Daniel Maroun

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Contact Information

2090 FLB
M/C 178
Urbana, IL 61801
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests

  • Masculinity Studies
  • Maghrebi Queer
  • HIV/AIDS Literature and Cinema

Research Description

My research is informed by intersection of gender and sexuality with Francophone communities primarily in North Africa and the Levant. I am interested in expression of sexual identity and citizenship and how protagonists navigate these issues in relationship to their family and their society.

A second axe of research interests is in HIV/AIDS studies in France.  I investigate and chronicle France's literary response to HIV/AIDS from the late 80's until today, primarily how the depiction of masculinity has evolved in this literature over the last twenty-five years.  I am currently the Assistant Editor for Contemporary French Civilization an academic journal dedicated to studying all aspects of culture and civilization in the French and Francophone worlds.


  • B.A. French Literatures and Language, Saint Louis University
  • B.A. Classical Literatures and Languages, Saint Louis University
  • M.A. French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D. French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

selected publications

  • Maroun, Daniel, translator. Oeuvres (Tome 1) by Guillaume Dustan. Semiotexte 2020. (forthcoming)
  • Maroun, Daniel. "Comment échapper à la honte du zamel." @nalyses: Revue de Critque et de Théorie Littéraire11.3 (2016):