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Professor Ziad Elmarsafy

Professor of Comparative Literature

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1034
Address Department of Comparative Literature
King's College London 
Virginia Woolf Building, Room VWB 6.13
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

Professor Elmarsafy came to King's after several years of teaching in the University of  York's Department of English and Related Literature. Before that he taught at a number of universities in the USA (University of California, Riverside; Wellesley College; NYU) and has 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)
  • Literary theory

Professor Elmarsafy has published in a number of areas, including the literature and culture of early modern France, the Enlightenment and modern Arabic literature.

Selected publications
  • Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012. 260 pages. ISBN 978-0748641406.
  • Debating Orientalism,co-edited with Anna Bernard and David Attwell. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.288 pages. ISBN 978-0230303522.
  • What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say, co-edited with Anna Bernard and Stuart Murray. New York and Abingdon: Routledge 2015. 271 pages. ISBN 978-0415857970.
  • “Action, Imagination, Institution, Natality, Revolution.” Journal for Cultural Research 19.2 (2015): 130-138. 
  • “Desiring Revolution II.” CounterText 1.1 (April 2015): 76–89. DOI: 10.3366/count.2015.0007
  • World Literature
  • Middle Eastern/North African literature
  • Literary theory
Expertise and public engagement

Professor Elmarsafy is happy to speak about any of the research areas noted above.









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