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Mohammad Safaei

Assistant Professor of Literature, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I have BA in English Literature, MA in TEFL, and PhD in Postcolonial Literature in English. I worked as a translator and copyeditor from 1995 to 2001. Since 2001, I have worked as a lecturer at tertiary level. In 2014, I joined the School of English at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, where I have taught several courses on literatures of diverse periods and cultures. I have done research on both British and American literature as well as on world literatures translated into English. Some of this research has been published in peer-reviewed or indexed journals in the past few years.

Expertise Summary

-Early modern English drama (1570-1640)

-Shakespeare and Shakespeare adaptation

-World literatures (translated into English)

-Latin American fiction (from the 1940s onwards)

Teaching Summary

In the past almost two decades, I have taught many courses on language and literature. I mention here, however, those which have more or less continued to be a part of my current studies and… read more

Research Summary

I am generally interested in fiction (novel) and drama (as text, not performance). I have done research on early modern English drama, revisionism in literature, the novelistic adaptations of… read more

Selected Publications

In the past almost two decades, I have taught many courses on language and literature. I mention here, however, those which have more or less continued to be a part of my current studies and research. I have presented lectures on different periods of English literature (fiction, drama, poetry) from Old English to contemporary British and American literature. I have given lectures on world literatures (Arab-African, Hispanic, Russian, German) translated into English, history of English language, history of drama, and literary theory and criticism. I have taught students of Foundation program, UG, and MA in English Language and Literature. I have also given lectures on research methodology and conceptual framework for PhD students. Currently, I present the following courses:

Undergraduate Level

Survey of English Literature and Drama I (Year 1, ENGL1020)

World Literatures in English (Year 2, ENGL2035)

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries on the Stage (Year 3, ENGL3079)

I am also the convener for UG Dissertation for English Language and Literature (Year 3, ENGL3084)

Postgraduate Level

What is Literature (Year 4, ENGL4291)

Current Research

I am generally interested in fiction (novel) and drama (as text, not performance). I have done research on early modern English drama, revisionism in literature, the novelistic adaptations of Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and fiction by European (including nineteenth-century Russian) and Latin American writers emerging around 1940s and afterwards. I have published in scholarly journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, such as Romance Studies (published by Taylor & Francis, UK), Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Taylor & Francis, US), International Journal of English Studies (University of Murcia, Spain), GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies and 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies (National University of Malaysia). For more information or to download my research papers, you can use the following links:

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohammad_Safaei3

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=tLR_NEEAAAAJ&hl=en

Past Research

My past research was mainly on rhetoric, medieval thought and literature, religion, literary revisionism and adaptation of early modern English drama (Shakespeare and Marlowe). Some of this research has not been published.

Future Research

I am more interested in interdisciplinary literary studies. Currently I am exploring a number of concepts (time, space, subjectivity, existence, truth, etc.) in world literature, specifically in modern Latin American fiction. Three of my recent essays on David Mamet and Paulo Coelho are the published outcome of this research. I am still investigating the field and have a few papers under review. I guess this line of research will keep me engaged in the following three or four years--at least.

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