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Daniel Lawrence Newman (born 1963) is a British writer, scholar and translator of Arabic literature.[1][2] Newman is currently the head of the Arabic department at the University of Durham and Director of the MA programme in English-Arabic Translation and Interpreting.[3] He serves as a special advisor to the Islamic Criminal Justice Project at the Centre for Criminal Law & Justice, Durham Law School, and served as a member of council at the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies from 2008-2012.[4]

Daniel Newman
BornDaniel Lawrence Newman
1963
OccupationWriter, professor, University of Durham
NationalityBritish
SubjectArabic literature
Notable awardsRepublic of Tunisia International Prize for Islamic Studies

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Academic careerEdit

Newman received his doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.[5]

Newman’s research in Arabic studies centres on linguistics (phonetics and dialectology) and literature. He is a specialist on the 19th-century Nahda (Arab Renaissance) movement in Egypt and Tunisia and has published extensively on this topic. He is also involved in a long-term project on mediaeval Arabic erotic literature which will result in the edition and translation of original manuscripts.[6]

Newman has translated several works of Arabic literature, both from the pre-modern and modern era. These include Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz by Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (under the title An Imam in Paris) and Modern Arabic Short Stories. In 2008, he was the co-recipient of the Republic of Tunisia International Prize for Islamic Studies for the book Muslim Women in Law and Society.[7]

Since 2011, Newman has been cited as an expert on the Middle East for Al Jazeera and the Voice of America, among others.[1][2]

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AuthorEdit

  • A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic Translation, London, Saqi Books, 2013 (co-authored with R. Husni).
  • Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader - Twelve Stories by Contemporary Masters from Morocco to Iraq, London, Saqi Books, 2008 (co-authored with R. Husni).
  • Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon, Routledge, 2007.
  • Muslim Women in Law and Society: Annotated translation of al-Tahir al-Haddad’s Imra ‘tuna fi ‘l-sharia wa ‘l-mujtama, with an introduction, Routledge, 2007 (co-authored with R. Husni).
  • An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit to France (1826-1831), London, Saqi Books, 2004 (2nd revised edition 2011).
  • Elsevier’s Dictionary of Ports and Shipping (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, German), Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1993 (co-authored with J. Van der Tuin).

EditorEdit

  • Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2012), Singapore, 2012.
  • Maritime Terminology: Issues in Communication and Translation. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Maritime Terminology, Brussels, 1999 (with M. Van Campenhoudt).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "All the president's trials - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English". Al Jazeera. 4 Aug 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Byrd, David (23 August 2012). "Quicktake: More Bloodshed, Little Relief Ahead for Syria - Daniel Newman". Voice of America. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "2nd Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2013)". Program Committee. Global Science and Technology Forum. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ "British Society for Middle Eastern Studies". Charity Insight. New Statesman Ltd. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Profile of Daniel Newman". Banipal (UK) Magazine of Modern Arab Literature. Banipal Trust for Arab Literature. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Saqi Books 2013 Catalogue" (PDF). Saqi Telegram: The Westbourne Press. Saqi Books. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Remise du Prix international du Président de la République pour les études islamiques au titre de l'année 2008". Journal le Temps. 28 September 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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