Bassmah AlTaher is an English Instructor at the German Jordanian University, whose passion is teaching, researching, and reading. She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Jordan. She is specialized in American Modern Literature and the Modern Novel. Her main interests in the field of research are Film and Literature, Post-colonialism, and African-American Literature.

Educational Background

Ph.D. English Literature, Jordan University, 2016
M.A. English Language and Literature, Philadelphia University of Jordan, 2010
B.A. English Literature, Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan, 2007
Research Interests

Film and Literature, Post-colonialism, and African-American Literature

  • German Jordanian University, English Instructor, 2010 – Present
  • Durr Manthoor Schools, English High School Teacher, 2007 – 2009

Selected Publications

2017 AlTaher, Bassmah,"Geling Yan's The Flowers of War: Bitterness and Sacrifice in Colonized China",Asian Journal of Women’s Studies,Vol.23. Issue 1,2017 [View]
2016 AlTaher, Bassmah,"A Modern Tragic Hero in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape",Arab World English Journal. Special Issue on Literature,No. 4,2016 [View]
2016 AlTaher, Bassmah,"Embracing Afrocentricity: African-American Agency in Toni Morrison's Beloved",in the Sixth International Conference on Linguistics, Literature, and Translation at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan,34 Pages,2016
2014 AlTaher, Bassmah,"Daniel Defoe and Luis Buñuel's Robinson Crusoe: Individuality in Film and Fiction",International Journal of Literature and Arts – Science Publishing Group,Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages: 65-68,2014 [View]
2013 Dr. Bassmah Al-Taher,"The English Course at GJU: Reflections",GJU Times Magazine,2013 [View]
2013 AlTaher, Bassmah,"The Importance of a Dystopian Hero in Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants",International Journal for English Language and Translation Studies,2013 [View]
2012 AlTaher, Bassmah. ,"African-American Identity Against the Surge of Neo-Racism’s Hidden Threat in Two Selected Novels",European Scientific Journal,Vol.8, No.6,2012 [View]
2011 Dr. Bassmah Al-Taher,"The Obsession with Twilight in the Realm of Science Fiction and Reality",GJU Times Magazine,2011 [View]