Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Waïl S. Hassan

Professor of English, Center for African Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, French, and Center for Global Studies

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Contact Information

  • Address: Comparative & World Literature<br />3080 FLB<br />707 S Mathews<br />M/C 160<br />Urbana, IL 61801
  • Email: whassan@illinois.edu

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Selected Publications

Books

  • Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz. MLA Publications, 2012.
  • Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literatrue. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Thou Shalt Nor Speak My Language. Syracuse University Press, 2008.
  • Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction. Syracuse University Press, 2003.

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Book Contributions

  • "Teaching a Seminar on Mahfouz." Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz. MLA, 2012.
  • ""Arab-Brazilian Literature: Alberto Mussa’s Mu‘allaqah and South-South Dialogue.." The Middle East in Brazil. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
  • "Gibran and Orientalism." Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Journal Articles

  • "Oyono in Arabic." PMLA, Theories and Methodologies: An African Classic in Twelve Languages 128.1 (2013):
  • ""Edward Said and Memoirs of Palestinian Exile." Revista Litteris 8 (2011):

Special Issues of a Journal

  • "Which Languages?." Original Languages. Spec. iss. of Comparative Literature 65.1 (2013):
  • "Jorge Ahmad." Jorge Amado. Spec. iss. of Comparative Literature Studies 49.3 (2012):
  • Arabic Literature Now: Between Area Studies and the New Comparatism. Spec. iss. of Comparative Literature Studies 47.4 (2010):

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Tayeb Salih." Dictionary of African Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • "The Encyclopedia of the Novel." The Arabic Novel in the Mashreq. New York: Blackwell Publishers, 2010.