Journal of Arabic Literature

Editor-in-Chief: Muhsin J. al-Musawi
The Journal of Arabic Literature (JAL) is the leading journal specializing in the study of Arabic literature, ranging from the pre-Islamic period to the present. Founded in 1970, JAL seeks critically and theoretically engaged work at the forefront of the field, written for a global audience comprised of the specialist, the comparatist, and the student alike. JAL publishes literary, critical and historical studies as well as book reviews on Arabic literature broadly understood– classical and modern, written and oral, poetry and prose, literary and colloquial, as well as work situated in comparative and interdisciplinary studies.

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Executive Editor
Muhsin Jassim al-Musawi, Columbia University, NY, USA

Associate Editors
Michelle Hartman, McGill University, Canada
Rebecca Johnson, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Anna Ziajka Stanton, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
Adam Talib, Durham University, UK


Book Review Editors
Nathaniel Greenberg, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
Gretchen Head, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Sarah R. bin Tyeer, Columbia University, NY, USA

Editorial Board
Thomas Bauer, University of Münster, Germany
Tarek El-Ariss, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA
Elizabeth M. Holt, Bard College, NY, USA
James T. Monroe, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Georgetown University, District of Columbia, USA
Stefan Sperl, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UK

Advisory Board
Samer Ali, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
Hager Ben Driss, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Huda J. Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
Nizar F. Hermes, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA
Yair Huri, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Flagg Miller, University of California, Davis, California, USA
Yaseen Noorani, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
Maurice Pomerantz, New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dwight Reynolds, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Madeleine Dobie, Columbia University, NY, USA
Shaden Tageldin, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
Shawkat Toorawa, Yale University, Connecticut
Muhsin Jassim al-Musawi Professor Muhsin al-Musawi is an internationally renowned scholar and literary critic who joined The American University of Sharjah, and then Columbia University, with over 20 years' experience teaching at a number of institutions in the Middle East. Described by The Chronicle of Higher Education as "one of the Arab world's leading literary critics," al-Musawi's teaching and research interests span several periods and genres. He is the author of 24 books (including four novels) and over 60 scholarly articles. His books include: Scheherazade in England (1981), The Society of One Thousand and One Nights (2000), and Anglo-Orient: Easterners in Textual Camps (2000). His most recent book, The Postcolonial Arabic Novel: Debating Ambivalence (Brill, 2003), is the first study of its kind to tackle the postcolonial in Arabic fiction. His forthcoming book Arabic Poetry: Trajectories of Tradition and Modernity (Routledge) represents the most comprehensive treatment of this topic to date. Al-Musawi is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the prestigious Owais Award in Literary Criticism (2002). He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Arabic Literature since 1999.