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Feras Alkabani
Teaching Fellow in Arabic (Sussex Centre for Language Studies)
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Teaching

University of Sussex:  

I have taught and convened a variety of interdisciplinary modules in English Literature (School of English), History (School of History, Art History and Philosophy), Anthropology and International Development (School of Global Studies) as well as Language, Culture and Literature (Sussex Centre for Language Studies).

Undergraduate Teaching: I have taught and/or convened the following modules

English Literature (School of English):

  • Period of English Literature 1834-1914
  • Texts in Time I
  • Texts in Time II

History (School of History, Art History and Philosophy):

  • Historical Controversy I (Postcolonial History: Frantz Fanon and Edward Said) 
  • Historical Controversy II (Approaches to History, Subaltern History: India, Algeria and Palestine, Nazi Germany) 
  • The Early Modern World 
  • The Making of the Modern World
  • South Asia since 1880 

Anthropology and International Relations (School of Global Studies):

  • Gender Across Cultures 
  • Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism  

European Literature, Cultural Studies and Arabic: (Sussex Centre for Language Studies):

  • Genres in European Literature (lecturer on a 3-week unit of the module) 
  • Language, Identity and Nation (lecturer and course convenor) 
  • Writing and Writing Back: Literary Connections and Cultural Encounters between Europe and the Arab World (lecturer and course convenor) 
  • Convenor of the Arabic Electives Pathway, which includes delivering the following modules:  
    • Arabic Ab Initio A
    • Arabic Ab Initio B
    • Arabic Intermediate A
    • Arabic Intermediate B
    • Arabic Advanced A
    • Arabic Advanced B
    • Language in Context A
    • Language in Context B
    • Open Courses in Arabic (stages: 1-4) 

Postgraduate Teaching and Doctoral Supervision: 

I am currently co-supervising 2 doctoral porjects in literature, media, politics and linguisitcs. 

Other HE Institutions:  

I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules at other HE institutions in the UK and abroad. 

This includes lecturing at the Faculty of Humanities at Damascus University, where I taught literature at the English Department as well as English and Translation Studies to postgraduates at the French Department 

In the UK, I have taught a course in sociology at CAPA Education London as well as courses in Arabic and translation studies at King’s College London.

Teaching Awards and Qualifications:

I have recently completed my Postgraduate Certificatre in Higher Education (PGCertHE) at Sussex; I will become Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) upon the successful completion of the Certifcate. I am currently awaiting the outcome of my dissertation. 

I have a track record of excellent student feedback: I won the student-led teaching award of 'Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching' in 2016-17 for my work at the History Department at Sussex.