CURRICULUM VITAE: Laura P. Rice, Professor Emerita
School of Writing, Literature and Film
346 Moreland Hall
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97330-5127
Corvallis, OR 97331-5302
Cell (US): 541-602-6897
Cell (Tunis) 216-98-420-287
Office Fax: (541)737-3589
I. EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Ph.D. University of Washington. Comparative Literature, 1976.
Dissertation: “Abra-Cadaver: The Anti-Detective Story in Postmodern Literature.” Directed by Louisa Jones.
M.A. Kent State University. Comparative Literature, 1971.
Masters Thesis: “Toward an Aesthetic Theory for Interdisciplinary Art Works: Poetry and the Plastic Arts in 20th-century France.” Directed by Thomas Hines.
B.A. Ohio State University. French, magna cum laude, 1968.
Additional Formal Language Study
1994: Institut Bourguiba des langues vivantes. Tunis, Tunisia
(Certificate: Intensive Arabic/Tunisian dialect)
1972: Universidad de Barcelona (Curso de verano). Barcelona, Spain
1966: Diplôme, Sorbonne (Cours de civilisation). Paris, France
II. ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
2011-pres Professor Emerita, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2007-2010 Professor, English, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2004-pres Co-Director, Study Abroad in Tunisia
2003 Acting Director, Center for the Humanities, OSU
1988-89: Faculty Associate to the Provost and Academic Vice-President, OSU
1987-2006 Associate Professor, English, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1979-86: Assistant Professor, English, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1976-79: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
1971-76: Teaching Assistant, English, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1970-71: Teaching Assistant, English, Kent State University, Kent, OH
1968-70: French and English Teacher, Southeast High School, Ravenna, OH
French and Spanish (reading, writing, speaking)
Tunisian Arabic (functional speaking, reading, writing)
Latin, German (reading)
II. AWARDS, HONORS AND GRANTS
IV. HONORS AND AWARDS
2007: OSU Woman of Achievement Award: outstanding contributions to Status of Women.
2006: OSU International Service Award.
2002: Speaking tour, Morocco (Fez, Meknes, and Rabat) invited and funded by the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (February).
1994: Recognition Award: outstanding contributions to the Equal Opportunities Program.
1993: C. Warren Hovland Service Award, College of Liberal Arts.
1986: Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Excellence.
1984: Radcliffe Bunting Fellow, Harvard University.
1968: Phi Beta Kappa
A. Individual Grants for Teaching and Curriculum:
2004: Malone Alumni Grant, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, for study and travel in Oman (declined when the travel dates were shifted and conflicted with my teaching).
2004: L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award: “Use of New Technologies in Teaching Overseas,” ($2,200).
1992: Malone Alumni Grant, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, for study and travel in West Bank, Gaza, Israel.
1991-92: Malone Fellowship, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, for study and travel in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
1993: Participant, Summer Seminar on “Difference, Power and Discrimination,” Oregon State University.
1987: Participant, Writing Intensive Curriculum Seminar with Lex Runciman.
1986: Oregon International Council, Grant to attend the curriculum workshop on Latin American Studies in Cholula, Mexico (6 weeks).
1985: Oregon International Council, Grant to attend the Oregon Asian-Pacific Studies Consortium Curriculum Workshop, Eugene, Oregon (4 weeks).
1984: Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Interpretation and Genealogy in Political Theory,” directed by William Connolly, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Summer 1984.
1981: Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Ecriture féminine,” directed by Germaine Brée, University of Wisconsin-Madison (withdrew because of medical emergency in family).
1981: Grant for interdisciplinary course development, Humanities Development Program
1980: Grant for core course development, Humanities Development Program.
1978: Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Metapoetics,” directed by Mary Ann Caws, CUNY Graduate Center.
B. Individual Grants for Research and Publication:
2008: Hemingway grant for translation for My Men awarded by the French Embassy.
2008: National Endowment for the Arts grant for translation of My Men.
2006: French Ministry of Culture grant for translation of Century of Locusts.
2006: National Endowment for the Arts grant for translation of Century of Locusts.
