St John's College Oxford
Professor Julia Bray

Professor Julia Bray

A. S. AlBabtain Laudian Professorial Fellow in Arabic

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Biography

I teach Arabic literature of the Middle East before 1800: poetry, narrative, biography, advice literature, criticism.

Research Interests

Formal analysis of Classical Arabic literature; investigating its social uses and its cultural meanings. A special interest is literature and its links to material culture, particularly medicine and the arts.

Other Information

With Wen-chin Ouyang (School of Oriental & African Studies, London), I edit a new Edinburgh University Press monograph series: Edinburgh Studies in Classical Arabic Literature. I am a member of the editorial board of the Library of Arabic Literature (New York University Press), a series modelled on the Loeb Classics.