A. Clare Brandabur

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A. Clare Brandabur works in archetypal criticism and mythology, contemporary Arabic literature, post-colonial criticism, feminism, and human rights issues. She taught at the Department of English, Yarmouk University, Jordan; Dogus University, Istambul; and, now, Fatih University in Istanbul. Her recent work includes studies on images of women in postcolonial novels, George Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Yeats, and Yasar Kemal. She has published her work in English, Arabic and Turkish.

Dr. A. Clare Brandabur received a BA from Seattle University, and MA in Philosophy from Xavier University, with a thesis on John Duns Scotus and Thomas Aquinas. She received a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, with a dissertation on The Faust Theme and the Descent Into Hell Myth. After having taught in the English Department at University of Illinois for twelve years, Dr. Brandabur has taught extensively in the Middle East: Birzeit University in Occupied Palestine, Al-Ba'ath University in Syria as a Fulbright Professor, Bilkent University in Ankara, Middle East Technical University, the University of Bahrain (also as a Fulbright Professor), and at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, for four years before coming to Dogus University. Dr. Brandabur has published articles on Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, Naguib Mahfouz, Yasar Kemal, Michael Ondaatje, George Eliot, Benjamin Disraeli and John Fowles. Irish in origin, she has seven children and nine grandchildren.

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