phillip-kennedy05
Philip Kennedy, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Philip Kennedy

Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, Arts and Humanities

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi

Biography

Philip Kennedy is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition (1997), Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition (2016) and a number of other studies about Arabic Literature. He is Vice Provost for Public programming at the NYUAD Institute and the General Editor of the Library of Arabic Literature.

Highlighted Publications

  • Recognition in the Arabic Tradition: Deliverance and Delusion (Reviewed, copy-edited, designed and in production with Edinburgh University Press in their new series Classical Arabic Literature.  Series editors Professors: Wen-chin Ouyang and Julia Bray. 122,000 words of main text. Due to appear in late September 2016)
  • The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abū Nuwās and the Literary Tradition (Oxford: Clarendon Press,1997)
  • Abu Nuwas: A Genius of Poetry (Oxford: Oneworld, 2005) (in the series Makers of the Muslim World, ed. Patricia Crone)
  • Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights. Co-edited with Marina Warner. NYU Press (2013)
  • Recognition. The Poetics of Narrative. Interdisciplinary Studies on Anagnorisis, eds. Philip F. Kennedy and Marilyn Lawrence (New York: Peter Lang, 2008) in the series Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature (New York, 2008)