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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Professor James Montgomery
History of ideas in classical Islam; classical Arabic literature; literary translation.

Dr Charis Olszok
Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature; Comparative Literature; Animal and Eco-critical Studies.

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

Dr Christine van Ruymbeke
Classical Persian Literature, Modern Persian poetry, Poetics and Rhetorics, Science and poetry, Nezami Ganjavi, Persian Animal Fables as Mirror for Princes, Kalila wa Dimna, Anvar-i Sohayli, ‘Iyar-e Danesh, Khamriyya, Eskandar, Politics and poetry, Comparative literature, Persia’ s presence in the European world, Codicology, Persian manuscripts and paintings, Botanical representations in classical Persian paintings, Iranian cinema, Rewritings