Dima Ayoub

Assistant Professor of Arabic

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 SPRING 2019: Tues 4:30-6:00, Wed 4:00-5:30, and by appointment
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Dima Ayoub, Ph.D. (McGill University) is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Director of the Middle East Studies Program. Her research focuses on the importance of paratexts in the literary development of modern Arabic literature in translation. Her book manuscript titled Paratext and Power: Modern Arabic Literature in Translation rewrites the current literary history of modern Arabic literature through the lens of the paratext. In addition to her specialization in translation studies, her work also focuses on feminist and queer theory as well as postcolonial studies.

Dr. Ayoub is also at work on connecting the fields of Digital Humanities with studies of Arabic literature and is currently developing a digital archive of modern Arabic literature in English, French, and Spanish translation. To learn more about the project go here. She frequently participates in Digital Humanities Institutes and is a recent recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in Berlin.

Areas of teaching/expertise: modern Arabic literature; Critical translation theory; Digital Humanities; Anglo-Arab literature; Arab cinema; Empire and postcolonial Studies; Postmodern literature; Gender studies, Arab feminism(s); Arab masculinities; Queer Arabic literature; Literatures of migration and diaspora; Arab-Jewish literature and culture. 


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