Prof. Saad A. Al-Bazei ( A brief biography)
Prof. Al-Bazei earned his B.A. in English language and literature from the University of Riyadh (now King Saud University) in 1974, and his M. A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in the United States (in 1978 and 1983, respectively). His dissertation dealt with "Literary Orientalism in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature."
--In addition to his current position as professor of English and Comparative literature at King Saud University, he is also president of the Riyadh Literary Club and Secretary General of King Khalid Prize.
-- He assumed posts as the editor-in-chief of "Riyadh Daily" (86-88); editor-in-chief of The Arabic Global Encyclopaedia (30 vols) (98).
--His books in Arabic include the following titles (translated into English):
A Guide to Literary Terms (2002); Approaching the Other: Studies in Comparative Literature (1999); Outposts for Vision: Essays on Globalization, Identity and and Cultural Interaction (2005); the Jewish Component in Western Civilization (2007); The Difference of Culture and the Culture of Difference (2008).
--His Papers in English include:
"Books and Terror: Anxieties of the Infinite in Wordsworth, Stevens and Borges"; "Elegies within Culture: A Comparative Reading of Auden and Abu-Risha"; "Leda Among Three Poets: Rilke, Yeats, Abu-Risha"; "Realms of the Wasteland: Hejazi and the Metropolis"; Minority Concerns: Female Scholars at the Cultural Intersection"