organised one panel at
The Biennial Conference of
The University of Sussex, 9-11 September 2014

The theme was:
Cultural Expression in The Maghreb: Historical, Literary Forms and the Media

Maghrebian literature, written in Arabic or in French by either male or female authors has not always reached the Anglophone audience. Speakers for this panel were invited to present original research on Media, Literature, Women’s Studies, and Poetry, relating to North Africa.

The following papers were selected and presented at the Panel:

  1. Fella Benabed, Annaba University, Algeria
    The Black Decade in Testimonial Algerian Novels
  2. Amar Guendouzi, Mouloud Mammeri University, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
    Francophone and Anglophone African Literary Connections: A Study of Culture and Identity in Assia Djebar’s Nulle part dans la maison de mon père and Kwame A. Appiah’s In my Father’s House
  3. Jyhene Kebsi, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Arabic North African Literature and Film in an Age of Globalization
  4. Nina Studer, University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Absinthe in the Maghreb: Guilt and Cultural Assimilation in French Colonial Medicine

NOTE: The African Studies Association UK was founded 50 years ago and is focussed mainly on former British Colonies. The Maghreb Studies Association is now affiliated to the African Studies Association UK, and it is the intention to organise panels at all of their future conferences.

All papers presented at this panel will be published in The Maghreb Review.