Dr Bernard Montoneri
Independent Researcher, Taiwan
Bernard Montoneri earned his PhD (African, Arab, and Asian Words; History, Languages, Literature) and his BA in Chinese from the University of Provence, Aix-Marseille I, France. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of European Languages and Cultures at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan until January 2020. He is now an independent researcher. He has around 60 publications and was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education until 2017. Dr Montoneri wrote a chapter titled “Plagiarism and Ethical Issues: A Literature Review on Academic Misconduct”, in Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education, IGI Global, USA (2018) and edited a book titled Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism: Case Studies from Universities around the World with Lexington Books (2020).
Dr Alyson Miller
Deakin University, Australia
Alyson Miller is a prize-winning prose poet and academic who teaches Writing and Literature as a senior lecturer at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her critical and creative work, which focuses on a literature of extremities, has appeared in both national and international publications, including three books of prose poetry, Dream Animals (2014), Pika-Don with Cassandra Atherton (2018), and Strange Creatures (2018), as well as the critical monograph Haunted by Words: Scandalous Texts (2013), and The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections, an edited collection with David Lowe and Cassandra Atherton (2017).
Tamkang University, Taipei
Dr Fernando Darío González Grueso obtained his PhD in 2011 at The Autonomous University of Madrid, with a specialization in Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. Since 2004, he has been working at Imperial College London, The University of Greenwich, LaTrobe University, The University of Melbourne, Providence University and Tamkang University, where he currently teaches. His research topics deal with the theory of literary genres, such as SF, Horror and Terror, and on the other hand, on Oral Epics, Contemporary Legends and Mythology. He has published four peer-reviewed books, four peer-reviewed chapters and more than twenty articles in Spanish and English listed in A&HCI, ERIH +, Latindex and THCI (Taiwanese Humanities and Social Science Journal Index). He is also the Co-Director of the series of academic monographs Estudios Hispánicos in Taiwan.
Lusail University, Qatar
Dr Murielle El Hajj Nahas holds a PhD in French Language and Literature from the Lebanese University, Lebanon. She is currently Assistant Professor and Director of Lusail University Press (LU Press) at Lusail University, Qatar. She is also Associate Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education (Language Learning in Education issues), The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan, as well as Editorial Board Member of In Analysis, revue transdisciplinaire de psychanalyse et sciences, Elsevier Masson SAS, France. Her domain of research focuses on psychoanalysis of literature, the perspective on the unconscious in literary study, the roles of the instances involved in analytical/critical praxis, and the relation between literature and psychoanalysis. Her research interests include analysis of written narrative structure and focalization; comparative studies of literary genres; discourse analysis and semantics; French linguistics, literature, modernism, and postmodernism studies; gender studies; literary semiotics and semiology; psychoanalysis; psychoanalytic criticism and textoanalysis; rhetoric and stylistics; and schizoanalysis. She has published book chapters, original articles, academic interviews, translated articles, book reviews and analyses, as well as poems. She has also authored a contemporary theater book titled “Fragments chaotiques” and published by Les impliqués Éditeur, France. (ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9445-6281)
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Dr Charles Campbell (PhD, University of Toronto, 1976) has taught English and American literature, writing and film at universities in Canada, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Sultan Qaboos University (2000-16). His academic publications include essays on the work of Shakespeare, Johnson, Hawthorne, Stevenson and Forster, among others. His work in cultural criticism includes an essay on British reporting on the death of Diana (The Journal of Arabic-English Studies) two Debordian essays on Donald Trump (The Dalhousie Review) and, most recently, “Simulation, Fetishism and World Domination: Using Baudrillard to Analyze American Discourse” (Critical Survey).
Oshima College, Japan
Dr Yoriko Ishida is Professor of English at National Institute of Technology, Oshima College, Japan. She completed her doctoral work at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences of Nara Women’s University. She obtained her PhD on African American literature and culture from the viewpoint of gender consciousness.
Dr Ishida published her completed study called Modern and Postmodern Narratives of Race, Gender, and Identity: The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings through Peter Lang Publishing, New York, USA. Besides, she translated Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Sally Hemings into Japanese and has also published several books written in Japanese on history, literature, and gender studies.
After completing her study on African American culture, she was granted several research fundings from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for her current research on gender formation and consciousness in the shipping world and maritime history. Her main field of expertise is gender consciousness and gender formation in the maritime world.
