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Saad Albazei



Biography

Saad Albazei earned his B.A. in English language and literature from the University of Riyadh (now King Saud University) in 1974, and his M.A. and PhD from Purdue University in the United States. His dissertation dealt with "Literary Orientalism in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature: Its Formation and Continuity". His books in Arabic include the following titles: Approaching the Other: Studies in Comparative Literature (1999); Outposts for Vision: Essays on Globalization, Identity and Cultural Interaction (2005); and, The Jewish Component in Western Civilization (2007). Albazei‘s most recent papers in English include: "Minority Concerns: Female Scholars at the Cultural Intersection" (Sodertonrns Hogskola, Stockholm, Sweden); "Enlightened Tensions: Jewish Haskalah and Arab-Muslim Nahdhah" (Forthcoming, Simon-Dubnow Institute, Leipzig, Germany); and, "Venues to Modernity: Arab Thought Facing the West" (Forthcoming, SOAS, University of London). In addition to his current position as Professor of English and Comparative literature at King Saud University, Saad Albazei is also President of the Riyadh Literary Club and editor of Huqul, a quarterly published by the Literary Club.
Saad Albazei