People

             Date of Joining: 1921

Date of Retirement: 1944

He was a Shakespeare expert.

Date of Joining: July 1, 1921

Date of Retirement: July 26, 1928

He earned his PhD degree from London.

After resigning from the Department, he joined Banaras Hindu University.

Date of Joining:1921

Date of Retirement: 1948

Mahmood Hasan (Khan Bahadur) was born on 2 March 1897. He obtained BA (Hons) in English from Calcutta Presidency College in 1918, MA in English in 1920 and BL degree from Calcutta University. He got his MA degree in English from Oxford University in 1926, obtained PhD from the same university and completed Bar-at-Law from London University.

Mahmood Hasan started his career as a Lecturer in English in Cotton College at Gauhati in 1921, and in the same year he was appointed Lecturer in English in the Dhaka University. He was promoted to the post of Reader in 1926. Mahmood Hasan was the acting head of the Department of English in 1927-1928, and was the head of the department from 1927 to 1932. He was the Provost of Salimullah Muslim Hall in 1928. He was promoted to the post of Professor in September 1936. For sometime he was the Chairman of the Dhaka Education Board (1942).

Mahmood Hasan was the Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University from 1st July 1942 to 21st October 1948. Thereafter, he was the Educational Adviser to the Government of Pakistan (1948), Chairman of the East Pakistan Public Service Commission, and served as Minister in the High Commission of Pakistan in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

During his service in the University of Dhaka, Mahmood Hasan was a member of the Academic Council of the University, member of the Executive Council, and an elected member of the Dhaka University Court. He participated in the Oriental Conference at Lahore in November 1928, and in the annual meeting of the Inter-University Board held at Waltair in 1939. He has left a book entitled The Life and Works of Nathaniel Lee (1925). [Muazzam Hussain Khan, Banglapedia]

Date of Joining: 1921

Date of Retirement: 1944

Date of Joining: 1921

Date of Retirement: 1922

He served as a part time Professor of English at Dhaka Intermediate College.

Date of Joining: September 23, 1921

Date of Retirement: April 11, 1928

Charles Leslie Wrenn, a distinguished scholar, born in England in 1895, was appointed the first Head of the Department of English in 1921 when the University of Dhaka embarked on its historical establishment. He was appointed the Department Head for a second term in 1924 and held the position until 1927.

C. L. Wrenn became Professor of Anglo-Saxon Literature in the University of Oxford in 1945. He was a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and a member of the Oxford literary discussion group known as the “Inklings“, which included C. S. Lewis and Tolkien, and met for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949.

Wrenn is well known for his scholarly contribution to English language and literature.  His major works include The English Language (1949), A Study of Old English Literature (1967), and An Old English Grammar, written with Randolph Quirk (1955, 1957).  C. L. Wrenn passed away in 1969.

He served as an honorary Lecturer and a Librarian at the University of Dhaka.

Date of Joining: 1922

He served as a lecturer at the Department. Later, he returned to the Bengal Educational    Service as Professor in the Presidency College.

Date of Joining:1922

Date of Retirement: 1926

 Life and career

Sushil De was born in Calcutta in 1890. His father Satish Chandra De was a state surgeon, posted at Cuttack, Orissa, where he did his schooling at the Ravenshaw Collegiate School.[1] Subsequently, he did his Intermediate and B.A. from Presidency College and M.A. in English from Calcutta University, and became a Premchand-Roychand scholar.[1] In 1912, he completed his law degree from the University Law College, but instead of practicing, he joined as a lecturer in English at Presidency College and later at Calcutta University. In 1921, he did his D.Litt. from the University of London (School of Oriental Studies) with a thesis on rhetoric (alaMkAra) in Sanskrit poetry. [2] He also studied linguistics at the University of Bonn.[1]

Upon return to India, he joined Dhaka University, initially in English, and then in the Sanskrit and Bengali departments. Subsequent to his retirement from Dhaka University in 1947, he also headed Jadavpur’s Bengali department.

In 1951 he was a visiting professor at the University of London.

His work on the history of the Vaishnava movement in Bengal, along with critical manuscript analyses of several original texts, are very well respected.

He also published a brief note on erotics in Sanskrit literature.[3]

He was well known in Oriental study circles, and was elected General President of the All-India Oriental Conference, 1949. A fellow of the Royal Astatic Soctety of Great Britam and Ireland (1954), he edited the Udyoga Parva (1940) and Drona Parva (1958) volumes in the Critical Edition of the Mahabharata from the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

At the same time, he was also active in Bangla literature, publishing a volume of Bangla sonnets Dipali, focusing on physical love (1928), and prAktani (1934) on characters from classical Sanskrit literature.[4] He was president of the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad (1950, 1956),[2] and also wrote several popular translations of Sanskrit tales.

Works

  • Bengal Literature in the Nineteenth Century (1919)
  • Studies in the History of Sanskrit Poetics (Two parts, 1923, 1925)
  • the prose kAvyas of daNDin, subandhu and bANa (1941)
  • Early History of Vaisnava Faith and Movement in Bengal (1942/1986)
  • History of Sanskrit Literature (1947)
  • Dinabandhu Mitra (1951)
  • Bangla Prabad (Bangla Proverbs) (1952)
  • Nana Nibandha (Bangla Articles), (1953)
  • Ancient Indian Erotics and Erotic Literature (1959)
  • Some Problems of Sanskrit Poetics (1959)
  • Sanskrit Poetics as a Study of Aesthetics (1963)

Critical editions from Manuscripts:

  • Padyavali of Rupa Goswami (1934)
  • Meghaduta of Kalidasa (1959)

Source:

Sushil Kumar De. (2022, March 12). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushil_Kumar_De

Date of Joining: 1922

He  served as a lecturer at the Department.

Date of Joining: July 1, 1921

Date of Retirement: 1922/ 23

He served as a part time teacher. Later, he served as a Professor at Jagannath College.

Date of Joining: 1922/1923

He was the first part-time Reader of the Department. Later, he served as an honorary Reader at Jagannath College.

Date of Joining: 1923

Date of Resignation:1924

He served as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department.

Date of Joining: 1923

Date of Resignation: March 23, 1924

He served as a temporary assistant to  C. L. Wrenn

Date of Joining: 1924

Date of Resignation: 1947

He attained First Class in 1922 for his MA examination held under Calcutta university syllabus (MA Rahim1981).  He earned his PhD on Chaucer. He served as an acting Head of the Department from 1946 to 1947.

Date of Joining: 1924

Date of Resignation: 1925

He attained First Class in 1923 for his MA examination held under DU syllabus. He served the Department for a short time. He was the editor of Dawn.

Date of Joining: January 4,1926

Date of Resignation: January 15, 1926

He replaced Altaf Hussain. His Ref: letter is dated 23/09/1921.

Date of Joining: July 24, 1926

Date of Resignation: 1927

He joined and served the Department  as Temporary Assistant Lecturer for a short period of time.

Date of Joining: August 5, 1926

Date of Retirement: 1950

Dr. Satyendra Nath Roy was at Presidency College in 1916. He was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in 1926. He became the Head of the English Department, DU (1932-1933 & 1942-1946) and served as permanent Reader in 1936-37. He did his PhD from King’s College London. He was also elected the Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1944.

He joined the Department with Sukumar Dutt.

Date of Joining: August 5, 1926

He joined the Department as a temporary lecturer. He was Principal of a constituent college of Delhi University before joining Dhaka University.

Date of Joining: 1922/23

Date of Resignation/ Retirement: August 21, 1926

He served as a temporary Assistant Lecturer at the Department.

Date of Joining: 1928

Date of Resignation: 1948

Date of Joining: 1929

Date of Resignation: 1948

Date of Joining: 1929

Date of Resignation: 1948

He achieved First Class in 1922 for his BA Honours examination held under Calcutta University syllabus.

Date of Joining: 1929

Date of Resignation: 1939

Date of Joining: November 19, 1928

He was a Lecturer in Practical English.

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Date of Joining: 1929

He was a temporary lecturer.

Date of Joining:  1920s

He was a Bar-at-Law/Assistant Lecturer in English. He taught Practical English in the Department. He studied at Punjab, Aligarh and Leeds. He served as a Reader in English at Aligarh Muslim University.

Date of Joining: 1926

Date of Resignation: 1927

He served  as Temporary Assistant Lecturer for a short span of time.

Date of Joining: 1920s

He was Hon. Reader and Part-time Lecturer at the Department. He left for joining Jagannath College.

Date of Joining: 1932

Date of Joining: 1932

Date of Joining: 1935

Date of Resignation: 1937

Date of Joining: 1937/38

Date of Joining: 1937

Date of Resignation: 1950

She was the 2nd female teacher of the university. She served as the

Hostel Super of bunglow number 10, the  ‘University Women’s Residence’.

Date of Joining: 1937

Date of Retirement/Resignation: 1948

He was a Shakespeare scholar.

Date of Joining: 1938

Date of Resignation: 1939

She resigned from the Department to work in the education branch of the army.

Date of Joining: 1938/39

He served as a temporary lecturer. He left the Department to join Dacca Int. College.

Date of Joining: 1938/39

He left the Department to join Dacca Int. College.

Date of Joining: 1938/39

Date of Joining: 1938/39

He served as a temporary lecturer.

Date of Joining: 1938

Date of Joining: 1938

Date of Resignation/Retirement: 1947

Date of Joining: 1940

Early Life and Education

Fazlur Rahman was born in a respectable family in Taruli, a village of Jhalakathi District on the first of January, 1919. His academic life was simply brilliant. He passed Matriculation in 1934 and Intermediate in 1936 in the First Division. He was a First class First in both his BA (Honours) and MA in English in 1939 and 1940 respectively. He had a strong moral character and an unending quest for knowledge. He fought injustice, was a fierce patriot and loved fellow human beings even as a youngster. He loved books and was a voracious reader. He received a First Class LL.B. degree in 1943.

He joined the University of Dhaka as a Lecturer of English in 1940. A talented individual, he was a dedicated and popular teacher. He had also taught at Islamia College, Kolkata. In 1946 he became professor of English at the famous Presidency College. From there he proceeded to London to earn an MA in Education and a Diploma in Teaching Administration. For the next seven years he was Vice Principal and Principal at the Teacher’s Training College, Mymensingh and Rajshahi. He was later Principal of Daulatpur College and Dhaka College. He was still then in his thirties.

Later Career

He was Assistant Director of Public Instruction (General) for five years, from 1956 to 1961. He was promoted to the rank of Deputy Director in 1961. He was the Chairman, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rajshahi and Dhaka, in 1962 and 1963. Later, he was Officiating Director of Public Instruction, Govt of East Pakistan. He was Chairman, East Pakistan School Text Book Board in 1964. He was made an OSD after standing up for his ideas with Governor Monem Khan’s relative, a publisher of note books, in 1965. The same year he was made Member, Public Service Commission, Karachi and from 11.10.1965 to 31.10.1969, till his death in London, he was on official duty in this position. He was a Syndicate member of Dhaka and other universities.

  1. Fazlur Rahman died in London on October 31, 1969 while on an official trip. (by, Junaidul Haque from Alumni Chronicle)

Date of Joining: 1940

Date of Retirement/Resignation: 1941

He was a part time teacher.

Date of Joining: November 4, 1944

Date of Retirement/Resignation:  August 16, 1950

He joined the Department as Lecturer.

Date of Joining: 1944

Date of Retirement: 1947

Date of Joining: 1946

Date of Retirement/Resignation: 1963

He left the Department to join Karachi University.

Date of Joining: 1947

Date of Retirement/Resignation: 1951

Miss Amy Geraldine Stock (1902-1988) was Professor and Head of the English Department of the University of Dacca during the period of 1947-1951. To her friends, she was also known as Dinah Stock.  She was born in Oxford and graduated from Oxford University and was professor in many overseas universities including in India, Pakistan and Uganda. She was a member of the British Labour Movement, which supported freedom from colonialism and Indian and African nationalism. Her growing interest and involvement in the anti-colonial movement eventually motivated her to undertake the job of teaching in the East.

Stock joined as professor and Head of the English Department of the University of Dacca/Dhaka in 1947 and worked till 1951. Her joining in the department coincided with the historic end of British imperialism in the Indian subcontinent and the formation of two new independent states – India and Pakistan – in 1947. Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, joined Pakistan on religious ground. Stock witnessed the growing grievances in East Pakistan against the West wing in political, economic and most immediately linguistic terms, all leading to the language movement in 1952. She recorded her invaluable memories in her famous book: Memoirs of Dacca University, 1947-1951 which was published in 1973. She expressed her great concerns and thoughtful predictions in her memoirs as she wrote, “I had an unacknowledged presentiment that the language question would issue in bloodshed” (204).

Her close associations and sympathy with the progressive intellectuals invited displeasure of the government. They began to pry into her private correspondences. Most likely, these were the reasons for her departure from East Pakistan in 1951. From June 1972 to September 1974, when East Pakistan had already freed her from West Pakistan through a long War of Liberation in 1971, Stock came back to Bangladesh on request and helped to reconstruct the English Department of Dhaka University. She has chronicled her experiences of the University of Dacca in erstwhile East Pakistan in her book Memoirs of Dacca University, 1947-1951. The book was first published by Green Book House Ltd. in 1973, and a new edition went in print in 2017 from Bengal Lights Books.

At the age of 62 in 1964, she retired from her teaching career in Jaipur, India and decided to settle in a small village called Seavington in Somerset, UK. A. G. Stock died on 23 July 1988 in a private nursing home in Chippenham, UK.

She was an eminent scholar on Yeats. Her notable works include:

Books & Publications:

W.B Yeats: His Poetry and Thought (38 editions published between 1961-1964)

Prison Anthology (2 editions published in 1938 in English)

Memoirs of Dacca University, 1947-1951 (2 editions published in 1973 and 1 edition in 2017)

Tamburlaine and the Superman (4 editions published between 1952 and 1972)

The Age of Nightmare (2 editions published in 1951 in English)

A Vision (1 edition published in 1963 in English)

Biography: 

Taking What Comes: A Biography of A.G.Stock by Basil Clarke

Date of Joining: 1947

Date of Retirement: 1984

Professor Khan SarwarMurshid was born in Munsef Bari, Comilla at the home of his maternal grandfather on 1 July 1924. He was initially home schooled, but went on to study at King George English High School in Brahmanbaria, Feni Government College and Comilla Victoria College. He was awarded his BA Honours and MA degrees in English Literature at Dhaka University in 1945 and 1946 respectively. He obtained his doctorate from Nottingham University in 1956: his thesis was entitled ‘Indian Elements in the Works of W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Aldous Huxley’. From 1961 to 1964, he studied as a Rockefeller Fellow at Harvard University.

He joined the English Department of Dhaka University as a lecturer in 1947, rising to be a Reader in 1958 and Professor in 1970. He introduced the concept of seminar rooms to the Department and to the University. While serving as the Chairman of the Department he introduced the egalitarian system of chairmanship by rotation. The War of Liberation in 1971 set him on a different trajectory and he went on to serve the country in various other capacities.

He served as a Member of the Planning Commission of the Provisional Government of Bangladesh in Exile in 1971 combining the roles of envoy, political speech writer and reconstruction and rehabilitation strategist in an independent Bangladesh. While serving as Vice-Chancellor of Rajshahi University from 1972-74, he established the Institute of Bangladesh Studies at the University. Notably,he invited Andre Malraux, a French philosopher, novelist and art critic to confer an honorary doctorate to him for his heroic support to the people of Bangladesh during the Liberation War of 1971. Subsequently, he served as Ambassador of Bangladesh to Poland from 1975 to 1978, when he introduced Bangladeshi art to Poland by arranging with the Polish government to provide fellowships to Bangladeshi artists, and himself hosting them personally at his official residence. From 1978 to 1982, he served as Assistant Secretary General to the Commonwealth having responsibilities for education, science and technology, health, youth, women and development. He returned to Dhaka University in 1982 and retired in 1984. However, he continued to teach as a supernumerary and honorary professor for another nineteen years until 2003.

From an early age, he assumed a public role and showed an avid interest in cultural activities, which soon took on political overtones. He was the founder of Sanskriti Sangsad at Dhaka University in 1951 and served as its first President from 1951-53. In 1961, he officiated as the General Secretary to the Tagore Centenary Celebration Committee in the face of a government ban. As General Secretary to the Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) between 1965-67 he worked on the dignity and autonomy of the University, to free it from political pressure and wrote the early drafts of the 1973 University Ordinance. He accompanied Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Round Table Conference in Islamabad in 1969 to discuss autonomy for Bangladesh and the Six Points Programme. Eventually, he became a member of Bangabondhu’s committee to draft a constitution within the framework of a united Pakistan.

In independent Bangladesh, he was the Convenor of Nagorik Committee (1986-92), which took a stand on issues of national importance such as democracy and good governance, secularism and human rights. It contributed to the movement to end military rule in Bangladesh in 1990. He founded Nagorik Udyog to promote the rights of minorities including that of Dalits. From 2001-2004, he served as the Chairman of Transparency International Bangladesh, and continued to be a member of the Board of Trustees afterwards.

