Dr. Nacer KhleouzNacer Khelouz

Associate Professor of French  
Faculty, Full-time

Office: 204 Scofield Hall
Phone: 816.235.5996
Email: khelouznacer@umkc.edu

 

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh ; Maîtrise and Licence, Université de Paris VIII - Saint-Denis

Professor Khelouz is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the omnipresence of the political aspect in the Algerian and extensively Maghrebian Francophone Novel during the French colonization. An ignored double articulation that dominated Francophone novels in Maghreb countries during the period - subject writing and writing the subject- led him to re-question the repetitive and western mechanical categorization of these novels not only as Ideological (i.e. Condolences). Considered from this angle, his interest is to emphasize aesthetic and literary dimensions within these novels from which they were kept apart. His teaching interests give a large credit to the intersection/interaction between French literature/civilization and Francophone writers in their local realities. One of his courses is entirely devoted to the Francophone World in its multiple dimensions (Literature, Theory, Culture, Cinema and Theatre).