Arabic language and literature, African literature, theory of literature, Arab cultures, and Islam.
Arabic language and literature, Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning Strategies
Contribution to the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language & Linguistics
French and Francophone literature and culture.
Italian language and culture.
Breton language and culture.
Sociology of American reading, Arabic language and literature, creative writing, technological development and cultural theory
• Hispanic Orientalism, Medieval Spanish Literature, Chronicles of Discovery, Literary and Cultural Theory.
• Spanish Language, Languages for specific purposes, Literature, and Culture, Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture.
Do you remember how it felt to be a confused, foreign language student? The presenter will explain how five weeks as a full-time, beginning Arabic language student produced helpful insights into how Arabian Peninsula students are taught. These insights led to changed and improved pedagogical methods in English language classrooms.
At Bard, I direct the Middle Eastern Studies program, and teach courses on Arabic language and literature, literary theory, the global cultural cold war, empire and Arabic literature, the 19th and 20th century Arabic Nahḍah, 1001 Nights, Arabic poetry, and Palestinian literature. I serve as Associate Editor of the Journal of Arabic Literature, and am the author of Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel (Fordham 2017). I am presently finishing a second monograph, Imperious Plots: Arabic Literature in the Cold War.
second language acquisition, language policy and planning, history of Arabic
General linguistics, Arabic linguistics, applied linguistics, teaching and learning language, applied sociolinguistics, onomastics