Professor Khan Sarwar Murshid has a number of publications to his credit. He was the founder and editor of the journal New Values, which provided a review of arts, letters and ideas for seventeen years from 1949-1966, and which boasted an array of international contributors. He edited three volumes of essays called Contemporary Writings in Bengali and English, published by UPL. His single authored book, Kaaler Katha, was published by Mawla Brothers in Dhaka in 2001. New Values for a New Generation containing a selection of 28 articles from the journal New Values along with an introduction by him was published by Bangla Academy in 2019, posthumously. Similarly, his thesis is in the press being published as a book by University Press Ltd, under the same title, Indian Elements in the Works of W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Aldous Huxley, 2020.

Professor Khan Sarwar Murshid was honoured by various organisations for his lifetime achievements. Here are a few: On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Dhaka University, in 2006, he was recognised by the Alumni Association ‘for a significant contribution to education and research and for life-long devotion to the pursuit of knowledge’. In 1999, he was made an Honorary Fellow of Bangla Academy. In 2006, he was awarded the Jahanara Imam Memorial Medal. In 2008, he was conferred the Kanthoshilon Award for Persons of Distinction; he also became an Honorary Fellow of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. In 2010. He received the Bangla Academy Award for Research and Essay. The United Nations Citizen of the Year Award, Bangladesh Chapter was conferred in 2011. He was also recognized as the best tax payer with a Taxpayer of the Year Award in 2010.

[by, Tazeen Mahnaz Murshid

tazeenmurshid@gmail.com]

Date of Joining: 1948

Date of Retirement: 1953

Date of Joining: 1948

Date of Retirement: 1967

Date of Joining: 1948

Date of Retirement: 1969

Syed Sajjad Hussain was born in the village of Alukdia in Magura district in 1920. He did his MA in English literature in the University of Dhaka in 1942 and PhD in the Nottingham University, UK in 1952.

Syed Sajjad Hussain started teaching first at Calcutta Islamic College in 1944. He became Professor of English at the University of Dhaka in 1948 and was the Head of the Department for ten years, from 1959 to 1969.

He was then appointed the Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University in 1969. When the Liberation War of Bangladesh broke in 1971, he was made the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University. However, his stance for the unity of East and West Pakistan during the War made him controversial and led to his imprisonment.

In 1975, Mr Hussain became a fellow of Claire Hall at Cambridge University, England for a period of three months. In the same year, he became Professor of English at Ummul Qura University in Makkah and worked there until 1985 when he retired from his active teaching career. Because of his health condition, he returned soon afterwards to Bangladesh to live permanently.

He is remarkably noted for his profound knowledge in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Persian languages and literatures as well as Bangla and English languages and literature. His publications include: Descriptive Catalogue of Bengal Muslims (Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1960); East Pakistan: a Profile (Orient Longmans, 1962); Nixed Grill: A Collection of Essays on Religion and Culture (Orient Longmans, 1963); Kipling and India: An Inquiry into the Nature and Extent of Kipling’s Knowledge of the Indian Sub-Continent (Dhaka University, 1965); Homage to Shakespeare (Department of English, Dhaka University, 1965); Civilisation and Society (Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought, 1994); The Wastes of Time: Reflections on the Decline and Fall of East Pakistan (Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore, 1996); A Young Muslim’s Guide to Religions in the World (BIIT, 1992) etc. His most notable works in Bangla include Nirghanta-abhidhana (Dhaka, 1970) a two-volume history of English literature published by the Bangla Academy (1984 and 1989); EkattorerSmriti (Dhaka, 1993); and ArbiSahityerItibritya.

Syed Sajjad Hussain passed away in Dhaka in 1995.

Date of Joining: 1949

Martyred on: March 30, 1971

Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta (1920-1971) was a great scholar and teacher of the Department of English, University of Dhaka. He was one of the intellectuals killed by the Pakistani army in 1971. Guhathakurta  was born in Mymensingh district on 10th of July, 1020. His father,  Kumudchandra  Guhathakurta  and his mother  Srimati Shumati, were school teachers. After his matriculation from Mymensingh Zilla School in 1936, Guhathakurta  studied  Intermediate Science in Presidency College of Kolkata. Unfortunately,  he was unable to sit for the final examination due to typhoid. Later he was admitted to Ananda Mohan College, Mymensingh, and  passed Intermediate from Arts group in 1931. He took admission in Dhaka University and graduated in English in 1942, securing the first class first position.  For this academic feat he received the Pope Memorial Gold Medal. After completing his MA in the following year, he started teaching.

In the next few years, he taught at a number of well-known colleges such as Ananda Mohan College, Gurudayal College and Jagannath College. In 1949, he joined the Department of English, University of Dhaka, as a lecturer.  In 1963 he got a British Council Scholarship and went to Kings College of London University to do his doctoral work.  After completing his doctoral work successfully on ‘ Classical Myths in the Plays of  Swinburne, Bridges, Sturges, Moore, and Eliot’, he returned  to Dhaka University in 1967 and  was promoted to the post of reader. Guhathakurta was an amiable person and an inspiring teacher.  His encouraging words motivated his learners  to do well, his teaching inspired them  to love reading and enjoy literature. Besides teaching he was also involved in administrative works. He served as a house tutor of Jagannath Hall from 1958 to 1963, and joined as the Provost of that hall on 20th April 1970. Guhathakurta  had a great love for art and culture.  He was a member of Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts. He was a follower of MN Roy’s ‘Radical Humanism’ and an advocate of humanism. As a member of  International Radical Humanist Association he  took part in the annual meeting of All India Humanist Association in Dehra Dun, and participated in a conference of the International Humanist and Ethical Union in 1964. Guhathakurta was a great academician; he published a number of essays in English and Bengali. His doctoral thesis was published by Dhaka University Press in 1973. This  great humanist, competent and extremely popular teacher was shot by the Pakistani Army on 25 th March 1971; he was fatally wounded and breathed his last on 30th March 1971.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotirmoy_Guhathakurta

Date of Joining: 1951

Date of Resignation/Retirement:1953

Dr Itrat Husain Zuberi (1910-1964) was a Professor and  Head of the Department of English. He was Head during 1951-53. He was also Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Proctor of DU.After this, he was appointed Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University (1953-57). He also served as educational adviser, Ministry of Education, Karachi.In 1957, he was appointed member of the Executive Board of UNESCO during the 49th session held in Paris.  He was the first Indian to have the distinction of being elected a Carnegie Fellow at Oxford. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).

Education

St John’s college Agra,  University of Allahabad, PhD from University of Edinburgh, Merton College, Oxford.

Books & Publications

The Dogmatic and Mystical Theology of John Donne, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge London & New York: Macmillan, 1938

The Technique of T.S. Eliot and the Portrait of a Lady, London & New York: Longmans-Green, 1945

The Mystical Element in the Metaphysical Poets of the Seventeenth Century, Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1948

English Prose, 1600-1660, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (with Victor Harris),1965

Date of Joining: 1951

Date of Retirement: 1957

J. S. Turner  joined the department in 1952 and remained till 1958. He was the Head of the English Department for the period 1954-1958. He left the department upon his appointment as director of Civil Service studies. He returned to the department in January 1958 as Supernumerary teacher.

Date of Joining: 1951

Date of Resignation: 1952

He left the Department and became the principal of Dhaka College.

Date of Joining: 1952

He was a Part-time teacher from Jagannath College.

Date of Joining: 1952

He was a temporary part-time lecturer

Date of Joining: 14 February,  1954

Date of Resignation: 1 October, 1954

Date of Joining: 1954

Martyred on: December 14, 1971

Munier Choudhury (27 November 1925 – 14 December 1971) was a Bangladeshi educationist, playwright, literary critic and political dissident. He was a victim of the mass killing of Bangladeshi intellectuals in 1971. He was awarded the Independence Day Award in 1980 posthumously.

Early life and education

Choudhury’s ancestors originated from Noakhali. He was born on 27 November 1925 in Manikganj. His father was Khan Bahadur Abdul Halim Chowdhury, a district magistrate and Aligarh Muslim University graduate. His mother was Umme Kabir Afia Begum (d. 2000). Because of his father’s official assignment, Choudhury lived in Manikganj, Pirojpur and other parts of East Bengal. The family moved to Dhaka permanently in 1936. He grew up among 14 siblings. He completed his matriculation from Dhaka Collegiate School in 1941 and intermediate examination from Aligarh Muslim University. He then studied English literature for his bachelor’s degree (with honours) in 1946 and master’s in 1947 at the University of Dhaka. He was expelled from Salimullah Hall, his residential dorm, because of his involvement in leftist politics. He was imprisoned for two years in 1952 for his participation in the Bengali Language Movement. While in jail, in 1954, he appeared at the master’s examination in Bengali literature and stood first in the first class. Later, in 1958, he obtained his third master’s degree in linguistics from Harvard University.

Academic career

In 1947, Choudhury started his career in teaching at Brajalal College in Khulna. He moved to Jagannath College in Dhaka in 1950. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1950 and taught both in the departments of English and Bengali until 1971. He became reader in 1962 and professor in 1970 and the dean of the faculty of arts in 1971.

Political activity

Choudhury was associated with leftist politics and progressive cultural movements. In 1948, he attended the Communist Party Conference in Kolkata. He was elected Secretary of the “Pragati Lekhak O Shilpi Sangha” (Progressive Writers and Artists Association). In 1952, he was arrested under the Preventive Detention Act for protesting against police repression and the killing of students on the Language Movement. In 1967, he protested the Pakistan government’s ban on Tagore songs on radio and television. In the early 1950s, there was a movement in Pakistan to replace the Bengali language alphabet with the Arabic alphabet. As a linguist and writer, Choudhury protested this move to undermine the native language of East Pakistan. He actively participated in the non-co-operation movement during the early part of 1971 and renounced his award Sitara-e-Imtiaz, awarded by the Government of Pakistan in 1966.

Literary works

During his imprisonment in 1952-54, he wrote his symbolic drama on the historic language movement, Kabar (The Grave). He continued to write after being freed from prison, some of his notable works being Roktakto Prantor (1959; a play about the Third Battle of Panipat), Chithi (1966) and Polashi Barrack O Onyanno (1969). In 1965, Choudhury redesigned the keyboard of the Bangla typewriter, named Munier Optima Keyboard in collaboration with Remington typewriters of the then East Germany.

  •         Mir-Manas, 1965 – literary critique of Mir Mosharraf Hossain‘s literature
  •         Ektala-Dotala (first ever Bengali drama telecast on television), 1965[11]
  •         Dandakaranya, 1966
  •         Tulanamulak Samalochana (Comparative critique), 1969
  •         Bangla Gadyariti (Bengali literary style), 1970

Awards

Death

After the Pakistani army crackdown in 1971 in the University of Dhaka area from which Chowdhury escaped like many, he moved to his parents’ house, near Hatirpool.[2] On 14 December 1971, he, along with a large number of Bengali intellectuals, educators, doctors and engineers, were kidnapped from their houses and later tortured and executed by the Pakistan Army and its Bengali collaborators Al-Badr and Al-Shams. According to a witness, Choudhury was last seen in Physical Training College in Mohammadpur Thana, Dhaka where his fingers were mutilated. His dead body could not be identified.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munier_Choudhury

Date of joining: 1954

Date of Resignation : October 1, 1957

He joined as Junior Lecturer and resigned on 01/10/57. Later, he joined the Pakistan Civil Service in 1957.

Date of Joining: 1955

Date of Retirement: 1987

Nadera Begum was among the few female students who were at the forefront of the Language Movement in 1952. She was a student of the Department of English, University of Dhaka at the time.  Nadera Begum took on a leadership role at Communist Chhatra Shangha. Along with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, she was among the students who were expelled for taking part in a movement to raise the wages of fourth class employees of the university. She was detained for activities perceived as subversive by the Pakistan state and spent about three years in prison.

Date of Joining: 1957

Date of retirement: 30.6.2001

Education

Second-class first, B.A Honours, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1955

First-class first, M.A. Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1956

Post-Graduate Diploma in English Studies,  Leeds University (UK), 1959, on a British Council Scholarship

Ph.D. on “Treatment of Evil in the Novels of Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence”, Leicester University (UK), 1965, on a Commonwealth Scholarship

Academic Career

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1957.

Chairman, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1972-76.

Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Dhaka, 1983-85.

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1975.

Retirement as a Professor, 2001.

Honorary Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2002.

UGC Professor, University Grants Commission, 2003.

Emeritus Professor, University of Dhaka, July 2008.

Founder secretary of Dhaka University Book Society

Chairman of Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities

Founder chairman of Centre for Advanced Research in Humanities and Social Sciences of Dhaka University

Chairman, Board of Trustees of  Gono Bishwvidyalay, 2020

Convener of the movements for the preservation of the UsmanyUddyan  in Dhaka and Lalon Fakir’s  Mausoleum in Kushtia

Chairman, Samaj Rupantar Adhyan Kendra

Awards

Bangla Academy Award for Literature, 1978

Ekushey Padak for Education, 1996

Dhaka University Gold Medal for Research, 1988

Kazi Mahbubullah Award, 1983

Lekhak Shibir Award, 1975

Lekhika Sanga Award, 1980

Abdur Rob Choudhury Arard,2000

Alokta Shahitya Award, 1988

Rishis Award, 2001

National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam Award, 2013

Mohammad Barkatullah Award, 2017

Publication

Founder and editor of Dhaka Visvabidyalay Patrika (1973-80), Dhaka University Studies, Part A  (1972-81), Monthly Parikram (1961-65), Weekly Samoy (1992-96) and Quarterly Shahitya Patra (1976-81).

Editor of Quarterly Natun Diganta, since 2001.

Compiler, Dhaka University Convocation Speeches (1923-70), Two volumes

Liberation War

He was among the six teachers of Dhaka University who received warning from Tikka Khan for his participation in the liberation struggle of Bangladesh. The Al -badars had also put him on their list of targets for killing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serajul_Islam_Choudhury

Date of Joining: JuLy 11, 1958

She served as Fulbright Exchange Professor for a short time.

Date of joining: November 13, 1959

Study Leave: 1966

Date of Joining: 1959

Date of Retirement: 1963

He served as a teaching fellow/supernumerary fellow*. Later he became the election commissioner.

Date of Joining: 1959

Date if Resignation: July 21, 1961

She was a teaching fellow. She  resigned from the Department and went to the USA on Fulbright.

Date of Joining: 1950

He served as a part time teacher. Later, he became a Professor of English at Dhaka College.

Date of Joining : 1951

Date of Resignation: 1952

He was a temporary part-time lecturer at the Department.

Date of Joining : 1951

Date of Resignation: 1952

He was a temporary part-time lecturer at the Department.

Date of Joining: 1952

He was a temporary part-time lecturer and an Anglo Saxon specialist.

Date of Joining: February 10, 1954

She was a temporary part-time lecturer. She obtained her BA degree from California.

Date of Joining: 1955

He was a temporary part-time lecturer.

Date of Joining: December 14, 1960

He was a Fulbright Lecturer.

 Date of Joining: 1960

Date of Retirement: July 30, 1994

Ahsanul Sir

Date of Joining: 1962
Date of Retirement: 2000

She was born on February 16, 1936 and died on December 28, 2011.

Education

B.A. Honours and M.A. in English, University of Dhaka; stood first in both.

M.A. English and American Literature, Birmingham University, UK (British Council Scholarship, 1961)

(Won the Pope Memorial Gold Medal, 1957)

Professional Experience:

Joined The Observer (Dhaka) in 1961 as Editorial Assistant

Joined Lecturer in English at Rajshahi University between (1959-1961)

Joined University of Dhaka as Lecturer of English in 1962

Associate Professor, English Dept., University of Dhaka, 1976

Professor of English, University of Dhaka, 1997

PhD –‘Multi-dimensional vision in George Eliot’s last novel from University of Dhaka

Chairperson of English Dept. University of Dhaka from 1982 to 1985

Provost, Rokeya Hall (1986 to 1987)

Member Censor Board (1993-1995)

Member University of Dhaka, Senate (1978-1982)

Dean and Head of English Dept. University of Liberal Arts (ULAB) Dhaka from 2004 to 2006

Awards and Honours

Won PEN Lay Writing Award –1956

Bangla Academy Award for contribution to the Bangla Novel (1974)

Ekushey Padak (1997)

Ananya Award (1998)

Shilpakala Academy Award for contribution to Theatre in Bangladesh

Dhaka Ladies Club Gold Medal for Literature

Invited by US State Department to participate in the Important Visitors (IV) Program in the US (1978)

Invited to Commonwealth Literature Conference in Delhi, read paper on: Modern Bangladeshi Poetry

President of two film societies: Youth Film Society and Focus

Member of Jury Board in Portugal Film Festival in 1983

Member of Film Censor Board (1993-1995)

Member of Dhaka University Senate (1978-1982)

Publications

  • Bottolar Upanyash (novel)
  • Anukalpa (novel)
  • Cruel April (English Poetry)
  • Argus Under Anaesthesia (English poetry)
  • Prothichitra (a novel based on the Non-cooperation Movement for the freedom of the Subcontinent
  • SonaliGhasherDesh (Bengali poetry, 1977)
  • Draupadi (novel, Bangla); Draupadi published by Bangla Academy (translated into English by Dr. Razia Khan)
  • Padobik (novel in Bangla)
  • Chitrakabya (novel in Bangla)
  • He MohaJibon (novel in Bangla)
  • TintiEkankika (Three one-act plays)
  • ‘A Different Spring’ (English translation of Zahir Raihan’s Arek Falgun)
  • Innumerable short stories in various English and Bangla journals and anthologies
  • Regular columnist in Bangla and English in The Observer, Jonokantha and Holiday
  • Regular contributor to Bichitra, Ananya and The Daily Star weekend magazine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razia_Khan

Date of Joining: April 16, 1962

Date of Retirement: 1989

Professor Husniara Huq (1929-2019) was an eminent educationist, public intellectual and philanthropist.

