M. Lynx Qualey

M. Lynx Qualey is the founding editor of the website ArabLit and co-host of the Bulaq podcast. She is a contributor to Teaching Modern Arabic Literature in Translation, published this year 2018 by the Modern Language Association.

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Arts & Culture Human Rights Inequality

Scholars Confront a Silence About Blackness in Middle East Studies

M. Lynx Qualey | 25 Sep 2020

In a digital conversation, a panel of professors and students challenged the persistent notion that race is “somehow beyond the scope” of Middle East studies.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Gender Liberal Arts

An Arab Film Festival in the U.K., SAFAR, Adapts to the Online Environment

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Sep 2020

The SAFAR Film Festival had to shift to an online format this year because of Covid-19. On the plus side, that might mean more viewers at a time when interest in Arab cinema is growing.

Arts & Culture Libraries Publishing Violence

Beirut’s Damaged Libraries Try to Continue Fulfilling Their Civic Mission

M. Lynx Qualey | 21 Aug 2020

Despite suffering extensive damage from the port explosion, libraries and independent bookstores are resuming their role as providers of community outreach and support.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

Arabic Comics Reach a Wider Audience Through Digital Projects

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Aug 2020

Comics and graphic novels by Arabs gain greater exposure as digital publishers promote the work of talented young artists and authors.

Arabic Gender Language Literature & Translation

Arab Women Writers Struggle to Get the Readers They Deserve

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Aug 2020

Women who write in Arabic face a double problem: They’re translated less often than men, and when they are, their books are often wrongly characterized.

Arabic Architecture Literature & Translation Publishing Religion Research

Hazine, a Blog for Scholars of the Islamic World, Reinvents Itself

M. Lynx Qualey | 10 Aug 2020

Launched as an archives review site, Hazine is transitioning into a multilingual platform for reviews, interviews, profiles, digital-humanities tools, and more.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Literature & Translation Minorities Policy

Black Saudi Author Focuses on Neglected History of African Migration and Slavery

M. Lynx Qualey | 24 Jul 2020

Mahmoud Trawri dug into the thorny history of Black Africans and slavery in the Arabian Peninsula while writing Maymouna, published in 2001. The novel is still hard to find in Saudi Arabia.

Book Review Publishing

For Kids: A Summer of Arabic Podcasts, Readings and Online Activities

M. Lynx Qualey | 10 Jul 2020

Parents in search of activities for children cooped up at home this summer can find a growing number of books, readings and games in Arabic online.

Arabic Arts & Culture English Language Publishing

Poet Zeina Hashem Beck: Not Choosing Between Arabic and English

M. Lynx Qualey | 03 Jul 2020

The acclaimed Lebanese poet moves easily between modes and languages. She writes for the page but also performs, and she juxtaposes English and Arabic in ways that make both feel new.

Book Review Literature & Translation Publishing

Thrills and Fantasies: Lighter Reading for a Summer of Disruption

M. Lynx Qualey | 26 Jun 2020

Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.




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