Professor Bensmaïa teaches courses on French literature and philosophy, film theory and French and Francophone postcolonial literature. His last book entitled EXPERIMENTAL NATIONS OR THE INVENTION OF THE MAGHREB has been published by Princeton University Press (Spring 2003). He is presently working on two projects : a Monograph on Gilles Deleuze's work and editing a special issue of CINEMAS on the same author; and a book on North African writers and is entitled: Politiques d'écrivain.

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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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REDA BENSMAIA, Doctorat de Troisième Cycle, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
Professor Emeritus, Formerly University Professor and Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature
French Studies and Comparative Literature
Phone: +1 401 863 2741
Phone 2: +1 401 725 5641
E-mail: Reda_Bensmaia@Brown.EDU

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