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Papers and book chapters

Articles and chapters

35. “City of Poets—Poets of the City”. In: Baghdad—Space of Knowledge. Hgg. Jens Scheiner und Isabel Toral-Niehoff (erscheint 2017).

34. “Literary Sweets: Interlacing motifs in the Sukkardān al-Sulṭān of Ibn Abī Ḥaǧalah (1325-1375)”. In: The Sultan’s Anthologist; Ibn Abī Ḥaǧalah and His Work. Hgg. Thomas Bauer and Syrinx von Hees (erscheint 2017).

33. “Modernity in the Ninth Century: The Controversy around Abū Tammām”. Studia Islamica (erscheint 2017).

32. “Chiffre und Spielfeld. Kleine Mediengeschichte der arabischen Schrift“. In: Götter und Schriftenrund ums Mittelmeer. Hg. Friedrich Kittler. München: Fink Verlag, 2017, S. 57-93.

31. “Abbasid Poets and the Qur’ān”. In:The Qur’an and Adab: The Shaping of Literary Traditions in Classical Islam. Hg. Nuha Alsha’ar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, S. 137-69.

30. “Islam”. In: Handbuch Literatur und Religion. Hg. Daniel Weidner. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016, S. 101-12.

29. “Aspects of Craft in the Arabic Book Revolution”. In: Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean, 700 – 1500. Hgg. Jürgen Renn und Sonja Brentjes. London und New York; Routledge, 2016, S. 31-66.

28. “Leaving Home: Al-ḥanīn ilā l-awṭān and its alternatives in classical Arabic literature,” in: Visions and Representations of Homeland in Modern Arabic Poetry and Prose Literature. Hgg. Sebastian Günther und Stephan Milich. Hildesheim, Zürich und New York: Georg Olms, 2016, S. 1-41. 

27. “Arabische Literatur”. Mit Verena Klemm and Barbara Winckler. In: Islam. Einheit und Vielfalt einer Weltreligion. Hg. Rainer Brunner. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 2016, S. 349-78.

26. “Arabic Philology through the Ages”. In: World Philology. Hgg. Kevin Chang, Benjamin Elman und Sheldon Pollock. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2015, S. 92-113.

25. “‘That You Be Brought Near.’ Union beyond the Grave in the Arabic Literary Tradition”. In: Love after Death. Hgg. Bernhard Jussen und R. Targoff. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014, S. 71-95.

24. “Philological Vignettes from (Near) East to West”. Geschichte der Germanistik 45/46 (2014), S. 71-74.

23. “Les versions de Kalīla wa-Dimna: und transmission et une circulation mouvantes”. In: Énoncés sapientiels et littérature exemplaire: une intertextualité complexe. Hg. Marie-Sol Ortola. Nancy: Éditions Universitaires de Lorraine, 2013, S. 385-416.

22. “Stability and Change in Arabic Script”. In: The Shape of Script: How and Why Writing Systems Change. Hg. Stephen Houston.Publications of the School of Advanced Research, Santa Fe, 2012, S. 93-118.

21. Book Culture before Print: The Early History of Arabic Media. The American University of Beirut, The Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic. Occasional Papers, 2012.

20. “In Aristotle’s Words… al-Ḥātimī’s (?) Epistle on al-Mutanabbī and Aristotle,” in: Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honor of Dimitri Gutas. Hgg. Felizitas Opwis und David Reismann, Leiden and New York: Brill, 2012, S. 98-129.

19. “Pre-Modern Arabic Philologists: Poets’ friends or foes?” Geschichte der Germanistik 39/40 (2011), S. 6-21.

18. “Farewell to Ghazal. Convention and Danger of the Arabic Love Lyric”. In: Poetry and History: The Value of Poetry in Reconstructing Arab History. Hg. Ramzi Baalbakki et al. Beirut: The American University of Beirut, 2011, S. 137-72.

17. “Ibn Abī Ḥajala”. In: Essays in Arabic Literary Biography. Hgg. Joseph Lowry und Devin Stewart. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2009, S. 118-25.

