Assistant Professor of English
Office: Denison 295
Spring 2014 Office Hours: On leave; contact the English Department
Karim Mattar is an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in postcolonial studies. He received his DPhil in English from the University of Oxford (2013), after earning degrees at UCL (BA, 2003), Warwick (MA, 2004), Sussex (MA, 2005), and Virginia (MA, 2009). Dr. Mattar’s research and teaching interests include Middle Eastern literatures in English, Palestinian literature and culture, the global novel, postcolonial and world literary theory, critical theory (esp. Marxism), and modernism. His work charts a post-Saidian world literary landscape where the political, religious, and gender ideologies that undergird conflict between ‘occidental’ and ‘oriental’ cultures both determine literary circulation, and are mediated through form. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Interventions, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Translation and Literature, and elsewhere, and his co-edited special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing on ‘The Global Checkpoint’ is due out in early 2014. He is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled The Middle Eastern Novel in English: Literary Transnationalism after Orientalism, as well as a co-edited volume on The Postcolonial Middle East.