Dr. Nadia Yaqub
New West 305
Associate Chair & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Arabic Program Coordinator & Advisor
Executive Committee, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
Advisory Committee, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
Fellow, Institute for Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill
Arts and Humanities Academic Leadership Fellow 2012
Steering Committee, Water in Our World Campus Theme, 2012
Carolina Women’s Center Scholar in Residence, 2012-13
My research has treated Arab cultural texts ranging from oral poetry to modern prose fiction and contemporary visual culture. I am particularly interested in gender, space, identity and subjectivity. My recent work has focused on Palestinian texts, and I am currently completing a book on Palestinian cinema.
ARAB 151: Survey of Arabic Literature
ARAB 350: Women and Leadership in the Arab World
ARAB 434: Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
ARAB 452: Imagining Palestine
ARAB 453: Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Art: The Oral Poetry Dueling of Palestinian Weddings in the Galilee, Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.
Refereed Articles and Chapters
“Dismantling the Discourses of War: Palestinian Women Filmmakers Address Violence,” in Gender and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi. Routledge, 2011.
“Utopia and Dystopia in Palestinian Circular Journeys from Ghassan Kanafani to Contemporary Film,” Journal of Middle East Literatures, 15, 3 Forthcoming, 2012.
“Azza Hassan and Impossible Filmmaking in Israel/Palestine,” Contemporary Cultures of Resistance in the Middle East: Literature, Cinema and Music. Ed. Karima Laachir. Forthcoming from Routledge, 2012.
“Narrating the Nakba: the Seventh Decade,” Narrating ‘conflict’: Discourse, Spectacle, Commemoration and Communication Practices in Palestine and Lebanon. Eds. Dina Matar and Zahera Harb. Forthcoming from I B Taurus 2013.
“Paradise Now: Narrating a Failed Politics,” in Film and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa. Ed. Josef Gugler. University of Texas Press. 2010.
“The Dupes: Three Generations Uprooted and Betrayed,” in Film and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa. Ed. Josef Gugler. University of Texas Press. 2010.
“Waiting: A Scattered People Waiting for a Common Future,” in Film and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa. Ed. Josef Gugler. University of Texas Press. 2010.
“Gendering the Palestinian Political Cartoon,” Towards a Palestinian Cultural Studies, a special issue of Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 2, 2. 2009, pp. 187-213.
“Arts Under Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,” MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 8, 2008.
“The Palestinian Cinematic Wedding,” JMEWS: Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies, 3,2, Spring 2007, pp. 56-85.
“The Production of Locality in the Oral Palestinian Poetry Duel,” Literature and Nation in the Middle East. Eds. Yasir Suleiman and Ibrahim Muhawi, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006, pp. 16-30.
“Cities of Salt,” in Middle Eastern Literatures and Their Times = World Literature and Its Times, Volume 6, Detroit: Gale Group, 2004, pp. 75-84.
“The Tale of Those Who Did Not Travel: Reading Yahya Tahir `Abdullah’s Al-Tawq wal-Aswarah as Sirah,” Journal of Arabic Literature. Vol. 36, 2, 2005, pp. 111-135.
“Toward a Synchronic Analysis of the Meters of Palestinian Oral Poetry,” Al-Arabiyya, 2003, pp. 1-26.
“Some of Us Must Depart: An Intertextual Reading of a Mountain Poem by Ibn Khafajah,” Journal of Arabic Literature, Vol. 30, 3, 1999, 240-258.