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Yasser Elhariry


Assistant Professor of French

PhD New York University

311 Dartmouth Hall

Primary Interests

  • The francophone Middle East
  • 19th and 20th century French and francophone literature and poetry
  • Poetics and literary theory
  • Translation
  • The Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the 'oceanic turn'
  • International modernism and avant-gardes
  • Genre, print culture, little magazines
  • Classical Arabic literature, pre-Islamic poetry, 'Abbasid belles-lettres, comparative poetics
  • Experimental and electronic audio, music, theory and performance

Selected Publications


I am currently working on a book-length study that situates, within Mediterranean, Levantine and international contexts, the aesthetics of the œuvres of Egyptian writers d'expression française in relation to modernist literary and critical movements in France, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.


"Sky-Birds and Dead Trees: Edmond Jabès and Imru' al-Qays." Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity. Edited by Adlai Murdoch and Zsuzsanna Fagyal. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (forthcoming).


Last Updated: 3/27/13