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Najla Jarkas

Senior Lecturer
American University of Beirut

Dr. Najla Jarkas is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. She joined AUB in 2010 from Aleppo, Syria, where she served as Dean of Students Affairs and Academic Orientation at the Al-Shahba Private University (formerly known as Gulf University). From 2000-2008, she worked at the University of Sharjah (UAE) as Assistant Director of the English Intensive Program and Assistant Professor of English at the Department of English. She earned her PhD in English Literature at the University of Reading (UK) and her dissertation’s special focus was on the poetic sensibility of Walter de la Mare (1873-1956). Her recent research interests lie at the intersections of Writing Studies, Modern Literature, the Literary Fantastic, Nonsense Literature, and Digital Humanities Pedagogy. She is the principal organizer of the biennial Digital Humanities Institute Beirut, Chair of AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts Programs Committee, and has recently joined the International Advisory Board of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada. She tweets @NajlaJarkas1 and can be reached by email at: nj31@aub.edu.lb or njarkas@gmail.com.

Interests: Writing Studies, Modern Literature, the Literary Fantastic, Nonsense Literature, and Digital Humanities Pedagogy.

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