Session Information


1: Critical Reception of Francophone North African Writers in the United States: An Expected Fame?

Meryem Belkaid, Bowdoin C

2: Reception of Insurgency-Themed Fiction from the Global South: Insights from Close and Distant Reading

Meghan Gorman-DaRif, U of Texas, Austin
Sayan Bhattacharyya, U of Pennsylvania

3: From Exoticism to the Exote: Attending to Liminal Circulations between France, North Africa, and Japan in Hubert Haddad

Matthew Brauer, Northwestern U

4: Said’s ‘Traveling Theory’ and the Varied Reception of Leila Aboulela’s Fiction

Rebecca Dyer, Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech.


Cajetan Iheka, U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa