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CALL FOR PAPERS – ARABIC/ MIDDLE EASTERN (INCL.
JEWISH)/ NORTH AFRICAN/ DIASPORIC ARAB LITERATURE
AND CULTURE
The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its
coverage of Arabic/Middle Eastern Literature and Culture. The list below is not comprehensive or
final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our
database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently
studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known.

In addition to publishing articles on canonical and much-taught literary works, the Encyclopedia is
also interested in making available information about important writers and works that are often
neglected, and in publishing articles about discrete historical events which are relevant to literary
understanding. It also seeks to broaden its scope to include more research-oriented articles with a
pedagogic function, such as 'Critical issues in title' or 'Critical readings of author/ title'. If you are
interested in contributing such an essay, please contact the relevant volume editor or the managing
editor.

All offers of contribution should come accompanied by an up-to-date CV and, in the case of doctoral
students who wish to offer a contribution, also a short writing sample. The overwhelming majority
(about 90%) of our contributors are academic scholars, while the remaining percentage is made up
of highly endorsed doctoral students and independent researchers.

We hope that you will wish to join us in this enterprise. If you wish to contribute, please contact any
of the general volume editors: Ruth Abou Rached, Sophia Brown, Nora Parr, or Rita Sakr. You can
also contact the managing editor, Dr Cristina Sandru, for any other matters.

AUTHOR/WORKS
• Alaa al-Aswani
• A. B. Yehoshua
• Adania Shibli
• Aharon Appelfeld
• Alifa Rif'at
• Daisy Al-Amir
• Dalia Ravikovitch
• Elias Khoury
• Emil Habiby
• Etgar Keret
• Fadwa Tuqan
• Fadia Faquir (in addition to her works My Name is Salma and Pillars of Salt)
• Fatima Mernissi
• Ghada Karmi
• Ghassan Kanafani
• Haim Bialik
• Halim Barakat
• Hanoch Levin
• Ibrahim Nasrallah
• Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
• Jean Said Makdisi
• Khaled Khalifa
• Laila Lalami
• Latifa Al-Zayyat
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• Leah Goldberg
• Liana Badr
• Mohja Kahf
• Orly Castel-Bloom
• Radwa Ashour
• Randa Jarrar
• S. Yizhar
• Salim Barakat
• Salwa Bakr
• Sami Michael
• Samih Qasim
• Samira Al-Manna
• Selma Dabbagh
• Shimon Ballas
• Shmuel Yosef Agnon
• Sinan Antoon
• Suheir Hammad
• Taha Muhammad Ali
• Yehuda Amichai
• Yoram Kaniuk
• Yosef Haim Brenner
• Yusif Idris

INDIVIDUAL WORKS
Hasa Blassim
The Iraqi Christ

Tahar Ben Jelloun
La nuit sacree
L'Enfant de sable

Mourid Barghouti
I Saw Ramallah

Hisham Matar
In the Country of Men

Alaa al-Aswani
The Yacoubian Building

Fadia Faquir
My Name is Salma
Pillars of Salt

Mohja Kahf
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

Laila Lalami
The Moor's Account

Randa Jarrar
A Map of Home
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Liana Badr
The Eye of the Mirror

Jean Said Makdisi
Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir

Ibrahim Nasrallah
Time of White Horses

Miriam Cooke
Hayati: My Life (autobiography)
Women and the War Story

Fadwa Tuqan
A Mountainous Journey

Fatima Mernissi
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Salwa Bakr
The Golden Chariot

Emile Habiby
The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist

Yusif Idris
The Sinners

Ghassan Khanafani
Men in the Sun

Latifa Al-Zayyat
The Open Door

Halim Barakat
Six Days

S Yizhar
Khirbet Khizeh

Orly Castel-Bloom
Dolly City

A. B. Yehoshua
The Lover

LITERARY AND CULTURAL CONTEXT ARTICLES
• The Palestinian Nakba in literature and culture
• The Lebanese Civil War and women’s literature
• Arab literary criticism
• Iraqi women’s literature
• Arab modernism (fiction and/or poetry)
• The Arabic novel
• Zionism in literature and culture
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• Literature of the Yishuv
• Hebrew modernism (fiction and/or poetry)
• Post-zionism

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