Visiting Instructor
Department of the Arts


Brief Biography

Brenda Segone is a visiting instructor of art history in the visual arts department of The American University in Cairo.  She received her MFA in filmmaking from the Lebanese Fine Arts Academy (ALBA) and her Research MA in general and comparative literature with honors from the Paris-Sorbonne 3 University. She received a full scholarship for a post-graduate screenwriting program by Euromed. She is currently a PhD Candidate.

Segone has written several fiction books distributed internationally. One of her works received multiple awards in 2009. She explores in her creative writing issues of identity, subjectivity and perception. She is also the author of three screenplays. She has diverse experience in the field of film pre-production and post-production. She has a diverse multicultural background, fluent in English, French, Greek, Arabic and Armenian with a fair knowledge of German.

Her research is characterized by its multidisciplinary nature. Her areas of focus include the relationship between text and image, contemporary visual culture theory, 19th century art, orientalist paintings and photography, the subjectivity of perception, silent films era and semiotics.