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Teirab AshShareef
Education Department
Faculty of Mohammed Bin Khalaf for Culture, Heritage, and Social Sciences
PhD :      Indiana University, USA, 1988
Masters: Indiana University, USA, 1983
Masters: University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1978
Bachelor: University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1969

 
Selected Publications

1- Book Chapters:

-“Bani Halba Panegyric: the Poetics of Ethno-cultural Identity,” in
Webber, Sabra, ed. Fantasy or Ethnography?: Irony and Collusion in Subaltern Representation. Ohio State University Press.
-“Sudanese Lullabies and Adolescent Songs,” in Fernea, Elizabeth         Warnock, ed. University of Texas Press.

2- Journals:

-“Bani Halba Classification of Poetic Genres.” Oral Tradition, Vol. 4.
-“The Jungle and the Desert: The Search for Cultural Identity in Muhammad ‘Abd-al-Hayy’s The Homecoming to Sinnar,” in Literature East and West, Vol. 25, Special Issue, ed. Malti-Douglas, Fedwa, Critical Pilgrimages: Studies in the Arabic Literary Tradition.  

  3- Research Grants:
          (a) At the American University of Sharjah, UAE:

-Faculty Development Grant ($US 3,237), 2009-2010.
-Faculty Development Grant ($US 3,000), 2008-2009.
-Seed Grant (AED 5,000), 2008-2009.

          (b) At Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA:
 -Faculty Travel Grant ($US 2,000), 2007-2008.

          (c) At the American University in Cairo, Egypt:
                      -Conference Grant ($US 2,000), 2001.
                      -Conference Grant ($US 2,000), 2000-2001.
                       -Mini Grant ($US 500), 2000-2001.

           (d) At the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA:
                -MckNight Arts and Humanities International Travel Grant ($US 2,000), 1994-1995.
                  -Institute of International Studies and Programs International Travel Grant ($US 650), 1994-1995.               
                  -Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowship in the Humanities, Institute for the Study of Literature, Religion and Society in the Contemporary Middle East, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin,  ($US 33,000), 1992-1993.
                   -Office of International Education Faculty Grant (4 US 500), 1989-1990.
                   -Grant-in-Aid of Research, Graduate School ($US 2,000), 1989-1990.
                   -College of Liberal Arts Faculty Travel Grant ($US 800), 1989-1990.
                   -Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Graduate School ($US 2,800), 1986-1987.
                   -College of Liberal Arts Faculty Travel Grant ($US 800).

       (e) At Indiana University, Bloomington, USA:
                 -Travel Grant, Teaching resources Center, College of Arts and Sciences ($US 500), 1985-1986.          

 
Keynote Addresses/Lectures

(a) At Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA:

-“Literary Pilgrimages: The Arabic Heritage of Western Literature.” Presented at a workshop entitled “Found in Translation: Roots of western Heritage,” sponsored by the Middle East Institute for Georgia College and university professors not specialized in Middle east Studies, October 19-20, 2007.
-Public Lecture: “Adunis’s (‘Ali Ahmad Sa’id’s) Cultural Theory.”


(b) At the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA:

-Public Lecture: “The Roots of Conflict in Darfur, Sudan, and the Prospects for Peace.” Sponsored by the Chapter of Amnesty International at the University of California, Santa Barbara, November 18, 2005.
-Public Lecture: “The Sudan After John Garang.” Sponsored  by the Center of Middle East Studies, November 4, 2005.
-Public Lecture: “Contextualizing the Conflict in Darfur, Sudan.” Sponsored by the Global Exchange Supporters of Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, California, April 5, 2005.
-Public Lecture: “Understanding the Darfur Conflict in the Sudan.” Sponsored by the Chapter of Amnesty International at the University of California, Santa Barbara, November 18, 2004.
-Public Lecture: “The Conflict in Darfur, Sudan.”Sponsored by the Center for Middle east Studies, November 16, 2004.

(c) At the American University in Cairo, Egypt:.

-Readings from my own poetry and open discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Sudanese Cultures, Cairo, Egypt, February, 2000.
-Public Lecture: “The Culture of Democracy and the Democracy of Culture.” Sponsored by the Center for Sudanese Cultures, Cairo, Egypt, February, 2001.

