Teacher / Researcher / Writer
My name is Levi Thompson, and I'm an Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
You can follow my past and current work here @ www.artsandadab.com, where I also frequently post interesting images I come across in my research on the image feed.
Find out more about me and my work at the following links:
Read my dissertation, titled Speaking Laterally: Transnational Poetics and the Rise of Modern Arabic and Persian Poetry in Iraq and Iran
A Transnational Approach to ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī's ʿUmar al-Khayyām, Transnational Literature
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475262X.2018.1492195.
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.