Name : Nasir Jamal Khattak
Designation : Vice Chancellor
Department : Administration
Qualification(s) : Ph.D , University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (2001) in English Literature
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Phone : 0938490238
Email : vc@uoswabi.edu.pk
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1. “Diversity, Difference, and Literature: The American Experience” Seventy-Five Years of US-Pakistan Relations,” Ed. Sadia Sulaiman, Oxford University Press, Dec 2023 (Book Chapter; Forthcoming).
2. “Taming of the Monster: Marlow’s Shadow in Heart of Darkness,” The Dialogue, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2020). Pp. 57-63.
3. “La Mar: Significance of the Retrieval of the Unconscious Feminine Self, “PUTAJ: Humanities
and Social Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2018). Pp. 99-105.
4. “The Battle of the Conscious Self and the Power Dynamics of the Beauty Myth,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXV, No. 2 (2017). Pp.85-94.
5. “Marriage and Marriageship in Austen’s Novel,” PUTAJ: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2017). Pp. 1-8.
6. “Dreams: A Compensation for Extreme Behaviors,” PUTAJ: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2017). Pp. 49-55.
7. “Oneiric Reality of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’: A Jungian Analysis,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXIV, No. 1 (2016), Pp. 71-82.
8. “Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; in Pursuit of Public and Private Good,” PUTAJ: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1 (June 2015), Pp. 1-6.
9. “Love, Infatuation and Compromise in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXIII, No. 3 (2015). Pp. 109-17.
10. “Of Life and Happiness: Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXIII, No. 2 (2015). Pp. 9-18.
11. “The Mariner/Wedding-Guest Paradigm of Ambivalence: An Overview of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences,” Vol. XXIII, No 1 (2015). Pp. 33-40.
12. “Who is this Guy? The Mariner in Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXIII, No. 1 (2015). Pp. 95104.
13. “Facing the ‘other’ Within and Without: the Mariner’s Shadow in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” PUTAJ: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2014): Pp. 173-80.
14. “Dilemma of Class Classification in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” PUTAJ: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 21, No 1 (June 2014). Pp. 33-40.
15. “Self-Realization and Social Harmony in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXII, No. 2 (2014). Pp. 1-6.
16. “Santiago: A Lopsided Character in The Old Man and the Sea,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXII, No. 2 (2014). Pp. 7-20.
17. “The Shamming Self: The Mariner’s Persona in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXII, No. 1 (2014). Pp. 95108.
18. “Morality and the Parameters of Happiness,” PUTAJ: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 21, No 1 (June 2014). Pp. 41-47.
19. “Threadbare Morality and the New World in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXII, No. 1 (2014). Pp. 1-10.
20. “Wordsworth’s Poetry: A Journey towards the Unconscious,” Kashmir Journal of Language Research, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2013). Pp. 267-78.
21. "The Fear of Alienation in Pride & Prejudice," The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXI, No. 1 (2013). Pp. 1-16.
22. “The Darkest Pit: The Shadow in Wordsworth’s Poetry,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XX, No. 1 (2012). Pp. 63-82.
23. “Wordsworth’s Poetry: Liberating Readers from Rigid Personas,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XX, No. 1 (2012). Pp. 91-98.
24. "Wordsworth's Poetry: Integrating the Anima/Animus," International Journal of Linguistics and Literature, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jun-Aug 2012). Pp. 1-14.
25. “Is Face the Index to Mind? Chaucer’s Description of the Characters in the ‘General Prologue’,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XVII, No. 1 (2009). Pp. 96-101.
26. “Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: Order in the Court of Chivalry,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XVI, No. 2 (2008). Pp. 134-140.
27. “Seeing through Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XVI, No. 1 (2008). Pp. 53-62.
28. “Gulliver’s Myopia and Sailors: Contextualizing Gulliver and Reader,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XV, No. 2 (2007). Pp. 147-155.
29. “Time Out of Mind: An Analysis of John Donne’s ‘The Anniversary’ and Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XIV, No. 1 (2006). Pp. 108-113.
30. “Byron and Tennyson: The Issue of Joyce’s Artistic Temperament,” Law and Society, Vol. XXXIV, No. 47 (2006). Pp. 23-30.
31. “Revealing the Layers of the Duke’s Mind: Elements of Structure and Language in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” Law and Society, Vol. XXXIV, No. 47 (2006). Pp. 79-84.