2005: Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University. Project: Imagined Lives: Women and Literacy in the Maghrib.
2004: Research Grant for field work in Tunisia and Morocco, American Institute for Maghrib Studies. Field Work: Imagined Lives. ($4,000)
2001-02: Fulbright Regional Research grant/ Tunisia & Morocco: “Learning from Experience: Women and Literacy in the Maghrib” ($41,000).
1999: OSU Research Office Released Time grant, Fall 1999.
1998: OSU Research Council Grant, North African manuscripts in the Archives Diplomatiques at Nantes, France and the Bibliothèque d’Outre-Mer at Aix-en-Provence, France ($5,928).
1998: Office of International Research and Development Grant: Project: “Eminently Vagabond: A Cultural Study of Migration”– Bedouin culture and NGOs, Morocco/Tunisia ($3,000).
1994: Fulbright Lecture/Research extension grant (six month grant for Tunisia), July-Dec. ($27,000).
1994: Fulbright Lecture/Research Award, Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes, Tunis, Tunisia: Jan-June ($27,000).
1992: Oregon State Research Council Grant.
1990: Fellow, OSU Center for the Humanities.
1988: National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel to Collections Grant.
1988: Oregon State Research Council Grant.
1985: College of Liberal Arts Release Time Grant, Oregon State University.
1983-84: Faculty Fellow, Radcliffe Bunting Institute, Harvard University ($35,000).
1980: College of Liberal Arts Release Time Grant, Oregon State University.
C. International Development Grants providing Support and Training for Colleagues
1998-2001: Co-writer and Principal Investigator, 3-year, State Department-sponsored University Affiliations Grant between OSU, Linn Benton Community College and 6 institutions in the Tunisian University System ($313,000); funding exchange 10 colleagues from Oregon to Tunisia and exchange and training of 25 Tunisians in Oregon and of 200 Tunisians in Tunisia.
1994-5: Conference Coordinator (Design and Oversight of Pre-Beijing Conference): “Women and the Law in the Near East: Legal and Regulatory Constraints to Women’s Participation in Development,” Tunis, Tunisia (14-17 December 1994): a USAID-sponsored Women in International Development project ($50,000 approx); brought women activists, lawyers and scholars from 8 Arab countries to Tunis to prepare for the 1995 UN-sponsored Beijing Conference on Women.
1990: Chief writer and Principal Investigator, NEH Summer Seminar on “The Epic Roots of Non-Western Literature” ($107,000); funded training of 12 colleagues from OSU.
1989: Co-writer and Principal Investigator, Fulbright Group Project Abroad: Yemen Arab Republic and Tunisia ($97,000); funded travel and study for 13 faculty from OSU and Portland State University.
D. Grants to bring national, international and multicultural performers and scholars to Corvallis and OSU
2007/2009: Chief writer and Principal Investigator, Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program: “Direct Access to the Muslim World” grant ($10,000 approx) [Iyad Barghouthi, Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies, May 2009].
1993: Oregon Council for the Humanities Grant to fund the performance of Emily Shihadeh’s one-woman play, The Grapes & Figs are in Season: A Palestinian woman’s Life Story.
1990: Oregon Council for the Humanities Grant to fund a week-long seminar at OSU and a musical performance by Senegalese Griot Djimo Kouyate.
1989-90: Oregon Council for the Humanities Grant to fund a performance of Luis Valdez’s The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa by a Portland theater cooperative.
1988-89: Oregon Council for the Humanities Grant to fund Clay Jenkinson’s performances as Thomas Jefferson at Oregon State University and Corvallis High School and as Meriwether Lewis at Harding Elementary School.
VI. SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Anthology of Contemporary Tunisian Poetry. Special trilingual edition of the journal Pacifica: Poetry International featuring works translated into English from Arabic and French and edited by Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy, forthcoming Fall 2014.
My Men by Malika Mokeddem, translated by Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy, U Nebraska Pr, 2009.
Of Irony and Empire: the Transcultural Invention of Contemporary North Africa. SUNY Press, 2007 and 2008.
Century of Locusts by Malika Mokeddem, trans. Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy. Lincoln: U Nebraska, 2006.
