Professor Daniel Newman, PhD London
Professor / Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43412
Room number: A8, Elvet Riverside I
Member of the Centre for 17th-Century Studies
Special Advisor to the Islamic Criminal Justice Project in the Centre for Criminal Law & Justice
Member in the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Member in the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
- Arabic diachronic linguistics
- Arabic geographical and travel literature (with special focus on Arab travellers to Europe)
- Erotology and sexuality in the mediaeval Muslim world
- History of Translation
- The Tunisian and Egyptian Nahda movements
Indicators of Esteem
- 2014: Visiting Professor, UCLA (March-September):
- 2009: co-recipient of World Award of the President of the Republic of Tunisia for Islamic Studies:
- AHRC Peer Review College member (2009-2012):
- Member of Council, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (2009-2012):
- Member of the Executive Committee of the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) [2008-12]:
- Newman, Daniel. (Forthcoming). Images and Representations: Tunisian Travellers to Europe in the 19th Century. Beit al-Hikma.
- Newman, Daniel. (Forthcoming). Rifa'a al-Tahtawi: A Nineteenth-Century Egyptian Educationalist and Reformer. Edinburgh University Press.
- Newman, Daniel & Husni, R. (2015). Arabic-English-Arabic Translation: Issues and Strategies. Routledge.
- Newman, Daniel. (2014). The Sultan's Sex Potions: Arab Aphrodisiacs in the Middle Ages. London: Saqi Books.
- Newman, D. & Husni, R. (2013). A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic Translation. Saqi Books.
- Newman, Daniel (2011). An Imam In Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831. Rev. 2nd ed. Saqi.
- Newman, Daniel & Husni, R. (2008). Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader - Twelve Stories by Contemporary Masters from Morocco to Iraq. London: Saqi Books.
- Newman, D (2007). Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon. London: Routledge.
- Newman, Daniel & Husni, R. (2007). Muslim Women in Law and Society: Annotated translation of al-Tahir al-Haddad’s Imra‘tuna fi ‘l-shari'a wa 'l-mujtama', with an introduction. London: Routledge.
- Newman, D. (2004). An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit to France (1826-1831). London: Saqi Books.
- Newman, D & Van der Tuin, J (1993). Elsevier’s Dictionary of Ports and Shipping (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, German). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- Newman, Daniel (2016). Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phonetics. Phonetica 319: 79-82.
- Newman, Daniel (2016). The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London. Los Angeles Review of Books
- Newman, Daniel L. (2014). Taken for Wonder. Nineteenth-century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe. Studies in Travel Writing 18(4): 401-403.
- Newman, Daniel (2008). Contemporary Iraqi Fiction. An Anthology. Banipal 33: 146-148.
- Newman, Daniel. (2007). A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East. Holy Land Studies 6(2): 220-222.
Chapter in book
- Newman, Daniel (2018). Arabic Travel Writing. In The Cambridge History of Travel Writing. Nandini, Das & Youngs, Tim Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Newman, Daniel (2018). Wandering Nights: Shahrazād’s Mutations. In The Life of Texts: Evidence in Textual Production, Transmission and Reception. Caruso, Carlo London: Bloomsbury.
- Newman, Daniel (2017). 'Hell for horses, paradise for women': power and identity in 19th-century North African Travel Literature. In Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge. Mackenthun, Gesa, Nicolas, Andrea & Wodianka, Stephanie Waxmann. 183-200.
- Newman, Daniel L. (2015). Rifa'a al-Tahtawi. In Encyclopedia of Islam and The Muslim World. Martin, Richard C., Afsaruddin, Asma & Varisco, Daniel M. Macmillan. 1178-1179.
- Newman, Daniel L. (2015). Translation Activity and Academies, Pre-modern Period. In Encyclopedia of Islam and The Muslim World. Martin, Richard C., Afsaruddin, Asma & Varisco, Daniel M. Macmillan. 1171-1175.
- Newman, Daniel L. (2015). Translation Activity, Modern Period (19th c.). In Encyclopedia of Islam and The Muslim World. Martin, Richard C., Afsaruddin, Asma & Varisco, Daniel M. Macmillan. 1175-1183.
- Newman, Daniel. (2013). The Arabic Literary Language: the Nahda (and beyond). In The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Jonathan Owens Oxford University Press. 472-494.
- Newman, Daniel (2008). Myths and signs of alienation between 19th-century rihlat and Europe. In Sensibilities of the Islamic Mediterranean: Self expression in a Muslim Culture from post-classical times to the present day. Ostle, Robin London: I.B. Tauris. 85-102.
