Indiana University Bloomington
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People: Emeriti Faculty

Salih AltomaSalih Altoma

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Department of Comparative Literature
  • Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • EdD, Harvard, 1957 (Language Education)
  • MAT, Harvard University, 1955
  • BA, University of Baghdad, 1952 (Arabic, with honors)

Research Interests

  • Modern Arabic literature
  • Arab-American Literature
  • Arabic-Western Literary Relations
  • American Reception of Contemporary Arabic Literature

Contact Information

Email: salih@indiana.edu
Office: Goodbody Hall 102
Phone: (812) 855-5993

Courses Recently Taught

  • Arabic-Western Literary Relations
  • American Reception of Contemporary Arabic Literature
  • The Literature of the Arabian Peninsula
  • Classical/Modern Arabic Literature
  • Modern Arabic Fiction
  • Modern Islamic Literature in English Translation
  • Arabic Poetry

Publication Highlights

  • A Dictionary of Modern Linguistic Terms: English-Arabic/Arabic-English, with M. H. Bakalla. Beirut: Librairie du Liban, 1983.
  • Modern Arabic Poetry in English Translation: A Bibliography. Tangier: King Fahd School of Translation, 1993.
  • Guest editor. Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 48 (2000).
  • Modern Arabic Literature in Translation: A Companion. London: Saqi Books, 2005.
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