Modern Languages 549
Mouzet, Aurelia
Assistant Professor

Dr. Aurélia Mouzet received a Ph.D. in Francophone Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Western Paris. Her research focuses on the intersection of myths, religion, and politics in literature, theatre, and cinema of the Black Atlantic. Dr. Mouzet's first monograph, to be published by Classiques Garnier in 2023, analyzes the flows of transatlantic cultural exchange between Africa and its diasporas as revealed by the « devenir-mythe » of Moses. By articulating the concepts of Black Atlantic and Literary Atlantic, she argues for the elaboration of a library of the Literary Black Atlantic. Based on a corpus of Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone novels, the book proposes to see how the reversal of the biblical myth of Moses allows writers to question its liberating potential and the power of literature with regard to Black experiences. She is currently working on a documentary film that investigates the impact of racism on communities of the black Atlantic. She is also the founding director of Talk-it-OUT! , a forum theatre program designed to enhance learning and increase student ownership in the classroom, foster dialogue on social, political, and cultural issues of our time, as well as build bridges among communities by producing audacious work from - and for - a diversity of voices.