Medieval Arabic language and literature; classical poetry and poetics; adab; narrative and fiction; recognition/anagnorisis in literature; Qur'an and Tafsir
Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society; Member: American Oriental Society, Classical Arabic Poetry Symposiasts, Columbia University Arabic Seminar.
De Osma Studentship, 1986; James Mew Scholarship in Arabic Language, 1985-1986; James Mew Prize, 1985; Domus Scholarship at Pembroke College, Oxford, 1982-1985; Joseph Schacht Memorial Prize in Islamic Studies, 1982.
The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition, Oxford:Clarendon Press (1997)
"The Maqamat as a Nexus of Interests" in Muslim Horizons, a volume on approaches to medieval Arabic literature, ed. Julia Bray (E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Trust Series, forthcoming)
"Samuel" in The Encyclopaedia of the Quran (forthcoming)
"Zuhdiyya" (the Arabic ascetic poem) for The Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd edition
"Recognition and Metonymy in Early Isma'ili Memoirs -- the case of Ibn Hawshab-Mansur al-Yaman (d. 302/914)", in Islamic Reflections (Essays in Honour of Professor Alan Jones), edd. Robert G. Hoyland & Philip F. Kennedy (forthcoming in E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Trust Series)
"Reason and Revelation or A Philosopher's Squib (the Sixth Maqama of Ibn Naqiya)" in Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, vol. 3, 2000, pp. 84-113
"Some Demon Muse: Structure and Allusion in al-Hamadhani's Maqama Iblisiyya" in Arabic and Middle Eastern Literatures vol. 2. part 1, 1999, pp. 117-37
"Takhmis" (pentastichic amplifications) in the Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd edition, vol. 10, 1999, pp. 123-5 Several entries on classical Arabic poetry in Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature, eds. J.S. Meisami and P. Starkey, Routledge, 1997
"Abu Nuwas, Samuel and Levi", in Medieval and Modern Perspectives on Muslim-Jewish Relations, vol. 2, Reading and London, 1995, p. 109-25
"Perspectives of a Hamriyya --Abu Nuwas' Ya Sa in Festschrift Ewald Wagner zum 65. Geburtstag, eds. Wolfhart Heinrichs and Gregor Schoeler, Beirut, 1994, pp. 258-76
"The Muslim Sources of Dante?", in The Arab Influence in Medieval Europe, Reading, 1994, pp. 63-82
Several entries on aspects of wine culture in the medieval Islamic period for The Oxford Companion to Wine, ed. Jancis Robinson, Oxford 1994
"Labid, al-Nabigha, al-Akhal and the Oryx", in Arabicus Felix (essays in honour of A.F.L. Beeston on the occasion of his 80th birthday), Reading, 1991, pp. 74-89
"Thematic Patterning in the Muwashshathe Case of the Gazelle Motif", in Poesía Estr?ica, eds. F. Corriente and A. Saenz-Badillos, Madrid, 1991, pp. 201-16
"Thematic Relationships between the Kharjas, the Corpus of Muwashsha and Eastern Lyrical Poetry", in Muwashsha and Kharja Studies, ed. Alan Jones, Reading, 1991, pp. 68-87
I have written reviews for The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of Arabic Literature, Research in African Literature, The Journal of the American Oriental Society, and The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.
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