Dr. Laila C.A. Helmi

Dr. Laila C.A. Helmi
Faculty: of Human SciencesDepartment: of English Language and LiteraturePosition: Head of English DepartmentOffice Number: H923Phone: 01- 300110Ext: 2636E-mail: l.helmi@bau.edu.lb, laila.helmi@gmail.com


Laila C. A. Helmi is an associate professor at the English Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria, currently seconded to Beirut Arab University. She attained her PhD degree in 2005 for an interdisciplinary dissertation entitled A Linguistic Analysis of the Strategies of Appropriation in Some Selected Postcolonial Novels. Her current interests focus upon Translation Theories, Critical Discourse Analysis, Literary Theory and the Novel, and Translation. In addition to academic papers, she is published with Fusul, Akhbar el-Adab, and Sotour. She has also published full-length translations with Nahdet Misr Publishing House and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, and Garnet in the USA.


2015-16 courses

Fall 2015/2016:

- Introduction to Fiction
- Introduction to Drama
- English in the Media
- 20th Century Novel

Spring 2015/2016:

- Translation into English
- Introduction to Literary Theory
- Modern Drama
- Contemporary World Fiction
- Media Texts in English
- Psychological Texts in English


• Palestinian Walks: Narratives of Resistance between Poetics and Politics. Presented at The International Conference on “History and Memory: Literature Stands Witness”. Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon, 28-29 November 2013.
• Resonant Voices: The Illocutionary Reconstruction of Suspense in the Translation of Dialogue. Presented at The International Conference on “The Voices of Suspense and their Translation in Thrillers. Madrid, Spain, 18-19 October 2012.
• Globalization/Englishization: our threatened linguistic diversity in a New Linguistic World Order. Presented at The 6th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Translation. Irbid, Jordan, 20-21 April 2011.
• Lost in English, Found in Translation. Presented at The 10th International Symposium on Comparative Literature: “The Marginalized”. Cairo, 7-9 December 2010.


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