32. “A Character or a Mouthpiece? The Case of Lemuel Gulliver,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XIII, No. 1 & 2 (2005). Pp. 39-52.
33. “Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale:” An Excursion into the World of Art,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XIII, No. 1 & 2 (2005). Pp. 186-191.
34. “It is Nothing Personal: Milton’s Satan in all of his…Glory?” Law and Society, Vol. XXXIII. No. 46 (Jul 2005). Pp. 27-32.
35. “Changing Faces of Identity: An Overview of Three Contemporary American Pieces,” Law and Society. Vol. XXXIII. No. 46 (Jul 2005). Pp. 11-16.
36. “To Vex or not to Vex: the Question of Reading Gulliver’s Travels,” The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. XII, Nos. 1 & 2 (2004). Pp. 41-50.
37. “Revealing Relationships: An Analysis of Conceits in John Donne’s ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,’” The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. XII, Nos. 1 & 2. (2004). Pp. 35-39.
38. “And in the Depths of Hell the Mariner Finds his Voice: ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ as a Parable,” The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. XI, No. 1 & 2 (2003). Pp. 13-18.
39. “To Lose or not to Lose: The Question of Faith in ‘Dover Beach,’” The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. XI, No. 1 & 2 (2003). Pp. 19-24.
40. “‘Crossing the Darkling Plain:’ Matthew Arnold as a Transitional Literary Figure,” The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. X, No. II (Sept 2002). Pp. 25-34.
41. “In Memoriam and ‘Adonais:’ the Work of Melancholia,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. IX, No. II (Sept 2001). Pp. 24-37.
42. “The Humble Salve which Wounded Bosoms Fits: Internal and External Justice in Measure for Measure,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. IX, No. I (Mar 2001). Pp. 69-91.
43. “Biblical References in Beowulf,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. IV, No. I (Mar 1996). Pp. 132-140.
44. “Before the Carnations Wither,” Journal of Rural Development and Administration, Rural Academy, Peshawar, Vol. XXVII, No. 2 (Spring 1995). Pp. 172-175.
45. “Four Contemporary Poets: English Translation of Urdu Poems,” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. II, No. 1 (Mar 1994). Pp. 285-291.
46. “The Vexing Web of Relationship: Swift, Gulliver, and the Reader,” Explorations Vol. 16, No. 1 (Summer 2005).
47. “Man in the Middle: The Interplay of Reader, Author and Narrator in Gulliver’s Travels,” Journal of English Studies, Vol. 12 (Dec 2004).
48. “Parallels of Personal Essay in the Speeches of Justice Kayani,” Journal of English Literary Club, (1993). Pp. 68-75.
49. “Irony and Satire in The Prologue,” Journal of English Literary Club, (1993). Pp. 130-140.
50. “A History of Pakistani Literature in English,” Journal of English Literary Club, (1992). Pp. 133-136.
51. “The Ideal in Gulliver’s Fourth Voyage,” Journal of English Literary Club, (1989-90). Pp 68-75.
52. “Daud Kamal and Faiz,” Journal of English Literary Club, (1988). Pp. 28-36.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS
1. “Recapitulating and Dialogizing Theory: ‘Kubla Khan,’ ‘El Olvido,’ and ‘Latin Night at the Pawnshop.” Inter/dis-connections of the Prefix “Post” in Contemporary Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Studies, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Oct 19-20, 2022 (Invited; Plenary Talk).
2. “Diversity, Difference, and Literature: The American Experience” Seventy-Five Years of US-Pakistan Relations,” Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Sept 14-15, 2022 (Invited).
3. “What to Think or How to Think: Teaching in Higher Education,” Pedagogy in American Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Sept 10-23, 2022, (Invited)
4. “There is Nothing ‘Post’ in Post-colonialism: Revisiting Some Texts,” Conversation in Community: Postcolonialism, University of Wah, Wah, Sept 01, 2022 (Invited; Keynote Speech).
5. “Peace, Freedom, & Truth: Prospects and Perils for Journalism,” Journalism for Peace, Counter Violent Extremism among Youth, Forman Christian University Lahore, Nov 09-11, 2021 (Invited).
6. “The Dynamics of Theory and Theoretic Framework: Writing Proposals and Dissertations,” Workshop on Thesis and Dissertation Writing, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Dec 23, 2019 (Invited).
