prof. dr. F.C.W. Doufikar-Aerts



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dr. Faustina Doufikar-Aerts
+31 20 59 86608
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f.c.w.doufikar-aerts@vu.nl
faculteit der godgeleerdheid ( texts & tradition )
Hoogleraar Arabisch en Islamstudies

Aanwezigheid

Dagelijks

Onderzoek

  • De Arabische Alexander-traditie: cultuur-historisch onderzoek naar de erfenis van Alexander de Grote in historische, religieuze, literaire, filosofisch/wetenschappelijke bronnen en volksepossen uit de Arabische en Islamitische wereld
  • De Gog en Magog-traditie: Islamitische eschatologie
  • Handschriftenkunde en Codicologie van handschriften uit het Islamitisch cultuurgebied
  • Traditionele kunstvormen, kalligrafie en miniatuurschilderkunst in het Islamitisch cultuurgebied
  • De Suzanna-traditie: interreligieuze en transculturele overdracht van motieven in Joods-Christelijke en Islamitische bronnen
  • Arabische Volksepossen: structuur en linguïstische kenmerken.

Onderwijs

Gevarieerde bijdragen aan BA- en MA-modulen.

Recent onderzoek

  • Veni-project: Alexander the Great: a Muslim in Disguise. An approach to unravel the process of socio-cultural changes and intercultural interactions as reflected in the recently discovered Arabic Alexander Romance.
  • The Fabulous History of Alexander Bicornis. Arabische manuscripten in de Cambridge University Library

Vidi onderzoeksprogramma vanaf 2012

Beyond the European Myth. In Search of the Afro-Asiatic Alexander Cycle and the Transnational Migration of Ideas and Concepts of Culture and Identity.
Niet alleen in Europa, maar ook in Afrika en Azië bestaat een rijke verhaaltraditie over Alexander de Grote in historische, religieuze, literaire, wetenschappelijke teksten en volksliteratuur. Een onderzoeksteam gaat de traditie in kaart brengen en bestuderen welke rol deze speelt in de cultuurgeschiedenis van deze regio.

CV

  • Vervangend hoogleraar Islamwissenschaften, Seminar für Orientkunde, Gutenberg Universität Mainz  (2010)
  • Visiting Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge (2009)
  • Gastonderzoeker, Universiteit Leiden, onderzoeker Cairo (2008)
  • Postdoc onderzoeker / UD bij SMES, Geesteswetenschappen Universiteit Leiden (2004-2008)
  • Gastmedewerker voor promotieonderzoek (2001)
  • Coördinator culturele minderheden beleid, gemeente Hilversum (1988-2003)
  • Docent Arabisch en Marokkaans-Arabisch, universiteit Utrecht (1984-87 / 1988-1909)

Recente publicaties

Doufik-Aerts - Alexander Magnus Arabicus‘Afin que jamais il ne tombe dans l’oubli : l’influence arabe sur l’image d’Alexandre médiévale européenne’, L’historiographie médiévale d’Alexandre, edd. C. Gaullier-Bougassas, Brepols: Turnhout, 2011, 105-114.

Alexander Magnus Arabicus. A Survey of the Arabic Alexander Tradition Trough Seven Centuries, from Pseudo-Callisthenes to Sūrī, Mediaevalia Groningana 13 n.s., Louvain 2010.

 ‘Dionysus, Enoch and Zakhraf: Deity, Prophet and King of the Jinn. Metamorphoses of the Golden Letter’, Medioevo romanzo e orientale. Temi e motive epico-cavallereschi fra Oriente e Occidente, vii Colloquio Internationale, Ragusa, 8-10 maggio 2008, edd. G. Lalomia and A. Pioletti, Rubbettino,  2010, 115-128.

‘A letter in Bits and Pieces : The Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem Arabica. A First Edition with Translation Based on Four 16th-18th Century Manuscripts’,  Writings and Writing from another World and another Era in honour of J.J. Witkam, edd. R. Kerr and T. Milo, Cambridge, 2010, pp. 91-115.

