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Shaden Tageldin, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2006

Shaden Tageldin (Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts)

Professor Tageldin completed her book manuscript, Disarming Words: Empire and the Seductions of Translation in Egypt (University of California Press, 2011), which shows how acts of literary and cultural translation attached post-1798 Egyptian intellectuals to French and British empires even as they imagined themselves to be resisting or overcoming colonial domination.  Her work as a fellow at the IAS also contributed to research for  “Secularizing Islam: Carlyle, al-Siba’i, and the Translations of ‘Religion’ in British Egypt.” PMLA 126.1 (January 2011); “Suspect Kinships: The ‘Birth’ of Comparative Literature in French-Egyptian Translation, 1810-1834.” Comparative Literature Studies 47.4 (2010), special issue on “Arabic Literature Now: Between Area Studies and the New Comparatism,” edited by Amal Amireh and Waïl S. Hassan; and “The African Novel in Arabic,” in The Cambridge Companion to the African Novel, edited by F. Abiola Irele. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 85-102.

 

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