Texas Tech University

Amir Barati

Amir Barati received his Ph.D. in English and Humanities from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He specializes in contemporary American literature, diasporic culture, and Middle Eastern literature and cinema. Amir's research focuses on manifestations of trauma in diasporic literature and culture with an emphasis on neuropsychoanalysis, body politics, and postcolonial theory. Amir has taught courses in discourse and rhetoric, contemporary British and American literature, American fiction, and literature in translation. 

Selected Publications

Traumatic Bodies and Diasporic Disaffection: A Study of Iranian American Literature in English. University of Missouri - Kansas City ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. USA. 2023. 

“Naderi's The Runner: Trauma of Modernity and Desire for the Machine.” Mise-en-scène. Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Canada. 2022. 

“Elgin's Native Tongue: A “Me Too” Universe?.” Tête-à-Tête, Louisiana State University. USA. 2021. 

"A Purgatory of Zombies: Žižekian Death Drive in Hamlet." Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in a book entitled Fundamental Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Gender, Psychology and Politics. UK. 2016 

"Ian McEwan's Characters in Žižekian Process of Subjectivity." International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature. Australia. 2014 

Apocalyptic Imaginations: A Study of Ian McEwan's Novels Atonement and Solar in Light of Psychoanalytic Theory. Islamic Azad University of Tehran – Central Branch, Tehran: 2014. 


First-Year Writing

Email: abaratij@ttu.edu