Professor of English & Comparative Literature
Board of Trustees Member, International Arab Fiction Prize, sponsored by the Emirates Foundation in association with the Man Booker Foundation.Counselor for Annals of the Arts & Social Sciences, Kuwait University. Counselor for the National Project for Translation, Supreme Council for Culture, Cairo. Member of Jury for the Sawiris Foundation Fiction and Short Story Award. Member of Jury for the State Awards for Fiction, Short Story, and Aesthetics.
Early and Contemporary Fiction
Renaissance British Culture
18th Century British Culture
20th Century European Culture
Modern & Contemporary Literary
Comparative Literature: Theory & Praxis
Modern & Contemporary Literary Theory
Academic Honors & Fellowships: Visiting Scholar, Literary & Visual Studies, University of Kent (1994). Visiting Scholar, American Research Studies Centre, Hyderabad (1988). British Council Bursary, School of Comparative Studies, Essex University, 1981. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Grant, Facultad de Filología Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1976-77).
2007 “Symposium on Modern Trends in Greek and Latin Studies,” Cairo University, Department of Greek & Latin Studies & ESGRS, 14-15 March.
2007 “The Ambvilance of Modernity in the Egyptian Arts Movement,” ٍSymposium on the The Future of Fine Arts In Egypt, Supreme Council for Culture, Cairo (13-14 March).2007 “Visual Art in the Everyday Context”, Panel: International Symposium on History and the Arts, The Supreme Council for Culture, Cairo (26-28 February).
2006 “Literatures: From Text to Hypertext”, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (21-22 September).
2005 "The Creation of the Image". Workshop: Wissenschaft Kolleg. Berlin, Germany (April).
2004 4th Symposium on Fine Arts: “Fine Arts Issues in the Age of the Image.” Cairo: Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo (4-6 December).
2004 “L’Ecriture de L’Histoire: Entre Historiographie et Litterature,” Colloque international, Faculty of Arts, University of Cairo & Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération du Caire (4-6 December).
2004 “The Third Indternational Internet Education Conference”, Human and Technology Development Foundation, Cairo (11-13 October).
2003 “Postcolonialism,” Seminar with Robert Young, Oxford, Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo (16 December).
2003 “The Novel and the City,” Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo (18-22 October).
2003 “Hystorical Fictions: Women, History and Authorship,” University of Wales, Swansea, UK (5-7 August).
2002 “Images of Arab Women’s Creativity in the West”, Roundtable discussion, Arab Women Creators Conference, Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo: (26- 30 October). (Arabic).
2002 “Youth Writing in Egypt”, Supreme Council for Culture, Cairo, (May). (Arabic).
2002 “Fine Arts Workshop” Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo, Host: Gamal Abdel Nasser, (9 March).
2001 “Aesthetic Encounters: First International Conference of Comparative Literature Studies.” Kuwait University, Kuwait Arab Cultural Capital, March 17-19.
2000 “The Individual and Society in the Meditarranean Muslim World”. European Science Foundation & The Supreme Council ofr Culture, Cairo, 25-27 March.
1999 “The Transition into Democracy in Africa.” CODESERIA, Casablanca: 23-24 November.
1999 “Ernest Hemingway: Centenary.” The Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo: 29-30 September. (Arabic).
1998 “The Fifth Symposium on Comparative Literature:Translation.” Department of English Language & Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Cairo: 15-17 December.
1998 “Britain & the Arabs: Changes & Exchanges.” The British Council, Cairo: 23 - 25 March.
1998 “The Specificity of the Contemporary Arab Novel.” The Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo: 22 - 26 February.
1996 “Outsider Art.” The Prospects for Crafts in Egypt.” Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo, 11-13 December. (Arabic).
1996 “Woman’s Portrait: Artist’s Autobiography.” Women & Memory Study Group; The New Civic Forum, Cairo: September. (Arabic).
1996 “Fourth International Symposium on Comparative Literature, Language in Literature,” Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Cairo, 18 -20 December.
1996 “On Miracle Ground IX: The International Lawerence Durrell Conference,”The International Lawerence Durrell Society, Alexadria, Egypt: 23 - 27 June.
1995 “International Conference on Comparative Literature in the Arab World,” Centre for Comparative Linguistic and Literary Studies, University of Cairo: 19 - 21 December.
1994 “The Third International Symposium on Comparative Literature, History in Literature.” Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Cairo: 20 - 22 December.
1991 “Al-Andalus Encuentro de tres Mundos: Europa, Mundo Arabe y America”, Egyptian Institute for Islamic Studies and Instituto de Cooperatcion con el Mundo Arabe, Sevilla, Spain, 25-30 November.
1. Authored Books:
2006 National Culture: International or Global Options (Arabic) Cairo: Merit. ISBN 977-351-330-0. pbk.
2002 Visual and Verbal Cultural Representations. (Arabic) Cairo: Supreme Council for Culture. ISBN 977-305-322-9. pbk.
1997; 2004 A Transcultural Reading of Literature. (Arabic) Cairo: GOCP. ISBN 977-235-776-3. Revised ed. Amman: Azmina Publishing Co. ISBN 995- 709-191-3. pbk.
2. Recent Translated Books into Arabic:
2006 The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the History of Literary Criticism. Cairo: Supreme Council of Culture, National Project for Translation (Editor, Translator), Glossary.
1998 Ann Sexton’s Love Poems. Cairo: Supreme Council For Culture: (Translator & Editor). ISBN 977-235-982-0. pbk
Janet Wolfe’s Aesthetic and the Sociology of Art, Cairo: Supreme Council for Culture Publications, National Project for Translation (Editor, Translator) forthcoming.Banipal Magazine http://au.geocities.com/masthead_2/issue7/ramadan