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Literature educator , researcher , writer

Samar Attar, Australian Literature educator, writer, researcher. Rockefeller fellow University of Michigan, 1990-1991. Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Arabic, Middle East Studies Association North America, International Comparative Literature Association.

Background

Attar, Samar was born on December 9, 1940 in Damascus, Syria. Daughter of Fayek Attar and Masarra Azem.

Education

Bachelor with honors, Damascus University, 1965. Master of Arts, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1973.

Career

Graduate assistant Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1965-1968. Teaching assistant State University of New York, Binghamton, 1968-1971. Department head Monterey (California) Institute International Studies, 1972-1973.

Maitre de conference University Algiers, Algeria, 1973-1974. Lecturer Kreisvolkshochschule Bergstrasse, Germany, 1974-1976. Tutor University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1978-1979.

Lecturer, founder translation program Macarthur Institute of Higher Education, 1982-1983. Senior lecturer Sydney University, since 1985. Visiting scholar Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1994.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Arabic, Middle East Studies Association North America, International Comparative Literature Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: walking.

Connections

Married Gerhard Fischer, May 21, 1971. 1 child, Lina.

father:
Fayek Attar

mother:
Masarra Azem

spouse:
Gerhard Fischer

child:
Lina Attar