SOAS University of London

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

Dr Helen Blatherwick

BA, PhD (London)
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications




Classical Arabic literature, Popular literature, Comparative literature


Authored Books

Blatherwick, Helen (2016) Prophets, Gods and Kings in Sīrat Sayf ibn Dhī Yazan: An Intertextual Reading of an Egyptian Popular Epic. Leiden; Boston: Brill.


Blatherwick, Helen (2019) '‘And The Light in his Eyes Grew Dark’: The Representation of Anger in Arabic Popular Epic'. Cultural History, (8) 2, pp 226-247.

Blatherwick, Helen (2019) 'Textual Silences and Literary Choices in al-Kisāʾī’s Account of the Annunciation and the Birth of Jesus'. Arabica, (66) 1, pp 1-42.

Blatherwick, Helen (2017) 'Solomon Legends in Sirat Sayf ibn Dhi Yazan'. Mizan Journal for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, (2) 1.

Edited Books or Journals

Blatherwick, Helen and Bray, Julia, (eds.), (2019) 'Arabic Emotions From the Quran to the Popular Epic', Special issue of Cultural History Journal 8:2. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Blatherwick, Helen and Toorawa, Shawkat M., (eds.), (2014) 'The Qur'an in Modern World Literature' Special issue of Journal of Qur'anic Studies, 16:3.. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


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