Arabic Language and Cultural Studies

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 Language and Cultural Studies.

Students interested in a minor in Arabic Language and Cultrual Studies should contact Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Recent Events in Egypt: Where is Egypt Heading?"

September 9th, 2014
4:30-6pm, Garey Hall Alumni Event Room

"RECENT EVENTS IN EGYPT: WHERE IS EGYPT HEADING?"

The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies welcomes Dr. Anwar Abdelkaream.

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FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

 

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.

http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/media/pressreleases/2014/0818.html

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Barbara Romaine with Peter Strothard, of the Times Literary Supplement.

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. 


Read more about Barbara Romaine

 

 

ARAB COURSE OFFERINGS

Arabic Culture

arabic course offerings

Contact Information

Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator
Garey Hall 34
610.519.6996

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