Nazry Bahrawi

Nazry Bahrawi
Visiting Scholar

14N-434
nazryb@mit.edu
(617) 715-2604

Nazry Bahrawi joins the MIT’s Literature department as a visiting scholar from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

His current research explores the trope of the journey in light of myth-making in modern Arab and Malay fiction. As a scholar of comparative literature, Nazry is interested in discourses of world literature, translation studies as well as religion and literature in the Islamicate world and the wider global South. He has published peer-reviewed essays in these areas. Outside the academia, his op-ed commentaries have appeared in Al-JazeeraThe GuardianToday (Singapore) and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).

In Singapore, Nazry holds a joint academic appointment as a research fellow of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore. He is also an associate editor of Critical Muslim (Hurst), a quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing ground-breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly-changing, interconnected world.

 

World literature; translation studies; literature and religion; utopian studies; travel narrative; Arabic and Malay literature and culture

 

Peer-Reviewed Essays  

Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume 

Book Chapters

  • “Utopia”. The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Eds.: Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden MA, 2016 (forthcoming)
  • “Multiculturalism”. The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Eds.: Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden MA, 2016 (forthcoming)
  • “Not My Bible’s Keeper: Saramago’s Cain Translates Postsecular Dissent”, Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and LiteratureEd. Emma Mason. London: Bloomsbury, Dec 2014