APETAU is pleased to announce that it will soon be launching a series of lectures under the title of APETAU Academic Forum which will begin on the Saturday of the first week of every month. APETAU Academic Forum will focus on major issues surrounding language, literature, and translation and speakers will be specialists in their respective fields. The aim of our series is to bring together English specialists from all parts of the Arab world ( the first of its kind) and to create an intellectual atmosphere where APETAU members generate ideas for future research. Our sesssions will be conducted via Zoom. For those interested in presenting or giving any ideas on future lectures please contact Dr. Duaa Salameh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The lectures will be available on our YouTube channel.


Latest seminar:

SpeakerDr. Aseel Zibin (University of Jordan)
Title: "Culture in Embodied Cognition: A View from the World of Metaphor and Metonymy"
ModeratorDr. Marwan Jarrah (The University of Jordan)
Time: Febraury 4th, 2023 at 6:00 pm
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1st seminar:

Speaker: Professor Shehdeh Fareh(The University of Sharjah)
Title: "Reviewing Literature and Writing Abstracts in Research Writing"
Moderator: Professor Jihad Hamdan (The University of Jordan)
Time: Saturday, May 7 at 6:00 pm
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 2nd seminar:

Speaker: Dr. Tahrir Hmadi(Arab Open University)
Title: "Decolonizing English Literature Departments in the Arab World"
Moderator: Professor Yousef Abuamrieh (The University of Jordan)
Time: Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 6:00 pm
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3rd seminar:

Speaker: Professor Mohammad Asfour(Arab Open University)
Title: "Translation: An Ongoing Challenge with Professor Mohammad Asfour"
Moderator: Dr. Duaa' Salameh (The University of Jordan)
Time: Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at 6:00 pm
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4th seminar:

Speaker: President of APETAU Professor Professor Jihad Hamdan(University of Jordan)
Title: "Forensic Linguistics: Sharing a Wild Experience"
ModeratorProfessor Ghaleb Rababah (University of Sharjah)
Time: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 6:00 pm
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5th seminar:

Speaker: Professor Yousef Abu Amrieh (University of Jordan)
Title: "Towards a Poetics of Arab Diasporic literature"
Dr. Muna Abd Raboh (Zaytoneh University)
Time: September 3rd, 2022 at 6:00 pm
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6th seminar:

SpeakerDr. Marwan Al- Jarrah (University of Jordan)
Title: "Vernaculars between Theory and Practice"
ModeratorDr.Abdul Rahman Al- Takhayneh (The University of Jordan)
Time: October 1st, 2022 at 6:00 pm
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7th seminar:

SpeakerDr Ahmad Abdel Tawwab Sharaf (Menoufia University)
Title: "Simultaneous Interpretation"
ModeratorDr. Shehdah Fareh (Sharjah University)
Time: December 3d, 2022 at 6:00 pm
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8th seminar:

SpeakerProfessor Mahmoud Al- Shara’ah (University of Jordan)
Title: "Shakespeare and the Arabs: Cross-Cultural Encounters."
ModeratorProfessor Yousef Abu Amrieh (The University of Jordan)
Time: January 7th, 2023 at 6:00 pm
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