Department of English

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad’s Department of English was founded in 1956 when it set out to offer an undergraduate program in English Language and Literature. Based at Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities, it is one of the oldest departments at the faculty and the university.

The department is home to sixteen full-time faculty members and over twenty part-time lecturers in three fields of English Literature, English Language Teaching, and Translation Studies. In addition to the initial BA in English Language and Literature, the department offers various graduate programs including three MA programs in English Literature, English Language Teaching, and English and Persian Translation as well as two Ph.D. programs in English Language Teaching and Translation Studies. Several of the said programs are also offered online in distance mode.

Such various programs as well as the international exchanges the department promotes attract both Iranian students and an increasing number of applicants from the neighboring countries to study undergraduate and graduate programs at the Department of English at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.  More

Head of the Department of English
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Associate Professor
Department of English
khoshsaligheh@um.ac.ir
+985138806768


Programs currently offered by the Department of English
Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Academic staff

 

Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh
Associate Professor
Zargham Ghabanchi
Associate Professor
Azra Ghandeharion
Associate Professor
Behzad Ghonsooly
Professor
Mahmood Reza Ghorban Sabbagh
Associate Professor
Mohammad Reza Hashemi
Professor
Sara Khazaee
Assistant Professor
Masood Khoshsaligheh
Professor
Elham Naji Meidani
Assistant Professor
Reza Pishghadam
Professor
Vahideh Sayedi
Lecturer
Shaghayegh Shayesteh
Assistant Professor
Farzaneh Shokoohmand
Assistant Professor
Zohreh Taebi Noghondari
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent books

Pishghadam, R., & Naji Meidani, E. (2023). Language and Emotion.
Khazaee, S. (2023). Employable English.

