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Syracuse University Press Presents First Volumes in Critical Arab American Studies Series
Syracuse University Press has released the two inaugural volumes in its new Critical Arab American Studies series. This groundbreaking series features innovative scholarship and cutting-edge theoretical work that extends the study of Arab Americans beyond Orientalist and Islamophobic paradigms.
The series is edited by Carol W.N. Fadda, associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, working with an advisory board of some of the leading scholars in the field of Arab American studies.
“We’re excited to officially launch the Critical Arab American Studies series with two stellar books that engage with cross-racial and transnational analyses, opening up new, critical and urgently needed areas of research and study,” says Fadda.
“Breaking Broken English: Black-Arab Literary Solidarities and the Politics of Language,” authored by Michelle Hartman (McGill University) explores the historical and current manifestations of Black-Arab political and cultural forms of solidarity, with a specific focus on Arab American literary works that use the English language to enact theories and ideas advanced by Black American thinkers.
“Interrogating Secularism: Race and Religion in Arab Transnational Art and Literature,” authored by Danielle Haque (Minnesota State University, Mankato) is a call to rethink binaries of piety and secularism in contemporary fiction and art through an examination of creative works by and about racialized minorities.
Both books are available for purchase through the Syracuse University Press website.
The Critical Arab American Studies series is currently accepting new submissions. For queries, contact Fadda at email@example.com.
For more information on the series, visit press.syr.edu/supressbook-series/critical-arab-american-studies/.