Editor: English translation of USAID/WID country reports: Asma Yahya Al-Basha, (The Republic of Yemen); Khadija Madani (Tunisia); Farida Bennani (Morocco); Final Conference Report (1995).
Departures: Selected Writings of Isabelle Eberhardt & critical essays on Eberhardt’s work Ed. and Trans. by Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy. San Francisco: City Lights Press, 1994.
Books in Progress
Imagined Lives: Women and Literacy in the Maghrib.
B. REFEREED ARTICLES, CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS
Articles and Chapters
“Isabelle: A Man from Algeria: A Response to Verna A. Foster’s ‘Reinventing Isabelle Eberhardt: Rereading Timberlake Wertenbaker’s New Anatomies.’” Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate, 18.1-3 (2008/2009): 259-75.
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa (Raja Amari, 92-93; Malika Moqaddem, 543-44; Tayyib Salih, 695-99). Detroit: Gale Group, 2008.
“Situating Senior Women in the Literacy Landscape of North Africa,” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 190 (2008): 27-47. Co-author Karim Hamdy.
“Refracting an Orientalist Lens: The Instability and Performance in Moufida Tlatli’s The Silences of the Palace” in Women and Performance 17, 1 (March 2007), 37-58.
“Said’s Impact on Arab Intellectuals – Reverberations of Said’s Thought in the Current Debates over Islam and US-Muslim/Arab Relations.” Co-author Karim Hamdy. In Paradoxical Citizenship: Edward Said. Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi. Lexington Press, Winter 2006: 15-23.
“Comment trouver des financements? Comment élaborer une proposition?” Co-author Karim Hamdy. In Société civile et développement durable edited by Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi. Morocco: Publications de L’Association Fes-Sais, 2004: 102-111.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2nd ed., MacMillan, 2004.
(“Fatima Mernissi,” 1518; “Moufida Tlatli,” 2192; “Raja Amari,” 175; “Azza Ghanmi,” 912;
“Jalillah Bakkar,” 376; “The Study of Gender,” 895-97; “The Moudawana,” 1585-86;
“Le Centre de Recherches, d’Etudes, de Documentation et d’Information sur la Femme” (CREDIF), 574; “L’Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche et le Developpement” (AFTURD), 325).
“Of Heterotopias and Ethnoscapes: The Production of Space in Postcolonial North Africa,” Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture (2003), 36-75.
“Critical Appropriations,” International Journal of Francophone Studies 4 (3), 2002, 128-145.
“Landscapes from the Interior: the Maghreb of the Mind in Mustapha Tlili, Brick Oussaid and Malika Mokeddem,” chapter in Maghrebian Mosaic: A Literature in Transition (Lynne Rienner, 2001), 119-149.
“African Conscripts / European Conflicts: Race, Memory and the Lessons of War,” Cultural Critique (Spring 2000), 109-49.
“Malek Alloula’s Colonial Harem. Reprinted in Gendered Agents, Duke UP, 1998: 144-60.
“The Authors of Authority/ the Survivors of School.” In The Canon: Differences and Values. Faculté des lettres de La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, 1997: 27-52.
“American Studies: The U.S. Context.” In American Studies and the Maghreb, Tunis: American Center, 1996: 16-33.
“American Studies: The North African Context–A Round Table Discussion.” In American Studies and the Maghreb, Tunis: American Center, 1996: 211-224.
“Trafficking in Philosophy: Lines of Force in the City-Text.” In City Images: Perspectives from Literature, Philosophy and Film (Cooper Station, NY: Gordon and Breach, 1990, rpt. 1992): 221-239.
“Nomad Thought: Isabelle Eberhardt and the Colonial Project.” Cultural Critique, 17 (Winter 1990-91), 151-176.
Translation into Portuguese and reprint of “Domination and Desire: A Feminist-Materialist Reading of Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman” Ilha do Desterro 22 (2 semestre 1989), 13-28.
“Witnessing History: Diplomacy versus Testimony.” In Testimonio y Literatura. (Minneapolis, MN: Institute for the Study of Ideologies and Literature, 1986): 48-72.
