Personal Data
Date of Birth: 11/08/1969 (20/05/1348, in Iranian Calendar)
Place of Birth: Mazayejan, Bavanat, Fars, Iran

 

Language Proficiency
Persian: Mother Tongue
English: Fluent
German: Mittelstufe
Arabic: Intermediate

 

Affiliation
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Razi University

University Switchboard: +98 (0) 8334277605 and +98(0)8334277606

E-mail: altaghee@zedat.fu-berlin.de and altaghee@yahoo.com

Phone (Office): +98(0)8334283912 (English Department)

Cell Phone: +989183597440



Education
Postdoctoral: (My application for admission was accepted in May 2011) American Studies Division of English Department, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (This I am to do yet.)

Doctoral: 2006 – 2010, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

M. A.: 1994 – 1997, Tehran State University, Tehran, Iran

B. A.: 1990 – 1993, Shiraz State University, Shiraz, Iran

Associate Diploma: 19987 – 1989, Ali Andarzgoo Teacher Training Center., Tehran, Iran

High school Education: 1983 – 1986, Malek Ashtar High School, Mazayejan, Bavanat, Fars, Iran

Guidance School Education: 1980 – 1982, Mazayejan Guidance School, Mazazejan, Bavanat, Fars, Iran

Primary School Education: 1975 – 1979, Toghrayee Primary School, Mazayejan, Bavanat, Fars, Iran


Courses of Study

 Postdoctoral Studies: in Iranian and American Postmodern Fiction, Literary Theory, and Cultural Criticism

Title of Postdoctoral Dissertation: “Transnational Studies: A Comparative Analysis of the Postmodern Iranian and American Fiction as Fields of Cultural Production”

Doctoral Studies: in American Literature and Narrative Theory
Title of Doctoral Dissertation: “Structuralism and Its Aftermath in the Fiction of Henry James”

M. A.: in English (Language and Literature)

Title of M. A. Thesis: “The Theme of Archetypal Expiation in Six Major Novels of Thomas Hardy and William Faulkner: A Comparative Analysis”

B. A.: English (Language and Literature)

Associate Diploma: Arabic Language and Islamic Studies

High School Diploma: Social and Economic Sciences

 
 Employment
(1997 - Present): Membership to the English Department of Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

(2006 – 2010): Doing a Doctoral Research Program in American Studies on a Research Grant from The Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology (MSRT) on behalf of Razi University

(1982 – 1996): High School Teacher of English and Arabic in Shiraz, Fras, Iran




Awards and Scholarships
(2006 – 2010): Research grant by the Iranian MSRT for doing a doctoral program in John F. Kennedy Institute for North American studies of Free University of Berlin

(1995 – 1998): Research grant by the Iranian MSRT for doing an M A in English at the English Department of Tehran University

(1982-1983): Research grant by the Iranian Ministry of Education for doing an Associate of Arts in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies in Ali Andarzgou Teacher Training Center, Tehran, Iran

 
Publications

A. Books and Monographs

1) M. A. Thesis (1997): "The Theme of Archetypal Expiation in Six Major Novels 
    of Thomas Hardy and William Faulkner: A Comparative Analysis"

2) Dar Bare-ye Adabiyat, (On Literature = (در باره ادبيات. (2005). A Persian
    translation of J. Hillis Miller’s On Literature. Kermanshah: Razi University
    Press.

3) Doctoral Dissertation: "Structuralism and Its Aftermath in the Fiction of Henry
    James." published online by Dissertations Department of Central Library of
    Free University of Berlin
    (
http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/content/below/index.xml).

My dissertation has also been published in the form of a printed book by Lambert Academic Publishing Company, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-659-30018-9).

B. Research Articles

1) “The Paradox of Utilitarianism in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times: A Critical 
    Approach.” (2006). Journal of the Faculty of Letters And Humanities. Tabriz
    University, 48 (195): pp. 31-59. (ELMI-PEJHOUHESHI)

2) “A Post-Structuralist Reading on Henry James’s ‘The Figure in the
    Carpet’.” (2012). Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2 (9): pp. 1922-
    1930. (ISC)

3) “A Theory of Realistic Representation in Henry James.” (2012). Studies in
     Literature and Language, 5 (3): pp. 73-80. (CSCanada)

4) «درآمدي بر (روششناسي) تحليل ساختگراي داستان» (“An Introduction to the [Methodology
    of] Structural Analysis of Fiction.”) (2012 = 1392). Narrative Fiction (A Journal 
    of the Faculty of Letters & Humanities of Razi University). This paper is in
    Persian.

