Brian T Edwards
Professor & Author
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 10.28.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Brian T. Edwards (Ph.D. Yale University) teaches and writes about U.S. literature and culture in its international context. A former Fulbright Fellow to Morocco, he also specializes in Maghrebi literature and culture, especially in its intersections with U.S. culture and politics
Edwards has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including in Egypt, India, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. In winter 2007, he was visiting faculty at University of Tehran’s Institute for North American Studies.
His first book, Morocco Bound: Disorienting America's Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express, was published by Duke University Press in 2005. Edwards has also published essays on Edith Wharton, Paul Bowles, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed Mrabet, the encounter of American Studies and postcolonial studies, contemporary Moroccan cinema, American Studies in Iran, and other topics.
Edwards’ new book project is entitled After the American Century. It examines the circulation of American culture and its forms in contemporary North Africa and the Middle East. The project involves field work, research teams, and an interactive website. In 2005, he was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of N.Y. for this work.