Najla Jarkas

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, American Univeristy of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. I joined AUB in 2010 from Aleppo, Syria, where I served as Dean of Students Affairs and Academic Orientation at the Al-Shahba Private University (formerly Gulf University). From 2000-2008, I 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. I earned my PhD in English Literature at the University of Reading (UK) and my dissertation’s special focus was on the poetic sensibility of Walter de la Mare (1873-1956). My recent research interests lie at the intersections of Writing Studies, Modern Literature, the Literary Fantastic, Nonsense Literature, and the Digital Humanities. I am a member of the coordinating committee of the biennial Digital Humanities Institute Beirut, the Member Coordinator of AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts Initiatives, and have just recently joined the International Advisory Board of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada. I tweet @NajlaJarkas1 and can be reached by email at: or via the contact form below.





American University of Beirut

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