Dr. Salwa Ali Ben Zahra

Language(s) taught:Arabic
Teaching/Research:English, Arabic, and French literatures in multidisciplinary connections with Disability and Postcolonial Studies. 
Degrees/Certifications:PhD, (2002) Unniversity of Minnesota
MA, English (1995), University of Minnesota
BA, English and Italian (1991), University of Tunis-Carthage 
Personal Bio:

"Solus por Acqua" as dicton, healing by water. Love for the sea, the Mediterranean in particular, the Tunisian coastline especially. Therapeutic swims as hobby. Family person and family love flowing lifelong. Music within as well. Love for Arabic music and song, food for thought and soul.  


"Nidhal," Conference paper presentation at the Disability Studies Conference held in Minneapolis (June 2014)

Selection for reprinting of a "College Literature" article about Francophone Algerian Rachid Mimouni's fiction for inclusion in an essay collection titled Worlds Apart

Iraqi in Paris by Samuel Shimon as a subject of a paper presentation at Villanova, PA.

Publication project in progress. Work on Francophone Moroccan Tahar Ben Jelloun's novel Sand Child in translation for the JLCD journal based in London.  

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-2932 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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