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Azka Fayyaz
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Noha Radwan

Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature Ph.D., UC Berkeley

Office: 810 Sproul

Email:                         Noha Radwan

Prof. Radwan's interests include modern Middle Eastern literature in Arabic and Hebrew and postcolonial literature in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Her Book manuscript about modern Egyptian poetry in the colloquial language, Shi'r al-'ammiyya and Modernism in Arabic Poetry, is currently under review.


Education and Degree(s):

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., American University in Cairo

Selected Publications:

  • Egyptian Colloquial Poetry and the Modern Arabic Canon (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming - March 2012)
  • "The Egyptian Revolution in Verse," Chronicle of Higher Education, March 18, 2011
  • "The Land Speaks Arabic: Egyptian shi'r al-'ammiyya and Arab Nationalism," in Poetry and History, edited by Tarif Khalidi and Ramzi Baalbaki (American University in Beirut, 2011)
  • "Palestine in Arabic Colloquial Poetry," Journal of Palestine Studies, Summer 2011.
  • "The Place of Fiction in the Historical Archive," Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Vol.17, Spring 2008
  • "Shi'r al-'ammiyya And Arab Nationalism" in Ramzi Baalbaki, Saleh Said Agha, and Tarif Khalidi, eds. Poetry and History: The Value of Poetry in Reconstructing Arab History.Beirut: AUB Press, 2011.
  • "A Place for Fiction in the Historical Archive" Critique vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2008).
  • "Athar al-farasha: The Butterfly Effect: (A Diary) by Mahmoud Darwish," Journal of Palestine Studies, Autumn 2009
  • "In Specters History is an Unfolding Paradigm," Journal of Palestine Studies, Summer 2011


  • The House of Jasmine, a novel by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, Interlink Publishers (forthcoming - Spring 2012)


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