Existentialist drama and Pakistan, the prospect of theatrical integration
PhD, Theater Studies, Freie University Berlin (ongoing)
MPhil, English, GC University Lahore, 2009
Concentrations: Modern Drama, Short story, Poetry, Romantic & Modern
Dissertation: The search for existentialist paradigm in the theatre of Harold Pinter.
M.A., English Language & Literature, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, 2006
Concentrations: Drama, Poetry, Novel, Criticism
B.A, English Literature, Punjab University, Lahore, 2004
Lecturer in English, Feb. 2011 to date
Teaching Assistant/Research Associate, 2007 - 2010
GC University, Lahore.
Honorary junior librarian, Al-Mir Trust Library & Research Center, Gujrat.
Grants and Fellowships:
HEC Overseas scholarship for PhD (ongoing)
Government merit scholarship for performance in Matriculation and Intermediate.
Awards and Honors:
Secured highest GPA in MPhil English (Session 2007-09).
Stood first in the university in M.A English.
This research takes the dramatic works of Harold Pinter under scope and revisits the notion of active interaction between western existential drama being presented on a Pakistani stage and its audience. The basis of achieving such a synchronized theatrical process is the use of Deconstruction. Deconstruction of the dramatic texts can be the bridge of comprehension between the western existential drama and sensitivities and sensibilities of a Pakistani audience. Because of turbulent, violent and chaotic social, political and economic circumstances void of any sense of security, the audience of Pakistan is rather a desensitized audience and that is one of the chief reason of lack of a theatrical harmony. This dissertation titled, “Existentialist drama and Pakistan, the prospect of theatrical integration” attempts to achieve this functioning assimilation of Western existentialist drama for Pakistani theatre.