Fonds F0496 - Hédi Bouraoui fonds

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Hédi Bouraoui fonds

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1.1 m of textual records
30 audio cassettes
14 audio reels
3 videocassettes : VHS
1 poster
1 computer disk ; 9 x 9 cm

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Dr. Hédi Bouraoui, C.M. (1932-) is a poet, novelist, essayist, and the acting writer-in-residence in York University's Department of French Studies. Born in Sfax, Tunisia and educated in the South-West of France, Bouraoui came to the United States in 1958 as a Fulbright Scholar, and received an MA in English and American Literature at Indiana University. Later, he would receive his PhD. in Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bouraoui's first appointment with York University was as the coordinator of French in the former Division of Literatures and Language Training, where he developed the Creaculture program. Bouraoui is an advocate for French-language literature, and is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, a dozen novels, and a number of books of literary criticism. Bouraoui's research and teaching interests include contemporary critical theory, postcolonial Francophone literatures, including North African, Caribbean, and Franco-Ontarian literature. In May of 2018, Bouraoui was recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Fonds consists of notes, edited manuscripts, and research materials related to various published and unpublished works by Hédi Bouraoui, including “La Tour CN,” “La Pharaone,” “Musocktail,” and “Bangkok Blues.” It includes personal and professional correspondence, as well as clippings about Bouraoui and reviews of his work. Also included are several sound and audiovisual recordings of poetry and novel recitals, conferences, and interviews.

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Donated by Hédi Bouraoui in 2006.


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  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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The fonds consists of the following accruals: 2006-021, and 2006-026. Further accruals are expected.

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2018/11/01 MS: Creation.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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  • English


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