Sandra Naddaff

Sandra Naddaff

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Comparative Literature
Dean, Harvard Summer School
Sandra Naddaff


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.

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Contact Information

Room 209 - Dana-Palmer House
Office Hours by appointment: please call 617-495-4186 or email Isaure at mignotte@fas.harvard.edu to book your appointment at that time. Outside office hours, appointment requests should be sent to Dr. Naddaff directly.
p: 617-495-5650
Office Hours: Fall 2017: TBA