Recent journal articles

Al Quraishi, K., Ghandeharion, A., & Taebi Noghondari, Z. (2023). The Plight of Godlessness in Eastern and Western Literature: A Comparative Reading of Absurdity in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Al-Hakim’s The Tree Climber. Religious Inquiries, 11 (2), 251-267.
Khoshsaligheh, M., Elmira Soleimanirad, & Salasiah Che Lah (2023). Review of Theatre Translation: A Practice as Research Model. Palgrave 2021. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 52 (1), 125-128.
Momenzadeh , S., Pishghadam, R., & Naji Meidani, E. (2023). Examining the Role of Active/Passive Motivation in EFL Teachers’ Burnout and Efficacy. Language Related Research, 14 (1), 1-33.
Afsharrad, M., Pishghadam, R. (2023). A comparison of the added value of subscores across two subscore augmentation methods. International Journal of Language Testing, 13 (1), 109-125.
Pishghadam, R., Naji Meidani, E., Momenzadeh , S., Hasanzadehhosseinabadi, S., & Miri, M. (2023). Economic, social, and cultural capital and ESQ in academic achievement: A comparison of Afghan and Iranian students. Frontiers in Psychology, 14 (), -.
Boori, A., Ghazanfari, M., Ghonsooly, B. (2023). The Construction and Validation of a Q-matrix for Cognitive Diagnostic Analysis: The Case of the Reading Comprehension Section of the IAUEPT. International Journal of Language Testing, (), -.
Royaei, N., Ghonsooly, B., Ghabanchi, Z., & Ahanchian, M. (2023). Scrutinizing the Professional Agency of EFL Teachers: Identifying the Contributors and Manifestations. Mextesol Journal, 47 (2), 1-12.
Eriss, A., & Khoshsaligheh, M. (2023). Stereotypes in a Multilingual Film: A Case Study on Issues of Social Injustice. Languages, 8 (3), 174-200.
Pishghadam, R., Ebrahimi, S., Rajabi Esterabadi, A., & Amin Parsae (2023). Emotions and Success in Education: From Apathy to Transpathy. Journal of Cognition, Emotion and Education, 1 (1), 1-16.
Alsharhanee, H., Ghonsooly, B., & Naji Meidani, E. (2023). Probing the relationship among reading anxiety, mindfulness, reflective thinking, and reading comprehension ability of Iraqi intermediate and advanced EFL learners. Training, Language and Culture, 7 (3), 9-22.
Al-saedi, A., Taebi Noghondari, Z., & Askarzadeh Torghabeh, R. (2023). The Apcalyptic image of the pandemic: An Ecocritical Reading of Albrt Camus\\\' The plague. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Reaserch, 2 (1), 1-11.
Ghonsooly, B. (2023). A Video Game-based Paragraph Writing Instruction vs. Teacher-based Writing Instruction: Examining L2 Learners’ Perception through Dynamic Assessment. Journal of Teaching Language Skills, (), -.
Jalili Kia, M., Ghonsooly, B., Hassan Soodmand Afshar, & Ghabanchi, Z. (2023). Exploring Iranian TEFL Ph.D. Candidates and Faculty Members. Teaching English Language, 17 (2), 287-324.
Khajavian, F., Ghandeharion, A., & Roland Hardenberg (2023). Twinning Literature and Anthropology: A Proposed Theoretical Framework for Litero-Anthropological Research via Exemplary Person, Value Formation and the Good Life. Critical Literary Studies, 7 (2), 1-27.
Hasanzadehhosseinabadi, S., Shayesteh, S., Pishghadam, R., & Naji Meidani, E. (2023). Unveiling the Power of Teacher Concern: Exploring EFL Institute Students’ Perceptions and its Impact on Motivation, Anxiety, and Language Achievement. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, 15 (23), 126-143.
Ghabanchi, Z. (2023). EFL Learnersrsquo; Perceptions of Interaction-based Learning and Their lrm;Willingness to Communicate. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, (), -.
Khoshsaligheh, M. (2023). Replotting and recharacterisation in dubbing: Renarration of audiovisual fiction. The Translator, (), -.
Khoshsaligheh, M., & Zoraqi, A. (2023). Review of The Translation of Realia and Irrealia in Game Localization: Culture-Specificity between Realism and Fictionality. Popular Communication, 22 (1), 64-74.
Albalawee, H., Pishghadam, R., & Shayesteh, S. (2023). The Relationships between EFL Studentsrsquo; Cultural Intelligence, Emo-Sensory Intelligence, Language Learning Strategies, and English Language Achievement. Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning, (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Kenevisi, M. (2023). Translation as a social activity: A Thematic Analysis of the Translated and Authored Books about Afghanistan Published in Iran. , ( Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bohlouli, M. (2023). Cultuling Analysis of Reactance: A Case of Iranian EFL Teachers. , ( Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rajabi Esterabadi, A. (2023). Introducing Sapiomotivation and Anglomotivation and Examining Their Conceptions in the EFL Community and Their Interplay with English Language Achievement and Active/Passive Motivation. , ( Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kazemkhah, F. (2023). The Role of EFL Teachers Psychological Well-Being, Foreign Language Teaching Enjoyment, and Work Engagement in Iranian EFL Teachers Teacher-Class Relationship. , ( Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jomhouri Shokatabad, F. (2023). Exploring Persian Audio Description Styles. , ( Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tavousi, H. (2023). Translation of Multilingual Films in Iran in Persian Dubbing. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saken, N. (2023). From the Rye to the Wood: A Yalomian Existential Psychoanalysis of Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and Murakami s Norwegian Wood. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghaffari, M. (2023). Study of Blind and Visually Impaired Audiences Perceptions of Audio Introduction in Iran: A phenomenological Study. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghanbari Estaj, E. (2023). The Interplay of Teacher Enthusiasm in Relation to Students Willingness to Attend Classes and their Personality Traits: The Case Study of EFL learners. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahimiseraji, H. (2023). The Interplay of Teacher Energy, Students Active and Passive Motivation, and Their Willingness to Attend Classes: A Case from Language Institutes. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ahadi Farkoush, N. (2023). Persian Subtitling for the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Quality of Feature Films in Iran: The Case of Filimo. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Senobari , M. (2023). Examining the Relationships among Teachers Temporal Intelligence, Teachers Emotions, and Emo-educational Divorce: A Study on Iranian EFL Teachers. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khordadiyan, Z. (2023). Censorship Policy on Official Dubbing of Comedy American Feature Films into Persian. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Homayouni, G. (2023). Dealing with Culture-Bound Elements in Audio Description of English Language Movies into Persian. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Soudkhah Mohammadi, F. (2023). Examining the Role of EFL Teachers Level of Concern in EFL Learners Self-efficacy and Teacher Success. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kokabi, Z. (2023). Examining the Relationships among Teacher Concern, Teacher Energy, Learners' Communication Apprehension, and their Foreign Language Achievement: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadeghzadeh Yazdi, F. (2023). Evaluating the potential application of Microsoft Machine Translation system in Persian to English Translation in a professional environment. