Ph.D, McGill University, (exp. 2021)
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Le Moyne College
Postcolonial and world literature; the Arab novel in English and French; Arab fiction as literary criticism; history and theory of translation.
Omar Qaqish is a pre-doctoral fellow in English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York and a doctoral candidate at McGill University. His dissertation (“Metacritical Discursive Continuities Across Contemporary Arabofiction”) examines how Arab authors writing in Arabic, English, and French register and respond to discourses of translation, postcolonialism, and world literature. His research areas also include the history and theory of translation; Arabic and Arab-American literature; Arab fiction as literary criticism; Victorian pornography; and the Thousand and One Nights. He has taught writing, literature, rhetoric, and Arabic in Canada, the U.S., and Jordan.