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Dr Rinni Marliyana Binti Haji Amran Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Dr Rinni Marliyana Binti Haji Amran

Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences rinni.amran@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

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.

EDUCATION

PhD English, University of Exeter
MA Literatures of Modernity, Royal Holloway, University of London
BA English Language and Literature, King's College London

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Literary modernism; history of technology (aviation); literature and ecocriticism; petrofiction; modern Bruneian fiction.


FUTURE PROJECTS

Emerging Environmental Awareness in 20th-Century Accounts of Flight

This project examines twentieth-century author-aviators' flight accounts as sources of an environmentalist discourse that see relations between the human, technology, and nature as synergetic and collaborative rather than hierarchical. These author-aviators were significantly aware of how the airplane, the aviator, and the surrounding environment necessarily sustain each others' functions in order to produce flight. The aviator – traditionally seen as superior to the machine and the environment – thus becomes re-positioned as a collaborator.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2017: 'Anne Morrow Lindbergh's North to the Orient: An Account of an Aviator's Emerging Environmental Consciousness', Ikhtilaf: Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies, 1 (2017), 20-29.

'"Moving Without Comprehensible Purpose Toward No Discernible Destination": The Sensation and Spectacle of Flight in William Faulkner's Pylon', Interactions: Ege Journal of British and American Studies, 26 (2017), 29-40.

2015: ‘”World State, Therefore, it Must Be”: H.G. Wells’s Responses to Aeronautical Developments, 1898-1936’, The Wellsian, No. 38 (2015), 24-40.

2014: ‘Aviation and Alienation in John Dos Passos’s Airways, Inc. and The Big Money’, Assembling Identities, ed. by Sam Wiseman (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), pp.208-219.


TOP PUBLICATIONS

2017: 'Anne Morrow Lindbergh's North to the Orient: An Account of an Aviator's Emerging Environmental Consciousness', Ikhtilaf: Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies, 1 (2017), 20-29.

'"Moving Without Comprehensible Purpose Toward No Discernible Destination": The Sensation and Spectacle of Flight in William Faulkner's Pylon', Interactions: Ege Journal of British and American Studies, 26 (2017), 29-40.

2015: ‘”World State, Therefore, it Must Be”: H.G. Wells’s Responses to Aeronautical Developments, 1898-1936’, The Wellsian, No. 38 (2015), 24-40.

2014: ‘Aviation and Alienation in John Dos Passos’s Airways, Inc. and The Big Money’, Assembling Identities, ed. by Sam Wiseman (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), pp.208-219.


GRANT DETAILS

2017: Travel grant of AU$1,000 to attend as guest speaker at the American Cultures Workshop series, The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia


CONSULTANCY

Yes, provides consultancy.