27th Annual Literary Festival

Creative Migrations

27th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
4-8 October 2004

André Aciman

André Aciman is the author of False Papers and the memoir Out of Egypt, narrating his Jewish-Turkish-Italian family's life in Alexandria; the latter has been called a "a classic memoir of modern Jewish life" by The New York Times. Aciman teaches Comparative Literature at the City University Graduate Center in New York and is an expert in seventeenth-century French literature, the contemporary Arab world, modern literature, and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1988 and most recently taught at Bard College. He was a fellow at the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers and edited a collection of essays based on a series of lectures he organized there, entitled Letters of Transit: Reflections of Exile, Identity, Language and Loss. In False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory, Aciman explores themes of identity, home, and exile. [extracted from 2004 brochure]

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