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Michaela Keck is a senior lecturer at the Institute of English and American Studies at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg in Germany. She received her doctorate degree in American Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt and has taught at universities in Taiwan, Holland, and Germany. Her research foci include nineteenth-century American literature and culture at the intersections between literature, visual culture, gender, the reception of myth, and the environment. Further research interests include captivity narratives and African-American literature and culture. She is the author of Walking in the Wilderness: The Peripatetic Tradition in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Painting (2006) and Deliberately Out of Bounds: Women’s Work Classical on Myth in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (2017). Among her research articles, which have been published in various peer-reviewed European and international journals, are studies of North American women writers, ranging from Louisa May Alcott to Margaret Atwood (webpage).
Tames Cook University, Australia
Dr Jillian Marchant completed her doctorate of philosophy by undertaking research to examine experiences of tertiary education and communities for individuals. She is the published author of several articles that explore the complex interrelationships between adult learning and social outcomes for those engaged with tertiary education. As such, Jillian is committed to exploring the ways in which learning may be improved for those who undertake tertiary education courses as well as documenting the impact that such education has on the life course of individuals. Further, she is committed to investigating the aspects of tertiary education engagement that could promote a sense of community. Jillian is an invited ad hoc reviewer for Australian education conferences and journals as well as several international journals where she anticipates contributing to the quality of research outputs. Jillian was a member of the editorial board of the IAFOR Journal of Education until 2017.
Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
Dr Iryna Morozova is a full professor (Doctor of Philological Sciences, Grand PhD) at Odesa Mechnikov National University. She was the first in Ukraine to suggest applying the Gestalt approach to the theory of syntax by treating any linguistic phenomenon as a centred multidimensional formation which is reflected in its Gestalt properties, but is still richer than their sum total. This approach allowed penetrating into the essence of many linguistic phenomena and disclosing the inner mechanisms of their functioning in English.
Iryna Morozova has authored four monographs (including Structure and semantics of elementary communicative units in modern English: Paradigmatic analysis in the light of Gestalt theory, 2009) and five grammar books recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for university students majoring in English; altogether she has authored over 150 papers.
At present, Dr Morozova supervises her linguistic school’s multi-year project on syntactic profiling human speech by using Gestalt approach. She does research in the following spheres: literary semantics; sociolinguistics; psycholinguistics; cognitive, communicative, applied linguistics; general linguistics; theory and practice of translation; intercultural communication.
Nagasaki University, Japan
Dr Akiyoshi Suzuki is a professor of American literature, world literature and East-West Studies at Nagasaki University, Japan. He has held positions such as English Test Design Commission of the National Center for University Entrance Examinations in Japan, guest professor at Suzhou University of Science & Technology in China, librasia 2014 conference chair & featured speaker and so forth, and now he is president of Katahira English Literature Society, the chief director of Japan Society of Text Study, the editorial board of the International Association for East-West Studies (U.S.A.), and others.
Dr Suzuki has introduced innovative and inventive readings of literature, such as 3-D topographic reading of Haruki Murakami’s fiction (IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship 2(1)), cross-cultural reading of doll-love novels in the world with relativization of Western episteme (Journal of East-West Thought 3(3)), resistance against identity-centrism reading of Henry Miller’s fictions (Delta 7), and so on. His current project is to examine the nature of literature and promote peace in the world by finding affinities of expression and imagination in world literature.
Touro College & University System, USA
Dr Anna Toom is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Graduate School of Education in Touro College & University System, USA. She earned her MS in computer science from Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (1972), her MS in psychology from Moscow State University (1978), and her PhD in psychology from Moscow State University of Management (1991). She has 44 years’ research experience and 40 publications.
The psychology of literature and film arts has always been a subject of special interest in Anna Toom’s research and teaching activities. She took part in many international conferences with her presentations on the psychological/psychoanalytic analysis of poetry (E. Dickinson), prose (A. Chekhov, H.Ch. Andersen, N. Nosov) and films (I. Bergman, St. Kramer). As an expert in integrative education, Dr Toom has been creating new instructional methods to teach psychology combining literature and film arts with information technology. In Anna Toom’s Virtual Psychological Laboratories, current and prospective schoolteachers study theories of child development in a dialogue with interactive computer programs and based on the best samples of the world children literature.
