Lubna Safi

Near Eastern Studies

Lubna SafiLubna Safi received her B.A in English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington and her M.A in Comparative Literature from The Pennsylvania State University. Her work focuses on classical and medieval Arabic poetry and poetics—particularly its reception by 20th and 21st century Arabic and Spanish poetry—and rethinks the relation between classical and modern texts within the Arabic literary tradition. She is also interested in the ways in which the qaṣīdah has been adapted as a transhistorical and transcultural form and its relationship to other poetic forms. Her academic interests include intertextuality, translation studies, Critical Theory, post colonial and feminist theory as well as theories of aesthetics.