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Dr Shahd Alshammari

 

School of English

BA, Kuwait; MA, Exeter

Research Interests:

I am interested in the idea of ‘sameness’ and commonality in literature, across different time periods, cultures, and national frontiers. I try to find links between East and West, and dismantle the rigid binary of East/West. I am also interested in Bedouin literature and studies, an area which has not been established and I hope to shed light upon lesser know literatures of the East. Broadly speaking, I am interested in the intersections of race, gender, and disability studies. Specifically, I am interested in different understandings of ‘disability’ in different cultures and the meanings attached to them.

I write for an online magazine entitled “Arab Women Now.” I also teach writing to undergraduates at various colleges in Kuwait.

Title of thesis

‘Madwomen’ in Different Literatures: From Victorian to Postcolonial to Bedouin

Supervisors

Professor Donna Landry and Dr Stella Bolaki

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Last Updated: 02/12/2014