Sarah Ali, Homerton

Degree: PhD
Course: English
Supervisor: Prof Priya Gopal
Dissertation Title: "They all looked such good meat": Anthropophagic Imagery and Metaphorical Representations of Cannibalism in Late 19th and Mid 20th Century English Fiction

Biographical Information

I studied English Literature at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) between 2009-2013. After graduation, I worked as a teaching assistant at IUG and taught Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature. In 2014-2015, I did my master's degree in English Literary Studies at Durham University, UK. I went back to Palestine after my MA and taught at IUG for four years. Modules I was teaching include Literary Criticism, Romanticism, Victorian Literature, Modern Drama, and Comparative Literature. I started my PhD in Cambridge in October 2019, and I am looking at anthropophagic metaphors/imagery in early twentieth century English fiction.  

Research Interests

The novel; fin de siécle and early twentieth-century English fiction; critical theory and literary criticism; comparative and Arabic literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Palestinian literature; postcolonial theory and criticism; American confessional poetry; psychoanalytic criticism; metaphors of consumption. 

Authors/critics/philosophers of interest: D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, T. E. Lawrence, Evelyn Waugh, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Katherine Mansfield, Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire, George Orwell, Mulk Raj Anand, Ghassan Kanafani, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva, Jun-Luc Nancy.