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Caroline Seymour-Jorn

Associate Professor
French, Italian & Comp Literature
 (414) 229-5058
 Curtin Hall 797

Education

  • PhD, Anthropology, 1995, University of Chicago
    Major: Anthropology
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Middle East, Arabic, Literature, Women
    Dissertation Title: She has a Pen: The Social Discourse of Contemporary Female Fiction Writers in Cairo
  • MA, Anthropology, 1990, University of Chicago
    Major: Anthropology
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Middle East, Arabic, Literature, Women
    Dissertation Title: History and the Spirits: The Zaar Cult in Egypt and the Northern Sudan.
  • BA, Ohio State University, 1987
    Major: Modern Standard Arabic/ Modern Greek, Summa Cum Laude with Honors in the Liberal Arts and with distinction in Modern Greek.

Research Interests

Arabic Literature, Egyptian culture and arts, Youth in the Middle East, American Muslims

Teaching Interests

Arabic Language and Literature, Anthropology of the Middle East.

Courses Taught

  • COMPLIT 133, Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts
  • COMPLIT 135, Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century: YouthCulture inthe Middle East
  • COMPLIT 208, World Literature in Translation: The 17th to the 21st Century
  • COMPLIT 230, Literature and Society: Utopias
  • COMPLIT 231, Literature and Religion: The Qur’an as Literature
  • COMPLIT 350, Topics in Comparative Literature: Arab Women Writers
  • COMPLIT 360, Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: Arabic WomenWritersTranslation
  • COMPLIT 463, Literary Criticism: Major Authors
  • COMPLIT 533, Seminar in Trends in Modern Literature: Development, the Arabic Novel
  • COMPLIT 704, Seminar in Cultural Studies: Literature and Anthropology
  • HIST 497, Morocco History: Infant and Maternal Health
  • INTLST 550, Senior Seminar in International Studies: Youth and Revolution
  • L&S HUM 296, UROP Apprenticeship
  • MAFLL 704, Seminar in Cultural Studies: Literature and Anthropology
  • TRNSLTN 704, Introduction to Translation: Arabic to English,
  • TRNSLTN 714, Advanced Translation: Arabic to English

Recent Publications

Seymour-Jorn, Caroline, Sziarto, Kristin M., and Mansson McGinty, Anna M. “The American Prophetic Tradition and Social Justice Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.” Contemporary Islam. (2018).
Sziarto, Kristin M., Mansson McGinty, Anna, and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Diverse Muslims in a Racialized Landscape: Race, Ethnicity, Islamophobia, and Urban Space in Milwaukee, WI.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 34.1 (2014): 1-21.
Sziarto, Kristin M., Mansson McGinty, Anna, and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Diverse Muslims in a Racialized Landscape: Race, Ethnicity, Islamophobia, and Urban Space in Milwaukee, WI.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs 34.1 (2014): 1-21.
Sziarto, Kristin M., Mansson McGinty, Anna, and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “The Muslim Milwaukee Project: Muslims Negotiating Racial and Ethnic Categories.” The Wisconsin Geographer 25. (2013): 67-94.
Mansson Mcginty, A. M., Sziarto, K. M., and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Research within and against Islamophobia: A collaboration project with Muslim communities.” Social and Cultural Geography 14.1 (2013): 1-22.
Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Teaching Arab Women’s Literature: Radwa Ashour’s Gharnata.” Al-`Arabiyya: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic 38-39.2007-2008 Ed. Burt, Clarissa. (2011): 137-162.
Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Etidal Osman: Egyptian Women’s Writing and Creativity.” The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 2.1 Ed. Inhorn, Marcia C. (2006): 95-121.
Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. ‘The Arab Apocalypse’ as a Critique of Global Imperialism. Ed. Suhair Majaj, Lisa, and Amireh, Amal. McFarland Publishers, 2002: 37-49.