach. April. (7 pages)

2008 The Veil Architecture: Fabric as Marker and Organizer of Cinematic Space. Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Philadelphia. March. (8 pages)

2007 Le voile de Dieu. L’art comme révélation en Islam, The Sacred and the Arts Conference Series, Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, Montreal, November. (10 pages)

2006 Arab Video Music: Imagined Territories and The Liberation of Desire. Middle East Studies Association, Boston, November. (9 pages)

2006 Masculinités arabes imaginaires : modernité en mouvement. Colloquium Hommes, Traditions culturelles, Modernité, Montreal, University of Montreal, April. (7 pages)

2006 Ironies urbaines: rire entre ville moderne et médina cinématographiques en Afrique du nord. Colloquium Les visages de l’humour et de l’ironie, Montreal, University of Montreal, April. (10 pages)

2006 La reine et la putain. Cléopâtre au cinema, National Film Board, February. (9 pages)

2005 Égypte Ad Africa : archéologie et impérialisme cinématographique afro-africain. Colloque L’Afrique réconciliée. Images et mémoire, Montreal, Concordia University, April. (6 pages)

2005 Road Movie et voyage mystique : Le voyage de Fernando Solanas. Journée de recherche sur le road movie interculturel. Ottawa. University of Ottawa. Chair for Cultural Transfers. February. (12 pages)

2005 Désir voilé et voile désiré, Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Novembre. (6 pages)

2005 Provence celluloïd (About the works of Marcel Pagnol in cinema. in French), Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, Montreal, October. (12 pages)

2005 La Momie : Pharaons de pierre, égyptiens en chair dans le cinéma de S.A. Salam, Musée des Beaux arts de Montréal, Montreal, April. (12 pages)

2004 Le terroriste et le martyr : figures intermédiales d’une ère globale. VIème colloque du CRI (Centre des recherches sur l’intermédialité). La nouvelle sphère intermédiatique VI. Montreal, Goethe Institute, October. (7 pages)

2004 Du portrait au gros plan : visage et subjectivation; individuation et collectivisation. Colloque des groupes de recherche sur l’intermédialité de l’expérience et sur Chris Marker. Le Visage. Montreal, UQAM, Département des Études littéraires. November. (7 pages)

2004 Mysticism, Media, Mediation. Interface, Film Studies and Cultural Studies Graduate Students Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, April. (6 pages)

2004 Elia Kazan: voyage vers l’utopie. Sur America America, Center for European Studies, University of Montreal and Association le Tiers, April. (8 pages)

Book Reviews

2005 « L’occident imaginaire raconté par Thierry Hentsch », review of Thierry Hentsch, Raconter et mourir, in Arguments. Politique, société et histoire, Presses de l’université Laval, vol 7, No. 1, Automne 2004- Hiver, pp. 119-124.

Research Reports

2011 Evaluation report, Tenure and Promotion, Dr. I M., University of Alberta.

2010 Evaluation report (manuscript referee for Intermédialités).

2010 Evaluation report (manuscript referee for Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications.

2009 Evaluation report (external assessor of Standard Research Grant), SSHRC.

2008 External Examiner report (Thesis of Valérie-Anne Pocock), McGill University.

2006 Evaluation report (external assessor of Standard Research Grant), SSHRC.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming “Photo-Tattoo as Postmodern Veils: Photography, Writing Subjectivity on the Female Body” in Walid El Hamamsy et al. (eds) . Pop Corn Islam. Inter-Cultural Encounters. New York. Routledge. (accepted February 2012)

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/ARB2700 6.0  Introduction to Arab Culture SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/ARB3000 6.0  Advanced Standard Arabic LGCL  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/DLLL1000 6.0  World Literatures in Perspective LECT  

Degrees

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
M.A., French & Comparative Literature, University of Cairo

All Publications

Books

2012 (editor) The Figure of the Prophet and Prophetic Figures. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (in process)

2004 (editor) Arabes : sortir du marasme? Paris: Éditions Corlet (255 pages).

Book Chapters

2011 « Mohamad au cinéma : la destruction des idoles dans un média iconodule », in Olga Hazan & Jacques Lavoie (eds). Le prophète Mohammad entre le mot et l’image. Fides. Montreal. pp.65-94.

2010 «Désir voilé et voile désiré. Le Féminin, l’Érotique et le Sacré chez les Arabes ». in Mohammed Arkoun (introduction). Arabitudes. L’altérité arabe au Québec. Fidès. Montréal. pp.161-165.

2010 “Arab Video Music : Imagined Territories and The Liberation of Desire (or: Sex Lies in Video (Clip))” in Michael Frishkopf (ed) Music and Media in the Arab World, Cairo : American University in Cairo Press. pp.92-99

2009 “The Other Europe: Veils, (In-)Visibility and Strangers in Western Culture”. In Savas Arslan, Volkan Aytar, Defne Karaosmanoglu & Suheyla Schroeder (eds) Media, Culture and Identity in Europe. Istanbul: Bahceshehir University Press. pp.87-94.

