لِتَعَارَفُوا

“So that [we] may know one another” [1]

This extract from the Qur’an 49:13[2] captures my vocation as a teacher and a scholar to provide a better mutual understanding and appreciation across communities and cultures. In an anti-global climate, I remain committed to the study of transnational literature that is applicable to general interest issues.

My name is Valentin Duquet. I am a PhD student in French Studies at UT Austin, and the idea of intercultural dialogues manifests itself in both my teaching and my scholarship. You will find open source content and resources about my work on this website, including links to articles I published and courses I designed.

[1] Arabic transcription: “Lita’ārafū”

[2] “O mankind, We […] made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.”