OWRI/AHRC Post-doctoral Fellow
- Dr Nora Parr
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Dr Nora Parr is Postdoctoral Researcher for the Open World Research Initiative’s project on Creative Multilingualism. Her work explores the nexus of literature, theory, and translation. Her research for the AHRC-funded project examines notions of trauma in Arabic Literature from the Levant and Egypt. It forms a case study and experimental methodology for a larger question of ‘Translating Theory,’ which looks to cultural texts to re-define words that are often imported from a dominant context. This comes in the wake of a PhD project, currently being prepared as a monograph. The work, titled Nation Constellation, uses Palestinian literature—in particular the works of Ibrahim Nasrallah and his ‘Palestine Comedies’ and ‘Balconies’ series—to offer an alternative model for the imagined national community.
Prior to taking up her post, Dr Parr was Lecturer in Comparative Literature and English at King’s College, London, and held a 2015-16 Fellowship with the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) at both the British Institute (Jordan), and the Kenyon Institute (East Jerusalem). Her PhD is from SOAS.