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Prof Ziad Elmarsafy

Professor of Comparative Literature

Head of Department
Tel
+44 (0)20 7848 1034
Email ziad.elmarsafy@kcl.ac.uk
Address Department of Comparative Literature
King's College London 
Virginia Woolf Building, Room VWB 6.13
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

Biography
I came to King's after several years of teaching in the University of  York's Department of English and Related Literature. Before that I taught at a number of universities in the USA (University of California, Riverside; Wellesley College; NYU) and have held a number of visiting appointments, most recently at the Université Paris Nord – Paris 13 and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3.
Research interests
  • Literatures of the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic, English, French)
  • Literature and religion
  • Literary theory

I have published in a number of areas, including the literature and culture of early modern France, the Enlightenment and modern Arabic literature.

My current research focuses on the reception of Sufi themes and ideas by Western thinkers and writers.

Selected publications
Teaching
  • World Literature
  • Middle Eastern/North African literature
  • Literary theory
Expertise and public engagement

I am happy to speak about any of the research areas above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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