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Huda Fakhreddine is Assistant Professor of Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MA in English literature from the American University of Beirut and a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Her work focuses on modernist trends in Arabic poetry and their relationship to the Arabic literary tradition. Her forthcoming book Metapoesis in the Arabic Tradition (Brill, 2015) is a study of the modernist poetry of the twentieth century and the Abbasid muh?dath movement, as periods of literary crisis and meta-poetic reflection. She is interested in the role of the Arabic qas?idah as a space for negotiating the foreign and the indigenous, the modern and the traditional, and its relationship to other poetic forms such as the free verse poem and the prose poem.