“Domination and Desire: A Feminist-Materialist Reading of Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman.” In Textual Analysis: Critical Strategies and Comparative Modes (New York: MLA, 1985): 245-256.
“The Lost Construction of Barth’s Funhouse,” Studies in Short Fiction (Fall 1980), 463-74.
“The Fabula Rasa of Dada,” Dada/Surrealism, no. 8 (1978), 5-23.
“Le roman policier et le nouveau roman: entretien avec Michel Butor,” The French-American Review (Spring 1977), 101-114.
“Defense of a Dialogue: Michel Butor’s Passing Time,” boundary 2 (Spring 1976), 885-904.
Review of Mustapha Tlili, “Un après-midi dans le désert [An Afternoon in the Desert]” The Middle East Journal 65.1 (2011): 166-167.
Review of Dwight F. Reynolds, Arab Folklore: A Handbook, The Middle East Journal, 62.3 (2008): 534-35.
Review essay of “Insiders/Outsiders–Emic/Etic Study of Women and Gender in the New Millennium,” Middle East Women Studies Review (Winter/Spring 2001), 12-14, 23; rpt. on-line on Association of Middle East Women’s Studies website; rpt. on-line Coordinating Council for Women in History newsletter.
Review of “Women and Poverty in the Arab World,” a series of papers presented at the Middle East Studies Association 1998, The Middle East Studies Women’s Review 13, 4 and 14, 1 (Win/Spr 1999), 8-9, 13.
Thomas J. Hines’ Collaborative Form: Studies in the Relations of the Arts, Rocky Mountain Review, 1993.
Consuelo Miranda’s Maria Luisa Bombal: Con el corazon al aire puro, Calyx (Summer 1990).
Naomi Schor’s Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction, Substance (1986).
Wendy Martin’s An American Triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, New England Quarterly (Winter 1984), 613-617.
Barbara Ehrenreich’s The Hearts of Men and Marilyn Frye’s The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory, minnesota review (Spring 1984), 165-169.
Bruce Boone’s Century of Clouds and George Stambolian and Elaine Marks, eds., Homosexualities and French Literature, minnesota review (Spring 1983), 120-23.
Michele Barrett’s Women’s Oppression Today, minnesota review (Spring 1982), 147-50.
Mary Ann Caws’ The Presence of René Char and René Char’s Poems of René Char, trans. Mary Ann Caws and Jonathan Griffin, Southern Humanities Review (Summer 1979), 278-79.
Yves Bonnefoy’s Words in Stone, trans. Susanna Lang, Southern Humanities Review (Summer 1979), 277-78.
C. PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS, SYMPOSIA, CONFERENCES
“Haddad’s Tunisian Women in Shari’a and Society: Women’s Rights, Progressive Islam, Ijtihad- cultural translation / political transition,” ACLAConference, Long Beach, CA (April 24-27, 2008). Co-author Karim Hamdy.
“Crimes of Dispassion: the Middle Class Audience and the Marginal Site,” a presentation in the seminar series “This Is Not Your Home” at the American Comparative Literature Conference in Puebla, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007. Co-author Karim Hamdy.
“Situating Senior Women in the Literacy Landscape of North Africa.” Co-authored with Karim Hamdy. Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies. Amman, Jordan, June 11-16, 2006.
“We Algerians”: Frantz Fanon and the Construction of Minority status.” Conference “The Berbers and Other Cultural Minorities in North Africa: A Cultural Reappraisal.” Portland State University, May 13-14, 2004.
“Edward Said and the Arab Development Report.” Conference “In Memory of Edward Said: ‘Out of Place’: Text, Memory and Exile.” Co-authored with Karim Hamdy. Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis, December 1-3, 2004.
The Bedouin-Beldi Debate: Imperialism, Globalism, and Gender in Folk Poetry.” Co-authored with Karim Hamdy. American Comparative Literature Association. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2004.
“Gendered Literacies / Life Stories,” First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies. Mainz, Germany, September 8-12, 2002.
“Shared Spaces/Separate Lives: General Daumas and Emir Abd al-Qadir.” Arab World Geographers’ Conference on Euro-Arab Dialogue. Malta, October 4-7, 2001.
