Agnès Peysson-Zeiss is Coordinator of the Intensive Language sequence in French at Bryn Mawr College and Middle Eastern Studies Affiliated Faculty. She has researched the works of the Algerian francophone writer Assia Djebar examining the forms of metalanguage used by the author to rewrite women’s history and her way of marking a new approach to her-story through songs, dance and the feminine gaze. Her most recent projects deal with graphic novels and resilience, examining how the arts can fill the void trauma left behind and allow people to survive. She is also involved in virtual civic engagement, focusing on human rights issues in the DRC, translating, with her students, documents that will be archived at the Library of Congress in 2020. Articles on those topics are forthcoming.