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Dr. Ihab Saloul

Dr. Ihab Saloul

EUME Fellow 2011/2012



Dr. Ihab Saloul was a EUME-Fellow at the Forum Transregional Studies, Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) 2011/2012. He taught previously comparative literature and media at Maastricht University, and cultural analysis at the University of Amsterdam.

Saloul’s interests include cultural memory and identity politics, literary theory and visual analysis, migration and diaspora as well as contemporary cultural thought in the Middle East.

Saloul is currently working on a new book project that deals with the aesthetics of displacement and exile in contemporary Palestinian and Israeli cultural memories. Provisionally titled—Contested Memories: Homeland’s Rhetoric and National Belonging in Palestinian and Israeli Third Generations’ Narratives—this comparative study explores the ways in which conflicted understandings of collective memory circulate in wider social worlds, helping to shape and reshape social imaginations and political orders in the Middle East.




Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “The Afterlives of 1948: Photographic Remembrances in a Time of Catastrophe”. In ZOOM IN: 1948’s Palestinian Refugees, Remembrances. Adwan, S, Ben-Zeev, E, Klein, M, Saloul, I, Sorek, T, Yazbak, M. Dordrecht and Boston: The Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011: 46-60
  •  “Cultural Analysis and Affective Reading”. In Eighty Eight: Mieke Bal's PhD's, 1983-2011. Murat Aydemir and Esther Peeren (eds). Amsterdam: ASCA Press, 2011: 164-171
  •  “‘Performative Narrativity’: Palestinian Identity and the Performance of Catastrophe”. Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture. (7) 2009: 5-39
  •  “Al-Nakba and Palestinian Identity”. Eutopia (1) 2008: 27-37
  •  “‘Exilic Narrativity’: The Invisibility of Home in Exile”. In Essays in Migratory Aesthetics: Cultural Practices between Migration and Art-Making. Sam Durrant and Catherine M. Lord (eds). Amsterdam and New York: Redopi, 2007: 111-28
  •  “The Identification of the Nostalgic”. In Conceptual Odysseys: Passages to Cultural Analysis. Mieke Bal and Griselda Pollock (eds). London and New York: I B Tauris, 2007: 120-38

Work in Progress: 

  • “‘History Twice upon a Time’: Contested Memories and National Belonging ”. Memory Studies (submitted /under review)
  •  “Islamic Martyrdom, Gender and Palestinian National Discourses: Four Female Martyrs”. Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy (accepted)