“Bedouin Women: Literacy and Local Knowledge.” Annual Conference of the Regional Middle East Studies Association. Portland, OR, April 2001.
“Middle East Women’s Studies and the Secular Discourse of Human Rights” for “Insiders/Outsiders–Emic/Etic Study of Women and Gender in the New Millennium.” Middle East Studies Association. Orlando, FL, 16-19 November 2000.
“Islam and the Interrogation of Secular Values: Ethical Issues in Critical Readings of Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure.” Conference “Morality and Its Other(s): an International Conference on Moral Norms and Public Discourse.” Center for Interdisciplinary Study in Meaning and Value, Albion College, MI, 9-11 November 2000.
“The Tunisia-Oregon Project: A Case-Study in Information and Communication Technology, Higher Education and Cross-Cultural Issues.” Conference Les Technologies de l’Information et de la communication au service des Relations Internationales des Etablissements d’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche. Co-Authored with Karim Hamdy and Malek Zammouri. Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 17-19 November 1999.
“Literature and Literacy: Gaps in the Discourse of Development.” Middle East Studies Association, Washington D.C., Nov. 18-22, 1999.
“Devoid of Speech, Deprived of Dreams: Desert Ecologies.” Middle East Studies Association. San Francisco, CA, Nov. 22-24, 1997.
“Isabelle Eberhardt and Malika Mokeddem’s Le Siècle des sauterelles.” Conference Le Maghreb à la croisée des cultures. Hammamet, Tunisia, June 15-21, 1997.
“Women and the Law in the Middle East,” Women in Development Seminar Series, November 14, 1996. Co-presented with Karim Hamdy.
“The Literary Construction of the Desert: Metaphysical Shapings of the Void.” African Studies Association. San Francisco, Nov. 23-26, 1996.
“Authors of Authority/Survivors of School.” University of Tunis, La Manouba, Nov-Dec 1995.
“The Other of the West, the Other of Man: Representation in the African Films of Trinh T. Minh-ha” Conference on Passions, Persons, Powers. University of California-Berkeley, April 30-May 3, 1992.
“Transculturalism and the Academic Community.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association. Seattle, WA, April 1992.
“Festival as Survival: The Living Traditions of Mexico’s Highland Maya.” Modern Language Association. New Orleans, December 1988.
“Lamming’s Season of Adventure: Neo-Colonialism, Nationalism and Narrative.” Modern Language Association. New Orleans, December 1988.
“American Cityscapes.” The French American Studies Conference “Typologie de la vie américaine.” La Baume-les-Aix, May 15─17, 1987.
“Trafficking in Philosophy: Lines of Force in the City-Text.” International Association for Philosophy and Literature. New York City, May 1985.
“Guerillas: Violette Leduc, Monique Wittig and the Discourse of War.” Modern Language Association. Washington, D.C., December 1984.
“Diplomats and Desperados.” Testimonio y literatura Symposium. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1984.
“Woman as Other: the Odalisque.” Bunting Institute Colloquia, Radcliffe College and Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, January 1984.
“From Barbarism to Decadence: European Visions of American Cities.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association. Seattle, WA, April 1983.
“The Language of Power and the Power of Language.” Modern Language Association. Los Angeles, CA, December 1982.
“The Selling of the American Family.” Pacific North-West Studies Association. Portland, OR, April 1982.
“Echo and Narcissus: Political Passions and their Literary Liaisons.” Sixth Annual Colloquium on Modern Literature. University of West Virginia, Morgantown, W.VA., September 1982.
“Autobiography in the Margin.” Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL, December 1977.
“Study Abroad in Tunisia: Background, Program, and Prospects.” Regional Middle East Studies Association. April 29, 2006.
“Imagined Lives: Women and Literacy in North Africa.” OSU Center for the Humanities, May 9, 2005.
“Localisation des Financements et Rédaction de Propositions de Développement International.” Co-Presented with Karim Hamdy. Conference on “The Role of Civil Society in Development.” Fes, Morocco, February 14-16, 2002.
