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Fayçal Falaky Associate Professor Department of French & Italian Tulane University

Fayçal Falaky

Associate Professor of French
Newcomb 311D


Ph.D., New York University


Fayçal Falaky (Ph.D. New York University) is a specialist in 18th-century French literature, culture and politics. His research is broadly concerned with Enlightenment philosophy and literature and the history of modernity. He has published articles in journals such as Forum for Modern Language Studies, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies and European Journal of Political Theory. He is also the author of Social Contract, Masochist Contract: Aesthetics of Freedom and Submission in Rousseau (SUNY Press, 2014).

Forthcoming Publications

  • “D’un déisme à l’autre : Le wahhabisme au temps des Lumières,” in Les Lumières, l'esclavage et l'idéologie coloniale, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, ed. Pascale Pellerin

Recent Publications

  • “Radical Islam, Tolerance and the Enlightenment,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. 47.1 (2018): 265-268
  • “Reinventing Dignity,” in Art in the Service of Humanity: Rousseau and DIGNITY, ed. Julia Douthwaite (North Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017), 63-72.
  • “A Forsaken and Foreclosed Utopia: Rousseau and International Relations,” European Journal of Political Theory 15.1 (2016): 61-76.
  • “Reading Rousseau in the Colonies,” Small Axe 1.46 (2015): 5-19.