Zahida Darwiche Jabbour

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Personal information

Title: 
Professor

Contact information (private)

Postbox: 
666, Tripoli - Lebanon
Address: 
81, Condor Str., Mona Center, 6th fl.
City: 
Tripoli
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 6 614671
Mobile phone: 
961 3 242231
Personal email address: 
zahida24@yahoo.fr

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Lebanese University
Department: 
French literature
Landline: 
961 6 386263
Fax: 
961 6 390958

Education

Doctorate degree (Doctorat d’État), French Literature (Specialization: Poetry), 1985, Jean Moulin University (Lyon III), France.
Doctorate degree (Doctorat 3ème cycle), Comparative Literature, 1979, Jean Moulin University (Lyon III), France.
Master's degree, Modern Literature, 1977, Lyon II University, France.
Bachelor degree, Arabic Language and Literature, 1977, Lebanese University, Faculty of Education, Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, French Literature, 1975, Lebanese University, Faculty of Literature, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

French Literature
Francophone Literature
Comparative Literature
Languages: 
Arabic
French

Work history

Professor, 1979 - 2011, Lebanese University.

Professor, 1988 - 1999, Balamand University.

Professor, 2000 - 2003, Holy Spirit University (Kaslik).

Visiting Professor, 2007, Sorbonne University, Paris IV, France.

Honorary office and memberships

Founder and President of Association for the Advancement of Reading and the Culture of Dialogue, 2006 - present.

Member of the UNESCO National Commission, 2000 - 2005 & 2008 - 2011.

Member of the Rotary Club –Maarad (Tripoli), 2003 - 2007.

Member of the Union of Lebanese Writers, 1995 - present.

Member of the Cultural Council of Northern Lebanon, 1983 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2009, September). Cerf-Volant by Dominique Eddé: A critique of war or a reconstruction of memory? Women’s Studies International Forum, 32 (5), 371 - 376.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2008). Le conflit arabo-israélien au miroir du roman libanais et syrien d’expression française [The Arab-Israeli conflict in the mirror to Lebanese and Syrian novels written in French]. In La littérature Francophone et sa Didactique, (pp. 341 - 353). Aleppo: University of Aleppo.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2008). Terre et poésie: Lectures de Cavernes et Soleils d'Andrée Chedid [Land and poetry: Readings in Cavernes et Soleils of Andrée Chedid]. In M. Symington & B. Bonhomme, Libres horizons [Free horizons], (pp. 341 - 350). Nice: l’Université de Nice- Sophia Antipolis, L’Harmattan.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2008, November). Réception et stratégies narratives dans Le Moine: L’ottoman et la femme du grand argentier de Vénus Khoury-Ghata [Reception and narrative strategies in The Monk: The ottoman and the wife of the silversmith of Venus Khoury - Ghata]. Interculturel Francophonies, 14, 51 - 63.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2007). Littératures francophones du Moyen-Orient (Égypte, Liban, Syrie) [Francophone literature in the Middle East (Egypt, Lebanon, & Syria). France: Éditions Edisud.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2007). Attasawwof wal insanawiya fi a'mal Georges Khodr [Mysticism and humanism in the thought of Bishop Georges Khodr]. Tripoli: An-Nour Cooperative for Publishing and Distribution.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2002). Parcours en francophonie(s) [Journeys down the pathways of francophony]. Beirut: Dar An-Nahar.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2001). Attarikh waltajriba fi "al-Kitab" li Adonis [History and experience in "Al-Kitab" of Adonis]. Beirut: Dar An-Nahar.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2001, October). Langue, réalités et représentations dans un drame familial bilingue [Language, realities, and representations in a biligual family drama]. In Francophonie et dialogue des cultures dans le monde arabe, pp.98-113. Beirut: Lebanese University.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2001, May). Jeu du double et connaissance de soi dans l'Enfant de sable de Tahar Ben Jelloun [The game of the double and self-knowledge in the Sand Child of Tahar Ben Jalloun]. Quaderni del dipartmento di lingue e letterature dei paesi del mediterraneo, 3, 47 - 54.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2001, May). La francophonie au Liban et dans le monde arabe: Projet d’un dialogue entre les cultures [Francophony in Lebanon and the Arab world: Idea for a dialogue between cultures]. Revue Addifa` al Watani, 38, 17 - 31.
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Darwiche Jabbour, Z. (2000, May). "Le livre" d'Adonis: Ruptures et harmonies ["The Book" of Adonis: Ruptures and harmonies]. Rencontres Transdisciplinaires, 15, 73 - 107.
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Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

Giving lectures at the following events:
-“Modernity of Chebbi", Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Literature, and Arts (“Beit El Hekma”), Tunis, 9 Octobre, 2009.
- “Culture of democracy and respect for difference", Union of Muslim Lawyers in Lebanon, Tripoli, 2 May, 2009.
- "Role of media in strengthening the Euro-Med understanding", National Commission for UNESCO, Beirut, 24 Octobre, 2008.
- "Realism in the work of Naguib Mahfouz", Notre Dame University (NDU), 8 December, 2006.
- “Georges Shehadeh, Lebanon of Dreams", Salon du Livre, Paris - Porte de Versailles, 22 March, 2006.

Awards and Distinctions

Trophee from the Mayor of el-Mina (Tripoli) to express appreciation for contributions to different cultural activities organized by the municipality, 2010.

Medal of the French Cultural Mission from the embassy of France in Lebanon, 2006.

Knight of the Order of Academic Palms from the French government for the dissemination of the French culture, 2002.