Kanate Dahouda, assistant professor of French and francophone studies, delivered a paper titled “Caribbean literature: From the Identity crisis to the Self-discovery,” on March 28, at a meeting on francophone studies at Guelph University, Ontario, Canada. In his paper, Dahouda examined the problem of alienation in writings by early French Caribbean authors. He discussed ways in which next generation broke this situation in their passionate and dynamic quest for a cultural and political identity. He analyzed the new orientation of contemporary French Caribbean literature dealing with Creoleness and writing in Diaspora in the memory of the native islands. Dahouda joined the faculty of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2001.