Instructor info

Margaret Litvin (contact info here) is Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature in MLCL and the director of the Middle East and North Africa Studies Program at BU.

She has published a book, Hamlet’s Arab Journey: Shakespeare’s Prince and Nasser’s Ghost (Princeton University Press, 2011), examining the many reworkings of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in postcolonial Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Her two current research projects look into Russian-Arab literary ties and the post-9/11 global reception of Arab political performance. Professor Litvin has lived and studied in Egypt and traveled extensively to Lebanon; she speaks Arabic, Russian, French, and Spanish.  At BU she advises the Arabic minor and teaches courses on Arabic language and literature (both in Arabic and in English translation), as well as seminars on “Global Shakespeares” and on the worldwide appropriation of the 1001 Nights.


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