Department of Arabic Language & Literature

University of Haifa

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Dr. Clara Srouji-Shajrawi
Teaching fellow
Eshkol Tower, 15 floor, room 1505
Reception Hours: Mon. 13:45-14:45
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Internal No.: 3776

Dr. Clara Srouji-Shajrawi is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Arabic Language and Literature since October 2009. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Haifa in May 2010. Her Ph.D. dissertation (summa cum laude), entitled “Reception Theory in
the Modern Arabic Novel: An Applied Study in Two Trilogies by N. Maḥfūẓ and A. Mustaghānamī”, was supervised by Prof. Ibrahim Taha, University of Haifa. In her researches Dr. Clara Srouji-Shajrawi explores the correlation between the ideas of western philosophy and modern Arabic literature, and thus uses philosophy as a useful tool for the hermeneutics of the literary text. She received her M.A. degree from the Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa in 1989 (with distinction). Her M.A. thesis was entitled “Wittgenstein: Cartesianism, Behaviourism and the Analysis of Pain”, supervised by Prof. Ezra Talmor. Another area of interest is Arabic-Islamic Philosophy, and her research in this field aims to show its relevance to our contemporary streams of thought.

Reception Theory in Literature
Modern Arabic Literature
Literary Theory and Criticism
Western Philosophy
Arabic-Islamic Philosophy

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