5) “A Theory of Literary Structuralism in (Henry James).” (2013). Theory and
     Practice in Language Studies, 3 (2): pp. 285-292. (ISC)

6) “Metaphorical Signification in The Wings of the Dove: A Deconstructive
    Reading.” (2014). Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 4 (6): pp. 1162-
    1170. (ISC)

7) with Mojtaba Jeihouni. (2014) “Aestheticism versus Realism? Narcissistic 
    Mania of the Unheeded Soul in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.”
    Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 4 (7): pp. 1445-1451. (ISC)

8) “A Theory of Literary Realism.” (2014). Theory and Practice in Language 
    Studies, 4 (8): pp. 1628-1635. (ISC)

9) “The Experience of (Cultural) Reality in Henry James’s The
     Ambassadors.” (2015). Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5 (4): pp. 
     810-817. (ISC)

10) “Revisionism for Modernizing Experience in The Golden Bowl: A New-
      Historical Perspective”. (2015). Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5
      (5): pp. 1007-1015. (ISC)

11) with Ali Ghaderi. (2015). “Psychoanalytic Perspective of Trauma in John
      Barth’s The Development: Nine Stories.” 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of 
      English Language Studies, 21 (2): pp. 131-140. (SCOPUS)

12) with Hamed Faizi. (2015). “Dialogism and Carnival in Virginia Woolf’s To the
      Lighthouse.” Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 6 (3): pp. 109-114.
      (DOAJ)

13) with Hamed Faizi. (2015). “Distorted Dialogue in Richard Matheson’s I Am
      Legend: A Bakhtinian Perspective.” Advances in Language and Literary
      Studies, 6 (4): pp. 36-40. (DOAJ)

14) with Mahin Pourmorad Naseri. (2015). “Power Relations in Parinoush
      Sani’ee’s Sahm-e Man (The Book of Fate): A New-Historical Perspective.”
      Epiphany: Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies, 8 (3): pp. 128-146. (DOAJ)

15) with Mohammad-Javad Haj’jari. (2015). “On the Panoptical Eye of Self-Caring
      in Nabokov’s The Eye: A Foucauldian Analysis.” K@ta, 17 (1): pp. 33-40.
      (DOAJ)

16) with Mohammad-Javad Haj’jari. (2015). “On the Chaotic Metaphors in
      Crashaw’s ‘Bulla’.” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in
      Humanities, 2 (3): pp. 80-90. (ESCOPUS)

17) with Mohammad Javad Ebrahimi. (2015). “Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy as 
      ‘Historiographic Metafiction’.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5
      (9): pp. 1908-1915. (ISC)

18. “Penetrating into the Dark: An Archetypal Approach to Joseph Conrad’s 
      Heart of Darkness.” (2015). Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5 (6): 
      pp. 1206-1210. (ISC)

19) with Moein Moradi. (2016). “An Analysis of ‘Closure’ and ‘Equilibrium’ in
      Mathew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook in the Light of Gestalt
      Psychology.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 6 (3): pp. 610-616.
      (ISC)

20) “Techniques of Unreadability in The Wings of the Dove.” Marang: Journal of 
      Language and Literature, (accepted for publication in 2016). (MLA
      International Bibliography)

21. with Mojtaba Jeihouni. (2016). “For the Love of an Ideal: Sufism and
      Renunciation of the Self in George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan.” Pertanika
      Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 24 (2): pp. 619-638. (ISI)

22. with Ali Ghaderi. (2016). “Faith and Reason in the Mad Subjectivity: Cormac 
      McCarthy’s Post-apocalyptic Narrative The Road.” Gema Online Journal of
      Language Studies, 16 (2): pp. 173-185. (SCOPUS)

23. with Pouria Torkamaneh. (2016). “Paul Auster’s The Locked Room as a
      Critique of the Hyperreal.” 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English 
      Language Studies, 22 (2): pp. 199-207. (SCOPUS)

24. with Gholamhossein Mahmoud Soltani. (2016). “The Double Position of
      ‘Waiting for Godot.’” (Accepted for publication in Rupkatha Journal on
       Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities). (SCOPUS)

25. with Foroogh Emam. (2016). “Sly Maggie: Her Deafening Silence.” An
      Abstract accepted for publication (in the form of a complete research article) 
      in European Journal of Women’s Studies. (SCOPUS)


Conference Presentations
1. (May, 2, 2012). “A Post-Structuralist Reading on Henry James’s ‘The Figure in
    the Carpet’.” A National Conference on Issues in English Literature and
    Language Teaching: New Trends and Criticisms. English Department of
    Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran.

