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Curriculum Vitae: 
Credentials: 
Ph.D. in French and Francophone studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Research Fellowship, North African Studies, Harvard University
M.A. in French Literature and Culture, Queens College & the Graduate Center, New York, NY
Maîtrise in American Studies, Université de Caen, France
B.A. in English, University of Algiers, Algeria
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones
  • North East Modern Languages Association
  • Modern Languages Association
  • American Institute for Maghreb Studies
  • American Association for Literature and the Environment
  • Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Education: 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ph.D. in French and Francophone studies, May 2002

Specialization in North African, Sub-Saharan and Caribbean literatures and cultures

 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, CMES (Center for Middle East Studies), Visiting Scholar Fellowship, 2001-02.

Queens College & the Graduate Center of the City Universities of New York, NY

Master’s degree in French Literature, December 1998

 

Queens College & the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Micefa Certificate (2-year exchange program between the Universities of Paris

and the City Universities of New York), August 95-June 97

 

Paris VIII University, Paris, France      

Maîtrise (Master’s degree level) in American Studies, September 1993-June 1995

Completed at Université de Caen, December 2008.

 

Bouzaréa University, Algiers, Algeria.

Bachelor of Arts in English, September 1993

Honors and Awards: 

National and International Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2017 Institute Award, co-PI ($182,000).
  • NEH Fellowship Award to participate in the 2015 Summer Institute “The Alhambra and Spain’s Islamic Past.” Granada, Spain, June 14 to July 10, 2015, ($3,300).
  • Government of Quebec grant for the “development of an upper-division course on Quebec” ($4,850), March 2014.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2014 Institute Award, August 2013, co-PI ($178,000).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2007 Institute Award, August 2006, co-PI ($162,000).
  • American Institute for Maghrebi Scholars Fellowship, June 2000 ($2,000)
  • Dartmouth Fellowship Award, French Studies Department, Louisiana State University, May 2001 ($1,000). 

State and Regional Awards

  • Cynthia Withycomb Writing Fellowship (complimentary attendance, Willamette Writers Conference, July 2008).
  • Oregon Council for the Humanities Grant, May 2005, co-PI ($4,000).
  • Scholarship for Teachers, Northwest Film Center, Portland, May 2004 (screenwriting course, summer 2004).

University and Community Awards

  • 2016 OSU College of Liberal Arts Research Award. ($4,000).

  • 2016 American Institute for Maghreb Studies, U.S. Scholars Fellowship, PI. ($3,800)

  • OSU nomination for the 2016 NEH Summer Stipend Fellowship, Fall 2015.

  • OSU Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Fall 2014.
  • OSU Summer Session Study Abroad Course Initiative Grant (approved Nov. 25, 2014): $2850.
  • OSU Global Learning Initiative Grant, Winter 2013, ($2,000).
  • OSU College of Liberal Arts Bill Wilkins Faculty Development Award, September 2007.
  • OSU Trillium Project fellowship (a 3-day writing residency in the Shotpouch Cabin), March 2008.
  • OSU Valley Library Research Travel Grant, 2007 (and also 2004).
  • OSU Rural Studies Program Faculty Fellowship, October 2006.
  • OSU Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Winter 2006.
  • OSU Faculty Release Time Grant, Research Office, June 2004.
  • OSU WIC Stage One Grant- (Development within a Department), May 2004.
  • Supplemental award for the best graduate student and teaching assistant. Graduate School, Louisiana State University, August 1999. 

Profile Field Tabs

Biography

Nabil Boudraa is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Oregon State University. He has recently received several grants and awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Award (2011) and an NEH Summer Institute grant (2013 and also in 2007). He has published on a range of topics related to the francophone world and particularly to North African cultures.

 

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
Courses Taught: 

Fourth-Year French (FR 411: Contemporary French Culture); FR 340: Introduction to French Literary Studies; FR 339: Topics in French and Francophone literature; FR 439: Writing Intensive Curriculum; FR 429: French Society through its Cinema; FR 329: Francophone Cultures through Film.

In addition, I regularly teach courses on French literature in translation for the Honors College, including existentialism (Sartre and Camus), Theatre of the Absurd (Beckett and Ionesco), Landscape in French literature (Giono and Camus), among other courses.

