William Granara

William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic
Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
William Granara

William Granara's teaching and research span the breadth of Arabic language and literary culture, with particular interests in the cultural history of Muslim Sicily and Christian-Islamic interaction in the medieval Mediterranean. In addition to his work on the eleventh-century Sicilian poet Ibn Hamdis, Prof. Granara also has translated a number of modern Arabic works, including Tahir Wattar's The Earthquake (Saqi, 2000) and medieval historical fiction by Jurji Zaydan and Radwa Ashour.

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