One of the first women to join the faculty strength of the Department of English in the University of Dhaka, Professor Husniara Huq did a Masters with distinction from the department in 1955 in addition to studying for some time at the University of Harvard in the USA, and spending a sabbatical year at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She retired from Dhaka University’s English department in 1989.

Born to Sir Azizul Huq, the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, who later became the Education Minister of the United Bengal, and to Kaneez Khatoon, a devoted mother of ten children, Professor Husniara Huq had an enviable academic and political life. In her youth, she topped the merit list of the Senior Cambridge Examination, and while waiting for the publication of her B.A. degree result from Eden College, she wrote an English text book for intermediate level students, which was approved by the Board of Secondary Education. In 1952, she participated in the Language Movement demonstration organized by East Pakistan Student’s Association, and was among the many students arrested by the Ayub Khan’s paramilitary forces. She was also the first woman Rotarian in Bangladesh.

A professor of many talents, Ms. Husniara Huq was born in Krishnanagar, Nadia, West Bengal, India in 1929, and died in Dhaka on June 12, 2019.

Education

She studied in Harvard University, USA and University of Dhaka. She completed her M.A in English with distinction (1953-55) from the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Academic Career

While a member of the teaching faculty of the Department of English, she also spent a sabbatical year at the University of Glasgow, Scotland as a Lecturer and researcher. She retired from the University of Dhaka in 1989.

Language Movement

In 1952, during the Language Movement demonstration by East Pakistan Student’s Association (EPSA), Ms, Huq was among the many students arrested by Ayub Khan’s paramilitary forces.

Club activities:

Ms. Huq was also the first woman Rotarian in Bangladesh and remained active in club activities till her last days.

Date of Joining: 1962

He was a Fulbright Lecturer.

Date of Joining: 1963

She was a Fulbright Lecturer working from June 1963 to September 1964.

Date of Joining: 1966

Date of Joining:  August 28, 1967

Date of Joining: December 15,1969

She was a temporary Lecturer of the Department who later joined the Department of Islamic History and Culture of University of Dhaka.

Date of Joining: 1970

Date of Joining: 1972

Date of Retirement: 1992

Kabir Chowdhury (1923 – 2011) was Professor of English in the University of Dhaka. He was made National Professor of Bangladesh in 1998. He was also an academic, essayist, translator, cultural worker and civil society activist.

Kabir Chowdhury was born in Brahmanbaria although his family had Noakhali origin.

He secured First Class First position in both his B.A. (Honours) and M. A. in English literature in the University of Dhaka. Later he studied in Minnesota and Southern California.

Kabir Chowdhury taught at Dhaka College and B. M. College, Barisal (as Principal). He also worked in several national and international organizations like Afro-Asian Writers Union, Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organization, International Theatre Institute, UNESCO National Commission and Bangladesh Chapter of the World’s Peace Council. He worked as the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Sports, Government of Bangladesh before his voluntary retirement from government service. He also served as the Director and Secretary in the Bangla Academy.

He spoke at many national and international meetings of writers and social activists on literature, socialism, secularism and democracy in Bangladesh as well as Germany, Russia, USA, Bulgaria, Angola, Japan, Pakistan and India.

Chowdhury is well known for his translations of world literature into Bangla. His translations of many famous Bangla novels and plays, including some by Munier Chowdhury’s, his sibling, into English have made Bangla literature known to the world. His remarkable translations of world literature into Bangla include:

  • Chekhover Galpa (Chekov’s Stories, 1969)
  • Samudrer Swad (Taste of the Sea, 1970)
  • Great Gatsby (1971)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1989)
  • Rupantar (The Metamorphosis (1990)
  • Beowulf (1985)
  • All the King’s Men (1992)
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (2007)
  • Galpa Upanyase Pratikriti Chitra (Portraits in Stories and Novels, 2007)

He won a significant number of national awards for his works and contributions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabir_Chowdhury

Date of Joining:  September 09, 1972

Date of Retirement: 2000

Professor Khandakar Rezaur Rahman was an educationist, author and intellectual. He worked as a professor in the Department of English at the University of Dhaka. He is the author of many books, including The Moral Vision of William Golding, published from the Dhaka University Press in 1990.

Before joining the faculty strength of the department, he served as a teacher in Chittagong University’s and Dhaka College’s English departments.

On his retirement from the Dhaka University English department, he joined IBAIS University and served as its Vice-Chancellor until his death in 2012.

Date of Joining: September 9, 1972

Date of Retirement: August 11, 1975

Date of Joining: August 14, 1972

Date of retirement: February 01, 1989

Pirko Marzata Inari Hossain completed B.A English degree with a gold medal from the Department of English, University of Dhaka. After completing her M.A degree in English from University of Rajshahi, Ms. Hossain joined the department and taught there from 1962-1970. She retired as Associate Professor. She was married to late Dr. Mosharref Hossain, Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. Her two sons, Dr. Jafor Hossain and Dr. Razzak Hossain both live and work in the USA. She passed away on October 26, 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, her hometown.

Publication:

Inari Hossain, A Handbook of English Literature. 1985.

Date of Joining: 1972

Date of resignation:

Miss Hasna Jahan daughter of Poet Jasimuddin. She received a graduation scholarship from the Western College for Women, Oxford. Ohio. She was a student of the English Department of the Dacca University and a regular artiste in Radio Pakistan. Dacca.

She joined as a temporary Lecturer, and later, became a full-time Lecturer on January 22, 1972.

Date of Joining: September 9, 1972

He died in 1988 as an Associate Professor. The Language Seminar of the Department is named after him.

Date of Joining: 1973

Date of Resignation: 1988

Dr. Imtiaz Hasan Habib (July 11, 1949 – August 27, 2018) joined as faculty in the Department of English, University of Dhaka in 1974 and resigned in 1988. He did his BA (Honours) and MA in English Literature from New College at Oxford, UK. He earned his PhD from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA in 1984.

He was involved in the English Department Drama Society and directed ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ with the students in the late 80s before he left the department. In the United States he taught first at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas till 1997 and then at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk as Professor of English Literature till his death.

Professor Habib is a widely published academic. Alongside publishing numerous scholarly articles in globally acclaimed journals, he is the author of ground-breaking books as Shakespeare’s Pluralistic Concepts of Character: A Study in Dramatic Anamorphism (1993), Shakespeare and Race: Postcolonial Praxis in the Early Modern Period (2000), and Black Lives in the English Archives 1500-1677: Imprints of the Invisible (2008).

Professor Imtiaz Habib is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars on Shakespeare specifically on anti-colonial empirical race studies of Shakespeare’s England. Professor Imtiaz Habib’s works have been featured in the British Library’s Exhibition on the history of London.He has been interviewed by the Folger Shakespeare Institute in Washington, DC and by the BBC for a documentary on “In Search of Shakespeare.”

Date of Joining: July 07, 1973

Date of  Retirement June 30, 2014

Educational Qualifications

Postdoctoral Research (2002 – 20003), Purdue University, the U.S.A.

Ph.D. (2000), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Short Course in Applied Linguistics(1989), University of Leeds, the

U.K.

Postgraduate Diploma in EFL/ESL (1976), Department of Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor, U.K.

  1. A. in English (1970), Department of English, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

B.A. Honours in English (1969), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  1. S. C. (1966), Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  2. S. C. (1964), P.A.F. Public School, Lower Topa, Murree Hills, Pakistan.

Teaching Experience

Supernumerary Professor (2015-2020), Professor (1995-2015; Retired as Selection Grade Professor), Associate Professor (1985-1995), Assistant Professor (1977-1985), Lecturer (1973-1977), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Lecturer (1977-1980 – On leave from D. U.), Department of English, Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Oran, Oran, Algeria.

Lecturer (1972-1973), Department of English, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Lecturer (1970-1972), Department of English, Narsingdi College, Narsingdi, Bangladesh.

Administrative Responsibilities

Dean (2003 – 2014), Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka.

Chairman (2003 – 2006), Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Adviser (2005-2009), Dept. of English, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka;

Proctor (1986 – 1987), Assistant Proctor (1981-1984), University of Dhaka.

House Tutor (1984 – 1986), KabiJashimuddin Hall, University of Dhaka.

Students’ Counsellor (1977 – 1978 & 1989 – 1995), Department of English, D. U.

Founder Director (1986), Director (1999-2000), Intensive Courses in Basic English, Department of English, D.U

President (2007-2009), Dhaka University Teachers’ Association;

Senate Member (2005 – 2016), University of Dhaka;

Syndicate Member (2004-2013), University of Dhaka;

Syndicate Member (2007-2009), Jagannath University, Dhaka;

Research Interests

Literature: Classical Drama; American Drama; English Critical Theory.

Linguistics & ELT: Sociolinguistics; Teaching Methodology; Curriculum and Course Design; Basic English Language Skills.

Publications

  1. BOOKS – ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING/LEARNING; AMERICAN STUDIES

Amin, Sadrul, et al. Basic English Language: Grammar Composition Comprehension.

Dhaka: D.U. Press, 1985.

—, et al. English for Today. Dhaka: National Curriculum and Textbook Board, 1993.

—, et al. Communicative English – Book 3. Dhaka: Bangladesh Open University, 1993.

—, M. I. Haq, ed. The United States of America: Society and Culture, No. 3. Dhaka:

BAAS & USIS, 1994.

—, N. Zaman, ed. Centennial Essays on Ibsen. Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2008.

  1. RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS – LINGUISTICS/TEFL/TESL

Amin, Sadrul. “Some Pronunciation Problems for a Bengali Speaker of English.” The

DhakaUniversity Studies A.XXXIII (1980): 125-131.

—. “Linguistics and Language Teaching.” Bengali Journal of Dacca University XII

(1981): 121-134.

—. “Grapheme-Phoneme Relationship in English and Teaching of English as

A Foreign Language.” The DhakaUniversity StudiesA.XXXX (1984): 24-39.

—. “The Teaching of English in Bangladesh: Some Suggestions on the

General Policy.” The State of English in BangladeshTo-day. Ed. N. Islam.

Dhaka: English Association of Bangladesh, 1986. 58-64.

—. “From English Literature to English Language: A shift in Emphasis.” Bangladesh

English Teachers’ Association Journal 1.6 (1990): 81-94.

—, N. Jamal. “Need Based Syllabus for Foreign Language Teaching: Some Conceptual

and Practical Problems.” Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages (1993): 7-19.

—. “Teaching of English as a Second/Foreign Language and Teachers’ Role in the Curriculum.” Bangladesh Foreign Language Teachers’ Association Journal (1997): 32-44.

—. “Learning to Speak English in Bangladesh: The CurrentState of Affairs.” Spectrum Vol. 4, (June 2006): 1-5.

  1. RESEARCH  PUBLICATIONS –  LITERATURE

Amin, Sadrul. “Mourning Becomes Electra: A Search for the Blessed Isles.” The DhakaUniversity Studies A.36 (1982): 45-52.

—. “O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape: Whose Problems?” Bengali Journal of Dhaka University XVI (1982):76-93

—. “Sidney’s Literary Criticism.” Bengali Journal of Dhaka University XX (1984): 34-35.

—. “Some Aspects of Johnson as a Critic.” The DhakaUniversity Studies, Part A, 42 (1985): 40-58.

—. “Migrants and Migration in the Plays of Arthur Miller.” in Migration, and the United States.  Ed. N. Zaman & K. U. Ahmed. Dhaka: BAAS, 1992. 99-112.

—. “The Evolution of American Drama.”  The United States of America: Society and Culture, No. 3. Ed. S. Amin & M. I. Haq. Dhaka: BAAS & USIS, 1994. 32-40.

—. “Who are the Sons of Joe Keller?” Proceedings of the 1993 BAAS-USIS Regional American Studies Conference. Ed. F. Alam, S. I. Khan & N. Zaman. Dhaka: BAAS & USIS, 1994. 235-253.

—. “King Oedipus and the Sphinx’s Riddle.” The DhakaUniversity Studies 52.1 (1995): 48-62.

—. “After the Fall: The Lost Innocence.” The DhakaUniversity Studies 53.1 (1996): 39-52.

—. “What’s Wrong with the Salesman?” Nibandhamala (Collection of Research Articles) Vol. X (2000): 232-259.

—. “The Fallacy of the Three Unities.” HORIZON, A Journal of Letters. Dept. of English, ChittagongUniversity (2005): 127-147.

—. “Arthur Miller’s Plays and the Survival of the Human Race.” Politics and Literature.

Ed. F. Alam& F. Azim: Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, 2002. 195-206.

—. N. Jamal, “Ibsen’s influence on Miller.” Centennial Essays on Ibsen. Ed. N.Jaman and S. Amin, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2008.

Editor of Research journals

Editor (2003-2006 & 2014-2015), Spectrum, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Editor(2005-20014) The Arts Faculty Journal,  Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka;

Editor(2005-2014) Kala Anushad Patrika, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka

Date of Joining: November 16, 1973

Khondakar Ashraf Hossain was born on January 4, 1950 in Joynagar, Jamalpur, Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). He died on June 16, 2013.

Education

MA (Linguistics and ELT), University of Leeds

MA (English), University of Dhaka

PhD (English), University of Dhaka

Early life and education

Hossain was born in Joynagar village in Sarishabarhi, Jamalpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1950. He earned a BA degree in 1970, and an MA degree in 1971, both are in English and from the University of Dhaka. After he got MAs in Linguistics and ELT from the University of Leeds in 1981. He also obtained a PhD in English from the University of Dhaka and a postgraduate diploma in Teaching English Overseas from the University of Leeds in 1980. His doctoral thesis is entitled Modernism and Beyond: Western Influence on Bangladeshi Poetry, which he defended under Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, another doyen and celebrated writer in the department.

Professional and literary life

Hossain was a professor and chairman of the Department of English at the University of Dhaka. In May 2013 he had been appointed as the third vice-chancellor of JatiyaKabiKaziNazrul Islam University at Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He was also a member of the Syndicate & Faculty Selection Committee of the BRAC University.

Hossain translated from Bengali to English and from German and English to Bengali. His poems have been translated into English, German, French, Telegu and Hindi. Hossain edited and published a literary magazine: Ekobingsho (English: The Twenty-First) which was founded by Hossain himself in 1985 with its main focus on the new poetry of Bangladesh.

Theatrical work

Hossain patronized a drama group called Nagorik since the seventies, one of Bangladesh’s leading theatrical groups, for which Hossein served as both president and dramatist.

Critical reception

Hossain received an honorary crest at the 18th years’ celebration of SomujjolSubatas. Hossain wrote a wide variety of poems in lucid language and with innovative and suggestive imagery. Expressiveness and eloquence in his poetry came from his successful, spontaneous combination of national and world heritage and mythology with his personal experience and feelings. Though he began to write when postmodernism was blooming fast in the west, he denied to identify himself as an avowed post-modernist. In his book On Behula’sRaft’ss launch ceremony, he said about himself that “my soul is nourished by the alluvial soil and the moistures of riverine Bangladesh, which is my Behula”.   His love poems are characterised by stark realism rather than by romantic euphoria. Anisuzzaman deemed his poetry as the socio-political representation of Bangladesh.

