Lara S. El Mekkawi
English – Native language.
Russian – Speaking (Native); Reading (Native); Writing (Good).
Arabic – Speaking (Native); Reading (Native); Writing (Good).
2014 – 2016 Master of Arts in English Literature
American University of Beirut (AUB) Beirut, Lebanon
Thesis: One Foot Out the Door: Rabih Alameddine and Indecisive Cosmopolitanism
Committee: Dr. Ira Allen, Primary Advisor, Assistant Professor of English; Dr. James Hodapp, Assistant Professor of English; Dr. Syrine Hout, Professor of English and Comparative Literature.
Coursework: Introduction to Bibliography Methods of Research; Anglophone Lebanese Post-War Narrative; Romantic Islam &Enlightenment; Women &Gender in Middle East; Renaissance Tragedy; Language and Identity; African Literature: Post-National.
2011 – 2014 Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature
Notre Dame University (NDU) Beirut, Lebanon
August 2017- present: English Instructor
American University of Beirut
English 207 (Introduction to English Literature II)
English 106 (Introduction to World Literature)
English 102 (Technical English)
May 2017- December 2018: English Editor
Turning Point Books
Harness Your Creativity (May 2018)
And We Chose Everything (October 2018)
2017-Present: Freelance Translator
Arabic to English Translations:
Play Translation: Untitled (UMAM)
Children Book Translation: Princess in a Box (Turning Point Books)
Children Book Translation: Barkouk (Turning Point Books)
Russian to English Translations:
Miscellaneous Translations: Hassana Balouli Translation Bureau
December 2016 – Present: Founding Member of Cultural Center
2014 – Present: Freelance Writer& Editor
Turning Point Books, Beirut: English Editor
Annahar English, Beirut: Staff Writer
Beirut Today, Beirut: Contributing Writer and Editor
Orient Palms, Beirut: Contributing Writer
Etcetera, Beirut: Press Officer
AUB Outlook: Contributing Writer
2015 – August 2017: Substitute Instructor
English 212 (The Age of Shakespeare)
English 218 (Poetry)
English 219 (Film as Text)
English 234 (Gender and Language)
English 239(Advanced Creative Writing)
English 249 (Fiction Writing)
2015 – February 2017: English Instructor and Assistant Language Arts Consultant
IB Higher Level English
English as a Second Language
Intermediate and Elementary English
Presentations and Conference Activity
2018 “One Foot Out the Door: Indecisive Cosmoplitanism and Rabih Alameddine” The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention. Pittsburgh. 12 April 2018.
2017 “One Foot Out the Door: Indecisive Cosmoplitanism and Rabih Alameddine”. English Colloquium, AUB. 9 December 2017.
2016 “The Use of Negation in Shakespearian Tragedy” Student Conference. American University of Science and Technology. Department of English and Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUST. 11 May 2016.
2015 “The Performativity of Nothing in Shakespearian Tragedy” Graduate Student Conference. Renaissance Tragedy. Department of English and Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUB. 8 December 2015.
2013 “Lord Byron’s Eastern Byronic Hero”. Messolonghi Byron Society Conference, Messolonghi. 30 May 2013.