Guilan Siassi


Contact Information
E-mail: gsiassi@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3700
Office: THH 155

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. Comparative Literature and French, UC Berkeley, 2001
  • M.Phil. Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 2003
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UCLA, 2011

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Non-Tenure Track Appointments
    • Lecturer of French, USC, 2012-2013   
    • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English, American University of Paris, Spring 2011   
    Visiting and Temporary Appointments
    • Visiting Scholar, USC Department of Comparative Literature, 2011-2012   


    Journal Article
    • Siassi, G. (2008). Itineraries of Desire and the Excesses of Home: Assia Djebar’s Cohabitation with ‘la langue adverse’. L’Esprit Créateur. Vol. 48 (3), pp. 56-68.
    • Siassi, G. (2007). Dreaming the Body into Words: Translating Affect between Cultures in Khatibi's Amour Bilingue. Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature. Vol. 53
    • Siassi, G. (2005). The Endless Reading of Interpretation? Said, Auerbach, and the Exilic Will to Criticism. Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. Vol. 2 (1)

  • Department of French and Italian
  • Taper Hall 155 (THH 155)
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0359