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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Professor Mikael (Mickey) Adolphson
Social structures, ideologies, mentalitée, religious institutions, legal history, historical documents and international trade in Medieval Japan

Dr Imre Galambos
Chinese manuscripts; Dunhuang studies; Tangut studies; history of Chinese writing; contacts between China and Central Asia; Silk Road

Dr Heather Inwood
Chinese contemporary genre fiction and poetry; popular, fan and folk cultures; internet culture and society; media studies; sociology of literature and culture

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 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 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