Tarek El-Ariss

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

Tarek El-Ariss's research interests include contemporary Arabic culture, literature, and art; new media and cyber culture; digital humanities; Nahda literature, language, press, and literary theory; travel writing and the war novel; film and television studies; sci-fi and utopia studies; 18th- and 19th-century French philosophy and literature; gender and sexuality studies; and psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and affect theory. He is author of Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political, and editor of the MLA anthology, The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda. He's associate editor of the Journal of Arabic Literature, and edits a series on literature in translation entitled, Emerging Voices from the Middle East. His forthcoming book from Princeton UP , Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age, examines new media’s effects on Arabic artistic and political practices by exploring the way that modes of confrontation, circulation, and exhibitionism shape contemporary writing practices and critiques of power.

204A Bartlett Hall
HB 6191
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
B.A. American University of Beirut
M.A. University of Rochester
Ph.D. Cornell University