Sahar Amer (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

Border Crossings: Representations of Gender in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

Sahar Amer Sahar Amer revised two chapters and wrote two additional chapters, the introduction, and the conclusion of her book Border Crossings: Love between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures. She wrote an article, "Cross-Dressing and Female Same-Sex Marriage in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures," that will appear in two separate volumes: Islamicate Sexualities Studies: Translations across Temporal and Geographical Zones of Desire, edited by Kathryn Babayan and Afsaneh Najmabadi (Harvard University Press, forthcoming), and Crossing Boundaries, edited by Brian Britt and Alexandra Cuffel, in the Religion, Culture, Critique Series (Palgrave, forthcoming).