Professor Jalal Sokhanvar took a BA (1967) in English Language and Literature at the University of Mashhad, followed by MA in English Literature at Senate House U. of London and a PhD on American Literature at the University of Lille. He then joined the English department at Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) in 1976. He has interests in Philosophy of Literature, American literature and Literary Criticism, teaching courses in Literary Criticism, Poetry and Philosophy of Literature. During his time at SBU, he has worked widely in student support and teaching practice, and was head of curriculum development committee at the Ministry of Higher Education. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Critical Language & Literary Studies, and has published books and articles on English Literature, Literary Criticism and Modern Drama.