Ferial Ghazoul is professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo. She has published extensively on medieval comparative literature and postcolonial studies and is the editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics. She taught a seminar on literary translation and has published an essay on the translation of poetry. She has translated and co-translated from and into Arabic, English and French in the following genres: poetry (Muhammad Afifi Matar, Muhammad Sulayman, Qassim Haddad, Fadwa Tuqan, Mourid Barghouti, Jabra Jabra, Sami Mahdi, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish, Abdel-Moneim Ramadan, Amal Dunqul, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Anton Shammas, Nazik al-Mala’ika) novel (Edwar al-Kharrat), short story (Anita Desai), autobiography (Muhammad Afifi Matar), critical theory (Edward Said, Abdel-Wahab Meddeb, Louis Althusser, Paul Ricoeur, Charles Sanders Peirce, Michael Riffaterre), essays (Ibrahim al-Koni, Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Alifa Rifaat, Abdo Wazen, Saadi Youssef), and interviews (Edward Said). She and John Verlenden received a prize for their translation of Matar, Quartet of Joy (Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas University Press, 1997) and recently they received an NEH Grant to translate an anthology of Qassim Haddad’s works.