Yarmouk University

Curriculum Vitae
Susanne Ramadan Shunnaq
Associate Professor
Department of English Language and Literature/ Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
English Department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University,
Muscat, Oman
[email protected] & [email protected]
Mobile: ++968-92082951
Education
1995-2000
1990-1993
1987-1990
1981-1987
1979-1981
1975-1979
Fulbright Scholar, Graduate program at The Pennsylvania State University in
modern and contemporary American literature. Dissertation entitled "The
Transitional Epic Hero in American Literature: Alger, Fitzgerald, and the
Philosophy of Success."
MA program in English language and literature, minor in English phonetics,
phonology, and syntax. Thesis entitled “Survival Disavowal: A Pattern Study of
Fitzgerald’s Major Protagonists.”
BA with honors, Yarmouk University. Major in English language and literature,
minor in Education.
Secondary school, Jordan
Secondary school in Vienna, Austria.
Elementary school in Vienna, Austria.
Employment
2013Sultan Qaboos University, English Department, Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences, Muscat, Oman.
2011- now Member in the Committee for the Jordanian National Exam in the Jordanian
Ministry of Higher Education
2012
Erasmus Mundus Co-Investigator (Co-I) for JOSYLEEM scholarship program
2010-2012
Member in the Higher Education Committee in the Jordanian Ministry of Higher
Education
2010-2012
Director of the Language Center & Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) Program
at Yarmouk University
2010- now Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature,
Yarmouk University
2000-2010
Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature,
Yarmouk University
1999-2000
Fellowship Recipient at The Pennsylvanian State University
1997-2000
Teaching assistant at The Pennsylvania State University/ English Department.
Courses include: Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Writing, Literature.
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1998-1999
1993-1995
1990-1992
Research assistant for Dr. Sandra Whipple Spanier/ Pennsylvania State
University.
Teaching and Research Assistant at Yarmouk University/ Department of English.
Grader and proctor at Yarmouk University/ Department of English.
Memberships
2013- now Member in the Advisory Board of the Journal entitled Kiraat issued by the
Faculty of Arts, University Mascara/ Algiers
2011- now Member in the Middle Eastern Studies Association
2011
Member in the Fulbright pre-doctoral selection committee for Fulbright nominees
in Jordan
1994- now Member in the Jordanian Translators’ Association (J.T.A.).
Departmental Activities at Sultan Qaboos University
2013Member in the Education English Accreditation Liaison Committee
2013Member in the Quality and Accreditation Committee
Departmental Activities at Yarmouk University
2012-2013
Member in the Departmental undergraduate and graduate study plan committee
2012-2013
Member in the Language Center Council
2011-2012
Member in the Committee for rehabilitation of University Housing
2011-2012
Member in the Committee for rehabilitation of Specialized Libraries
2010-2012
Member in the Recruitment and Scholarship Committee
2009-2010
Graduate Studies Committee Member
2009-2010
Conference Coordinator for the 19th International Conference of English
language, literature, and translation at Yarmouk University
2008-2009
Member in the Departmental Students Issues Committee
2007-2009
Departmental Coordinator for E 220 (Survey of British Literature) & E221
(Survey of American Literature)
2007-2009
Departmental B.A. Study Plan Committee Member
2007
Member in the Faculty Committee for Quality Assurance
2006-2007
Conference Committee Member for the 18th International Conference on English
language, literature, and translation at Yarmouk University
2006-2007
Member in the Student Issues Committee
2006-2007
Assigned M.A. Student Advisor
2006
Member in the Aptitude Exam (ELT) Committee
2005-2006
Representative of English Department in the Council of the Faculty of Arts
2005
Member Aptitude Exam (ELT) Committee
2004-2005
Conference Committee Member for the 17th International Conference on English
language, literature, and translation at Yarmouk University
2004-2005
Member in the Socio-Cultural Committee
2004-2005
Member in the B.A. Study Plan Committee
2002-2003
Graduate Studies Committee Member
2001-2002
Conference Committee Member for the 16th International Conference on English
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2001-2002
2000-2001
1993-1994
language, literature, and translation at Yarmouk University
Member in the Library Committee
Graduate Studies Committee Member
Conference Committee Member for the 11th International Conference on English
language, literature, and translation at Yarmouk University
Faculty Committees at Yarmouk University
2005-2006
Member in the Library Committee in the Faculty of Arts Council.
