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Mounawar Abbouchi

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PhD Student, Instructor of Record, First Year Writing

Mounawar Abbouchi (she/her) is a PhD student studying medieval literature. She is from Beirut, Lebanon where she did her undergraduate studies in English literature. She came to UGA in 2013 on a Fulbright Scholarship to do her MA in Comparative Literature. Her thesis was an edition and translation of "Yde et Olive", a thirteenth-century chanson de geste. This was the first translation of the poem into English and was published in Medieval Feminist Forum in 2018. She returned to UGA to begin a PhD program in 2021.

Mounawar has over eight years of teaching experience. She has taught English and world literatures, college composition, ESL, and elementary French.

When she is not looking at old books, she is probably cooking/baking, taking a nature walk, or practicing martial arts.


BA in English, Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon, 2011

Teaching Diploma in TEFL, Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon, 2012

MA in Comparative Literature, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2015

Research Interests:

Her current research looks at what happens to representations of feminine anger in medieval adaptations of classical sources.

Other areas of interest include: Women in the Middle Ages, medieval romance, translation, adaptation and remediation, Middle English, Old French, Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, book history, paleography and manuscript studies

Selected Publications:

"Yde and Olive." Medieval Feminist Forum. Subsidia Series no. 8. Medieval Texts in Translation 5, 2018.

Review of L’objet-fétiche: Littérature, cinéma, visualité by Massimo Fusillo. Recherche littéraire/ Literary Research, vol. 31, no. 61-62, Summer 2015, pp. 90-93.

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