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Zaki Haidar

Zaki Haidar

Introduction

I am a specialist in modern Arabic literature, with interests spanning Arab intellectual history, the politics and culture of the Arab world, and literary and narrative studies more generally. I teach Arabic here at Carleton--both the formal and colloquial languages--as well as courses on modern Arabic literature. I am at work on a project about the narrative figuring of Mount Lebanon in the twentieth century, and I am engaged in some literary translation from Arabic to English.

Education & Professional History

University of Pennsylvania, Doctoral Candidate in Arabic Literature in Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Princeton University, MA in Near Eastern Studies.

University of California at Santa Cruz, BA.

Three years of research and residence in Beirut.

One year of residence and intensive Arabic at CASA, American University of Cairo.

At Carleton since 2013.

Highlights & Recent Activity

January 2016: Paper Presented at Modern Language Association Annual Convention, in Austin, Texas. Paper Title: "Writing the Mountain Heroic"

November 2015: Organized and convened panel "Lebanese Writing Beyond al-aḥdāth" for Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver. Paper Title: "Tropic Exhaustion and Mountain Modernism"

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Modern Language Association, Middle East Studies Association

Profile updated November 8, 2016

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