Prize for ‘City of Beginnings,’ Mention for ‘Teaching Modern Arabic Literature in Translation’

Earlier this month, Robyn Creswell received the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book for his “City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut.”

Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: ‘World Literature and its Discontents’

“World Literature tends to focus on questions of circulation and reception, and this is inevitably tied to modes of reading. The difference between the way a text is read in English and the way it’s read in Arabic has been at the heart of some of the biggest 20th century literary controversies in the Middle East and North Africa.”