Tarek El-Ariss is Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College. Trained in philosophy, comparative literature, and visual and cultural studies at AUB, Rochester, and Cornell, his research interests include Arabic and comparative literature; visual and digital culture; nahda and modernity studies; travel writing and the war novel; 18th- and 19th-century French philosophy and literature; gender and sexuality studies; and psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and affect theory. He is currently working on a book with a working title, “In a Time of Monsters,” which explores the repercussions of the collapse of the modern episteme and its imagined binaries (private/public, fiction/reality, subject/object, etc.) on culture, art, and politics.
monster, magic, myth, portal, fantasy, fiction, digital, hacking, leaks,
Publications and Exhibitions
Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age (Princeton, 2019)
Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political (Fordham, 2013)