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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Arabic and Islamic Studies

The NME department is home to the country's largest concentration of researchers and teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Several large-scale research projects in Arabic literature and Islamic Studies have been led by members of the department's staff, including Genre Ideologies and Narrative Transformations (led by Dr Wen-Chin Ouyang) and Narrating and Imaging the Nation (led by Profesor Sabry Hafez), both under the umbrella of the School's AHRB-funded Centre for Asian and African Literatures.

The Leverhulme Trust generously underwrote with a three-year Fellowship Professor Kamal Abu-Deeb's recent research project on the Rise of Postmodernism and the Aesthetics and Ideology of Feminist Discourse.

The department is also host to the School's Centre of Islamic Studies and its several research projects on the Qur'an.

To find out about degree programmes in Arabic and Islamic Studies, please see the Studying Arabic at SOAS pages.