Anna Galietti

Anna Galietti

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, admitted Autumn 2020
2020: M.A. Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
2011-2012: CASA Fellow, Cairo
2011: B.A. French Literature and Arabic Language & Literature, Dartmouth College

Anna (pronouns: she/her) received her B.A. in French literature and Arabic language and literature from Dartmouth College in 2011. She was a Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellow in Egypt from 2011-2012. She completed her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University in 2020, and is now a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at Stanford. She also works as a freelance translator for Brill; her first book translation, Between Memory and Power: the Syrian space under the late Umayyads and the early Abbasidsis forthcoming in July 2023.
Broadly, her interests are: classical Arabic poetry, literature and literary theory; classical Persian poetry, literature and literary theory; early 20th-century French poetry and literary theory; Dada and surrealism; poetics; the literary "modern" and theories of modernity; semiotics; and literary and academic translation. Her dissertation project looks at the temporalities and sociopolitical functions of Umayyad Arabic invective poetry.



Office Hours

By appointment

Research Unit Groups

Research Interests

  • Arabic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • French Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Modernism


  • Persian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Poetry and Poetics


  • Surrealism


  • Translation and Translation Studies