School of the Arts, English and Drama

Postgraduate research

Amir M Andwari

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In his MA thesis, Amir applied Julia Kristeva’s psychoanalytic theories to Virginia Woolf’s To the Light House. He has been a lecturer in his home country, Iran, from 2003 to 2014, during which he has taught a variety of literary courses. He has shown interest in a variety of research topics but his main goal was to apply Kristeva’s psychoanalytic theories to literature of a different era. After teaching English drama to Iranian students for some years, he came to this conclusion that Shakespeare’s plays could be approached using Kristeva’s key psychoanalytic terms, and that is the reason he chose England for his PhD. At the moment, Amir is a PhD student in Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University and is currently working on some Shakespearean plays and aims to apply, specifically, Kristeva’s views regarding ‘the abject’ to them.

Dr Joan Fitzpatrick, Senior Lecturer in English 

Professor Nigel Wood, Professor of Literature Specialism: Enlightenment Scholar

“From the Symbolic to the Semiotic: A Kristevan Reading of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”, published in Quarterly Journal of Humanities, Alzahra University, Vol. 18, N. 72, Summer 2008

“Metamorphosis leads to Abjection: An Ovidian Reading of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet With a View to Julia Kristeva’s Theories Regarding the Abject” in the “International Conference on Social Science, Literature and Education”, March 14-15, 2016, New York, United States of America. The article is published in The Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education (CIJSSE), Vol 7, July 2016, ISNN 2356-9085

“Tracing the Cases of Abjection in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dreamin the“International Conference on Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-2016)”, May 25-26, 2016 Paris, France. The article is published in the conference proceedings.