2005-2006
Member in the Advisory and Orientation Committee in the Faculty of Arts
Council.
2005-2006
Member in the Inquisition and Disciplinary Committee in the Faculty of Arts
Council.
2005-2006
Member in the Student Issues Committee in the Faculty of Arts Council.
Research
Published Research
1) Mufeed Al-Abdullah and Susanne Ramadan. (October 2012). “Shakespeare’s Language
Strategies in Hamlet.” Journal of Literature and Art Studies 2, 10.
2) Shunnaq, Mohammed, Susanne Ramadan. (2012). Camel-Trekking in Jordan: Between
Oriental Perception and Authentic Tourist Expectation. Camels in Asia and North Africa:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on their Past and Present Significance by Knoll, E. and P.
Burger eds. Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences 177-185, 269.
3) Ramadan, Susanne. (2012). "Conflicting Careers? F. Scott Fitzgerald the Literary Artist
and the Professional Writer. Damascus University Journal 28,1: 85-112. Damascus:
Damascus University.
4) Ramadan, Susanne. (2011). "Transatlantic Influences: Twain's Huckleberry Finn and
Kipling's Kim." Mu'tah Lil-Buhuth wad-Dirasat (Mu'tah Journal for Research and
Studies) 26,1: 9-32. Karak: Mu'tah University.
5) Ramadan, Susanne, Mahmoud Al-Shra'ah. (2010). "Born Too Early or Too Late? James
Sheridan Knowles and the Nineteenth Century Marketplace." Association of Arab
Universities Journal for Arts 7,1:11-29. Irbid: Yarmouk University.
6) Ramadan, Susanne. (March 2010). "The Little 'Extra' He Had: Fitzgerald's Craft in
'Bernice Bobs Her Hair." Revue des Sciences Humaines 18:7-31. Biskra, Algeria:
University of Mohamed Khider.
7) Ramadan, Susanne. (2009). "All that Glitters is not Gold: Trimalchio and the American
Achievement-Oriented Society." Proceedings of the Spring and Fall Conferences of the
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Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers. California, USA: MSI Press.
8) Ramadan, Susanne. "'Switzerland:' An Unpublished Poem of J. S. Knowles." Notes and
Queries 56,3 (2009): 392-393. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
9) Ramadan, Susanne. (2007). "The Problem of Form in American Post-War Drama: Death
of a Salesman Revisited." Cairo Studies in English (CSE): Essays in honour of Rashad
Rushdy Vol.II: 293-315. Cairo: Cairo University.
Supervision of Theses and Dissertations:
2013
Synthesizing Naturalism and Existentialism: A Study of Theodore Dreiser's
Characters in Jennie Gerhardt. Lubna Farraj
2013
Rewriting the Self through Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day and
The Unconsoled. Assil Ghariri
2013
Nocturnal Creativity: The Insomnia Poems of John Keats and Robert Frost.
Muath Al-Azzam
2012
Terrorism as an Anti-Thesis in Selected Contemporary American Novels. Amin
Ata Zaki
2012
Female Solidarity Against Oppression in Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Naylor's
The Women of Brewster Place. Badr Aldeen Al-Zoubi
2011
The Development of Female Poetic Imagination: An Analytical Study of Three
American Women Poets. Waleed Dweiri
2011
Problems Encountered in Translating the Inaugural Speeches of Three American
Presidents: A Case Study. Zeinab Atoum
2011
The Return to the Mother Semiotics in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club and
The Kitchen God’s Wife. Omar Qaishawi
2011
Men in Search of Identity in Three Marlovean Plays. Tahani Smadi
2010
The Translatability of Culture-Specific Aspects in Al-Shaykh's Collection of
Stories 'I Sweep the Sun off the Rooftops.' Haleemeh Bani Abdo
2010
Rudyard Kipling's Kim: A Biographical Study. Mohammed Tbaishat
2009
The Journey to the Middle East in the English Novel: A Study of Benjamin
Disraeli's Tancred. Ali Salameh
2008
A Feminist Study of Selected Fiction by Nawal El-Saadawi and Ahdaf Soueif.
