Department of English Language and Literature

The Bachelor’s program of English Language and Literature at Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities was established in 1956. In designing this program several factors such as usability of subjects, the relevance of courses contents, and their logical sequence were taken into consideration. Equipping students with four skills, i.e., comprehension, conversation, reading and writing in English are among the objectives of this program. Other objectives attempt to make students familiar with English literature and helping them discover and improve their literary talent in this rich area.

The purpose of Master’s program is to educate specialists capable of teaching English at universities and higher education institutions to meet the needs of the society.

The Ph.D. Program is a coordinated set of research and scientific activities aimed at educating specialists capable of playing the role of academic staff at universities and higher education institutions in teaching at different levels and doing research. More

Head of the Department of English Language and Literature
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Ali Khazaee Farid
Associate Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
khazaeefarid@um.ac.ir
+985138806768


Concentration areas offered by the Department of English Language and Literature
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Academic staff

 

Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh
Assistant Professor
Zargham Ghabanchi
Associate Professor
Azra Ghandeharion
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Ghazanfari
Associate Professor
Khalil Ghazizadeh
Assistant Professor
Behzad Ghonsooly
Professor
Mahmood Reza Ghorban Sabbagh
Assistant Professor
Tahereh Ghorbani Nezhad
Lecturer
Mohammad Reza Hashemi
Associate Professor
Azar Hosseini  Fatemi
Associate Professor
Ali Khazaee Farid
Associate Professor
Ebrahim Khodadady
Assistant Professor
Masood Khoshsaligheh
Assistant Professor
Reza Pishghadam
Professor
Vahideh Sayedi
Lecturer
Hesamoddin Shahriari
Assistant Professor
Zohreh Taebi Noghondari
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent books

Ghorban Sabbagh, M., & Feiz, M. (2016). Fundamental Shakespeare New Perspectives on Gender, Psychology and Politics.

