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Rahman, Najat

Research Fellow

  • Professor at the Department of literature


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #0840 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-8112


Najat Rahman (PhD, Wisconsin-Madison) was a Fulbright Scholar in Lebanon. Her research centers on Arab culture and literature, post-colonial literature, literature " without a homeland " and literature concerned by articulations and "disarticulations" of " at home ". This literature implicates a reflection on the plurality of languages, exile, cultural heritage, the literary form and condition in addition to the politics of belonging and membership in a Diaspora and in a context of perpetual displacement. Recently, she concentrates on the affective process of mourning and on the different forms of humor used regarding collective experiences of lost and violence.

Areas of expertise


  • Rahman N. & Devi G. (dir.) Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema, Wayne State University Press, 2014.

  • Rahman N. & Nassar H (dir.) Mahmoud Darwish, Exile's Poet: Critical Essays. Northampton, MA: Interlink Press, 2008.

  • Rahman N. (2007) Literary Disinheritance: The Writing of Home in the Work of Mahmoud Darwish and Assia Djebar. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Rahman N. (2013) "Translation and the Passage to Politics in Contemporary Palestinian Art, Intermédialités, nº 20.

  • Rahman N. (2011) "Unmasking of Shadow Selves in Assia Djebar's Ombre Sultane: The Anonymity of Manhood,' In Ouzgane L. (dir.), Masculinities in African Literature and Film, NY: Boydell & Brewer, pp. 55-67.

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