2009 “Le mélodrame dans la modernité cinématographique: le Fatum laïcisé chez De Mil et Branagh » in Gharaa Mehana (ed), Hommage à Amina Rachid. Cairo : Dar Al Ayn. pp.116-124

2008 « Ironies urbaines: rire entre ville moderne et médina cinématographiques en Afrique du nord », in Christiane Ndiyaye (ed) Rira bien : Humour et ironie dans les littératures et le cinéma de l’Afrique francophone, Montréal : Editions mémoire de l’encrier, pp. 147-163.

Journal Articles

2012 “The Trope of Weaving and the Figure of the Carpet as an Allegory of Film in Fiction and Documentary Cinema” (in Arabic: Al Nasj Wal Bissat Ka Majaz Fee Al Cinema Al Rowaeya Wa Al Wathaeqeya). Alif. Journal of Comparative Poetics. The Imaginary and the Documentary: Cultural Studies in Literature, History, and the Arts. No 32. 2012. American University in Cairo Press. pp.228-255. (With English abstract)

2011 “Eman Haram’s Epistemic Veil”, posted on photographer Eman Haram’s site. http://www.geographyofelsewhere.com, January 2011

2009 “La terreur en spectacle : 11.09.01” in CinémAction. Amos Gitai entre terre et exil. Paris. Corlet Publications, no 131. pp.47-49.

2008 “Le Road Movie interculturel comme voyage mystique : Le voyage de Fernando Solanas”, CinéMas, Université de Montréal, pp.123-142.

2007 “Lotte Reiniger: Arabian Nights in German. From the Sunrise of Novel to the Sunrise of Cinema”, (in Arabic), Cairo, Al Dostoor, September, p.12.

2007 “The Adventures of Prince Achmet. The Arabian Nights Inspire the First Animation Picture Ever”, (in Arabic), Cairo, Al Dostoor, September, p.12.

2007 “Denis Arcand’s Trilogy: From the Decline of the Empire to the Age of darkness” (Three articles) (in Arabic), Cairo, Al Dostoor, May- June, p.12.

2006 “Face of the Human and Surface of The World: Reflections on Cinematic Pantheism”, in Intermedialities, University of Montreal, No. 8, Fall, pp.121-134.

2006 “Les Misérables chantent en arabe : Hugo dans le cinéma égyptien” in CinémAction. Le Victor Hugo des cinéastes, Paris, Corlet, No. 119, pp.108-122.

2006 “Ahmed Zaki: From Playing Losers to Achieving Stardom”, electronic journal: ArtEast, www.arteast.org, March.

2005 “Les exilés dans l’Amérique cinématographique. Mémoire, et intermédialité dans America America de Kazan” in CinéMas. Université de Montréal. Winter 2005. pp.13-27.

2004 “Soufisme et politique du panthéisme” in Scriptura, Québec, Faculté de Théologie de l’université de Montréal volume VI, no 2, pp. 91-105.

2004 “Huntington et l’Islam: la chasse aux non modernes” in Panoramiques. Vous avez dit conflit des civilisations?, no 68, Paris, Corlet, September, pp.31-41.

Conference Papers

2012 Muslim Utopia and the Politics of Global Welfare: Al Farabi’s Ideal City. Society for Utopian Studies. Annual meeting, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, October 4th (12 pages)

2012 The Stillness of Time in Cairo: Ruba Nadda’s Films, Out of Place, Out of Time. Symposium: Arab Canadian Filmmakers and Arab Canadians in Cinema. University of Ottawa, January 6th. (8 pages)

2012 The Art of Revolution: Artists and Intellectuals in the Arab Spring. Arab Canadian University Graduates Association. University of Ottawa. October 12th

2011 Jaber Lufti and the Aesthetics of Horror, Symposium: Arts in Displacement. The Arab Artists in Canada, Casa Arabe, Madrid, October 25th. (10 pages)

2011 Egypt and Africa: Cinema, Selective Memory, Sub-Imperialism, Congress of the Canadian Association for African Studies, York University, Toronto, May. (9 pages)

2011 Expérience de la guerre et expertise en témoignage : médias, médiations, silences, International Conference: Extending Expertise? Experts and Amateurs in Communication and Culture, University of Ottawa, May. (12 pages)

2011 Post-National Cinemas: Knitting the Masses and Photographing Desire, NEMLA North East Modern Language Association, New Jersey, April. (10 pages)

2011 Tisser le film au fil de la narration, Panel : « Cinéma et textilité : tissu narratif, tissu social », Film Studies Program, University of Ottawa, March. (6 pages)

