On the one hand, a particular focus is placed on classic literature of the 9th through the 11th centuries, and on the other hand, contemporary, cross-genre literary texts of the Arab world are also taken in consideration.
Research focus of the professorship for Arabic Studies at the University of Bamberg:
- Arabic literature and intellectual history
- History of Arabic rhetoric and literary theory
- Contemporary literature (Lebanon/Egypt)
- Comparative literature
- Language and religion
- Language philosophy