What is an Autobiographical Author?:
Becoming the Other

[Published in Growing Up Transnational, Ed. Silvia Schultermandl.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.] “I know this and you don’t” (Steedman 1991, 2). These words written by Carolyn Steedman regarding her “unique” access to working class experiences elicit anger, indignation, dialogue, or even silence from…

Fitna, the Bi-Langue, and
the Nomadization of Gender and Sex
in Leila Sebbar

[Published in Re-Imaging Gender. Eds. Mala Pandurang and Anke Bartels.  New Delhi: Pencraft International Press, 2010] In Transfigurations of the Maghreb, Winifred Woodhull elucidates Abdelkebir Khatibi’s notion of the bi-langue as a discourse which works against the hegemonic monolith of French language, literature, and culture through…