Awards and Honours

1987 – Alaol Literary Award (for his poetry)

1998 – West Bengal Little Magazine Award (for editing)

2008 – Brahmaputra SahityaPodok

2008 – Little Mag Prangan Award

2009 – Shomujhol Subatas Award

2013 – Jibananda Puraskar

Bibliography:

Published books

Poetry

Tin Ramanir Qasida (1984)

Partho Tomar Teebro Teer (1986)

Jibaner Saman Chumuk (1989)

Sundari O Ghrinar Ghungur (1991)

Jamuna Parba (1998)

Janmo Baul (2001)

Tomar Namey Brishti Namey (2008)

Aiona Dekhey Andha Manush (2010)

Kuyashar Mushayara (2013)

Anthologies

Nirbachito Kabita (1995)

Kabita Samgraha (2005)

On Behula’s Raft (2008)

Prose

Romantic and Modern: Latitudes and Longitudes of Poetry

Collections of essays

Bangladesher Kabita: Antaranga Abalokan (A Study on Bangladeshi Poetry)

Chirayata Puraan (Classical Mythology)

Kabitar Antarjami

Adhunik Uttaradhunik o Annyanya

Prasango (Bengali Poetry in the contexts of Modernism, postmodernism and other trends)

Bishwakabitar Sonali Shasya (Gleanings from World Poetry)

Modernism and Beyond: Western Influences on Bangladeshi poetry

Criticism

Rabindranath, Yeats Ebang Gitanjali (2008)

Bangalir Dwidha O Rabindranath Ebang Bibidho Tatyatalash (2013)

Translations

Selected Poems of Paul Celan (from German into Bengali)

Folk Poems from Bangladesh (from Bengali into English) co-written with Serajul Islam Choudhury and Kabir Chowdhury

Folk Tales from Bangladesh (from Bengali into English)

Elements of General Phonetics by David Abercrombie (into Bengali)

Sophocles’ King Oedipus, Euripides’ Alcestis, Medea (into Bengali)

Terry Eagleton‘s Literary Theory: An Introduction (into Bengali)

Edith Hamilton‘s Mythology (into Bengali)

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Medea by Euripides

Alcestis by Euripides

Editorial

The Dhaka University Studies (Journal of the Faculty of Arts), Editor

Ekobingsho (“The Twenty-First”, a poetry magazine), Editor

Selected Poems of Nirmalendu Goon (Edited, with an introduction)

The Bangla Academy English–Bengali Dictionary (Co-edited, with a note on pronunciation)

An English Anthology (Co-edited, published by Department of English, Dhaka University)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khondakar_Ashraf_Hossain

Date of Joining: April 13, 1974

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2012

Educational Qualifications (Degrees)

1976-1980- PhD in English Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1975-1976- MA in English Literature, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1973- Junior Certificate in French, Institute of Modern Languages, 1st Class

1971 (Exam held in 1973)- MA in English Literature, University of Dhaka, 1st Class 1st Position

1970 (Exam held in 1971)-  BA Honours in English, University of Dhaka, 1st Class 1st Position

 Teaching Experience

October 2000-October 2003:

Chairman Department of English, University of Dhaka

November 2006 –April 2008:

Head of the Department of English and Modern Languages, Independent University, Bangladesh

1985-1992:

Associate Professor, Department of English, Dhaka University

1985-1987

Adjunct Professor, Montgomery College, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA

1980-85

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka,

1973-80

Lecturer, Department of English, University

Part-time and visiting professor at North South University and Brac University and Queen’s University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Awards and Scholarships

2001- Department of English-Warwick University Link Programme Coordinator. Fellowship at Warwick University

1996-2000- Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Language Teaching and Research, Queensland University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

1992-1993- Senior Fulbright Fellowship at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

1992- American Cultural Center Grant, American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad, India

1975-1980 – Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1970 – Pope Memorial Gold Medal for Academic Excellence (BA Honours Result), University of Dhaka

Other Experiences

  •         Elected member of the Dhaka University Senate and Academic Council
  •         Internationally accredited IELTS examiner for British Council (BD001) and IDP Australia (BD040) in Bangladesh since 2001
  •         Magazine Editor, The Daily Star (1996) and columnist (Nothing if Not Serious)
  •         Editor, FORM, The Dhaka University Studies, The Journal of American Studies, Agro-business Newsletter (USAID-funded), Adab News,            and other magazines/journals
  •         Advertising Copy writer
  •         Copy editor, National Center for Maternity and Child Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
  •         Member, Selection Committee of ASA University, North South University, Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Jagannath University, and other institions and universities
  •         Substantial experience in editing and translating

Publications

Over 25 publications on literature in established research journals.

Date of Joining: 1974

Mohammad Shamsuddoha (1938-1996) was born in Comilla in 1938. He passed his Matriculation  in 1953 and  Intermediate in 1955 with first divisions in both.  Shy by nature, he completed his BA (Honours) in English Literature in 1958 and MA in 1959 from Dhaka University. He obtained an MPhil degree in English Literature from Leeds University, U.K. in 1972. His thesis was on Swift. Earlier in 1963, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in English Studies from Leeds University.

Before Dhaka University, he taught at Dhaka College and Chittagong College and was generally popular among his students.

His book Swift’s Moral Satire (January 1987) was published by the University of Dhaka.

He died in 1996 as a Professor of the English Department.

Date of Joining: 1974

He served as a Lecturer in University of Karachi.

Date of Joining: December 6, 1975

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2017

Fakrul Alam is Supernumerary Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka.  He received the Bangla Academy Puroshkar (Literature Award) for Translation in 2013. His publications include Bharati Mukherjee (New York: Twayne, 1996), The Essential Tagore (Harvard UP, 2011; with RadhaChakravarty); Imperial Entanglements and Literature in English (writer’s ink: Dhaka, 2007); South Asian Writers in English (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006) and Jibanananda Das: Selected Poems (UPL, 1999); Other works include translations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Unfinished Memoirs (Dhaka: UPL, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2012) and Prison Diaries (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2016) and Ocean of Sorrow, a translation of the late nineteenth century Bengali epic narrative, Bishad Sindhu (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2017).His most recent publications are “The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore” in The Cambridge Companion to Tagore, Ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Once More into the Past,( Dhaka: Daily Star Books, 2020) and Ballad of Our HeroBangabandhu, a translation of Syed Shamsul Huq’sBangabondhurBir Gatha. (Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2020). Forthcoming works include the collection of essays Reading Literature Postcolonially and a collection of translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s songs.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in English, 1984, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dissertation: “Daniel Defoe and Colonial Propaganda”

Supervisor:  Professor Ian Ross

Master of Arts in English, 1980, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dissertation: “The City in Melville’s Fiction”

Supervisor: Professor Robin Blaser

Master of Arts in English, 1973 (held in 1975), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English, 1972 (held in 1974), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UGC Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka—August 24, 2019–

Pro V.C. and Professor, East West University, September, 2017 to May 30, 2019

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka  (retired on June 30, 2017)

Adjunct Faculty, University of Liberal Arts, 2014–

Adjunct Faculty, East West University, 2001-2014;

Visiting Professor, Viswa-Bharati, January 8 to January 21, 2011

Visiting Professor, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India (January-February 1996)

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 1985 to January 1992)

Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Associate Professor, Department of English, Clemson University, USA (1989-1991)

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 1984 to April 1985)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, Canada (September 1982 to April 1984)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University, Canada (September 1978 to April 1980)

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (December 1975 to September 1978)

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS

Member, Trustee Board, Transparency International

Editor, Six Seasons Review

Member, Editorial Board, Jamini

Member, Editorial Board, Gitanjali and Beyond

ADMINISTRATIVE/ ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD

Pro- Vice Chancellor, East West University, Bangladesh—September 2017-May 2019

Director, HEQEP-UGC sponsored two-year project: “Innovation and Improvement in English Language and Literature Learning”, 2011-2013

Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Chair, Department of English, East West University, Bangladesh, September 2004-September 2006

Adviser, University of Dhaka Library, 2000-2001

Joint Director, University of Dhaka’s English Department — University of Warwick’s CELTE and CBCSS Link Program sponsored by British Council (1998-2000).

Editor, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 2001-2004

Editor, Dhaka University Studies (Journal of the Faculty of Arts), 1998-1999.

Chairman, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 1994- October 1997)

Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Dhaka, 1993-96

Adviser, University of Dhaka Library, 2000-2001

CURRENT RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Translation Studies; South Asian Writing in English; English Writing on India; Melville and the American Literary Renaissance; Colonialism/ Postcolonialism;

RECENT HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Member, Jury Board of Prothom Alo Puroskar of 2014.

Bangla Academy Puroshkar (Literature Award) in the Translation category for 2013

SAARC Literature Award, 2012. Award given at the SAARC Literature Festival 0f 2012 held at Lucknow India, March 16-18, 2012.

Member, Advisory Committee, DSC South Asian Literature Prize, 2012-13

Jury Member, DSC South Asian Literature Prize, 2011

January 2011 Invited by Visva-Bharati University Study Circle for a two-week long stay in Shantiniketan to teach, do research and give a public lecture as Visiting Professor from January 7 to January 20, 2011.

Member, National Education Policy Committee, Government of Bangladesh, 2009.

September, 2006, Visit to Germany for a week-long educational tour of Hamburg and Berlin at the invitation of the Goethe Institute.

Jury Member of Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for 2003 (Eurasia region)

Grant from the British Council to attend the 27th British Council Cambridge Seminar on the Contemporary Writer in the United Kingdom at Downing College, Cambridge from 4-13 July 2001.

March 2001. Grant from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations to work on a book on South Asian Writing in English in various libraries of India.

September 1998. Visit to the University of Warwick to finalize details of link programme with University of Warwick, CELTE and CBCSS on British Council grant.

October 1997. Visits to the University of Warwick, Reading and Leeds to choose a link partner on British Council grant.

Residency (for September-October 1997) to attend Ledig House International Writer’s Colony’s Translation Conference at Ledig House, Ghent, New York, USA.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Books:

Books (published till now)

Reading Literature in English and English Studies in Bangladesh: Postcolonial Perspectives. Dhaka: writers.ink, 2021.

Once More into the Past. Dhaka: Daily Star Books, 2020.

Ballad of Our Hero Bangabandhu. Translation of Syed Shamsul Huq’s Bangabondhur Bir Gatha. Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2019.

The Prison Diaries. Translation of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s KaragarerRojnamcha. Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2018.

Ocean of Sorrow (a translation of Mir Mosharraf Hossain’s epic novel Bishad Sindhu). Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2016

Rabindranath Tagore and Identity Formation in Bangladesh: Essays and Reviews. Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2013.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: The Unfinished Memoirs. Dhaka: The University Press Limited, June 2012; New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2012, Karachi, Oxford UP, 2012. Translated from the original Bengali.

Imperial Entanglements and Literature in English. Dhaka: Writer’s Ink, 2007; Revised edition. Dhaka: Albatross Publications, 2017.

Dictionary of Literary Biography: South Asian Writers in English. .Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006.

Jibananada Das: Selected Poems, Translated with Introduction, Bibliography and Glossary (Dhaka: University Press Ltd., 1999.

Bharati Mukherjee, Twayne’s United States Authors Series. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995. A chapter from this book titled “The Holder of the World: A Hunger for Connectedness”, has been reprinted. in Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives. Ed. Somdatta Mandal. New Delhi: Pencraft Books, 2010.

Daniel Defoe: Colonial Propagandist (Dhaka: University of Dhaka Publications, 1989).

Some Edited Books

The Great War and Our Mindscapes: Centenary Essays (with Tahmina Ahmed and ZerinAlam) Dhaka. Writers Ink, 2017

Translation Studies: Exploring Identities (with Ahmed Ahsanuzzzaman. Dhaka: writer’s ink, 2015.

The Essential Tagore (with Radha Chakravarti). Kolkata: Visva-Bharati Publications and Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2011.

Politics and Culture: Essays in Honour of Serajul Islam Choudhury (with Firdous Azim). Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka Publications, 2002.

Bangladesh on the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century (with A. M. Chowdhury). Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2002.

Religion in the United States. Dhaka: Bangladesh Association for American Studies Publications, 2001) (with Niaz Zaman).

Revisioning English in Bangladesh. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2001 (with Niaz Zaman &Tahmina Ahmed).

Banglar Itihas o Sangskritite Nagor (The City in Bengal’s History and Culture), Dhaka: Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, 1996 (with A. M. Chowdhury).

Nibondhomala, Vol. 9 (Proceedings of the Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities of the University of Dhaka). Dhaka; Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, 1996).

(Consultant Editor) The Bangladesh Economy in Transition. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996. Edited by M. G. Quibria.

Nibondhamala, Vol. 8 (Proceedings of the Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities of the University of Dhaka). Dhaka; Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, 1995).

Proceedings of the 1993 BAAS-USIS Conference on American Studies. Dhaka, 1994. With S. I. Khan & N. Zaman.

The American City. Dhaka: BAAS Publications, 1991 (with Nazrul Islam).

Essay-Length Publications

“The English Writings of Tagore: An Overview”. In The Cambridge Companion to Tagore. Ed. Sukanata Chaudhuri. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2020: 158-186.

“Sufism, Peace and Harmony and Bangladesh”. In The Bangla Academy Journal.  1:1 :76-87.

“KaziNazrul Islam’s Bandhon Hara in English”. In KaziNazrul Islam: Poetry, Politics, Passion. Ed. Niaz Zaman. Dhaka: writers.ink, 2019.

“Grub Street, Old and New: English Literature, English Departments and the Marketplace.” In English Studies and the Marketplace. Eds. FakrulAlam, ShahriarHaque and Zohur Ahmed. Dhaka: East East University, 2018: 1-18.

“Introduction” to Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. Eds. Tahmina Ahmed et al. Dhaka: DEWS Book Series, 2019: xi-xx.

“Revisioning English Studies in Bangladesh in the Age of Globalization and ELT”. In Engaging in Educational Research: Revising Policy and Practice in Bangladesh. Eds. Raqib Choudhury et al.Singapore: Springer, 2018: 241-261.

“That Book”. A translation of a short story by Ajeya Roy. In Timeless Tales from Bengal. Eds. Dipankar Roy and SauravDasthakur. Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2018: 425-433.

“Making Shakespeare Our Contemporary in Our Classrooms.” In Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After. Eds. Niaz Zaman and Razia Sultana Khan. Dhaka: Independent University, 2018: 60-79.

“Confronting the Canon Contrapuntally: The Example of Edward Said.” In The English Paradigm in India: Essays in Language, Literature and Culture. Eds. Shweta Rao Garg and Deepti Gupta. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018:31-48.

“The New Media and Rethinking English Studies in Bangladesh”. In Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English. University of Dhaka. 13 (2017): 1-12.

“Preface” to Tagore’s Ideas of the New Woman. Eds. ChandravaChakravarty and SnehaKar Chaudhuri. New Delhi, Sage Publications, 2017: ix-xii.

“Ekushey and Mother Language Day”. In The Arts & South Asia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard South Asia Institute, 2017: 51-53.

“Rabindranath Tagore at the Intersection of Nationalism and Modernity.” In Tagore and Nationalism.” Eds. K. L. Tuteja and Kaustav Chakraborty. New Delhi: Indian Institute of Advanced Study and Springer, 2-17: 125-139.

“”’Are the Green Fields Gone? What Do They Here?’: Herman Melville and Ecological Consciousness.” In Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English. 12 (2016): 1-8.

“Student-Teacher Politics and Tertiary Education.” In University of Dhaka: Making Unmaking Remaking. Eds. Imtiaz Ahmed &Iftekhar Iqbal. Dhaka: Prothoma Prakashan, 2016: 94-115.

“Transnationalism and South Asian Fiction in English.” In Negotiating the Nation: Colonial, Post-colonial and Transnational Fictions, Delhi: Abhishek Prakashan, 2016: 11-31.

“The Co-Operative Principle” and “The Divinity of the Forest”. (Translations of Essays by Rabindranath Tagore) In Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore. Ed.RadhaChakravarty. Social Science Press, New Delhi, 2015.  169-183 and 204-206.

“In the Streets of Dhaka: Bangladeshi Writing in English”. http://himalmag.com/english-language-literature-bangladesh

“Luminous with Vision: Rabindranath, Thoreau and Life-Centered Education amidst Nature.” In Santiniketan: Hellerau: New Education in the ‘Pedagogic Provinces’ of India and Germany. Ed. Michael Mann, Heidelberg: DraupadiVerlag, 2015: 199-218. (Slightly revised version of essay published in Rabindranath Tagore and Identity Formation in Bangladesh: Essays and Reviews. Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2013.

“Translation Viewed as the Territory of Unending Differences”. In Translation Studies: Exploring Identities. Eds, FakrulAlam and Ahmed Ahsanuzzzaman. Dhaka: writer’s ink, 2015: 44-61

“(Bangabondhu’s 7th March, 1971 speech) “,The Struggle this Time Is the Struggle for Independence.” In Bangabandhur Sat-E-Marcher Bhasan: BahumatrikBishlashan. Ed. Shamsuzzaman Khan. Dhaka:Bangla Academy, 2015. 213-220.

“Confronting Empire Now.” In Shamsuzzaman Khan’s 76th Birthday Anniversary Felicitations volume. Eds. Selina Hossein, Mofidul Huq and Mahbubul ansformation.” In Towards Tagore. Ed. SanjuktaDasgupta, Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay and Swati Ganguly. Kolkata: Visva-Bharat. 2014: 320-337.

“Rabindranath, Jibanananda and the Anxiety of Influence.” Apperception: Journal of the department of English and Other Modern European Languages, Visva Bharati. Volume 7 (July 2014): 103:117.

“English, the Language of Power, and the Power of Language.” In Harvest: Jahangirnagar University Studies in Language and Literature (Vol.29:2013-14): 5-24.

“Exile, Cosmopolitanism and the Diasporic Intellectual: The Example of Edward Said.” In Crossings, vols. 4 &5 (2014): 3-12. Also in Diaspora Space: Emergence of Transnational Literature.  Ed. Keya Majumdar. New Delhi: Prestige Books International, 2014: 66-90.

“The University of Dhaka and National Identity Formation in Bangladesh”. In Being Bengali: At Home and in the World. Ed. Mridula Chakraborty. London: Routledge, 2014: 11-31.

