SHAABAN, Bouthaina. Syrian, b. 1953. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Area studies. Career: University of Constantine, Algeria, lecturer in English, 1982-84; University of Damascus, Syria, lecturer, 1984-89, associate professor of English literature, 1989-94, professor, 1994-. Publications: Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk about Their Lives, 1988; Poetry and Politics: Shelley and the Chartist Poets, 1830-1860, 1997; The Prism and the Promise: Arab Women Novelists from Afifa Karam to Ghada Samman, forthcoming. Contributor of articles and translations to periodicals. Address: Department of English Literature, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.