Adel Khamis Al-Zahrani


Dr. Adel Khamis Abdullah Al-Zahrani, an esteemed Assistant Professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, is known for his profound expertise in modern criticism. He achieved his professorship from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, underlining his specialization in this field. Dr. Al-Zahrani’s academic journey includes notable accomplishments, such as earning a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds’ School of Languages and Contemporary Cultures.

His educational portfolio is further enriched by two Master’s degrees — one in Arabic Language from King Abdulaziz University and the other in Literature and Criticism from the University of Leeds. His academic journey commenced with an honors degree in Bachelor’s from Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca.

Professionally, Dr. Al-Zahrani has led the Arabic Language and Literature Department at the University of Jeddah, showcasing academic leadership. Beyond academia, he contributes to the cultural sections of the Al-Madina newspaper, actively engaging in both cultural and academic spheres.

His literary and academic contributions are substantial, comprising several critical books and research papers. Among his notable works are “Dialectics of Existence and Nonexistence: A Literary and Philosophical Approach to the Works of Hamza Shehata,” and an English critical study, “The Desire for Innovation in Arabic Poetry: A Historical Study.” He is also credited with two poetry collections: “Between My Sin and Your Commitment” and “It Happened in Such a Heart.”

Dr. Al-Zahrani’s extensive list of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals attests to his scholarly prominence. He plays a vital role in shaping the minds of the next generation, supervising numerous postgraduate students in their master’s and doctoral endeavors. Additionally, he regularly contributes insightful columns to Al-Madina newspaper’s opinion pages, enhancing intellectual and cultural dialogue. His dynamic role in academia and culture underscores his commitment to enriching the fields of literature and criticism.

Books Written by Adel Khamis Al-Zahrani