“Confronting the Canon Contrapuntally: the Example of Edward Said”. In Literature, History and Culture: Writings in Honor of Professor Aali Areefur Rahman. Eds. Abdullah Al Mamun & Maswood Akhter. Department of English, Rajshahi University, 2014: 689-705.

“The Mythos of Return and Recent Indian English Diasporic Fiction”. In Writing Indian English Fiction 2000-2010. Eds. Krishna Sen and Rituparna Roy. Amsterdam, Amsterdam UP, 2013: 247-258.

“Elective Affinities: Edward Said, Joseph Conrad, and the Global Intellectual”. In StudiaNeophilologica special issue on “Transnational Conrad”, (December, 2012): 95-105.

“An Idealist on the Lectern: Rabindranath Tagore’s Lectures and Speeches in English”. In Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies. 3:1(Fall 2010- Fall ): 63-76).

“Reading Things Fall ApartEcocritically”. Metropolitan University Journal. Vol. 3, No.1 (2011): 5-11.

“Tagore and National Identity Formation in Bangladesh”. In Journal of Contemporary Thought, special number, “Punctuated Renewals: Rabindranath Tagore in the 21st Century”. 34 (Winter 2011): 179-196. Rpt. In Rabindranath Tagore in the 21st Century. Ed. Debashish Banerje.  Heidelberg: Springer Books, 2015: 225-242.

“The Commodificaion of English Studies in Bangladesh”. In Literary Transactions in a Globalized Context: Multi-Ethnicity, Gender and Marketplace. Ed.. Himadri Lahiri. Delhi: Worldview Publications, 2011: 250-274.

Introduction to A Passage to India. Dhaka: Albatross Publications, 2010

“‘Some Qualities of Permanence’ ”: Tagore’s English Prose. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies. 2:1 (2009): 3-17

“The Last Romantic, the First Modern”. In Essays on Jibanananda Das. Ed. Faizul Latif Chowdhury. Dhaka: Pathak Samabesh, 2009: 109-116.

“Imperial Entanglements and Literature in English”, Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, 2:2 (2008): 26-39.

“Enmeshed in Differences: Amitav Ghosh’s Fictional Location and The Shadow Lines”. In Amitav Ghosh’s Shadow Lines: A Critical Companion. Ed. Murari Prasad. New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2008.: 110-125.

“Tagore and the Idea of a University”. In Forms of Knowledge in India: Critical Revaluations. Ed. Suresh Raval, G. M. Mehta &SitanshuYashaschandra. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2008.

“Imagining South Asian Writing in English from Bangladesh”. South Asian Review, 2007 (28:1):37-49

“Rabindranath Tagore and the Noble Prize”. In Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nobel Prize Laureates in Literatures (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007): 436-450.

“Sexuality and the Fiction of R. K. Narayan”, South Asian Review, 2007 (27:2): 134-150.

“R. K. Narayan at the Indian Moment”. Spectrum Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol.4 (2006): 6-33.

“‘American Literature’ in the Twenty-First Century,” Bangladesh Journal of American Studies, Vol. 11 (2006): 20-29.

“Rethinking the English Curriculum of Universities in Bangladesh”. In Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol. 3 (2005): 1-20.

“The Intellectual Community and Change”. In Bangladesh in the New Millennium: A University of Dhaka Study. Ed. AbulKalam. Dhaka: University of Dhaka & The University Press Ltd., 2004: 267-278.

“Translating Rabindranath Tagore’s Verse.” In Poetry: Text and Context. Ed. JharnaSanyal& Krishna Sen. Kolkata: UGC Staff Academic College & Department of English Publications, 2003: 257-284.

“The Enigma of V. S. Naipaul.”  In V. S. Naipaul: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Ed. PurabiPanwar (New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2003): 187-195.

“R. K. Narayan and the End of British India.” in South Asian Review. 22, 2002 (23:1):70-85.

“Using Postcolonial Literature in ELT”, In The English Teacher: An International Journal. Vol. 5:2  (March 2002): 123-136.

“R. K. Narayan and the End of British India.” in South Asian Review. 22, 2002

“Using Postcolonial Literature in ELT”, In The English Teacher: An International Journal. Vol. 5:2  (March 2002): 123-136.

“Truth Stranger than Fiction”: Truth-effects and Fictionality in William Wells Brown’s Clotel. Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta. 28:2 (2000-20001): 82-92.

“Melville and the Quest for the Infinite.” In Religion in the United States. Ed. F. Alam& N. Zaman (Dhaka: Bangladesh Association of American Studies Publications, 2001): 121-138.

“The Dhaka University English Curriculum: A Decade of Development?”. In Revisioning English in Bangladesh. Ed. Fakrul Alam et. al. (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2001): 1-14.

“Migration and Settlement in North America in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction.” In The Diasporic Imagination: Asian-American Writing; Vol.2 Fiction. Ed. Somdatta Mandal.(New Delhi: Prestige Publishers, 2000): 61-82. Reprinted from The Dhaka University Studies, Vols. 53 & 54, December (1996-97): 1-20.

“New Historicism and the Politicization of Shakespeare.” In The Dhaka University Studies” 56: 2 (1999): 1-18.

“Edward Said and the Counter-Discourse of Post-Colonial Intellectuals,” in Colonial and Post-Colonial Encounters, ed. Niaz Zaman et al. (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 1999): 15-35

“Reading R. K. Narayan Postcolonially.” In a special issue of The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (India) on Postcolonialism: Theory and Literature (Vol. XX: Nos 1-2 1998) :9-34

“A House for Mr. Chaudhuri,” in Literature of Asian Emigration/Emigration: Critical Essays,” ed. Geoffrey Kain (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1997): 49-63.

“The American Renaissance,” in MarkinJushtorashtro: Samaj O Sanskriti(U.S. Society and Culture), Vol. 6 (published by Bangladesh Association for American Studies and United States Information Services, October 1997), pp. 11-20.

“Imperial Entanglements and Literature in English,” Theoretical Perspectives, 2:1 (1995): 174-195.

“Deceit and Desire in Melville’s Pierre,” in Proceedings of the 1993 BAAS-USIS Conference on American Studies,” ed. FakrulAlam et al (Dhaka: BAAS-USIS, 1995): 167-184.

“Rudyard Kipling at the Indian Moment,” Haritham (India), 4 (1994): 51-65.

“An Englishwoman’s Quest for Independence in Eighteenth-Century Calcutta: Eliza Fay’s Original Letters from India,” in Infinite Variety: Women in Society and Literature, ed. Firdous Azim and Niaz Zaman (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 1994): 22-44.

“Narrative Strategies in Two Narayan Novels,” in R. K. Narayan: Critical Perspectives,” ed. A. L. McLeod (New Delhi: Sterling Press, 1994): 8-21.

“Plot and Character in R. K. Narayan’s The Man-Eater of Malgudi: A Reassessment,” in R. K. Narayan: Contemporary Critical Essays, ed. Geoffrey Kain (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1993): 141-154, reprinted from Ariel 19, no. 3 (July 1988): 77-92.

“Nirad Chaudhuri,” in Writers of the Indian Diaspora: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook,” ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1993): 43-52.

“Amitav Ghosh,” in Writers of the Indian Diaspora: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook,” ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1993): 137-146.

“From the Aloofness of Expatriation to the Exuberance of Immigration: Bharati Mukherjee’s Progress.” In Migration, Migrants, and the United States, ed. N. Zaman and K. U. Ahmed (Dhaka: Bangladesh Association for American Studies Publications, 1992): 122-34.

“Blaming a Victim — A Response to Seaton on Edward Said,” (a rejoinder to a critique of Said’s criticism). In South Carolina Review, 29:2 (1992): 178-183.

“Making it New in American Literary History,” in North Dakota Quarterly, 60:1 (1992 – a special issue of the journal entitled: “Rediscovering America: The View from Abroad”): 74-80.

“Nabobism on Trial: The Impeachment of Hasting as Moral Theatre,” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) 36:2 (1991): 1-12.

“T. S. Eliot and English Literary History,” Dhaka University Studies, Part A, 47:1 (1990): 115-126.

“Pierre and the City,” Indian Journal of American Studies 19:1 (1989): 119-124.

“R. K. Narayan,” Beacham’s Popular Fiction 1991 Update. Ed. Walter Beacham et. al. (Washington D.C.: Beacham Publishing Inc., 1991): 917-928.

“Salman Rushdie,” in Beacham’s Popular Fiction 1991 Update. Ed.  Walter Beacham et. al. (Washington D.C.: Beacham Publishing Inc., 1991): 1094-1111.

“New Directions in American Literary History,” South Carolina Review, 21:1 (1989): 65-68.

“Defoe’s Ideal Protagonist: The Narrator of A New Voyage Round the World,” Dhaka University Studies, Part A, 45:1 (1988): 72-92.

“‘I Kan No More’ — The Narrator in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde,” (11987), Dhaka University Studies, Part A, 44:1 (1987): 55-65.

“Religious and Linguistic Colonialism in Defoe’s Fiction,” North Dakota Quarterly, 55:3 (1987): 116-123.

“Redburn and Liverpool,” Bangladesh Journal of American Studies, 1:1 (1987): 1-26.

“Men-Women Relationships in Lawrence’s The Rainbow,” Dhaka University Studies, Part A, 43:2 (1986): 151-166.

“Baconism and English Colonial Discourse,” Proceedings of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of the University of Dhaka (Dhaka: Dhaka University Publications, 1985), Vol. I: 77-90.

“Robinson Crusoe as an Archetypal Colonizer,” Dhaka University Studies, Part A, 42:1 (1985): 24-38.

“A Note on Georg Lukacs’ Narrate or Describe?” Form: A Magazine of the Arts, 2 (1983): 96-106.

“Islam in British Columbia,” in Circle of Voices: A History of Religious Communities in British Columbia, ed. Charles P. Anderson et. al. (Lantzvill, British Columbia: Colichan Books, 1983): 223-31.

“Bellow’s Gifts,” Dhaka University Studies, 28 (1978): 132-155.

“Realism in the English Novel — from Defoe to Scott,” Dhaka University Studies, 25 (1976): 47-60.

HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Grant from the British Council to attend the 27th British Council Cambridge Seminar on the Contemporary Writer in the United Kingdom at Downing College, Cambridge from 4-13 July 2001.

March 2001. Grant from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations to work on a book on South Asian Writing in English in various libraries of India.

September 1998. Visit to the University of Warwick to finalize details of link programme with University of Warwick, CELTE and CBCSS on British Council grant.

October 1997. Visits to the University of Warwick, Reading and Leeds to choose a link partner on British Council grant.

Residency (for September-October 1997) to attend Ledig House International Writer’s Colony’s Translation Conference at Ledig House, Ghent, New York, USA.

British Council Grant to attend conference on contemporary British writing held in Jaipur, India, from February 19, 1995 through February 24, 1995.

British Council Grant to attend conference on “The New Literary Geography of English Studies,” at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, April 11-16, 1994, and to do research on Burke and India in the British Library for six weeks from April 17 to May 30, 1994.

Fulbright Scholar in Residence, Department of English, Clemson University, August 1989 – May 1991.

Full Tuition Scholarship, to attend the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College, June – July 1990.

Bangladesh American Cultural Center Grant to travel to Hyderabad, India, to utilize the resources of the American Studies Research Center for research project on American Literary History.

British Council Grant to attend a course organized by the Council in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Course Title: “The Changing Currency of Literature Teaching”, March – April 1986.

Graduate Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Summer 1984.

Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 1980 – 1982.

Research Stipend, Simon Fraser University, Summer 1980.

Residential Scholarship, University of Dhaka, 1974 – 1975.

Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Dhaka, 1969 – 1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakrul_Alam

Date of Joining: June 14, 1975

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2007

Niaz Zaman, retired as Professor of English, University of Dhaka, and is at present Advisor, Department of English, Independent University, Bangladesh.

She completed her MA in English from the University of Dhaka (1963). Subsequently she did an MA in Literature from The American University, Washington D.C. (1983), and her PhD from George Washington University in American Literature (1987). Her doctoral dissertation, The Confessional Art of Tennessee Williams, has been published by the University of Dhaka.

After completing her MA, she taught at Holy Cross College till mid-1969. She then joined the newly constructed University of Chittagong and taught there till December 1970. In 1972 she joined the Department of English, University of Dhaka, teaching till her retirement. She served as the Chairperson from 1997 to 99. She was appointed as Supernumerary Professor in 2000, and taught for a total of another five years.

Apart from several academic papers published in Dhaka University Studies,Chittagong University Studies, Harvest, Spectrum, Chaos, Crossings, Nazrul Institute Journal, and Journal of American Studies, she has widely published in Bangladesh and abroad on folk art. Her published work includes The Art of Kantha Embroidery, the first book on the nakshi kantha, and her study of the Partition: A Divided Legacy: The Partition in Selected Novels of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A Divided Legacy received the National Archives Award as well as the Atwar Hussain Award of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, and is the first book-length study on the subject. She is co-author of Strong Backs, Magic Fingers, about indigenous backstrap weaving.

She is a creative writer and has published novels including The Crooked Neem Tree,A Different Sita, and The Baromashi Tapes, as well as four anthologies of short stories:The Dance and Other Stories (the titular story of which won an Asiaweekaward), Didima’s Necklace and Other Stories, The Maidens’ Club and Selected Stories. She was editor of the Bangladesh Journal of American Studies, a consulting editor for Banglapedia and literary editor of New Age. She has edited several anthologies including Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh, The Escape and Other Stories of 1947, 1971 and After: Selected Stories, Under the Krishnachura: Fifty Years of Bangladeshi Writing, Arshilata, and Contemporary Short Stories from Bangladesh.

She has edited Unfettered, a group translation of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s epistolary novel Bandhon Hara, and also translated several of the letters in the novel. She has translated Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Mrityukshudhaas Love and Death in Krishnanagar and co-translated his Kuhelika as The Revolutionary. A selection of her essays on Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam was published as Anxieties and Influences: Essays on Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. She has also edited Kazi Nazrul Islam: Poetry, Politics, Passion and Kazi Nazrul Islam: Selections volumes 1 and 2.

She has co-edited numerous books, among them, Other Englishes: Essays on Commonwealth Writing, Infinite Variety: Women in Society and Literature, An English Anthology, Colonial and Post-Colonial Encounters, Revisioning English, Galpa: Women Writing in Bangladesh, Hemingway: A Centennial Tribute, Centennial Essays on Ibsen, Fault Lines: Stories of 1971, Caged in Paradise, Diasporas and Diversities: Selected Essays, Stories from the Edge: Personal Narratives of the Liberation War, and Alice Munro: Nirbachito Galpa. 

In 2016, Dr Zaman received the prestigious Bangla Academy Award for Translation. Her other awards include the Nandini Sahitya Padak for Literature and Translation (2007), the Anannya Sahitya Puruskar (2013), the Lekhika Sangha Award (2015), and the American Alumni Association (AAA) Award for Education (2018). The University Press Ltd. honoured her with the Prolific Author Award in 2018. From 1981 to 1983, Dr Zaman was Educational Attaché at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D. C.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niaz_Zaman

 

Date of Joining: 1975

Date of Resignation: 1981

After passing her matriculation exam, Suraiya Khanam pursued her higher studies in Karachi. She joined there as the youngest Lecturer. Later, she did her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. She was the first Cambridge scholar from Asia. During the Liberation War, she stood on the streets of England, holding the flag of Bangladesh.

After the Independence War, she came to Dhaka and joined the Department. She taught here until 1981. She went to the University of Arizona for her PhD on a Fullbright scholarship.

Suraiya Khanam can be regarded as one among the country’s leading female poets during the 1960’s. Her poems are mostly written in Bangla. Her only book of poetry called Nacher Shobdo (June, 1976) contains 52 of her remarkable poems. She died in 2006.

Date of Joining: December 31, 1975

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2016

Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam joined the department in 1974 as a Lecturer and became a Professor in 1989. He did his Ph.D. on Yeats’s poetry from Queens University, Canada in 1981. He also taught a semester at University of Southern Mississippi as a Fulbright scholar in 1989. Professor Islam teaches Elizabethan Drama, Modern Poetry, Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. He was the Chairman of the Department from 1988 to 1991.

