yasser elhariry / ياسر الحريري

Academic Appointments

associate professor
department of french & italian
comparative literature program
middle eastern studies program

311 dartmouth hall
HB 6087
French and Italian
phd french new york university
ma french purdue university
bsc computer engineering purdue university

Selected Publications


Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric. Liverpool University Press, 2017. Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures, 48. 

º review by Jane Hiddleston, Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, vol. 9, nº 2, Autumn 2018, pp. 21–22 



Sounds Senses. Liverpool University Press, 2021. Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 12. 

The Postlingual Turn, coedited w/ Rebecca L. Walkowitz. SubStance 154 (vol. 50, nº 1), Spring 2021. 

Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Æsthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis, coedited w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Palgrave, 2018. Mediterranean Perspectives, 4. 

Cultures du mysticisme. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 16, nº 2, Winter 2017. 



Blah. Poetic Practice & the Public, edited by Jeff Barda and Eric Lynch. L’Esprit Créateur, vol. 62, nº 1, Spring 2022. 

Soft & Sick, Lautréamont. Poetry & Pandemic, edited by Wai Chee Dimock. PMLA, vol. 136, nº 2, March 2021, pp. 300–309. 



Orogénique. Emmanuel Hocquard, la poésie mode d’emploi, edited by Nathalie Koble, Abigail Lang, Michel Murat & Jean-François Puff. Les Presses du réel, 2020, pp. 223–236. 

Mediterranean Lyric. Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Æsthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis. Palgrave, 2018, pp. 241–259. Mediterranean Perspectives, 4. 

In ¾, a trembling question: Mediterranean literature? Global France, Global French, edited by Leslie Barnes & Dominic Thomas. Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 42, nº 1, April 2017, pp. 75–96. 



Arabic & the Postfrancophone Poetics of Maghrebi Literature. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2022. 

Voice. Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook, edited by Jennifer Burns & Derek Duncan. Liverpool University Press, 2022, pp. 323–330. Transnational Modern Languages, 7. 

Unbearable: Early Islam & Transnational Poetics in Assia Djebar & Abdelwahab Meddeb. Transnational French Studies, edited by Charles Forsdick & Claire Launchbury. Liverpool University Press, 2022. Transnational Modern Languages, 6. 

Habîb el bahr amrîka. Festschrift for Habib Tengour, edited by Regina Keil-Sagawe & Hervé Sanson. APIC, 2022. 

Unsound french. Introduction. Sounds Senses, edited by yasser elhariry. Liverpool University Press, 2021, pp. 23–55. Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 12. 

The Postlingual Turn. Preface, coauthored w/ Rebecca L. Walkowitz. The Postlingual Turn, edited by yasser elhariry & Rebecca L. Walkowitz. SubStance 154 (vol. 50, nº 1), Spring 2021, pp. 3–9. 

Tarkos births a vowel. The Postlingual Turn, edited by yasser elhariry & Rebecca L. Walkowitz. SubStance 154 (vol. 50, nº 1), Spring 2021, pp. 54–75. 

Arachnotopia. Frontiers of Ecocriticism II, edited by Lucas Hollister. Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: SITES, vol. 25, nº 2, 2021, pp. 241–250. 

How each sound becomes world. Multilingual Literature as World Literature, edited by Jane Hiddleston & Wen-chin Ouyang. Bloomsbury, 2021, pp. 233–252. Literatures as World Literatures, 17. 

Hyphens & hymens: francoarab literature of the Maghreb. A Companion to African Literatures, edited by Olakunle George. Wiley-Blackwell, 2021, pp. 133–149. 

Khatibi misses the mark. North African Poetry in French, edited by Thomas C. Connolly. Yale French Studies, nº 137–138, 2020, pp. 125–146. 

For the birds. Abdelwahab Meddeb ou des itinéraires d’un « passeur de cultures », edited by Réda Bensmaïa. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 19, nº 2, Winter 2020, pp. 57–76. 

academic s n u f f & y o g u r t c u l t u r e. En Face & Beieinander: Festschrift for Richard Sieburth, edited by Sage Anderson, Paul Fleming, John Hamilton & Daniel Hoffmann-Schwartz. N.p., 2019, pp. 67–70. 

