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Dr. Khaled Besbes Assistant Professor-Coordinator of Research Support Services Academic RankAssistant Professor

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• PhD in English Language and Literature, entitled “Mobility and Poly-functionality of the Theatrical Sign in three Plays of Samuel Beckett” (1999, the Faculty of Letters and Humanities, University of Tunis I, Tunisia) • Master’s in English Language and Literature entitled “Bread of the Land: A Translation with Introduction in Comparative Stylistics and Notes (October 1991, The Faculty of Letters and Humanities, University of Tunis I, Tunisia). • Advanced Research Certificate (October 1993, the Faculty of Letters and Humanities, University of Tunis I, Tunisia). • English Language Teaching Diploma(June 1989, the Higher School of Teachers of Sousse). • Certificate of Proficiency in ELT Methodology (August1989, University of Manchester, UK).
2007– 2019: Community College, University of Sharjah. Title: Assistant Professor. 2003 – 2006: Career Development Program, University of Sharjah. Title: Assistant Professor. 2001 – 2003: Islamic and Arabic Studies College, Dubai. Title: Assistant Professor. 2000 – 2001: The Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sousse, Tunisia Title: Assistant Professor. 1995 – 2000: The Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sousse, Tunisia. Title: Lecturer. 1992 – 1995: Bourguiba Institute ofModern Languages. Title: Lecturer.
2016-2019: Coordinator of Research Support Services at the University of Sharjah. • 2012-2016: Head of the Basic Sciences Department at Community College, the University of Sharjah. • 2014-2016: Member of the Faculty Affairs Committee at the University of Sharjah. • 2012-2014: member of the Scheduling Committee at the University of Sharjah. • 2013-2014: member of the Advising and Guidance Committee at the University of Sharjah. • 2011-2013: Assistant Dean (Community College) • 2007–2012: Chairman of the Basic Sciences Department at Community College, UOS. • 2007-2009: acting as an assistant dean at Community College, UOS. • 2003–2005: Head or Coordinator of the English Department, Career Development Program, UOS. • 2001–2003: Coordinator of the Institutional Research Unit, Islamic and Arabic Studies College, Dubai. • 2000–2001: Head of the Applied Stylistics Committee of the English Department at the Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sousse. • 1999–2001:Member of a national committee for the recruitment of secondary school teachers in Tunisia: CAPES. • 1996–2001: Coordinator of the 1st- and 2nd- year drama courses in the English department at The Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sousse. • 1995–2001: Member of a national research unit, EDS, (English Departments Seminars). • 1995–1997: Coordinator of the advanced writing courses in the English department at The Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sousse.
PUBLISHED ARTICLES: • ‘Beckett’s Power-Full Signifiers: A Semiotic Study of Beckett’s Catastrophe’ (published by The UOS Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharjah, 2018) • ‘Re-Historicizing the Aesthetic: Form as a Socio-Historical Signifier in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams’(published in Philology, the Journal of the College of al-Alsun, Cairo 2016) • ‘The Relevance of Relevance Theory to the Teaching of Literary Translation to Speakers of Arabic Language’, in the International Journal of Arabic and English Studies, vol. 14, 2013. (Journal Article) ARTICLES ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION • ‘Theory-Inspired Rather Than Theory-Based Interpretation of Literature: Towards a Seimiocritical Method for the Analysis of Literary Texts’ Accepted to be published in Studia Anglica Posnaniensia September 2018 SUBMIITED ARTICLES (UNDER REVIEW) • Revisiting Close Reading: A New Formalist Analysis of W. B. Yeats’s Nineteen Hundred Nineteen (submitted to International Journal of Literary Humanities, November 2018) • Revisiting The Caretaker: a Semiotic Study of the Dramatis Personae (submitted to The UOS Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, September 2018)
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