The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of English

Marianne Marroum

Dr. Marianne Marroum is an associate professor of English and comparative literature. 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 has published a number of articles on environmental and world literature, ancient and modern in several international refereed journals. Her current area of research is in environmental humanities and animal studies.

Selected publications

  1. Marroum, Marianne. “Patricia Grace’s “And So I Go”: People of the Home/Land.” Caliban: English Journal of French Studies, Vol. 61, 2019. (forthcoming)
  2. Marroum, Marianne. “Kareema’s Ecological Self in Salwa Bakr’s ‘Thirty-one Beautiful Green Trees’.” Ecozon@ European Journal of Literature, Culture and the Environment. vol. 10, no. 1, 2019, pp. 164-176.
  3. Marroum, Marianne. Book Review:  Saadi Nikro, Norman. The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Postcolonial Text. Vol. 9, no 1, 2014.
  4. Marroum, Marianne. Annotated Bibliography: “Lebanon” compiled by Marianne Marroum in “A Booklist of International Environmental Literature”, Part 2, coordinated by Scott Slovic. World Literature Today vol. 88, no 3, 2014.
  5. Marroum, Marianne. “Lebanon’s Greening Imagination.”  Ecozon@ European Journal of       Literature, Culture and the Environment. vol. 42, no 2, October 2013, pp. 117-132.
  6. Marroum, Marianne. “Kalila wa Dimna: Inception, Appropriation and Trans-Mimesis.”  Comparative Literature Studies. vol. 48, no 4, December 2011, pp. 512-540.
  7. Marroum, Marianne. “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 112” Beirut: Orient-Institut, 2009, pp.11-34.
  8. Marroum, Marianne. “Water and Sand: The Dialectics of Entropy and Negentropy in Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes. Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies.  vol. 34, no 1, March 2008, pp.135-156.
  9. Marroum, Marianne. “What’s So Great About Home?: Roots, Nostalgia and Return in Andrée Chedid’s La maison sans racines and Hanan al-Shaykh’s Hikāyat Zahra”  Comparative Literature Studies. vol. 45, no 4, December 2008, pp. 491-513.
  10.   Marroum, Marianne. “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. vol. 31, May 2007, pp. 88-104.

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