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Miss Lidia Meriem Mentri

Research project: Working Title: Metamodernism and Contemporary Literature


This study seeks to investigate the eventual demise of postmodernism as a set of philosophical and literary developments that flourished during the second half of the Twentieth Century. Similarly, it attempts to establish the grounds for the recently emergent movement of metamodernism as the new cultural paradigm of the Twentieth Century, contemporary thought. In this regard, metamodernism advocates an authentic, genuine and sincere approach to the ways in which literature portrays and discusses the thematic concerns that postmodernism had discredited. By the same token, this study employs psychoanalysis as a means of literary criticism to examine how metamodernism engages with the notions of consciousness and selfhood. 


I started my undergraduate in 2012 at Badji Mokhtar University Annaba in Algeria; I have completed my BA in English as a Foreign Language. Shortly after I did my Masters in 2015 at the same university where I focused on the literature and civilization of the English-speaking world.

I was granted a scholarship by the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education to proceed with my Ph.D. studies in the United Kingdom. I was enrolled in 2017 on a Ph.D. presessional programme where I completed a 6 months course on academic English and Ph.D. research skills.  

Areas of research interest

  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Metamodernism
  • Modernism
  • Postmodernism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Philosophy


  • MA in Language, Literature and Civilization of English Speaking World, University of Badji Mokhtar Annaba.
  • BA in English as a Foreign Language, University of Badji Mokhtar Annaba.

Funding or awards received

  • PhD Scholarship Funded by the Algerian Government
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