Yaseen Noorani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago. He has previously taught at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Michigan. His research centers on how social norms and ideals such as virtue, nationality, and the public/private division, have been imagined and represented in Middle Eastern culture in both premodern and modern eras. He has also published articles on modernism in Arabic literature. He is the co-editor of Counterhegemony in the Colony and Postcolony and the author of Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle East.
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BA, History, University of Virginia
MA, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, 1990
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, 1997
Arabic and Persian literature; Intellectual and cultural history of the Middle East; Cultural theory.
Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle East, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
“Iraqi Modernism and the Representation of Femininity”, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, vol. 4 no. i-ii , pp. 101-119, 2010.
“Notions of Public and Private in Early Islamic Culture”, in Harem Histories, Marilyn Booth ed., Duke University Press, 2010, pp. 49-68.
Counterhegemony in the Colony and Postcolony, John Chalcraft and Yaseen Noorani eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
“Redefining Resistance: Counterhegemony, the Repressive Hypothesis and the Case of Arabic Modernism” in Counterhegemony in the Colony and Postcolony, 2007.
“Introduction”, Counterhegemony in the Colony and Postcolony, 2007.
“The Rhetoric of Security,” Centennial Review 5.1 (Spring 2005), 13-41.
“Heterotopia and the Wine Poem in Early Islamic Culture,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 36 (August 2004), 345-366.
“Visual Modernism in the Poetry of Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayati,” The Journal of Arabic Literature (JAL) XXXII no.3 (2001), 1-17.
"Islamic Modernity and the Desiring Self: Muhammad Iqbal's Poetics of Narcissism," Iran 38 (2000), 123-135.
"The Lost Garden of al-Andalus: Islamic Spain and the Poetic Inversion of Colonialism," International Journal of Middle East Studies 31 (1999), 237-254.