2. “Dastan Be’onvan-e Fazayee baraye Motale’at-e Ferhangi (“Fiction as a Space
     for Cultural Studies”). (2016). International Congress on Literature, Mysticism,
     and Philosophy. Torbat Haydariyyeh University, Torbat Haydarieyyeh, Iran.

3. with Payam Hassanzadeh Ghalebsaz. (September 7-9, 2016). “The
    Unnameable: The Story of the Impossible Silence.” The 14th International
    Congress New Dimensions of Philology (Languages, Linguistics, Literature
    and Culture). Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain.

4. with Payam Hassanzadeh Ghalebsaz. (September 7-9, 2016). “The Collusion
    of Representational and Immanent Aspects of Language in Thomas
    Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.” The 14th International Congress New 
    Dimensions of Philology (Languages, Linguistics, Literature and Culture).
    Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain.



Theses Supervised
1) “Signification in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and Light in August” (by Mohammad-Javad Kashi, Defended in October 2015)

2) “Self-liberation in John Barth’s Chimera: A Postmodernist Reading” (by Naser Shahkarami, in progress)

3) “A Critical Study of Power Relations in Stephen King’s The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.”(by Ali Salehi, in progress)

4) “The Role of the Reader in John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman: A Reader-Oriented Approach.” (by Fardin Badakhsh, in progress)

5) “The Ambivalent Hybrid Subject in Negotiation with the Western Discourse Interstices in Selected Novels of J. M. Coetzee.” (by Mohammad Ghaderi, in progress)

6) “A Comparative Analysis of the Selected Poetry of Nima Yushij and T. S. Eliot in the Light of ‘Chaos Theory’.” (by Mahin Pourmorad Naseri, in progress)



Papers Reviewed
1) “Ta’amoli dar zharfsakht-e Roman-e Ziba” (“A Look on the Understructure of Hejazi’s Ziba”. (ordered by Journal of Persian Language & Literature of Tabriz University on 09/03/1392).

2) “Ta’amoli dar Adab-o-Rosoum-e Dastan-e Samak-e Ayyar” (“A Look on the Narrative Conventions of Samak-e Ayyar”) (ordered by Narrative Fiction, a Journal of Department of Persian Language & Literature of Razi University).

3) “Snow White in a New Aspect.” (03/02/2016). (for Metaphors: Contemporary Studies in Literature and Language.

4. “The Art of Storytelling as an Exploration of Re-writing Gender Roles in Grace Paley’s ‘A Conversation with My Father.’” (06/06/2016). (for Epiphany: Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies.)

5. with Gholamhossein Mahmoud Soltani. (07/07/2016). “An Investigation of Inaction in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot: A Literary Darwinian Perspective.” for Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities.


Abstracts Reviewed
1) "Dysfunctional Families and Predestination in the Fiction of Thomas Hardy" (a paper abstract delivered in the 10th International TELSI Conference, English Department of Shahid Beheshti University in September 2012).

2) "Post-modern Utopia; Mehrjui, Irony and the End of Tragedy" (a paper abstract delivered in the 10th International TELSI Conference, English Department of Shahid Beheshti University in September 2012).

3) "Ideology and Repression: An Althusserian Study of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities" (a paper abstract delivered in the 10th International TELSI Conference, English Department of Shahid Beheshti University in September 2012).

4) "Parody and Self-Conscious Narration in E. L. Doctorow's Welcome to Hard Times" (a paper abstract delivered in the 10th International TELSI Conference, English Department of Shahid Beheshti University in September 2012).

5) "Teaching Children in Poverty-ridden Regions: Implications for Fresh English Teachers" (a paper abstract delivered in the 10th International TELSI Conference, English Department of Shahid Beheshti University in September 2012).


Courses Taught (Razi University)
A. Doctoral

“Contemporary English Fiction”
“Contemporary Dramatic Literature”
“Shakespeare Studies”
“17th-Century Poets” (co-taught with a colleague)

B. M. A.

“Literary Theory”
“English Novel”
“Literature in Linguistics”
“17th-and 18th-Century Literature”


B. Undergraduate

“A Survey of English Literature”
“Literary Criticism”
“18th- and 19th-Century Novel”
“20th-Century Novel”
“Short Fiction”
“Advanced Prose Appreciation”
“Simple Prose Texts”
“Practice of Literary Terminology”
"Literary Schools"
“Literary Translation”
“Oral Reproduction of Short Stories”
“An Introduction to Literature”
“Research Writing”
“Translation of Islamic Texts”
“Reading Comprehension”
“English for Special Purposes”
“General English”


Courses Taught (Ilam University)
“A Survey of English Literary History”
“English Poetry”
“English Drama”


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