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Full Name: Dr. Bushra Juhi Jani Gender: Female  Birthdate: 1966  Nationality: Iraq Degree: PhD  Academic Title: Lecturer College\Center: College of Medicine  Departement: Physiology and Medical Physics Major: Major in English Literature/ Drama & Novel  Specialty: Specialty in English Literature/Drama & Novel Occupation: University lecturer Mother Language: Arabic  Other Languages: Arabic and English Work email: bushrajani@nahrainuniv.edu.iq Personal email: bushrajj@yahoo.com
EDUCATION
  • - PhD in English Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities/ The University of Sheffield (2018). Thesis: ‘Violence in Margaret Drabble and Selected Iraqi Novels: A Comparative Study’
  • - Master of Arts in English Literature, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University (1999). Thesis: ‘Hamlet in Modern Drama: Reflections and Adaptations in Selected Plays’.
  • - Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Dept. of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University (1989)
APPOINTMENTS
  • - Lecturer, Al-Nahrain University/ Baghdad since March 2020
  • - Lecturer in English Literature/ Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, Al-Mustansiriyah University/ Baghdad 2001-2020.
Research Interest
  • Research interests lie in the areas of Gender Studies, Medical and Health Humanities, Drama Therapy, Teaching English as a foreign Language, English literature, Iraqi-Jewish literature, Iraqi novels, Movie Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and translation.
TEACHINING EXPERINENCE
  • -English for Medical and Heath Humanities 2023-2024
  • -Academic English - postgraduate studies - College of Medicine 2023-3024
  • -EFL Teacher, International Summer School - Bradfield College – UK - 17-20 July 2023
  • -EFL Teacher, International Summer School - The University of Reading – UK - 4-17 July 2023
  • - Medical English – 1st year medical students- - Supporting Sciences Unit - 2023
  • - Academic English – High Diploma & M.SC. / High Institute for Infertility Diagnosis and ART/ First Semester 2021-2022
  • - General English online – First, Second, Third, Fourth Years - Supporting Sciences Unit – College of Medicine 2020-2021, 2021-2022.
  • - Literary Criticism – Fourth Year - Department of English Language and Literature – Mustansiriyah University (2018-2020)
  • - English Novel – second year - Department of English Language and Literature – Mustansiriyah University (2010-2013)
  • - General English for Non-Departmental – third and fourth years – Department of French Language – Mustansiriyah University (2003-2013)
  • -English Drama - second year - Department of English Language and Literature – Mustansiriyah University (2001-2003)
  • - Comprehension - second year - Department of English Language and Literature – Mustansiriyah University (2002-2003)
  • - Introduction to English Literature - Department of English Language and Literature – Mustansiriyah University (2001-2003)
AWARDS
  • - Won eight medals from the scientific platform (ARID) first, second and third as an Activist at ARID scientific Events in 2023, 2021 and 2020 and the forth as an Entrepreneur Researcher, the fourth as an Innovative and the fifth as Distinguished publisher and the sixth and the seventh as Distinguished Page Badge for the year 2021 and for the year 2022.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • -Member of The British Royal Society of Literature RSL since 2020
  • - The editorial board member of International Journal of Literature and Arts (http://www.literarts.org/editorialboard), since February 22, 2022.
  • - The reviewer of English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) (http://ells.ccsenet.org), since Nov. 8, 2021.
  • -Member of The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) since 2020
  • - Member of North American Victorian Studies Association: The Central Online Victorian Educator (COVE) since 2020
  • -Member of Arab Society of English Language Studies (ASELS) since 2020.
  • -Member of " ARID " Online Platform, since 2020
  • - Member of the Cultural Committee and Public Relations, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University (2018-2019)
  • - Member of the Cultural Committee of English Department, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University (2018-2019)
Conferences, symposiums and workshops
  • “Traumatic Narratives and Resurgence: Yazidi Women’s Voices in Iraqi Novels and Memoirs.” 7th TRAUMA AND NIGHTMARE International Interdisciplinary Conference (ONLINE). 14-15 March 2024. University of Gdansk, Poland.
  • “The Tragedy of Karbala and Postmemory: Rituals, Mourning, and Identity in Iraqi Shi’a Communities.” 5th POSTMEMORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD International Interdisciplinary Conference (ONLINE) 22-23 February 2024. University of Gdansk, Poland.
  • “The Ziyarat Arbaeen Model: Unintended Drama Therapy and Collective Healing in Crowd Dynamics,” The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) Virtual Conference (November 18-19, 2023)
  • - “Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great and the Tragedy of Karbala”, the 2023 (SCRC) South Central Renaissance Conference’s “Exploring the Renaissance 2023 An International Conference”, April 27-April 29. Berkeley, USA.
  • - Reading a short story, “Dreams and Nightmares”, 6th Trauma and Nightmare International Interdisciplinary Conference (ONLINE) 16-17 March 2023, University of Gdańsk, Poland.
  • -“Postmemory and exile: Samir Naqqash’s life and work and the Culture of an Ancient Iraqi Jewish Minority” 4th "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", International Interdisciplinary Conference, 23-24 February 2023, online, University of Gdańsk, Poland.