Research/Career Interests: 

Teaching Philosophy and Courses

  • Introduction to French and Francophone literatures
  • Francophone Studies (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
  • Fourth Year French
  • French and Francophone Cinema
  • Maghrebian literature in translation

Research

  • North African, Sub-Saharan and Caribbean literatures and cultures
  • French and Francophone Film
  • Landscape in French and Francophone Literatures
  • 20th century French Literature
  • 19th century French-American Relations
  • History and anthropology of North Africa        

PUBLICATIONS:

Book manuscripts:

Nabil Boudraa, Algeria on Screen: The films of Merzak Allouache (Amherst, N.Y. :Cambria Press). Expected publication: Early 2017.

 

Nabil Boudraa and Cécile Accilien, Francophone Cultures through Film (Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2013).

 

Edited Volumes:

Special issue of The Journal of North African Studies on“Maghrebi Artistic and Literary Expressions in the 21st Century.”

Guest editor with Dr. Joseph Krause, expected date of publication, Winter 2016.

 

Special issue of The Journal of North African Studies on “Maghrebi Cinema in the 21st Century.”  Guest editor with Joseph Krause, expected date of publication, Spring 2016.

 

North African Mosaic: A Cultural Re-appraisal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, England. July 2007. Co-editor with Dr. Joseph Krause.

 

Hommage à Kateb Yacine. Paris: Editions l’Harmattan, 2006.

 

To Topos/Poetry International: Guest editor for a special issue, entitled “North African Voices”,Volume VII. Corvallis: Poetry Enterprises, Spring 2005.

 

Peer-reviewed articles:

“Les écrivains francophones du Maghreb face au problème de la langue,” in a special issue of the International Journal of Francophone Postcolonial Studies on Multilingual Francophone African Identities, edited by Charlotte Baker and Delphine Grass, vol. 18.1 (2015).

 

“The Eternal Jugurtha” (Co-translation of an essay by Jean Amrouche with introduction and notes), The International Journal of Francophone Studies. Fishponds: Intellect, forthcoming 2017.

 

“Zebra” (Co-translation of a short story by Mouloud Mammeri, with introduction and notes), The International Journal of Francophone Studies. Fishponds: Intellect, volume 17, No 1, 2014, pp. 93-107.

 

“William Faulkner and the Francophone World” in International Journal of Language and Literature, 2(4), December 2014, pp. 109-122.

 

Intouchables” (Dossier pédagogique), The French Review, Vol. 88.2, December 2014.

 

“Women in Algeria,” Women's Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, (forthcoming, Fall 2015).

 

“Algeria” in Taylor, Kenneth B., ed. Etiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming.

 

“Re-visioning History in North African Francophone Literature and Film” in special issue of The Journal of North African Studies “Maghrebi Cinema in the 21st Century.”  Eds. Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Krause, forthcoming Spring 2016.

 

“La Poésie Orale Berbère au Maroc.” Studi Magrebini. Vol. No. 2 (2004): 223-235. (Co-author Tassadit Yacine)

 

 “Conversation autour de la littérature algérienne d’expression française: entretien avec Tassadit Yacine.”

Mots Pluriels, No. 24 (June 2003). http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP2403ty.html (Interview)

 

 Book chapters:

“Was Edward Said Right in Depicting Albert Camus as an Imperialist?” in Paradoxical Citizenship. Lanham: Lexington Books, May 2006, 187-200. (Editor: Sylvia Nagy-Zekmy).

