Mbarek Sryfi

Lecturer in Foreign Languages

NELC

msryfi@sas.upenn.edu

Mbarek Sryfi joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, previously he has taught at Mercer County Community College (New Jersey), and Morocco.  He is currently a Lecturer in Foreign Languages and Ph.D. student in Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies, both housed in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations here at Penn.

Education:

B.A. in English literature, University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Fez, Morocco (1990); M.A. in education, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rabat, Morocco (1995). Currently a graduate student in the PhD. program in Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at Penn.

Languages:

Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Hebrew

Research Interests:

Classical & Modern Arabic Literature, Moroccan Literature, Technology and Language Acquisition, and translation

Overseas Research Experience:

Visiting instructor of Arabic (Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco 2010)

Recent Publications:
  • Co-translation of Hassan Najmi’s poetry with  Eric Sellin, (Metamorphoses a journal of literary translation, forthcoming Spring 2011)
  • Contribution to Perspectives - Arabic Language and Culture in Film (Alucen Learning, 2009)
  • Co-translation of Mohammad Zifzaf’s short stories with Roger Allen, (CELAAN, Summer 2008)
Courses:

Elementary Arabic (031, 032)

Arabic Literature in the Belles-Lettres (037, 038)

Advanced Spoken Standard Arabic (331)