‘Alexander in oosters perspectief: Arabische overleveringen over al-Iskandar’ in: Allard Pierson Mededelingen 103 (2010), 31-32.

 ‘Gharâ'ib or ‛Ajâ'ib, that’s the Question. Vocalized Script in Two Arabic Romances of Alexander’, Moyen Arabe et variétés mixtes de l’Arabe à travers l’histoire. Actes du premier colloque international (Louvain-la-Neuve, 10-14 mai 2004), eds. J. Lentin and J. Grand’Henry, Louvain 2008, 165-181.

Gog and Magog. The Clans of Chaos in World Literature, eds. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab,

F. Doufikar-Aerts and S. Mc Glinn, Amsterdam / West Lafayette 2007.

‘Dogfaces, Snake-tongues, and the Wall against Gog and Magog’, Gog and Magog. The Clans of Chaos in World Literature, eds. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, F.C.W. Doufikar-Aerts and S. McGlinn, Amsterdam/West Lafayette 2007, 37-52.

‘De tulband van Alexander de Grote. De Alexandertraditie in het Midden-oosten’, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis (voormalig Spiechel Historiael) 41/4 ‏(2006), 24-28.

‘Sīrat Al-Iskandar: an Arabic Popular Romance of Alexander’, Oriente Moderno, Studies on Arabic Epics, ed. G. Canova, 22, 2 (83) n.s. (2003), 505-520.

Alexander the Flexible Friend. Some Reflections on the Representation of Alexander the Great in the Arabic Alexander Romance’, Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, 55, 3-4 (2003), 195-210.

‘The Last Days of Alexander’ in a popular Romance of Alexander, The Ancient Novel and Beyond, reds. S. Panayotakis, M. Zimmerman, W. Keulen, Leiden/Boston 2003, 23-35.

‘Sīrat Al-Iskandar. Alexander de Grote en koningin Raydaqa’, De taal der engelen.1250 jaar klassiek Arabisch proza, ed. A. Vrolijk, Amsterdam/Anvers 2002, 554-566.

‘"Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem" Arabica’ La diffusione dell’eredità classica nell’età tardo-antica e medievale, monde orientale III, Alessandria 2000, 35-51.

 ‘The Marginal Voice of a Popular Romance: Sīrat-Al-Iskandar wa mā fīhā min al-‘ajāyib wa ’l-gharāyib’, Marginal Voices in Literature and Society. Individual and Society in the Mediterranean Muslim World, ed. R. Ostle, Strasbourg 2000, 13-24.

English summary research programme

Beyond the European Myth explores fictionalized history and legend as a basis for formation of identity and concepts of cultural history. It makes a reconstruction of the processes of transmission, acculturation and appropriation in a transnational and intercontinental setting. The program consists of a ground-braking, multilingual, diachronic, interdisciplinary study of the literary, religious and artistic traditions concerning Alexander the Great in the regions beyond Europe.

The Alexander tradition is a unique field of research; it is unsurpassed by any profane literary tradition in world’s cultural history as it comes to its complicity and many-branched, long-lasting and influential character. The Afro-Asiatic Alexander cycle developed and spread in the wake of Islam. It flourished in the regions from the Eastern Mediterranean to Indonesia and from Asia Minor to Sub-Saharan Africa, as the counterpart of the medieval European Alexander tradition. Within the general Alexanderforschung the non-European cycle is for the greater part terra incognita.

This field will now for the first time be explored and surveyed as a coherent tradition. The program will chart, classify, investigate, and interpret the Afro-Asiatic cycle in order to get insight into the modes of exchange, religious interaction and cultural transfer.

Besides a fresh and balanced view on the tradition as a whole, research into this branch will reveal novelties about the migration of ideas, the acculturation of concepts and the flexibility of cultural identity. The original topic and unconventional approach are to bring about new viewpoints which will challenge the fixed stances on the nature of ‘western’ versus ‘non-western’ identity.

Ancillary activities

Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017