7. “Voices of the Lesser Children,” Voices from the Periphery: Literature & Language. Forman Christian University Lahore, Oct 17-18, 2019 (Invited; Plenary Talk)
8. “Higher Education in Pakistan: Checking Boxes and Fulfilling Numbers,” Knowledge-based Economy (KE) and Social Sciences in Pakistan: Problems and Prospects. University of Peshawar, Jan 30-31, 2019 (Invited).
9. “Conflicts in the Pashtundom: Folksongs Talk Back,” Oral Literature in Pakistan: Past, Present, and Future, (Mar 19, 2018) UoP, Peshawar (Invited).
10. “Building and ‘Messing Up’ Narratives: Shaping Mindsets for Strategic Gains,” The Dynamic of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics on Borderland, (Aug 2016), University of Peshawar (Invited).
11. “Violence, Peace, & Diversity: Contextualizing Literature in Times of Conflict,” Innovation for Development—Towards Sustainable Future, Islamabad (Dec 4-6, 2015) (Invited).
12. “Fighting for Rights or Struggling for Survival: Pashto Tappa and Conflicts in the Tribal Areas,” 6th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni Conference, Today’s Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities, AIOU, Islamabad, (Apr 24-26, 2009).
13. “Perception and ‘Perceptions’: Shaping and Re-shaping of Pashtun Identity,” Washington College of Law, American University, USA, (Aug 12-13, 2009) (Invited).
14. “Social Ethos and Mores: Re-visioning Pashto Tappa,” Washington College of Law, American University, USA, (Aug 21-22, 2008) (Invited).
15. “Victims or Perpetrators: The Rhetoric of Pashtun Identity,” 5th Annual Fulbright and Humphrey Conference: Preparing for a Better Future, NUML, Islamabad, (Apr 25-27, 2008).
16. “Pashtuns in Modern Times: Telling Narratives in Pashto Folk,” Peace in Region, Kabul. Afghanistan, (Nov 14-16, 2008) (Invited).
17. “The Impact of War on Terror on Pashto Folk: Images, Diction, and Tone in Pashto Tappa” Globalization and Trends in Contemporary Literature, Washington College of Law, American University, USA, (Aug 21-22, 2008) (Invited).
18. “Changing Faces of Identity: An Analysis of Three Contemporary American Writers,” Fulbright Review Conference, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, (Mar 6-8, 2006) (Invited).
19. “Conduct Manuals: The Power of an Agenda-Driven Text,” Area Study Centre: Russia, China & Central Asia, University of Peshawar, (May 30, 2005).
20. “English Language Teaching: Myths and Realities,” Islamia College Peshawar at National Centre of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, (Mar 09, 2005).
21. “Woman: ‘In-herself,’ ‘for-herself,’ ‘for-the other,’” Gender Studies Centre, University of Peshawar (Jun 19-20, 2003).
22. “'I' and 'You': Constructing the Other,” Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Peshawar (Mar 03, 2003).
23. “Writing His[S]tory: Man’s View of Woman,” Department of Psychology, University of Peshawar (Nov 25, 2002).
24. “The Upstartish Dr. Faustus,” Conversation in the Community: Annual Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA, (May 19, 1998).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ORGANIZED & CHAIRED SESSIONS (Last 5 years)

1. “Subaltern Perspectives,” Voices from the Periphery: Literature & Language. Forman Christian University Lahore, Oct 17-18, 2019 (Chair)
2. “Emerging Problems of the Developing Countries: Indigenous Responses and Way Forward,” (Mar 15-17, 2016) Peshawar, Pakistan (Chair)
3. “Innovation for Development—Towards Sustainable Future,” NUST, International Fulbright Alumni Conference (Dec 4-6, 2015) Islamabad, Pakistan (Chair)
4. “Vision 2025: Our Plan of Action,” Serena, International Fulbright Alumni Conference (Dec 6-8, 2014) Islamabad, Pakistan (Chair)
5. “New Solutions to Old Problems,” LUMS, International Fulbright Alumni Conference (Nov 22-24, 2013) Lahore, Pakistan (Chair)
6. “Building a Tolerant Society Together,” Higher Education Commission, International Fulbright Alumni Conference (Nov 9-11, 2012) Islamabad, Pakistan (Chair)
7. “Teacher Training, Skill Development, Learning” 8th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Conference, Giving Back: The Role of Alumni in the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan, QAU, Islamabad, Oct 7-9, 2011. Chair

18th Century British Literature; Shakespeare; British Romantic Poets

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