Anna Rocca

Anna Rocca is a professor of French and Italian at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Her research focuses on contemporary francophone women writers from Maghreb, diasporic female writers, autobiography, visual arts, post-colonial feminism and transnational feminist movements. She is the author of Assia Djebar, le corps invisible: voir sans être vue (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005). She co-edited Frictions et devenirs dans les écritures migrantes au féminin (Saarbrücken: EUE, 2011) as well as Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives (Newcastle, UK: CSP, 2013). Among her most recent publications are: “Assia Djebar’s La Soif: Abortion and Crime,” Mothers Who Kill, Charlotte Beyer and Josephine Savarese, eds. (Ontario, CA: Demeter Press, 2022, Chapter 13); and “Adrienne Yabouza raconte: ce ne sont pas des murmures, c’est un éclat de voix de femme!.” Recherches féministes-Université Laval (Québec, QC, Canada, 2022 forthcoming).


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