Unité d'arabe


Prof. Bruce FUDGE

Professeur ordinaire

022.379 72 39


  • Professeur ordinaire
  • Responsable de la formation linguistique et des séjours à l’étranger


PHIL131 (1er étage Bâtiment des Philosophes)


Sur rendez-vous ou à l’issue d’un cours.


  • Langue et littérature arabe
  • Études coraniques
  • Les Mille et une nuits
  • Le récit arabe



A Hundred and One Nights / Kitāb Mi’at laylah wa-layla, édition arabe et traduction anglaise. Library of Arabic Literature. New York: New York University Press, 2016

Barbe et barbus. Symboliques, rites et pratiques du port de la barbe dans le Proche-Orient ancien et moderne. Youri Volokhine, Bruce Fudge et Thomas Herzog (éds.), avec la collaboration de Zina Maleh, Etudes genevoises sur l’Antiquité 5, Peter Lang, Bern, Berlin, 2019.

Qur’anic Hermeneutics: al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.



"Islam after Salman : Can There Ever Be Another Novel Like the Satanic Verses ?" aeon e-magazine, (february 21, 2019).

Study the Quran or The Study Quran?” Journal of the American Oriental Society, 138 (2018), à paraître.

"al-Tanukhi on the Recovery of Health and Wealth". in Terra Ridens - Terra Narrans. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Ulrich Marzolph. Ed. Regina F. Bendix and Dorothy Noyes (Dortmund, 2018), pp. 90-106.

Speculation, Scholarship, and the Formation of Islamic Identities, 950-1258,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Islam and Islamic Civilization, éd. Armando Salvatore et Roberto Tottoli. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, sous presse.

De Salman Rushdie à Charlie Hebdo: littérature, religion et liberté d‘expression,” in Inspiriertes Schreiben? Islamisches in der zeitgenössischen arabischen, türkischen und persischen Literatur, éd. Peter Dové, Peter, Hartmut Fähndrich, et Wolfgang Müller, Basel 2017: Schwabe Verlag, sous presse.

 “Philology and the meaning of Sūrat al-Burūj,” in Islamic Studies Today: Festschrift in Honour of Andrew Rippin, eds. Majid Daneshgar and Walid Saleh. Leiden: Brill, 2016, pp. 239-59.

More Translators of the Thousand and One Nights,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 136 (2016), pp. 135-46.

Le voile dans le Coran et dans les commentaires coraniques,” in Voile, corps et pudeur. Approches historiques et anthropologique  éd. Yasmina Foehr-Janssens, Silvia Naef et Aline Schlaepfer. Genève : Labor et Fides, 2015, pp. 55-66.

The Story of the Forty Maidens: Introduction and Translation,” in Middle Eastern Literatures, 16:2 (2013), pp. 203-16.

Underworlds and Otherworlds in the 1001 Nights,” Middle Eastern Literatures. Numéro spécial: Utopias and Dystopias in Arabic Writings, ed. Wen-chin Ouyang. 15:3 (2012), pp. 257-272.

Strangers in Fiction: Knowledge, Narrative and the ‘Friends of God,’” in Actes du colloque Tropes de voyages: Rencontres, éd. Aboubakr Chraïbi. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2011, pp. 175-96.

"Michael J Zwettler 1940-2010" in Review of Middle East Studies 44:2 (2010), pp. 280-282.

Qur’an, Canon and Literature,” in Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament and Qur’an as Literature and Culture, ed. Roberta Sterman Sabbath. Leiden: Brill, 2009, pp. 41-52.

Taḍmīn: The Concept of ‘Implication’ According to al-Rummānī” in Classical Arabic Humanities: Festschrift for Wolfhart Heinrichs on His 65th Birthday, éd. Beatrice Gruendler with the assistance of Michael Cooperson.  Leiden: Brill, 2008, pp. 468-92.

The Men of the Cave: Tafsīr, Tragedy and Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm” Arabica 54:1 (2007), pp. 67-93.

Signs of Scripture in ‘The City of Brass’” Journal of Qur’anic Studies 8:1 (2006), pp. 88-118.

Qurʾānic Exegesis in Medieval Islam and Modern OrientalismDie Welt des Islams 46:2 (2006), pp.115-147.

"Scholarship, Speculative Thought and the Consolidation of Sunni Authority" in The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam, ed. A. Salvatore, et al. (2018), 215-233.


Comptes rendus:

Al-Ḥarīrī, Impostures, translated by Michael Cooperson (Library of Arabic Literature, 2020), in The Marginalia Review of Books, 18 December 2020.

