Dr. Walid Hamarneh
Associate Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
On Sabbatical: Fall 2017

Walid Hamarneh received his Ph.D. in comparative literature (Arabic, English, and German) from the University of Toronto. He taught at Yale University, University of Texas-Austin, and Swarthmore College before accepting the position of associate professor in the University of Richmond’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. His areas of interest are modern Arabic literature; history of ideas in the modern Middle East; Arabic and Western literary theory, especially theories of fiction and narrative; and post-colonial criticism. Hamarneh has published over 50 scholarly articles and essays and has co-edited the book Fiction Updated: Theories of Fictionality, Narratology, and Poetics. He has two forthcoming books, Travelling Genres under the Signs of Modernity: Aesthetic Transfer and Problems of the Novel and a book in Arabic on the Jordanian writer Ghalib Halasa.

Ph.D., University of Toronto
Comparative Literature (Arabic, English, and German)
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