David Fieni presents paper at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA)

David Fieni (FLL/French) presented a paper, “The Semitic Question in Algeria, 1899,” at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Philadelphia.

In a seminar convened under the auspices of the Forum on West Asian Literature entitled “Philology and the State,” David Fieni presented a paper that examined the connections between Semitic philology and the management of Muslim and Jewish populations by the French Imperial government at the end of the 19th century.