Public Talks and Scholarly Presentations

Public Talks

Interview.”A Look Inside Charlie Hebdo.” John Williams Show. Chicago: WGN 720AM. Live radio and podcast. 31 January 2015.

Scholarly Presentations

“Cut the Sound: Squat Performance in Leïla Sebbar’s Shérazade: 17 ans, brune, frisée, les yeux verts (1982).” Contemporary French Civilization at 40 Conference: Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland. 3-5 September 2015.

“Not a Moment of Silence, but a Moment to Speak: A Critical Homage to Assia Djebar.” Gender and Subjectivity Panel. In/Between Conference 2015: Border Crossings. University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. 5 March 2015.

“Secularism and Multiculturalism in France.” Charlie and Context Roundtable. Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. 18 February 2015.

“To Sound or Not to Sound: Digital Discourses of Conflict in Mediterranean Culture in French.” Sounds and Silences of Performative Politics Panel. In/Between Conference 2014: The Soundscapes of Culture. University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. 27 February 2014.

“Beirut Calling: Lebanese Avant Jazz in Global and French Mediterranean Contexts.” Music Performance Panel, Department of Theater and Music. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. 26 March 2013.

“A Call to Listen: Sonic Dynamics of Gender and Ethnicity in Mediterranean Culture in French.” Department of French and Francophone Studies Fall Lecture Series. University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. 17 November 2010.

“Sounding Modernity and Tradition: The Interplay of Sound and Image in Yasmina Khadra’s Les Sirènes de Bagdad.”  Writing History, Writing the Self Panel. Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference. University of Kentucky,  Lexington, Kentucky. 15-17 April 2010.

“‘Please Tell Me Who I Am’: Blasting Supertramp and Machine Guns in Wajdi Mouawad’s Incendies.” Visualing the Mediterranean: Geographies, Bodies, Soundscapes Panel. 12th Annual Mediterranean Studies Congress. Università di Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. 28 May 2009.

Performer. “Intermède poétique et musicale.” Figures féminines mythiques d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Colloque de Traverses—Gradiva (Université de Paris 8). Colegio de España, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France. 9 June 2007.

“Resisting the Periphery: Rape and Narrative Aphasia in the Heptaméron, Story 2.” What Ails The Sixteenth Century? Panel. Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference. University of Kentucky,  Lexington, Kentucky. 19 April 2007.

“L’écriture féminine comme un acte d’engagement contre la guerre au Liban, cas d’Evelyne Accad.”  Colloque: Orphée chante les jardins du Liban: Guerre et Amour. Université Libanaise, Tripoli, Lebanon. 25 November 2005.

Jouissance as Political Activism in Evelyne Accad’s Coquelicot du massacre.” The Critical and Creative Writings of Evelyne Accad: An International Colloquium (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Maison du Liban, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France. 18 June 2004.

“Translating Yolaine Simha: Her Life and Work.” Guest lecture. Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois. 18 November 2002.

“Translating Yolaine Simha: Her Life and Work.” Guest lecture. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois. 17 November 2002.