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Ferial Ghazoul

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Email: fghazoul@aucegypt.edu
Brief Biography

Ferial Ghazoul is a professor of English and comparative literature. She is the editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, an annual multi-disciplnary publication. She has participated as a judge for a number of prizes and awards, including the Naguib Mafouz Medal and Cavafy Award. She is on the advisory board of several journals and foundations, including Thaqafat, Fusul, Kitab-fi-jarida, and The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.

Research Interest
  • Medieval Literature (European and Middle Eastern)
  • Gender Studies
  • Arabic, African, and French Literatures
  • Postcolonial Theory

Studied in Iraq, Lebanon, UK, France, and the US. PhD in comparative literature from Columbia University 1978.

  • (Co-Ed.) Arab Women Writing; A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999 (2008)
  • (Ed.) Edward Said and Critical Decolonization (2007)
  • (Trans.) Muhammad Sulayman, Solomon Rex (2006)
  •  Flaubert: From Dervish to Saint, Féeries (2004/2005)
  • Scheherazade postmoderne, Les Mille et Une Nuits en partage (2004)
  • Iraqi Short Fiction: The Unhomely at Home and Abroad, Journal of Arabic Literature (2004)
  • (Co-Trans.) Edwar al-Kharrat. Rama and the Dragon (2002)