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World Languages and Cultures

Pamela Pears

Professor of French
  • B.A., French, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., French, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., French, University of Pittsburgh
Research Spotlight

New volume, co-edited with Dr. Valérie K. Orlando, University of Maryland: Paris and the Marginalized Author: Treachery, Alienation, Queerness, and Exile


 Selected Publications

Front Cover Iconography and Algerian Women’s Writing: Heuristic Implications of the Recto-Verso Effect. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.

CELAAN (Revue du Centre d’Etudes des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord/Review of the Center for the Study of the Literature and Arts of North Africa), “Regards sur les films d’Abdellatif Kechiche” 13.1 (Spring 2016).

“Delacroix, Djebar’s Interlocutor, par excellence”. Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: Sites. 17.5 (December 2013).

“Images, Messages, and the Paratext in Algerian Women’s Writing.” Judging a Book by its Cover. Eds. Nicole Matthews and Nickianne Moody. Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2007.

“Le mythe de la guerrière : Yamina Mechakra et Ly Thu Ho.” Des femmes écrivent la guerre. Eds. Frédérique Chevillot and Anna Norris. Aix-en-Provence: Éditions Complicités, 2007.

“Kateb Yacine’s Journey Beyond Algeria and Back.” Hommage à Kateb Yacine. Ed. Nabil Boudraa. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2006.

Remnants of Empire in Algeria and Vietnam: Women, Words, and War. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2004. (Paperback reprint in December 2006).


Spring 2020

FRS 102: Elementary French II


CMS/FRS/ILC 394: French Film and Culture


Washington College Honors

  • Alumni Association’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, May 2009