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zahraei, K. (2023). A Critical Look at Translation Strategies of Translating DK Children's Encyclopedia for Iranian Children-Age Group 7-11. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmi, Z. (2023). Examining the Role of Iranian EFL Teachers Time Style in Their Teaching Style and Efficacy. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hintaw, M. (2023). Domestic Labor and Patriarchal Oppression of Women in George Eliots The Mill on the Floss (1860): A Materialist Feminism. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Al Zubaidi, B. (2023). An Investigation of Iraqi EFL Teachers Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and its Relationship with Their Self-efficacy, and Creativity: Babylon High School Teachers in Focus. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alhantooshee, H. (2023). Resistance to Postcolonial Power and Reclaiming identity in Sinan Antuns The Corpse Washer. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahmati, Z. (2023). Introducing Learners\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Emo-educational Divorce and Examining its Relationship with Students Willingness to Attend Classes and L2 Willingness to Communicate. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zarei Pour Shandiz, Z. (2023). Identifying the appropriate method of translating interview documentaries from the perspective of the Persian-speaking audience in the context of Iran. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alzakam, A. (2023). The Effect of Using Games and Instruction Videos on Learning Speaking and Listening among Iraqi Pre-intermediate EFL Learners: Karbala High Schools in Focus. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sanei Nia, S. (2023). A Comparative Study of The Sun Also Rises -1926- by Ernest Hemingway and The Stranger -1942- by Albert Camus Based on Trauma Theory. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Aldanani, M. (2023). Application of Audiovisual Translation in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language: The Case of Iraqi Students. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Majouri, F. (2023). Game-Related Social Dilemmas in To Kill a Mockingbird. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholami Hossein Abad, M. (2023). Developing a Conceptual Model of Chatbot-assisted Language Learning -CHALL- and Examining its Effect on English Language Learning: A Movement toward Metavolvement. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoudi, M. (2023). Character Dynamics in George Eliots Daniel Deronda -1876- An Application of Brams Theory of Moves -1996. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Karimi Nejhad, A. (2023). A Study of Brams Rationality 2011 and Neumann-Morgensterns Utility 1944-2010 in Frank Herberts Dune 1965. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khabbazzadeh, B. (2023). One for All, All for One: A Study of Game Theory and Team Reasoning in Reginald Roses Twelve Angry Men -1954. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bardasht, A. (2023). investigation the translation of news texts about Russias attack on Ukraine using Bakers model of narrative theory. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mehranrad, A. (2023). Analysis of English Textbook \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Radhi, H. (2023). Myth as a Semiotic System: A Barthsian Semiological Reading of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and King Lear. , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nasrabadi, A. (2023). Who's Afraid of the Big Impolite Wolf?: A Multimodal Analysis of Impoliteness as a Characterization Device in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and its Cinematic Adaptation (1966). , (Doctoral dissertation of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Aldihaymawee, E. (2023). A Study of Characterization and Gender Roles in Hardys Far from the Madding Crowed through the Transitivity System of Functional Grammar. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghomian, M. (2023). Storytelling, Interactivity and Characterization in CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salari Talab, M. (2023). Analysis of Persian Translations of Ervin Yalom from Reception Theory Perspective. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alsuwayhee, A. (2023). The Portrayal of the Female Figure in Harold Pinter\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ebrahimi, M. (2023). Rendition of Culture Specific Food Items in Dubbing in Persian: A Case Study. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naderi, D. (2023). Exploring the Relationships among Iranian EFL Teachers' Mindfulness, Teaching Style, and Resilience. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kashef Al Ghetaa, A. (2023). Vampire Literature in the Fictional Works of Polidori (1819), Rice (1976), and Meyer (2005): A Comparative Cultural Study. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zaidi, F. (2023). Transformation of American Dream from Modern to Post-Modern Perspectives: A Comparative Study of Millers All My Sons and Shepards Buried Child. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abosallal, N. (2023). the effect of metadiscourse instruction as an interactive tool in teaching writing to Iraqi EFL learners. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alsebi, N. (2023). Waiting for Death: A Stylistic Study of Freudian Trauma in Synge's One Act Play Riders to the Sea. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naimzadeh, Z. (2023). Cultural Appropriations in Dari Dubbing: the Case Study of Series \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"24\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" for Afghanistan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Audience. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghaemi, K. (2023). Challenging Gender Performativity: A Stylistics Study of Self-Agency in The Personality of The Two Female Protagonists in The Bell Jar -1963- by Sylvia Plath and Snow White -1967- by Donald Barthelme. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Imarah, N. (2023). Silenced No More: A Feminist Comparative Study of Nawal El Saadawis Woman at Point Zero and Miriam Toewss Women Talking. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bashiryan, M. (2023). Contrastive analysis of translators style in Persian retranslations of the novel 1984. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bidi, Z. (2023). Investigation of Schemata and Attachment Style in Personality of the Two Main Characters in The Silent Patient -2019- by Alex Michaelides. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Wasiqi, B. (2023). The representations of cultural and linguistic differences in English into Persian translations: A case study of five translations of Khaled Hossein\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirshekari, M. (2023). Investigating rhetorical features in a selection of dialogue-oriented translations by Abdullah Kowsari. , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alsanjari, A. (2023). (). , (Master's thesis of Department of English). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature

Phone: +985138796829-33

Fax: +985138794144

Postal code: 917794883