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Dr Christina Phillips

Senior Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Media


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My research interests include Arabic and Arab Anglophone writing, comparative literature and translation studies. I wrote my PhD thesis at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London, 2002-2006) before taking up a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (also at SOAS, 2007-2010). I joined the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in September 2010, where I teach Arabic literature, translation and literary theory am working on various projects, including a book-length study of religion and the novel. I also translate Arabic fiction and have published works by a number of important Arab authors.

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Research interests

Arabic and Arab anglophone writing, comparative literature, translation studies, postcolonial theory.


Research supervision

 I welcome PhD students pursuing research in modern Arabic literature, Arab Anglophone writing, translation studies, comparative literature

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