GUST English Language and Literature (GELL)


Monday, April 17 - Thursday, April 20, 2017


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Venue Time Event Presenter(s)
Hotel 8:30 Bus pick-up at the hotel  
W6-Hall 8:00-10:00 Registration  
W6-200 10:00-10:30 Opening Remarks  
W6-200 10:30-11:15 Keynote: Translingual Imagination Prof. Steven G. Kellman, University of Texas
W1-153 11:15-11:30 Coffee break  
N4-102 11:30-1:30  Panel 1          Translingual Crossings Chair: Dr. Piers Smith
  Translingual Irony in Nabokov and Beckett Dr. Yulia Naughton, GUST
Border Crossing in Language and Literature Dr. Inas Mahfouz and Dr. Kathy Nixon, AUK
Negotiating meanings of Muslimness, Americanness, and Border Zone in Mohja Khaf's "The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf" Dr. Dalal Sarnou, Mostaganem University, Algeria
Transculturalism  Dr. Thorsten Botz-Bornstein, GUST
W6-Hall 1:30-3:00 Lunch All GELL Participants
W6-200 3:00-4:00 Keynote: Voice and Change Joumana Haddad
W-153 4:00-4:15 Coffee break  
N4-203 4:15-6:00 Panel 2           Trans-Shakespeare Chair: Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi
  The Alien Within Dr. Piers Smith, GUST
The Reversing Arrow of Time: Chrono-psychology of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth Prof. Gayane Hovhannisyan, HCT, Oman
'Such a Transformation!" Shakespeare Remade, Sulayman Al Bassam's Richard III: An Arab Tragedy Dr. Yusur Al Madani, KU
W4-203 4:15-6:00 Panel 3             Voices of Arab Women Chair: Dr. Gerald Naughton
  Writing the Mother Tongue in a Different Language: Translingualism in Contemporary Gulf Arab Women's Short Stories Dr. Angelica Maria De Angelis, AUK
Translating the Muslim Woman in a Cross-Cultural World Dr. Banan Daraiseh, AOU
Strategies of Desire and Limitless Language in Kuwaiti Poet's Nejoud Al Yagout's Work Dr. Shahd Alshammari, GUST
Female Writing and Sacrifice in Contemporary Palestine and Early Modern England's Writings  Dr. Bilal Hamamra, Al Najah National University, Palestine
W6-Hall 6:00-7:30 Welcoming dinner All GELL Participants
18 April DAY TWO   Literature and Creative Writing  
Venue Time Event Speaker
Hotel 9:00 Bus pick up at the hotel  
W6-200 10:00-11:00 Poetry Reading  
W6-Hall 11:0-11:15 Coffee break  
W4-102 11:30-1:00 Panel 4         Texts and Imaginary Landscapes  Chair:   Dr. Piers Smith
  Poetics of Universal Dialogue: Transcultural Encounters in the Poetry of Li-Young Lee  Dr. Hend Hamed, Ain Shams University
James Baldwin's Translingual Imagination Dr. Gerald Naughton, GUST
Translingualism and Student Creative Writing in the Middle East Dr. Rosalind Buckton-Tucker, AUK
The Translatability of a Metaphor in Literature Dr. Anna Chitaand and Dr. Christos Stavrou, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus  (virtual presentation)
On campus 1:00-2:00 Lunch  
N5-002 2:00-4:00  Panel 5           Creative Writing Chair: Dr. Shahd Al Shammari
  F( r)ictions from the Critical Imaginary Dr. Omar Sabbagh, AUD
Writing and Space: Physical and Psychological Influence Nada Faris
The Rise of Spoken Word Poetry in the GCC Afra Atiq, Phd Candidate, UAE
Poetry Videos: There is No Poet; This Nejoud Al Yagout
W1-153 4:00-4:15 Coffee break  
W6-200 4:15-5:00 Keynote: Finding Common Cause in Fiction: Toward an Ethics of 'What Could Happen If'  Dr. Mai Al Nakib, Kuwait University
  5:00-8:00 Sightseeing; Dinner in Kuwait City  
19 April DAY THREE   Linguistics, Translation and Language Pedagogy  
Venue Time Event Speaker
Hotel 9:00 Bus pick up at the hotel  
W6-200 10:00-11:00 Keynote: How Does Linguistics Help Us Teach Language Better? Prof. Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton
W1-153 11:00-11:15 Coffee break  
N4-102 11:15-1:15 Panel 6            Language Pedagogy Chair: Dr.  Marta Tryzna
  Texts and Counter-texts: Service Learning, Literature, and Human Rights Dr. Adrian Wurr, GUST
Improving Student Achievement and Behavior through Creating Teacher Learning Communities in Public Schools in Kuwait Dr. Janet Testerman, GUST
Writing Centers in Kuwait: A SWAT Analysis Dr. Deniz Erguvan, GUST
Language Essentials: What EFL Students Need to Master Dr. Rafe Zaabalawi, GUST
Murouj Mall  1:30-3:30 Lunch (transportation provided)  
W6-200 3:30-4:30 Keynote: The Competing Systems Hypothesis Prof. Jason Rothman, University of Reading
N4-203 4:30-6:30  Panel 7            Translation and Discourse Panel Chair: Dr. Ivan Ivanov
  Citizen Journalism, Translation, and Transnational Communication of Narratives Dr. Fadi Jaber, University of Ottawa
Does Translator Training Influence the Role and the Responsibility of the Translator? Dr. Dhyiaa Borresly, Cardiff University
Adaptation in AVT for Children: A Narrative Theory Approach Dr. Rania Yacoub, AOU
English Focus Structures in Arabic Translation: A Case Study of Gibran's The Prophet Ms. Bushra Kalakh, KU
Using a Novel Triad for Analysing Public Discourse: A Case Study of Kuwait Police PR Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi, GUST
W4-203 4:30-6:30  Panel 8          Multilingualism in Education Chair: Dr. Janet Testerman
  Attitudes toward Multilingualism in Kuwait Dr. Holly Pak, Dr. Marta Tryzna, and Dr. Shahd Al Shammari
Informal Translingualism and Mixing methodologies in an English Critical reading and Writing Course: Threshold Concepts and Arabic in the 'Step 5' Approach Dr. Muhammad Sid-Ahmad Ismail, AUK
Co-teaching in the L2 Classroom Ms. Dalal Boland and Mr. Khalifa Al Khalifa, PAAET
Definiteness in Kuwaiti Arabic and Associated L1 Transfer Effects in L2 English Dr. Ivan Ivanov and Dr. Marta Tryzna, GUST
20 April DAY FOUR  Linguistics, Translation, and Language Pedagogy  
Venue Time Event Speaker
Hotel 9:00 Bus pick up at the hotel  
W6-200 10:00-11:00 Keynote: Translation Proverbs: The Instrumentalisation of Conventional Wisdom Prof. Lawrence Venuti, Temple University
W1-153 11:0-11:15 Coffee break  
W4-102 11:30-1:30 Panel 9: Student Presentations Chair: Dr. Adrian Wurr
  Interpretations on the Quran and Women Verses Ethar Siddig Alnoor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hold the Reins: The Horse-Human Bond.  Fajer Alsabah, GUST
Transadapting a Soviet-Russian Film for the Arab Audience: The Case Study of Burnt by the Sun.  Katsiaryna Panasiuk, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Students Researching and Reflecting on Language in Kuwait Naila Ghani, Zainab Al Arbash, Zainab Nabi and Holly Pak, GUST
Transculturalism in Michael Ondaatje's Work: Anil's Ghost  Sara Chamma, GUST
W6-Hall 1:30-3:00 Closing lunch All GELL Participants