Faculty Profiles

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 Comdie Humaine, Louissas 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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • ARB 4640 ARABIC CINEMA AND CULTURE
    • ARB 2200 ARABIC I: INTRODUCTION TO ARABIC
    • ARB 4610 ARABIC II: LANGUAGE CULTURE AND BUSINES
    • ARB 4650 BUSINESS ARABIC
    • FRN 2200 FRENCH I & II ACCEL ELEMENTARY FRENCH
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • ARB 4640 ARABIC CINEMA AND CULTURE
    • ARB 2200 ARABIC I: INTRODUCTION TO ARABIC
    • ARB 4610 ARABIC II: LANGUAGE CULTURE AND BUSINES
    • ARB 4650 BUSINESS ARABIC