Bibliography of Doctoral Dissertations in English on Arabic-Western Literary Relations, 1902-1997
This list is compiled by the University of Indiana and is a pretty interesting read just to see the sort of angle everyone is taking on the subject of the Arabic/Western literary relationship. Several of the dissertations are Nights related.
Here is the list: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=2159
From their website:
"This work lists 433 doctoral dissertations that were written in English on the broadly defined topic of Arabic-Western Literary relations. It attempts to consolidate materials that are otherwise scattered throughout a number of sources. In most cases, the original documents were not reviewed, but every effort was made to be as comprehensive as possible and to verify the accuracy and completeness of each entry. In order to keep the size of the bibliography manageable and its scope and coverage reasonably comprehensive, it was decided to exclude non-English and non-doctoral level theses. In fact, without the development in recent years of online databases that provide reasonably comprehensive coverage of all English language doctoral dissertations, this project would not have been feasible for a single author to undertake in a short time span."