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Assistant Professor
Director, French Program

Portrait of Sophia Mizouni

Sophia Mizouni holds a French Baccalauréat from the Collège Marie de France, a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture from the Université de Montréal, a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Arts and PhD in French Language and Literature from Boston University.

At Norwich University, Mizouni teaches French language, literature and interdisciplinary courses in French studies. She serves as the French Program Director, guiding students through the curriculum while providing study abroad opportunities. In 2018, she worked abroad as the on-site faculty at the pilot Norwich EU-NATO program in Strasbourg, France.

Mizouni’s research examines literature through the lens of architectural and urban theory to explore the cultural ramifications of landscapes and show how human interactions alter in response to space. Her current book project, Social Networks in 19th-century Paris: Reading the Modern City, offers a new interpretation of nineteenth-century literary Paris in the light of the urban upheaval residents experienced as Paris was transformed into a modern metropolis. Based on a rich assembly of archival material, including architectural blueprints, photographs, journalism, poems, plays, and novels, this book reconstructs the experience of average and extraordinary Parisians living through conditions not unlike our own—rapid and unsettling social change affecting the very notion of identity.

A complete list of her publications can be found here: https://norwich.academia.edu/SophiaMizouni

Mizouni, Sophia. “Collections de portraits: des femmes obsédées par une nouvelle réalité.” The Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. 44, n° 7, 2020, pp. 233-246.

Mizouni, Sophia. Un outil littéraire pour déchiffrer la ville : L’Éducation sentimentale comme texte cartographique.” Nouvelle Fribourg, n° 4: La Littérature et ses espaces, 2019.

Mizouni, Sophia. “Baudelaire’s Bedrooms.” Dix-neuf. Journal of the Society of Dix Neuviémistes, vol. 23, n° 1, 2019, pp. 19-30.

Mizouni, Sophia. “Triple posture testimoniale de Véronique Tadjo dans L’Ombre d’Imana. Voyages jusqu’au bout du Rwanda.”Nouvelles Études Francophones, vol. 30 n° 1, 2015, pp: 66–78.

Mizouni, S. “Léonora Miano et espace afropéen : Territoire physique, site virtuel et identités dans Blues pour Élise.” L’Oeuvre romanesque de Léonora Miano Fiction, mémoire et enjeux identitaires. Ed. Alice Tang. Paris : Harmattan, 2015, pp. 305–322.

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