Harvard Extension Shoot

Contact Information

Office: Dana-Palmer 209


Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2024



Sandra Naddaff

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Senior Lecturer on Comparative Literature

Dean, Harvard Summer School

Research Fields: English, French, Arabic Narrative; 1001 Nights; Translation; Literature and Music; Arab-American Ethnic Identity; Cross-Cultural Literary Relations between the Arab Middle East and western Europe.

Education: 1975, A.B., Harvard College; 1975-77, graduate work, American University in Cairo; 1978; A.M., Harvard University; 1983, Ph.D. Harvard University.

Selected PublicationsArabesque: Narrative Structure and the Aesthetics of Repetition in the 1001 Nights , Northwestern University Press, 1991; “Mirrored Images: Reverse Orientalism and Rifa’a al-Tahtawi” in Alif: A Journal of Comparative Poetics (1985); “1001 Nights” in the Dictionary of the Middle Ages; “Magic Time: Narrative Repetition in the 1001 Nights” in Mundus Arabicus: The 1001 Nights: Critical Essays and Annotated Bibliography, Cambridge, MA, 1985.

Office Hours Appointments: If you would like to meet with Dr. Naddaff, please book your appointment on Calendly and then join Dr. Naddaff’s office hours in person, in Dana-Palmer room 209, or via zoom (link will be shared by Calendly, or you can find it on this page -HUID needed-). If none of the appointment times is convenient for you, please email Dr. Naddaff directly to find another mutually convenient time.

Arabesque: Narrative Structure and the Aesthetics of Repitition in the 1001 Nights

Sandra Naddaff

November 1991