Department of English and Comparative Literature


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.

  • (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).

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

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