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Professor Cathia Jenainati

Dr Cathia Jenainati


Tel: ext. 73093
Email: c dot jenainati at warwick dot ac dot uk

Ramphal Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Professor Cathia Jenainati is a member of the World Literature Subject grouping in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.

She is Head of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies and Head of department for BA Liberal Arts and BASc Global Sustainable Development. In addition she is the academic lead on the teaching strand of the Warwick in California project and a Commissioner on the current Chancellor's Commission . Professor Jenainati is a foundation fellow of the Warwick Higher Education Academy WIHEA.

Professor Jenainati is not currenlty teaching in the English department, but she continues to supervise BA, MA and PhD students. She is the recipiant of a 2012 Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE) and the 2005 Butterworth Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

Research interests

Women's writing in the North American continent; nineteenth-century writing by settlers and travel writers; contemporary Anglophone and Francophone Canadian fiction; Literature of the Arabic-speaking world; Theory and History of the Women's movement.

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate module options:

Professor Jenainati is currently supervising 3 PhD dissertations.
Previously she supervised a broad range of dissertation topics on North American Writing of the 19th and 20th centuries; The History of the Women's movement in Europe, North America and The Arab World; Children's literature; and Contemporary British Literature.
She is interested in supervising BA, MA and PhD dissertations on contemporary Arab and Francophone literature (especially Egyptian, Moroccan, Saudi, Tunisian and Lebanese authors who write either in Arabic or in French). Particular topics that interest her are narratives of memory and remembering, history and historiography, narratives of old age, early travel narratives by female writers.

Selected publications

  • Introducing Feminism (Icon, 2006; revised edition 2009)
  • Margaret Atwood's Novels of Remembering 
  • The Book of Wendigo 

Professional associations


  • BA (Dist.); MA (AUB Hons.); PhD (Warwick)
  • PGCE (2003); Certificate of Coaching Practice (2014); PGA in Technology Enhanced Learning (2015);

Office hours

by appointment


Undergraduate modules

IP103 Art & Revolution


GD301 Extinction & Survival

Postgraduate modules