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AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 8, Number 2 May 2024 Pp.2

Foreword

Abstract:

 The diversity of interdisciplinary research has encouraged scholars in the Arab region and in other parts of the world to explore the intersectionality of different disciplines. This exploration of intersectionality requires researchers to move away from traditional approaches and seek innovative ways to address areas of research that may have not yet been investigated or have emerged as new trends. Such endeavors enrich our understanding of existing knowledge and build upon existing information.

The current AWEJ for Translation and Literary Studies issue has attracted works from researchers across disciplines and invites readers, both specialized and nonspecialized, to come abreast with new insights around machine translation, the quality of digital communication, crime against children, gender differences, vegetarian ecofeminism, masculine food studies, humanity, the notion of identity, linguistics and standup comedy, emerging Arab women literature, the configuration of the social and cultural aspects of freedom, the restrictions of confinement and the sense of belonging amidst the chaos of war and revolutions.

Such a wide spectrum of research work is a reflection of the growing influence of digital technologies in creating opportunities for innovation and the development of new scopes of knowledge. The very concept of cross disciplinary approaches challenges researchers to tap into the grey areas and create novel connections which address both regional and global issues.

Encouraging interdisciplinarity stems from the deep conviction that the world today needs unique approaches to understanding current shared challenges such as the frailty of communication between communities, security and safety amidst wars and hunger, identity against the backdrop of political uncertainty, food security, water crisis, and humanitarian crisis. Research that addresses and advances progressive thought processes with groundbreaking insights and or impact is the basis of change. With this in mind, it remains the duty of journals and reviewers to join efforts to create the right basis for quality research and impactful results to emerge

 

Guest Editor
Dr. Rania M Rafik Khalil (Associate Professor)
Acting Vice Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
The British University in Egypt
May 2024

 

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Dr. Rania Mohamed Rafik Abdel Fattah Khalil is an associate professor, she teaches in the
Department of English Language and Literature and is the Acting Vice Dean for Research and
Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She is a member of the University
Research Committee and a member of the University Ethics Committee. Dr. Khalil is also a member of the University Senate and the
Director of the Research Centre for Irish Studies (RCIS) at the British University in Egypt. She
has a strong track record of obtaining international grants and conducting research consultancies
in the region in collaboration with the UNHCR and the British Council UK. Her research is
published in both national and international high impact journals. Dr. Khalil has recently been the
guest editor for Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies Volume 13, July 2023 and is a peer
reviewer for a number of international journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science / Thomson
Reuters. She is currently focusing her efforts on the capacity building of early and mid-career
researchers in Egypt and the region as well as the development of their research knowledge and
skills including raising awareness around ethics in research and publication.
May 2024