16. “Tawqīʿ (Apostille): Verbal Economy in Verdicts of Tort Redress,” in: The Weaving of Words: Approaches to Classical Arabic Literature. Hgg.  Lale Behzadi und Vahid Behmardi. Beirut-Wiesbaden: Ergon, 2009, S. 101-29.

15. “Abstract Aesthetics and Practical Criticism in 9th Century Baghdad”. In: Takhyīl: The Imaginary in Classical Arabic Poetics. Hgg.  Marlé Hammond und Geert Jan van Gelder. Oxford: Gibb Memorial Trust, 2008, S. 196-220.

14. “Originality in Imitation: Two Muʿāraḍas by Ibn Darrāj al-Qasṭallī”. Al-Qantara 29.2 (2008), Special Issue on Patronage. Hg. Esperanza Alfonso, S. 437-65.

13. “The Reconstruction of the Qaṣīda in Performance and Reception”. In: Classical Arabic Humanities in Their Own Terms. Hg. Beatrice Gruendler. Leiden: Brill, 2007, S. 325-89.

12. “Preface: Laudatio Renate Jacobi”. In: Reflections on Reflections: Near Eastern Writers Reading Literature. Hgg. Angelika Neuwirth und Andreas Islebe, Wiesbaden, 2006, S. ix-xiii.

11. “Verse and Taxes: The Function of Poetry in Selected Literary Akhbār of the Third/Ninth Century”. In: On Fiction and Adab in Medieval Arabic Literature. Hg. Philip F. Kennedy. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005, S. 85-124.

10. “Meeting the Patron: An Akhbār Type and Its Implications for Muḥdath Poetry”. In: Ideas, Images, Methods of Portrayal: Insights into Arabic Literature and Islam. Hg. Sebastian Günther. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005, S. 59-88.

9. “Motif vs. Genre: Reflections on the Dīwān al-Maʿānī of Abū Hilāl al-ʿAskarī”. In: Ghazal as World Literature I: Transformations of a Literary Genre. Beiruter Texte und Studien 89. Hgg. Thomas Bauer und Angelika Neuwirth. Beirut, Stuttgart: Ergon, 2005, S. 57-85.

8. “Ibn al-Rūmī”. In: Dictionary of Literary Biography vol. 311: Arabic Literary Culture, c. 500-925. Hgg. Shawkat Toorawa und Michael Cooperson. Detroit: Thomson & Gale, 2005, S. 184-92.

7. “‘Pardon Those Who Love Passionately:’ A Theologian’s Endorsement of Shahādat al-ʿIshq”. In: Martyrdom in Literature: Visions of Death and Meaningful Suffering in Europe and the Middle East from Antiquity to Modernity. Hg. Friederike Pannewick. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2004, S. 189-236.

6. “Lightning and Memory in Poetic Fragments from the Muslim West: Ḥafṣa bt. al-Ḥājj (d. 1191) and Ṣārah al-Ḥalabiyya (d. c. 1300)”. In: Crisis and Memory in Islamic Societies, Beiruter Texte und Studien 77. Hgg. Angelika Neuwirth und Andreas Pflitsch. Beirut, Würzburg, 2001, S. 435-52.

5. “Abbasid Praise Poetry in the Light of Speech Act Theory and Dramatic Discourse”. In: Understanding Near Eastern Literatures: A Spectrum of Interdisciplinary Approaches, Literaturen im Kontext: Arabisch - Persisch - Türkisch, vol. 1. Hgg. Beatrice Gruendler und Verena Klemm. Wiesbaden, 2000, S. 157-69. Reprint in: Early Islamic Poetry and Poetics. Hg. Suzanne P. Stetkeych, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2009.

4. “The Qasida”. In: The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of Al-Andalus. Hgg. Maria Menocal, Raymond Scheindlin und Michael Sells. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 2000, S. 211-31.

3. “The Motif of Marriage in Select Abbasid Panegyrics”. In: Myths, Historical Archetypes and Symbolic Figures in Arabic Literature: Towards a New Hermeneutic  Approach (Proceedings of the International Symposium in Beirut, June 25th – June 30th 1996). Beiruter Texte und Studien 64. Hgg. Angelika Neuwirth, Birgit Embaló, Sebastian Günther und Maher Jarrar. Beirut-Stuttgart: Ergon, 1999, S. 109-22.

