Imen Amiri

Imen Amiri

Imen Amiri holds PhD in medieval literature from the University of Sorbonne (2011). She was trained in medieval historical anthropology at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is also an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Her dissertation entitled « Le mythe du Graal à la lumière de Babel » examines the myth of the Holy Grail in relation to a language. lost, sought and finally regained.

She has taught several years at the University of Carthage in Tunisia. Before coming to the US Sshe also taught medieval literature at University of Versailles Saint Quentin prior to coming to the United States. She is passionate about blogging and creative writing. In fact, she was the former president of the Association of bloggers and columnists in different medias (press, radio, tv…).

Her areas of interest are mythology, fantasy, religion, utopias, dystopias, imaginary fantasy cartography (C. Rochefort, Borgès, Cortazar and Tolkien) . She is currently working on carceral literature and heterotopias.

She is currently working on a database for teachers-researchers in Tunisia, which would also facilitate access to digital editions of theses, conference proceedings and scholarly journals. ( the website is under construction www.lescodex.com)

She created a French blog for students who want to express themselves by creative writing. https://edblogs.columbia.edu/jacasse/

Sample publications

« Connais-toi toi même et tu connaîtras l’univers des dieux, l’initiation dans Archaos ou le jardin étincelant de Christiane Rochefort », topiques satoriennes, revue Sator, 2018 (article sous presse)

« Archéologie et Hétérotopie dans Archaos ou le jardin étincelant de C. Rochefort » conférence Créatures et créations ; revue Chimères (2017), Université du Kansas (article sous presse)

« l’Homo Viator dans le Livre de l’Echelle de Mahomet », Lors te metra en la voie… Mobilité et littérature au Moyen Âge, Carlos F. Clamote Carreto (dir.), Universidade Aberta, Lisbonne, 2011

« Variatio autour du viol de la louve dans le Roman de la Renart », La Variatio - L'aventure d'un principe d'écriture, de l'Antiquité au XXIe siècle , Hélène Vial (dir.) Classiques Garnier, Paris, 2014