محمد غارزي أحمد الغامدي

Bio: 
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature & Critical Theory and Criticism

 
Mohammed Ghazi Alghamdi, PhD
 +966114675544 (Office), malghamdi1@ksu.edu.sa (Work)
http://fac.ksu.edu.sa/malghamdi1/home
 

 
           
            CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION

Assistant Professor (2015-Present)

Comparative Literature and Critical Theory
Department of English
King Saud University, Riyadh

Head of the Project Management Unit (PMU) (2018 -Present)

College of Arts
King Saud University

Head of the Quality and Accreditation Assurance Unit (2016 - Present)

Department of English
King Saud University, Riyadh
 
            EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Lit & Critical Theory

Middle Tennessee State University 2015

Master of Arts, English Literature

Creighton University 2010

Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature

King Saud University 2005
 
            EXPERIENCE

(2017 August- 2018 August) Head of the Development Unit at the College of Arts, King Saud University.
(2009-2015) On a Scholarship from King Saud University to the United States for an M.A and Ph.D in English Literature.
(06/2008- 6/2009) A lecturer at King Saud University, Department of English language and literature.
(10/2005-07/2008) an English language instructor at The Saudi Electricity Company in Riyadh City.

 
            CONFERENCES

(CCCC) Conference on College Composition and Communication:

“Rhetoric and Persuasion: A Continuum of Danger,” March 2010.
"Found in This Language!" April 2011

(ALA) American Literature Association:

“Williams and Achim Eckert: Water’s Deformity of the Beauty of Language in Paterson III,” May 2010.

Africa in World Politics:

"Askar1s 'Consciousness' of Identity and Nationality", March 2011.

(SCMLA) South Central Modern Language Association:

"Women and the Nation: A Comparative Study of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and, Raja Alem's Sanctuary," November 2015
 
 
            MAJOR TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Professional Project Management “PMP”
Intensive Course: (May-July 2006) SAP HR––Train the Trainer program
Team Based Learning “TBL”.
Time Management
Creative Thinking
Self-Management
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Neuro Linguistics Programming "NLP"
Feedback, A Tool for Better Learning
 Program Self Study
Safe and Comfort Learning Environment 
Books: Writing and Publishing
Student Centered Learning
Applications of Mobile Learning
Learning Theories
Effective College Teaching
KSU Board of Assessors (BOA)

 
          COURSES TAUGHT

Survey of American Literature
History of Literary Criticism 
Modern Critical Theory
World Literature
Reading Comprehension
Composition
Listening and Speaking
Vocabulary

 
            LANGUAGES:

Arabic: (Native)
English: (Fluent)
Spanish (Beginner)

Qualifications

University: 
جامعة الملك سعود
From Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2001
To Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Specialization: 
اللغة الإنجليزية
Degree: 
بكالوريس
About Qualification: 
بكالوريس من قسم اللغة الإنجليزية وآدابها
University: 
جامعة الملك سعود
From Date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2006
To Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Specialization: 
أدب إنجليزي
Degree: 
٤٢ ساعة من برنامج الماجستير (أنهيت جميع المواد المتطلبة)
About Qualification: 
لم أناقش الرسالة التي أنتهيت منها وأكتفيت بالحصول على ماجستير من أمريكا !
University: 
جامعة كريتون Creighton University
From Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2009
To Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2010
Specialization: 
أدب إنجليزي
Degree: 
ماجستير
About Qualification: 
ماجستير في الأدب الإنجليزي
University: 
جامعة مدل تنسي الحكومية Middle Tennessee State University
From Date: 
Monday, January 10, 2011
To Date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Specialization: 
أدب مقارن
Degree: 
دكتوراة
About Qualification: 
الرسالة هي عبارة عن (مقارنة أدبية بين الأدب الإمريكي والأدب السعودي) عنوان الرسالة: INSCRIBING THE NATION AND REFORMING ITS MARGINS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF 19th CENTURY AMERICAN AND 20th CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY SAUDI LITERATURES This dissertation examines how the concept of the nation in nineteenth century American literature and twentieth century and contemporary Saudi Arabian literature is represented in an array of relevant works. Nineteenth century American and contemporary Saudi writers inscribe the nation in different ways. Reading their works gives us a sense of their conceptions of nation as a political and/or a social community. Writers examined in this dissertation often see the nation as a threat to marginalized groups, due to its cultural, religious and political constraints. Writers tend to represent the tension between individuals and communities as a significant key to understanding a particular nation. This tension carries in it a sense of the boundaries of the nation. It is a question of who is part of the nation and who is not. The constraints of a certain nation, be they political or social, include the dominant by excluding the repressed or the marginalized. In other words, by exposing the tension between disenfranchised and dominant groups, writers define, redefine and reform for us the national political and social scenes of a particular nation. This study is divided into two parts: “An Hypothesis of Inscribing the Nation,” and “Reading the Nation.” The first part defines the concept of the nation and its relevance to literature, and offers readers a framework to facilitate the comparative study of American and Saudi writers within the context of each nation’s history and the emergence of their respective national literatures. The second part is divided topically, presenting comparisons of particular texts from the two national literary traditions: “Politics and the Nation” compares Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Resistance to Civil Government” (1849) and Hamza Shehata’s “Manhood is the Essence of Worthy Ethics” (1981); “Religion and the Nation” examines Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850) and Abdo Khal’s Immorality or Fosooq (2005); “Women and the Nation” focuses on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1898) and Raja Alem’s Sanctuary or Sitt’er (2005); and “Race and the Nation” discusses Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition (1901) and Alwan Alsuhaymi’s The Tar (2012). The conclusion, “The Evolution of the Nation,” demonstrates how the nation’s political, religious, gender, and racial scenes can be understood and defined through examining the tension between marginalized groups and their nations, thus marking the nation as an evolving phenomenon.