Amirali Nojoumian

Professor at Shahid Beheshti Unviersity & member of Tehran Semiotics Circle

Amirali Nojoumian (born October 31, 1964) is a writer, theorist, translator and associate professor of English literature and literary theory at Shahid Beheshti University. After a BA in English language and literature (1985 to 1990), he completed his postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Leicester in England during the 1990s. Nojoumian defended his master’s dissertation under the titled of “Representation of Time and Place in Postmodernist Narrative” in 1994 and his doctoral dissertation “Deconstruction of the Name: Three Language Paradoxes in Literary Discourse” in 1999. In his doctoral research, he gives a new insight into the definition of literary language and, in general, literature based on contemporary philosophical theories, and analyzes the works of Samuel Beckett, Borges, and Thomas Pinkchen. After returning to Iran in 1999, he started teaching at Shahid Beheshti University. Since then, he’s taught critique and literary theory, contemporary literature, literary schools, philosophy of literature, film philosophy, cinema and education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. In 2003, he participated in the formation of a research group in Tehran, which came to be known as the “Art Semiotics Group” and now continues its scientific activities under the name of “Semiotics Circle of Tehran”. His interest touches such topics as contemporary literary critique, philosophy of literature, modernist and postmodernist literature, deconstruction and theories of Jacques Derrida, cultural studies, interdisciplinary studies.