Ph.D. Emory University, Comparative Literature, 2003
Arabic and Comparative Literature
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.
- 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.
- “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,
- “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.
- 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,
- 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.