Waed Athamneh
Examiner for M.A. theses & Ph.D Disserations:
2013
"The Postmodern Female/Male Gothic in Stephen King's Misery and Joyce Carol
Oates' The Tattooed Girl" Bashar Hariri. M.A. thesis
2013
"The Disintegration of Family in Jonathan Franzen's The Correction and
Freedom" Fawzyya Kareem. M.A. thesis
2012
“A Study of Orphan Images in Three Novels by Charles Dickens” Nisreen Bani
Hani. M.A thesis
2011
“The Impact of Hemingway on the Arabic Novel” Abdullah Ayyash. Ph.D.
Dissertation
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2011
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2008
2009
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2009
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2009
2007
2007
2007
2005
2002
“Problems Encountered in Translating Figures of Speech in Advertisements” by
Noor Abu-Zeid. M.A thesis
“The Translation of Metaphors used in Reporting the Global Financial Crisis from
English into Arabic” by Elham Hassan Ali. M.A thesis
“Translation and Manipulation in Disney: Aladdin as a Case Study” by
Mohammed Bataineh. M.A thesis
“The Question of Identity in Selected Novels of Mark Twain” Lamees Omoush.
M.A thesis
“Social Impacts on American Detective Fiction: Race, Class, and Gender” Hanan
Jeezawi. M.A thesis
“The African-American’s Sexual Identity in Fiction: A Study of two Novels”
Mais Mayyas. M.A thesis
“The Concept of the ‘Other’ in Spenser’s The Faerie Queene” Amneh Al-Fayez.
M.A thesis
"The Question of Identity in Selected Novels by Chinua Achebe." Ali Asdi. M.A
thesis.
"The Representation of Memory in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and
Anil's Ghost." Asma Al-Heeh. M.A thesis
"The Translation of Metonymy from Arabic into English with Reference to
Tayyib Salih's Novel Season of Migration to the North." Ameen Odeh Bani
Khalid. M.A thesis
“Problems Encountered by UAE University Students in Translating English
Animal Idioms." Adel Nimr. M.A thesis
"Translatability of Style in Modern Arabic Literature: Season of Migration to the
North as an Example." Fadia Huwwari. M.A thesis
"The Strategy of Presenting Womanhood in Edith Wharton's Shorter Fiction.
"Rasha Khashashneh. M.A thesis
"Therapeutics of Vampirism in Selected Novels of Anne Rice." Enas Al-Otoum.
