Our People
 
  • Dr. Ghanim Jasim Mohammad Samarrai
  • Chair of The Department of English Language and Literature
  • Academic RankAssociate Professor
  • Email:ghanim@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165050681
  • Specialization:Ph.D., Comparative Literature
  • Research Interests: English literature, comparative literature, cross-cultural studies, modern English poetry, modern Arabic poetry, literary translation​ ​
  • Prof. Abdul Sahib Mehdi Ali
  • Designation
  • Academic Rank Professor
  • Email:sahib@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165050315
  • Specialization: Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, University of London, UK,1981​
  • Research Interests:Translation theory and practice; Translation terminology; Poetry translation Literary translation; Contrastive linguistics; Lexicology and lexicography; Grammatical shifts in English-Arabic translation; Morphology and lexical studies; Word-formational processes in Standard Arabic.
  • Prof. Adnan K. Abdulla
  • Academic RankProfessor
  • Email:aabdulla@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053327
  • Specialization:English and American Literature
  • Research Interests:Modern British and American literature Comparative literatureMedia Writing. Literary ranslation History of Arabic Translation
  • Prof. Abdul-Fattah Abu-Ssaydeh
  • Academic RankProfessor
  • Email:abussaydeh@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053306
  • Specialization:Ph.D. in Linguistics, Leeds University, UK, 1980
  • Research Interests:Metaphors Collocation Idioms Bilingual Lexicography Lexical Corpora Culture-Specific Words
  • Prof. Shehdeh Fareh
  • Academic RankProfessor
  • Email:shfareh@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053317
  • Specialization:Linguistics
  • Research Interests:Contrastive Linguistics, Translation, TEFL, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Prof. Showqi Bahumaid
  • Academic RankProfessor
  • Email:sbahumaid@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053303
  • Specialization:Ph.D. Linguistics (University of Exeter, U.K.),1991
  • Research Interests:Collocations, idioms and metaphors in translation; culture-bound expressions in translation; English loanwords in Arabic; TEFL materials evaluation and development
  • Dr. Najib Ismail Jarad
  • Academic RankAssociate Professor
  • Email:njarad@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053359
  • Specialization:PhD in Linguistics (syntax), University of Wales/Bangor, 1997.
  • Research Interests:My main research interests lie in the field of English and Arabic synchronic and diachronic syntax using the linguistic framework of generative grammar and its most recent offshoot (Minimalism). With respect to syntactic change, some topics that particularly interest me are grammaticalization, reanalysis, and the impact of internal factors on syntactic change (and language change in general). But having been heavily involved in teaching over the last 20 years, I also have developed an interest in vocabulary learning and teaching, learner autonomy, and teacher training.
  • Dr. Samer Jarbou
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:sjarbou@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053320
  • Specialization:PhD. in Linguistics/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania-2002.
  • Research Interests:Deixis/pragmatics Speech acts/pragmatics The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Discourse analysis
  • Dr. John Wallen
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:jwallen@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:0097165053362
  • Specialization:BA (Hons) 2.1; MA (University of Wales) PhD (RHUL); PGCE (Cardiff University)
  • Research Interests:Postcolonialism/19th century travel literature/Victorian literature/Modernism/Structuralism/Poststructuralism/Literary Theory
  • Dr. Andrew Joseph Power
  • Assistant Professor
  • Email:apower@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:065053328
  • Specialization:Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature, British Literature
  • Research Interests:My principal research interests lie in Shakespeare and early modern drama. My doctoral thesis (TCD 2006) was an exploration of the ways that Shakespearean drama represents madness. Looking at the persistence of the medieval tradition of a relationship between sin and madness, at more contemporary medical approaches to madness, and at the adoption of classical theatrical models of madness the thesis explored a wide range of lesser-known sources for Shakespeare’s Richard II, Hamlet, and Macbeth. This has been reworked into monograph form under the title, Stages of Madness: Sin, Sickness and Seneca in Shakespearean Drama (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018). My interest in performance cultures is also reflected in two volumes of essays that I have edited, Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613 (Cambridge: CUP, 2012) and Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594 (forthcoming 2018). I am also the Research Dramaturge for The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2017) and Alternative Versions (forthcoming 2018). I am also interested in ghosts, sprites and things that go bump in the night and have written of traditions of horror and fear in medieval and early modern literature and in Shakespeare.
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