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Erez Naaman

Assistant Professor World Languages and Cultures

Naaman’s research interests include Arabic language, literature, and culture in the medieval and Pre-Modern Islamic world and the intellectual history of this period.

Degrees

PhD, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Harvard University
MA, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Harvard University
MA, Medieval Islamic History, Tel Aviv University
BA, Arabic Language and Literature, History of the Middle East, Tel Aviv University

Office
CAS-World Lang and Cultures
McCabe - 207
M: 3:30pm -5:30pm; W 1:30pm-2:30pm & 5:30pm-6:30pm
Contact Info
(202) 885-2468

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Teaching

  • Fall 2015

    • ARAB-426 Arabic Topics: Intro to Classical Arabic Lit
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    • ARAB-426 Arabic Topics: Intellect & Soc in Arab World
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  • Spring 2016

    • ARAB-426 Arabic Topics: Arab History and Cultures
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

BOOKS

Literature and the Islamic Court: Cultural Life under al-Ṣāḥib Ibn ʿAbbād. Abingdon, UK; New York: Routledge, 2016

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

“Maimonides and the Habitus Concept”. Forthcoming in Journal of the American Oriental Society 137, 2 (2017)

“Nurture over Nature: Habitus from al-Fārābī through Ibn Khaldūn to ʿAbduh”. Forthcoming in Journal of the American Oriental Society 137, 1 (2017)

“Eating Figs and Pomegranates: Taboos and Language in the Thousand and One Nights”. Journal of Arabic Literature 44, 3 (2013): 335-70

“Women Who Cough and Men Who Hunt: Taboo and Euphemism (kināya) in the Medieval Islamic World”. Journal of the American Oriental Society 133, 3 (2013): 467-93

“Sariqa in Practice: The Case of al-Ṣāḥib Ibn ʿAbbād”. Middle Eastern Literatures 14, 3 (2011): 271-285

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Like Joseph in Beauty: Yemeni Vernacular Poetry and Arab-Jewish Symbiosis, by Mark S. Wagner (Leiden: Brill, 2009), Journal of the American Oriental Society 131, 4 (2011), 643-646  

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