Faculty Profiles

Louissa Abdelghany

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
781-239-6336

Bio

Dr. Abdelghany is originally from Lebanon. She receivied her PhD and MA in French Literature from Boston College and her Licence de Litrature from the Lebanese University. She specializes in the intersection of the Orient and 19th-Century French Literature. Her research focuses on the intertextuality between Balzac's novels and the Arabian Nights, Alf Layla wa Layla. She is also interested in the study of languages and cultures. She teaches Arabic and French courses at all levels. At Babson, she created Arabic Cinema and Culture , a very popular course among students.

Dr. Abdelghany has conducted research on pedagogy, intercultural competency and community development, and has presented papers regularly at the annual meetings of MaFLA and ACTFL. She has also participated at literary national and international conferences such as Society of Dix-Neuvimistes and Nineteenth Century French Studies.

She is currently a Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture at Babson College.

Academic Degrees

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

Academic Interest / Expertise

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 2020

    • ARB 4610 ARABIC II: LANGUAGE CULTURE AND BUSINES
    • ARB 4650 BUSINESS ARABIC
  • 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