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Ian Campbell

Associate Professor    Interim Director, Spring 2016    
Education

Ph.D. Emory University, Comparative Literature, 2003

Specializations

Arabic

Biography

IAN CAMPBELL directs the Arabic program at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His work on Arabic-language Moroccan novels has appeared in the Journal of Arabic Literature and Middle East Literatures. His book Labyrinths, Intellectuals, and the Revolution: The Arabic-Language Moroccan Novel, 1957–72 was published by Brill in 2013. His work on Arabic-language science fiction has appeared in Science Fiction Studies and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He also administers a YouTube channel, Arabic Grammar Unpacked.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Publications

Book

  • Labryinths, Intellectuals and the Revolution: The Arabic-Language Moroccan Novel, 1957-72. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Chapter in Book (invited)

  • “Tactile Labyrinths and Sacred Interiors: Spatial Practices and Political Choices in Abdelmajid Ben Jalloun’s Fí Al-Tufúla and Ahmed Sefrioui’s La Boîte à Merveilles,” Bratt KR, Elbousty YM, Stewart DJ, editors. Vitality and Dynanism. Interstitial Dialogues of Language, Politics, and Religion in Morocco’s Literary Tradition. Leiden: Leiden University Press; 2014.

Journal Articles

  • “False Gods and Libertarians: Artificial Intelligence and Community in Aḥmad `Abd al-Salām al-Baqqāli’s The Blue Flood and Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress,Science Fiction Studies, 44:1 (#131), March 2017, pp. 43-64.
  • “Prefiguring Egypt’s Arab Spring: Allegory and Allusion in Aḥmad Khālid Tawfīq’s Utopia,” Science Fiction Studies, 42:3 (#127), November 2015, pp. 541-556.
  • “These Papers are Intended to Mislead: Soldiers and Freedom Fighters in Mubārak Rabī`’s Comrades in Arms… and the Moon,” Middle Eastern Literatures, 18:3, August 2015,
    pp. 144-152.
  • “Grammars of Disguised, Multiple, and Missing Critique in Dreams of Trespass and Tomorrow We’ll Get Our Land Back”. Forthcoming March 2015, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.
  • “Science Fiction and Social Criticism in Morocco of the 1970s: Muḥammad `Azīz Laḥbābī’s The Elixir of Life”. Forthcoming January 2015, Science Fiction Studies.
  • “These Papers are Intended to Mislead: Soldiers and Freedom Fighters in Mubārak Rabī`’s Comrades in Arms… and the Moon”. Forthcoming January 2015, Middle Eastern Literatures, vol. 18, no. 1-2.
  • “Still a Better Love Story than Twilight: Abbas and Bahjatt’s HWJN, the Saudi State and Sexual Politics,” New York Review of Science Fiction, issue 305, January 2014, pp. 1-7.
  • “Orbital Elements: Gender Essentialism and Libidinal Economy in Neal Stephenson’s Anathem and Cryptonomicon,” New York Review of Science Fiction, issue 265, September 2010, pp. 1-17.
  • “Mapping Moroccan Literature: The Spatial Practices of Modernity in Abdelmajid Ben Jalloun’s Fī al-Tufūla,” Journal of Arabic Literature, vol. 39, no. 3, 2008, pp. 377-97.
  • “The Cell and the Ward: Imprisonment, Servitude and Nationalist Identity in Two Novels by Abdelkarim Ghallab,” Middle Eastern Literatures, vol. 11, no. 3, 2008, pp. 301-15.
  • “Blindness to Blindness: Trauma, Vision and Political Consciousness in Ghassan Kanafani’s Returning to Haifa,” Journal of Arabic Literature, vol. 32, no. 1, 2001, pp. 53-73.

Book Reviews

  • Alan Mikhail, ed., Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa. Oxford University Press, 2013. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews,
    http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=52
  • Valentine M. Moghadam, Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East. 3rd ed. Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2013. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=75
  • Derryl N. MacLean and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, eds., Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past. Edinburgh University Press in association with the Aga Khan University, 2013. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=112
  • Aitemad Muhanna, Agency and Gender in Gaza: Masculinity, Femininity and Family during the Second Intifada. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=131
  • Alan L. Moss, Insidious Deception. Casper, WY: Whiskey Creek Press, 2012. Review at Middle East Media and Book Reviews, http://membr.uwm.edu/review.php?id=134
  • John McHugo, A Concise History of the Arabs. London: Saqi, 2013. Review forthcoming at Middle East Media and Book Reviews.