Dr Bashir Abu-Manneh

Head of School of Classics, English and History,
Reader in Postcolonial Literature
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Dr Bashir Abu-Manneh


Dr Bashir Abu-Manneh is Reader in Postcolonial Literature, founder of the Centre for the Global Study of Empire, and author of The Palestinian Novel: From 1948 to the Present (2016) and Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939 (2011). He has also edited a collection of essays on Edward Said – as literary critic and postcolonial theorist – entitled After Said: Postcolonial Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century (2019). 

Research interests

  • Global English and Literatures of the Middle East 
  • Literary Realism & Modernism 
  • Literary and Cultural Theory – Marxist and Postcolonial 


Abu-Manneh teaches courses on Postcolonial Literature and theory, and on global capitalism and Marxism. 


I welcome research projects on British interwar culture, Postcolonial Literature, Marxism, and Postcolonial Theory. 

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