Mona Hoorvash


Assistant professor of English Literature, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran, 2012- present. Responsibilities include teaching, course planning, syllabus and curriculum designing, research and administrative responsibilities. 2011- present.

Guest professor of English Literature, The University of Tehran International Campus Graduate School, Tehran, Iran, 2018.

Lecturer of English Literature, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran, 2009-2012.

Lecturer of English Literature, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 2006-2010.

Lecturer of English Literature, Hafiz Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran, 2007-2010.

Lecturer of English Literature, Islamic Azad University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran, 2007.

Lecturer of English Literature, Zand Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran, 2006-2008.

EFL Teacher. Shiraz University Language Center, Shiraz, Iran, 2001-2008.



Graduate (2017-present)

Research Methods.

Literary Criticism I.

Literary Criticism II.

Contemporary English Drama.

The Novel.

Long and Short Fiction.

 American Literature.

European Literature.

Undergraduate (2006- present)  

World Literature.

American Literature.

Survey of English Literature I & II.

Approaches to Literary Criticism.

History of Literary Criticism.

Literary Schools.

The Novel- 18th and 19th Century.

The Novel- 20th Century.

Short Story.

Oral Production of Short Stories.

The Classical and Renaissance Drama.

The 18th to 20th Century Drama.

Introduction to Literature I & II.

Literary Prose.

Simple Poetry.

Literary Terminology.

Essay Writing.

Literary Translation I & II.

Study Skills.

General English.

Pre. General English.

Grammar I & III.


EFL (2001-2008)

TOEFL/IELTS Preparation Courses (Listening & Speaking, Reading & Writing).

General English for PhD Entrance Exam Preparation. General English for MA Entrance Exam Preparation.

Free Discussion and Conversation Courses.

Various intensive and regular EFL courses for children, young adults and adults.



“Literary Criticism and Cinema II: Psychological Criticism”. 20-hour workshop, Alzahra University, Tehran. 2014.

“Literary Criticism and Cinema I: Postmodernism”.15-hour workshop, Alzahra University, Tehran. 2013-2014.

“Movie Criticism Workshop: Outstanding Works”. 12-hour workshop, Alzahra University, Tehran. 2013.

 “First Drama Workshop Series: World Masterpieces”. 10-session Drama Criticism Workshop, Shiraz University, Shiraz. 2008-2009.

"Interchange can be fun: the Use of Games in TEFL". 5-hour Teacher Training Workshop in collaboration with Ms. Claudia Barfus, Shiraz University Language Center, Shiraz. 2006.