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Prof.Abdul Sahib Mehdi Ali Acting Dean of College of Arts,Humanities,and Social Sciences Academic RankFull Professor

Specialization:

  • Applied Linguistics

Research Interests:

  • Poetry Translation; Translation Theory and Practice; Comparative Translation Studies; Translation Dictionaries;

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• 1981 Ph.D., Applied Linguistics University of London, UK • 1977 M. A., Applied Linguistics University of Reading, UK • 1976 Diploma in Applied Linguistics University of Reading, UK • 1969 B. A., English Language and Literature University of Baghdad, Iraq
2018 - Acting Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and social Sciences, University of Sharjah 2017-2018 2017-2018 Acting Dean, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah 2011-2014 2011-2014 Chairperson, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2000-2004 2000-2004 Chairperson, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Sharjah, UAE. 1982-1993 1982-1993 Chairperson, Department of Translation, Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq. 1994-1998 1994-1998 Director of Free Language Courses and Deputy Chairperson, Department of English, University of Sana’a, Yemen
Plenary speeches; seminars; poetry readings; journal articles and books
Served as Chair or Member of many committees at the Department, College, and University levels.
Poetic translation of famous English poems into Arabic.
Ali, Abdul Sahib Mehdi. 2017. Translating Poetry into Poetry: Recreating the Unity of Content and Form. Washington DC: Academica Press. Ali, Abdul Sahib Mehdi. 2013. Poetic Translation of a Collection of the Most Famous English Poems: An Analytical Study of Poetry and Its Translation. Sharjah: University of Sharjah. Ali, Abdul Sahib Mehdi. 2007. Encyclopedia of Translation Terminology. Sharjah: University of Sharjah. Dickins, J., S. Hervey, and I. Higgins. 2007. Thinking Arabic Translation: A Course in Translation Method: Arabic to English. A.S. Ali (Trans.) Amman: Ethraa’. (Original work published by Routledge in 2002). Ali, Abdul Sahib Mehdi. 2002. A Dictionary of Translation and Interpreting. Sharjah: University of Sharjah. Ali, Abdul Sahib Mehdi. 2011. “On the Concept and Language of Poetry: Characteristics of Poetic Texts”. University of Sharjah Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 3.
Supervised a large number of MA theses in translation, linguistics, and contrastive studies.
• Annual Incentive Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the University of Sharjah, 29 April 2014. • Award of Distinction for Excellence in Department Chairmanship, presented by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah, 30 August 2012. • Award of Distinction for Excellence in the Field of University and Community Service, presented by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah, 1 June 2011. • Academic Distinction Medal and Certificate, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 11 June 2009. • Award of Distinction for Excellence in the Field of Research from the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Sharjah, May 2006. • Scientific Research Award from the Islamic Bank of Sharjah, University of Sharjah 29 May 2007. • Award of Academic Distinction, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Sharjah, 15th May 2008.
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