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                                                                                                                     

You can find here the doctoral projects currently supervised by Professor Behzadi. 

Another focus of the Arabic Studies department in Bamberg is the didactics of Arabic as a foreign language (AraF).