Randa Abou Bakr

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Literature

Birthyear: 
1966

Contact information (private)

City: 
Helwan
Country: 
Egypt
Personal email address: 
randaaboubakr@yahoo.co.uk

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
Cairo University
Department: 
Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts
City: 
Giza
Country: 
Egypt

Education

PhD, Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1998

MA, Modern English Poetry, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1994

Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English, University of Cambridge and The American University in Cairo, 1991

BA, English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1988

Competences

English Literature and Poetry

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Modern Arabic Poetry

Contemporary Colloquial Egyptian Poetry

Languages: 

Arabic

English

French

German

Jobs

Work history: 

Has been elected as Dean of Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2011 (First dean to be elected).

Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2009-present

Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2003-2009

Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1998-2003

Assistant Lecturer, English and Comparative Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1994-1998

Honorary office and memberships: 

Member, The Egyptian Comparative Literature Society

Member, Egyptian Graduates Class

Member, The European Association of Modern Arabic Literature

Productions and works: 

"The Representation of Medieval Cairo in Modern Arabic Literature,” Living in Historic Cairo. Eds. F. Daftary, E. W. Fernea and A. Nanji, Washington: Washington University Press, 2010

“The Political Prisoner as Antihero: The Prison Poetry of Wole Soyinka and Ahmad Fuad Nigm,” Comparative Literature Studies 46.2: 261-286, 2009

“The Role of the 'Organic Intellectual' in the Quest for 'World Cultural Studies': A Reading of the Cultural and Political Thought of E. San Juan, Jr.," Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Comparative Literature (Cairo: Cairo University Press): 761-776, 2006

The Conflict of Voices in the Poetry of Dennis Brutus and Mahmud Darwish: A Comparative Study, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2004

“Music and I,” In Remembering Childhood in the Middle East: Memoirs from a Century of Change. Ed. Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002