- Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Criticism, Cairo University (Egypt), 2011.
- M.A. in English Literature, Cairo University (Egypt), 2003.
- B.A. in English, Tanta University (Egypt), 1998.
Dr Amr Elsherif is particularly interested in literary criticism and cultural studies, in addition to his interest in literature and the disciplines dealing with it. He has done research on Adorno, Derrida, Heidegger, deconstruction and the Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He also published many articles on aesthetics, hermeneutics and their interrelations. Modernist and postmodern concepts of literature as well as the issues of autonomy, avant-gardism and the postmodern challenge to both lie within his area of interest. Dr Elsherif's latest work seeks to offer a deconstructive reading of the issue of cultural and national identity.
Publications and Professional Activities
- “What Has Life Taught Me? An Autobiography” By Galal Amin. A Book review in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Vol. 12 No. 3 2010.
- “Death of the Self in Modern and Contemporary Arabic Poetry” in Aleph 30, 2010.
- “Art, Religion and Society: A Reading of T.S. Eliot” in Ibdaa (Winter, 9) 2009.
Beyond Modernism: Reading Beckett as a Postmodernist. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller. 2011
The Dialectic of Aesthetic Modernism: Kant, Hegel, Ortega Y Gasset, Eliot. Cairo: The General Book Association. 2009. (in Arabic)