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Francesca Maria Corrao

Francesca Maria Corrao is a Full Professor of Arabic Culture and Language, Faculty of Political Science, Luiss University Rome. From 2003 – 2010 Full Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Faculty of Political Science, Naples University “L’Orientale” and is a member of The Union of European Arabist and of the European professor of Modern Arabic Literature Research Member of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, Soka University in Tokyo.

Some of her publications:

  • Le parole e la guerra (Anthology of prose and essays on war literature), ed. F.M.Corrao trans. M.Masullo G. Gervasio, Università di Napoli “L’Orientale” press, 2010.
  • Muhammad Bennis, Il Mediterraneo e la parola (essays, poems and a critical study), ed. F. M. Corrao and M. Donzelli, Donzelli, Roma, 2009.
  • Adonis, Ecco il mio nome, (“This is my name” and other poems a critical study), trans. ed. F. M. Corrao, Roma, Donzelli, 2009.
  • Alberi adagiati sulla luce, (one act play by Adonis and a critical study), trans. ed. F. M. Corrao, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2008. 
  • In un mondo senza cielo. Antologia della poesia palestinese, (Anthology of the palestinian modern poetry), trans. ed. F. M. Corrao, Firenze, Giunti ed, 2007.

Articles in translation:

  • “The autobiography of The Thief of Fire by ‘Abd al-Wahhâb al-Bayyâtî” in Writing the Self, London, Saqi Books, p. 241-248.
  •  “Universal and Positive Aspects of Islam”, in Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, n. 14, Tokyo, p.115-123.
  •  “The culture of laughter and the anti-heroes in Ibn Dâniyâl’s Tayf al-²ayâl (XIII cent.)”, edited by U. Vermeulen and D. De Smet, Philosophy and Arts in the Islamic World, Lovanio, Uitgeverij Peeters ed., p. 123-134.
  •  “Human Rights in Islam”, in The Journal of Oriental Studies,9, Tokyo, p. 78-95.
  • “The Quest of Identity in Adonis Poetry”, in In And Of Translation, Offshoot, ed. by Said Faiq, Abdelmalek Essadi Univ., Tetouan Maghreb, II, 2, 1999, p. 60-9.
  • “Women stories in the Mamluke age: love and struggle to survive”, in The Arabist, Budapest Studies in Arabic, Eötvos Lòrand Univ., n.21-22, 2, p. 101-111.
  •   “Adonis Perspective in the Reading of Arabic Poetry” Studies in Arabic and Islam. Proceedings of the 19th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants, Halle, Lovanio, Peeters, 2002, p. 175-85.
  • “Voyage en Italie”, in Adonis, un poète dans le monde d’aujourd’hui (1950-2000), Paris, ed Institut du Monde Arabe, 2000, p. 296-300.