yasser elhariry / ياسر الحريري

assistant professor of french

311 dartmouth hall
HB 6087
French and Italian
phd new york university
ma purdue university
bsc purdue university

Selected Publications


Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric. Liverpool University Press, 2017. Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures, 48.


Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Æsthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis, coedited w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Palgrave, 2018. Mediterranean Perspectives, 4.


Cultures du mysticisme. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 16, nº 2, Winter 2017.


Orogénique. Emmanuel Hocquard : la poésie, modes d’emploi, edited by Nathalie Koble, Abigail Lang, Michel Murat & Jean-François Puff. Les Presses du réel, 2018.

Temporality. Kwame Anthony Appiah, edited by Rita Felski & Bruce Holsinger. New Literary History, vol. 49, nº 2, Spring 2018.

Critically Mediterranean: An Introduction, coauthored w/ Edwige Tamalet Talbayev. Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Æsthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis. Palgrave, 2018, pp. 1-21. Mediterranean Perspectives, 4.

Mediterranean Lyric. Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Æsthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis. Palgrave, 2018, pp. 241-259. Mediterranean Perspectives, 4.

érotisme mysticisme lettrisme. Introduction. Cultures du mysticisme. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 16, nº 2, Winter 2017,  pp. 1-22.

Divine Breath of Genesis [Joyce Mansour]. The Middle Eastern francosphère, edited by Claire Launchbury. Francosphères, vol. 6, nº 1, July 2017, pp. 61-86.

In ¾, a trembling question: Mediterranean literature? Global France, Global French, edited by Leslie Barnes & Dominic Thomas. Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 42, nº 1, April 2017, pp. 75-96.

8e dormant. Vers une poétique franco-arabe : Salah Stétié lecteur de Rimbaud. Rimbaud & le sacré, edited by Denis Saint-Amand & Robert St. Clair. Parade sauvage : revue d’études rimbaldiennes, nº 27, 2016, pp. 169-181.

f. Literature in the World, edited by Simon Gikandi. PMLA, vol. 131, nº 5, October 2016, pp. 1274-1283.

Translating Translating Tengour. Traduire le Maghreb, edited by Olivia C. Harrison & Teresa Villa-Ignacio. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 15, nº 1, Summer 2016, pp. 115-131.

Abdelwahab Meddeb, Sufi Poets & the New Francophone Lyric. PMLA, vol. 131, nº 2, March 2016, pp. 255-268. [53rd William Riley Parker Prize, Modern Language Association  press release  video  Dartmouth News story]

Alinguistic [Abdelfattah Kilito]. Expressions maghrébines, vol. 14, nº 2, Winter 2015, pp. 139-152.

Demeure, Jabès. French Forum, vol. 39, nº 2-3, Spring/Fall 2014, pp. 129-144.

Sky-Birds & Dead Trees: Edmond Jabès & Imruʾ al-Qays. Francophone Cultures & Geographies of Identity, edited by H. Adlai Murdoch & Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 146-163.


Hakim Abderrezak, Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe & the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature & Music, Indiana University Press, 2016. Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, vol. 8, nº 1, Spring 2017, pp. 22–23.

Naïma Rachdi, L’Art de la nouvelle entre Occident et Orient. Guy de Maupassant et l’Égyptien Mahmûd Taymûr : influence de la littérature française sur la littérature arabe moderne, L’Harmattan, 2015. Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 45, nº 1-2, Fall/Winter 2016–2017.


Serge Pey: Three Poems from “Why I Crush Tomatoes & Other Insurrections.” Jerome Rothenberg: Poems & Poetics. Jacket 2. 3 May 2015

Speaking Engagements


Water/Mark, Hocquard/Waldrop. Lieux communs/Common Places seminar series. Convened by Françoise Besson & Isabelle Keller-Privat. Laboratoire Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes. Université Toulouse II–Jean Jaurès. May 15, 2018.

sombre: grain, note, vox. Transpositions: Migration, Translation, Music—Toward New Euro-Mediterranean Francophonies. Convened by Alison Rice. University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway. June 27–July 1, 2018.

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

‘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 3-6, 2019.


Aucune envergure: Eroticism, Slimani, Leger. Revolutionary Erotics. Convened w/ Anne Brancky & Mehammed Amadeus Mack. Sous les pavés. International Colloquium for 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies. Brown University. April 12-14, 2018.

strait sea poem emmanuel hocquard. Poetry & the World. Convened by Jahan Ramazani. Center for Poetry & Poetics. University of Virginia. April 6, 2018. Nau Hall Auditorium, 10.00-17.00.

‘How wonderfully this language falls on the ear’: postlanguage & Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq’s Leg Over Leg.

º The Postlingual Turn. Convened w/ Rebecca Walkowitz. American Comparative Literature Association 2018 Annual Meeting. University of California, Los Angeles. March 29-April 1, 2018.

º The Pennsylvania State University. Department of Comparative Literature. February 5, 2018.

º Multilingualism & Multilingual Identities in World Literatures. Convened by Wen-chin Ouyang & Jane Hiddleston. School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. January 18-20, 2018.

aimance khatibi ibn quzmān. New Directions in Maghreb Studies: A Round Table Discussion. Convened by Olivia C. Harrison. University of California, Los Angeles. March 29, 2018.

Across the Disciplines: French & Arabic, Art History & Literature. A discussion w/ Katie Hornstein, convened & moderated by Tarek El-Ariss. The Leslie Center for the Humanities. Dartmouth College. March 5, 2018.

... & each sound becomes letter. Graduate seminar. Program in Medieval Studies. University of Virginia. Convened by Eric Matthew Ramirez-Weaver & Sana Abdi. February 15, 2018.

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.

Afterlives of Literature. FRITLabs. University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Department of French & Italian. December 1, 2017.


Postfrancophone Lyric. Situating Lyric. Convened by Ralph Müller, Antonio Rodriguez & William Waters. First biennial conference of the International Network for the Study of Lyric. Boston University. June 7-11, 2017.

Hocquard & la Méditerranée : sur l’idée de « détroit ». Emmanuel Hocquard : la poésie mode d’emploi. Convened by Michel Murat, Abigail Lang, Jean-François Puff & Nathalie Koble. Maison de la Recherche, Université Paris-Sorbonne. June 1-3, 2017.

Souffle. Obsessive Affinities. Convened w/ Matthew Amos, Anne Brancky, Niamh Duggan, Laura Hughes, Youna Kwak, Fredrik Rönnbäck & Raphaël Sigal. Sense & Senses. International Colloquium for 20th & 21st Century French & Francophone Studies. Indiana University Bloomington. April 6-8, 2017.

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

“Poetic Readings” of Love: Franco-Arabic Translations, Historiography & Literature. Transnational Modern Languages. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra. December 2-3, 2016.

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. 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 Hatred of Music [New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016]. Conference & book launch w/ translators Matthew Amos & Fredrik Rönnbäck. Bard College. March 14, 2016.

Poetry Readings & Performances

Poésie d'action