GUST releases the book, “Adventuring in the Englishes”

GUST released the book entitled, ‘Adventuring in the Englishes’ jointly edited by Dr. Ikram El-Sherif and Dr. Piers Smith, in the A. M. Al-Refai Library on Monday, November 18, 2013. The Book Release Ceremony was conducted by Dr. Donald Bates, the President and Dr. Ghassan Aouad, the Vice President for Academic Affairs in the presence of the editors and contributors of the book, management staff, faculty members, Library Department staff, and a few students. The event was organized by the A. M. Al-Refai Library in coordination with the English Department.

Dr. Piers Smith thanked the attendees of the event, contributors and colleagues who helped with the book; he specifically thanked: Dr. Robert Cook for his enthusiastic support both for the conference and the book, Mrs. Shobitha Kohli for her assistance and guidance, and Ms. Hiba Kaouri without whom there would have been no book at all. Dr. Ikram El-Sheriff spoke briefly and thanked her colleagues and others present at the event. Soon after, light refreshments were served to the attendees.

‘Adventuringin the Englishes’ is the fruit of the first, English Department GELL conference organized by the College of Arts and Sciences at GUST. It features essays by Dr. Ikram El-Sheriff, Dr. Piers Smith and Dr. Marta Tryzna of the English Department and Dr. Martin Rosenstock and Dr. Thorsten Botz-Bornstein of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. There is also an interview with the university's resident creative writer, Dr. Keith Jardim. Not only did the GELL conference produce the book but it also led to Dr. Ikram's 6 month fellowship at Durham University, UK. The Proceedings of the conference are due out shortly, and will be available for perusal in the library, for the GUST Community only.