Anthologies of Fiction
Akers, Deborah and Abubaker Bagader (Eds. and Trans.) (2008). Oranges in the Sun: Short Stories from the Arabian Gulf. London: Lynne Rienner.
Husni, R. and Newman, D. (Eds.) (2008). Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader. London: Saqi.
Johnson-Davies, D. (Ed.). (2009). In a Fertile Desert: Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.
—. (2006). The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction. New York: Anchor Books/ Random House.
—. (2000). Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Araba World. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.
—. (1994). Arabic Short Stories. Berkeley: University of CA Press.
Kaldas, P. and Mattawa, K. (Eds.). (2009). Dinarzad’s Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction. Fayetteville, AK: The University of Arkansas Press.
Anthologies of Poetry
Al Balushi, Khalid. (2016). Contemporary Omani Poetry in English.
Arberry, A.J. (1965). Arabic Poetry: A Primer for Students. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
Charara, H. (Ed.). (2008). Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab-American Poetry. Fayetteville, AK: The University of Arkansas Press.
Farrin, Raymond. (2011). Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
Hammond, Marlé. (2014). Arabic Poems: A Bilingual Edition. New York: Knopf Everyman’s Library.
Handal, N. (Ed.). (2001). The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology. New York: Interlink.
Nye, N.S. (Ed.). (1996). This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World. New York: Aladdin.
Sells, M. (Trans.). (1989). Desert Tracings: Six Classic Arabian Odes by Alqama, Shanfara, Labid, Antara, Al-Asha and Dhu al-Rumma. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney. (2010). The Mute Immortals Speak: Pre-Islamic Poetry and Poetics of Ritual. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Washburn, K. and Major, J. (Eds.). (1998). World Poetry. New York, W.W. Norton.
Anthologies of Poetry and Fiction
Allen, Roger. (1998). The Arabic Literary Heritage: The Development of its Genres and Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Akash, M. and Mattawa, K. (Eds.). (1999). Post-Gibran: The Anthology of New Arab-American Writing. Klagenfurt, Austria: Kitab. Published in USA in Jusoor, 11 & 12, distributed by Syracuse University Press.
Bushrui, Suheil and James Malarky. (2105). Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature. London: Saqi.
Jayyusi. S. K. (Ed.). (1988). The Literature of Modern Arabia: An Anthology. London: Kegan Paul International.
Irwin, R. (2002). Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature. New York: Anchor.
van Gelder, Geert Jan. (2013). Classical Arabic Literature: A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology. New York: New York University Press.
Webb, Allen. (2012). Teaching the Literature of Today’s Middle East. London: Routledge.
Fairy/ Folk Tales
Al Taie, Hatim and Joan Pickersgill. (2008). Omani Folk Tales. Muscat, Oman: Al Roya Press and Publishing House.
Al Thahab, Khadija bint Alawi. (2012). Stories of My Grandmother. Trans. W. Scott Chahanovich. Washington, D.C: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.
Behnam, Mariam. (2001). Heirloom: Evening Tales from the East. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hamad, Abdulsalam. Omani Folk Tales. (2006). Seeb: Al-Dhamri Bookshop.
Johnstone, T.M. (1974). “Folklore and Folk Literature in Oman and Socotra.” Arabian Studies 1: 7-24.
Johnstone, T.M. (1978). “A St. George of Dhofar.” Arabian Studies 4: 59-65.
Johnstone, T. M. (1983).“Folk-Tales and Folk-lore of Dhofar.” Journal of Oman Studies 6.1: 123-127.
Lyons, Malcome, Trans. (2014). Tales of the Marvelous and News of the Strange. London: Penguin.
Mershen, Birgit. 2004. “Ibn Muqaarab and Naynuh: A Folk-tale from Tiwi.” Journal of Oman Studies 13: 91-97.
Paine, Patty, Jesse Ulmer and Michael Hersrud, eds. (2013). The Donkey Lady and Other Tales from the Arabian Gulf. Highclere, Berkshire: Berkshire Academic Press.
Todino-Gonguet, Grace. (2008). Halimah and the Snake, and other Omani Folk Tales. London: Stacey International.
Nye, Naomi Shibab. (1996). Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and Places. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Al Farsi, Abdulaziz. (2013). Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs: A Modern Omani Novel. Trans. Nancy Roberts. Cairo: American University of Cairo Press.
Kamal, M. (1999). Juha: Last of the Errant Knights. (J. Briggs, Trans.). Dubai: Motivate Publishing.
Wilson, G. Willow. (2012). Alif the Unseen. New York, Grove Press.
Poetry – single author
Elmusa, S. (2008). Flawed Landscape: Poems 1987-2008. Northampton, MA: Interlink.
Kahf, M. (2003). E-mails from Scheherazade. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.
Mersal, I. (2008). These Are Not Oranges, My Love. Riverdale, NY: Sheep Meadow Press.
Nye, N. S. (2002). 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. New York: Greenwillow.
Qabbani, Nizar. (2006). On Entering the Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani. Trans. Lena Jayyusi and Sharif Elmusa. Intro. Salma Khadra Jayyusi. Northampton, MA: Interlink Publishing.
—. (1999). Arabian Love Poems. (B. K. Franieh and C. R. Brown, Trans.). London: Lynne Rienner.
Al-Hakim, T. (1981). Plays, Prefaces and Postscripts of Tawfiq Al-Hakim, Volume One. (W. M. Hutchins, Trans.). Washington D.C.: Three Continents Press.
Carlson, M. (Ed.). (2005). The Arab Oedipus: Four plays. New York: Martin E. Segal Theater Center Publications.
Zimmerman, M. (2005). The Arabian Nights: A Play. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
Short Stories – Collections
Al‑Murr, M. (1998). “The Wink of the Mona Lisa” and Other Stories from the Gulf. (J. Briggs, Trans.). Dubai: United Arab Emirates: Motivate Publishing.
