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Adil, Sabahat Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My research focuses on premodern Arabic literature. I am interested in how premodern Arabic texts, particularly from North Africa, narrated the past in light of contemporaneous historical circumstances. I undertake close textual analyses of these texts to explore questions pertaining to authorship, textuality, and originality. Such an approach sheds light on the literary and cultural connections that link Arabic-speaking societies with other linguistic, religious, and cultural communities.


  • medieval Islamic societies, literature, history, textual criticism


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courses taught

  • ARAB 3231 In the Footsteps of Travelers: Travel Writing in Arabic Lit (Spring 2019)
  • ARAB 3241 Art in Islamic Cultures (Spring 2019)
  • ARAB 1011 Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations (Spring 2018)
  • ARAB 3230 Islamic Culture and the Iberian Peninsula (Spring 2018)


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