Elizabeth Holt, Faculty

Elizabeth M. Holt is a cultural critic and historian, and an Associate Professor in the Division of Languages and Literature in Annandale. Holt has recently published on resistance literature in Beirut in the Journal of Palestine Studies, and on Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North in Research in African Literatures. She is the author of Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel (Fordham UP, 2017). Holt is working on two monographs: Imperious Plots, a history of Arabic literature during the Cold War; and Solar Readings, a study centering the sun in Arabic and Anglophone film, poetry, theater, storytelling, and prose from the fourteenth century to the present. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arabic Literature.