Selected list of publications 

Essays

Language as Hieroglyphics: Emerson’s Swedenborgian Debt in Nature.Journal of Literary Studies, No. 1&2, Vol 5. 1982. Utkal University, Bhubenaswar, India. (pp. 73-95)

Heroes and Wives: The Mock Heroic Strain in Yeats’s The Green Helmet.Harvest:Jahangirnagar Studies in Literature. Vol. VI, 1983-84. (1-22)

“Complexity with a surface of glass”: William Carlos Williams’ Poetry of Improvisation. The Dhaka University Studies, Part A, Vol. 47, No. 1, January 1990. (39-46)

Charting the Unchartable: Images of the Colony in Hegemonic Fiction. English Studies4, Publication of the University of Luxembourg, Eds. J.J. Simon and Alain Sinner, 1992. (30-43)

Robert Lowell’s Boston. The American City. Eds. Nazrul Islam and FakrulAlam. Bangladesh Association for American Studies, January 1991. (22-31)

Lanterns in the Night: Inscaping in Hopkins’s Poetry. The Visva-Bharati Quarterly. New Series, Vol. 5, Nos. 3&4, April 1996. (165-176)

Discourse and Resistance: Subaltern Voices in Indian Fiction in English. Literature and Region, Ed. Winnifred M. Bogards, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of New Brunswick, Canada. 1998 (391-401)

Translation,Textuality and Culture. Revisioning English in Bangladesh, eds. FakrulAlam, NiazZaman and Tahmina Ahmed. Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2001. (77-84)

Less is More or Less is Less: Decoding Hemingway’s Code Heroes. Hemingway: A Centenary Tribute. Eds. NiazZaman and Rebecca Haque. University of Dhaka. 2007 (7-16)

Language Matters: English in a Multicultural World. Diasporas and Diversities: Selected Essays. Eds. NiazZaman and Towhid Bin Muzaffar. Independent University, Bangladesh. 2016

Culture, Architecture and Convergence: A View from Bangladesh.Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of  Bangladesh. Eds. N. Graber,A. Ruby and V. Ehrensberger, Swiss Architecture Museum, Steinenberg, Switzerland. (217-230)

Books

Bangladesh Art: Collection of Contemporary Paintings. Dhaka: Society for the Promotion of Bangladesh Art, 2003.

Mohammad Kibria(Bilingual: English and Bangla). Art of Bangladesh Series-9, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, 2004

Contemporary Art of Bangladesh (Editor). Dhaka: High Commission of India. 2003

Monir: Selected Works 1961-2016 (Editor). Dhaka: Nokta Publishers, 2016

নন্দনতত্ত্ব(Aesthetics)[in Bangla], Dhaka: Bangla Academy,1985

রবীন্দ্রনাথেরজ্যামিতিওঅন্যান্যশিল্পপ্রসঙ্গ (Rabindranath’s Geometry and Other Essays on Art), Dhaka: Bengal Publications,2019 [2011]

Fiction

Short Story, “Stone Age”. Wasafiri. Issue 84. Winter 2015. (47-51)

Collections/Anthologies:

The Merman’s Prayer and Other Stories. Dhaka: Daily Star Books, 2013.

In Bangla

কাঁচ-ভাঙ্গারাতেরগল্প( Stories from the Night of Broken Glass), Dhaka: Samabesh, 1998

প্রেমওপ্রার্থনারগল্প (Stories of Love and Prayer), Dhaka: Anyaprokash, 2005

একাত্তরওঅন্যান্যগল্প (Seventy One and Other Stories), Dhaka: Anyaprokash, 2017

কয়লাতলা ও অন্যান্যগল্প (Koylatola and Other Stories), 2019

Novels

আজগুবিরাত (Absurd Night), Dhaka: Anyaprokash, 2010

দিনরাত্রিগুলি (Days and Nights), Dhaka: Prothoma Prokashoni, 2013

Translation: Absurd Night (Translation of AjgubiRaat) by PushpitaAlam, Dhaka Translation Centre, 2019.

Interview: The Author as Self-Translator: A Conversation with Syed Manzoorul Islam, World                       Literature Today, Special Double Issue, May-August, 2014, Vol. 88 Nos. 3-4, University          of Oklahoma, Norman, USA. (66-68)

Awards

Bangla Academy Award for Literature 1996

ProthomAlo Best Book Award (Creative Writing category) for প্রেমওপ্রার্থনারগল্প (Stories of Love and Prayer) 2005

Kagoj Literary Award for প্রেমওপ্রার্থনারগল্প (Stories of Love and Prayer), 2006

Kazi Mahbubullah Award for Literature 2016

Brac bank Samakal Literary Award 2017

Ekushe Padak for Contribution to Literature 2018

City Bank AnondoAlo Literary Award 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Manzoorul_Islam

Date of Joining: January 6, 1976

Date of Retirement: February 01, 2005

Professor Syed Anwarul Huq joined the Department of English in January 1976. As a Fulbrighter he completed graduate studies in 1993 from California State University Fullerton, USA. His field of study was 20th Century British and American Novels with special reference to post-war American Novels and he obtained MA with Honors. In the English Department, he acted as the students’ adviser for 10 years and guided students in organizing literary and cultural programs. Professor Huq was the Editor of Spectrum (1999) the Journal of the Department of English. He published 25 articles in different national and international journals and 3 books: Perspectives on Literature 2000, Shahitye Nari Jiboner Rupayan (2004) and Nirbachito Kabita Galpo Probandha (2008). At present Professor Huq is the Dean Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT),a leading private university of Bangladesh.

https://www.bubt.edu.bd/department/member_details/297

Date of Joining: May 22, 1976

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2016

Place & DOB: Dhaka, 7 December 1950

Educational Record

Placed First in the First Class in the B.A. Honours (1972) and M.A. (1973) examinations of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Attended an Institute on American Literature of the 1920’s held in May 1977 in Madras, India, under the auspices of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India, and received the overall Grade ‘A’.

Completed the requirements for the degree of Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Warwick, England, in 1981. Title of thesis: ‘Frederic Manning: A Critical and Biographical Study’. Supervisor: Professor Bernard Bergonzi.

Teaching Experience

Joined the Department of English, University of Dhaka, as Lecturer on 6 December 1975.

Promoted to Assistant Professor on 13 January 1982.

Promoted to Associate Professor on 30 April 1985.

Promoted to Professor on 9 February 1991.

Retired on 30 June 2017.

Professor of English and Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, University of  Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB),

Currently Professor of English, and Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, ULAB.

Academic Awards and Scholarships

Pope Memorial Gold Medal for my performance in the B.A. Honours examination.

Fazlur Rahman Gold Medal for my performance in the M.A. examination.

Commonwealth scholar, October 1978 to September 1981, at the University of Warwick, England (for pursuing doctoral research).

Awarded a Senior Fulbright Scholarship, September 1986 to June 1987 and September-November 1987, and a Vilas Fellowship, July-August 1987 at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Awarded a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, 2002-2003: attached to the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University

Bangla Academy Prize for Translation.

Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award from ‘Weber: the Contemporary West’

Distinguished Creative Writer Award from SALA (South Asian Literary Association).

Other Academic and Literary Activities

Participated in international conferences and seminars held in Dhaka, Lahore, Jaipur, Hong Kong, Singapore, Milwaukee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambridge (The British Council’s English Studies Seminar, 1986), Oxford (The British Council’s Seminar on Literature Teaching Overseas, 1995), Durham, Bamberg (Germany), Kathmandu.

Judge for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia region), 1994.

Judge for the Singapore National Arts Council’s biannual short story contest in English (Co-sponsored by the Singapore Press Holdings), 1995. I also gave readings and conducted a writing workshop.

Regional Chairperson for Eurasia for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 1996 and 1997.

Fellow, Hawthornden Castle International Writers Retreat, May-June 2000.

Fellow, Ledig House International Writers Colony, Ghent, New York, August-October 2000.

Café Poet at the Poetry Café, Poetry Society of Great Britain, Covent Garden, London.(Summer 2003)

Publications

Books (Poetry) 

Selected Poems of Shaheed Quaderi (Trans. Bengal Lights Books, 2018)

Pariah and Other Poems (Bengal Lights Books, 2013; 2nd enlarged edition 2017)

Published in the Streets of Dhaka: Collected Poems(UPL, Dhaka, 2012; 2nd edition, 2017).

The Logopathic Reviewer’s Song and Other Pieces (Aark Arts, London and UPL, Dhaka, 2002).

Black Orchid, London: Aark Arts, 1996.

A Happy Farewell, Dhaka: UPL, 1994

Starting Lines, Dhaka, 1978.

A Little Ado, Dhaka, 1978.

Selected Poems of Shamsur Rahman (trans.), Dhaka: BRAC, 1985. (Enlarged edition, Dhaka: Pathak Samabesh, 2008)

Contemporary Indian Poetry (editor), Ohio State University Press, 1990.

Padma MeghnaJamuna: Modern Poetry from Bangladesh (editor), SAARC Foundation, Delhi.

Books (Prose)  

Quartet (trans. of Tagore’s Chaturanga), Heinemann, U.K., 1993

The Wonders of Vilayet (trans. of the first Indian travel book on Europe), Peepal Tree Books, Leeds, 2002 (A section, titled ‘Passage to Scotland’, excerpted in The Scotsman). New edition: Delhi, Chroniclebooks, 2007.

Quartet,revised, in Tagore Omnibus, Vol. 1, Penguin India, 2005.

Urukkoo: The Woman Who Flew (trans. of Nasreen Jahan’s novel), Penguin India.

Selected Stories of Anis Choudhury (trans.), Writers Ink, Dhaka.

The Triumph of the Snake Goddess (retelling of Manasa legends), Harvard University Press

Articles and Reviews

In London Magazine:

“Forgotten Fred: A Portrait of Frederic Manning,” Vol. 23, Nos. 9 & 10, December 1983/January 1984.

“More in Water than in Air: Notes from the Third-Class World,” Vol. 26, Nos. 1 & 2, April/May 1986.

Review of Frederic Manning’s Her Privates We, Vol. 27, Nos. 1 & 2, April/May 1987.

“Gunter Grass and the Troubled Hills,” Vol. 29, Nos. 1 & 2, April/May 1989.

Review of Valcav Havel’s Disturbing the Peace, Vol.  31, Nos. 1 & 2, April/May 1991.

Review of E. M. Cioran’sA Short History of Decay andTheTemptation to Exist, Vol. 31, Nos. 7 & 8, November 1991.

“Reviewing Tagore,” Vol. 31, Nos. 9 & 10, December 1991/January 1992.

“Scandal in Paradise,” review of RozsaHajnoclay’sFire of Bengal, Vol. 34, Nos. 5 & 6, August/September 1994.

“A Pleasant Enough Decade,” review of P. Vansittart’s In theFifties, Vol. 35, Nos. 5 & 6, August/September 1995.

“Too Bad for Tagore,” review of Rabindranath Tagore, Vol. 36, No. 7 and 8, October-November 1996.

“A Malgudi Life,” a review article on R. K. Narayan, Vol. 5 and 6, August-September 1997.

“Asian Voices,” review of four Asian poets (forthcoming)

“Aesthetes,” a review of Charles Tomlinson and Francis Ponge, February-March 2000/

“Modern Matters” December/January 2001.

In The Journal of Commonwealth Literature

“The Poetry of Frederic Manning,” Vol. xx, No. 1, 1985.

In Chapman (Edinburgh):

“By the Crumbling Wall: Berlin Notes,” Nos. 61-62, Autumn 1990.

In South Asia Research (Oxford):

“Easeful Death,” review article on Tagore, Summer 1997.

In The Dhaka University Studies:

“Some Notes on the Auden Group,” Vol. xxv, December 1976.

“The Hemingway Code,” Vol. xxvii, December 1977.

“Artifice and Ideology in Hard Times,” Vol. xxxvi, June 1982.

‘The Great War and Ford Madox Ford’, Vol. 42, No. 2, December 1985.

“The Great War as Apocalypse in Lawrence’s Minor Writings,” Vol. 43, No. 2, December 1986.

“Contemporary American Poetry: Geneology and Trends,” Vol. 45, No. 1, June 1988.

“Manning’s War Novel and the War Books Controversy,” Vol. 45, No. 2, December 1988.

“Frederic Manning’s Scenes and Portraits: An Out of the Way Modern Classic,” Vol. 46, No. 2, December 1989.

“The Great Canadian War Novel,” Vol. 48, No. 1, June 1991.

In theBulletin of the International Association of University Professors of English:

“Spirit and Personality: Coming to Terms with Rabindranath Tagore,” 1999.

In Form: A Magazine of the Arts:

“Salman Rushdie and the Rise of the Indo-Anglian Novel,” No. 1, Winter 1982.

“The Good Soldier and Women in Love as War Novels,” No. 3, Autumn 1984.

“Pakistani Patriarchs: Salman Rushdie’s Shame,” No. 3, Autumn 1984.

In The Bangla Academy Journal:

“The Great War and D. H. Lawrence,” Vols. xii-xiii, 1985-86.

In The Bangladesh Journal of American Studies:

‘American Impact on Bengali and Indo-Anglian Poetry’, Vol. 2, Summer 1988.

In Nibandhamala (Journal of the Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, Dhaka University):

“Frederic Manning and Modern Criticism,” June 1989.

In Wasafiri:

“The Hijra Comes in from the Heat and Dust: Notes Towards a Definition of Bangladeshi Writing in English” (Winter 2015)

Miscellaneous Publications

Poems and translations in London Magazine, Chapman (Edinburgh), New Quest (India), Midland Poetry Worksheet (Leicester), Poetry from Warwick(Warwick), Interarts(Edinburgh), Form (Dhaka), Bangla Academy Journal (Dhaka), Horizon (Chittagong), Wasafiri (UK), The Main Street Journal (London), Literature Matters (London), Literature Alive (India), World Literature Written in English (Singapore); Weber: the Contemporary West (USA).

Contributor to The Routledge Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English; Contemporary Literary Criticism (USA); The Blackwell Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre (forthcoming), Contemporary Literary Criticism (USA), Dictionary of literary Biography (South Asian literature in English, ed. FakrulAlam).

Translations of Bengali poems anthologised in Traveller’s Literary Companion: The Indian subcontinent, London: In Print Publishing 1996.

Contributor, Jamini: an International Quaterly of the Arts.

Poems anthologized in:

Stories from South Asia, John Welch, ed., OUP, England, 1989.

The Worlds of Muslim Imagination, A. Hashmi, ed., Islamabad, 1986.

Imagine, Oslo, 1990.

The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, ed., John Thieme.  London: Arnold, 1996.

New Voices in Post-Independence South Asian Writing, eds., Victor Ramraj, et. al., Delhi, DOABA, 2001.

Masala, ed. Debjani Chatterji, London: Macmillan, 2005.

Poems included in school anthologies published from Delhi and Cuttack, India.

Prose anthologized in:

Contributor to The Routledge Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English; Contemporary Literary Criticism (USA); The Blackwell Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre (forthcoming).

“Gunter Grass in Dhaka,” in Martin Kampchen, ed., My Broken Love: Gunter Grass in India and Bangladesh, Delhi, Viking, 2000.

“The Times They’re a-Changing, Even in an LDC: Musings on English Studies from Dhaka,” in Herbert Grabes, ed. Innovation and Continuity in English Studies. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2001.

The Daily Star Book of Bangladeshi Writing, 2005.

“A Poet at Large: The Travel Writings of Raindranath Tagore” in Stierstorfer, ed. Return to Postmodernism. Heidelberg University Press, 2005.

“Partition and the Bangladeshi Literary Response”, in Amritjit Singh, et al., eds. Rvisiting India’s Partition. Lexington Books, USA.

Editorial Experience

Former Editor, Bangladesh Journal of American Studies

Editorial Consultant for the Banglapedia

Member, Editorial Board, Jamini: An International Quarterly of the Arts

Member, Editorial Board, ICE Today

Member, Editorial Board, Form: A Magazine of the Arts (Dhaka), 1982-86.

Member, Editorial Board, Art: A Quarterly Journal (Dhaka), 1993-95.

Editor, Dhaka University Studies (Journal of the Faculty of Arts), 1999-2001

Former Co-Editor, Six Seasons Review, Dhaka, UPL.

Member, Editorial Board, Bengal Lights.

War Service

Fought in the Bangladesh War of independence as a commissioned officer in the Bangladesh Army (October, 1971 – June 1972)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Haq

Date of Joining: 1977

Date of Resignation: 1984

Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan, the son of Pirzada Syed Khaja Borhanuddin and the great-grandson of Wazir Ali Naghsbad, Zamindar of Beleghata, Kolkata, taught in the Department of English at the University of Dhaka till 1984. He taught Romantic and Modern Poetry in the English Department as an Assistant Professor till 1984 and left for his PhD in the United States in the same year.

Dr Hassan completed his early education from St. Gregory’s High School and spent a couple of years at Notre Dame College before entering the Department of English, the University of Dhaka in 1970. He had a First Class First in his B.A (Hons) examination and was awarded the Pope Memorial Gold Medal for Literature by the University of Dhaka. He completed his M.A in English Literature in 1974 and had another M.A in History in 1977 from the University of Dhaka. He became the University Champion in English Debate in the Dhaka University Week in 1975. He later joined the English Department as a faculty before he left for Purdue University for his doctoral studies. He was awarded a PhD in 1994 and joined the English department of Claflin University, South Carolin as an Associate Professor. He later came back to Dhaka to teach at Stamford University for successive summer sessions.

An eminent poet and educator, Dr Hassan was widely acknowledged and appreciated for his collection of verses which were published from Dhaka and Kolkata. The Collected Poems of Syed Khawja Moinul Hassan is a collection of poems which was published in 2003 by the Kolkata’s Writers Workshop and collected his works from his two earlier WW books and selections from his volumes of verse Between Barbed Wires (Provincial Books, Dhaka, 1977) and Burning the Olive Branch (Ankur Prakashani, 1995). His other notable works include Inner Edge published by the Writers Workshop, Calcutta in 1987 and Ashes and Sparks published by the Writers Workshop, Calcutta & Provincial Books, Dhaka in 1989. The book was published simultaneously in India & Bangladesh. Rhymes for Muslim Children, another work by Hassan was published by the Iqra International Educational Foundation in 1992. He was also mentioned in the Encyclopaedia of Post-Colonial Literature in English (Volume 2) published by Routledge in 1996.

