Publications

Marmaduke Pickthall is a British novelist who converted to Islam, translated the Quran and wrote profusely about the Arab world. He had an early warm reception in the literary circles of his time, but he dropped from fame, and his work was ignored...
The thesis tackles Charlotte Bronte's deep interest in the East as reflected in her four major novels, The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette. Starting with her Juvenilia, the thesis traces the interest to its earliest roots and finds that...
This paper is expository in nature. It attempts to describe how Islam came in response to a cultural need to civilize the ancient Arabs but is fit for all times and people. The faith’s influence proved to be thorough. Its legislative matter covers...
The focus of this article is “The Ballad of the Dark Ladie,” a short fragment by the English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Critics often overlook the poem in their reading of Coleridge although it has an interesting story...
This paper reads Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses through a postcolonial critical perspective. It argues that the author rewrites the history of Islam by utilizing postcolonial strategies of historiographic modality and spatiality in order to...
This study examines an early dramatic monologue by Charlotte Bronte and finds that Bronte is a contemporary of Robert Browning and has precedence over Alfred Tennyson. She also predates Victorian women poets in use of the form. The study...
Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses is a much contested piece of work. Its politics dichotomized responses into either condemnatory or supportive categories. In some forms of defense of its content, critics employed the principle of artistic...
This article is a skeletal delineation of postcolonial theory. It highlights an important aspect of the theory that remains scattered among theorist in the field which is the correspondence of postcolonial writings to four cultural locations or...
The Rock and Other Poems is a collection of poems by a Saudi scholar of English literature, Ezzat Khattab. It is a specimen of what is known as World Literature in English that differs from the corpus of Anglo-centric writings. This article is a...
This is a review of The Rock and Other Poems on its first publication. The book is a richly resourceful and highly sophisticated collection of poems by a Saudi scholar of English literature, Ezzat Khattab. It contains short lyrical poems arranged in...
This study explores the fictional work of a contemporary American writer, Charles Baxter, in different stages of its evolution with special emphasis on point of view. It highlights his strife for mimetic accuracy and objectivity during the early...
This article investigates the literary phenomenon of self-referentiality in a contemporary American writer, Charles Baxter.  The author makes a personal appearance in a presumably objective tale of description and representation. Analysis finds the...
This paper is a theological reading of a love poem by Robert Browning. The poem’s speaker addresses a reluctant beloved who refuses to accept his suit. Her rejection gives him power and determination and endows his life with meaning. The article...
The object of this reading of Tennyson’s poem “Recollections of the Arabian Nights” is to retrieve the poem from misplacement in the Romantic tradition evident in several critical assumptions that revolve around it. One assumption is treating the...
This article attempts to explain a reversed narrative act in a postmodern novel, First Light, by a contemporary American writer, Charles Baxter.  The act suggests a secular quest of immortality. It is echoed in the novel by the characters’ perpetual...
This article is a reaction against Charlotte Bronte’s criticism that reads her work either within a biographical context or a reactionary objective framework. The article examines the author’s borrowing of a certain episode in an Eastern tale for...
This study discovers more than one Orient in Keats’s consciousness, a historical, fictional, and political one. The variety is a direct result of Keats’s exposure to different sources of knowledge about that world. The amalgamation of the three...
This paper investigates the revival of the superhuman element in contemporary fiction. It analyzes a postmodern magic-realist story called “The Cliff” and compares it with some English Romantic poems. It finds that magic-realism can be, at times, a...
This study traces Keats’s relationship with the Orient from his first entanglement with it till his last. Such relationship evolves according to changes in Keats’s epistemology. During his empirical stage, Keats’s response to the Orient was...
This paper explores Henry James’ conflict between subjective involvement in his literary text and objective detachment from its elements. His failure in drama has induced him to aspire for literary objectivity. But his subjective epistemology...