Dr Alan Ali Saeed is a lecturer in Modern English Literature in the English Department, College of Languages, Sulaimani University, Iraqi Kurdistan. He currently lectures on the modules: Introduction to English Literature of the Twentieth Century, Literary Criticism, and Stream of Consciousness associated with the Modernist Movement. Alan holds a BA in English Language and Literature (Sulaimani University - 2004), an MA in National and International Literatures in English (Merit) (University of London - 2009), a Ph.D. in Modern English Literature (Brunel University London - 2016), and a PGCHE (University of Falmouth - 2021) in University Teaching. My Ph.D. at Brunel University – London, was on modernist British women writers and the philosophy of Henri Bergson and William James. Sections of my Ph.D. have been already published in various journals and more will follow.
My Ph.D. research sought to explore and scrutinize the influence of William James and Henri Bergson on the role of selected British modern female writers of the early decades of twentieth century mainly from 1918 – 1929. The research provides a new interpretation of the way texts are framed and formed, writers' and characters’ inner perception of the outside world, and how the identity of women’s writing practice altered fluidly and aesthetically.
I am also now very interested in writing in English about Kurdistan, whether by Kurds or by non-Kurds; as well as various forms of modernism and contemporary British literature. I also like films and graphic novels, so don’t be surprised to hear me talk about these. Please see my publications for examples. I am available on linkedin, academia.edu, and ORCID.
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