Zahi Zalloua

Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French)

Olin Hall 344
(509) 527-5254

Professor Zalloua has been teaching Medieval and Renaissance French literature at Whitman since 2003. His book Montaigne and the Ethics of Skepticism (Rookwood Press, 2005) focuses on ethics in the work of sixteenth-century essayist Michel de Montaigne, and his Reading Unruly: Interpretation and Its Ethical Demands (University of Nebraska Press: 2014) examines works across modern French literature. Professor Zalloua is the editor of The Comparatist, and has also served as guest editor for issues of L'Esprit Créateur (Spring 2006; Montaigne and the Question of Ethics), and, with Nicole Simek, Dalhousie French Studies (Representations of Trauma in French and Francophone literature, 2007). Previous publications address questions of literary theory, interdisciplinary approaches to philosophy and literature, experimental fiction, and gender studies in a range of articles on early modern and modern authors, including Louise Labé, Agrippa D'Aubigné, Pierre de Ronsard, Denis Diderot, Stendhal, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Marguerite Duras. Professor Zalloua holds an M.A. in Philosophy (1996) and an M.A. in French (1998) from San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2003. More information can be found in Professor Zalloua's Curriculum Vitæ.