2010 Suez au cinéma : guerre et témoignage par procuration. UQAM, Montreal, November. (8 pages)

2010 Suez au cinéma : guerre et témoignage par procuration. UQAM, Montreal, November. (8 pages)

2010 Mapping National Skin: Rugs, Dresses and Palestine. FSAC Conference (Film Studies Association of Canada). Concordia University. Montreal. June. (8 pages)

2010 The Epistemic Veil in Modern Art: Salome by Eman Haram. The Arts and the Sacred Conference. Musée de l’art contemporain. Place des Arts. Montreal. April. (12 pages)

2009 The Other Europe: Veils, (In-)Visibility and Strangers in Western Culture. Beyond Boundaries Conference. Istanbul. Bahceshehir University. October. (8 pages)

2009 Textile Palestine. The Politics of Fabric and the Imagined National Landscape. FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). Annual Meeting. Ottawa. Carleton University. May. (7 pages)

2008 The Veils of Otherness: Cinema and the Contrapuntal Salome. Counterpoints. International Conference on the Edward Said Legacy. Ottawa. University of Ottawa, October. (9 pages)

2008 Cinematic Hijra and Nation-Screen: The Paradox of The Prophet’s Migrant Polity and Spoken Word Territorialized in the State and in Film. ACLA American Comparative Literature Association. Long Beach. April. (7 pages)

2008 The Veil Architecture: Fabric as Marker and Organizer of Cinematic Space. Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Philadelphia. March. (8 pages)

2007 Le voile de Dieu. L’art comme révélation en Islam, The Sacred and the Arts Conference Series, Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, Montreal, November. (10 pages)

2006 Arab Video Music: Imagined Territories and The Liberation of Desire. Middle East Studies Association, Boston, November. (9 pages)

2006 Masculinités arabes imaginaires : modernité en mouvement. Colloquium Hommes, Traditions culturelles, Modernité, Montreal, University of Montreal, April. (7 pages)

2006 Ironies urbaines: rire entre ville moderne et médina cinématographiques en Afrique du nord. Colloquium Les visages de l’humour et de l’ironie, Montreal, University of Montreal, April. (10 pages)

2006 La reine et la putain. Cléopâtre au cinema, National Film Board, February. (9 pages)

2005 Égypte Ad Africa : archéologie et impérialisme cinématographique afro-africain. Colloque L’Afrique réconciliée. Images et mémoire, Montreal, Concordia University, April. (6 pages)

2005 Road Movie et voyage mystique : Le voyage de Fernando Solanas. Journée de recherche sur le road movie interculturel. Ottawa. University of Ottawa. Chair for Cultural Transfers. February. (12 pages)

2005 Désir voilé et voile désiré, Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Novembre. (6 pages)

2005 Provence celluloïd (About the works of Marcel Pagnol in cinema. in French), Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, Montreal, October. (12 pages)

2005 La Momie : Pharaons de pierre, égyptiens en chair dans le cinéma de S.A. Salam, Musée des Beaux arts de Montréal, Montreal, April. (12 pages)

2004 Le terroriste et le martyr : figures intermédiales d’une ère globale. VIème colloque du CRI (Centre des recherches sur l’intermédialité). La nouvelle sphère intermédiatique VI. Montreal, Goethe Institute, October. (7 pages)

2004 Du portrait au gros plan : visage et subjectivation; individuation et collectivisation. Colloque des groupes de recherche sur l’intermédialité de l’expérience et sur Chris Marker. Le Visage. Montreal, UQAM, Département des Études littéraires. November. (7 pages)

2004 Mysticism, Media, Mediation. Interface, Film Studies and Cultural Studies Graduate Students Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, April. (6 pages)

2004 Elia Kazan: voyage vers l’utopie. Sur America America, Center for European Studies, University of Montreal and Association le Tiers, April. (8 pages)

Book Reviews

2005 « L’occident imaginaire raconté par Thierry Hentsch », review of Thierry Hentsch, Raconter et mourir, in Arguments. Politique, société et histoire, Presses de l’université Laval, vol 7, No. 1, Automne 2004- Hiver, pp. 119-124.

Research Reports

2011 Evaluation report, Tenure and Promotion, Dr. I M., University of Alberta.

2010 Evaluation report (manuscript referee for Intermédialités).

2010 Evaluation report (manuscript referee for Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications.

2009 Evaluation report (external assessor of Standard Research Grant), SSHRC.

2008 External Examiner report (Thesis of Valérie-Anne Pocock), McGill University.

2006 Evaluation report (external assessor of Standard Research Grant), SSHRC.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming “Photo-Tattoo as Postmodern Veils: Photography, Writing Subjectivity on the Female Body” in Walid El Hamamsy et al. (eds) . Pop Corn Islam. Inter-Cultural Encounters. New York. Routledge. (accepted February 2012)


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/ARB2700 6.0  Introduction to Arab Culture SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/ARB3000 6.0  Advanced Standard Arabic LGCL  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/DLLL1000 6.0  World Literatures in Perspective LECT