The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of English

Marianne Marroum

Dr. Marianne Marroum is an assistant professor of comparative literature and cultural studies.

Her areas of study are English, French and francophone literatures, classics, and music theory and performance. She is also trained in the interdisciplinary fields of literature and the visual arts, and literature and science. Her working languages are English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Classical Latin.

She is a member of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), the Southern Comparative Literature Association (SCLA), and the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Selected publications

  1. “Sands of Imprisonment, Subjugation and Empowerment: Reading Foucault in Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes.” The Comparatist: Journal of the Southern Comparative Literature Association (May 2007): 88–104.
  2. “Water and Sand: The Dialectics of Entropy and Negentropy in Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes.Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 34.1 (March 2008): 135–156.
  3. “What’s So Great About Home?: Roots, Nostalgia and Return in Andrée Chedid’s La maison sans racines and Hanan al-Shaykh’s HikÁyat Zahra.” Comparative Literature Studies. 45.4 (December 2008): 491–513.
  4. “Ibn al- Muqaffa’s Kalila wa Dimna and Boccaccio’s On Poetry: A Hybrid Poetics and Avant-garde Hermeneutics.” The Weaving of Words: Approaches to Classical Arabic Prose. Eds. Lale Behzadi and Vahid Behmardi. “Beiruter Texte und Studien Band 112” Beirut: Orient-Institut, 2009. 11–34.
  5. “kalila wa Dimna: Inception, Appropriation and Trans-Mimesis”. Comparative Literature Studies. 48.4 (december 211) :512-540

Academic degrees


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