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My main research interest is in the postcolonial Arab world. My first monograph focused particularly on gender representation in this context. I am currently writing a monograph entitled Postcolonial Thought: Arab Literary and Theoretical Contexts and have co-edited Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World (in press), which grows out of a collaborative AHRC/ESRC-funded project. I have further interests on connections between Arab and South Asian women's writing. I have supervisory and teaching interests in Arab and South Asian fiction and in postcolonial studies more broadly.

PhD Supervision Interests

I would be particularly interested in supervising PG research in the following areas:
Arab fiction in English, French or translation from Arabic, especially projects on any of the following: gender; sexuality; nation; migration; transnational community.
South Asian and South Asian diaspora literatures in English;
Postcolonial women's writing;
Migrant, expatriate and travel writing.

Current Teaching

2014-14: ENGL 308 Contemporary Literature and ENGL 421 (MA) Postcolonial Women's Writing.

I have also taught on: ENGL 201: Theory and Practice of Criticism; ENGL 302: Women's Writing; ENGL 352: African Literature; ENGL 369 Twentieth-Century Indian Novel in English; ENGL 304 American Literature from 1900.

Research Interests

My primary research area is creative work - particularly literature - from the Middle East (mostly the Arab world, including North Africa). I'm also very interested in the relationship between the Arab world and postcolonial studies: I'm currently working on a monograph entitled Postcolonial Thought and the Arab World: Literary and Theoretical Contexts, contracted to Routledge, which will have chapters on Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine. Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World, co-edited with Abir Hamdar, is in press (Routledge, 2015). My first book, Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film (Routledge, 2008) is an interdisciplinary examination of a range of Arab women's postcolonial fiction, autobiography, film and other visual media. My chapter on Zineb Sedira in Contemporary Art in the Middle East, ed. Paul Sloman (London: Black Dog Press, 2009), was positively reviewed in the Guardian Review in October 2009. Some of my first published articles were on Iranian cinema. 

My secondary research area is South Asian (particularly Indian and Pakistani) and South Asian diaspora literature, with a particular emphasis on connections between South Asia and the Arab world in women's writing. A chapter on these connections can be found in eds. Claire Chambers and Caroline Herbert, Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora (Routledge, 2014).

I have wider interests in postcolonial and diaspora literatures. I edited a symposium on 'Glocal Diasporas' for the Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2010) and a special issue of Postcolonial Text (2011) entitled 'Glocal Imaginaries'. I have also published on expatriate American writer Paul Bowles and his collaborations with Moroccan storytellers and writers. 

I was the Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded project 'Islamism in Arab Fiction and Film, 1947 to the Present' (with Dr Arthur Bradley and Dr Abir Hamdar), Feb. 2009 - Feb. 2010. Please see our website at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/islamism/index.htm. The major output of this project is Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World (see above).

I am on the steering group of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research and a co-organiser of Trans-Scriptions, a series that brings together creative writers, publishers and academics to discuss interfaces between 'Writing, Culture and Location'. Please see www.transculturalwriting.com

I am interested in supervising high quality projects on Arab and South Asian literatures in English, French or translation, particularly under the umbrella of postcolonial studies. I am particularly keen to receive PhD proposals on (any kind of) Palestinian writing.

Selected Publications

A conversation with Selma Dabbagh

Moore, L. 2014 In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Ruins, rifts and the remainder: Palestinian memoirs by Edward Said and Raja Shehadeh

Moore, L. 2013 In: Postcolonial Studies. 16, 1, p. 28-45 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Voyages In and Out: Two (British) Arab Muslim Women's Bildungsromane

Moore, L. 18/07/2012 Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing. Ahmed, R., Morey, P. & Yaquin, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. n/a (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Modernity at the Margins: Paul Bowles and Moroccan Collaborations

Moore, L. 03/2012 In: Journal of Commonwealth Literature. 47 , 1, p. 91-108 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

British Muslim Identities and Spectres of Terror: Nadeem Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers

Moore, L. 2009 In: Postcolonial Text. 5, 2, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Minding the Gap: Migration, Diaspora, Exile and Return in Women's Visual Media

Moore, L. 2009 Contemporary Art in the Middle East. Sloman, P. (ed.). London: Black Dog Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film

Moore, L. 2008 London: Routledge. 189 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

In Press

A conversation with Selma Dabbagh

Moore, L. 2014 In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Islamism and cultural expression in the Arab world

Hamdar, A. & Moore, L. (ed.) expected on 31/03/2015 London: Routledge. 288 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

Rhetorics of belonging: nation, narration and Israel/Palestine

Moore, L. 2014 In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Palestinian literature and film in postcolonial feminist perspective

Moore, L. 03/2014 In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 50, 2, p. 241-243 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2013

Space, embodiment, identity and resistance in the novels of Fadia Faqir

Moore, L. 2013 Edinburgh companion to the Arab novel in English: the politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American literature and culture. Gana, N. (ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Ruins, rifts and the remainder: Palestinian memoirs by Edward Said and Raja Shehadeh

Moore, L. 2013 In: Postcolonial Studies. 16, 1, p. 28-45 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

A continual entering into history: Review of Journal of Postcolonial Writing 47: 4 (Sept. 2011) Special Issue on Egyptian Literary Culture and Egyptian Modernity

Moore, L. 08/2012 In: Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter. 12

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Voyages In and Out: Two (British) Arab Muslim Women's Bildungsromane

Moore, L. 18/07/2012 Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing. Ahmed, R., Morey, P. & Yaquin, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. n/a (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Modernity at the Margins: Paul Bowles and Moroccan Collaborations

Moore, L. 03/2012 In: Journal of Commonwealth Literature. 47 , 1, p. 91-108 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

You arrive at a truth, not the truth: an interview with Fadia Faqir

Moore, L. 2011 In: Postcolonial Text. 6, 2, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Review of 10 Best Reads in World Fiction

Moore, L. 09/2010 In: Developments Magazine.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Minding the Gap: Migration, Diaspora, Exile and Return in Women's Visual Media

Moore, L. 2009 Contemporary Art in the Middle East. Sloman, P. (ed.). London: Black Dog Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

British Muslim Identities and Spectres of Terror: Nadeem Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers

Moore, L. 2009 In: Postcolonial Text. 5, 2, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film

Moore, L. 2008 London: Routledge. 189 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2007

"Darkly as Through a Veil": Reading Representations of Algerian Women

Moore, L. 2007 In: Intercultural Education. 18, 4, p. 335-351 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Women in a Widening Frame: (Cross-)Cultural Projection, Spectatorship and Iranian Cinema.

Moore, L. C. 01/2005 In: Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture and Media Studies. 20, 2, p. 1-33 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

2003

The Veil of Nationalism: Frantz Fanon's "Algeria Unveiled" and Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers.

Moore, L. C. 1/01/2003 In: Kunapipi: Journal of Post-Colonial Writing. 25, 2, p. 56-73 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Frayed Connections, Fraught Projections: The Troubling Work of Shirin Neshat.

Moore, L. C. 1/01/2002 In: Women: A Cultural Review. 13, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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