Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.

Louissa Abdelghany

Louissa Taha Abdelghany, Ph.D., holds a Licence de Litérature Française from the Lebanese University in Lebanon, her country of origin. She earned a Masters and Ph.D. from Boston College, where she specialized in 19th-Century French Literature. Along with Alf Layla wa Layla and 19th-Century French Literature, Balzac and La Comédie Humaine, her research interests include the Orient, Levantine and Modern Middle Eastern Literature, Lebanese Francophone writers, as well as research on pedagogy, particularly on cultural perspectives, intercultural competency and community development in the teaching of Arabic and French. Currently Assistant Professor of Arabic and French at Salem State University, Dr. Abdelghany has previously taught French and Arabic Literature and Language courses at Babson College, Providence College and Simmons College.