Daftary and Hirji, ""Path to the watering hole" (Azimuth) in The Times Literary Supplement, 27 March, 2020.

Mohammad Salama, The Qur'an and Modern Arabic Literary Criticism: From Taha to Nasr, , in Reading Religion, Bloomsburry, 2018.

Robert Irwin, Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography, (Princeton, 2018) in IJMES 51:2 (2019), 340-342, 2019.

Shahab Ahmed, Before Orthodoxy: The Satanic Verses in Early Islam (Harvard, 2017) in The Times Literary Supplement 14 December, 2018.

Alexander Bevilacqua, The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam in the European Enlightenment (Harvard, 2018) in Asiatische Studien - Etudes Asiatiques 72:3 (2018), pp. 1015-1019.

Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights (Harvard) in The Times Literary Supplement, 14 juillet, 2017. http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/arabian-nights-bruce-fudge/

Three Treatises on the Iʿjāz of the-Qurʾān, sous la direction de M. Khalaf-Allāh Aḥmad et Muḥammad Zaghlūl Sallām, trans. Issa J. Boullata (Reading, UK, 2015) in The Marginalia Review, 14 mars, 2016. http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/theorizing-the-quranic-miracle-bruce-fudge/

Tariq Jaffer, Rāzī : Master of Qurʾānic Interpretation and Theological Reasoning (Oxford, 2015) in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 84:2 (2016), 552-3.

Aboualem Sansal, 2084 : La fin du monde (Gallimard, 2015) in Arabic Literature (in English) 21 octobre, 2015. http://arablit.org/2015/10/21/sansals-2084/

Jean-Claude Garcin, Pour une lecture historique des Mille et une nuits (Paris, 2013) in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 78 :1 (2015).

Muhsin al-Musawi, The Islamic Context of the Thousand and One Nights (Columbia University Press, 2009).  In Journal of Near Eastern Studies 72:2 (2013), pp. 328-30.

Ruqayya Yasmine Khan, Self and Secrecy in Early Islam (University of South Carolina Press, 2008). In Religion 40 (2010), pp. 361-2.

Stefan Wild, ed. Self-Referentiality in the Qurʾān (Weisbaden: Harrasowitz, 2006). In Die Welt des Islams, 49 (2009), pp. 283-85.

Brannon Wheeler, Mecca and Eden: Relic and Territory in Islam (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006). In Religion 38 (2008), pp. 207-8.

Andrew J. Lane, A Traditional Muʿtazilite Qurʾān Commentary: The Kashshāf of Jār Allāh al-Zamakhsharī (d. 538/1144).  Leiden: E.J.Brill, 2005. In Journal of Qur’anic Studies 8:2 (2006), pp. 131-134.

Martin Hinds, Studies in Early Islamic History. Ed. Jere L. Bacharach, Lawrence I. Conrad and Patricia Crone. Princeton: The Darwin Press, 1998. In Der Islam 78 (2001), pp. 328-330.

Bruce Lawrence, Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. In Harvard Middle East and Islamic Review 5 (1999-2000).


Articles dans des ouvrages de référence:

“Beard,” in Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd edition. Ed. Kate Fleet, et al. Leiden: Brill, à paraître.

“Abū Bakr al-Sūlī,” in I.B. Taurus Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization and Culture. Ed. Mustafa Shah. London: I. B. Tauris, sous presse.

“Abū Zakariyyā’ al-Tibrizī,” in I.B. Taurus Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization and Culture. Ed. Mustafa Shah. London: I. B. Tauris, sous presse.

“al-Muhassin al-Tanūkhī” in I.B. Taurus Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization and Culture. Ed. Mustafa Shah. London: I. B. Tauris, sous presse.

“al-Rummānī,” in I.B. Taurus Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization and Culture. Ed. Mustafa Shah. London: I. B. Tauris, sous presse.

“Qur’an: Commentaries on the Qur’an,” in Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. [6000 mots]

 “Abu Nuwas,” in Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Josef W. Meri. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. Vol. I, p. 10.

 “Qur’an and Arabic Literature,” in Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Josef W. Meri. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. Vol. II, pp. 657-9.

“al-Bukhārī,” in Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. Ed. Lindsay Jones. Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. Vol. II, pp. 1318-9.

“Dog,” in Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān. Ed. Jane Dammen McAuliffe. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001-6. Vol. I, pp. 545-6.

14 articles très courts dans The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John Esposito. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

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