Who Is She


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Professor and Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Cairo University
Loubna A. Youssef

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Cairo University
Department of English Language and Literature


Ph.D. in English Literature in 1988 from Cairo University. Thesis: “The Evolution of Wordsworth’s Prelude”: A Study in the Growth of a Modern Epic”.
MA in Liberal Arts, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1982. Title of Thesis: “On the Breakdown of Love In Shakespeare’s Troilus and Criseyde”.
BA in English Language and Literature, (with highest honors) from the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1979.


Comparative literature
Research Methodology
Balãgha and Rhetoric

Work history

Rapporteur of the Promotion Committee of the English Language and Literature Division, Supreme Council of Universities, Egypt. March 2013 - Present.
Professor of English in the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. June 2001 - Present.
Coordinator, the Accreditation Committee, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 2010 - Present.
Referee, Promotion Committee, Supreme Council of Universities, 2006 - Present.
Secretary of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, September 2013-2014.
Chair Elect of Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. September 2011- 2014.
Productions and works: 
She has more than 25 academic publications. The latest is: Recontextualizing Resistance. Editor with Emily Golson. New Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
She has more than 10 edited books. The latest is: Al Rowad: The Eminent Scholars Series: Essays in Language and Literature in Honour of Abdel-Tawab Youssef. Center for Languages and Translation. Cairo University, 2017.
She has 20 published translations. The latest is: My Father, An Egyptian Teacher, by Abdel-Tawab Youssef. Cairo: The Egyptian Lebanese Publishing House, 2014.
She took part in conferences in Egypt, England and USA.