Katarzyna Pieprzak

Associate Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Francophone Literature, French Language, and Comparative Literature

413-597-2352
Hopkins Hall

Education

B.A. Rice University (1995)
M.A. University of Michigan, Comparative Literature (1998)
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Comparative Literature (2001)

Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Literature from North Africa
  • Clandestine Migration in Literature and Art
  • Museums in Africa and the Middle East
  • Contemporary Art from North Africa
  • Postcolonial Theory from the Francophone World

Scholarship/Creative Work

Books:

  • Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Morocco, (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming January 2010).
  • Land and Landscape in Francographic Literature: Remapping Uncertain Territories, co-edited with Magali Compan, (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).

Selected Articles

  • “Nostalgia and the New Cosmopolitan: Literary and Artistic Interventions in the City of Casablanca” Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature 33.1 (Winter 2009).
  • “Art in the Streets: Modern Art, Museum Practice and the Urban Environment in Contemporary Morocco” MESA Bulletin (forthcoming Summer 2008).
  • “Ruins, Rumors and Traces of the City of Brass: Moroccan Modernity and Memories of the Arab Global City” Research in African Literatures 38.4 (Winter 2007): 187-203
  • “Bodies on the Beach: Youssef Elalamy and Moroccan Landscapes of the Clandestine,” Land and Landscape in Francographic Literature: Remapping Uncertain Territories, Katarzyna Pieprzak and Magali Compan ed, (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007): 104-122.
  • “Citizens and Subjects in the Bank: Corporate Visions of Modern Art and Moroccan Identity”
    Nation, Society and Culture in North Africa: Essays on Contemporary History, Culture and Politics, James McDougall ed. (London: Frank Cass, 2003) and Journal of North African Studies 8.1 (Spring 2003): 131-152.
  • “Whose Patrimony Is It Anyway? The Quarrel between Ali Baba’s Cave and the National
    Museums of Morocco,” Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature No. 49 (Fall 2001): 155-174.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Getty Foundation Summer Institute Fellowship in Istanbul on “Constructing the Past in the Middle East” (2006)