Lucy McNeece

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1985

Areas of Expertise

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone literature and film, Comparative literature, Literatures of the Islamic world, Postcolonial theory, World cinema.


Lucy Stone McNeece served as co-Chair of the Program in Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies from 1996-2010 and as Head of the Mideast Studies Center at UConn from 2003-2010. She received her PhD from Harvard in 1985 in Romance Literatures. She teaches courses in French and English on the literatures of the Caribbean, Africa, the Maghreb and the Middle East, as well courses in Theater, Film, Film theory and Postcolonial theory. She received and American Institute of Maghreb Studies grant, the Provost�s Large Grant and a Fulbright Research Grant for research in North Africa. She has published on Caribbean, African and North African writers as well as writers of the Near East. Her current research concerns the differing relation between signs and images across cultural boundaries and the impact of ancient traditions upon contemporary authors of the Mediterranean and Arabo-muslim world.

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