Research Strengths in Arabic Language and Cultures

Areas of research in the department include:

  • Arabic language and literature
  • Middle East Studies
  • Translation from and into Arabic; translation theory and practice; the Qur’an translation; applied linguistics; lexicography; contrastive analysis; comparative linguistics
  • Cross-cultural studies; Arab diasporas, orientalism; Arab-European encounters; Arab postcolonial identities
  • Gender and (homo)sexuality in Arab and Muslim societies
  • Muslim women and veiling; Gender and women's history
  • Franco-Arab dialogues; medieval Arabic and French literature