Prof Hakim Abderrezak

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abder002@umn.edu
612-624-1074

French & Italian
303C FolH

9 Pleasant St SE

Affiliations

Hakim Abderrezak is associate professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, where he is affiliated faculty in the doctoral program in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, the interdepartmental graduate minor in Moving Image Studies, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and the Program in Religious Studies. His research centers on the Maghreb and the contemporary Mediterranean. Abderrezak earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2006. He is the author of Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature, and Music, which examines three contemporary migratory patterns, with an emphasis on undocumented migrants. A major part of his work tackles representations of clandestine sea crossings in literary and artistic works that have appeared in French, Arabic, Spanish and Italian. In 2013 he organized “Burning the Sea: Clandestine Migrations in the Global Age,” the first US-based interdisciplinary symposium on clandestine migrations, bringing together a wide array of distinguished scholars working across national languages in the humanities and social sciences. Abderrezak has contributed chapters and published articles in such journals as SITES: Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Expressions Maghrébines and the Journal of North African Studies, and co-edited a special issue of Expressions Maghrébines on literary works produced in and about North Africa in languages other than French and Arabic.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: French and Italian, Northwestern University, 2006.
  • M.A.: American Literature, Université de Rouen.
  • B.A.: English, Université de Rouen.
  • B.A.: French as a Foreign Language, Université de Rouen.

Specialties

  • Representations of Clandestine Migrations in Arabic, French and Spanish
  • Maghrebi and Beur Literature, Cinema and Music
  • The Contemporary Western Mediterranean
  • Francophone Studies
Courses Taught
  • DSSC 8310 Clandestine Migrations
  • FREN 8420 Itinerant Narratives
  • FREN 8270 Algerian Literature and Postcolonial Theory
  • FREN 5470 Consumptions in Beur and Maghrebi Literature, Cinema and Theory
  • FREN 5350 Marginal Mediterraneans
  • FREN 3650 Departures and Arrivals in Maghrebi Film
  • FREN 3650 C(ommun)ities: The Maghreb(is) in Cinema
  • FREN 3451 North African Cinema
  • FREN 3350 Displacing Displacement
  • FREN 3350 50 Years of Post Independence Literature
Publications
  • Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature, and Music. Abderrezak, Hakim, Indiana University Press, Author, 2016. LinkImage
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "L'intégration sens dessus dessous: Il était une fois dans l'Oued de Djamel Bensalah." Les écrans de l'intégration (2015): 93-111.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "Pieds-blancs de Houda Rouane ou la blédophilie en free style des descendants d'immigrés." Qu'en est-il de la littérature "beur" au féminin? (2012): 311-321.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "Turning Integration Inside Out: How Johnny the Frenchman Became Abdel Bachir the Arab Grocer in Il était une fois dans l'oued (2005)." Screening Immigration and Integration in Contemporary France (2012):
  • Claudia Esposito, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Hakim Abderrezak, eds. The Plurilingual Maghreb and the Mediterranean/Le Maghreb Plurilingue et la Méditerranée. Expressions maghrébines, (Winter 2012).
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "Entretien avec Boualem Sansal." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites 14:4 (September 2010): 339-347.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. " 'Burning the Sea': Clandestine Migration Across the Strait of Gibraltar in Francophone Moroccan 'Illiterature'." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites 13:4 (September 2009): 461-469.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. " Speaking of Modernity: A Study of Moroccan and Algerian Literary and Cinematic Texts." Critical Interventions 3:4 (Spring 2009): 61-67.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "The Modern Harem in Moknèche's Le Harem de Mme Osmane and Viva Laldjérie. Special issue on North African cinema ." Routledge (2008): 71-92.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "The Modern Harem in Moknèche's Le Harem de Mme Osmane and Viva Laldjérie." Journal of North African Studies 12:3 (September 2007): 347-368.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "Halfaouine-l'enfant des terrasses: L'Individu-oiseau face à  la communauté." Expressions maghrébines 5:1 (Summer 2006): 83-96.
  • Abderrezak, Hakim. "L'Facances, 'that's how we call them'." Tingis: A Moroccan-American Magazine of Ideas and Culture (August 2006): Link