Temporality. On Kwame Anthony Appiah, edited by Rita Felski & Bruce Holsinger. New Literary History, vol. 49, nº 2, Spring 2018, pp. 255–259. 

Critically Mediterranean: An Introduction, coauthored w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Æsthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis, edited by yasser elhariry & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Palgrave, 2018, pp. 1–21. Mediterranean Perspectives, 4. 

érotisme mysticisme lettrisme. Introduction. Cultures du mysticisme, edited by yasser elhariry. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 16, nº 2, Winter 2017,  pp. 1–22. 

Divine Breath of Genesis [Joyce Mansour]. The Middle Eastern francosphère, edited by Claire Launchbury. Francosphères, vol. 6, nº 1, July 2017, pp. 61–86. 

8e dormant. Vers une poétique franco-arabe : Salah Stétié lecteur de Rimbaud. Rimbaud & le sacré, edited by Denis Saint-Amand & Robert St. Clair. Parade sauvage : revue d’études rimbaldiennes, nº 27, 2016, pp. 169–181. 

f. Literature in the World, edited by Simon Gikandi. PMLA, vol. 131, nº 5, October 2016, pp. 1274–1283. 

Translating Translating Tengour. Traduire le Maghreb, edited by Olivia C. Harrison & Teresa Villa-Ignacio. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 15, nº 1, Summer 2016, pp. 115–131. 

Abdelwahab Meddeb, Sufi Poets & the New Francophone Lyric. PMLA, vol. 131, nº 2, March 2016, pp. 255–268. [53rd William Riley Parker Prize, Modern Language Association / press release / video / Dartmouth News story

Alinguistic [Abdelfattah Kilito]. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 14, nº 2, Winter 2015, pp. 139–152. 

Demeure, Jabès. French Forum, vol. 39, nº 2–3, Spring/Fall 2014, pp. 129–144. 

Sky-Birds & Dead Trees: Edmond Jabès & Imruʾ al-Qays. Francophone Cultures & Geographies of Identity, edited by H. Adlai Murdoch & Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 146–163. 

º review by Jennifer Howell, Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 107, Fall 2015, pp. 108–109 

º review by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, French Studies, vol. 69, nº 2, April 2015, pp. 274–275 



Abderrahmane Tenkoul, “Littérature maghrébine de langue française et discours critique”; Salem Himmich, “Les intellectuels face à la dépression historique”; Abdelfattah Kilito, “Meddeb et ses doubles”; Mustapha Sehimi, “Quelle Politique? Quelle culture ?” Lamalif: A Critical Anthology, edited by Brahim El Guabli & Ali Alalou. Liverpool University Press, 2022. 

Serge Pey, Excerpts from Hand & Knife. Hyperion: On the Future of Æsthetics, vol. XII, nº 1, 2019, pp. 0–30. 

Serge Pey, Three Poems from “Why I Crush Tomatoes & Other Insurrections. Jerome Rothenberg: Poems & Poetics. Jacket2. 3 May 2015. 



Ziad Elmarsafy, Esoteric Islam in Modern French Thought: Massignon, Corbin, Jambet, Bloomsbury, 2021. Journal of Arabic Literature, 2021. [forthcoming] 

Jane Hiddleston and Khalid Lyamlahy, eds., Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism & Culture in the Maghreb & Beyond, Liverpool University Press, 2020. Review essay. Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, vol. 12, nº 1, Spring 2021, pp. 11–14. 

Hoda El Shakry, The Literary Qurʾan: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb, Fordham University Press, 2020. Review essay. Journal of North African Studies. February 16, 2021. 

Snap! Blow! The consensus of thinking. Review essay of Abdelkébir Khatibi, Class Warrior—Taoist Style, translated by Matt Reeck, Wesleyan University Press, 2017. Jacket2. September 6, 2019. 

Hakim Abderrezak, Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe & the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature & Music, Indiana University Press, 2016. Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, vol. 8, nº 1, Spring 2017, pp. 22–23. 

Naïma Rachdi, L’Art de la nouvelle entre Occident et Orient. Guy de Maupassant et l’Égyptien Mahmûd Taymûr : influence de la littérature française sur la littérature arabe moderne, L’Harmattan, 2015. Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 45, nº 1–2, Fall/Winter 2016–2017. 

