Emeritus Professor Rasheed El-Enany
BA (Cairo) PhD (Exon)
I research into all genres of modern Arabic literature, with particular interest in the fiction of Egyptian Nobel laureate, Naguib Mahfouz; issues of literary influence and comparative literature generally; literature and ideology; literature and culture with particular interest in perceptions of self and other as expressed in literary production.
I have founded and continue to edit the Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature Series, a monograph series deditcated to the study of modern Arabic literature from the 19th century to the present day, published by Edinburgh University Press. Thirty monographs have been published since 2012.
Literature and ideology; literature and culture with particular interest in perceptions of self and other as expressed in literary production.
I supervise research based primarily in the modern period, i.e. 19th and 20th centuries.
My main fields of interest are Arabic fiction, drama, and other prose genres; Arabic poetry; and comparative literature
Echoes of English Free Verse in Modern Arabic Poetry;
Baha' Tahir and Saul Bellow: a Comparative Study;
The influence of William Wordsworth on the Diwan Group;
Francophone Fiction in Algeria;
Social Criticism in the Saudi Novel;
Problems of Translation of Modern Arabic Verse into English;
Influence of Ibn Tufayl's Hayy bin Yaqzan on Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.