Department of Arabic Language & Literature

University of Haifa

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Prof. Ibrahim Taha
Full Profesor
Eshkol Tower, Floor 15, Room 1517.
Reception Hours:
first semester: Tue. 15:-16:00
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Internal No.: 3787

Arabic Literature: Modern Arabic Literature; Palestinian Literature; Minimalism in Arabic Literature;Heroism in Arabic Literature; Arabic Rhetoric as reflected in the Holy Koran
Literary Theory and Semiotics: Heroism in Literature from a Biosemiotic Point of View; The Role of the Reader in Literary Text

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Curriculum Vita

 I am a full professor of literary semiotics and Arabic literature at the University of Haifa, Israel. My research areas and topics include a variety of interests: semiotics and anthroposemiotics of literature, theory of literature, heroism in literature, narratology, comparative literature, minimalism in literature, feminist Arabic literature, modern Arabic literature, Palestinian literature, Arabic rhetoric.
Among the courses I teach in the department are: Palestinian Literature in Israel, Genres in Modern Arabic Fiction, Text-reader Interrelations, Time and Space in Modern Arabic Fiction, Colonialism and Post-colonialism in Modern Arabic Literature, Arabic Minimalist Literature, Arabic Feminist Literature, and Semeiotics of Heroization.

The following is a selected list of my books:

1. Ibrahim Taha. The Palestinian Novel: A Communication Study. London: Routledge and Curzon, 2002. 236 pp. (Reprinted in paperback, 2010).
2. Ibrahim Taha. Arabic Minimalist Story: Genre, Politics and Poetics in the Self-Colonial Era. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2009. 185 pp.
3. Ibrahim Taha. Brevity in Rhetoric and Holy Quran. Beirut: al-Muʾassa al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Dirāsāt wa-l-Nashr), 2012. 241 pp. (in Arabic).
4. Ibrahim Taha. Heroizability: An Anthroposemiotic Theory of Literary Characters. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2015. 238 pp.
5. Ibrahim Taha. The Fourth Dimension: Semiotic Debates with Palestinian and Arabic Literatures. Nazareth: The Arabic Language Academy, 2016. 438 pp. (in Arabic).

The following is a selected list of my articles:

1. Ibrahim Taha. “Brevity and Meaning: A Cumulative Treble Reading of Q 112.” The Islamic Quarterly, 56:4 (2012): 299-336.
2. Ibrahim Taha. “Reading Literature: From Decoding to Remodeling.” The American Journal of Semiotics [TAJS] 31: ¾ (2015): 337-360.
3. Ibrahim Taha. “Anthroposemiotics of Literature: The Cultural Nature.” Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 213 (2016): 435- 455.
4. Ibrahim Taha. “Semiotics of Ideocriticism: Four Strategies of Modeling.” Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 215 (2017): 305-324.
5. Ibrahim Taha. “‘Ask the Village’: al-Ḥashd – A Semiotic Discussion in al-Ittisāʿ and Ḥadhf.” Al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature 37 (2017): 174-218. (in Arabic).
6. Ibrahim Taha.”Writing Literature: Modeling for Knowing.” Versus: Quaderni di Studi Semiotici [VS] 125:2 (2017): 321- 340.