Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 6:00 am

We are pleased to announce a new editorial board as the Library of Arabic Literature enters its second decade. Six new members join the board this month:

  • Huda Fakhreddine is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Metapoesis in the Arabic Tradition, andher translations of modern Arabic poems have appeared in BanipalWorld Literature Today, Nimrod, ArabLit Quarterly and Middle Eastern Literatures.
  • Lara Harb is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature.
  • Maya Kesrouany is Assistant Professor of Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at NYU Abu Dhabi. She is the author of Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature.
  • Enass Khansa is Assistant Professor in the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut. In her research, she introduces readership as a framework for examining Andalusī/Iberian medieval culture, with a focus on the interplay between adab and material culture; the caliphate and the arts; and the intercultural exchange between the Islamic world and Europe.
  • Bilal Orfali is Professor and Sheikh Zayed Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on Arabic Studies, including The Anthologist’s Artand The Book of Noble Character.
  • Mohammed Rustom is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University. He is the author of the forthcoming Inrushes of the Heart: The Mystical Theology of ʿAyn al-Quḍāt.

They will help to guide LAL’s commissioning of texts, the selection of editor-translators, the review of manuscripts, and the vetting of the final edition-translations.

Together with two continuing members, Maurice Pomerantz (NYU Abu Dhabi) and Sean Anthony (The Ohio State University), the editorial board will help shape and guide LAL for the next five years.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the members of the founding editorial board whose expertise and generosity have helped make LAL what it is, and are delighted that Julia Bray, Michael Cooperson, Joseph Lowry, Tahera Qutbuddin, and Devin Stewart have all agreed to continue as consulting editors.

The Library of Arabic Literature will continue to be spearheaded by Philip Kennedy as General Editor, James Montgomery and Shawkat Toorawa as Executive Editors, Chip Rossetti as Editorial Director, and Lucie Taylor as Assistant Editor. To learn more about the editors, please visit the About the Editors page on the Library of Arabic Literature’s web site.