—. (2008). Dubai Tales. (P. Clark and J. Briggs, Trans.). Dubai: Motivate Publishing.
Al Harthi, Aisha S. (2005). “Distance Higher Education Experiences of Arab Gulf Students in the United States: A Cultural Perspective.” International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 6.3: 1-14.
Al Mahrooqi, Rahma & Denman, CJ and Al-Hasani, F. (2017). A Student Perspective on the Use of Motivational Strategies by Their English Language Literature Instructors in an Omani University. Language and Culture. 85-103. 10.17223/24109266/9/11.
Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma & Denman, CJ. (2016). Arab Identity and Literature in Translation: The Politics of Selection and Representation. Arab World English Journal 5: 5-20.
Boyd, Fenice. (2002). “Conditions, Concessions, and the Many Tender Mercies of Learning through Multicultural Literature.” Reading Research and Instruction 42.1: 58-92.
Brooks, Wanda. (2006). “Reading Representation of Themselves.” Reading Research Quarterly 41: 372-392.
Clarke, M and D. Otaky, (2006). “Reflection ‘on’ and ‘in’ Teacher Education in the United Arab Emirates.” International Journal of Educational Development 25: 111-22.
Deheuvels, Luc, Barbara Michalak-Pikulska, and Paul Starkey. (Eds). (2009). Intertextuality in Modern Arabic Literature since 1967. Manchester: University of Manchester Press.
Galda, Lee and Richard Beach. (2001). “Response to Literature as a Cultural Activity.” Reading Research Quarterly 36: 64-73.
Hall, J. (2002) Teaching and Researching Language and Culture. New York: Longman.
Heble, Ayesha. (2007). “Teaching Literature On-line to Arab students: Using Technology to Overcome Cultural Restrictions.” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 6.2: 219-226.
Hung, Yu-ju. (2009). “Reader Response and Ethnicity: A Difference That Makes a Difference.” The Journal of English as an International Language 4: 66-91.
Kiesling, S. and C. Bratt Paulston. (Eds.) (2005). Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
Michalak-Pikulska, Barbara. (2016). Modern Literature of the Gulf. Bern: Peter Lang GmbH.
—. (2012). Modern Literature of the United Arab Emirates. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press.
—. (2002). Modern Poetry and Prose of Oman. Krakow: The Enigma Press.
Paulson, Christina. “Biculturalism: Reflections and Speculations.” (2005). In Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings, edited by Scott Kiesling and Christina Bratt Paulston. Oxford: Blackwell: 198-216.
Ramsay, Gail. (2004) “Confining the Guest Labourers to the Realm of the Subaltern in Modern Literature from the Gulf.” Orientalia Succana 53: 133-142.
Risse, Marielle. “Writing Prompts to Facilitate Creativity and Interesting Texts” (2016). Proceedings of the 15th Oman International ELT Conferences. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press, 46-52.
—. (2014). “Selecting the Right Literary Texts for Middle Eastern Students: Challenges and Reactions,” in Focusing on EFL Reading: Theory and Practice. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, ed. Sultan Qaboos University Press: 165-188.
—. (2013). “Frosty Cliffs, Frosty Aunt and Sandy Beaches: Teaching Aurora Leigh in Oman,” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 43.4: 123-145.
—. (2013). “Who Are You Calling ‘Coddled’?: ‘Cloistered Virtue’ and Choosing Literary Texts in a Middle Eastern University,” Pedagogy 14: 415-427.
—. (2012). “Do You know a Creon?: Making Literature Relevant in an Omani University,” in Literature Teaching in EFL/ESL: New Perspectives. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, ed. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press: 302-314.
—. (2012). “Using Local Voices in Literature Classrooms,” Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives 9.1 http://lthe.zu.ac.ae/index.php/lthehome/article/view/71
—. (2011). “Understanding the Impact of Culture on the TESOL Classroom: An Outsider’s Perspective,” TESOL Arabia’s Perspective 18.2: 15-19.
—. (2011). “John Clare Looks Good in a Dishdash: Linking John Clare to Middle Eastern Poetry,” John Clare Society Journal 30: 53-63.
Risse, M. and Miriam Al Sabbah. (2017). “Don’t Be Afraid of the Novel: Austen for ESL Students,” Proceedings of the 16th Oman International ELT Conference. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press, 28-35.
Singer, J. and S. Smith. (2003). “The Potential of Multicultural Literature: Changing Understanding of Self and Others.” Multicultural Perspectives 5: 17-23.
Sonleitner, Nancy and Maher Khelifa. (2004). “Western-education Faculty Challenges in a Gulf Classroom.” Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives 2. http://www.zu.ac.ae/lthe
Webb, Allen. (2009). “Literature from the Modern Middle East: Making a Living Connection.” English Journal 98.3: 80–89. http://brn227.brown.wmich.edu/melit/article.pdf – on the
Helpful Websites for Teachers at Schools and Universities on the Arabian Peninsula
- Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – http://lthe.zu.ac.ae/index.php/lthehome
- Middle Eastern Literatures – http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/came20/current
- Portland State University: Middle East Teaching tools website: http://www.middleeastpdx.org/resources/themes/film-literature/
- “Teaching Literature of the Greater Middle East.” NCTE Panel Resource Recommendations. Complied by Ginny Balser (Greens Farms Academy) & Michelle Ramadan (Pingree School) https://center.uoregon.edu/NCTE/uploads/2014NCTEANNUAL/HANDOUTS/KEY_2000088/TeachingLiteratureoftheGreaterMiddleEast_Balser_Ramadan_NCTEResource.pdf
- TESOL Arabia Perspectives – https://issuu.com/tesolarabia-perspectives