Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College
Khalid Lyamlahy’s work focuses on North African Francophone literature in relation to political, social, and cultural debates in the region and beyond. His current book project explores questions of identity and alterity in post-2011 fiction from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. His research interests include contemporary fiction and poetry in French, literary and postcolonial theory, and translation. He recently coedited the first Anglophone volume devoted to the interdisciplinary works and thought of Abdelkébir Khatibi (Liverpool University Press, 2020). He also wrote the preface to Abdellatif Laâbi’s complete poetic works (Éditions du Sirocco, 2018) and an introduction to the recent English translation of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s most famous novel, Agadir (Lavender Ink/Diálogos, 2020).
His scholarly publications have appeared in Research in African Literature, The Journal of North African Studies, Irish Journal of French Studies, and Revue Roland Barthes, as well as in collective volumes published by Peter Lang and Classiques Garnier. In addition to his academic work, Lyamlahy has published a novel, Un roman étranger (Présence Africaine, 2017) and is a regular contributor to several literary magazines in France and the United States.
Lyamlahy received his PhD in medieval and modern languages from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Ertegun Scholarship in the Humanities.