- MA, Travel and Nature Writing, Bath Spa University, Distinction
- MA, European Literatures and Philologies, University of Pisa and Sorbonne University of Paris, Distinction
- BA (Hons), Modern Literature, University of Pisa, First Class with Honours
The writer’s positionality between traditional folktales and Western memoirs.
Richard Kerridge and Professor Illan Pappe (Exeter University)
Sabrin's research focuses around the ethical issues arising from the use of memories to build non-fiction memoirs.
In the creative writing research field, this problem has often been reduced to the risk of disrupting the reader’s trust by inserting fiction inside what is expected to be purely non-fiction. However, the question has much deeper implications, especially when there is controversial or missing material in the memories collected.
Her project addresses this issue by looking at alternative sources that non-fiction writers can use to give an exhaustive account to their readers, without giving a misleading picture of the historical facts and cultural background of their narration.
- Transnational writing
- Travel writing
- Writer's positionality
- Cultural studies
- Post-colonial studies
- Hybrid and multicultural identities
- Literary theory
Book chapter or section
Hasbun, S (2017). 'Back and Forth, or Home.' In A Place in Words: 25 Years of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, pp. 193-197.
3TCreatives - St Clair, E, Fuentes Diaz, C and Hasbun, S (2017). 'The We in I' In Barrett, A, ed. Here and There. The Life of a Global Citizen, pp. 89-91.
Hasbun, S (2016). 'Brownie with the Enemy' This Week in Palestine, Issue 218 (June 2016), pp. 16-18
Hasbun, S (2016). 'Pasta in Palestine', Wales Arts Review, July 2016
Hasbun, S (2018). 'The Perfect Cut' This Week in Palestine, Issue 240 (April 2018), pp. 52-54
Conference or workshop item
Hasbun, S (2018). 'Memories into Memoirs: The Importance of Alternative Sources to Fill the Gaps'. In Memory at the Margins, 7-8 June 2018, Memory Studies SW Research Cluster, University of Bristol.
(Organiser) Material: Creative Approaches to Research, Early Stage Researcher Conference, 14 June 2018, Bath Spa University.
Hasbun, S (2017). 'Writing and Reading: a Way to see the World (Critically)'. In Writing to Make the World, 28 July 2017, 3T Creatives, Bath Spa University.
Hasbun, S (2016) Storytelling. Book reading and acoustic performance. Palestinian Museum of Bristol, 15 October 2016.