Teaching Literature

PUBLICATIONS – chapters in books

“Selecting the Right Literary Texts for Middle Eastern Students: Challenges and Reactions,” in Focusing on EFL Reading: Theory and Practice. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, ed. Sultan Qaboos University Press, 2014: 165-188.

“Do You know a Creon?: Making Literature Relevant in an Omani University,” in Literature Teaching in EFL/ESL: New Perspectives. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, ed. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press, 2012: 302-314.

“Reader’s Guide” for the English version of Khadija bint Alawi al-Thahab’s My Grandmother’s Stories: Folk Tales from Dhofar  (Translated by W. Scott Chahanovich, U.S. Fulbright Scholar at Dhofar University, 2009-2010). Washington, D.C:  Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, 2012: 17-23.

PUBLICATIONS – scholarly articles – literature/ pedagogy

and Miriam Al Sabbah. “Don’t Be Afraid of the Novel: Austen for ESL Students,” Proceedings of the 16th Oman International ELT Conference. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press, 2017: 28-35.

“Writing Prompts to Facilitate Creativity and Interesting Texts,” Proceedings of the 15th Oman  International ELT Conferences. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press, 2016: 46-52.

“Frosty Cliffs, Frosty Aunt and Sandy Beaches: Teaching Aurora Leigh in Oman,” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 43.4 (2013): 123-145. (indexed in SCOPUS)

“Who Are You Calling ‘Coddled’?:  ‘Cloistered Virtue’ and Choosing Literary Texts in a Middle Eastern University,” Pedagogy, 14 (2013): 415-427.

“Using Local Voices in Literature Classrooms,” Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives 9.1 (2012). http://lthe.zu.ac.ae/index.php/lthehome/article/view/71

“John Clare Looks Good in a Dishdash: Linking John Clare to Middle Eastern Poetry,” John Clare Society Journal 30 (2011): 53-63. (revision of paper presented at MLA conference in January 2011).

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – literature/ pedagogy

“Antigone, Alcestis, Deanira and Philoketes visit the Empty Quarter: The Reception of Greek Drama on the Arabian Peninsula.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference; University of Utrecht. July 7-8, 2017.

“Teaching Paired Arabian and Western Literary Texts.” TESOL Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. March 11, 2017.

and Miriam Al Sabbah. “Don’t Be Afraid of the Novel: Austen for ESL Students.” 16th International ELT Conference; Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. April 22, 2016.

“‘A Man Was Always Catching Fish’: Fairy Tale Elements in the Ali al-Mahri/ Johnstone/ Rubin Gibali Texts from Southern Oman,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 18, 2016.

“Writing Prompts to Facilitate Creativity and Interesting Texts,” Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Conference; Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. April 24, 2015.

“Analyzing Arabic Teaching to Improve English Teaching,” TESOL Arabia Annual Conference; Dubai. March 14, 2014.

“John Clare Looks Good in a Dishdash: Linking John Clare to Middle Eastern Poetry,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference; Chicago. January 7, 2011.

“Camels, Halwa and a Snowy Day: Linking Arab and Western Texts in the Literature Classroom,” Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Conference; Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. March 11, 2010.

“How Can You Hate the Sun?: Translating Western Conceptions of Nature,” Humanities Education and Research Association; Chicago, Illinois. April 9, 2009.

“Marlowe in Salalah: Making English Poetry Relevant,” TESOL in a Globalized World – 2008 Conference; Sharjah. February 24, 2008.

“What to do After You Have the Right Answer: Introducing Uncertainty while Teaching Literature in the Middle East,” 2007 Conference of the National Association of Humanities Education; San Francisco. February, 2007.

“Acting Your Way to Better Spoken English,” TESOL Arabia Conference; Dubai. March, 2007.

“Do You Have Anything on Cowboys?: Creating a University Library in the Middle East,” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference; Albuquerque. February, 2000. with Chris Sugnet.

“Athena in the Desert: Using Myths to Teach Writing Skills,” TESOL Arabia Conference; Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. March, 1999.

“The Norton Anthology in Arabia: Teaching Literature in the EFL Classroom,” TESOL Arabia Conference; Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. March, 1998.

“Zu Golde Gehn: John Marston’s The Wonder of Women or The Tragedie of Sophonisba (1606) and von Lohenstein’s Sophonisbe (1666),” MLA Conference; Toronto, 1997.