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 New Picador Professor Nathalie Handal 

Submitted by Dr. Florian Bast on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 01:56

American Studies Leipzig is honored to welcome Nathalie Handal, holder of the Picador Guest  Professorschip for Literature in the fall term of 2010/2011.

Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, and writer. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab world. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, such as, Poetrywales, Ploughshares, Poetry New Zealand, Stand Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Perihelion, and The Literary Review; and has been translated into more than fifteen languages. Her poetry collections include, The NeverField, The Lives of Rain, the poetry CDs Traveling Rooms and Spell, and most recently, Love and Strange Horses.

She has promoted international literature through translation, research, and the editing of The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, an Academy of American Poets bestseller and Winner of the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary, and the co-editing along with Tina Chang and Ravi Shankar of the anthology, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond.

Nathalie Handal will stay in Leipzig from December 2010 to the end of January 2011 to teach two courses at Leipzig's American Studies Institue, to contribute to the city's cultural life, and to work on her next projects.

For more information, please refer to her own webpage.

For more information on the Picador Professorship for Literature, please refer to

Courses by Nathalie Handal

During the Fall Term, Nathalie Handal will teach two courses in the American Studies Institute. A literary studies course on called "A Literary Map of America: Authors State to State" and a poetry workshop combined with readings of contemporary American authors called "Poetry: A Panorama."  

Meet Nathalie Handal

The Picador Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig is unique in Germany. Located at the University's American Studies Program it is based on a partnership between the Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagstruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the DAAD, and the University of Leipzig.

American Studies Leipzig is very much interested in organizing Picador Professorship Events (readings, round tables, panel discussions, etc.) with local, regional and national partners. If you are interested in inviting Nathalie Handal for such events, please contact American Studies Leipzig directly (smherrmann@uni-leipzig.de) to discuss possible arrangements.


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