- Newman, Daniel. (2005). Contrastive Analysis of the Segments of French and Arabic. In Investigating Arabic: Current Parameters in Analysis and Learning. Elgibali, A. Leiden: Brill. 42: 185-206.
- Newman, Daniel. (2006), Arab Muslim Minorities in the European Union: The Integration Paradigm, in al-Baljali, Mahmud & Jaber, Adnan eds, 4: Ibn Zaydun: Islamic Arabic Civilization and the West. From Opposition to Partnership. Cordoba, Al-Babtain Foundation, Cordoba, 269-348.
- Newman, Daniel (2014). 2nd Annual International Conference Proceedings, Language, Literature & Linguistics (L32013), 17-18 June 2013, Singapore. 2nd Annual International Conference, Language Literature & Linguistics (L3 2013), Singapore, GSTF.
- Newman, Daniel (2012). Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2012). 1st Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2012), Singapore, Global Science and Technology Forum.
- Newman, D & Van Campenhoudt, M (1999). Maritime Terminology: Issues in Communication and Translation. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Maritime Terminology. Maritime Terminology: Issues in Communication and Translation. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Maritime Terminology, Brussels, Éditions du Hazard.
- Newman, Daniel (2011). 19th-century Arabic Periodicals in Europe: The politics of Exile and Reformism. Abgadiyat
- Newman, Daniel (2010). 19th-century Tunisian Travel Literature on Europe: Construction of Memory and the Other. Revue de l'Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes (IBLA) 73(206): 175-189.
- Newman, Daniel. (2009). Sulayman al-Hara’iri: an Early Tunisian Reformer. Cahiers de Tunisie LXII(207-208): 11-60.
- Newman, Daniel (2008). رحلة سليمان بن صيام إلى فرنسا (عام 1852 م.): صفحة منسية في تاريخ الجزائر. Chronos 17: 145-166.
- Newman, Daniel (2008). Ahmad Bey's journey to the land of the Fransis (1846). IBLA 71(201): 43-102.
- Newman, Daniel (2008). Egyptian Colloqual Arabic (Cairo). Edinburgh IPA archives
- Newman, Daniel & Husni, Ronak (2007). Cultural Translation in the Age of the Nahda. Turjuman 16(2): 63-87.
- Newman, Daniel (2007). The European Sources of the Aqwam al-Masalik fi Ma’rifat al-Mamalik. IBLA (198): 209-228.
- Newman, D & Verhoeven, J (2002). Frequency analysis of Arabic vowels in connected speech. Antwerp Papers in Linguistics 100: 77-86.
- Newman, D. (2002). Myths and Realities in Muslim Alterist Discourse: Arab Travellers in Europe in the Age of the Nahda (19th c.). Chronos 6: 7-76.
- Newman, D. (2002). The European Influence on Arabic during the Nahda Lexical Borrowing from European Languages (ta'rib) in 19th-Century Literature. Arabic Language and Literature 5(2): 1-32.
- Newman, D (2002). The phonetic status of Arabic within the worlds languages: the uniqueness of the lughat al-daad. Antwerp Papers in Linguistics 100: 65-75.
- Newman, Daniel. (2002). Tunisian diplomatic representation in Europe in the 19th century: the controversy surrounding the establishment of Tunisian consulates in Belgium (1865-1866). Les Cahiers de Tunisie 181: 27-46.
- Newman, D (2001). Arab travellers to Europe until the end of the 18th century and their accounts: historical overviews and themes. Chronos 4: 7-61.
- Newman, D (2001). Italy in Arabic travel literature until the end of the 19th century: cultural encounters and perceptions of the Other. Equivalences 29(1-2): 197-234.
- Newman, Daniel (trans.) (Forthcoming). Sensual Delights of the Heart: A Tale of Mediaeval Arab Erotica . Saqi Books
Available for media contact about:
- Foreign Literature & Language: Arabic Language and Literature
- Language, Literature & the Arts: Arab media
- Politics & Society: Alterist Discourse: the West and the Arab World
- Middle eastern and Islamic studies: Alterist Discourse: the West and the Arab World
- 2010: Leverhulme Research Fellowship (£44,507) for 12 months to conduct research on "Rifa'a al-Tahtawi and the Politics of Language".
- 2008: British Academy Overseas Conference grant
- 2007: British Academy research grant (£7,500) for fieldwork relating to pharyngealisation in the Arabic dialects of Egypt, Tunisia and Oman