MemberElizabeth M. Holt

…Bard College…

At Bard, I direct the Middle Eastern Studies program, and teach courses on Arabic language and literature, literary theory, the global cultural cold war, empire and Arabic literature, the 19th and 20th century Arabic Nahḍah, 1001 Nights, Arabic poetry, and Palestinian literature.  I am the author of Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel (Fordham 2017), and am presently finishing a second monograph, Imperious Plots: Arabic Literature in the Cold War.