Michael Allan

Member of the steering committee

Michael Allan is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon, where he is also program faculty in Cinema Studies, Arabic, and Middle East Studies. He is the author of In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt (Princeton 2016, Co-Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book) and of articles in journals such as PMLA, Modernism/Modernity, Comparative Literature Studies, Early Popular Visual Culture, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, and the Journal of Arabic Literature. He earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood and Karl Britto, and his B.A. in History and Modern, Culture and Media at Brown University. He was previously a EUME Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin (2011-12, 2017-2018), a member of the Society of Fellows at Columbia University in New York City (2008-9) and a fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley (2006-7). He is the editor of Comparative Literature and serves on the editorial boards of Syndicate Lit, Philological Encounters, the Journal of World Literature, and Middle East Topics & Arguments.


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