About

Hania A. M. Nashef is an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Her publications include Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness, The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J. M. Coetzee and other articles on J.M. Coetzee and José Saramago, including “Becomings in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and José Saramago’s Blindness,” and in Comparative Literature Studies, and recently “Specters of Doom: Saramago’s Dystopias in Blindness and The Cave.” She has also published on Palestinian literature, film and Arab media representations, including  “Disconcerting images: Arab female portrayals on Arab television,” in Interventions, “Barbaric space: Portrayal of Arab lands in Hollywood films,” in Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, “Demythologizing the Palestinian in Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar and Paradise Now” in Transnational Cinemas, “Virtuality and différance in the age of the hyperreal,” in Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication and more recently “Challenging the myth of “a land without a people’: Mahmoud Darwish’s Journal of an Ordinary Grief and In the Presence of Absence in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and “Two memories: Darwish and Shehadeh recount their days under siege,” in Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism and others.

 

Education

Ph.D. English Literature, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK 2008 M.A. English Literature, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA 1983 B.A. Double major in English and French Literature. Graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s Honors’ List, Honors in the Liberal Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA 1982

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Journal articles:

“Two memories: Darwish and Shehadeh recount their days under siege,”  Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism DOI: 10.1080/01440357.2016.1269452 (2017).

“Challenging the myth of  ‘a land without a people’: Darwish’s  Journal of Ordinary Grief and In the Presence of Absence,” The Journal of  Commonwealth Literature (2016).

“Virtuality and différance in the age of the hyperreal” Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 7:1 (2016).

“Demythologizing the Palestinian in Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar and Paradise Now,” Transnational Cinemas, 6:3 (2015).

“Specters of Doom: Saramago’s Dystopias in Blindness and The Cave,” Orbis Litterarum, 70: 3 (2015).

“أهلاً, hello and bonjour: a postcolonial analysis of Arab media’s use of code switching and mixing and its ramification on the identity of the self in the Arab world” International Journal of Multilingualism, 10:3 (2013).

“Abu Ghraib and Beyond: Torture as an Extension of the Desiring Machine” Altre Modernità 8 (2013). (Translated into Turkish in 2015 by Abdurrahman Aydin, “Ebu Gureyb ve Ötesi: Arzu Makinesinin Bir Genişlemesi Olarak İşkence,” http://www.demos.org.tr).

“Disconcerting Images: Arab Female Portrayals on Arab Television” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 14: 4 (2012).

“Songs and Words of the Arab Spring” Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter 10 (Autumn 2012).

“The blurring of boundaries: images of abjection as the terrorist and the reel Arab intersect” Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4:3 (2012).

“The abject/the terrorist/the reel Arab—a point of intersection,” Global Media and Communication, 7:3 (2011).

“Baal and Thoth: unwelcome apparitions in J.M. Coetzee’s The Master of  Petersburg and Disgrace,” Ariel, 41:2 (2011).

“Becomings in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and José Saramago’s Blindness,” Comparative Literature Studies, 47:1 (2010).

Chapters:

“Let the Demon in: Death and Guilt in The Master of Petersburg ,” in Travelling Texts: J.M. Coetzee and Other Writers , Eds. Kucala, Bozena and Robert Kusek, Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (2014).

“Not to Get Lost in the Loss”: Narrating the story in Barghouti’s I was born there, I was born here  and in Rohan’s The Olive Grove—A Palestinian Story,” Culture of Rites/Rights of Grief  Eds. Zbigniew Biał as, Paweł  Ję drzejko and Julia Szoł tysek, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Wygnanie jako trwał e rozdarcie. „Ż ycie i czasy Michaela K” oraz wspomnienia Mahmouda Darwisha.” In Wielcy artyści ucieczek. Antologia tekstów o Życiu i czasach Michaela K Johna Maxwella Coetzeego w trzydziestą rocznicę publikacji powieści , edited by Piotr Jakubowski, Malgorzata Janowska, 421-442. Kraków: korporacja ha!art.

“Jordan Unrest: Did Royal Twittering Absorb Some of the Anger?” in Social Media Go to War : Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter  Ed. Ralph D. Berenger, Marquette Books LLC.

“Barbaric Space: Portrayal of Arab Lands in Hollywood Films,” in Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa : A Postcolonial Outlook. Eds. Mounira Soliman & Walid El Hamamsy, Routledge.

Books

Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness (New York: Routledge, 2019).

The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee (New York: Routledge, 2009).

 

Memberships

Modern Language Association Member,  Member of the American Comparative Literature Association, Member of International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, Member of The Samuel Beckett Society,  Member of the Coetzee Collective, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Member of the Postcolonial Studies Association, UK

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