“Freedom of Religion and Human Rights: the impact of September 11.” Institute Supérieure des langues de Tunis, November 7, 2001.
Panelist, “Teaching the Middle East,” Round table on International Women’s Views of U.S. Feminism, Oregon State University, January, 2001.
Panelist, “Insiders/Outsiders–Emic/Etic Study of Women and Gender in the New Millennium.” Middle East Studies Association. Orlando, FL, 16-19 November 2000.
“Tunisian NGOs and Gender in Development.” UNIFEM. Corvallis OR, 14 June 2000.
“Moroccan NGOs, International Funding Sources, and Gender in Development.” OIRD, 24 Nov. 1998
“Constraints to Women’s Participation in Development.” OIRD, OSU, April 1998.
“Isabelle Eberhardt and the Art of Cross-Dressing. Oregon State University, 23 October 1996.
“Isabelle of the Sahara: Mystic, Misfit, Colonial Adventurer.” Co-presenter Karim Hamdy. The American Center, Tunis, Tunisia, 5 April 1995.
“Multiculturalism in American University Syllabi.” The American Cultural Center, Tunis, June 8, 1994.
“The Canon Wars in U.S. Cultural Studies.” Institut Bourguiba des langues vivantes, Tunis, Tunisia, April 21, 1994.
“The Ironies of Occupation or Kafka Visits Palestine.” Oregon State University, 1992.
Panelist, “Activism then (1960s) and now (1980s).” Older Than Average Student Association. Oregon State University, February 1988.
“Site of Silence: How Controversy is Contained” to be given at the Controversy and Change Conference. Oregon State University. March 6, 1987.
Panelist, The future of Women’s Studies. Women’s Center, Oregon State University, March 1985.
“Women Speak on Human Rights.” Spanish Department, Wellesley College, November 1983.
Panelist, Women and Literature. Radcliffe College and Harvard University, October 1983.
“Jeane J. Kirkpatrick: Kiss of the Spider Woman.” Women’s Center, Oregon State University, March 1981.
“Feminist Discourse in Twentieth-Century Prose.” Women’s Center, Oregon State University, February 1980.
“Valéry, Ingres and the Odalisque.” Oregon State University, January 1979.
“Pale Fire and Parody.” Wake Forest University, February 1976.
A. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/ ENGLISH COURSES (OSU):
Upper Division and Graduate Courses
English 498/598: Women and Literature
English 497/597: International Women’s Voices
English 458/558: Comparative Literature: Postcolonialism
English 457/557: Comparative Literature: Colonialism
English 456/556: Continental European Literature (20th Century)
English 455/555: Continental European Literature (19th Century)
English 416/515: Power and Representation
Lower Division Courses
English 213: Literatures of the World: Middle East
English 212: Literatures of the World: Meso- and South America and the Caribbean
English 211: Literatures of the World: Africa
English 207/208/209: Literature of Western Civilization
English 104/105/106: Introduction to Fiction/Poetry/Drama
Writing 121: Composition
B. INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES (OSU):
Twentieth Century Studies (TCS) 200: American Mythologies
TCS 201: American Realities
TCS 301: Developing Nations
C. TEAM-TAUGHT COURSES:
Tunisia Study Abroad Program (2004 – 2011; 2014– )
OSTUN 388: Mediterranean Cultural Studies, team-taught with Karim Hamdy.
International Studies, University of Oregon (1998)
INTL 407/507: Environment, Culture & Society in the Middle East (taught by Middle East Consortium faculty to fund a work-study student at Portland State Middle East Resource Center).
Honors College, OSU (1996)
HC 407: “Change Comes to the Oasis” (1996); team-taught with Karim Hamdy.
International Programs (1991)
LS 408W: Understanding the Gulf War (Winter 1991), a short course for OSU students and the larger local community taught by OSU faculty group.
Twentieth Century Studies (1988)
TCS 200: American Realities; team-taught with Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost Graham Spanier.
D. INTERNATIONAL TEACHING
2004-11; 2014 –: Resident Co-Director, OSU Study Abroad in Tunisia.
