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Dahouda publishes article on desire, eroticism and identity

Kanaté Dahouda of the HWS French and Francophone Studies faculty, recently published an article in Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Vol. 21, 2006 (the review of the International Council of Francophone Studies).

His article, “Alix Renaud: au rythme du corps lyrique,” studies the engagement of Renaud, a Francophone writer, with desire, eroticism and subversion in his novel “A corps joie,” (The Lyric Body) published in 1985.

The article “recovers the sensuous world of Renaud's characters by examining the game of intimacy between sense experience and body, between emotion and language as the protagonists try to make meaning in their process of asserting a new sense of identity in times of social, religious and personal crisis.”

Dahouda, who has been with the Colleges since 2001, holds a doctorate from L'Université Laval in Québec, Canada. He has lectured on Canadian and Caribbean literatures, in French, and has published book reviews and several articles on Francophone Literatures.