yasser elhariry / ياسر الحريري

Academic Appointments
  • associate professor

  • department of french & italian

  • comparative literature program


311 dartmouth hall
HB 6087


  • phd french new york university
  • ma french purdue university
  • bsc computer engineering purdue university

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements



    TBA. Colloquium on Multilingualism. Convened by Brigitte Rath. Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft—Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen. Universität Innsbruck. June 17-18, 2020. 

    Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean. Convened w/ Isabelle Keller-Privat & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Université Toulouse 2–Jean Jaurès. October 2020. 

    tongues tonguing tarkos. Francopolyphonies: The Many Languages of the Francosphère. Convened by LLC Francophone, w/ Valérie K Orlando, Claire Reising & Phyllis Taoua. 136th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Toronto. January 7–10, 2021. 



    la la la. Making & Breaking Rules. Convened by Chris Andrews, Valentina Gosetti & Sophie Patrick. 2019 Conference of the Australian Society for French Studies. University of New England & Western Sydney University. December 10–12, 2019. 

    Abdelkébir Khatibi: Literature & Theory. An  international workshop-conference convened w/ Matt Reeck. Dartmouth College. November 7–8, 2019. 

    holes. Situating Between-ness. Convened w/ Elisabeth Friis, Karin Nykvist & Brigitte Rath. The Between-ness of Lyric. Convened by Heather Dubrow, Rachel Falconer, Ralph Müller, Dominique Rabaté, Antonio Rodriguez, Hans Kristian Rustad & William Waters. Second biennial conference of the International Network for the Study of Lyric. University of Lausanne. June 4-7, 2019. 

    v’s & c’s. Passages: Sessions of the Hudson Valley College. Convened w/ Matt Amos, Annie Brancky, Jason Earle, Laura Hughes, Fredrik Rönnbäck, Raphaël Sigal & Teresa Villa-Ignacio. Tannersville NY. May 24-25, 2019. 

    What Sounded Fresh Once: The Ear of Translation. Interdisciplinary Translation Workshop: Literature & Philosophy in Conversation. Convened by Rebecca L. Walkowitz & Ernest Lepore. Rutgers University. May 9-10, 2019. 

    Water Logics. An international symposium convened w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Tulane University. April 11-12, 2019. 

    Khatibi misses the mark. Yale University. Department of French. FREN 885 AFST 885 CPLT 735 Maghrebi French Poetry. Prof Thomas Connolly. April 1, 2019. 

    peuc plash crchcrch. Pleasure & Precarity at the Edge: Reading the Beach & the Harbor. Convened by Morgane Cadieu & Hannah Freed-Thall. American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting. Georgetown University. March 7-10, 2019. Stream A, 8.30–10.15. 

    sombre / vox ghost tongue. 

    º University College Cork. Department of French. February 7, 2019. 

    º Yale Univesity. Department of French. October 11, 2018. 

    water mark hocquard waldrop. Lieux communs/Common Places seminar series. Convened by Françoise Besson & Isabelle Keller-Privat. Laboratoire Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes. Université Toulouse 2–Jean Jaurès. January 29, 2019. 

    shoes. ‘The Best of Its Kind, Whatever the Kind’: A Roundtable on PMLA. Convened by Wai Chee Dimock. 134th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago. January 4, 2019. 

    tongues tonguing tarkos. Performing Multilingualism in World Literatures: Æsthetics & Activism. Convened by Jane Hiddleston, Wen-chin Ouyang, Laura Lonsdale & Nora Parr. Exeter College, University of Oxford. September 20-22, 2018. 

    strait sea poem emmanuel hocquard. Poetry & the World. Convened by Jahan Ramazani. Center for Poetry & Poetics. University of Virginia. April 6, 2018. [video

    ‘How wonderfully this language falls on the ear’: postlanguage & Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq’s Leg Over Leg. Luncheon series. Department of Comparative Literature. The Pennsylvania State University. February 5, 2018. [video

    Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric. 

    º University of Virginia. Program in Medieval Studies. Medieval Identities lecture series. Convened by Eric Matthew Ramirez-Weaver & Sana Abdi. February 15, 2018. 

    º University of Wisconsin–Madison. Middle East Studies Program. December 4, 2017. 

    º University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Department of French & Italian. December 1, 2017. 

    Unbearable: Love & Translation, Djebar & Ṭabarī. The Art of Translation: Poetics, Politics, Practice lecture series. Convened by Carolyn Shread. Smith College. February 6, 2017. 

    f—end[s] of french. Beyond French: Occitan, Arabic & the Languages of Poetry. Convened by Cecile Bishop, Downing Bray, Sanam Bader-Esfahani, Nicolas Estournel, Sarah Kay, Maria Sanchez-Reyes & Claire Reising. Future[s] of French series. Maison française. New York University. November 16, 2016. 

    … inappropriate personal lyrical secret. How Did ‘I’ Get Here? Humanities in the First Person. Convened by Raphaël Sigal & Youna Kwak. Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Amherst College. April 1, 2016. 

    Vocal mue—footnote to a footnote. Pascal Quignard & the Translation of His Hatred of Music. Conference & book launch w/ translators Matthew Amos & Fredrik Rönnbäck. Bard College. March 14, 2016. 

on-campus events

Obsessive Affinities: Ethics, Translation, Poetry, Culture. Lecture & reading series w/ Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Debarati Sanyal, Cole Swensen, Stéphane Bouquet, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Lindsay Turner & Liesl Yamaguchi. Dartmouth College. April & May 2021. 

Abdelkébir Khatibi: Literature & Theory. An international workshop-conference convened w/ Matt Reeck. Dartmouth College. November 7–8, 2019. 

Brian Edwards. “The Way Toward the Other: Khatibi, Bowles, Mrabet.” Keynote. Abdelkébir Khatibi: Literature & Theory. Dartmouth College. November 8, 2019. 

Abdellah Taïa. April 15–17, 2019. [facebook] [instagram] [abdellah taïa & hoda barakat sing ahwak by abdelhalim hafez

Mehammed Amadeus Mack. “Sexagon: Muslims, France & the Sexualization of National Culture.” Public lecture & class visits in the Department of French & Italian & Middle Eastern Studies Program. Dartmouth College. February 19-20 2018. 

Édouard Louis. Montgomery Fellow. Class visits in the Department of French & Italian. Dartmouth College. May 15-19, 2017. 

Charles Forsdick. “‘Arguing Around Toussaint’: The Black Jacobin in an Age of Revolution” and “Dark Tourism & Penal Heritage in the French-Speaking World: Transnational Memories, Entangled Histoires.” Public lecture, research seminar & class visits in the Department of French & Italian & the African & African American Studies Program. Dartmouth College. May 8-12, 2017. 

Critically Mediterranean. An international symposium convened w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Dartmouth College. November 4-5, 2016. 

Michèle Hannoosh. “Practices of Photography: Circulation & Mobility in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean.” Keynote lecture. Critically Mediterranean. Dartmouth College. November 5, 2016. 

Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris. “The Making of the University of California Book of North African Literature, or: How to Put 2500 Years of Maghrebian Literature into One Book.” Bilingual poetry reading, public lecture & class visits. Dartmouth College. November 4-6, 2014. 

Serge Pey & Chiara Mulas. tomates + verre. Performance art/poésie d'action. Dartmouth College. October 7-9, 2014. 

Salah Stétié. “Destin du printemps arabe.” Public lecture & bilingual poetry reading w/ student participation. Dartmouth College. May 13-16, 2013. 

Poetry Readings & Performances

Poésie d'action