A valuable research by Hafiz Abid Masood, a lecturer in the Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad has been published in a recent issue of Islamic Studies, a Pakistan based quarterly journal of Islamic Research.
This is a comprehensive bibliography (approx 50 pages) listing all the publications of English literature that can be understood as 1) pertaining to representation of Islam and Muslims in some capacity and 2) dealing with the influence of Muslim literary traditions on the European.
According to the compiler:
The present bibliography is part of a larger project that aims at compiling a comprehensive list of works dealing with the influence of Islam on, as well as Islam’s representation in, English literature. Two main considerations have guided the choice of material that has gone into the present bibliography. The first was related to the transmission of ideas from Muslim lands to England with specific focus on English literature. The second consideration was to explore how Muslims were depicted in English literature. The types of material that have been identified here range from full-scale books and monographs to articles published in journals, conference papers, dissertations and sometimes even lectures that were delivered at various Eastern and Western universities.
The work has been furnished awesomely with an introduction to all the genres that have been neatly divided into parts, sections and sub-sections. Its a worth keeping reference that should not be missed by any bibliophile.