Book and film Reviews:

  1. Najib Rédouane. Les Ecrivains Maghrébins Francophones et L’Islam. CEELAN Review, (Special Issue on Assia Djebar), Fall 2015, Vol. XII, 3, pp. 177-80.
  2. Robert Lang. New Tunisian Cinema Allegories of Resistance. Review of Middle East Studies, Volume 49, Issue 1, April 2015.
  3. Michel Onfray. Cosmos. French Review, (forthcoming, Winter 2016).
  4. Fazia Aitel. We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture. The International Journal of Francophone Studies, (forthcoming, Fall 2015).
  5. Fazia Aitel. We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture. French Review, (forthcoming, Fall 2015).
  6. Josef Gugler. Ten Arab filmmakers: Political Dissent & Social Critique. Journal of North African Studies, (forthcoming, Winter 2016).
  7. Merzak Allouache.The Rooftops (film review). African Studies Review (forthcoming 2016).
  8. Brian T. Edwards. Morocco Bound. Journal of North African Studies, vol. 12, number 1, March 2007, 132-134.
  9. Jane Goodman. Berber Culture on the World Stage. International Journal of African Historical Studies. Volume 40, 1, 2007, 168-169.
  10. Aida Bamia. The Graying of the Raven: Cultural & Sociopolitical Significance of Algerian Folk Poetry. Arab Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2003), 147-149. http://www.arabstudiesjournal.org/book_reviews.cfm?reviewid=9

 

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

INVITED TALKS

  • Invited by the French Department at Willamette University to talk about Charlie Hebdo, November 11, 2015.
  • Invited talk “Text and contexts: Algeria”at OSU Cascades, Bend, Nov 4, 2014.
  • “Is there a representation of a Mediterranean culture in Maghrebian francophone literature and cinema?”in the panel "Contemporary Francophone Performance and Mediterranean Critique." 131st MLA Convention in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.
  • Invited by the Cascades African Film Festival to present and lead a discussion on the Algerian film “Bab-el-Oued City,”Portland, Oregon, February 28, 2015.
  • Invited by PCC's Internationalization Initiative for a talk on “The Connections between North Africa & France” at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.
  • Invited by OSU’s Intercultural Student Services to talk and lead a workshop on diversity and social justice in North Africa, Oregon State University, February 27, 2015.
  • “History in North African Francophone Literature and Cinema” at Bowdoin College, Maine, February 2, 2015.
  • “Les écrivains francophones du Maghreb face au problème de la langue,” at the ‘Multilingual French Identities’ Conference, Lancaster University, UK, January 24-25, 2014.
  • Invited to participate in a panel on Albert Camus at the North Eastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 23, 2013.
  • Invited to participate in a panel on the Algerian Revolution, the Center for Middle East Studies, Portland State University, October 25, 2012.
  • Invited to participate in a panel “Focus on North Africa” the Center for Middle East Studies, Portland State University, April 14, 2011.
  • Invited to lead a workshop at the Center for Middle East Studies, Portland State University, on July 20th, 2012, as part of their summer institute for middle and high school educators, entitled "Global Education through Film.”
  • Invited for a presentation “Peoples and Cultures of North Africa” by the OSU Lifelong Learning Academy, Corvallis, April 29, 2011. Also “France and the Francophone World: Where is the Center now?” on January 27, 2011.
  • Invited to participate in a panel on African classics at the North Eastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Annual   Conference in New Brunswick, April 6, 2011. My talk is on Kateb’s Nedjma (as a founding text).

  • Invited as a speaker at a panel “La culture francophone: paroles et images,” CCFLT Conference, Denver, Colorado, February 26, 2009.
  • Invited for a presentation in the French department on “The Maghreb and globalization,” United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, February 27, 2009.
  • Invited as a keynote speaker by Willamette University to talk about the Franco-Algerian film, Indigènes (Days of Glory), November 5, 2008. The film deals with the North (and sub-Saharan) soldiers in World War II.
  • Guest lecturer at the UCLA Summer 2008 Workshop, designed for California teachers: “North Africa and Its Neighbors: A Dynamic Crossroads”, July 31, 2008. Title of presentation: Francophone Women's Writing of North Africa and the Diaspora.
  • Invited by the African Film Festival as keynote speaker to present and discuss the newly released film Indigènes, Portland, February 1, 2008.
  • Invited for a presentation to the graduate students in French, entitledNorth African literature in French: from Kateb Yacine to Assia Djebar”, University of Washington, Seattle, January 15, 2007.
  • Invited for a talkFrom the Local to the Universal: North African Mosaic in the Global World” at Linfield

College, Oregon, May 4, 2006.

  • Invited for a presentation on the Berber Culture at the International Amazigh Festival, Santa Cruz, California,

May 7, 2006.

