The Body, the Feminine and the Nation:
Fitna and Postcolonial Morocco

[Presented at the Chicago MLA Conference, “Francophone Thinkers and Postcolonial Theory,” chaired by Françoise Lionnet] In the introduction to her book, Transfigurations of the Maghreb, Winifred Woodhull elucidates  Abdelkebir Khatibi’s notion of the bi-langue as a space which  works against the hegemonic monolith of the…

Take Two:
This is Meant to be Incoherent and Offensive

[I gave this paper in April, 1995 for a conference on women entitled “Le discours sur la femme.”  Ironically, Princess Asmaa, one of the then Hassan II’s daughters, was late to open the conference so the conference time was cut down to ten minutes.  I wrote…