• Born in 1947 in Kelibia, Tunisia.

Academic Degrees

  • BA degree in Philosophy and Classical Literature (1965).
  • Degree in Arabic Language and Literature (1968).
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Research Science, Tunisia (1970).
  • Degree in Arabic Language and Literature, Tunisia (1972).
  • Ph.D. in the Arts (1980).


  • Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Manouba.
  • Professor at French Universities (Paris III, Paris VIII, Leon II)
  • Professor at the International Institute of Linguists (Tunisia, Damascus, Rabat)
  • Head of the Research Unit of Linguistic Analysis, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Manouba.
  • Specialist in Rhetoric, Literary Theories and Discourse Analysis.
  • Participated in numerous national and international symposiums on criticism, literary theory and rhetoric.
  • Participated in the International Conference on Current Issues of Arabic Literature (1997).
  • Participated in the Arabic Linguistics Conference (1978), the first event of its kind to be held in the Arab World.
  • Chaired the Committee of the first Tunisian Conference for Arab Poets.
  • Worked with the French National Center for Research Science (CNRS) and the University of Leon to prepare for the “Questions of Rhetoric in Arab Culture” event (2002 & 2004).


  • Head of State Award in Tabriz Exam (1972)
  • Head of State Award for Degree Exam (1986)
  • State Award in Humanities (1994)
  • Order of Merit in Education.
  • Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Translation Award (2010)
  • Translation Award of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO (Averroes- Senghor).

Important Publications

  • ‘Arab Rhetorical Thought: Its Principles and Evolution up to the 6th Century Hijri’, (1981, 1994).
  • ‘Loja Wal Qafa: The Relationship between Heritage and Modernity’, 1979.
  • ‘On Arab Literary Theory”, 1999.
  • ‘The Aesthetics of Literary Discourse: Theoretical Issues’, (2000).
  • ‘The Aesthetics of Literary Discourse: Practical Issues’, (2000).
  • ‘Farce Rhetoric and the Question of Literary Genres’, (2002).
  • ‘Victory Rhetoric in Ancient Arabic Criticism’, (2005)
  • ‘Poetic and Linguistic Theory in Arabic Heritage through Texts’ (Joint authorship), (1978).
  • Authored many publications in French.


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