Mohammad Shaheen

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Mohammad Shaheen
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Nationality Jordan Jordan
Occupation Academic

Mohammad Shaheen () has been a professor of English literature at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan since 1985. Shaheen holds a PhD degree in English literature from Cambridge University. He is the author of many books, including E.M. Forster and the Politics of Imperialism.

Shaheen teaches modern literary theory and criticism in the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Jordan, he also teaches the English novel, twentieth-century English literature, Literary translation and comparative literature.

He has been the editor-in-chief of Al-Majallah Al-Thaqafeyyah (University of Jordan) since 2008. He has also translated the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish into English.[1]


  • Professor of English, the University of Jordan, 1985 till now
  • Assistant of the president of the University of Jordan and head of the president's Office 1978-1980
  • Advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education - Jordan, 1985-1989
  • Chairman of the English Department, the University of Jordan, 1988-1990
  • Chairman of the Modern Languages Department, the University of Jordan, 1988-1990
  • Visiting professor at Taiz University, Yemen, 1993
  • Chairman of the English Department, the University of Jordan, 1993-1995
  • Visiting professor at Qatar University, Qatar, 1996
  • Vice president of Mutah University, Jordan, 1998-2002
  • Associate editor of Paideuma, University of Maine, 1967-till now
  • Editor-in-chief of Mu'tah for Research, 1998-2002
  • Literary editor of Dirasat, the University of Jordan research journal, 1985-1991
  • Editor-in-chief of Al-Majallah Al-Thaqafiyyah, University of Jordan, 2008-till now

Memberships, fellowships and scholarships[edit]

Books published[edit]

  • The Modern Arabic Short Story: Shahrazad Returns. Palgrave Macmillan, 2 edition (February 22, 2003), ISBN 0-333-64136-1, 304 pages
  • George Meredith: A reappraisal of the Novels. Macmillan Press: London 1981
  • Selected Letters of George Meredith. Macmillan Press: London
  • E.M. Forster and the Politics of Imperialism, Palgrave Macmillan (August 12, 2004), ISBN 0-333-74136-6, 256 pages
  • Almond Blossoms and Beyond (translation). Interlink Publishing 2009

Articles publish[edit]

  • George Meredith's Early Life: Ordeal and Reticence: The Modern Language Review April 1982 Vol. 77
  • The Reception of Pound in Arabic: Immature response of Gibran and Bayyati: Paideuma, Vol 34
  • The Arabian Nights in English Literature (book review): The Yearbook of English Studies, Vol 22
  • Pickthall: New Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, Clarenden Press, 2004
  • On Meredith's Letters: American Notes and Queries, Yale 1974
  • Forster on Proust: Times Literary Supplement, London 1974
  • Tayeb Salih and Conrad: Comparative Literature Studies, University of Illinois, 1985
  • T.L. Lawrence and Pound: Paideuma, 1988
  • The Manuscript of Meredith's Last Novel: Notes and Queries, Oxford 1975
  • Meredith Letter to Stephen: Notes and Queries, Oxford 1978
  • Some Unpublished Hardy Letters to Gosse: Notes and Queries, Oxford 1980
  • Two New Meredith Letters to Gosse: Notes and Queries, Oxford, 1980



  1. ^ Bland, Sally (4 October 2009). "Darwish's last poems". Jordan Times. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 

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