The Arabic Studies program offers classical and modern Arabic literature, Arabic language and linguistics, folklore, the Arab woman, the Maghreb and its peoples, as well as general courses on history and culture.
In the program, you will be able to gain a minor in Arabic Studies.
Students interested in a minor in Arabic language should contact Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator.
Arabic Professor Barbara Romaine Receives NEA Literature Translation Fellowship.
The NEA Translation Fellowship will support the translation into English of the historical novel A Cloudy Day on the Western Shore by Egyptian writer Mohamed al-Mansi Qandil. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that Barbara Romaine, a faculty member in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been selected as one of 20 recipients of the NEA Literature Translation Fellowship for 2015.
Profesosr Romaine, teaches in the Arabic Studies Program in Villanova’s Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies. Please click on the link below to read more.
The 2011 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Arabic Professor Barbara Romaine is runner-up for her translation of Spectres by Radwa Ashour, published by Arabia Books in the UK and by Interlink Books in the USA. The Award Ceremony took place on Monday 6 February in London.