Evelyne Accad. American/Lebanese (born Lebanon), b. 1943.
Genres: Novels, Literary criticism and history, Third World, Women’s studies and issues, Autobiography/Memoirs.
Career: Anderson College, instructor in French, 1967-68; International College, Beirut, Lebanon, teacher and girls counselor, 1968-70; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, assistant professor, 1974-79, associate professor, 1979-88, professor of French comparative literature and member of core faculty at African Center, Women’s Studies Center, and Center for Asian Studies, 1988-; Northwestern University, visiting professor, 1991.
Publications: Veil of Shame: The Role of Women in the Modern Fiction of North Africa and the Arab World, 1978; (Cont.) Women in the Moslem World, 1978; (trans.) N. Aba, Montjoie Palestine!; or, Last Year in Jerusalem (poem), 1980; (Cont.) Arabic Literature in North Africa, 1982; L’Excisee (novel), 1982, 2nd ed. 1992, trans, as The Excised, 1989, 2nd ed., 1994; (Cont.) The Image of the Prostitute in Modern Literature, 1984; (with R. Ghurayyeb) Contemporary Arab Women Writers and Poets (monograph), 1986; Coquelicot du massacre (novel), 1988; Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East, 1990; (Cont.) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, 1991; Des femmes, des hommes et la guerre: Fiction et realite au Proche-Orient, 1993; Blessures des Mots: Journal de Tunisie (novel), 1993, trans, published as Wounding Words: A Woman’s Journal in Tunisia, 1996; (Cont.) Arab Women: Old Boundaries, New Frontiers, 1993; (Cont.) Emotions, 1994; Les filles de Tahar Haddad (play; adaptation of Blessures des Mots), 1995; (Cont.) Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed, 1996; Voyages en Cancer, 2000, trans, as The Wounded Breast: Intimate Journeys through Cancer, 2001. Contributor to books and periodicals.
Address: Dept of French, 2090 Foreign Languages Bldg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A.
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