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Amr Elsherif

Visiting Fulbright Scholar

in Arabic

South 317
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5247
amr@geneseo.edu

Amr Elsherif is a visiting faculty member at Geneseo for the 2012-2013 school year.

Faculty Information

Education

  • 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.

Research Interests

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.
  • (Book) Beyond Modernism: Reading Beckett as a Postmodernist. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller. 2011
  • (Book) The Dialectic of Aesthetic Modernism: Kant, Hegel, Ortega Y Gasset, Eliot. Cairo: The General Book Association. 2009. (in Arabic)