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 Arabic Studies

Bio-Bibliographical Research Unit

Director: H. El-Sakkout

The Arabic Studies Bio-Bibliographical Research Unit started as a project in 1972, and later became a unit, to gather basic biographical data, in Arabic and the major European languages, and make such data available to scholars and researchers. The current main activities of the Research Unit cover:

A series of bibliographical research projects:

• Taha Husayn (1889-1973)

• Ibrahim ‘Abd al-Qadir al Mazini (1840-1949)

• ‘Abd al-Rahman Shukri (1886-1958)

• Ahmad Amin (1886-1954)

• Abbas Mahmud al-‘Aqqad (1889-1964)

• Muhammad Husayn Haykal (1888-1956)

• Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898-1987)

The Modern Arabic Novel: Bibliography and Critical Introduction (1865-1995)

The Unit increased its efforts in the area of bio-bibliographical research, with the assistance of the University's Academic Computing Services, to include projects revolving around major single literary genres.

The AUC Companion to Modern Arabic Literature

This project, drawing its inspiration from the Oxford Companion to English Literature, intends to arrange in encyclopedic form a list of modern Arabic authors, literary works, library societies, themes, allusions, major characters in drama and fiction, as well as other important figures who have made significant contributions to the development of modern Arabic literature and culture in general.


Last Updated December, 2000

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