Prof. Tahar LABASSI
Tahar Labassi is Maitre de Conférences at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences in Tunis. He is currently serving as Vice Dean. His research interests include, Discourse Analysis, and English as an Additional Language in Non-Anglophone Settings. He has published in English for Specific Purposes, Changing English, and The Reading Matrix.
Prof. Mounir TRIKI
Mounir Triki is professor of pragmatics at the Department of English, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, University of Sfax. He is the director of the Laboratory on Approaches to Discourse and head of the Doctoral School in Letters, Arts and Humanities, University of Sfax. He is Chair of several national recruitment committees, member of the national Examination Board for the Aggregation and member of the Doctorate and Habilitation Committees. Professor Triki has published extensively on Pragmatics, Semantics, Stylistics, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Translation Studies and other related fields. He is the co-author of Foundations for a Course on the Pragmatics of Discourse (2002) and editor of several volumes of essays, including Ambiguity and Disambiguation (2007).
Prof. Mounir GUIRAT
Mounir Guirat is an associate professor teaching at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sfax. He mainly lectures on British literature, postcolonial literature, and critical theory. He is the co-editor of Silence (2009) and Deviation(s) (2014) and the author of “Being” and “Becoming” in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction: Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2012) and of a number of articles.
Prof. Rached KHALIFA
Rached Khalifa is Professor in Irish and English Literature. He teaches at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis, University of Tunis al-Manar. He has published numerous articles and books on W. B. Yeats and other writers: The Filthy Modern Tide: Coloniality and Modernity in W. B. Yeats (2006), The Poetics of Ideology in Yeats: Pastoral, Nationality and Modernity (2009), and Emblems of Adversity: Essays on the Aesthetics of Politics in Yeats and Others (2009). He has also translated several books from Arabic into English.
Prof. Imed BEN AMMAR
Imed Ben Ammar has a BA in English, Language, Literature, and Civilization, an MA in Linguistics, and a Doctorate in Theoretical Linguistics. He pursued his graduate studies at Faculty of Letters, Arts, and Humanities (The University of Manouba) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Arts, and Humanities (English Department). Imed Ben Ammar has participated in several scientific meetings both inside and outside the country. He has a number of published books and articles in various journals and reviews. He also took part in various exchange and training programs, namely at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, the University of Texas, Austin, USA (Fulbright Program), as well as at the International Literacy Institute (ILI) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Imed Ben Ammar is the former Chair of the English Department of the Faculty of Letters, Arts, and Humanities (2002-2003), and former Director of the Higher Institute of Applied Languages and Computer Sciences at Béja (2003-2009).
Prof. Takayuki Yokota-Murakami
Takayuki Yokota-Murakami is currently associate professor in Comparative Literature at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University. He holds MA in Comparative Literature from Tokyo University and PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. His publications include Don Juan East/West: On the Problematic of Comparative Literature (SUNY P, 1998), Iro-otoko no kenkyu (The Study of Libertines in Japanese Literature and Culture)(Tokyo: Kadokawa gakugei shuppan, 2007; the winner of the Suntory Award for Outstanding Academic Books), and a few dozens of articles in international academic journals. He is editor-in-chief of JSEES (Japanese Slavic and East European Studies). He is also an editorial consultant and reviewer for Pacific Coast Philology of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association), Neohelicon, Azerbaijan Comparative Literature Journal, and others. He is currently writing a book on polyglotism in literature.