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Dr. Laila  Amine
 Contact Information
Dr. Laila Amine
Assistant Professor-English
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationRoom No.: 408D 
Email  laila.amine@unt.edu   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
PhD Algerian Paris and the Fiction of Intimacy Indiana University Bloomington 2011
MA Perceived beings: race, images and surveillance in Franco-Maghrebian and African American literature Indiana University Bloomington 2005
CAPES National Certification for the position of English teacher Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres, Bordeaux 3, France 2001
BA Distinction Université Victor Segalen, Brest, France 1999
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015ENGL4850002Literature in Context Download Syllabus
Spring 2015ENGL4850002Literature in Context Download Syllabus
Spring 2015ENGL2500003Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ENGL3921001African-American Literature Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ENGL3924001Women's Literature Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL3921001African-American Literature Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ENGL3920001Survey of Ethnic Literatures Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ENGL4850001Literature in Context Download Syllabus
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2012-PresentAssistant ProfessorEnglishArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2011-2012Postdoctoral Research FellowAfrican American StudiesArts and SciencesUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2003-2011InstructorAfrican American and African Diaspora Studies, Comparative Literature, American StudiesArts and SciencesIndiana University
2001-2002LecturerFrench and ItalianArts and SciencesUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
The Paris Paradox: Colorblindness and Colonialism in African American Expatriate Fiction
Laila Amine
American Literature
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Crossroads of Memory. Special Issue
Co-edited with Caroline Beschea-Fache
Culture, Theory, and Critique
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Crossroads of Memory: Contexts, Agents, and Processes in a Global Age,” Co-authored with Caroline Beschea-Fache. Culture, Theory, and Critique 53:2 (2012): 99-109
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Double Exposure: The Family Album and Alternate Memories in Leïla Sebbar's The Seine Was Red,” Culture, Theory, and Critique 53:2 (2012): 181-198
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“A House with Two Doors? Creole Nationalism and Nomadism in Multicultural London” in themed issue on Creolization: Towards a Non-Eurocentric Europe,” edited by Murray Pratt and Mireille Rosello in Culture, Theory and Critique 48:1 (2007): 71-85
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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2015"The New Face of Orientalism"Presenter and ChairMulti-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
2014"A Harem of Men: Gender and Vulnerability in Algerian Paris"PresenterAmerican Comparative Literature Association Conference
2013"Performing Gender, Mapping out Injury in Algerian Paris"PresenterRocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference
2013"Queer Consent: The Politics of Invisibility Made in France"PresenterAmerican Comparative Literature Association Conference
2012“Algerian Paris: Imperialism and Interracial Romance in James Baldwin’s ‘This Morning, This Evening, So Soon’”PresenterAmerican Studies Association
2012“The Making of Algerian Paris: The Construction of Masculine Violence at the Periphery of Paris”PresenterAmerican Comparative Literature Association
2012“Algerian Paris and the Interracial Romance”Invited lecturerUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of African American Studies
2012“Algerian Paris: Belonging Beyond Diaspora”Invited lecturerUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of French
2012“African Americans in 1960s Europe: (Post) Colonialism, State Violence, and Cultural Production”Co-organizer with Tanisha FordAmerican Studies Association
2011“Patriarchal Metaphors and the Colonial Palimpsest in Driss Chraïbi’s Les Boucs”PresenterSouth Atlantic Modern Language Association
2011“Rewriting Interracial Romance in Black Paris in William Gardner Smith’s The Stone Face”PresenterModern Language Association
2011“Mapping the Transnational in Novels of Migration”Co-organizer with Caroline Beschea-FacheModern Language Association
2011“Navigating Graduate School: The Postdoc Option”DiscussantUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, La Casa Cultura Latina
2009“Generational Memories in Leila Sebbar’s works”PresenterAmerican Comparative Literature Association
2009“Crossroads of Memory”OrganizerAmerican Comparative Literature Association
2009Arab American filmmaker Raouf ZakiDiscussant for "Santa Claus in Baghdad" and "Just Your Average Arab"Indiana University Bloomington
2008“The Hazards of Lineage: Race-ing the Caribbean Diaspora in Loida Maritza Pérez’s Geographies of Home”Presenter(Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean, Purdue University, IN
2008“When Gender Makes Race: Growing up Arab in France and the United States”PresenterAmerican Comparative Literature Association
2007“Orientalist Paintings and Hybridity in Djebar’s Fantasia and Sebbar’s Sherazade”Presenter20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium
2007Literature & the Arts in Senegal: Birago Diop & Léopold Sédar Senghor ConferenceCoordinator of translation and translatorIndiana University Bloomington
2005“A Pantomime of American and French Society: Race, Identity, and Surveillance in Danzy Senna’s Caucasia and Leïla Sebbar’s Sherazade”PresenterAmerican Studies Association
2005“Social, Cultural, and Religious Issues in the African Diaspora: the Politics of Representation”ChairAfricana Studies Conference
2004“Made in America: Myth, Representation and Renegotiating the Female Black Body”PresenterThe Black Body: Imagining, Writing, Re(Reading), DePaul University
2004“Visual Representation of the Female “Other”: Sexualizing Black Women in America and Oriental Women from the Maghreb”PresenterNational Council of Black Studies
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2015Algerian ParisScholarly and Creative Award Grant$470,848Completed
2012Algerian Paris: Gender, Belonging, and (Post)ColonialismJunior Faculty Summer Research Grant$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2013Black CameraNorth African Cinema
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-PresentWomen's Studies Steering CommitteeCommittee member 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005-PresentAmerican Comparative Literature AssociationMember 
2005-PresentAmerican Studies AssociationMember 
2003-PresentModern Language AssociationMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2011-2012Postdoctoral Research FellowshipUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2010Travel GrantIndiana University College of Arts and Sciences
2010Travel GrantIndiana University Department of Comparative Literature
2009-2010Dissertation FellowshipIndiana University College of Arts and Sciences
2009Clifford C. Flanigan Memorial Colloquium Prize for best essayIndiana University Department of Comparative Literature
2009Alternatefor Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
2006Travel GrantIndiana University College of Arts and Sciences
2006Travel Award, “Black Europe” ConferenceNorthwestern University
2006Award for Distinguished TeachingIndiana University Department of Comparative Literature
2005-2006Research Grant, Variations on Blackness yearlong seminarIndiana University, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
2005Travel GrantIndiana University College of Arts and Sciences
2005Mendel Travel GrantIndiana University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2005Outstanding Master ThesisIndiana University, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
2005Award for Outstanding TeachingIndiana University Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
2004Award for Outstanding TeachingIndiana University Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
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