Speaking engagements



Listen, Al! (Giraudon, Touam, André). Women in French IV: Gendered Confinement. Convened by Youna Kwak. 118th PAMLA Conference. November 11-14, 2021. 

Khatibi misses the mark. North African Poetry in French. Convened by Thomas Connolly. Yale University. November 5, 2021. 

Soft sick snails, Lautréamont to Wolfson. Turning-Points: The Poetics of Crisis & Catastrophe. Convened by Liesl Yamaguchi & Adriana X. Jacobs. American Comparative Literature Association 2021 Annual Meeting. April 8-11, 2021. 

Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism & Culture in the Maghreb & Beyond, edited by Jane Hiddleston & Khalid Lyamlahy, Liverpool University Press, 2020. Online book launch. March 16, 2021. [video]

Revisiting Perec’s Ellis Island. Reading Group. Convened w/ Matthew Amos, Annie Brancky, Laura Hughes, Fredrik Rönnbäck & Raphaël Sigal. A New Normal? International Colloquium for 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies. March 13, 2021. 

tongues tonguing tarkos. 

º Francopolyphonies: The Many Languages of the Francosphère. Convened by LLC Francophone, w/ Valérie K Orlando, Claire Reising & Phyllis Taoua. 136th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Toronto. January 9, 2021. 

º Performing Multilingualism in World Literatures: Æsthetics & Activism. Convened by Jane Hiddleston, Wen-chin Ouyang, Laura Lonsdale & Nora Parr. Exeter College, University of Oxford. September 20-22, 2018. [twitter]

The Literary Qur’an: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb, by Hoda El Shakry. Respondent. Convened by Lara Harb. Princeton University. Department of Near Eastern Studies. October 26, 2020. [video]

la la la. Making & Breaking Rules. Convened by Chris Andrews, Valentina Gosetti & Sophie Patrick. 2019 Conference of the Australian Society for French Studies. University of New England & Western Sydney University. December 10–12, 2019. 

Abdelkébir Khatibi: Literature & Theory. An  international workshop-conference convened w/ Matt Reeck. Dartmouth College. November 7–8, 2019. 

holes. Situating Between-ness. Convened w/ Elisabeth Friis, Karin Nykvist & Brigitte Rath. The Between-ness of Lyric. Convened by Heather Dubrow, Rachel Falconer, Ralph Müller, Dominique Rabaté, Antonio Rodriguez, Hans Kristian Rustad & William Waters. Second biennial conference of the International Network for the Study of Lyric. University of Lausanne. June 4-7, 2019. 

v’s & c’s. Passages: Sessions of the Hudson Valley College. Convened w/ Matt Amos, Annie Brancky, Jason Earle, Laura Hughes, Fredrik Rönnbäck, Raphaël Sigal & Teresa Villa-Ignacio. Tannersville NY. May 24-25, 2019. 

What Sounded Fresh Once: The Ear of Translation. Interdisciplinary Translation Workshop: Literature & Philosophy in Conversation. Convened by Rebecca L. Walkowitz & Ernest Lepore. Rutgers University. May 9-10, 2019. 

Water Logics. An international symposium convened w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Tulane University. April 11-12, 2019. 

Khatibi misses the mark. Yale University. Department of French. FREN 885 AFST 885 CPLT 735 Maghrebi French Poetry. Prof Thomas Connolly. April 1, 2019. 

peuc plash crchcrch. Pleasure & Precarity at the Edge: Reading the Beach & the Harbor. Convened by Morgane Cadieu & Hannah Freed-Thall. American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting. Georgetown University. March 7-10, 2019. Stream A, 8.30–10.15. 

sombre / vox ghost tongue. 

º University College Cork. Department of French. February 7, 2019. 

º Yale Univesity. Department of French. October 11, 2018. 

water mark hocquard waldrop. Lieux communs/Common Places seminar series. Convened by Françoise Besson & Isabelle Keller-Privat. Laboratoire Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes. Université Toulouse 2–Jean Jaurès. January 29, 2019. 

shoes. ‘The Best of Its Kind, Whatever the Kind’: A Roundtable on PMLA. Convened by Wai Chee Dimock. 134th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago. January 4, 2019. 

strait sea poem emmanuel hocquard. Poetry & the World. Convened by Jahan Ramazani. Center for Poetry & Poetics. University of Virginia. April 6, 2018. [video] 

‘How wonderfully this language falls on the ear’: postlanguage & Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq’s Leg Over Leg. Luncheon series. Department of Comparative Literature. The Pennsylvania State University. February 5, 2018. [video] 

Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric. 

