Shadia Fahim  

Prof. Shadia Fahim

Dean of Arts & Humanities Faculty


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  • Building: 13
  • Employee type: Full-time
  • Extension Number: 1701
  • Room: 1st Floor, Room 1
  • Education History: BA (Honours) and MA from Ain-Shams University.
    Awarded a full time scholarship grant at Exeter University, U.K from 1983-89 Ph.D from Exeter University, UK, in 1989.
    Fulbright Post Doctorate scholarship in 1995.

  • Bio:
    SHADIA S. FAHIM is a Professor of English Language and Literature. She obtained her BA (Honours) and MA from Ain-Shams University and her Ph.D from Exeter University, UK (1989). She has extensive experience at both National and International Universities. Her academic career started in 1975 as a demonstrator in the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University. After obtaining her M.A., she was awarded a full time scholarship grant at Exeter University, U.K from 1983-89 and her Ph.D thesis was recommended for publication. In 1994, her book, Doris Lessing: Sufi Equilibrium and the Form of the Novel, was published by McMillan Press Ltd. in England and St. Martin in the United States. She was awarded a Fulbright Post Doctorate scholarship in 1995. As a Fulbright scholar, she participated in the George Washington University & the Binational Fulbright American Studies Summer Institute, Egypt (2003) and was nominated advisor for the American Studies Regional Conference on Developing American Studies in the Arab World. She participated and presented papers in a number of International and National conferences and was awarded the Prize of Best Research by Ain-Shams University in 2004. She earned her Professorship Degree in 2005 and was consultant for the English Programme in New York Institute for Technology (NYIT). Before joining the British University in Egypt (BUE), she founded and was Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at the Higher Institute of International Languages from 2000-2005. She joined BUE in September 2005 as a full Professor and was assigned several developmental tasks as the Teaching & Learning Coordinator and the English Programme Coordinator for the BUE Centre for Community & Consulting Services (CCCS). In 2009 she was appointed Head of the English Department and in 2016 Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University inEgypt. Prof. Fahim is also the BUE representative in the New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe (NICE Network) a consortium of 45 higher education institutions across Europe and a member of their annual meeting.
  • Fields of Interest: The study of English literature from postmodern and cross-cultural perspectives, with focus on Modern Literary Theory and power discourse.



Doris Lessing: Sufi Equilibrium and the Form of the Novel. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 279.

Published Papers:

Fahim, S. & Khalil, R. (2016) Flipped Teaching and Learning in English Language Programmes in Higher Education. Proceedings of INTED2016 Conference 7-9th March, 216, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 978-84-608-5617-7 p. 5387- 5397.
Fahim, S. & Khalil, R. (2015). Addressing Differentiation: Effective Classroom Teaching Strategies. JOLACE - Journal of Language and Cultural Education May 2015 Volume 3, Issue 2 ISSN 13394045 p. 200-221.
Fahim, S. & Khalil, R. (2012). ‘Making the Leap to Academic Honesty.’
"A Hermeneutic Approach to Herman Melville's Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life" (Paper presented at Ain-Shams University International Symposium on Literary Theory, 2004). Published in Fikr Wa Ibda. No.28 May 2005: 1-64.
"Orality and Postmodernism in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day" (Paper presented at Helwan University International Symposium 2004). Published in Fikr Wa Ibda. No.27 Feb. 2005: 125-165.
“Carnivalesque in Dickens: A Bakhtinian Reading of Great Expectations” (Paper presented at Ain-Shams University Symposium, 2003). Published in New Readings of Old Masters: Recent Trends in Literature and Language. Ed. Mary Massoud, 2004: 606-634.
“The Poetics of Polyphony in Lee Smith’s Oral History” (Paper presented in Cairo University Symposium, 2002). Published in the Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Comparative Literature: Trans/ Inter- Cultural Communication, 2003.
“Re-Writing the Witch in Conde’s I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, Warner’s Indigo, and Ashour’s Granada” (Paper presented and published in Ain –Shams Symposium Proceedings 2000).
“Intertextuality and Feminist Discourse: Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and Dodderidge’s The New Gulliver”, Annals of the Faculty of Arts, Ain-Shams University, 1995.
“The Motif of Female Bonding and The Epistolary Form in Mariama Ba’s A So Long Letter and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple”, Annals of the Faculty of Arts, Ain-Shams University, 1994 - 1995.
“The City and the Crisis of Identity in the Bildungsroman of O’Faolain and Naguib Mahfouz: (Paper presented at IASAIL Conference held in Cairo, July 18-22, 1993) and published in Ireland, Egypt and the Far East, Mary Massoud (ed.) Colin Smythe, Gerard Cross, England, 1995.
“The Novelist as a Revisionist of History: The Poetics of History in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Beloved”, (Paper presented at Cairo University Symposium 1993) and published in Philology, Literature and Language Series, XXIV, Al-Alsun Press, Al-Alsun Faculty, Ain-Shams University, 1995.