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ME Literature Researchers

Dr Yaron Peleg

Modern Hebrew literary history; Israeli cinema and culture; the creation and legacy of a native Hebrew culture at the beginning of the 20th century

Dr Michael Rand

Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) in Hebrew and Aramaic from Byzantine period Palestine; Hebrew codicology

Dr Nathaniel Miller

Pre- and early Islamic Arabic poetry; Medieval Arabic poetry anthologies; Early Islamic history; The Qurʾān

Prof. James Montgomery

History of ideas in classical Islam; classical Arabic literature; literary translation

Dr Charis Olszok

Modern Arabic literature; comparative literature; animal studies

Dr Christine van Ruymbeke

Classical Persian Literature, Modern Persian poetry, Comparative literature, Persia in the European world, Persian manuscripts and paintings, Iranian cinema