Dr Hassan died of a heart attack in the USA on April 3, 2009. His burial took place in Long Island, New York on April 5, 2009.

Sources:

  1. ‘Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan: An Eminent Poet & Educator’. Published on April 11, 2009. Retrieved from: http://www.nawabbari.com/bios/skmoinulhassan.html
  2. ‘Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan: In Memoriam’. Retrieved from: https://www.thedailystar.net/news-detail-83616

Date of Joining: 1977

She died in  1998.

Benazir Durdana (1953- 1998)

  • Completed BA at Smith College, USA.
  • MA from University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada (1985)
  • PhD from Ohio State University (1997)
  • Publication: Muslim India in Anglo Indian Fiction (2008)

Date of Joining: January 5, 1978

Date of Retirement: August 1, 2006

Firdous Azim, Professor

Chairperson, Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University

Academic degrees

BA (Honours) 1974 exam (held in 1975) Placed second in the first class

MA 1975 (exam held in 1976) Placed first in the first class

Ph.D. 1989 University of Sussex

Awards

Fazlur Rahman Gold Medal

Commonwealth Scholarship awarded in 1981

Ford Foundation Scholarship awarded in 1994

Commonwealth Fellowship awarded in 1998

Fulbright Summer Fellowship awarded in 2000

Awarded the US 50 award from the University of Sussex in 2011. (I was judged among the best of 50 graduates in the 50 year history of  the University

Linnaeus-Palme Fellowship awarded in 2016

Major Publications

The Colonial Rise of the Novel (1993): Rouledge

Infinite Variety: Essays in Society and Literature (1994 co-edited with Niaz Zaman) UPL

Galpa: Book of Short Stories by Women in Bangladesh ( 2007, co-edited with Niaz Zaman) Saqi Books and writers.ink

edited volume, (with Nivedita Menon and Dina Siddiqui) of Feminist Review, ‘Negotiating New Terrains: South Asian Feminisms’ vol 91, 2009

edited special issue of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. Vol 11 no 2 2011entitled ‘IslamCulture and Women’. Later published as a book by Routledge

Recent publications include

‘Secularism and the Women’s Movement in Bangladesh in Feminist Subversion and Complicity – Governmentalities and Gender Knowledge in South Asia edited by Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay| 2017.

“Woman and Freedom” (Kuan-Hsing Chen and Chua BengHuat. Eds. The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader 2007)

‘The Forgotten Women of 1971; (Devalina Das and Collette Morrow Eds. Unveiling Desire, 2018)

Construction of Gender in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century in Muslim Bengal

The writings of Nawab Faizunnessa Chaudhurani and RokeyaSakhawat Hossain

FirdousAzim (Co-written with Perween Hasan) in ed I Leela Fernandes The Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia 2017

Other Affiliations

Founding member of Naripokkho

Editorial Committee member Inter-Asia Cultural Studies and Feminist Review

Member of executive board of Association of Cultural Studies

Member Board of Trustees Freedom Foundation Bangladesh

Date of Joining: 1970

Temporary part-time teacher

Date of Joining: June 28, 1973

Temporary part-time teacher

Date of Joining: January 08, 1981  

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2020

(Chairperson 2009-2012) 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

  1. Twentieth Century British and American Fiction and Drama
  2. Psychoanalytic Criticism
  3. South Asian Literature in English

AWARDS

  1. Gold Medal (First Class First), M.A. Final (class of 1976).
  2. American Studies Research Center (ASRC) Research Fellow, Hyderabad, India, August 19, 1987 to September 08, 1987.
  3. Killam Scholar, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, September 1990 to October 1991.
  4. Gold Certificate, Summer Institute Course in 20th Century American Literature ‘Interdisciplinary’ at UCLA and Vanderbilt, USA, June 30 to August 11, 1995.

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  1. Commencement Poems and Occasional Essays, Dhaka: APPL, January 2003 (2nd Revised Edition, November 2009).
  2. Women, Gender and Literature, Dhaka: Academic Press and Publishers Ltd., October 2003.
  3. [Edition] Hemingway: A Centenary Tribute, Ed. Niaz Zaman and Rebecca Haque, Dhaka: University of Dhaka, 2007.

ARTICLES

  1. “Mira Nair’s ‘Mississippi Masala’ and the South Asian Diaspora,” The Diasporic Imagination: Asian American Writing, edited by Somdatta Mondal, Prestige Books: New Delhi, 2000, 172-179.
  2. “The Curandera: Shamanism and The Religious Experience in Rudolpho Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima,” Religion of the United States, edited by Niaz Zaman and Fakrul Alam, Bangladesh Association for American Studies, 2001, 178-186.
  3. 3. “Politics and Female Sexuality in Webster’s The White Devil and The Duchess of Mulfi,” Politics and Culture: Essays in Honour of Serajul Islam Choudhury, edited by Fakrul Alam and Firdous Azim (Department of English, University of Dhaka), January 2002, pp. 73-80.
  4. “Women of the South Asian Diaspora: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Arranged Marriage and Ginu Kamani’s Junglee Girl,” in Cross-Cultural Transactions in Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States, New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2002.
  5. “Portraits of Women in Aldous Huxley’s Antic Hay and T. S. Eliot’s The Wasteland,” in Aldous Huxley: East-West Centenary Essays, New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2008.

Date of Joining: April 09, 1987

Date of Resignation/retirement: December 06, 2001 (On leave from DU from June, 1994)

Currently works at Voice of America, Washington DC From June 11, 2001 till present

Date of Joining: January 27, 1987

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2020

Nazmeen Huq was Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Dhaka. She has an M.A. in Literature from the University of Dhaka and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Essex, England. Her interests include Cognitive, Metacognitive, and Motivational Factors that Promote Autonomous Learning of English and Researching Language Learning beyond the Classroom. She is also interested in English Language Teacher Professional Development.

email: nazmeenhuq2010@gmail.com

Date of Joining:  August 01, 1989

Date of Resignation/Retirement: August 03, 2014

Date of birth: September 4, 1963

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Dhaka, 2006 (Formation of Female Identity in Jean Rhys’s Fiction).

M.A in English, University of Dhaka 1985, First Class First

B.A Honours in English, University of Dhaka, 1984, Second Class Second

H.S.C. Viquarun Nisa Noon School, Dhaka Board, 1981, First Division

S.S.C. Viquarun Nisa Noon School, Dhaka Board, 1979, First Division

RESIDENT SCHOLAR

At Centre for Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India from 1 May-17 June 2008

Publications

2014:

  • ‘Poetics of Mapping in River of Smoke’,

2009-13:

  • ‘Gothic Spaces in Wide Sargasso Sea’, Harvest, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, 2012
  • ‘Trauma, Rememoration and South Asia’, Journal of Contemporary Thought, Global South Cultural Dialogue Project, Forum on Indian Literature to World Literature) ed. by Prafulla C. Kar, Sura P. Rath, Muj\kuma Wa Ngugi, published by Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda and Frank W. and Sue Maybern School of Journalism, University of North Texas in collaboration with International Lincoln Center, Louisiana, State University, Shreveport, USA Summer 2012
  • ‘On Feminism Shedding Its Skin’, Syed Anwarul Huq (ed.) Stamford Journal of English, Vol.6, Dhaka: Stamford University Press, 2011
  • ‘Imperialism and the Domestic Front in the light of To the Lighthouse’, Azizun Nahar Islam (ed.) Philosophy and Progress, Volumes XLIX –L, Dev Center for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka, 2011.
  • ‘Arundhati Roy:Writer or Activist?’, Mohit ul Alam (ed.) Crossings, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh Journal of English Studies, Vol.3, No. 1, 2010-11
  • ‘Tagore: Constructions and Deconstructions in Europe’, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Vol.66, No. 2, December 2009

2008:

  • “Transculturation in Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People and Satyajit Ray’s Ganoshatru”. Jointly written with Zerin Alam and published in compilation by Department of English, Dhaka University of Ibsen Seminar papers.
  • “Of New Worlds”, Spectrum : A Journal of the English Department, Dhaka.Vol. 5.

2007:

  • “Is there a Male Aesthetic in Hemingway? Reading “The Short happy Life of Francis Macomber”, Niaz Zaman and Rebecca Haque (ed.) Hemingway: A Centenary Tribute, Dhaka:University of Dhaka.

2006:

  • “Self –Sacrifice as Power: A Reading of Voices in the City”, Spectrum: Journal of the English Department, Vol 4, June, Dhaka: Department of English
  • “The Private vs Public Domain: Evaluating the use of Emily Dickinson’s Private letters to Susan H. Dickinson in Literary Studies, Kaiser Haq (ed.)Bangladesh Journal of American Studies, Vol 11, Dhaka:BAAS.
  • “Daughters of Distant Mothers in Sula”. Syed Anwarul Huq (ed.) Stamford Journal of English, Vol 2, Summer, Dhaka: Stamford University Press.

2002-1991:

  • “In Search of a Female Diaspora”, Fakrul Alam, Firdous Azim et. al (ed.) Politics and Culture,.Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka. 2002
  • “Re-thinking English: Thinking Disengagement”, Fakrul Alam (ed.) Revisioning English in Bangladesh, Dhaka: UPL, 2001
  • ”For we think through our mothers if we are women: Virginia Woolf and Sandra Gilbert’s Approaches to the Female Literary Tradition”, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Arts Faculty, Part A, Vol. 57, No.2, Dec 2000.
  • “Dreams and divides in Akhteruzzaman Illias’s Khoabnama, Partition Literature with a Difference”,  The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Arts Faculty, Part A, Vol. 54, No.2, Dec 1997.
  • “Why is Tamburlaine so enviable?”, Niaz Zaman and Shawkat Hossain (ed.) Reappraising Marlowe, Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1995.
  • “The Rose Shrub and Caterpillar: A Reading of Up from the Country The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Arts Faculty, Part A, Vol. 48, No.1, June 1991

Date of Joining: November 15, 1990

Date of Resignation/Retirement: November 15, 2009

(Chairman Oct 10- Nov 15, 2009)

Email: dsfhaque@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Durham (1989), UK

MA in Applied Linguistics (with special reference to TEFL), University of Durham (1986), UK

MA in English, University of Dhaka (1970), Bangladesh

BA (Hons.) in English, University of Dhaka (1969), Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (Humanities Group), Dhaka College, Dhaka (1966), Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate Examination (Humanities Group), Govt. Laboratory High School, Dhaka,(1964), Bangladesh

DOCTORAL THESIS (University of Durham, UK)

“Attitude, Motivation and Achievement in English Language Learning: A Case Study of High School Students in Dhaka City, Bangladesh”.

Primary concern of the study was to investigate the relationship between Bangladeshi high school students’ motivational orientation and their achievement in English language learning.

Supervisor: Professor Peter Grundy

MASTERS DISSERTATION (University of Durham, UK)

“Bengali Speech Sounds and Their Effect on Second Language Learning.”

The dissertation is an attempt to provide teachers of English in Bangladesh with a brief idea of the speech sounds in standard colloquial Bengali and their effect on the teaching and learning of English.

Supervisor: A. E. Brookes

EXPERIENCE

  • Chairman (July-November,2009), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Professor (2000-2009), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Left DU in 2009

  • Professor (2009), Department of English, Colleges of Languages and Translation, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
  • Assistant Professor (2003-2009), College of Languages and Translation, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor (2000-2009), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Associate Professor (1995-2000), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Assistant Professor (1991-1995), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer (1990-1991), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • English Language Teacher (1976-1985), Al–Fateh Institute for Financial and Economic Studies, Tripoli, Libya
  • Lecturer in English (1975-1976), Jhalakati Govt. College, Jhalakati, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer in English (1972-1975), Momenshahi Cadet College, Tangail, Bangladesh

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Analysis of Spelling Errors of the Students of Department of English in Najran University: A Case Study of the First Four Levels” with Fatimah Mohammed Al-Swaidan. Global Journal of English & Translation Studies (G-JETS), Issue No.6, January.2020.
  • “Social Media in EFL Context: Attitudes of Saudi Learners” with Norah Mofareh Al Salem. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol.10,No.5, September 2019.
  • “Arabic Borrowings in Modern English : From the 1500 Onwards”, with Abdullah S. Al – Dera, and Noor Mohammad Masum , International Journal of Translation, New Delhi, India Vol.24, No. 2, July –December, 2012.
  • “Cognitive Theory and Second / Foreign Language Acquisition: An Endeavour to Establish a Linkage between Them,” with Md. Maniruzzaman, Teachers’ World: Journal of the Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, Vol.24-25, December 2000-June, 2002.
  • “Arabic Borrowings in Old and Middle English”, with Noor Mohammad Masum, Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, 2001-2002 Issue.
  • “The Meanings of ‘Meaning’ in Linguistic Communication”, with Md.Maniruzzaman, Philosophy and Progress , Dev Centre for Philosophical Studies, Dhaka University, Vol.29-30,June –December ,2001.
  • “Motivation and EFL Proficiency : A Case Study of Undergraduates,”with Md. Maniruzzaman,Revisioning English in Bangladesh , edited by Fakrul Alam , Niaz Zaman and Tahmina Ahmed, Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2001.
  • “Traditional Classification of English Words: Imitations, Limitations and Considerations,” with Md. Maniruzzaman, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.57, No.2, December, 2000.
  • “Attitudinal and Motivational Impact on EFL Proficiency of Undergraduates: A Preliminary Investigation,” with Md.Maniruzzaman, Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, 1999-2000 Issue.“
  • “Attitudinal and Motivational Impact on EFL Proficiency of Undergraduates: A Further Investigation,” with Md. Maniruzzaman,The Dhaka University Studies ,Vol.56,No.2 December 1999.
  • “Universal Primary Education Through The School-Based Education Method,” with Md. Abdul Awal Khan and Mohammed Moqbul Hossain Bhuiyan, Teachers’ World: Journal of the Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, Vol. 17-20, December, 1994-June , 1997.
  • “Attitude Development in SL/FL Learning: Role of Parents” The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.51, No.1, June 1994.
  • “Attitude, Motivation and Achievement in English Language: A Case Study of High School Students in Dhaka City.” Journal of the Centre for Advanced Research in Humanities, University of Dhaka, Vol.8, 1994.
  • “Needs Analysis: Problems and Considerations” with Md. Maniruzzaman, Harvest: Jahangirnagar University Studies in Literature, Vol.12, 1993-1994.
  • “Attitudinal Variables in Linguistic Intuition or How Living in Britain may damage your English”, with Peter Grundy and Maggie Tallerman, Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics,Vol.19 No. 2, July -December 1993.
  • “The Need for the Study of Language” with Md. Maniruzzaman, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.50, No.2, December 1993.
  • “Attitude Development in SL/FL Classroom: Teachers’ Role,” Teachers’ World: Journal of the Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, Vol. 16, No.1, 1992-93.
  • “Bengali Speech Sounds and Their Effect on EFL Learners’ Pronunciation” with A.E.Brookes and Aziz Ahmed, BELTA Journal (A Publication of the Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association), Vol. 1, No. 6, December 1990.

SELECTED CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

  • US Embassy (Riyadh) co-organized with King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Shaping the Way We Teach English (2007)

  • Bangladesh National Curriculum and Textbook Board (Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Evaluation of the English Language Textbook for Grades IX/X (1998)

  • British Council, Dhaka and University of Dhaka, Fourth Biennial Conference on Rethinking English.”Motivation and EFL Proficiency: A Case Study of Undergraduates (1997)
  • Salzburg Seminar’s American Studies Centre(ASC) ,Salzburg, Austria

Conference on “Approaches to Teacher Education in English as a Foreign Language” (1996)

  • International Conference of the English Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Need for the Study of Language (1992)

  • Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

What Can We Learn from Learners’ Errors? (1992)

  • Ninth Biennial Conference of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes, University of Leeds, UK
  • Attitudinal Variables and Linguistic Intuition or How Living in Britain may damage your English presented with Peter Grundy and Maggie Tallerman (1989)

Date of Joining:  July 06, 1991

Date of Resignation: December 15, 1997

Date of Joining:  July 11, 1991

Date of Retirement: June 30, 2014

Date of Joining: 1991

Date of Retirement: 1992      

Date of Joining: February 15, 1992

Date of Retirement:  

Date of Joining: December 05, 1993

(Chairperson 2015-2018)

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: rkhan@agni.com

EDUCATION

PhD, in  English Language Teaching (ELT), University of Warwick, UK.

MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (TESOL) University of Northern Iowa, Iowa, USA.

