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Salama, Mohammad

Associate Professor, Foreign Language and Literature
San Francisco State University


I received my PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2005, with a focus on postcolonial Egyptian literature and peripheral modernities. I was born in Alexandria, Egypt where I spent all my childhood and adolescent years. After High School, I moved to Cairo to study English and Arabic at al-Alsun, Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's first school of translation in the Arab world, where I studied classical Arabic, French, translation, and English literature and received both my BA and MA. My interests include modern and classical Arabic literature, Quranic Studies, comparative literary trends in colonial and post-colonial Europe and the Arab world, as well as French and Arab cinema. I have published in a number of scholarly venues, including der Islam, SCTIW Review, JAL, ASJ, ALIF, and AHR. My book Islam, Orientalism, and Intellectual History (I.B. Tauris) and a co-edited volume German Colonialism (Columbia UP) both appeared in 2011. My forthcoming book, The Qur'an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism (Bloomsbury) is expected to appear in 2016. I am currently completing an article on the intellectual legacy of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (Boundary 2, summer 2016) and a monograph on literature and fundamentalism in 20th century Egypt.

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Islamic Studies   
Comparative   
Cinema/Film   
Arab Studies   
Classical   
19th-21st Centuries   
Arabic   
7th-13th Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Mediterranean Countries   
Islamic World   
Arab States   
Egypt   
Arabian Peninsula   
SPECIALTIES
Quranic Studies   
Classical Arabic   
Mod Arabic Lit   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Advanced)   
English (Native)   
EDUCATION
PhD2005Comp LitU of Wisconsin, Madison
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Mohammad Salama






Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, 340 Humanities
San Francisco, CA
94132
United States
Phone:415-338-1338
mrsalama@sfsu.edu

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