Adel Gamal

About Adel Gamal

Before joining the University of Arizona in 1975 Gamal taught at the American University in Cairo and at UC, Berkeley. He served as the Acting Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 1981-82. He served as the Graduate Adviser of the Middle East section under the Department of Oriental Studies from, 1985-1990 and the Graduate Adviser of the Department of NES from 1990-2000.

In recognition of his service to students and community, Professor Gamal was awarded The Prestigious Graduate advisor of the Year Award in 1988 and the Honorary Citizen of the City of Tucson by L. Murphy, Mayor of Tucson in 1983. He was a certified Examiner of Arabic by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages from 1986- 1993. From 1994 to present, he is serving as a Certified Examiner for the California Court Interpretation Program.

While on leave from the University of Arizona, Professor Gamal established and chaired the Arabic and Islamic Studies department and directed the Arabic Language Center at Zayed University in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from 2001 to 2004.

Professor Gamal has been the recipient of 50 research grants, including the US Office of Education, The National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), Fulbright-Hays and the Fulbright Commission. He also has been the recipient of seven teaching awards at AUC and the U of A including the Five Star Faculty Award, The Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, and the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.

In his areas of expertise, he has authored and edited 11 books (two received the Arabic Language Academy International Award in 1996 and 2003), and has published over 35 chapters and articles in refereed journals in the Middle East, Europe and the US.

Professor Gamal has served as President of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), on its Executive Committee and its Editorial Board for four terms. He has served on many national and international boards, including the Egyptian National Library and Archives, the Department of Arab Manuscripts in Egypt and the Egyptian National Center for Translation. He served as a referee for Universities of Kuwait, King Saud, Qatar and several other academic institutions.

Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours: By appointment

On research leave, 2012-13

Education:

1959, B.A. (Hons.), in Arabic Language and Literature, Cairo University

1964, M.A. (Hons.), in Classical Arabic Literature, Cairo University

1970, Ph.D. (First Class Hons.), in Classical Arabic Literature, Cairo University
 

Languages: Arabic, English

Areas of expertise:
Classical Arabic literature
Modern Arabic literature and manuscripts
Arabic language and linguistics
Translation

Selected Publications:

Shi`r al-Ahwas al-Ansāri (The Poems of al-Ahwas al-Ansāri), Ministry of Culture, Cairo, 1970, 378 pages.

Shi`r al-Ahwas al-Ansāri (The Poems of al-Ahwas), extensively revised second edition, Cairo: al-Khanji Press, 1990, 410 pages.

Shi`r Hātim al Tā'i (the Poems of Hātim al-Tāi), Cairo: al-Madani Press, 1975, 420 pages.

Shi`r Hātim al Tā'i (the Poems of Hātim), extensively revised second edition, Cairo: al-Khanji Press, 1990, 431 pages.

Al-Hamāsa al-Basriyya (Poetry of Fortitude), Vol. I, Cairo: The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, 1978, 623 pages. Second revised edition (Cairo: Khanji Press, 1999).

Al-Hamāsa al-Basriyya (Poetry of Fortitude), Vol. II, Cairo: The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, 1987, 631 pages. Second revised edition (Cairo: Khanji Press, 1999).

Medieval Islamic Medicine. Editing and translation of Ibn Ridwan’s Kitab Daf Madar al-Abdan bi-Ard Misr (On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt). Co- authored with Professor Michael Dols. University of California Press, 1984, 249 pages.

Exemplary Selections from the Outstanding Poems of the Arabs, Vol. 1. Editing and critical study. Cairo: al-Khanji Press, 1993, 406 pages. Second edition (Khanji Press, 2005), 512 pages.

Exemplary Selections from the Outstanding Poems of the Arabs, Vol. 2. Editing and critical study. Cairo: al-Khanji Press, 1994, 451 pages.

Al-Hamāsa al-Basriyya (Poetry of Fortitude), Vol. 3 (Cairo: Khanji Press, 1999).

Al-Hamāsa al-Basriyya (Poetry of Fortitude), Vol. 4 (Cairo: Khanji Press, 2000).

Literary and Linguistic Studies. Ed. A Festschrift in honor of Dr. Hussien Nassar of Cairo University. (Cairo: Khanji Press, 2002).

The Collected Essays of Mr. Mahmoud Muhammad Shakir, vol. 1 & 2, 1274 pages. (Cairo: al-Khanji Press, 2003)

 

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Contact Information

Adel Gamal
Emeritus Faculty
Telephone: 520-621-5465
Office: Marshall 448
Office Hours: On research leave, 2012-13