Thesis title: Romantic Orientalism and the Muslim Woman
Supervisor: Professor Ros Ballaster
Research interests: Romanticism, Orientalism, representations of the Oriental woman in the works of the first- and second-generation Romantic writers.
Doctoral research: Reyam Rammahi is a second-year DPhil in English candidate. She is an Oxford-Qatar Thatcher Graduate scholar. She is interested in tracing historical elements in Romantic-era works and finding parallels of historical female figures in fictional characters. In her research, she aims to provide an insight on the impact Eastern and Muslim history had on politics and society of the West.
Publications and conferences:
Reyam’s essay "Can Safie Speak? Language and Representation of the Oriental Woman in Frankenstein" was published in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.
Reyam has also presented her works on Romantic Orientalism in many academic conferences in the USA in addition to participating in virtual conferences. Her contributions include two public online lectures on Romancing the Gothic.