Greta Bliss, Ph.D.


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Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies
Telephone:(910) 962-3344
Fax:(910) 962-7712
Leutze Hall 283

Ph.D. in French, University of Minnesota, 2014 French Literature, University of Minnesota, 2007
B.A. in History, Grinnell College, 2000

Greta Bliss’s research explores the intersections between literature and cinema, feminist theory, translation theory, and postcolonial studies. Her current work shows how Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian women’s literature and cinema challenges processes of cultural translation between the Maghreb and the West. Bliss has presented her research at the Southeastern Women's Studies Association, the 20t- and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium; the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference; the American Comparative Literature Association; and the Middle Eastern Studies Association convention. As part of her research on the Maghreb, Bliss studied Arabic through the University of Minnesota's Arabic program and was awarded a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship (2009-10) and Critical Language Studies Scholarship in Amman, Jordan (2010). Bliss’s interdisciplinary collaborations include participation in theInstitute of French Cultural Studies at Dartmouth College, a Research Assistantshipfor the Theorizing Early Modern Studies workshop, and as an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. Her article “Problematic Translation and Persuasive Listening in Assia Djebar’s La Femme sans sépulture” was published in the French Review in February 2013, and her article on Maïssa Bey and Tahir Wattar recentlyappeared Expressions maghrébines 14.1 (2015).


Teaching at UNCW:

FRH 102 Introductory French II (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

FRH 319 Introduction to the Francophone World: “Cultural Manifestoes” (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

FRH 306 Reading Strategies: “Reading Other Worlds” (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

FRH 302 Grammar and Composition I

Teaching at other institutions:

French Civilization I (Grinnell College)

Intermediate French I & II (Grinnell College and University of Minnesota)

Beginning French I & II (Grinnell College and University of Minnesota)

Directed Reading: “The Body, Language, and Biography in Algerian Women’s Literature.” (University of Minnesota)

Methods in French and Francophone Studies: “Translation, Representation, the Other.” (University of Minnesota)



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