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Ian Campbell

Associate Professor    Interim Director, Spring 2016    ,
Education

Ph.D. Emory University, Comparative Literature, 2003

Specializations

Arabic

Biography

IAN CAMPBELL directs the Arabic program at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His work on Arabic-language Moroccan novels has appeared in the Journal of Arabic Literature and Middle East Literatures. His book Labyrinths, Intellectuals, and the Revolution: The Arabic-Language Moroccan Novel, 1957–72 was published by Brill in 2013. His work on Arabic-language science fiction has appeared in Science Fiction Studies and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He also administers a YouTube channel, Arabic Grammar Unpacked.

 

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Publications

 

Book

  • Labryinths, Intellectuals and the Revolution: The Arabic-Language Moroccan Novel, 1957-72. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Chapter in Book (invited)

  • “Tactile Labyrinths and Sacred Interiors: Spatial Practices and Political Choices in Abdelmajid Ben Jalloun’s Fí Al-Tufúla and Ahmed Sefrioui’s La Boîte à Merveilles,” Bratt KR, Elbousty YM, Stewart DJ, editors. Vitality and Dynanism. Interstitial Dialogues of Language, Politics, and Religion in Morocco’s Literary Tradition. Leiden: Leiden University Press; 2014.

Journal Articles

  • “Grammars of Disguised, Multiple, and Missing Critique in Dreams of Trespass and Tomorrow We’ll Get Our Land Back”. Forthcoming March 2015, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.
  • “Science Fiction and Social Criticism in Morocco of the 1970s: Muḥammad `Azīz Laḥbābī’s The Elixir of Life”. Forthcoming January 2015, Science Fiction Studies.
  • “These Papers are Intended to Mislead: Soldiers and Freedom Fighters in Mubārak Rabī`’s Comrades in Arms… and the Moon”. Forthcoming January 2015, Middle Eastern Literatures, vol. 18, no. 1-2.
  • “Still a Better Love Story than Twilight: Abbas and Bahjatt’s HWJN, the Saudi State and Sexual Politics,” New York Review of Science Fiction, issue 305, January 2014, pp. 1-7.
  • “Orbital Elements: Gender Essentialism and Libidinal Economy in Neal Stephenson’s Anathem and Cryptonomicon,” New York Review of Science Fiction, issue 265, September 2010, pp. 1-17.
  • “Mapping Moroccan Literature: The Spatial Practices of Modernity in Abdelmajid Ben Jalloun’s Fī al-Tufūla,” Journal of Arabic Literature, vol. 39, no. 3, 2008, pp. 377-97.
  • “The Cell and the Ward: Imprisonment, Servitude and Nationalist Identity in Two Novels by Abdelkarim Ghallab,” Middle Eastern Literatures, vol. 11, no. 3, 2008, pp. 301-15.
  • “Blindness to Blindness: Trauma, Vision and Political Consciousness in Ghassan Kanafani’s Returning to Haifa,” Journal of Arabic Literature, vol. 32, no. 1, 2001, pp. 53-73.

Book Reviews

  • Alan Mikhail, ed., Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa. Oxford University Press, 2013. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews,
    http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=52
  • Valentine M. Moghadam, Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East. 3rd ed. Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2013. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=75
  • Derryl N. MacLean and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, eds., Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past. Edinburgh University Press in association with the Aga Khan University, 2013. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=112
  • Aitemad Muhanna, Agency and Gender in Gaza: Masculinity, Femininity and Family during the Second Intifada. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=131
  • Alan L. Moss, Insidious Deception. Casper, WY: Whiskey Creek Press, 2012. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=134
  • John McHugo, A Concise History of the Arabs. London: Saqi, 2013. Review forthcoming at Middle East Media and Book Reviews.

 

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