Recent journal articles

Pishghadam, R., & Heidari, F. (2016). Hybrid modeling of intelligence and linguistic factors as predictors of translation quality. Translation and Interpreting, 8 (1), 101-116.
Pishghadam, R., & Shayesteh Sadafian, S. (2016). Emotioncy: A Post-Linguistic Approach toward Vocabulary Learning and Retention. Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, 39 (1), 27-36.
Vahedi, V., Ghonsooly, B., & Pishghadam, R. (2016). Vocabulary Glossing: A Meta-analysis of the Relative Effectiveness of Different Gloss Types on L2 Vocabulary Acquisition. Teaching English with Technology, 16 (1), 3-25.
Pishghadam, R., Jajarmi, H. (2016). Conceptualizing Sensory Relativism in Light of Emotioncy: A Movement beyond Linguistic Relativism. International Journal of Society, Culture & Language, 4 (2), 11-21.
Khoshsaligheh, M., & Ameri, S. (2016). Ideological Considerations and Practice in Official Dubbing in Iran. Altre Modernita, 8 (15), 232-250.
Leila Sayah, Pishghadam, R., Ghonsooly, B., & Hosseini Fatemi, A. (2016). L2 Learners' Perceptions of Teachers' Roles in EFL Settings. Humanising Language Teaching, 18 (1), 1-10.
Pishghadam, R., Sabouri, F., Samavarchi, L., & Hassanzadeh, T. (2016). Examining the gender identity of language teachers using a masculinity-femininity scale: A case from Iran. Issues in Educational Research, 26 (1), 131-146.
Khoshsaligheh, M., & Ameri, S. (2016). Exploring the Singability of Songs in A Monster in Paris Dubbed into Persian. Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, 3 (1), 76-90.
Pishghadam, R., Shayesteh Sadafian, S. (2016). Contextualization-Emotionalization Interface: A Case of Teacher Effectiveness. International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences-Rimcis, 5 (2), 97-127.
Emad Khosravani, Ghabanchi, Z., & H. R. Kargozari (2016). The Effects of Teacher’s Employment of Language Learning Software on Iranian Pre-Intermediate EFL Learners’ Autonomy’ has. International Journal of Language and Applied Linguistics, 2 (1), 83-98.
Yaghooty, S., & Pishghadam, R. (2016). Delving into the Future of Iran`s English Language Teaching in Light of Technology. Journal of Futures Studies, 21 (1), 49-62.
Kafi, M., Khoshsaligheh, M., & Hashemi, M. (2016). Typology of Capitals Expected and Received by Iranian Translators. SKASE Journal of Translation and Interpretation, 9 (1), 26-43.
Zabetipour, M., & Pishghadam, R. (2016). The Impacts of Open and Closed Postures on EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Class Activity. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 3 (1), 270-279.
Sabouri, F., & Pishghadam, R. (2016). English Language Teachers’ Burnout Within the Cultural Dimensions Framework. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 25 (4), 677-687.
Mina Azaryoun, & Ghabanchi, Z. (2016). Translation of Puns in the Holly Quran. International Journal of Educational Investigations, 3 (2), 40-56.
Pishghadam, R., Purya Baghaei (2016). Introducing Emotioncy as a Potential Source of Test Bias: A Mixed Rasch Modeling Study. International Journal of Testing, 16 (4), 1-14.
Sara Salar, & Ghonsooly, B. (2016). A comparative analysis of metadiscourse features in knowledge management research articles written in English and Persian. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning, 5 (1), 15-27.
Khoshsaligheh, M., & Ameri, S. (2016). Synchrony strategies in voiced-over English nature documentaries into Persian: Implications for research and training. Journal of Media Practice, 17 (1), 48-68.
Sabouri, F., Pishghadam, R., Hosseini Fatemi, A., & Ghonsooly, B. (2016). Culture and Identity: Linking Iranian Identity Components and Cultural Dimensions. Issues in Language Teaching, 4 (1), 49-78.
Ghandeharion, A., & Moosavi Takieh, M. (2016). Yeats’s Archetypal Eternity in The Wild Swans At Coole. Annals of Ovidius University Constanta - Philology, 27 (2), 13-21.
Seyyedrezaie, Z., Ghonsooly, B., Shahriari, H., & Hosseini Fatemi, A. (2016). Examining the Effects of Google Docs-Based Instruction and Peer Feedback Types (Implicit vs. Explicit) on EFL Learners’ Writing Performance. Call-EJ, 17 (1), 35-51.
Samane Khoshbakht, & Ghabanchi, Z. (2016). On The Relationship Between The Iranian EFL Teacher`s Sense of Commitment and Their Self-Esteem. Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods, 6 (2), 23-28.
Hosseini Fatemi, A., & Charles Choi (2016). Testing a Model of Intercultural Willingness to Communicate based on Ethnocentrism, Ambiguity Tolerance and Sensation Seeking: The Role of Learning English in Iran. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 45 (4), 304-318.
Mohammad Hassan Alishahi, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh, Ghonsooly, B., & Omid Akbari (2016). Contextual Discrepancies in EFL Learners' Self-Regulatory Skills. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research, 3 (4), 1-11.
Soroor Sadat Farhang, Majid Elahi Shirvan, & Ghonsooly, B. (2016). Exploring English Language Learning Policies in Iran Based on Secondary School Course Books for Learning English in Light of Globalization and Culture. Sino-US English Teaching, 13 (3), 169-186.
Ghonsooly, B., & Hosseini Fatemi, A. (2016). The Effectiveness of Strategy-Based Instruction in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language: A Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies. Sino-US English Teaching, 14 (3), 163-181.
Ghandeharion, A., & Moosavi Takieh, M. (2016). Yeats’s Redefinition of Poetic Self in Nature Symbolism. Epiphany: Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies, 9 (1), 25-31.
Pishghadam, R., Zabetipour, M., & Aminzadeh, A. (2016). Examining emotions in English language learning classes: A case of EFL emotions. Issues in Educational Research, 26 (3), 508-527.
Dehnad, V., & Hosseini Fatemi, A. (2016). Empowering Women: A Multi-perspective Discourse Analysis of Women’s Dignity and Equality in Qur’an. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation, 2 (4), 33-42.
Masoud Motamedynia, Nasrollahi, N., & Ghonsooly, B. (2016). Do Heavy-NP Shift Phenomenon and Constituent Ordering in English Cause Sentence Processing Difficulty for EFL Learners?. Journal of Teaching Language Skills, 35 (1), 139-159.
Ghandeharion, A. (2016). Intertextual Dystopia of A Scanner Darkly: Philip K Dick’s Novel and Richard Linklater’s Movie Adaptation. IUP Journal of English Studies, 11 (3), 24-39.
Ghandeharion, A. (2016). Anxious Masculinity: A Comparative Study of Philip Dick’s Scanner Darkly and Richard Linklater’s Adaptation. Forum for World Literature Studies, 8 (2), 333-350.
Heidari, F., Khoshsaligheh, M., & Hashemi, M. (2016). Narrative Intelligence Represented in Translational Success: Issues of Coherence, Gaps, Complexity and Aesthetics. Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, 39 (2), 75-87.
Pishghadam, R., & Abbasnejad, H. (2016). Emotioncy: A Potential Measure of Readability. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 9 (1), 109-123.
Safoura Jahedizadeh, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh, & Ghonsooly, B. (2016). The role of EFL learners’ demotivation, perceptions of classroom activities, and mastery goal in predicting their language achievement and burnout. Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 16 (1), 1-17.
Askarzadeh Torghabeh, R., & Elham Yazdanmehr (2016). Developing intercultural awareness in English for specific purposes and Translation curriculums. Review of Applied Linguistics Research, 2 (2), 1-9.
Akbary, M., Shahriari, H., & Hosseini Fatemi, A. (2016). The value of song lyrics for teaching and learning English phrasal verbs: a corpus investigation of four music genres. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 11 (2), 50-63.
Yazdanjoo, M., Ghorban Sabbagh, M., & Shahriari, H. (2016). Stylistic Features of Holden Caulfield’s Language in J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye: A Corpus-Based Study. English Studies, 97 (7), 1-16.
Ghandeharion, A., & Heydari, B. (2016). Shakespeare’s Tragedies Recontextualized as Comedies in Iran’s State TV Sitcom, Kolāh Ghermezī. Forum for World Literature Studies, 8 (4), 572-689.

