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Dahouda published on Desire, Eroticism, and Identity

Kanaté Dahouda, an HWS assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies, was recently published in the latest issue of Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Vol. 21, 2006 (the review of the International Council of Francophone Studies).

His article, titled Alix Renaud: au rythme du corps lyrique, studies the engagement of the Francophone writer Alix Renaud with desire, eroticism and subversion in the novel A Corps Joie (The Lyric Body). In particular, Dahouda’s 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 find meaning in the process of asserting a new sense of self identity in times of social, religious and personal crisis.

Prof. Dahouda holds a Doctorate from L’Université Laval in Quebec, Canada. He has been with the Colleges since 2001.