Teacher / Researcher / Writer
My name is Levi Thompson, and I'm an Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Find out more about me and my work at the following links:
A Transnational Approach to ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī's ʿUmar al-Khayyām (forthcoming)
An Iraqi Poet and the Peace Partisans: Transnational Pacifism and the Poetry of Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb (forthcoming)
“Until A Shirt Blossoms Red: Proto-Third Worldism in Aḥmad Shāmlū’s Manifesto,” Persian Literatures as World Literature, Literatures as World Literature, ed. Thomas Oliver Beebee (New York: Bloomsbury). (In preparation.)
“Translating Tahrir: From Praxis to Theory with Tahrir Documents,” with Emily Drumsta and Elias Saba, The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Translation, eds. Sameh F. Hanna, Hanem El-Farahaty and Abdel Wahab Khalifa. (Forthcoming, Nov. 2018)
Tahia Abdel Nasser, Literary Autobiography and Arab National Struggles, Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature Series (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017). Middle Eastern Literatures. (Forthcoming.)
Waed Athamneh, Modern Arabic Poetry: Revolution and Conflict (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017). Journal of Arabic Literature 48, no. 3 (2017): 340-344. 10.1163/1570064x-12341352.
Ikram Masmoudi, War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction, Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature Series (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015). H-Levant, H-Net Reviews. May, 2017. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=49367.
“Until the Red Blossom of a Shirt (1950),” by Ahmad Shamlu, Purple Ink, Brown University. https://brown.edu/Research/poetry-in-translation/category/body/. (Persian)
"Badr Shakir al-Sayyab: The Poem and the Phoenix," Jadaliyya, 24 Dec. http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/20361/badr-shakir-al-sayyab_the-poem-and-the-phoenixn. (Arabic)
"Badr Shakir al-Sayyab: Whorehouse," Jadaliyya, 2 June. http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/17960/badr-shakir-al-sayyab_whorehouse. (Arabic)
"Condoleezza Rice’s Piano by Sa‘dī Yūsuf," Transference, 1:1, Article 13.