Edwige Tamalet Talbayev on the Transcontinental Maghreb

Meeting | February 8 | 12-2 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of French

Please join the Francophone Studies Working Group for this lunchtime conversation with Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane) on her recent book *The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean* (Fordham UP, 2017). Lunch will be provided.

From the publisher: "Studying a Mediterranean-inspired body of texts from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Gibraltar in French, Arabic, and Spanish, the book delivers provocative analyses that complicate the dichotomy between nation and Mediterranean, the valence of the postcolonial topos of nomadism in the face of postcolonial trauma, and conceptions of the Mediterranean as a mythical site averse to historical realization."

The recommended readings for this meeting are pages 1-12 of the introduction and chapter 4 ("Strait Talk: Crossing [and] the Rihla Tradition of Travel Writing"), both of which are available for download here: https://muse.jhu.edu/book/52299.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 7th to Caitlin Scholl (cscholl@berkeley.edu) so that we can get an accurate lunch count.