Dr. Rinni Haji Amran is a Lecturer in English Literature at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). She completed her PhD in English at the University of Exeter in 2015 where her doctoral research focused on the impact of aviation on modernist fiction. Her current research explores the role of aviation in raising environmental consciousness as evidenced in early twentieth-century accounts of flight. These accounts include those of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Beryl Markham, Amelia Earhart, and Muriel Rukeyser. She is also interested in representations of natural energy sources in Bruneian literature as well as the fictional works of Mussidi.
Rinni also contributes to undergraduate teaching in various modules including 'Introduction to English Literature', 'From Romantic to Decadent', '20th-Century Literature', 'Literary Appreciation and Criticism', and 'Contemporary Fiction'. She has taught Listening Skills to exchange students participating in UBD's Global Discovery Programme: Intensive English Course. Additionally, she is co-supervisor for a PhD student working on postcolonial noir fiction.
PhD English, University of Exeter
MA Literatures of Modernity, Royal Holloway, University of London
BA English Language and Literature, King's College London
Literary modernism; history of technology (aviation); literature and ecocriticism; petrofiction; modern Bruneian fiction.