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Hosn Abboud

Writer, Researcher, lecturer

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Affiliation Haigazian University, Bahithat
Diploma PhD from the University of Toronto in Islam and Islamic Philosophy 
Research interests (Keywords) Mary in the Qur'an, Quranic Studies the renewal of Islamic Thought Islamic Feminism, women's writings from a feminist perspective, women's role in consolidating the culture of dialogue and peace. 
Latest publications - Book/Thesis
Mary in the Qur’an: A Literary Reading. London & New York, Routledge, 2014. 
Articles in Refereed Journals:
1. - "Representation of the Nation in Arab Women Prison Memoire" in Visions and Representations of Homeland in Modern Arabic Poetry and Prose Literature, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Göttingen University, Germany (Brill, 2016).
 
2. "Denial of Similitude Phrase “And the Male is Not Like the Female” (Qur’an 3: 36): Gender Implication as an Exegetical Concern." In Proceedings of the International Conference, “Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Historical Foundations—Contemporary Impact”, the University of Göettingen and Azhar University, Göettingen, Germany Oct (1-5) forthcoming.
 
3. "Two Faces of the Revival of Feminist Qur'anic Exegesis: A'isha Abd al-Rahman and Amina Wadud. in Jean Said Maqdisi et.als. Editors.  Arab Feminisms: Gender and Equality in the Middle East. I.B. Tauris Publishers, In Association with The Centre of Arab Unity Studies and Lebanese Association of Women Researchers, 2014.   
 
4. "General and Foundational Trends in "Islamic Feminism" in the Arab World," in Omaima Abou-Bakr Editor, Feminist and Islamic Perspectives: A New Horizons of Knowledge and Reform (Cairo: Women and Memory Forum, 2013).
 
5. “Sūrat Maryam and the Pre-Islamic Panegyrical Ode: A Study of the Tripartite Structure.” In Sources and Approaches Across Disciplines in Near Eastern Studies: Proceeding of the 24th Conference of L’Union Européenne des ArabisantsetIslamisants. Leuven: Peeters, 2013. 3-23.
 
Hosn Abboud, Ed. Women and Scripture in the Arab World, The Institute of Women in the Arab World (IWSAW), at the Lebanese American University (LAU) Dec. issue (2009).      
 
6. “Idhan Maryam Nabiyya (Hence Maryam is a Prophetess): Muslim Classical Exegetes and Women’s Receptiveness to God’s Verbal Inspiration.” In Mariam, the Magdalen, and the Mother. Edited by Deridre Good, 183-196. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. 183-196.
 
7. “Quranic Mary’s Story and the Motif of Palm Tree and the Rivulet.” Parole del’Orient 30 (2005): 261-280.
 
 
Email hosnabboud@gmail.com
 
Hosn Abboud is a researcher in women studies and the renewal of Islamic thought, Qur'an and Literature, and Feminist hermeneutics. She has published her PhD thesis on Mary in the Qur'an in both Arabic (Dar al-Saqi, 2010) and English (Routeldge, 2014). She has published many articles in refereed and non refereed journals and has studied recently "major Arab women writings from a feminist perspective" and "Islamic Feminism". She has lectured in many European and Arab Universities, and Cultural Centers in Germany (Goettingen University), Canada (University of Toronto) and the Arab countries such as Morocco (The Rabita of Muhammadan Scholars and Believers without Borders Institutes), Tunisia (Qairawan University, Faculty of Literature) and Egypt (Alexandria Library). 
Hosn Abboud is an active member in Bahithat, co-founder of "The Path of Mary", an inter-faith dialogue movement to consolidate the culture of peace and amicability among the Lebanese, co-coordinator of a "Book Club" at Wake Cultural Centre and a member in Beirut Ethics Colloquia. 

 

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