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Ibrahim Houssari

Dr. Ibrahim A. Houssari is a lecturer of English and cultural studies in the Department of English at LAU Beirut.

His areas of interest and research include applied linguistics, critical discourse analysis, comparative literature, language and culture, teacher training, and translation.

He has participated in many international conferences across the world, and has many of his papers published in conference proceeding books and in regional and international journals. Houssari has also authored and edited a number of academic books, textbooks, and story books, and organized teacher training workshops in Lebanon and the Gulf. 

Selected publications

  1. “The Myth of Dialogue Under Occupation: Palestine as a Case in Point”. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, (IJAS Vol. 10, No.3), Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA.
  2. Sense of Guilt: A Freudian Approach to Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”. Chapter in a Book titled Sin in the English Speaking World XVII to Present, ed. Paola Partenza, Gottingen, Germany: V & R, 2018.
  3. “Arabesques: An Arabic Tale in Hebrew Letters Addressing the Issue of Representation.” In Dialogue and Representation. Washington, DC. IADA Press, 2016, Vol 4, No. 3, 180-198.
  4. “The Other Version of the Story: National Identity in the Modern Palestinian Novel.” In Athens Journal of Philology. Athens, ATINER, Vol 3, No. 3, 145-162.
  5. “Foolery as a Means to Personal Safety: the Comic Apprehension of Power Relations in Emile Habibi’s The Pessoptimist” pp. 268–290, In Carmen Valero-Garces, ed., Dimensions of Humor: Explorations in Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, and Translation, University De Valencia (2010), ISBN: 978-84-370-7767, D.L: V-2174-2010.
  6. “The Gulen Movement: An Islamic Response to Terror as a Global Challenge.” CEJISS, Vol. 3/Issue 1, 2009.
  7. “Addressing Forms of Violence in Azmi Beshara’s Love in a Shadow Zone: A Tale of a Place Fragmented.” IRJAH, ISSN: 1016–9342, Vol. 4/ Issue 1, 2009.
  8. “The Symbolic Conflation of Space and Time in Ghassan Kanafani’s ma Tabaqqa la-Kum (All That’s Left to You). IRJAH, ISSN: 1016-9342, Vol. 4/ Issue 2, 2009.
  9. “Re-Writing the Self: Addressing a Culture of Tolerance through Literature.” Berlin: Orient Institute, 2009.
  10. “The Issue of Identity in Arabic Narratives Retold by Arabist Translators.” Manchester, CTIS, January 2009, ISSN: 1474-578x.
  11. “President Bush’s Address to the Nation on U.S. Policy in Iraq: A Critical Discourse Analysis Approach.” CEJISS, ISSN: 1802-548x Vol. 2/Issue 1/May 2008, and London: John Benjamin’s, 2009.
  12. “Promoting the Concept of Cultural Awareness in an EFL/ESL Setting: A Case Study of Policy and Practice.” GLOSSA, 2008. ISSN: 1931-7778,
  13. “The Visibility of Palestinian Refugee Women in Palestinian Revolutionary Narratives: A Gender Atudy.” Al-Raida, Double Issue 120–121/Winter/Spring 2008.
  14. The Quest for Meaning in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury: A Study in Narrative Discourse. Beirut: Modern Library, 2008.
  15. The Cultural Component of the Foreign Language Curriculum: Promoting the Concept of Cultural Awareness. Beirut: Modern Library, 2008.
  16. Studies in World Literature: The Modern and Contemporary Novel. Beirut: The Model House, 1993.
  17. Art and Life: Approaching the World of the Modern and Contemporary Short Story. Beirut: The Model House, 1992.
  18. The Green Syndrome: Shaking the Foundations of Political Theories (Translation). Beirut: Dar al-Ilm lil-Malayeen, 1985.

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