The DENL at KOU Held it's First on-Campus National Students' Workshop

On 22nd of April, 2021, the Department of English Language (DENL), Faculty of Education, Koya University, held the first on-campus national students' workshop in the academic year 2020-2021. The workshop was held under the title: The Representation of Trauma in the Holocaust and post 9/11 Literature.
The workshop had two main sessions .... 

First Session: The Representation Of Trauma In The Holocaust Literature: A thematic approach
Host: Bekhall Pishraw Ahmad
Panel Speakers and Titles                   

  1. Rayan Aram Hidait: Identity Crisis in Hal Lieberman's Throne of Straw
  2. Akar Azad Fatholla: The Holocaust from Kurdish Perspectives

Research group supervisor: Dr. Ahmad Abulaziz

Second Session: Representation of Trauma Stress in 9/11 Literature: A Cognitive Approach
Host: Gyaband Shera Sabr
Panel Speakers and Titles

  1. Ahmad Nawzad Atoof: Conceptual Metaphor Theory application on Trauma discourses
  2. Nzar Omer Hammadamin:  Metaphors of Trauma in Eric Walters’ We All Fall Down: a cognitive approach
  3. Shajwan Nawzad Saeed: Metaphors of Trauma in Lynne Schwartz’s The Writing on the Wall: a cognitive approach
  4. Huma Hiwa Aziz: Metaphors of Trauma in Jewell Rhodes Towers Falling: a cognitive approach

Research group supervisor: Daban Q. Jaff




Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.


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