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Theme 1 - Arabic Literature, Translation & Translation Theory

Contributors : Mohamed Ali Abdel-Jalil, C. Audebert, M. Bakhouch, M. Chèvre, R. Jacquemond, P. Larcher, H. Lessan-Pezechki, Fatima Al Zawiya Al Baydani.

PhD students 2017-2018 : Nedjma Atoui, Eylaf Bader Eddin, Enrichetta Battista, Fella Bendjilali, Iman Bouoiyour, Simon Dubois, Neda Sharifi, Michele Scala, Zeynab Sadeghi, Neila Thouaibia.

Post-doctoral fellow 2017-2019 : Sbeih Sbeih


This research in this field covers classical Arabic literature (principally ancient poetry, its textual and anthropological aspects) as well as oral literature and poetry in the Arab peninsula (as part of the oral poetry research group CEFAS/IREMAM). It also covers historical literature and chronicles in Farsi from the Seljuk period and early Ottoman history, from a Turkish-Persian comparative history approach.

In Modern Arab literature, the research takes a sociological approach to Arabic literary texts, examining the relationships between literature, politics and society, specifically in the post-2011 context (in partnership with the Center For Near And Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), University of Marburg), as well as Arab children’s literature and narrative image codes.

Literary translation is paired with research into translation theory, for the field of Ancient Arabic poetry and for the translations and adaptations of this poetry in scholarly and literary Orientalism. This also applies to the circulation of contemporary translations from and into Arabic, as part of the wider context of the sociology of intercultural exchange (in partnership with the King Abdul Aziz Al Saoud Foundation in Casablanca and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha). This in turn is tied to the network of comparative and translation theory researchers working in other linguistic fields in Aix.