Ferial Ghazoul


Firial Ghazoul (فريال غزول) is an Iraqi scholar. critic, and translator. She is professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo, and editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics.

She has written extensively on gender issues in modern and medieval literature and is author of Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context (AUC Press, 1996).

(From Arab Women Writers A Critical reference Guide by Radwa Ashour & Ferial Ghazoul)

Publications: (English)





  • Dreaming of Baghdad (Women Writing the Middle East) by Haifa Zangana and Ferial J. Ghazoul. 2009.
  • Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999by Radwa Ashour, Ferial Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi. 2008.
  • Edward Said and Critical Decolonization: Revised Edition by Ferial Ghazoul. 2007.
  • Wanderlust: Travel Literature of the Middle East (Journal of Comparative Poetics) by Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul. 2006.
  • Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context by Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul. 1996.
  • The View from within by Ferial Ghazoul and Barbara Harlow. 1994.
  • The Arabian nights: A structural analysis by Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul. 1880.


  • The Loved Ones: A Modern Arabic Novel (Women Writing the Middle East) by Alia Mamdouh, Marilyn Booth, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Helene Cixous. 2007

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