University Professor Emeritus of French Studies and Comparative Literature


Réda Bensmaïa is Professor Emeritus, Formerly University Professor of French and Francophone literature in the French Studies Department and in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. He has published extensively on French and Francophone literature of the Twentieth century as well as on film theory and contemporary philosophy. He obtained his Doctorate from the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris in 1980 and his Master of Philosophy at the Université des Sciences Humaines of Aix-Marseille in 1978. He taught literature and philosophy for eight years at the University of Minnesota in the Department of French and Italian and the Departement of Comparative Literature. He also taught at Uva for two years between 1988 and 2000 before moving to Brown. He is the author of The Barthes Effect, Introduction to the reflective Text (Minnesota, THL, 1987); The Years of Passages (Minnesota, Theory out of Bounds, 1995); Alger ou la Maladie de la Mémoire (L'Harmattan, 1997) and Experimental Nations or The Invention of the Maghreb (Princeton University Press, Spring 2003) ; He is also the Editor of Gilles Deleuze (Lendemains, Berlin, 1989) and Recommending Deleuze (Discourse, 1998);

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