Ph.D in French literature, University of Virginia
Doctorate in American literature, University of Toulouse
Farid Laroussi first studied the Maghreb world with particular attention to text, memory and history. His publications on francophone studies are on questions pertaining to the challenge of cultural representation, especially around identity and identification. Scholarly interests intersect with postcolonial writings and how they reinvent transnational point of view. His work also bears on contemporary French literature and the evolution of literary ideas and generic constructs in the post-WWII novel. After earning two Ph.Ds. and teaching at Yale for ten years, Farid Laroussi joined UBC in 2010, he is now a professor of French and Francophone Studies. He has published more than thirty articles and has authored three monographs.
- Francophone/Maghreb Studies
- 20th and 21st centuries French Studies
- Postcolonial Studies
- Work in progress: The Twilight of Theory: Literature after the Postcolonial Age (book proposal)
Aesthetic Alchemy. Arts and Ideology in the 21st-Century Arab World. Forthcoming.
Postcolonial Couterpoint. Orientalism, France and the Maghreb. University of Toronto Press, 2016.
Écriture du sujet. Éditions Vrin/Sils Maria: Paris/Bruxelles, 2006.
Edited Journal Issue
Guest editor, Studies in Twenty and Twenty-First Literature, “Narratives of Migration in Europe”, Volume 46, Issue 1, (2022).
Articles and Book Chapters
“Un air de rien chez Houellbecq: la désorientation dans le roman français hypermoderne”, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Volume 24, 2020, Issue 5 (published online February, 2021).
“The Postcolonial Meridian: Migration and Identity in Today’s France”, Interventions. Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Volume 21, 2019, Issue 3
“La littérature postcoloniale francophone: engagement ou résistance ?”, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Volume 20, Number 1 & 2, summer 2017
“Pères sans histoire: la loi de la fiction romanesque francophone au Maghreb”, Nouvelles Études Francophones, Vol.3, winter 2016
“From One Revolution to Another? Algeria’s Postcolonial Challenge”, Interventions. International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol.II, June 2016
“Revolution in the Age of Identity: North Africa and the Postcolonial Condition”, The Journal of Sociology of Islam, Vol., winter 2015