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Benha University, Egypt
Dr Sara A. Abdoh is an Associate Professor and the head of Department of Sculpture, Architectural Formation and Restoration, in the Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha University, Egypt. She has a Master’s degree and a PhD in the History of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt. She is a Coordinator of the Professional Diploma “Architectural Sculpture Restoration Program” and is a peer reviewer for scientific journals in Japan, US, UK, China, India and Greece. She’s a supervisor of a number of master’s theses.
Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Dr Oyewumi O. Agunbiade holds a PhD in English (Literature) from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His research interests include Followership & disillusionment, Post-independence disillusionment, literature & the News media, African literature, and popular culture. His PhD thesis conceptualizes followership and Post-independence disillusionment with an exploration of selected plays of Femi Osofisan. He has over ten years experience as a journalist with Radio Nigeria. As a Postdoctoral fellow, he conducts research in African literature and teaches undergraduate courses at Walter Sisulu University’s Department of Arts (English). His current research conceptualizes Ponzi schemes as Shylocks in Africa while his recent article is titled, “Literature and the News Media: A case for New Journalism in Nigeria”.
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, India
Dr Panchali Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Technical Education and Research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed-to-be-University), Odisha, India. She completed her PhD from the School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar. Panchali Bhattacharya completed her BA and MA in English literature and her BEd degree from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. She has published extensively in national and international journals and anthologies and has also presented her research findings in various international seminars and conferences. Dr Bhattacharya has also been working as reviewer for several international journals and publishing houses. Her research interests include ecocriticism, feminist studies, myth and folklore, indigenous Studies with a special emphasis on North East Indian English literature.
Islamic University, Bangladesh
Ms Tiasha Chakma is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences at Nagasaki University, Japan, with MEXT scholarship. Her PhD research focuses on compiling the history of Japanese literature translations into Bangla and identifies its trends from various perspectives. In addition, her research interests include world literature, translation studies, and comparative literature. After completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, she joined the Department of Bangla atIslamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh, in 2013. She is an Assistant Professor in the same department and is currently on study leave. Her Master’s thesis was on the developments of Chakma language studies which discovered the history and trends of the Chakma language practices in Bangladesh. She has published her research outcomes in several national and
international seminars, conferences, and journals.
Curtin University, Malaysia
Professor Beena Giridharan is the Dean for Learning and Teaching at Curtin Malaysia, after completing a five year tenure ( 2016-2021) as Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University, Malaysia. In her role, she reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and provides academic leadership to Curtin Malaysia, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Her research and academic interests include: vocabulary acquisition in ESL, educational administration and leadership; higher education practices, transnational education (TNE), and ethno-linguistic studies in indigenous communities. As a member of an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia) funded project entitled ‘Learning without Borders’ she has investigated leadership roles in Trans- National Education (TNE) and internationalization of the curriculum. Beena Giridharan is a Fellow of the Curtin Academy, at Curtin University. Beena Giridharan is also a fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) since 2006. Beena Giridharan won the 2006 Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, and the 2006 Curtin University, Australia, Excellence in Teaching and Innovation award, and was a visiting professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. She is a recognized global leader in higher education.
Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Professor Miguel Ángel González Chandía has been teaching in the Spanish department at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, since 2005. He has a PhD from the University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium. He is notably conducting research on Bolaño and his work, especially on the following topics: “Roberto Bolaño and the apocalypse: savagery and carnival” (The Wild Detectives), “The reading of the work of Roberto Bolaño The Wild Detectives and Its Impact on Learning Spanish”. Dr González is also interested in the work of Jorge Edwards Valdés (a Chilean novelist, journalist and diplomat) and Marcela Paz (a Chilean female writer). He has published many journal papers and several books. His latest research is a chapter for a book entitled An apocalyptic vision of Roberto Bolaño in his novel: The Nocturne of Chile (2019).
Sree Ayyappa College for Women, India
Ms. Aswini Kesan R is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Sree Ayyappa College for Women, Nagercoil affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. She holds a BA English Literature and completed her Master of Philosophy in English. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in the area of Egyptian literature. Aswini has been teaching English literature students and Pre-Doctoral students since the year 2020 and her teaching interests are Research Methodology, Literary Criticism, British Poetry and Women Studies. She has mentored M. Phil students and three students have completed their thesis under her supervision. She has published a number of research papers in various journals and books. Her research interests are Cultural Studies, Queer Theory, Body Politics, Ecocriticism and Trauma Studies.
