Jacob Rama Berman

Dr. Jacob Rama Berman is an Associate Professor of English at Louisiana StateUniversity. He is the author of American Arabesque: Arabs, Islam, and the Nineteenth-CenturyImaginary (NYU Press, 2012). He lives in New Orleans and writes about the 19th century, Arab-American culture, and Islam in America. 


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The War Within

THE WAR WILL NEVER END because it’s inside us.” These ominous words set the tone for Elias Khoury’s introspective ...


The Romance of Resistance

IN FEBRUARY OF 1858, The Spectator, a leading conservative English magazine, directed its readers’ attention to the captivity account of two “...

The Romance of Resistance
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