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Miriam Cooke papers

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Biographical/Historical note

Miriam Cooke is the Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Arabic Literature from St. Antony’s College at Oxford in 1980. Cooke’s main fields of interest are modern Arabic literature and culture, Islamic feminism, and war. Her publications include The Anatomy of an Egyptian Intellectual: Yahya Haqqi (1984), War’s Other Voices: Women Writers of the Lebanese War (1988), and the novel Hayati, My Life (2000). She has also co-edited several volumes, including Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (1990) and Gendering War Talk (1993).