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Anna Ziajka Stanton

Anna  Ziajka Stanton

Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Member of the Graduate Committee

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Office Phone: (814) 863-6437

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  1. Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
  2. B.A. in Arabic and English, Georgetown University, 2007


I am a scholar of Arabic literature and culture, world literature, and translation theory, as well as an active translator of Arabic texts in multiple genres. My in-progress book, titled The Worlding of Arabic Literature in English: Language, Affect, and the Ethics of Translatability, examines practices of translating Arabic literature into English that activate embodied forms of language and affective modes of reception to position Arabic literature ethically for circulation in the world literary system. My scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Arabic Literature, Philological Encounters, and the Journal of World Literature, among other venues. My translation from Arabic of Hilal Chouman’s novel Limbo Beirut was longlisted for the 2017 PEN Translation Prize and shortlisted for the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation.