Melanie Magidow


Melanie Magidow (née Clouser) is a PhD candidate in Arabic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  Specializing in the western Mediterranean region, she combines comparative methods to study Arabic literature from all historical periods.  Her research projects include Moroccan malḥūn poetry and the role of folk art in contemporary society, Arabic culture in historic Sicily and literary encounters across cultures generally, and the myriad ways that societies recycle older literature for ever-changing purposes.  Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on bodies of knowledge across literary studies, performance studies, Arabic studies, linguistics, anthropology, and folklore.



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The Arabic School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5230
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Arabic School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Barbara Walter, Coordinator