Dahouda publishes on Desire, Eroticism, and Identity
Kanaté Dahouda, an HWS assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies, has published an article in Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Vol. 21, 2006 (the review of the International Council of Francophone Studies). His article, entitled Alix Renaud: au rythme du corps lyrique, studies the engagement of the Francophone writer, Alix Renaud, with desire, eroticism and subversion in his novel A corps joie. 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 main protagonists try to make meaning in their process of asserting a new sense of 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.