Louissa Abdelghany

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
781-239-6336

Bio

Louissa Abdelghany received a Licence de Litérature Comparée in Arabic and French Literature from The Lebanese University in Lebanon and a Masters and Ph.D. in French Literature from Boston College. Louissa specialized in 19th-Century French Literature, more specifically in Balzac and his Comédie Humaine. Her thesis focused on the relationship between some of Balzac’s novels and the famous oriental works, The Arabian Nights. She recently completed a manuscript entitled: Balzac comme “l’auteur des Milles et une nuits de l’Occident”, which is currently under review. ​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston College
  • Licence de Literature Comparee, Lebanese University
  • MA, Boston College

Academic Interests

Along with the influence of The Arabian Nights on 19th-Century French Literature, Balzac and La Comédie Humaine, Louissa’s research interests include Alf Layla wa Layla, the Orient, Levantine and Modern Middle Eastern Literature, and Lebanese Francophone writers.

Awards & Honors

  • 1998 - Dissertation Fellowship , Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Boston College
  • 1996 - Teaching Excellence of Intermediate French , Boston College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • ARB 4610: ARABIC II: LANGUAGE CULTURE AND BUSINES
  • FLM 4605: CULTURE THROUGH FILM IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Degree Courses 2015-2016

  • ARB 4600: ARAB CINEMA AND CULTURE (LAN)