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Suzanne Gauch's research and teaching interests include film, gender, and postcolonial studies. She is the author of Imperatives of Wonder, or Maghrebi Cinema in Nine Movements Beyond the Battle of Algiers (forthcoming), which analyzes how the work done by cinema was being reimagined in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia prior to the Arab Spring, and Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), which explores how contemporary North African writers and filmmakers legitimate their own artistic practices and political engagements while paying tribute to the legendary storyteller of the Thousand and One Nights. One of her current projects explores how the cross-cultural borrowings of early fantasy film shape the conventions of that medium. Another examines the engagements of postcolonial texts with excess and melodrama. Gauch's articles on film, literature, and postcolonial theory have appeared in the journals Third Text, Screen, Camera Obscura, Research in African Literatures, Callaloo, Parallax, CR, L'Esprit Créateur, differences, and Mosaic, among others.
In 2009-2010, Gauch was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar-Lecturer Fellowship to Morocco, where she taught gender and film studies at the University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez. At Temple, she regularly teaches courses such as Shady Characters in Postcolonial Fiction, Film Revolutions, Transnational Feminist Theory, Postcolonial Theory and Practices, and African Cinema.
“Impasses of Algerian Cinema,” Third Text 27:2 (2013): 260-277.
“Khatibi et la matérialité des corps et des mots” CELAAN 9: 2&3
(Fall 2011): 29-40.
“Jamming Civilizational Discourse in Tunisian Film” Screen 52:1
(Spring 2011): 30-45.
“Sampling Globalization in Calixthe Beyala’s The Little Prince of Belleville.”
Research in African Literatures 41.1 (June 2010): 203-221.
“Now You See It, Now You Don't: Transnational Feminist Spectatorship and Farida
BenLyazid’s A Door to the Sky.” Camera Obscura 24: 71 (2009): 107-137.