MemberElizabeth M. Holt


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)                                      

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.