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Mai Hussein

Mai Hussein
Assistant Professor of French

Email: mai.hussein@concordia.ab.ca

Education and Interests:

  • PhD, French, 2014, University of Alberta
  • MA, French, 2003, University of Alexandria, Egypt
  • BA, French, 1992, University of Alexandria, Egypt

My area of interest is French and francophone literature, and I specialize in theatre, women writing, post-dramatic, post-colonialism, migrant and exile literature, post-traumatic writings and “littérature de témoignage” with an interdisciplinary approach establishing textual, performative, cultural and psychoanalytical dialogues.

My articles focus on intermediality in performance and how to “stage” violence in middle eastern plays as well as interdisciplinary ways to “translate” the post-colonial through theatre and paintings.

I teach language courses from beginners level to advanced, literature courses including advanced practical dissertation writing, written expression, French children literature, French and Francophone literature from the 18th to the 20th centuries, Reading Literary French and francophone texts. I always welcome to guide students in Independent Study (STA 495) in any of my research areas.

Select Publications:

Hussein, Mai and Mounsef, Donia.  “Performing Translocal Memory: Testament and Testimony in Contemporary Theatre & Performance.” Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art/ Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo, vol. 2, n.2, 2014, pp. 139-161.
http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/article/view/10251/13079

Hussein, Mai. “Seuls ou la palette intermédiale du traducteur”. Translating the Postcolonial in Multilingual Contexts. PoCoPages, Horizons anglophones, edited by Judith Misrahi-Barak and Srilata Ravi. French university press Pulm, 2017, pp. 237-262.