About

Professor of English at Valencia College. Co-Investigator, Cultural Inquiry. Lecturer on Digital Cultures and Narratives at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Telecommunications Technology. PhD in Texts and Technology.

Education

Ph.D.               Texts and Technologies, English Dept., University of Central Florida, 2011

M.F.A.            School of Theatre, Film and Television, (40 credits), UCLA, 1989

B.F.A.             Academy of Dramatic Arts, Damascus, Syria, 1988

M.A.                World Literature, English Dept., Damascus University, Syria, 1986

B.A.                 English Literature, Damascus University, Syria, 1984

Publications

Books (Peer Reviewed)

2022               Akil, H.N. and S. Maddanu (eds.), Global Modernity from Coloniality to Pandemic: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022. doi 10.5117/9789463727457_ch01

2016                The Visual Divide Between Islam and the West. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

 

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

2022                “The Missing Body: Figurative Representations in Islamic Iconography.” Akil, H.N. and S. Maddanu (eds.), Global Modernity from Coloniality to Pandemic: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022. pp. 131-155. doi 10.5117/9789463727457_ch01

2021                Akil, H.N. and S. Maddanu. “Modernity-to-Come.” Sociologie, Vol. II, n. 1, 2021. ISSN 2724-6078

2016                “The Martyr’s Vision, Why the Suicide Bomber’s Eye is Cast not to the Sky, but to the Other.” Re-Visioning Terrorism: A Humanistic Perspective. Elena Coda and Ben Lawton, ed. Purdue University Press, pp. 69-88.

2016                “Cinematic Terrorism: Deleuze, ISIS and Delirium.” Journal for Cultural Research, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 366-379.

1987                “Kurosawa’s Shakespeare”. Cinema Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: pp. 53-61.

Review Articles

“Festival Review: Review of the 1988 Damascus Theatre Festival.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Winter 1988, pp. 72-79.

“Festival Review: Review of the 1987 Damascus Theatre Festival.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Winter 1987, pp. 70-76.

“Festival Review: Review of the 1986 Damascus Theatre Festival.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Winter 1986, pp. 73-79.

Published Interviews

“Interview with Egyptian Filmmaker Yousef Chahine.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Spring 1988, pp. 28-36.

“Interview with Lebanese Poet Paul Shaoul.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Winter 1988, pp. 41-48.

“Interview with Tunisian director, Mohamed Driss.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Spring 1987, pp. 33-39.

“Interview with Syrian Poet Mamdouh Edwan.” AlWatan Al-Arabi, London: July 1986, pp. 16-21.

“Interview with Moroccan Playwright and dramaturge, Ahmed Taïeb Laalej.” Theatre Life Journal, Damascus, Syria: Spring 1986, pp. 31-38.

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