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Professor Rasheed El-Enany (Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter) presents "Representations of Death in Naguib Mahfouz"

Part of the IAIS Visiting Speaker Series

Rasheed El Enany is Emeritus Professor of Modern Arabic Literature in the University of Exeter. He worked in the university for more than 30 years before taking early retirement in 2010. He was a founder member of the first Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies in 1978, and was head of the old department and director of the current Institute at various times.

Event details


El-Eneny's talk will attempt to give an overview of representations of death in the fiction of Egypt's Nobel laureate, Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006), through the different stages of his long writing career.

His books include 'Naguib Mahfouz: the Pursuit of Meaning' (Routledge, 1993); 'Arab representations of the Occident' (Routledge, 2006); 'Naguib Mahfouz: his Life and Times' (AUC Press, 2007).  He founded and continues to edit the monograph series in Modern Arabic Literature, published by Ediinburgh University Press.  He served as President of the European Association of Modern Arabic Literature (EURAMAL) and is a trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. 

Tea and coffee will be served from 4.30pm in the IAIS Common Room.  All are welcome to attend and registration is not necessary.

Rasheed El-Enany


IAIS Building/LT1