Recent theses and dissertations

Daroogheh, M. (2016). Linguistic Politeness Strategies Employed by Persian and English Native Speakers in Commercial Correspondence. , ( English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Amini, S. (2016). Emotionalizing Conference Genre Through Community of Practice: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners. , ( English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shakeebaee, G. (2016). Life Syllabus and Emotionalization in Molding Ethnocentric Views:A Case of Iranian EFL Learners. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Lori, F. (2016). Translation of Extralinguistic Culture-bound References in the English Subtitles of Iranian Movies on Jame-Jam. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirzaaghabeyk, M. (2016). Oriental vs. Western Culture-bound Referential Items Reflected in ELT Textbooks Compiled in Inner-circle countries: Any trace of cultural imperialism?. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moghaddas, M. (2016). Evaluating Project-based Translation Teaching in an English and Persian Translation Class. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Borsipour Golkhatmi, B. (2016). Emotioncy and Willingness to Read: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Al Hlaichi, A. (2016). Enhancing the Development of Speaking Skills for Iraqi English Foreign Learners Through Adopting Multimedia-Based Learning Materials. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shadloo, F. (2016). Exploring phrasal complexity across proficiency levels in argumentative essays by Iranian EFL learners. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Askary, M. (2016). Current Status of Translation Publishing in Iran and its Effects on Translator Trainees. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahian, L. (2016). Examining the relationship between flow, emotioncy and reading comprehension: A case of Iranian EFL learners. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zahedikasrineh, A. (2016). the relationship between EFL students' personality type and willingness to communicate and teaching style in conversation classes. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haghi, S. (2016). Ideological and Linguistic Representations of Feminine Discourse in Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rostami, M. (2016). Ideological Features as Represented in the Dramatic Language of Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman.. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Badrlou, L. (2016). Hamlet in India: Intertextuality and Dialogic Relations in Hamlet and Haider as its Indian Adaptation by Bhardwaj. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kharaghani, N. (2016). Unfolding the Linguistic and Cognitive Features of Benjy's Mind Style in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Vamegh Shahi, B. (2016). Representation of Self versus Otherness in EFL Textbooks Developed in the West: A Discursive Study of English Result Series. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Masoudi Rad, M. (2016). Barmakids Persian presentation in the Arabian Nights; a New Historic Reading. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abbaszadeh, R. (2016). The Transcoding of Joyces The Dead and Tolstoys Death of Ivan Ilych in Mosaffas The Last Step. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bahramian, B. (2016). Examining the Conceptual Metaphors for LIFE, DEATH, and TIME in a Selected Number of Sonnets by William Shakespeare: A Study in Cognitive Poetics. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Heydari, B. (2016). Recontextualization in Hamlet and its Iranian Adaptation, Tardid: A New Historical Analysis. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eftekhari, F. (2016). The Image of "the Iranian" in America: An Imagological study of Firoozeh Jazayeri Dumas Funny in Farsi. , (Master's thesis of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Malekshahi, M. (2016). Existentialism Reception in Iran with a focus on the role of translation. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shadman, N. (2016). Psychological Characteristics of Iranian Literary Translators: An Exploratory Research. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rastgar Moghaddam Tafti, M. (2016). Components of Subtitling Expertise: Introducing a Pedagogical Model. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Heidarpour, A. (2016). Translation and Public Diplomacy: Exploring the role of Translation Policy in Fulfilling the Goals of IRI's Public Diplomacy. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdi, Z. (2016). Applying Multimodal Transcription to Persian Subtitling. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alemzadeh, E. (2016). Woody Allen dubbed in Persian: issues of ideology and humor. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zahedi, S. (2016). Investigating the Impact of Textual Features on Reading Process of Persian Subtitles: An Eye-tracking Study. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghazanfari, N. (2016). Investigating the Translation of Children's Literature in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Delzenderooy, S. (2016). Translation agency and policy in the Qajar period and the role of translation in introducing modernity to Iran: A case study of two governmental and private translation institutions. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mardani, V. (2016). Exploring non-expert online translation (demographics, agency, tools and motivation). , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sharifi, A. (2016). Translation as Rewriting: A Study of Coleman Barks' Rewritings of Mawlana's Works. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shokoohmand, F. (2016). Towards Localizing Subtitling for the Deaf: A Mixed- Method Experimental Study. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pakar, E. (2016). A Taxonomy of Cultural Mediations in Official Persian Dubbing. , (Doctoral dissertation of English Language and Literature). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Khoshsaligheh, Masood, -, -,khajepoor, Binazir (2016). Reception Norms of Non-expert Subtitling of Foreign Movies into Persian

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

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