PhD in English Literature, Oxford University
MA in English Literature, Georgetown University
BA in English Literature, American University of Beirut
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|Dr. Shamma's research focuses on 20th-21st Century American literature and questions of poetic form. Her monograph, Spatial Poetics: Second Generation New York School Poetry, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press (2017). Alongside this work on postmodern American poetry, she has an edited collection on the relationship between text and image in Joe Brainard’s work forthcoming, an app dedicated to mapping the poetry of place in the works, and a book-length project on narratives of home from Syrian refugees currently underway.
She enjoys teaching the entire American literature canon at the Honors College, alongside classes on Women's Writing, Ecocriticism, and 20th Century British, Irish, and Caribbean Poetries. Prior to joining the college, Dr. Shamma was a Lecturer in English Literature at Brasenose College and St. Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.