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Ikram Masmoudi

  • Associate Professor of Arabic

University of Delaware
119 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-0226

Courses Taught (Fall 2017)

Course and LocationDaysTime
ARAB 200-010, 233B PRNMWF9:05 A.M. - 9:55 A.M.
ARAB 205-011, 004 QDHTuTh9:30 A.M. - 10:45 P.M.
ARAB 105-010, 324B PRNMWF2:30 P.M. - 3:20 P.M.

Office Hours

M 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
T 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.


Ikram Masmoudi is Assistant Professor of Arabic whose area of interest includes Arabic language, modern Arabic literature, Iraqi fiction, and literary translation. She was educated in Tunisia and France where she got her PhD from the Université Stendhal Grenoble III in textual Linguistics. She obtained the Agrégation d’arabe and taught Arabic language and culture at the Universié de Provence. She has extensive teaching experience. She has taught courses of all levels of Arabic and courses on Modern Arabic Literature at Middlebury College, Duke University and Princeton University. In the fall of 2008 she joined the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware where she chairs the Arabic Program and co-directs the UD Winter Study Abroad Program in Tunisia.
Professor Masmoudi has translated a novel Beyond Love by Iraqi author Hadiya Hussein, published in 2012 by Syracuse University Press. She is currently working on another translation project of the Green Zone a novel by Shakir Noori.

Professor Masmoudi is presently finishing a monograph on War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction, forthcoming – Edinburgh University Press.  The book examines how recent Iraqi fiction about war depicts the Iraqi subject in its relation to war, coercion and occupation , it focuses particularly on tangible experiences of war and occupation marked by the struggle and marginality involved in war desertion, detention, suicide bombing and sectarian killings.


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University Stendhal
  • Agregation d' Arabe


  • Beyond Love a novel translation, Syracuse University Press
  • War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction, Forthcoming (Edinburgh University Press)

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