Evelyne Accad


Evelyne Accad ( إفلين عقاد ) was born (1943) and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Primary, secondary education in Beirut and two years at the Beirut College for Women (now the Lebanese American University). B.A. from Anderson College in English Literature (1967); M.A. in French from Ball State University (1968) and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University (1973).

A professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana since 1974 in French, Comparative Literature, African Studies, Women Studies, Middle-East Studies, and the Honors Program. In 1978 and 1984, she taught at the Beirut University College,and in the spring 1991, at Northwestern University. Other activities include writing and composing songs--the music and the lyrics--and performing at various concerts in the U.S. and abroad.

(From University of Illinois website)


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