Kahf, Mohja

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Mohja Kahf
Associate Professor  
(Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Rutgers University)

Teaching Interests: Comparative Literature, Arabic Literature, Postcolonialism, Poetry, Autobiography, Love & Eros, the Quran, Critical Theory, Gender

Selected Publications:

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman from Termagant to Odalisque (University of Texas Press)
“Politics and Erotics in Nizar Kabbani’s Poetry: From the Sultan’s Wife to the Lady Friend” (in World Literature Today, Winter 2000)
“Huda Sha’rawi’s Mudhakkirati: The Memoirs of the First Lady of Arab Modernity” (Arab Studies Quarterly, Winter 1998)
“Packaging Huda: Sha’rawi’s Memoirs in the US Reading Environment” (in Amal Amireh & Lisa Suhair Majaj, eds., Going Global: The Transnational Receptionof Third Worl Women Writers, New York: Garland Publishing, 2000, pp. 148-172)
“Braiding the Stories: Women’s Eloquence in the Early Islamic Era” in Windows of Faith: Muslim Women’s Scholarship and Activism, Gisela Webb, ed. (Syracuse UP, 2000).
Kahf has poems in Paintbrush, PEN International Bulletin (vol. 49, no. 2), The Space Between Our Footsteps, Naomi Shihab Nye, ed. (Simon & Schuster, 1998) and The Paterson Review
“The Silences of Contemporary Syrian Literature” in World Literature Today, Spring 2001, 75:2, pp. 225-236
Professor Kahf is currently working on the topic “Muslim American Literature: An Emerging Field”

From: http://www.uark.edu/depts/english/kahf.html