Anne-Marie McManus

 Anne-Marie McManus
  • Comparative Literature

Areas of Expertise:
Literary theory; Arabic and francophone literatures; Literary ethnography; World literature; Ecocriticism

since 2021


Forum Transregionale Studien, Germany

Wallotstr. 14
14193 Berlin

+49 30 89 001 424
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About me

I currently head the ERC-funded project SYRASP (“The Prison Narratives of Assad’s Syria”) at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin, Germany.

Having completed my training and most of my academic career outside Germany, I am happy to have the opportunity to join AGYA to work with new collaborators and reflect critically together on the dynamics of Arab-German academic exchange. 

Academic career
2020 - 2026 European Research Council Starting Grant
2020 - today Principal Investigator, European Research Council Grant “SYRASP”, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin
2017 - 2021 Mellon Sawyer Fellowship: “Grounding the Ecocritical: Materializing Wastelands and Living On in the Middle East” Co-director with Dr. Nancy Reynolds
2017 NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship
2016 - 2017 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
2013 - 2020 Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and Culture Washington University in St. Louis
2013 Robert E. Darling Fellowship for Excellence in the Humanities, Yale University
2013 Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Yale University   
2011 John F. Enders Research Fellowship, Yale University
2004 B.A. American Studies, Northwestern University


On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Michael Allen, In the Shadow of World Literature