SOAS University of London

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

Marlé Hammond

BA, MA, Mphil, PhD (Columbia)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Marle Hammond
Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Senior Lecturer in Arabic Popular Literature and Culture

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Member

Name:
Dr Marlé Hammond
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4518
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
438
Academic Support Hours:
On Research Leave in 2017/18

Biography

Marlé Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Arabic Popular Literature & Culture.  Prior to her arrival at SOAS in August 2010, she held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University (2007-2010) and a Research Centre Fellowship in the Programme of Arabic Poetry and Comparative Poetics at St. John’s College, Oxford (2002-2006).

Current holder of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2017-2018) for a research project entitled 'From Fiction to Fact: the Curious Evolution of an Arabic Epic'.  Details may be found on the project website:Layla the Chaste

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Annie Webster, Anatomical Allegories in Contemporary Iraqi Fiction
  • Dalal S Al-Baroud, Reflections on the Dialogue with the Divine: A Comparative Study of Muslim and Christian Sources
  • Dena Fakhro, Blood vengeance as a theme in the classical Arabic poetic tradition and its legacy
  • Faizul Karim, Gender Relations in the Qur'ān
  • Hanna Ali, 'Afrabia': Identity, Islam & Geography in Eastern African Writings in the Diaspora
  • Hasan Al-Khoee, The Evolution of Arabic Public Oratory in the Early Muslim Period [1st-3rd/7th-9th centuries]
  • Irene Fernandez Ramos, Performing immobility: Space, the individual-collective body and the narratives of oppression in Contemporary Palestinian Theatre
  • Taroob Boulos, Breaking the Silence: Pain, Torture, Resistance and Bearing Witness in the Narratives of Palestinian War Prisoners and Detainees (1967 to 2015)

Research

Classical and Modern Arabic Literature and Poetics; Egyptian and Arabic Cinemas; Women's Writing; Folkloric Narrative.

Current holder of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2017-2018) for a research project entitled 'From Fiction to Fact: the Curious Evolution of an Arabic Epic'.  Details may be found on the project website:Layla the Chaste

Publications

Authored Books

Hammond, Marle (2018) A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hammond, Marle (2010) Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women's Poetry in Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Articles

Hammond, Marle (2018) '“The Language of the Eyes”: Speech Acts and the Gaze in a Monologue by Badīˁah Maṣābnī'. Journal of Arabic Literature, (49) 1-2, pp 104-124.

Hammond, Marle (2012) 'The Morphing of a Folktale: Sallama and the Priest'. Middle Eastern Literatures, (15) 2, pp 113-136.

Hammond, Marle (2003) 'He Said, “She Said”: Narrations of Women’s Verse in Classical Arabic Literature—A Case Study: Nazhūn’s Hijāˀ of Abū Bakr al-Makhzūmī'. Middle Eastern Literatures, (6) 1, pp 3-18.

Hammond, Marle (2000) 'Subsuming the Feminine Other: Gender and Narration in Idwār al-Kharrāṭ’s Yā Banāt Iskandariyya'. Journal of Arabic Literature, (31) 1, pp 38-58.

Edited Books or Journals

Hammond, Marle, (ed.), (2014) Arabic Poems. London: Everyman's Library. (Pocket Poets).

Talib, Adam and Hammond, Marle and Schippers, Arie, (eds.), (2014) The Rude, the Bad and the Bawdy: Essays in honour of Professor Geert Jan van Gelder. Cambridge: Gibb Memorial Trust.

van Gelder, Geert Jan and Hammond, Marle, (eds.), (2009) Takhyil: the Imaginary in Classical Arabic Poetics. [Oxford]: E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Trust.

Hammond, Marle and Sajdi, Dana, (eds.), (2008) Transforming Loss into Beauty: Essays on Arabic Literature and Culture in Honor of Magda Al-Nowaihi. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press.

Book Chapters

Hammond, Marle (2014) 'The Foul-Mouthed Faḥla: Obscenity and Amplification in Early Women's Invective'. In: Talib, Adam and Hammond, Marle and Schippers, Arie, (eds.), The Rude, the Bad and the Bawdy: Essays in honour of Professor Geert Jan van Gelder. Cambridge: Gibb Memorial Trust, pp 254-265.

Hammond, Marle (2013) ''If only al-Barraq could see': Violence and Voyeurism in an Early Modern Reformulation of the Pre-Islamic Call to Arms'. In: Kennedy, Hugh, (ed.), Warfare and Poetry in the Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris, pp 215-240.

Hammond, Marle (2009) 'From Phantasia to Paronomasia: Image-Evocation and the Double Entendre in Khalil Hawi's 'The Mariner and the Dervish''. In: van Gelder, Geert Jan and Hammond, Marle, (eds.), Takhyil: the Imaginary in Classical Arabic Poetics. [Oxford]: E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Trust, pp 274-286.

Hammond, Marle (2008) 'Qasida, Marthiya and Différance'. In: Hammond, Marle and Sajdi, Dana, (eds.), Transforming Loss into Beauty: Essays on Arabic Literature and Culture in Honor of Magda Al-Nowaihi. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, pp 142-184.

Hammond, Marle (2006) 'He Desires Her? Situating Nazhūn’s muwashshaḥa in an androgynous aesthetic of courtly love'. In: Emery, Ed, (ed.), Muwashshaḥ: Proceedings of the International Conference on Arabic and Hebrew Strophic Poetry and its Romance Parallels. London: RN Books, pp 141-156.

Hammond, Marle (2003) 'Literature, 9th to 15th Century'. In: Joseph, Suad and Najmabadi, Afsaneh and Peteet, Julie and Shami, Seteney and Siapno, Jacqueline and Smith, Jane I., (eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, vol. 1: Methodologies, Paradigms and Sources. Leiden: Brill, pp 42-50.

Book Reviews

Hammond, Marle (2016) 'Review: The Warrior Women of Islam: Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature by Remke Kruk. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.'. Journal of the American Oriental Society, (136) 2, pp 464-466.

Hammond, Marle (2015) 'Sonja Mejcher-Atassi. Reading Across Modern Arabic Literature and Art'. Middle Eastern Literatures, (18) 1, pp 102-103.

Hammond, Marle (2013) 'Remembering Cosmopolitan Egypt: Literature, Culture,and Empire, by Deborah Starr'. Comparative Literature Studies, (50) 2, pp 375-378.

Hammond, Marle (2012) 'Great Ancestors: Women Claiming Rights in Muslim Contexts, by Farida Shaheed with Aisha Lee Shaheed'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (75) 3, pp 587-588.

Hammond, Marle (2010) 'Review of Julia Bray ed., Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam: Muslim Horizons'. Speculum, (85) 1, pp 119-121.

Hammond, Marle (2009) 'Review of Radwa Ashour et al (eds.), Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999'. Middle Eastern Studies, (45) 5, pp 851-855.

Hammond, Marle (2001) 'Review of 'The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village', by Susan Slyomovics'. Journal of Palestine Studies, (31) 1, pp 86-87.

Hammond, Marle (2001) 'Review of 'Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East', ed. Sherifa Zuhur'. Journal of Palestine Studies, (30) 4, pp 106-107.

Other

Hammond, Marle (2008) 'Nasīb ˁArīḍa'.

Hammond, Marle (2007) 'Ṣalāḥ ˁAbd al-Ṣabūr'.

Hammond, Marle (2007) 'ˁAbbās Maḥmūd al-ˁAqqād'.

Hammond, Marle (2006) 'Ḥafṣa Bint al-Ḥājj'.

 

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