2. “The Motif of Marriage in Some Abbasid Panegyrics (précis).” Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 7 (1997), S. 4-5 and 13-14.

1. “Ibn al-Rūmī’s Ethics of Patronage.” In: The Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review III (1996),S.104-60.


Articles in lexika

7. “al-ʿAskarī, Abū Ahmad”. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Hgg. Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas und Eevert Rowson, Brill Online, 2010. [Link]

6. “Abū Tammām”. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Hgg. Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas und Eevert Rowson, Brill Online 2008. [Link]

5. “al-ʿAskarī, Abū Hilāl”. In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Hgg. Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas und Eevert Rowson, Brill Online 2008, Bd. 2, S. 162-65. [Link] 

4. “Arabic Alphabet: Origin”. In: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. Hg. Kees Versteegh, 4 Bde. Leiden: Brill, 2006, vol. 1, S.148-65.

3. “Arabic Language”. in: Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. Hg. Josef W. Meri, 2 Bde. London: Routledge, 2006, Bd. 1, S. 56-59.

2. “Sheets”. In: Encyclopedia of the Qurʾān. Hg. Jane D. McAuliffe et al. Leiden: Brill, 2004, Bd. 4, S. 587-9.

1. “Arabic Script”. In: Encyclopedia of the Qurʾān. Hg. Jane D. McAuliffe et al. Leiden: Brill, 2004, Bd. 1, S. 135-44. Polnische Übersetzung in Band zum Qurʾān, Veröffenlichungen der Universität Wroclaw (im Druck). 


8. “M.C.A. Macdonald, Hg., The Development of Arabic as a Written Language, Oxford: Archeopress, 2010”. Orientalistische Literaturzeitung (in Vorbereitung).

7. “Terrz de Young and Mary St. Germain, Hgg., Essays in Arabic Literary Biography 925-1350, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011”. Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies(in Vorbereitung).

6. “Ulrich Marzolph, Hg., Orientalistische Studien zu Sprache und Literatur. Festgabe zum 65. Geburtstag von Werner Diem. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011”. ZDMG (in Vorbereitung).

5. Nefeli Papoutsakis, Desert Travel as a Form of Boasting: A study of Dhū l-Rumma’s Poetry, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag 2009”. ZDMG 163 (2013), S. 223-27.

4. “Lutz Edzard and Janet Watson, Hgg., Grammar as a Window onto Arabic Humanism. A collection of articles in honour of Michael G. Carter, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2006”. ZDMG 161 (2011), S. 482-86.

3. “Māyisa Maḥmūd Dāwūd, al-Kitābāt al-ʿarabiyya ʿalā l-āthār al-islāmiyya mundhu l-qarn al-awwal ḥattā l-qarn al-thāniya ʿashara lil-hijra. Cairo 1991”. Al-ʿUsūr al-wusṭā 15 (2003), S. 44-45.

2. “Manfred Ullmann, Launuhū ilā l-ḥumrati mā huwa. Beiträge zur Lexikographie des Klassischen Arabisch Nr. 11. Sitzungsberichte der Bayrischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Phil.- Hist. Kl. Jahrg. 1994 Heft 4. München 1994”. Der Islam 78 (2001), S. 169-70.

1. “Susanne Enderwitz, Liebe als Beruf: Al-ʿAbbās ibn al-Aḥnaf und das Gazal, Beiruter Texte und Studien 55. Beirut 1995”. Al-ʿArabiyya, 31 (1998), S. 219-25.


“Arabische Philologie” (annotated survey bibliography), Geschichte der Germanistik 43/44 (2015), S. 166-68.

“Arabische Philologie” (annotated survey bibliography), Geschichte der Germanistik 45/46 (2014), S. 169-70.

“Arabische Philologie/Orientalistik” (annotated survey bibliography), Geschichte der Germanistik 47/48 (2013), S. 150-51.