Shkodra University, Albania
Dr Irida Hoti holds a PhD in Albanian Language from Tirana University, Albania. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the Linguistics Department at Shkodra University. She has also been a lecturer at The Art Academy in Shkodra City from 2012-2015 and she was a member of Art Academy Senate during the years 2013-2015. She has been a member of Albanian Women in Science since 2017. She is an experienced Language Teacher, Lecturer and Researcher, specialized in Applied Linguistics, Academic Writing and Didactics. Irida Hoti has published over 30 articles in scientific journals and actively participated in many national and international conferences. She is author of a monograph on Applied Linguistics; co-author of A Vocabulary of Terms in Education, and co-author of 15 books in the field of education. Her biography is included in the Dictionary of International Biography, IBC, London (2017). In 2017, Irida received the “Teacher of the Year in Innovation” National Prize awarded by The Albanian Ministry of Education.
Jain (deemed to be university), India
Dr Rajani Jairam, a rank holder throughout her academic career completed her doctoral degree on “Mahabharata – A Transcultural Study” from Bangalore University. She has 31 years’ experience in research and teaching and has been a recipient of various awards for her academic achievements. Having worked at various levels she is now the Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sanskrit, Jain (deemed to be university), and also the Dean of Student Welfare.
Dr Jairam has published 91 journal articles on varied topics ranging from literature, philosophy, morality, spirituality, ethics and higher education in reputed and indexed journals. She has visited many universities like Cardiff, NUS, NTU and many more as an invited speaker. She has also completed 8 projects and has 2 books and 7 book chapters to her credit.
The British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt
Dr Rania M Rafik Khalil is a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature and holds the post of Research and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The British University in Egypt (BUE). In October 2020 she was appointed as Acting Director of the Research Centre for Irish Studies (RCIS) at BUE. She obtained her MA and PhD in drama and theatre. Her publications are in the areas of English literature, drama and theatre, teaching and learning pedagogy, students with learning disabilities, assessment in higher education, and student support. Dr Khalil received the BUE Young Researchers Award in 2018; she has also received Grants from UNHCR, Culture Ireland, The British University in Egypt, and Embassy of Ireland in Egypt.
Sree Ayyappa College for Women, India
R. Janatha Kumari, is a poet, critic, a translator, a short story writer, a columnist and an Assistant Professor of English, Sree Ayyappa College for Women, Chunkankadai, India. Dr Janatha has presented more than 80 papers at various national and international seminars and conferences in India and abroad and has published 75 research articles in prestigious journals and books. She has completed a UGC minor project on South African Literature. She is also the founder, Chief Editor of The Daffodils – An International Journal of Literature, Language and Criticism. Her poems and short stories have been published in various anthologies in India and abroad; her first collection of poems is A Bundle of Joy. Her areas of interest include Indian Literature, African American Literature, Subaltern Literature, Film and Media Arts, and Queer Theory. She received the best Editor Award from ESN Publishers and the Best Researcher Award from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She was awarded the most Influential Women Award 2021 by Writer’s Capital Foundation, Athens.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Dr Nishevita Jayendran is an Assistant Professor (English Language and Literature) at the Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where she teaches courses on language education, critical and cultural literacy and discourse analysis of literary works to postgraduate students. She is currently the Series Editor of an 8-volume textbook series for pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators, commissioned by Routledge India. She is also the first author of a textbook on language education that is part of this series, and that is currently under preparation. A doctoral graduate in English from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, she has been a Visiting Faculty at Stella Maris College, Chennai and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where she taught language and literature to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has been a part of the English team in an educational project (the Connected Learning Initiative, or CLIx) that designed and developed ICT-based interactive modules in Communicative English for high school students in India. She is also a consultant for Design Thinking in education. She has conducted workshops and mentored organisations in developing ICT-based educational modules on themes like language learning, gender equity and violence, using Design-Based Research. Nishevita has developed MOOCs on pedagogies of literature and modern Indian languages for school teachers in India, and has published in the areas of literary criticism and critical analysis methodologies. Her teaching and research interests include language and cultural literacy, representation and critical theory, the postmodernist historical novel, comparative world literature and (inter)cultural studies.
