York professor, writer, poet focus of journal

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The newest issue of CELAAN, review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa, looks at the works of University Professor Hédi Bouraoui.

Guest-edited by Abderrahman Beggar of Wilfrid Laurier University, the volume explores numerous aspects of Bouraoui’s work, and reveals some of his thought-provoking concepts, such as Nomaditude, CELAAN journal coverTranspoétique, thus TransReél, TransPartage and TransCulture.

Bouraoui of York University is the author of some 20 books of poetry, a dozen novels, and several books of literary criticism, including The Critical Strategy (1983) and Transpoétique: Éloge du Nomadisme, which was awarded the APFUCC (Association des professeurs de français des universities et colleges canadiens) Prize for the Best Scholarly Work published in French in 2005.

His novel, Ainsi parle la Tour CN, was short-listed for the Trillium Award in 2000, and Cap Nord, was short-listed for the Prix des Lecteurs de Radio-Canada, and for the Trillium in 2009.

He has taught courses in contemporary theory and contemporary fiction for the graduate program in English, and postcolonial Maghrebian literature for the graduate program in French. He is writer in residence at Stong College and founder of the Canada-Maghreb Centre in 2002.

Some 13 international scholars and authors have contributed to this collection of articles on Bouraoui, the “Chevalier de l’esprit,” including to Albert Memmi: Chochana Boukhobza, Rafik Darragi, Elizabeth Sabiston, and Françoise Naudillon to name a few.

The journal is published twice a year by the Center for the Studies of the Literatures & Arts of North Africa. It primarily publishes scholarly articles on Maghrebian authors and French authors from the Maghreb, occasional notes on North Africa’s role in the work of authors from France and elsewhere.

To consult the Table of Contents of this volume or for more information, visit the CELAAN website.