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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Keziah Poole

Keziah Poole
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

Keziah Poole received her doctorate from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California, where her research centered on queer and feminist writing from francophone regions of North Africa. Her doctoral project, "Writing Resistance: sex, love and feminine protest in Moroccan literature and film," studied the discursive strategies used by women and LGBTQIA+ artists and activists to resist being co-opted into French and Moroccan national/ist discourses. As a French instructor, she is fascinated by the intersections between language and culture, and believes social and political engagement is a key component of language learning. She looks forward to exploring a wide range of francophone contexts with SCU students!

Courses
  • Introduction to French Language and Culture II
Publications
  • “To the rhythm of feminine memory: decoloniality and dissonance in the films of Assia Djebar.” Expressions maghrébines, Vol. 20, no. 1, Summer 2021, pp 79-93.

  • “From the Horse’s Mouth: resisting origin in Meryem Alaoui’s La vérité sort de la bouche du cheval.” Francosphères, Vol. 10, no. 2, Winter 2021.