  • -“Language and Deixis of Nostalgia in Iraqi-Jewish Literature: Samir Naqqash’s Tenants and Cobwebs”, The Critical Approaches to Language, Literature and Translation Studies Conference, 24-25 of November 2021 at the Middle East University in Amman, Jordan.
  • - “Traces of Scheherazade in Margaret Drabble’s The Red Queen: Transcultural Intertextuality Reading”, 2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference (RIOC), virtually, 28-30/08/ 2021.
  • 1- “Medical and Health Humanities as a New Rapidly Growing Transdisciplinary Academic Field”, “العلوم الانسانية الطبية والصحية كمجال اكاديمي حديث متعدد الاختصاصات وسريع النمو”, The 8th virtual conference of Arid Platform 15-20 June 2021.
  • 2- ‘The Search for Identity in Doris Lessing’s The Good Terrorist and Abdallah Thabit’s The Twentieth Terrorist’, 1st Rupkatha International Open Conference (RIOC), virtually, 20/08/ 2020.
  • 3- ‘The Impact of Orwell’s 1984 on Abdul-Sattar Nasir’s Novel, Eggplant Peels (2007)’, UCL’s conference, Rebel? Prophet? Relic? Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019 on 24-25 May 2019 in UK.
  • 4- ‘Retelling ‘The Nights’; Reappropriating Shahrzad? An Ancient Classic or an Orientalist Other?! The complex history and reception of ‘The Thousand and One Nights’ and the role of Shahrzad as its story-teller’, Narrative and Postcolonialism International Conference, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, 15-16 April, 2019
  • 5-‘The Reincarnation of Scheherazade as a Leader and figure for fictional narrative in Saturn Ladies’, Women’s Leadership Symposium in Oxford on 5, 6 and 7 December, 2018
  • 6- ‘Feline Trauma in Frankenstein in Baghdad’, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), 11-14 August 2016 in Berkeley University in California
  • 7- ‘The Reincarnation of Scheherazade as a figure for fictional narrative in Saturn Ladies: Lutfiya Al-Dulaimi and her female characters Recall their Grandmothers’ desperate fight to survive’, in ‘Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds Conference’, The School of English, The University of Sheffield, 19 May 2016
  • 8-‘Violence as the Abject in Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad: An Iraqi Adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’, Romantic Heirs conference, School of English/ The University of Sheffield, 17 Jan. 2014
  • 9-‘Dietary Transgression in Margaret Drabble’s The Pure Gold Baby’, Transitions and Transgressions: A postgraduate and early-career researcher conference Thursday 11th September 2014. A one-day postgraduate and early-career researcher conference Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University
  • 10-‘Gastronomic Identity in Margaret Drabble’s The Pure Gold Baby’, School of English PG Colloquium, The University of Sheffield, 29 May 2014
  • 11-‘Marlowe’s Tamburlaine The Great and Imam Hussein’. The Third Al-Taf Forum, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University, 2013.
  • 12-‘The Origin of Tashabih (Passion) Plays’. The Second Al-Taf Forum, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University, 2012.
  • Workshops:
  • - Moderated a virtual seminar entitled, “Artificial and Augmented Intelligence (AI) in the University: Implications for Teaching and Research,” by Dr Craig Klugman, Vincent de Paul Professor of Bioethics & Health Humanities, DePaul University, Chicago, USA, held by the Continuing Centre of Al-Nahrain University on 6 June 2023
  • - “Creative Writing” workshop, College of Medicine, Apr. 12, 2022.
  • - “Speed Reading” workshop, College of Medicine, Mar. 7, 2022.
  • - “Proofreading” workshop, College of Medicine, Feb. 22, 2022.
  • - “How to Cope with Exam Stress” workshop, College of Medicine, Jan. 10, 2022.
  • - A training course on “How to Avoid Plagiarism – Proofreading”, College of Medicine, Nov. 2, 2021.
  • - Moderating a workshop on “Art in Shelter: Creativity and Mental Health” given by Professor Victoria Tischler from Exeter University, UK arranged by the Continuing Education Center in Al-Nahrain University on Oct. 28, 2021.
  • - Presentation Skills in English Language, College of Medicine, on 12 Oct. 2021.
  • - Self-Publishing and Beyond, online workshop, college of Medicine, on 10 July 2021
  • - Reading for the Exam, Online workshop for students, College of Medicine on 9 July 20201
  • - Self-Publishing, online workshop 25 June 2021, College of Medicine
  • - Speed Reading Techniques, College of Medicine on 27 May 2021
  • - Health Humanities with Professor Paul Crawford from the University of Nottingham, on 21 May 2021, online workshop, College of Medicine
  • - ‘How to deal with Exam Anxiety’, 7-9 January 2019, Extramural Studies (Continuing Education), Mustansiriyah University
  • - ‘How to deal with Exam Anxiety’, 15 January 2019, Dept. of English Language and Literature, College of Arts, Mustansiriyah University
  • - ‘Presentation Skills’, 28-29 April 2019 Extramural Studies (Continuing Education), Mustansiriyah University
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