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Amina Alyal

Dr Amina Alyal

Associate Principal Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 148

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Education / Academic qualification

  • Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of York


Associate Principal Lecturer in English with the Department of Humanities, specialising in Renaissance literature (with a focus on poetry and drama), and creative writing (at both graduate and undergraduate levels).

Research interests

Myth; George Gascoigne; Petrarch; Elizabethan sonnet cycles (preparing a scholarly edition); creative writing; interconnections between Rumi and English metaphysical poetry.    

Teaching and Administration

Module co-ordinator and lecturer for:

Level 4:  Roots of Stories; Writing, Performance and Persuasion; Words on the Stage

Level 5:  Professional Development and Placement Module

Level 6:  Renaissance II

MA:       Reading as a Writer (Creative Writing MA).


English Level 5 Co-ordinator

Widening Participation Steering Group

Willingness to take PhD. students