º University of Virginia. Program in Medieval Studies. Medieval Identities lecture series. Convened by Eric Matthew Ramirez-Weaver & Sana Abdi. February 15, 2018. 

º University of Wisconsin–Madison. Middle East Studies Program. December 4, 2017. 

º University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Department of French & Italian. December 1, 2017. 

Unbearable: Love & Translation, Djebar & Ṭabarī. The Art of Translation: Poetics, Politics, Practice lecture series. Convened by Carolyn Shread. Smith College. February 6, 2017. 

f—end[s] of french. Beyond French: Occitan, Arabic & the Languages of Poetry. Convened by Cecile Bishop, Downing Bray, Sanam Bader-Esfahani, Nicolas Estournel, Sarah Kay, Maria Sanchez-Reyes & Claire Reising. Future[s] of French series. Maison française. New York University. November 16, 2016. 

… inappropriate personal lyrical secret. How Did ‘I’ Get Here? Humanities in the First Person. Convened by Raphaël Sigal & Youna Kwak. Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Amherst College. April 1, 2016. 

Vocal mue—footnote to a footnote. Pascal Quignard & the Translation of His Hatred of Music. Conference & book launch w/ translators Matthew Amos & Fredrik Rönnbäck. Bard College. March 14, 2016. 


on-campus events


Habib Tengour. Bilingual poetry reading & class visits. Dartmouth College. November 1-4, 2021. 

Obsessive Affinities: Ethics, Translation, Poetry, Culture. Lecture & reading series w/ Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Debarati Sanyal, Cole Swensen, Stéphane Bouquet, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Lindsay Turner & Liesl Yamaguchi. Dartmouth College. April & May 2020. [cancelled] 

Abdelkébir Khatibi: Literature & Theory. An international workshop-conference convened w/ Matt Reeck. Dartmouth College. November 7–8, 2019. 

Brian Edwards. “The Way Toward the Other: Khatibi, Bowles, Mrabet.” Keynote. Abdelkébir Khatibi: Literature & Theory. Dartmouth College. November 8, 2019. 

Abdellah Taïa. April 15–17, 2019. [facebook] [instagram] [abdellah taïa & hoda barakat sing ahwak by abdelhalim hafez

Mehammed Amadeus Mack. “Sexagon: Muslims, France & the Sexualization of National Culture.” Public lecture & class visits in the Department of French & Italian & Middle Eastern Studies Program. Dartmouth College. February 19-20, 2018. 

Édouard Louis. Montgomery Fellow. Class visits in the Department of French & Italian. Dartmouth College. May 15-19, 2017. 

Charles Forsdick. “‘Arguing Around Toussaint’: The Black Jacobin in an Age of Revolution” and “Dark Tourism & Penal Heritage in the French-Speaking World: Transnational Memories, Entangled Histoires.” Public lecture, research seminar & class visits in the Department of French & Italian & the African & African American Studies Program. Dartmouth College. May 8-12, 2017. 

Critically Mediterranean. An international symposium convened w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Dartmouth College. November 4-5, 2016. 

Michèle Hannoosh. “Practices of Photography: Circulation & Mobility in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean.” Keynote lecture. Critically Mediterranean. Dartmouth College. November 5, 2016. 

Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris. “The Making of the University of California Book of North African Literature, or: How to Put 2500 Years of Maghrebian Literature into One Book.” Bilingual poetry reading, public lecture & class visits. Dartmouth College. November 4-6, 2014. 

Serge Pey & Chiara Mulas. tomates + verre. Performance art/poésie d'action. Dartmouth College. October 7-9, 2014. 

Salah Stétié. “Destin du printemps arabe.” Public lecture & bilingual poetry reading w/ student participation. Dartmouth College. May 13-16, 2013. 


Poetry Readings & Performances

Poésie d'action