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Asma Jahamah

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Asma Jahamah

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Biography

Asma Jahamah is a doctoral candidate at the department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies . Her thesis examines neo-imperial and postcolonial representations of terror in post-'9/11' Anglophone novels that were first published in the UK and the USA. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, postcolonial and comparative literature, 9/11 US and UK literature, terrorism studies, and Islamic feminism. Jahamah has presented a paper at the BCLA conference (Warwick University, 2017) and has an upcoming conference paper at the London Center for Interdisciplinary Research (2018). Prior to starting her doctorate, she taught courses in English language and literature at the University of Jordan.

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Terror in Post-9/11 Anglophone Fiction

This thesis is interested in examining the neo-imperial and postcolonial representations of terror in post 9/11 Anglophone literary fiction. Terror has become a central theme in literary works of fiction about the aftermath of 9/11 and 'war on terror'. I intend to interrogate this theme in relation to the representations of terrorism, counter-terrorism, Islam and the making of a terrorist in the narrative of selected novels that were first published in the UK and the USA.

Supervisor: Dr Jak Peake

Contact

aj16357@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus