Professor of Graeco-Roman Studies, with focus on Latin Literature, Department of Archaeology and Graeco-Roman Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria, Egypt.
PhD in Latin Literature, First Honour Degree, Alexandria University, 1986.
- She received the First Aeneas Award for “The Best Study in Latin Literature in Egypt”, presented by the Italian Cultural Institute, Cairo, in 2000.
- She received the University of Alexandria Award for Academic Distinction, in 2011.
- Certificate of Distinction in “Supporting Classical Studies in Egypt”, presented by the University of Ain Shams, Cairo, March 1997.
- Certificate of Creativity and Appreciation in the “Continued Service of Eternal Egypt”, presented by the Alexandria Society for the Development of Creators, March 2006.
- Medallion of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, presented by the Egyptian Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, October 2015.
- Shield of “Recognition and Appreciation” for the “Distinctive Academic Career”, presented by the University of Ain Shams, Cairo, March 2016.
- Spent her first academic (graduate) years in the UK (1977-1981).
- For the progress of her research, visited University College of London, Cambridge University, and Oxford University, to use their libraries and communicate with Scholars, summer 2000.
- Participated, by reading papers, in 89 Conferences & Symposia in Egypt, France, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Austria, Russia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Jordan, Sharjah, and Saudi Arabia.
- She gave Invited Lectures (1998-present), at the Archaeological Society of Alexandria; the Center of Papyrological Studies and Inscriptions, Cairo; the Alexandria Project at Bibliotheca Alexandrina; the Alexandria Center for Creators; the Calligraphy and Scripts Center at Bibliotheca Alexandrina; and the Egyptian Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.
- Co-organizer and moderator of series of video-conference lectures, given by International Scholars, to the Alexandria Project, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (2014-present).
- Co-organizer and moderator of series of the Nile Forum at the Alexandria Center for Creators (2014-present).
OTHER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
- Visiting Scholar (upon formal invitation) to Centre Louis Gernet, in Paris, June-July 2000.
- Delegate to Athens (upon a formal invitation), in a league representing the Egyptian Universities, September 2001.
- Delegate to Grenoble in a league representing Egypt in the 9th Conference of Egyptologists, September 2004.
- Supervisor of 24 MA & PhD theses in the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, and the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, (1997-Present).
MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES IN EGYPT:
- Member of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria.
- Member of the Egyptian Society of Greek and Roman Studies (Cairo).
- Member of the Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature (Cairo).
- Member of the Union of Arab Historians (Cairo).
- Member of the Union of Arab Archaeologists (Cairo).
- Member and one of the Founders of the Egyptian Circle of Genre Studies and Comparative Poetics (Cairo).
- Member of the Administrative Board of the Alexandria Center of Creators (Subject to the Ministry of Culture) 2014-2016.
MEMBERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL LEARNED SOCIETIES & RESEARCH TEAMS OUT OF EGYPT:
- Member of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA).
- Member of Société Européenne pour l’Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC).
- Member of the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies (ENCLS).
- Member of the research team of the University of the Aegean Archaeological Science Project Initiative at Egypt (ASPIE).
MEMBERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARDS:
- Assistant Editor & Member of the Editorial Committee of the electronic journal ELECTRYONE, hosted by the University of the Aegean, Greece: www.electryone.gr.
- Member of the Editorial Board & Reviewer of the electronic Journal ASIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY (ACH), published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education: http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ach/index
- Member of the Editorial Board of the electronic Journal SCIENTIFIC CULTURE (SC), hosted by the University of the Aegean, Greece: http://www.sci-cult.com/files/
CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRANSLATION ACTIVITIES:
- Co-translator (into Arabic) of: The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, vol.1: Classical Criticism, ed.George Kennedy (Cambridge, 1989), chaps. 9, 10, 11.
- Publisher of the translation: Supreme Council of Culture: National Project for Translation, No 917 (Cairo, 2005).
- Co-translator (into Arabic) of : A Companion to Classical Receptions, ed. Lorna Hardwick & Christopher Stray (Blackwell, 2008), chaps. 1, 7, 9, 11.
- Publisher of the translation: Supreme Council of Culture, National Center for Translation (forthcoming).
PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH (IN EGYPT):
- “Eclogue 6: Virgil`s Credo of Poetics,” in: Proceedings of Alexandria First International Conference on Cultural Interaction Among Mediterranean Peoples, Suppl. (Alexandria, 1995) pp. 1- 25.
- “The Propempticon in Tibullus I.3”, in: Bulletin of the Center of Papyrological Studies and Inscriptions, vol. 12 (Cairo, 1995) pp. 141-153.
- “Alexandrian Implications in Tibullus I.1,” in: Bulletin of the Center of Papyrological Studies and Inscriptions, vol. 13 (Cairo, 1996) pp. 79 – 93.
- Also in: Alexandria Across the Ages, vol.ii (Faculty of Arts, Alexandria Univ., 2002) pp. 105–130.
- “Catullus and Feminism: An Interpretation of Latin Poetry in the Light of Modern Literary Critical Perspectives”, in: Literary Theory and Transformations, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Literary Criticism (Cairo, 1997) pp. 63-93.
- “The Image of Phoenicia in Roman Poetry”, in: Proceedings of the International Congress on Palestine in the Light of Papyri and Inscriptions, vol. I (Cairo, 2000) pp. 125- 152.
- “Catullus 68 and the Tradition of the Recusatio Poems”, in: Alexandrian Studies II in Honour of Mostafa El Abbadi, Société D`Archéolgie D’Alexandrie, Bulletin 46 (2001) 249- 277.
- “The Fusion of Alexandrian and Roman Thought in Propertius 4.6”, in: G.Hagar (ed.), Historical Studies in Honour of Prof.Dr Adel Ghoneim (Alexandria, 2005) pp. 15-30.
- “The Classics and the Dialogue of Cultures”, in: Literary Criticism and Cultural Criticism, Papers Presented to the Third International Confrence on Literary Criticism, ed. Ezz Eldin Ismail (Cairo, 2006) pp. 29-
- Also in: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Comparative Literature and Linguistics: Present and Future (28-30 April 2007), ed. Ahmed Etman (Cairo, 2008), pp. 51-69.
- “Translating Latin Poetry and the Interaction between Cultures”, in: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Translation and Interaction between Cultures, held by the
- Department of Greek and Latin Studies, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, with the cooperation of the National Center for Translation, and the Italian Cultural Institute, Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr Abdel Mooti Shaarawi, Classical Papers, vol. 9, ed. Ophelia Riad (Cairo, 2009) pp. 83-91.
- “Intellectual and Military Might: The Politics of Learning between Alexandria and Rome”, in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Alexandria and Other Centers of Thought in Ancient Egypt, held by the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in cooperation with University College London, UK, December, 2009 , ed. Mervat Abdelnasser and Sahar Hamouda (Alexandria, 2011) pp. 69-84.
- “The Red Sea and the Luxury of the Roman Women: A Literary Study”, in: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr El-Sayed Felefel, ed. Hussein Morad, Institute of Research and African Studies (Cairo, 2013) pp. 64-75.
PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH (IN ITALY, FRANCE, GREECE, RUSSIA, HONG KONG, KOREA AND SAUDI ARABIA):
- “An Alexandrian Poem in Roman Literature: A Reading of Catullus 64”, in: Alessandria E Il Mondo Ellenistico-Romano (Rome, 1995 ) pp. 54 – 58.
- “Alexandria Versus Rome in the Aristaeus of Virgil”, in: L`Egitto in Italia (Rome, 1998) pp. 111-120.
- “A Hymn to Osiris in Tibullus I.7”, in: Faraoni Come Dei Tolemei Come Faraoni (Torino- Palermo, 2003) pp. 151–161.
- “Supranational Utopia: Virgil’s Arcadia”, in: Proceedings of the 17th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Hong Kong, 2004. Accessed at: http://www.ailc-icla.org/2004/Magda%20El%20Nowieemy.pdf
- Also in: Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts, 55 (Alexandria, 2006) pp. 107-127.
- Also in:Proceedings of the International Symposium on Modern Trends in Greek and Latin Studies, Classical Papers, vol. vii, ed. Ophelia Riad (Cairo, 2007) pp. vii – xx.
- “Ancient Egyptian Religion in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses”, in:Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists, ed. Jean-Claude Goyon and Christine Cardin (Peeters, Leuven, Paris, Dudley 2007) pp. 597- 605.
- “Sulaiman Al-Bustani’s Translation of Homer’s Iliad: A Study of Creation and Trans-Creation”, in: Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Graeco-Oriental and African Studies, held in Delphi, Greece, May 2009, Graeco-Arabica, vol. 11 (Heraklion, Crete 2011) pp. 247- 256.
- “Arabia in Roman Sources: The Evidence of Latin Poetry”, in: Arabia, Greece, and Byzantium: Cultural Contacts in Ancient and Medieval Times, ed. A. Al-Helabi, D. Letsios et al., (Riyadh, 2012) pp. 131-142.
- “Hellenism, Alexandrianism, and Roman Enlightenment”, in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Alexander, the Greek Cosmos-System and the Modern World Society, Academy of Institutions and Cultures, Thessaloniki, June 2013, pp. 403-415. Accessed at: http://www.academy.edu.gr/files/prakt_alexandros/01_23_pr_al.pdf
- “Beyond the Boundaries: An Egyptian Literary Adaptation of Greek Philosophy”, in: Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literature: A Return to the Transnational Tradition (Chung-Ang University Press, Seoul, South Korea 2013) pp. 115-124.
- “Beyond the Boundaries: An Egyptian Literary Adaptation of Greek Philosophy” (A More Expanded Version), in: Tahiyyat: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Nikolay Dyakov (Saint Petersburg, 2013) pp. 77-86.
- Review of Virgil: The Aeneid, translated into Arabic with notes by various hands, revised by A. Shaarawi, with an Introduction and Select Bibliography, Two Parts, 2nd edition, Cairo: National Center for Translation, 2011, ELECTRYONE (2013) Vol. 1, pp. 66-68. Accessed at: http://www.electryone.gr/?cat=27
- “Longing and Belonging: An Egyptian Cultural Perspective of Mediterraneanism”. A paper read at the International Conference of the ENCLS, held in Dublin-Galway, Ireland, 24-28 August 2015. Forthcoming in
Scientific Culture: http://www.sci-cult.com/files/
BESIDES OTHER PUBLICATIONS IN ARABIC IN EGYPT, QUWAIT, ABU DHABI, AND QATAR. THE MOST RECENT OF THESE IS:
- “The First Arabic Edition of Homer’s Iliad” (in Arabic), Rewaq (History & Heritage): Hassan Bin Mohammed Center for Historical Studies, Vol. I., No 1 (Doha, 2016) pp. 70-79.
MOST RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS:
- “Harry Tzalas’ Farewell to Alexandria and the Alexandrian Mime in Antiquity: The Metaphorical Language of Cultural Identity”, read at the 21st International Congress of the ICLA, held in the University of Vienna, Austria, 21-27 August 2016