- Notes on Contributors
monika baár is Teaching Fellow in the History Department of the University of Essex. Her forthcoming book (Oxford, 2008) is entitled Historians and the Nation in the Nineteenth Century: The Case of East-Central Europe. She has published in the fields of historiography, cultural history and cartographical representations of European states and empires.
sіbel erol teaches Turkish language and literature at New York University. She works on the topics of nationalism, modernity and postmodernism, the novel and women authors, and has published numerous articles on these topics, including ‘Discourses on the Intellectual: The Universal, the Particular and their Mediation in the Works of Nazli Eray’ (in New Perspectives on Turkey, 1994), ‘Sexual Discourse in Turkish Fiction: Return of the Repressed Female Sexuality’ (in Edebiyat, 1995), and the comprehensive introductions to Halide Edib’s House with Wisteria: Memoirs of Halide Edib (2003) and Nazli Eray’s Orpheus (2007).
mark morris is University Lecturer in Japanese cultural history at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Recent work on Japanese minorities and cultural representation includes ‘Magical Realism as Ideology: Narrative Evasions in the Work of Nakagami Kenji’ (in A Companion to Magical Realism, 2005) and ‘Passing: Paradoxes of Identity in Tôson’s The Broken Commandment’ (in Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature, 2006).
mohamed-salah omri is Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. He teaches Arabic language and literature and Mediterranean Studies. He also directs the Centre for Mediterranean Studies. His research interests include the politics of representation in the Arab world, [End Page v] Comparative Literature, North-African literatures, Arab diasporas, film, and pre-modern Arabic literature. His most recent publications include Nationalism, Islam and World Literature: Sites of Confluence in the Writings of Mahmud al-Mas‘adi (Routledge, 2006) and ‘Literature, History and Settler Colonialism in North Africa’ (Modern Language Quarterly, 2005).
wen-chin ouyang is Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). She is a narratologist who takes as the subject of her study Arabic literature. She has written on classical Arabic prose, the Arabic novel and The Thousand and One Nights. She is the author of Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic-Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition (Edinburgh University Press, 1997), and co-editor of New Perspectives on the Arabian Nights: Ideological Variations and Narrative Horizons (Routledge, 2005) and A Companion to Magical Realism (Tamesis, 2005). She is currently completing a book on intertextuality in the Arabic novel. She was educated in Tripoli (University of Al Fateh) and New York (Columbia University).
fernanda peñaloza is Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester. She is co-editor (with Jason Wilson and Claudio Canaparo) of Patagonia: Myths and Realities (forthcoming). She completed doctoral studies at the University of Exeter (2004) where she wrote her thesis on nineteenth-century British travel writers in the Patagonian region. She specializes in the interconnections between travel writing, colonial discourse and narrative constructions of identity.
giuliana pieri is Senior Lecturer in Italian and the Visual Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research and teaching interests include Anglo-Italian cultural and artistic relations in the long nineteenth century, British and Italian visual culture in the nineteenth century, and Italian crime fiction. She is co-editor of the University of Wales Press series on European Crime Fiction. Her recent publications include a monograph on The Influence of Pre-Raphaelitism on fin-de-siècle Italy: Art, Beauty, and Culture (MHRA, 2007) and articles on illustrations of Dante, Gabriele d’Annunzio, and postmodern Italian crime narrative.
kamran rastegar is Lecturer in Arabic and Persian literatures at the University of Edinburgh. His research and teaching interests include the study of nineteenth-century literary interactions between Arabic, [End Page vi] Persian, English and French literatures, as well as the study of modern visual cultures of Iran and the Arab world. Publications include his translation of Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s novel Missing Soluch (Melville House Publishers, 2007) and the monograph Literary Modernity Between the Middle East and Europe (Routledge, 2007).
petra rau is Senior Lecturer in English and European Literature at the...