‌ Melyssa Haffaf
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  • Ph.D in Romance Studies, French 


  • Certificate of Modern Standard Arabic, University of Jordan, Amman, 2012 

    B.A. in Humanities, Majors: Philosophy and Sociology, University of Paris IV Sorbonne, 2007

Research Interests

  • Teaching French (all levels), Arabic (from elementary to intermediate), and Spanish (from elementary to intermediate).

     French and Francophone Literatures; Postcolonial studies and theory, MENA Region; Representations of gender and subjectivities in Maghrebian Literature; Film studies; Literature and Philosophy; Islamic studies.   


  • “Alger, ville destinée à la violence?”, in Revue Réflexions et Perspectives, June 2012, pp. 109-125, Algiers : University of Algiers II

    [Special edition: “Cinquantenaire de l’Algérie indépendante. Itinéraires et visages en devenir”)
    Two entries in Women, Windows, and the Word: Diverging Perspectives on Islamic Art, Art Catalogue, University of Miami Lowe Art Museum

Conference Papers

  • “Masculinités mélancoliques: du radjel au queer”; International Conference: Modalities of Engagement and Desire. Around Abdellah Taïa; University of Miami— April 2014

    “Queer Masculinity in Taïa’s autofiction”; International Conference: Maghrebian Masculinities to Negotiate; University of Mannheim, Germany — June 2012

    “Between East and West: Autofiction and its limits in the work of Taïa”; Conference: East meets West – 711-2011; Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA — March 2011

    “The metamorphosis in Contemporary French Novels”; Alliance Française Miami, FL — April 2010