Skip to main content
Outdated Browser

For the best experience using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser to a newer version or switching to a supported browser.

More Information

Contributor

Adnan Haydar

Contributor

Adnan Haydar

Adnan Haydar is head of the Arabic section in the department of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures and professor of Arabic and comparative literature in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, where he also directed the King Fahd Middle East Studies Program from 1993 to 1999. Haydar was previously affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Pennsylvania; Middlebury College; and the University of Massachusetts. Books that he has coauthored or coedited include Naked in Exile: Khalil Hawi's The Threshing Floors of Hunger, Interpretation and Translation; and Naguib Mahfouz: From Regional Fame to Global Recognition. He was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Lois Roth Award for Translation for his translation, with Michael Beard, of Adonis’s Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs. He has been a recipient of Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. He founded, directed, and taught at the Summer Institute for Arabic Language and Culture at the Lebanese American University and the Beirut-Brummana Arabic Language Institute at the American University for Science and Technology in Lebanon. He is currently working on a book on Lebanese oral poetry.

Articles by Adnan Haydar

Walt Whitman and Me: Notes on a Poetic Education
By Abdel-Moneim Ramadan
To the poets of the Lebanese Journal Shi‘r  I know I’m about to write myself into another maze and I’m going to get lost in it.In my infancy there was my father, there was…
Translated from Arabic by Michael Beard & Adnan Haydar
Funeral for Walt Whitman
By Abdel-Moneim Ramadan
“Funeral for Walt Whitman” speaks for itself, but it might be worth knowing that the poet, like many Egyptian artists and writers, has provided a prominent voice to the national dialogue in…
Translated from Arabic by Michael Beard & Adnan Haydar
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]