Tarek El-Ariss

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Chair of Middle Eastern Studies

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Tarek El-Ariss is Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth. Working across disciplines and languages, his research interests include contemporary Arabic culture, literature, and art; new media and cyber culture; digital humanities; Nahda literature, language, press, and literary theory; travel writing and the war novel; film and television studies; sci-fi and utopia studies; 18th- and 19th-century French philosophy and literature; gender and sexuality studies; and psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and affect theory. He is author of Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political and Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age, and editor of the MLA anthology, The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda


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  • B.A. American University of Beirut
  • M.A. University of Rochester
  • Ph.D. Cornell University