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Zubeda Jalalzai

Craig-Lee Hall (CL) 261
(401) 456-8281
(401) 456-8028

Academic Background

B.A. St.Lawrence University;
M.A. Binghamton University;
Ph.D. State University of New York (Buffalo)

Courses Taught

ENGL 163 Introduction To Non Western Cultures
ENGL 202 Introduction To Literary Study II
ENGL 207 Backgrounds In Amer Lit
ENGL 301 American Literature to 1860
ENGL 303 The American Novel to 1914
ENGL 490 Directed Study
WRTG 100 Writing and Rhetoric


Zubeda Jalalzai has published articles in the fields of Early American Literature, Transatlanticism, Native-American Literature, Postcolonial Theory, and Afghanistan. A co-edited collection, Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War, and the Rhetoric of Nation-Building (with David Jefferess) is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She is currently working on a manuscript examining Afghanistan and transnational Afghan literature. She has also completed a photo-essay, Wayside Whaling: Moby Dick and the Whale Ornament in Contemporary New with photographer Jason Fiering that examines the visual elements in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick in relation to issues of representation in both the novel and contemporary New Bedford.

At Rhode Island College Dr. Jalalzai has taught graduate classes, The Body in Early America and Early America as Transatlantic Utopia; Senior seminars, The Native-American Presence in Early American Literature, Americans Abroad; and undergraduate courses, American Literature to 1860, The American Novel to 1914, Backgrounds in American Literature, Introduction to Literary Theory, Introduction to Literary Studies, Islamic/Arabic Literature, Western Literature, Honors Writing, and Composition.

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