Accad, Evelyne 1943-

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ACCAD, Evelyne 1943-

PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1943, in Beirut, Lebanon; naturalized U.S. citizen; daughter of Fouad and Suzanne (Steudler) Accad. Education: Beirut College for Women (now Lebanese American University), A.A., 1965; Anderson College, B.A., 1967; Ball State University, M.A., 1968; Indiana University—Bloomington, Ph.D., 1973. Hobbies and other interests: Writing and composing songs, performing at music concerts in the United States and abroad.

ADDRESSES: Home—306 W. Michigan, Urbana, IL 61801. Office—Department of French, 2090 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801; fax: 217-244-2223. E-mail[email protected]; [email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Anderson College, Anderson, IN, instructor in French, 1967–68; International College, Beirut, Lebanon, teacher of French and English language, grammar, and literature, 1968–70; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, assistant professor, 1974–79, associate professor, 1979–88, professor of French, comparative literature, African studies, women studies, and Middle East studies, 1988–, member of Dakar exchange program and yearabroad programs in Paris. Beirut University College, teacher, 1978, 1984; Northwestern University, visiting professor, 1991; lecturer at colleges and universities, including Lebanese American University, University of Toledo, University of Colorado, American University in Beirut, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Millikin University, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and University of South Alabama; Service of Continuing Education in International Affairs, world affairs speaker; gives readings from her works; guest on media programs. Member of Fondation Noureddine Aba, Expert Witness International, and Coalition against Trafficking in Women, member. Member of editorial board, Al-Raida, Folio, Jusoor, Peuples Méditerranéens, and Journal of Maghreb Studies.

MEMBER: Coordination Internationale des Chercheurs sur les Littératures Maghrébines, Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones, Modern Language Association of America (and Women's Caucus), National Women's Studies Association, Middle East Studies Association, African Literature Association, American Association of Teachers of French, African Studies Association, American Institute for Maghrib Studies, Arab American University Graduates, Arab Women Solidarity Association, Radius of Arab-American Writers, Association des Ecrivains de Langue Française, Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs, et Editeurs de Musique, Association de la Maison des Gens de Lettres, Société des Gens de Lettres de France, Fulbright Alumni Association, Midwest Modern Language Association, North Eastern Modern Language Association, Delta Kappa Gamma.

AWARDS, HONORS: Florence Howe Award, Women's Caucus, Modern Language Association of America, 1975, for the essay "New Feminist Consciousness among Arab Women Novelists;" Special Recognition Award, Illinois Arts Council, 1979; International Educator's Award, Delta Kappa Gamma, 1979, for Veil of Shame; Fulbright award, 1983–85, award for Lebanon, 2002; grant from Social Science Research Council, 1987–88; France-Lebanon Literary Award, Association des Ecrivains de Langue Française, 1994, for Des femmes, des hommes et la guerre: Fiction et reálité au Proche-Orient; grant from American Institute for Maghrebi Studies, 1995; Phoenix Literary award, 2001, for Voyages en Cancer.


Veil of Shame: The Role of Women in the Modern Fiction of North Africa and the Arab World, Naaman (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada), 1978.

(Translator and author of introduction and notes) Noureddine Aba, Montjoie Palestine! or, Last Year in Jerusalem (dramatic poem; bilingual edition), L'Harmattan (Paris, France), 1980.

L'Excisée (novel), L'Harmattan (Paris, France), 1982, 2nd edition, 1992, translation published by Three Continents (Washington, DC), 1989, 2nd English edition published as The Excised, 1994.

(With Rose Ghurayyeb) Contemporary Arab Women Writers and Poets (monograph), Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (Beirut, Lebanon), 1986.

Coquelicot du massacre (novel; with audio tape of songs composed and performed by Accad), L'Harmattan (Paris, France), 1988.

Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1990.

Des femmes, des hommes et la guerre: Fiction et réalité au Proche-Orient, Côté Femmes (Paris, France), 1993.

Blessures des Mots: Journal de Tunisie (novel), Côté Femmes (Paris, France), 1993, translation published as Wounding Words: A Woman's Journal in Tunisia, Heinemann (Portsmouth, NH), 1996.

Les filles de Tahar Haddad (play; adaptation of Blessures des Mots), Médina (Tunis, Tunisia), 1995.

Voyages en Cancer, L'Harmattan (Paris, France), 2000.

The Wounded Breast: Intimate Journeys through Cancer, Spinifex Press (North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2001.

(Editor of violence and peace section and contributor) Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge, Routledge (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Women in the Moslem World, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1978; The Image of the Prostitute in Modern Literature, Ungar (New York, NY), 1984; Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1991; Emotions, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1994; and Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed, edited by Diane Bell and Renate Klein, Spinifex Press (North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 1996. Contributor of more than 100 articles and reviews to periodicals, including World Literature Today, College Literature, Feminist Issues, International Journal of Nonviolence, Ms: World of Women, Contemporary French Civilization, and Research in African Literatures. Guest editor of periodicals, including Al-Raida and Cahier du Grif.

Accad's writings have also been published in Spanish, German, Arabic, Rumanian, and Chinese.



Research in African Literatures, spring, 1992, pp. 179-185.


University of Illinois Web Site: Evelyne Accad Home Page, (February 14, 2005).