Arabic literature,Criticism,Media studies,West African Arabic literature,Prosodic Analysis,Islamic Theology and Political System
Arab-American literature; Global Arab literature; migration; gender studies and women’s writing; interculturality;
Modern Arabic Literature and Criticism; Qur’anic Studies; Film; Comparative Literary Trends in Colonial and Post-Colonial Arab World and Europe.
The 1001 Nights, late 18th to early 20th century English Literature, Film Studies, Arabic Literature and Orientalism.
Comparative Literature. Arabic Literature. English Literature. Interdisciplinary literary criticism. Prison Literature. Modernism/Postmodernism. Arab Christian Poets. Translation of poetry. Visual arts in the Arabian Gulf region.
Ethnic American Literature, Arab American Literature, Palestinian and Diasporic Palestinian Literature, Arabic Literature, Middle Eastern Politics, Creative Writing, and Academic Reading and Writing
Global literary flows; literary geography; modern Arabic literature; Arab drama; Arab-Russian and Arab-Soviet cultural ties; study abroad; international Shakespeare appropriation; 1001 Nights; literary translation.
Narrative, Visual Culture, Visuality, Sexual Identity, Gender Studies, Arabic Literature, African American Literature, Race Studies, Urban Studies, Modernity
Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel(Fordham UP 2017)
Michelle Hartman in the Journal of Arabic Literature(2018)
Ghenwa Hayek in Middle Eastern Literatures(2018) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1475262X.2019.1573540
Imperious Plots: Cultural Infiltration and Arab…
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 am the author of Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel (Fordham 2017), and am presently finishing a second monograph, Imperious Plots: Arabic Literature in the Cold War.
I work on modern Arabic literature, new media, and film. My present book project looks at public discourse, politics and cultural production in the first two years of the Arab uprising in Tunisia and Egypt.