Mohamed Walid Bouchakour
Walid received his Masters from the University of Algiers in 2013. His M.A. thesis entitled “Cartography of an urban novel” focused on the place of the city in Tahar Djaout’s novel Les Vigiles. He has also worked as a cultural journalist for the “Arts et lettres” supplement of the Algerian daily newspaper El Watan and is interested in the Algerian novelists of today who create new aesthetic forms and thematic evolution in the novel as a genre. His research interests include francophone literature from North Africa, spatial theory, and cultural studies. At Yale, he hopes to explore the multiple connections between literature and journalism.