Liana Pshevorska

Associate Professor of the Practice in French

Associate Professor of the Practice, Fries Center for Global Studies

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BA University of Arizona
MA University of Arizona
PHD Princeton University

Liana Pshevorska

Liana Pshevorska’s research focuses on contemporary francophone literature from historically non-francophone regions (Slovenia, Greece, Russia, Iran, Hungary). Part of the literary translingualism phenomenon, such authors immigrate to France and begin writing in their non-native French. Her scholarly work centers on questions related to migration, multilingualism, and belonging. Her latest article, for instance, demonstrates how francophone readers unfamiliar with the Persian script may still access its aesthetic and narrative roles by drawing on the visual in the work of Mana Neyestani, an Iranian-born graphic artist living in France. Her current book project explores the aesthetics of “foreignness” in the works of contemporary translingual authors, such as Vassilis Alexakis and Brina Svit. Her scholarship has been published in The French Review, Interfrancophonies, and The Journal of Literary Multilingualism. She recently contributed a chapter “L’espace dédalesque de Vassilis Alexakis: errance, (im)mobilité et fabulation dans L’Enfant grec” to an edited volume Vassilis Alexakis: Chemins croisés (2023) with Presses universitaires de Rennes. 

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Spring 2024
FREN 102 - 01
Elementary French II

FREN 232 - 01
French Society in Music

Fall 2024
FREN 101 - 01
Elementary French I

FREN 101 - 02
Elementary French I