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Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series presents David Fieni

SUNY professor to speak on 'Dreyfus in Algeria' April 1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — David Fieni, assistant professor of French at the State University of New York, Oneonta, will present “Dreyfus in Algeria," at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, April 1, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

Fieni is the author of "Decadent Orientalisms: Configuring the Decay of Colonial Modernity in French and Arabic" (forthcoming 2019) and translator of Laurent Dubreuil’s "Empire of Language" (2013). Fieni has co-edited special journal issues on “The Global Checkpoint” and on the Moroccan writer Abdelkebir Khatibi. His work has appeared in diacritics, boundary 2, PMLA, and Expressions Maghrébines.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit

This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, the Weiss Chair of the Humanities, and the African Studies Program.

Last Updated March 27, 2019