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Najia Alameddin

[Najia Alameddin]

Other Faculty, Modern Languages
Last Updated: October 25, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
The intersection between Arabic and French literature. My research focuses on language, trauma, the search for identity, and the ways in which the maternal and adopted languages implicate the writers' political and psychological positions.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Francophone literature, French literature & culture, grammar, theatre, cinema, film analysis, as well as Arabic language, culture & literature.

Biography

Biography

Originally from Lebanon, a country long known for its diversity and multilingualism. I was born in Egypt, raised and educated in Lebanon where I obtained my B.A. in French Literature from Saint Joseph University (1987). Also, I received my M.A. in Modern Languages, French literature from UT Arlington (2011), and a second M.A. in Arabic Studies from Middlebury College (2018)

Education

Education

    • 2018 MA in Arabic Studies
      Middlebury College, 2018
    • 2011 MA in French
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 2011
    • 1988 BA in Education
      Universite Saint-Joseph/beirut, 1988

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2020 to Present Lecturer of French
      Modern Language Department, The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington)
    • Aug 2018 to May 2020 Adjunct Faculty of Arabic
      Department of Modern Language Studies, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX, United States)
      Created the Arabic program, implemented and developed a two-year curriculum.
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2020 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arabic and French
      The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
      Taught lower and upper-level French courses ranging from first semester French to junior and senior-level courses on the advanced conversation, advanced grammar and composition, literature, theater, film analysis, semiotics, and cultural analysis. In addition, I taught language courses in Arabic and implemented an intensive Arabic program for the Department of Military Science, a course tailored to the needs of the cadets (ROTC) headed to serve the United States in the Middle East. (2011-2013)
      New courses developed: FREN 4338: New Wave Cinema & FREN 4338: 20th Century French Theatre

    • Jan 2018 to May 2018 Adjunct Faculty of Arabic
      Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
      Taught beginning & intermediate Arabic classes
    • Jan 2009 to May 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Department of Modern Languages, The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington)
    • Aug 2008 to May 2009 Substitute French teacher
      Colleyville Heritage High School
    • Jan 1987 to Jan 1990 Leader and organizer of French reading workshops ( Atelier de Lecture)
      Centre Culturel Francais de Tripoli, Liban (Tripoli)
    • Jan 1986 to Aug 1989 Instructor of French
      Collège des Saints-Cœurs, Tripoli, Liban (Tripoli, Lebanon)

Memberships

    • Jan 2019 to Present Honor Society.Org
      a preeminent organization dedicated to recognition of academic and professional success, and to empower members to achieve.
    • Sept 2017 to Present Modern Language Association
    • Jan 2017 to Present The Middle East Studies Association
    • Sept 2014 to Present American Association of Teachers of French
    • Aug 2014 to Present Texas Foreign Language Association
    • May 2014 to Present American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2020 Nomination for the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community sponsored by Texas Christian University
    • Apr  2019 Outstanding French Lecturer of the Year sponsored by Department of Modern Languages
    • Sep  2018 McDowell Center Supplemental Faculty Research Grant sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Aug  2018 Student Commencement Speaker (MA- Arabic School) sponsored by Midddlebury Language Schools
    • Mar  2018 Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to Professional Development in the Area of Foreign Language Pedagogy sponsored by Department of Modern Languages
    • Feb  2017 Recognition for Dedication and Commitment to Higher Education sponsored by The Freshman Leaders on Campus
    • May  2016 Oustanding French Lecturer of the Year sponsored by Department of Modern Languages
    • Apr  2015 Oustanding French Lecturer of the Year sponsored by Department of Modern Languages
    • Apr  2015 Recognition for Dedication and Commitment to Higher Education sponsored by he Freshman Leaders on Campus
    • Feb  2014 Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies International Faculty Research Supplemental Grant Program sponsored by College of the Liberal Arts
    • Feb  2014 Nomination for the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching & the William S. Ward Endowment Award. sponsored by College of the Liberal Arts
    • Apr  2013 Recognition for Dedication and Commitment to Higher Education sponsored by The Freshman Leaders On Campus
    • Apr  2012 Modern Languages Lecturer of the Year sponsored by The Department of Modern Languages
    • Apr  2012 Outstanding French Lecturer of the Year sponsored by The Department of Modern Languages
    • Apr  2011 Outstanding Graduate Teacher Assistant sponsored by Department of Modern Languages
    • Apr  2011 University Scholar Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Mar  2011 Graduate Student Travel Grant sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Apr  2010 Graduate Student Award For Excellence sponsored by Department of Modern Languages

