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Arabic - Research

Our research is primarily focused on modern and classical literature, translation studies and Arabic as a minority language.

Pernilla Myrne is involved in a research project where she studies the reception of women’s poetry and oral culture in the earliest Arabic literature, from the 700-800s. She has also initiated a new project focusing on the view of women’s sexuality in premodern Arabic-Islamic literature. In addition, she conducts research on courtesans and concubines in pre-modern Islamic communities, representations of women in classical Arabic literature, history of the emotions, and premodern erotic literature.

Helle Lykke Nielsen’s research is currently focused on Arabic as a minority language in Denmark and Sweden. She is studying how written Arabic is used in the public space in these countries, at Muslim burial sites, in graffiti and on shop signs. She is also exploring how areas with a large Arabic-speaking population are represented in media and public texts. A third research area is Arabic as a communicative language among young, well-educated Danes and Swedes with Arabic background.

Tetz Rooke’s research concerns Arabic literature in a broad sense, both modern and older. He also engages in translation studies, with a focus on the reception of Arabic literature in Sweden. In a new project, he studies ecological themes in the modern novel together with Professor Gail Ramsay from Uppsala University.

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Contact Information

Tetz Rooke, professor i arabiska

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

+46 (0) 31 786 4067

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