M.A thesis
"Historiographic Metafiction in Michael Ondaatje's Works of Fiction: The
English Patient, Running in the Family, Coming Through Slaughter." Alaa
Jumua. M.A thesis
"The Negotiation of Identity in Anglo-Arab Women Fiction." Zein Al-Azzam
"The Problem of Identity in Asian-American Drama: A Cultural Study." Muath
Al-Azzam
"A Study of the Use of Visual and Peripetetic Imagery in the Poetry of Seamus
Heaney." Feisal Al-Rawashdeh
"Women in Jane Austen: A Feminist Critique." Yara Salman
"Violence and Identity in William Faulkner's Short Stories." Nisreen Abulhaija
Courses Taught at Sultan Qaboos University:
5
Undergraduate Courses
2013
Introduction to Poetry and Drama
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Courses Taught at Yarmouk University
Undergraduate Courses
E 111:
English Language Skills (University Requirement)
E 105:
English Language Skills (Faculty of Arts Requirement)
E 104:
Language Skills Through Literary Texts
E 202:
Writing (1): Writing on the paragraph level
E 206:
Writing (2): Writing on the essay level
E 220:
Survey of British Literature
E 221:
Survey of American Literature
E 320:
Writing (3): Writing themes about literature (critical and argumentative writing)
E 321:
Critical Theory
E 331:
The Novel and the Short Story
E 343:
Restoration and 18th Century British Poetry
E 351:
Beginnings of British Prose until Austin
E 352:
British Prose 1830-1930
E 353:
Modern American Prose
E 355:
Poetry from the Beginnings until 1798
E 356:
Poetry from Romanticism until present
E 357:
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
E 358:
British and American Drama
E 363:
American Fantasy Literature 1900-1940
E 459:
Studies in Genre
E 470:
Studies in Poetry
E 490:
Single Author
E 493:
Special Topic in English Literature
Graduate Courses
E 611:
Research Methodology
E 613:
Studies is the Novel
E 614:
Studies in Critical Theory
E 616:
Western Thought
E 617:
Studies in Pre-Romantic Poetry
E 654:
The British and American Novel
E 666:
English Literature for Graduate Students from the Linguistic Track
Activities and Interests
2012
Presented a paper entitled "The Environment and its Effect on Arabic as a Foreign
Language Acquisition at Yarmouk University in Irbid City” at MESA (Middle
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Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting) in Denver, Colorado, USA 2012.
2012
Attended the Annual University of Mississippi Gathering in Oxford,
Mississippi,USA.
2011
Attended the MESA meeting in Washington D.C. 1-5 Dec. 2011.
2011
Attended a professional development workshop on Teaching Arabic as a Foreign
Language organized by CET Academic Programs
2011
Participated in an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Assessment Workshop
organized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
English Language Supervisor at Yarmouk University Model School for
Preschool, 2nd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade males and females
2007-2008
2008
Translation & Commentary for Yarmouk University Documentary Project #2
2007
Translation & Commentary for Yarmouk University Documentary Project #1
2000-2009
TOEFL Instructor at The Queen Rania Center, Yarmouk University
1993-1995
TOEFL Instructor at Community Service Center, Yarmouk University
1993
Participated in ESP workshop (English for Special Purposes) at Jordan University
of Science and Technology on classroom research, material evaluation,
developing tests, and project sustainability.
1992
Lectured in a number of Jordanian schools on English language problems faced
by students
1992-1995
Voluntary coordinator and member of remedial program in Department of English
at Yarmouk University. Program included courses in English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, and TOEFL. Taught English and
German
Academic Honors and Awards
1999-2000
Fellowship from English Department at The Pennsylvania State University.
1995-1997
Recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for Ph.D program in American Literature.
1990
Honored by president of Yarmouk University for ranking first among 222 BA
graduates.
1988-1990
Recipient of annual Yarmouk University awards for distinguished students.
Special Skills
Languages:
7
German:
English:
Arabic:
Spanish:
French:
mother tongue, fluent in written and spoken German
native-like
native-like
moderate knowledge
school French only
References
1. Professor Adrian Roscoe, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. Cell-phone#: 95878130.
2. Professor Sultan T. Abu-Orabi Aladwan, Secretary General of the Association of
Arab Universities (AARU), President of the Jordanian Chemical Society, Secretary
General of the Arab Union of Chemists. Office: (962 6) 5062048, Mobile: (962)
795600448, Fax: (962 6) 5062051. E-mail: [email protected],
[email protected]
3. Professor Mohammed Sawaie, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures, 232 Cabell Hall, P.O. Box 400781, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781 536. E-mail: [email protected]
4.
Judy Gregson Schwab, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor, 425
Administration Building, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Tel.
479.575.4149 or 479.530.3752 (mobile). E-mail: [email protected]
Personal
- Nationality:
- Social Status:
Austrian
married, 2 children
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