Presentations

    • August  2017
      Alameddin, Najia, "MAXIMIZING USE OF THE TARGET LANGUAGE IN THE CLASSROOM", Department of Modern Languages, Arlington, Texas. (August , 2017).
    • April  2015
      Alameddin, "THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF KHALIL GIBRAN", Department of Modern Languages, Arlington, Texas. (April , 2015).
    • November  2012
      Alameddin, Najia, "Belle Belle ou le Chevalier Fortune de Mme D'Aulnoy", Department of Modern Language, Arlington, Texas. (November , 2012).
    • September  2012
      Alameddin, Najia, "Gibran of Lebanon, The Creative Dualism ", The University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom. (September , 2012).
    • April  2011
      Alameddin, Najia, "Le Photographe: The Art of War", Department of Modern Languages, Arlington, Texas. (April , 2011).
    • March  2010
      Alameddin, Najia, "From Al Awassif to the prophet, a poetic bridge from East to West", The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. (March , 2010).

Courses

      • FREN 1441-003 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1441-004 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 3309-001 FRENCH FILM
        (Course Id: 113316)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 3304-001 READINGS AND WRITING IN FRENCH
        (Course Id: 104651)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 4314-001 ADV GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104661)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • FREN 1441-004 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • FREN 1442-005 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • FREN 3304-001 GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104651)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • FREN 1441-007 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • FREN 1441-008 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • FREN 2313-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • FREN 4314-001 ADV GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104661 | Servlearn Desc: NOTE: This class was canceled due to low enrollment in Spring 2019)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • FREN 1441-005 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1442-001 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1442-005 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 3312-001 FREN LITERATURE & CULTURE II
        (Course Id: 104655)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 2310-001 ARABIC CULTURE IN THE WORLD
        (Course Id: 113063 | Servlearn Desc: NOTE: This class was canceled due to low enrollment in Fall 2019)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • FREN 1441-004 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1442-001 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 2313-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 4314-001 ADV GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104661)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1441-005 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1442-002 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 1442-003 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 3304-002 GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104651)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • FREN 4314-001 ADV GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104661)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • FREN 1442-003 BEGINNING FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104644)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • FREN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • FREN 4338-001 TOP FRENCH LIT
        (Topic: New Wave Cinema | Course Id: 104676)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 1441-005 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 3311-001 FR LIT&CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104654)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 3303-002 ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 1441-002 BEGINNING FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104643)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • FREN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • FREN 3311-002 FR LIT&CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104654)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 1441-002 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • FREN 2314-003 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • FREN 3310-001 INTRO TO LIT
        (Course Id: 104653)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • FREN 4338-001 TOP FRENCH LIT
        (Topic: History of Fren Lang in Lit | Course Id: 104676)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 1441-002 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • FREN 3304-002 GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
        (Course Id: 104651)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • FREN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 1441-002 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • FREN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 1441-002 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2013
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2013
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 2313-032 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 2314-032 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 3310-001 INTRO TO LIT
        (Course Id: 104653)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 4324-001 TOP 19TH CENT
        (Topic: 19th Century Poetry | Course Id: 104665)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FREN 3303-002 ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104658)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 4334-001 CONTMPRY FRENCH CULTURE
        (Course Id: 104674)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 2314-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2012
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2012
      • FREN 3303-002 ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 2314-003 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • FREN 2313-002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
        (Course Id: 104646)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • FREN 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
        (Course Id: 104647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2011
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2011
      • FREN 3303-002 ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION
        (Course Id: 104658)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011