Antonio Meneghetti College, Brazil
Dr Miranda is a Brazilian researcher and lecturer with experience, both academic and professional, in Screenwriting, Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. She holds a PhD in Literature from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, a Master in Communication from the same institution, a Bachelor degree in Journalism from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, and a MBA in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Nowadays, she is a lecturer at Antonio Meneghetti College (Antonio Meneghetti Faculdade) and an assistant at International Relations for Foundation Antonio Meneghetti, as well as a special reporter for magazine Performance Líder. She is a member of the Screenwriting Research Network.
DAK Degree College, India
Dr Reena Mittal is an Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, DAK Degree College, Moradabad. Her areas of interest are Poetry and Drama. Her PhD is on Wordsworthian Sonnets. She wants to teach English to empower the women who can bring change to society. She has published many papers in reputed national and international journals. She has attended nearly 45 seminars and workshops, while presenting papers in almost all of them. She is a reviewer for many reputed National and International journals and conferences such as IAFOR, ICLMC, IJRAR, and many more. She has participated in the Summer School of English Teachers at Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
Dr Issaga Ndiaye is Associate Professor in English literature. He holds a Doctorate Degree from Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (Senegal), where he currently teaches at the Department of English Studies. He defended a doctorate thesis on the rewritings of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Linguistics and is a former teacher of the Department of Applied Foreign Languages in Assane Seck University of Ziguinchor (Senegal). His areas of interest include postmodern fiction and the Victorian novel. Dr Ndiaye is also interested in the history and evolution of the English novel and in the teaching of English as a foreign language.
International Institute of Information Technology, India
Tanutrushna Panigrahi teaches in the International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, India in the Department of Humanities. She is a doctoral Fulbright Fellowship grantee and studied the unpublished work of John Cheever in the special collection libraries in the USA. She has lectured in universities in India and abroad. Her research interests include Modern American Novel and Short Stories, Nineteenth Century Indian Novel, the Mahabharata Literature, India in World Literature, Communicative English and Life Writing. Some of her recently published works include: “Realism, Mimesis and Beyond: Early Novels in India”, “Resolving Dichotomies: Cheever’s Expelled as Debut”, “Globalism, World Literature and the Internet” , “Travels of Dean Mahomet and Global South”, “Thoreau’s Opposing Ecology: Walden for the Anthropocene”, “Politics of the Form: Nineteenth Century Indian Novel”, “Transnational as the Initiation: The Tales of the Green-Eyed Thieves of Imraan Coovadia”, “Sulabha’s Nine Verbal Faults and Nine Faults of Judgment: Recovery of Truthful Communication from the Text of The Mahabharata and a book Communicative English for undergraduate students. She has received a Distinguished Woman Award.
Nagasaki University, Japan
Ms Yevheniia Prasol is currently a coaching fellow at Nagasaki University, Japan. Having obtained her MA from the same university, she continues her research in the field of Japanese Literature and Comparative Studies. She finished her bachelor’s at Dnipro National University, Ukraine, where she studied Japanese studies.
Delhi Technological University, India
Mallika Tosha is currently pursuing her PhD from Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India. Her research areas include folk literature and literary theory, especially ecocriticism. Presently, she has been working on folklores of Bihar, an eastern state of India. Ms. Tosha has a keen interest in writing poetry and fiction. Due to this passion, she chose Hindi haiku as her research area during masters. She has published her research in various international journals. She is a classical dancer of Bharatnatyam, and aspires to research on the theory of this dance in future.
Compucom Institute of Information Technology and Management, India
Dr Shalini Yadav holds a PhD in Post-colonial Literature and an MPhil in ELT from University of Rajasthan, India. She has 15 years teaching experience in India, Libya and Saudi Arabia. She has participated in and presented papers in many conferences. She has edited and authored books including On the Wings of Life: Women Writing Womanhood, Postcolonial Transition and Cultural Dialectics, Communication Techniques and A Text Book of English for Engineers. Besides, she has written poetry books in English titled Floating Haiku, Kinship With You: A Collection of Poems, Till the End of Her Subsistence: An Anthology of Poems, and one in Hindi entitled Kshitiz Ke Us Paar. Her short stories and poems have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. She has meticulously written and also reviewed a significant number of scholarly research articles for various International refereed journals and edited volumes. She is an executive member of iSPELL India and also an efficacious member of the editorial boards of various qualitative International journals which are published from Canada, South Africa, USA, and Australia.