Bilal Maanaki


BA in Philosophy- American University of Beirut.

Dilploma in Acting from the Institute of Fine Arts- Lebanese University.

MA in Higher and Post-Secondary Education -University of Michigan.

MA in Near Eastern Languages & Cultures -Indiana University

PhD Student in Near Eastern Languages & Cultures- Indiana University

PhD Student in Communication & Culture - Indiana University


Classical Arabic Poetry and Literature, Communication and Culture, Performance and Drama

125 New Cabell Hall

Office Hours

T/W/F 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Right now I am working on Arabic love poetry especially the work of Majnun Layla. I am interested in the circulation of love in poetic forms from the 9th century into the early 20th century. I am looking into the cultural and political aspects that shaped the rise of this genre and the impact of the tools of propagation/storage on the circulation and reception of love themes.

Hanadi Al-Samman

Griffith Chaussee

Richard Cohen

Tessa Farmer

Mehr Farooqi

Zvi Gilboa

Nizar F. Hermes

Robert Hueckstedt

Bilal Humeidan

Daniel Lefkowitz

Bilal Maanaki

Farzaneh Milani

Suad Mohamed

Mahshad Mohit

Shankar Nair

Abdul Nasir

Geeta Patel

Mohammed Sawaie

Samhita Sunya