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Sohaib Al-Kamal

Graduate Teaching Assistant

What I do

I am a third-year international doctoral student from Iraq seeking a degree in English & literary arts — literary studies. I also have extensive experience as a translator. My work excavates the 18th- and 19th-century American and British literary influences on contemporary Arab fiction, especially the influence of Edgar Allan Poe in modern and contemporary Arabic literature. My work is relevant to the contemporary era in the way it explores the notion of "Oriental otherness" — an idea that gained momentum in 18th- and 19th-century travel writing and remains a concern today.

Professional Biography

I am Sohaib Alkamal (he/him). I am a third-year Ph.D. student in English-literary studies. I have extensive experience in teaching English for non-native speakers. I taught English for one year in education and literacy program at Ozarks Technical Community College in Missouri. I also taught different English classes like grammar, reading comprehension, English phonetics, detective fiction, and English proficiency tests at Iraqi public and private universities. I worked as a writing consultant for one year at the writing center of University of Denver. I am a current editorial assistant at Denver Quarterly Journal at University of Denver. I am also now a tutor of Arabic language and I am teaching an Arabic class at Center for World Languages and Cultures at University of Denver.