Rita Shabnam Nezami

Rita NezamiJob Title: Full-Time Lecturer

Phone: (631) 632-7726


Office Location: H-2042-A

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas; BA and MA, Moscow State University

Courses Taught: WRT 101--Introductory Writing Workshop, WRT 102--Intermediate Writing Workshop.

Professional Interests: Rhetoric and composition, cultural studies, literary translation, North African francophone literature, post-colonial literature.


  • Nezami, Rita S. (2004) "Amy Tan's Language." Presented to the Conference on College Composition & Communications sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, San Antonio.
  • Nezami, Rita S. (2004). Reading from translation of L'Ecrivain Public by Tahar Ben Jelloun, presented at the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) 2004 conference, Las Vegas.
  • Nezami, Rita S. (2005). Fellowship from ALTA to read from translation of L'Ecrivain Public by Tahar Ben Jelloun at the annual ALTA conference, Montreal.
  • Nezami, Rita S. (2006). "The Ethics of Translation -- On Hospitality and Receiving the Stranger," paper delivered at the annual ALTA conference, Seattle.
  • Nezami, Rita S. (2007). "Translating Tangier," paper delivered to the Third International Conference on Performing/Picturing Tangier, Tangier.


  • Nezami, Rita S. (2007). "Translating Tangier," in Performing/Picturing Tangier (eds: Khalid Amine, Andrew Hussey, Barry Tharaud, and Josè Manuel Goni Pèrez) (Tangier: International Centre for Performance Studies, 2007) pp. 161-166.
  • Nezami, Rita S. (2004). "Amy Tan's Language," in Proceedings of the Conference on College Composition & Communication, National Council of Teachers of English 55th Annual Convention.
  • Nezami, Rita S. (2003). Translations of poems by Marina Tsvetaeva and Ana Akhmatova.Sojourn 16 (University of Texas at Dallas) pp. 38, 39.


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