Taught two courses, handled all in-country matters (home stays, site visits, finances, liaison with host university and ministries).
1994-95: Maître de conférence, Institut Bourguiba des langues vivantes, Tunis, Tunisia. Taught two English courses to Tunisian students.
1988: Visiting Faculty, Denison Winter Study Abroad Program, Yucatan and Chiapas, Mexico. Co-directed program and served as expert faculty on contemporary Maya.
1986: Resident faculty, Northwest Consortium on Study Abroad, Avignon, France. Team-taught 2 courses.
E. INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS:
Presenter. “L’usage de la plateforme Blackboard dans l’enseignement de cours de littérature.” Université Virtuelle de Tunis. Cité de Sciences. Seminar. November 25, 2004.
Co-presenter. “Obtention de bourses, et formulation de demandes,” a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis in collaboration with AMIDEAST. Co-directed with Karim Hamdy. March 4, 2002.
Presenter. “Critical Theory and Recent Literature from the Maghrib,” Faculté des Lettres, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fes, Morocco. Seminar. February 21, 2002.
Presenter. “Postcolonialism and Literary Narrative,” Faculté des Lettres, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco. Seminar. February 20, 2002.
VIII. PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
A. Interdisciplinary Program Development
1994- Study Abroad Program / Tunisia
1988-95: Ethnic Studies Department (founding and hiring)
1982-97: Twentieth Century Studies Certificate Program
1982-92: Women Studies Program
B. Curriculum Development for English Department
(development and revision)
Upper Division Courses
English 497/597: International Women’s Voices (1979, -86, -92, -06)
English 458/558: Comparative Literature: Postcolonialism (1998, -06)
English 457/557: Comparative Literature: Colonialism (1998, -06)
English 416/515: Power and Representation (1981, c-84, -06)
English 356: Continental European Literature: Contemporary (1980, -95, -98, -06)
English 355: Continental European Literature: 19th Century (1980, -95, -98)
Lower Division Courses
English 213: Literatures of the World: Middle East (1986)
English 212: Literatures of the World: Meso- and South America, Caribbean (1986)
English 211: Literatures of the World: Africa (1986)
[Included advising Masters degree students in the English Department, as well as undergraduate degree students working to obtain the International Degree, Women’s Studies Degrees and Honors College degrees; serving on graduate committees for theses and dissertation done in other schools and colleges, and serving as major professor or committee member on various international PhD committees]
A. UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Web Site architecture project (2003-05).
Executive Committee (1982-83; 1996-99; 2003-04).
Personnel Committee (1980-83; 1984-85; 1988-90; 1993-94; 1995-96).
Promotion and Tenure Committee (1990-91, 1997-2000).
Graduate Committee (1991-1993, 2002-2004).
English Composition Committee (1995-96; 1996-2001).
Scholarship Committee (1991-1993).
Library Committee (1991-1993).
Curriculum Committee (1979-82; 1984-86; 1998-2001; 2003-2005).
Comparative Literature Coordinator (1984-1993; 2005- ).
Search Committee for Francophone Literature, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures (2003)
CLA Curriculum Committee (1982-83; 1986-88; 1992-94, 2000-03).
Search Committee, Ethnic Studies: African-American Area (1995-96).
Search Committee, Ethnic Studies: Latino, Hispanic, Chicano (1995-96).
CLA Faculty Council (2003-04).
CLA Personnel Committee (1984-85; 1990-92; Chair, 2003-04).
Graduate Council CLA Representative (1989-91).
CLA Faculty Appeals and Review Committee (1988-90).
Long-range Planning Committee for CLA (1985-86).
Promotion and Tenure Committee for Jean Dost, Director of Women Studies (1984).
Search Committee: Dean of Liberal Arts (1982-83).
Faculty: Humanities Development Program (1980-2001).
Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee for the English Language Institute, 2007.
Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee for the English Language Institute, 2004.
Lectures and Convocations Committee (2003-05)
Scholarship, Research and Creativity Satellite Team on “supporting Scholarship, Research and Creativity at the University, OSU (2002-03)
Faculty Senate Advancement of Teaching Committee (2000-01)
Women’s Center Advisory Board (1996-2001)
Advisory Board, Women in International Development (1995-1998)
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Ethnic Studies appointed by the Faculty Senate (1993-94).