 (d) At the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA:

 -Lecture on: “The Sudanese Civil War.” Delivered at the Summer Institute on International Studies entitled, “Dimensions of International Conflict,” held June 19, 1997.
-Lecture on: “The Qur’an as Literature.” Delivered at the Minnesota Humanities Commission’s Teacher Institute entitled, “Lifting the veil: Thirteen Centuries of Islamic Thought and Culture.” Humanities Education Center, Saint Paul, MN, September 24, 1966.
-Lecture on: “The Construction of Cultural Identity in Sudanese Literature and Culture.” Delivered at the Summer Institute on International Studies entitled, “Dimensions of International Conflict,” held June 20, 1996.
-Lecture on: “The Qur’an: Doctrine and Message.” Delivered at the Presbyterian Church, Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN, November 10, 1988.

 
Graduate Student Supervision

(a) At the American University in Cairo, Egypt:
Student’s Name:  Nana Bentil (2002)
Degree: MA
Major: Arabic Literature
Thesis title: “Selected Short Stories by Egyptian Women Writers”
My Assignment: Thesis Reviewer

(b)A t the University of Minnesota, USA:
1. Student’s Name: Scott Homler (1997)
     Degree: PhD
     Major: French Literature
     Thesis Title: “Problems in Contemporary Moroccan Francophone Cultural    Studies.”
     Assignment: Thesis Reviewer

 2. Student’s Name: John Collins (1997)
         Degree: PhD
         Major: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
         Thesis Title: “The Child’s View in Palestinian Literature.”
         Assignment: Final Oral Exam Committee Member
          
     3. Student’s Name:  Jihad Haytham (1996)
         Degree: MA
         Major: Arabic Literature
         Thesis Title: “Myth in ‘Abd-al-Wahhab al-Bayati’s Poetry.”
         Assignment: Chairperson/Advisor

      4. Student’s Name: Salah Ayari (1991)
           Degree: MA
           Major: English  as a Second Language
           Department: Linguistics
           Thesis Title: “Error Analysis of Arab Learners of English.”  
           Assignment: Thesis Reviewer  

 

 
Research Interests/Areas

The Arabic Modernist Lyric; Arabic Modernism; Arabic Poetry and Poetics (both Classical and Modern); Arabic Folk/Oral Poetry; Comparative Poetics; Critical theory and History; Arab-Islamic Cultural Criticism; Islam and Modernity.

Selected Research Projects:
(a) Book manuscripts/projects:
-“Bani Halba Folk Poetry: The Poetics of Ethno-cultural Identity.”
   A critical study of the folk poetry of a Sudanese Afro- Arab nomadic ethnic group.
-“Critical Culturalism: The Poetics of Adunis (‘Ali Ahmad Sa’id).”
     A critical study of the poetry, poetic theory and cultural criticism of
     The renowned Syrian poet and cultural critic.
-“Arabic Existentialist Poetics: Manifestations of Existentialism in the Arabic
   Modernist Lyric.”
    A critical study of Existentialism in Modern Arabic poetry.

(b)Articles:
-“Culturalist Poetics: Adunis, Muhammad ‘Abd-al-Hayy and Sami Mahdi.”
-“Qur’anic Narrative: A typology.”
-“Arabic Culturalist Dramatic Theory: ‘Izz-al-Din al-Madani’s and Sa’d-Allah Wannus’s.”

(c)Translations:
-Adunis, al-Masrah wa-al-Maraya (The Stage and the Mirrors). (A volume of poems).
-“Su’uud Abadyy Nahwa al-Zaman: Suniitaat William Shakespeare.” (a translation of the complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare into Arabic)

 
Honors/Awards
  • Honorable Mention, Literary Category, Arabic translation Contest, American association of teachers of Arabic, 1985-1986.
  • Graduate school Alumni Association Departmental Award of Significant Achievement, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1984-1985.
  • Graduate School Alumni Association Departmental Award of Significant Achievement, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1982-1983.
 
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