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Academic Research

Faculty Research

Maria Swanson
Professor, Languages and Cultures Department

The sphere of her professional interests includes Arabic-Russian social and cultural relations (specifically, the impact of Russian literature on the development of the modern Arabic literary current and the missionary role of Russian Imperial Orthodox Society in the Middle East), the comparative (Arab-Russian) literary analysis, gender issues in the Arab world (based on memoirs and literary works of Arab females), the history of Arabic language, and issues related with teaching Arabic language as a foreign one.

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