Center for the Humanities Advisory Board (1991-92).
Co-founder, OSU Faculty & Staff for Peace (1990)
Advisory Board, Black Cultural Center (1985-1993; Chair, 1986-88).
Faculty Senate (Fall 1982; 1990-92).
Faculty Senate Executive Committee (1991-93).
President’s Commission on the Status of Women (1990-95; Chair 1991-92).
Woman Studies Advisory Board (1982-84; 1990-92).
Women Studies Graduate Curriculum Committee (1982-83; 1984-92).
Cultural Centers Advisory Board (1989-90).
Middle East Seminar Committee (1986-1991; Chair, 1989-91).
French Executive Board, OSSHE (1984-85; 1989-91).
Coordinator, Twentieth Century Studies, Humanities Center (1988-1997).
International Programs Advisory Council (1988-91; Chair 1988-89).
Minority Affairs Commission (1988-92).
–International Islamic Group (1987-1993);
–Students for Jesse Jackson (1987- 88);
–Tunisian Student Association (1987-88);
–North African Student Association (1987-88).
–International Education Committee (1986-87).
–OSU International Council Committee to Review International Agreements with Foreign Institutions (Chair, 1986-87).
B. SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Article Referee: Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, The American University of Cairo (2012).
Translation Referee: University of Nebraska Press (2005, 2006, 2009-10).
Article Referee: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005)
Board of Directors, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women (2000- 2006; chair, 2002-04)
Consultant: Annual Fulbright Orientation Conference (2004)
Committee Member, Program Committee, Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (2000-01).
Secretary-Treasurer, Association on The Environmental and Developmental Studies in the Arab World (AEDSAW) an affiliate organization of the Middle East Studies Association (1998-2000); steering committee (1997-98).
OSU representative to the Oregon Middle East Studies Consortium which includes six public and private institutions of higher education in Oregon. (1995-present).
Advisory Board of Editors: English Studies Series. Université de Tunis I. (1995-2002).
Steering Committee, The Third North African American Studies Conference: New Approaches to American Literary Studies, Tunis, Tunisia (January 26-28, 1995).
Oregon Council for U.S.-Arab Relations (1992-1994); Chair, Grants Committee, 1992-93)
Oregon Council for the Humanities (1985-92; Chair 1988-91; Vice-Chair 1987-89; Chair, Publications Committee; Chair, Fall Conference; Chair, Evaluation Committee; Chair, Executive Committee; Member, Chautauqua Committee).
Steering Committee, Annual Conference, Federation of State Humanities Councils (1989-90).
Regional Delegate, Modern Language Association. (1984-87).
Consultant, Guggenheim Fellowship Program, 1983.
Co-editor, the minnesota review, 1981-1985.
Consultant, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980-82.
Consulting editor, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, 1980.
C. SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC (professionally related)
Participation in Professional associations:
Tunisian English Learning and Teaching Association (TELTA) (2010-present)
American Literary Translators Association (2005- )
Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) (1997-2009)
Association for Environmental & Developmental Studies in the Arab World (AEDSAW) (1997-2004)
American Institute for Maghribi Studies (AIMS) (Early 1990s – 2009)
United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS / intermittent)
Middle East Studies Association (MESA) (1992 – 2009)
Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) (1990s-present/intermittent)
African Studies Association (intermittent)
American Comparative Literature Association (intermittent)
International Comparative Literature Association (intermittent)
International Philosophy and Literature Association (1980s-early 90s)
Modern Language Association (1980s and early 90s)
Participation in Non-Governmental Associations:
Ligue morocaine pour l’éducation de base et pour la lutte contre analphabétisme (2001- 2005)
UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for Women (1998-2003)
Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) (1999-2003)
Association pour la Sauvegarde de l’Oasis à Chenini (ASOC), Tunisia (1995-present)
Association des Cadres et des Anciens Elèves de Tendrara (ACAET), Morocco (1997-99)