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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.