  • Invited for a presentation on the “Francophone minority cultures and globalization” by the OSU Alumni Association, Corvallis, February 6, 2006.
  • Invited for a talk, “The Poetics of Landscape in Edouard Glissant, Kateb Yacine and William Faulkner” at

Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, April 19, 2002.

 

 

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

  •  “Against amnesia: Can North African francophone writers and filmmakers Unmask History?” OSU Center for the Humanities, Corvallis, Oregon, February 9, 2015.
  • Panelist at the OSU event on the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris, March 2015.
    • ·         “The Natural World and Literature: from Albert Camus to Edward Abbey,” OSU Center for the Humanities,
  • “Les écrivains maghrébins et le multilinguisme,” Congrès Mondial du Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 11-17, 2012.
  • Lecture on Algeria’s Berber issue, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2007 Institute, Oregon State University, July 11, 2007.
  • Berber Cinema, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2007 Institute, Oregon State University, July 12, 2007.

             Corvallis, Oregon, April 23, 2007.

  • ·         Chaired a panel at the International Conference “The Berbers and Other Minorities in North Africa:            

A Cultural Re-appraisal” May 13-15, 2005, Portland, Oregon.

  • ·         “Violence, métissage et partage dans Nedjma de Kateb Yacine” in 20th-21st Century French and

Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, April 1, 2004.

  • Organized a lecture and a roundtable discussion with Dr. Tassadit Yacine on North African Women at Oregon

State University, March 5th, 2004.

  • “The Poetics of Landscape” Symposium on Cryptic Cartographies, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oct. 2002.
  • “Algérie: textes et contextes” Department of Foreign Languages, Purdue University, February 19, 2003.
  • “History, Land and Identity in William Faulkner, Kateb Yacine and Edouard Glissant”, Cincinnati

Romance Languages Conference, Cincinnati, May 11, 2002.

  •  “The Theme of Identity in Algerian literature” at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Georgetown

University, Workshop organized by the American Institute for Maghreb Studies, April 6, 2002.

  • “Cross-Cultural Poetics: William Faulkner, Edouard Glissant and Kateb Yacine.” Center for

Humanities, Harvard University. November 14, 2001.

  • “Paul Bowles and the Beats in Tangier.” Class Presentation in Coolidge Hall, Harvard University,

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, November 15, 2001.

  • “Poétique et écriture: le cas de Kateb Yacine” Session President, Congrès Mondial du Conseil

International d’Etudes Francophones, Portland, Maine, May 31, 2001.

  • “La poétique du Paysage dans l’oeuvre romanesque de Kateb Yacine” Congrès Mondial du Conseil

International d’Etudes Francophones, Portland, Maine, May 31, 2001.

  • “Le sentiment de la nature chez Kateb Yacine” Cincinnati Romance languages Conference, University

of Cincinnati, Ohio, May 12, 2001.

  • “Histoire et Culture au Maghreb.” Guest speaker, Phi Beta, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, April 19, 2001.
  • “La poétique du Paysage dans l’oeuvre d’Edouard Glissant”, at the Third International Conference on
  • “On Maghrebian Literature” at the University of Chicago, Dissertation Workshop organized by the American Institute   for Maghreb Studies, April 21, 2001.

Caribbean Literatures, Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 31-November 4, 2000.

  • “Culture et tradition orale chez les Berbères au sud du Maroc,” talk at the Tangier American Legation

Museum, Tangier, Morocco, August 16, 2000.

  • “L’oeuvre de trois écrivains francophones: Kateb, Glissant et Mudimbé.” Session President, Congrès Mondial

             du Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones, Sousse, Tunisia, May 31st, 2000.

  • “La fonction de l’opacité dans l’oeuvre de Glissant.” Congrès Mondial du Conseil International d’Etudes

             Francophones, Sousse, Tunisia, May 31st, 2000.

  • Panelist in the International Conference on the United Nations “The United Nations and the New Millenium”,

             International Cultural Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, November 1999.         

  •  Led a group discussion during a workshop “Kateb Yacine: Quête de l’identité et création artistique” at the

             Alliance Française, New York City, November 19, 1999.