Corbin Treacy

Assistant Professor

Office: 371 Diffenbaugh


Corbin Treacy (PhD, University of Minnesota) specializes in the interplay of aesthetics, history, and politics in Maghrebi literature and film, with a particular focus on contemporary Algerian cultural production. His work has appeared in Contemporary French & Francophone Studies, French ForumResearch in African Literatures, The Journal of North African Studies, The French Review, Modernism and Modernity, and Foreign Language Annals. He is currently completing work on a book manuscript, Aesthetics and Aftermath in Algeria, a study of Algerian novels and films from the years following that country’s civil war.

Research Interests:

  • Maghrebi literature and film
  • Francophone Postcolonial Studies
  • Cultural materialism
  • Memory Studies

Selected Publications:

  • “Writing in the Aftermath: la génération ’88,” Algeria and the Transnational: Culture and Nation 1988-2013. Ed. Patrick Crowley. Liverpool: Liverpool UP (forthcoming in April 2017).
  • “Memory in the Aftermath: Maïssa Bey’s Entendez-vous dans les montagnes…,” Fictions de la guerre d’Algérie. Eds. Maya Boutaghou and Anne Donadey. Paris: Classiques Garnier (forthcoming in 2016).
  • “L’effet Barzakh,” Contemporary French & Francophone Studies 20:2 (2016): 76-83.
  •  “The German Moudjahid and the Danish Prince: Boualem Sansal’s Le village de l’Allemand,” French Forum 40:1 (2015): 123-37.
  • “Contested Cartographies: Maïssa Bey’s Bleu, blanc, vert,The Journal of North African Studies 18:3 (2013): 402-15.
  • “The Failure of Utility: Redefining French Studies in the Twenty-First Century,” Special issue of The French Review: “Le français a-t-il un avenir aux États-Unis?” 86:6 (2013): 1210-14.
  • “Nomadic Elocution: Transnational Discourse in Abdourahman Waberi’s Transit,” Research in African Literatures 43:2 (2012): 63-76.

Selected Courses Taught:

  • FRE 3244 Intermediate French Conversation
  • FRT 3520 French Cinema
  • FRW 4671/5765 Failed Amnesias: Algeria in Literature and Film
  • FRW 4480/5599 Experiments: The French Novel 1932-1968