MA, English Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BA (Honours), English Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Professional Experience in Training, Research and Coordination

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

  • Professor ,(Chairperson 2015-2018), Department of English, University of Dhaka
  • Advisor, School of Liberal Arts, Presidency University, Dhaka , Bangladesh: September 2004 –2017
  • Consultant for English in Action Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) Study, 2011-2012
  • Domestic Consultant, Evaluation Specialist E-Teacher Training  for Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Regional Technical Assistance Project. From: 1st April-2005-31st December 2007.
  • National Consultant for English Language Teaching Improvement Project (ELTIP)
  • Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB) & Department for International Development (DIFD and British Council, Dhaka. From December 1998 to December 2001.
  • Consultant & IELTS Administrator Victoria University of Technology, Australia (Dhaka Centre). From : March 2001-December 2003
  • National Consultant. Impact Assessment Scheme (IAS) of ELTIP Project, British Council, Dhaka From December 1998-December 2001.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Rubina khan, Tahmina Ahmed, Nevin Farida and Zerin Alam (2018) Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services),
  • Rubina Khan (2018) “Peer Feedback on Written Assignments: Processes and Rewards.” Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. Tahmina Ahmed, Rubina Khan, Nevin Farida and Zerin Alam Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services)
  • Khan, R (2018) “What is Assessment? Purposes of Assessment and Evaluation”, in The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, First Edition. Edited by John I. Liontas (Project Editor: Margo DelliCarpini; Volume Editor: Coombe, C.), Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Khan, R & Rahman, A. (2018) “ Assessing Large Classes”, in The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, First Edition. Edited by John I. Liontas (Project Editor: Margo DelliCarpini; Volume Editor: Coombe, C.), Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Khan, R. (2015). Developing Learner Autonomy in the  South Asian Context. In Christine Coombe and Rubina Khan (Eds.). Best Practice in ELT: Voices from the Classroom (35-46). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
  • Ivy, T. I. and Khan, R. (2015). Exploring the Factors Affecting Bangladeshi 232 Tertiary Level Students‘ Attitudes Towards L2 Writing. In Christine Coombe and Rubina Khan (Eds.). Best Practice in ELT: Voices from the Classroom (232-252). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
  • Khan, R,  (2014) “ Developing Effective Study skills: Vital for Student Success”, In  Coombe,C, Wiens, B, Davidson, P. and Cedro. K.” Perspectives on Student Leadership Development”. TESOL Arabia, Dubai,  United Arab Emirates.
  • Das, S, Shaheen, R, Shrestha, P,Rahman, A, Khan,  R. (2014). Policy versus ground reality: secondary English language assessment system in Bangladesh. The Curriculum Journal. British  Educational Research Association. Routledge.pp. 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585176.2014..900323.
  • Khan, R., & Ivy, T.I. (2014). An In-Depth Analysis of a Bangladeshi EFL Multimedia Classroom. The Journal of Teachers Helping Teachers, 2 (1), 89-112.
  • Khan, R., & Ivy, T.I. (2014). Using Facebook for large writing classrooms: A possibility for Bangladesh. International Journal of Multifaceted And Multilingual Studies,1(1).
  • Khan,  R & Chaudhury , T. (2013). Bridging the Gap Between Needs Analysis and Course Evaluation Insights – English Review: Journal of English Education – Vol 1. Issue 2, June 2013, pp  206-217
  • Khan, R & Chaudhhry, T. (2012). “Problems and Prospects of the Bangladeshi  Employment Sector: Employer perspectives concerning English proficiency”. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2 No.1 July 2012. Pp. 111-123.
  • Khan, R. 2011. “The Role of ELT Professional Associations in South Asia: A Case”. In Farrell, L., Singh, U.N., and Giri, R. A. English Language Education in South Asia: From Policy to Pedagogy. Hyderabad, India: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 116-132.
  • Khan, R. 2010. “English Language Assessment in Bangladesh: Developments and Challenges”. In Moon, Y-in and Spolsky, B. Language Assessment in Asia: Local, Regional or Global. Seoul, South Korea. Asia TEFL. Pp.121-157.
  • Khan, R. 2009. “Developing Professionally”. The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Vol. No. 2,. pp.169-180.
  • Khan, R. 2007. “Training Secondary Teachers in Rural Bangladesh Using Mobile Technology”.   ICT in Teacher Education: Case studies form the Asia Pacific Region.86-94.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=7035
  • Khan, R. 2006. “Rejuvenating Professional Development in Bangladesh”: The BELTA Story. 2006.The   Teacher Trainer. T. (ed.). Volume 20.No:3.
  • Khan, R. 2005. “Understanding Writing Perceptions in High School English”. Proceedings of the 10th TESOL Arabia Conference. Standards in English Language Teaching and Assessment.  9.pp. 191-201.
  • Khan, R. 2005. “Using the Reflective Approach in a Teaching Practicum”. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research. Malaysian English Language Teaching Association.(MELTA).Wijasuriya,B.S.(ed).Pp1-8. http://www.melta.org.my/modules/tinycontent/index.php .
  • Khan, R. 2005. “ The IELTS Speaking Test: Analysing Cultural Bias”. IATEFL  2005 Conference  Selections.  Beaven, B. (ed). Pp146-148.
  • Khan, R. 2003, “Curriculum Evaluation Models: An Overview”. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages. June 2002-2003. Pp. 5-18.
  • Khan, R. “Responding to Student Writing in the TESOL Environment: Some feedback Options. The Dhaka University Studies, vol. 59. No. 1 June. Pp. 1-16.
  • Khan, R. 2002. “Impact Assessment of an In-service Teacher Training Programme in Bangladesh: A Research Report”. Journal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association) Vol. 7, No. 1&2. December 2002. Pp. 34-47
  • Khan, R. 2002. “Secondary Teacher Training in Bangladesh: Current Status and New Developments’. The Sri Lanka Journal of Humanities XXVII & XXVIII (Numbers 1&2) 2001-2002. Pp. 84-103

 BOOKS

  • Ahmed, T., Khan, R. , Farida, N. (2016) (Eds.) Writing Essays With Ease (2016), Department of English, University of Dhaka
  • Coombe, C. and Khan, R. (2015) (Eds.) Best Practice in ELT: Voices from the Classroom. Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
  • Alam, Z., Khan, R., Farida, N. , (2004 & 2014) Making Connections: Responding to Literature, Classroom Book for the First Year (Honours) Students of the Dept of English, English Department Publication, University of Dhaka,

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Participated in the Eighteenth Annual Conference for Teachers of English at Yangon, Myanmar 22 September 2017 to 24 September 2017
  • Presented a paper at the 15th AsiaTEFL – 64th TEFLIN International Conference at Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia July 12, 2017 to July 16, 2017
  • Presented a paper on “Blending Context and Content: Localising Materials for Bangladeshi University Students” at the 51st International IATEFL conference, Glasgow, UK, 03-07 April, 2017
  • Presented a paper on “Continuing the Quest for Developing Teacher Educator Skills” at the 49th International IATEFL conference, Manchester, UK, 11-14 April, 2015
  • Presented a  featured paper, titled” Assessment Literacy in Teacher Education” at the 13th International AsiaTEFL conference ( 5th – 8th November, 2015) at Nanjing , China
  • Conducted British Council funded research on IELTS ( 2013-2015)  Perceptions of IELTS test users and motivations of test takers in Bangladesh and Nepal: A comparative case study Authors: Prithvi ‘N. ‘Shrestha’ (The ‘Open’ University, UK), Christopher’S.’Walsh’ (The ‘Open’ University, UK), Rubina Khan (University of’ Dhaka), Ganga Ram Gautam (Tribhuvan University)
  • Presented a paper on “Learner Autonomy: An Emergent Praxis in Language Education in Bangladesh” at the International Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) conference, Kobe, Japan 25-28 October 2013

Date of Joining:  1993

Date of Resignation:  

Date of Joining: January 03, 1994

(Chairperson 2012-2015)

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: tahminaa@du.ac.bd

Date of Birth: January 01, 1960

Educational Qualifications

M.A. (English), University of Hawaii, GPA 3.9 out of 4, 1985—Received East-West Center Award Scholarship.

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)—Certificate Course, Coordinated by the British Council, Dhaka and Taught by British Teachers, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, 1st Position in Class, 1983.

M.A. in English, University of Dhaka, 2nd Class 1st, 1982.

B.A. in in English, University of Dhaka, 1st Class 3rd, 1981

H.S.C. (Higher Secondary Certificate)—Humanities—Begum Badrunnessa Govt. College, Dhaka Board, 1st Division (5th Position) 1976.

S.S.C. (Secondary School Certificate), ViqarunNisa Noon School, Dhaka Board, 1st Division, 1974 (Medium of Instruction)—English).

Teaching in Universities

  • Professor, Dept of English, University of Dhaka, Since June, 2008.
  • Joined University of Dhaka as Assistant Professor, January 3, 1994.
  • Lecturer to Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, JahangirnagarUniversity, Dhaka: February, 1983—January 2, 1994

Positions Held

  • Chairperson, Dept of English, University of Dhaka: February 15, 2012—February 14, 2015.
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts and Professor Department of English, Eastern University from 1st July 2019
  • Team Leader, Project: INSPIRE DEWS (International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education, Dept. of English Writing Service), funded by the British Council, Dhaka, November2013—March, 2017. With partner Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester UK.
  • Editor, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, DU ( January 2016)
  • General Secretary, Bangladesh Association of American Studies (BAAS), 2001-2012.
  • Associate Editor of Dhaka University Studies (Journal of the Faculty of Arts), from June 1999 to June 2001.
  • Co-Editor of English in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Limited, May 2000.
  • Co-Editor, Seminar Proceedings of “ College Teachers” Conference, Bangladesh Association of American Studies (BAAS), 1998.
  • Joint Secretary, Shakespeare Association of American Studies (BAAS), 1997-2000.
  • General Secretary, Shakespeare Association of Bangladesh, 1999—.
  • Student Adviser, Department of English, University of Dhaka, from November 1994 to January 1998.
  • Member, East-West Center Alumni Association, since 1985—.

Academic Research Publications

  • “Kaiser Haq: Emerging Transnational Poet of Bangladesh”  in Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature Vol. 12, Issue 1, 2018
  • Papers presented in Conferences: (Recent) ‘From Exile to a Global Citizen’ at the Internation Conference on Literature at School of Humanities University SainsMalaysia, Penang, 25-26 July, 2018.
  • ‘Khona: Avoice Silenced?’ at the International Conference: Redrawing Gender Boundaries in Literary Terrains of English and Humanities (ENH), BRAC University, Dhaka, May 18-19, 2017. (Being Published)
  • ‘Collaborative curriculum development: a space for professional growth’, with Diane Slaouti, Manchester Institute of Education, MU, UK.at IATEFL Glasgow Conference 2017, April 4-7, 2017.
  • “Shaw and the Great War 1” with Zerin Alam in the Great war and our Mindscapes: Centenary Essays.  Pub. 2017.
  • DEWS Book Series co-editor and contributor Essays with Wase, 2016 and Exploring Academic Writing 2016. Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka.Ed. “The Great War” and our Dept. of English, D.U 2016.
  • “Sophocles’ Antigone: Travelling from the Religious to the Secular,” The Dhaka University Studies (Journal of the Faculty of Arts), University of Dhaka, 2010.
  • “Keats: [Experiencing] ‘Death’ in ‘Lamia’ and ‘La belle Dame Sans Merci” Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2008.
  • “A Doll’s House: from Teaching to Directing,” Centennial Essays on Ibsen, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2007.
  • “War: division within and without in For Whom the Bell Tolls in Hemingway,” 2007.
  • “Teaching American Literature in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects, Bangladesh Journal of American Studies, 11, 2006.
  • “Women in American Theatre: from  Seeds to Fruition in National American Studies Conference Papers, March, 2004.
  • “Role of Women performers in the Emergence of American Theatre”: at Bangladesh Association of American studies National Conference, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, March 3-4, 2004.
  • “Representation of Women in American Theatre: O’ Neill and Williams”, at American Studies Seminar on ‘Women and American Society,” in Santiniketan, India, September 25-26, 2003. Organized by the U.S. Educational Foundation in India.
  • “Modalities of Reading and Teaching African Literature Soyinka,” Revisioning English in Bangladesh. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2000.
  • “Brecht’s ‘Mothers.’’Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 57, No. 1, June 2000.
  • “Arthur Miller: An Introduction:  Crucible,” Bangle Academy, 1998.
  • “Elements of Drama,” An English Anthology, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1998.
  • “Regionalism and Universalism in Two Short Stories of Faulkner,” Spectrum (Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka), Vol. 1,June 1998.
  • “Political Perspective n Julius Caesar and Coriolanus,”Dhaka University Studies, 54, No. 1 June 1997.
  • “Women in Marlowe’s Plays,” Re-Appraising Marlowe, published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, June 1995.
  • “Problems of  Teaching English,” Seminar Papers on Teaching English, 1995.
  • “Non-appearing Characters in Ghosts, Waiting for Godot, Antigone,” JahangirnagarReview(Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Jahangirnagar University), Vol. V, 1991.
  • “A Study of the Ending of Donne’s LovePoems,” Harvest(Journal of the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University), Vol. X, 1990.
  • “A Vindication of Iser’s Theory of Reader’s Response Criticism,” Harvest (Journal of the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University), Vol. IX,1988-89.
  • “Teaching Analytical Writing to Students of Literature,” Harvest (Journal of the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University), Vol. VIII,1986-87.
  • “Imagery in Hamlet,” Harvest (Journal of the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University), Vol. VI,1983-84.

Creative Writings

  • Translated and adapted plays from English to Bangla for stage performances by local theatre groups:
    • Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Dario Fo, for Dhaka Padatik, 1986.
    • The Resistible Rise of Anarchist Ui: Brecht, for Dhaka Theatre, sponsored by Goethe institute, Dhaka, 1989.
    • Brother Jero: Wole Soyinka, for Tirjak, Chittagong, 1988.
    • The Crucible: Arthur Miller, under contract with United States Information Service (USIS), Dhaka, 1997.
    • Crucible: Arthur Miller, translated Tahmina Ahmed, Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 1998.
    • Padma Gokhro :KaziNazrul Islam, into English, pub: KaziNazrul Islam Sections Vol. 2, Ed. NiazZaman, 2020.

Creative Work

  • Directed scenes from The Tempest, 1997 for English Department Drama Society.
  • Directed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare (1999) and Arms and the Man: Shaw (2000) for English Department Drama Society (EDDS) of which I am the Converner.
  • Arranged numerous cultural activities for the Department of English, University of Dhaka.
  • Directed a musical production of Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” for the Department of English, University of Dhaka, September 2003.
  • Directed Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bangladesh International School, 2004.
  • Directed a play Monster’s Council for Brine Prickles, part of Future Fusion Programme of the British Council, Dhaka, August 2004.
  • Directed in 2006: Chekov’s The Bear, Eugene O’Neill’s Ah!Wilderness; NiazZaman’sA Celebration of Women and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, 2006.

Date of Joining: January 04, 1994

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: zerinalam@du.ac.bd

Education

M.A. with Distinction in English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick, U.K., 2001.

M.A in English Literature with First Class from the University of Dhaka 1992

B.A. Honours in English from Loreto College under University of Calcutta, India, 1991

International Baccalaureate Diploma from Jakarta International School, 1988

American High School Diploma from Jakarta International School, 1988.

Work Experience

  • Professor in the Department of English, University of Dhaka since November 2012
  • Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Dhaka since March 2003.
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of Dhaka from September 1998 to March 2004.
  • Lecturer in the Department of English from January 1994 to August 1998.

Other responsibilities and roles

  • Student Advisor, Department of English from March 15, 2006 to October 06, 2009.
  • Associate Editor, The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, vol. 3, 2010.
  • Associate Editor, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, Vols. 6 & 7, 2008-2009.

Professional Training:

  • Workshops and other training under the DEWS Project, British Council INSPIRE PROJECT, 2014-2017.
  • United States Institute on Contemporary American Literature, University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., June to August, 2005.

Publications:

Books

  1.       Co-editor, Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches, INSPIRE DEWS and the Department of English, 2018.
  2.       Co-editor, The Great War and Our Mindscapes: Centenary Essays, Department of English, 2017.
  3.       Co-editor and writer of Exploring Academic English, British Council INSPIRE Project and the Department of English, 2016.
  4.       Contributing writer to Making Connections: Responding to Literature 2nd edition, Department of English, 2014.
  5.       Contributing writer to Making Connections: Responding to Literature, Hussain, S et al (eds), Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2004.

 Conference Presentations

  • “Blending context and content: localizing materials for Bangladeshi university students” with Rubina Khan and Nevin Farida, IATEFL 2017, Glasgow UK, April 5, 2017.
  • “Women’s Travel Writing: Alternate Mappings of the World,” International Conference on Redrawing Gender Boundaries in Literary Terrains, 2018, BRAC University, May 18, 2017.
  • “Reframing Diaspora: A Post-colonial Reading of Women’s Travel Narratives” International Conference on Literature (ICL), 2018, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, July 26, 2018.
  • “Discourse Analysis of Gender Relations in Shakespeare’s Comedies”Age Cannot Wither Him Shakespeare 400 Years After, Independent University, November 3, 2016.

Articles and book chapters

  1.       “Reframing Diaspora: A Post-Colonial Reading of Women’s Travel Narratives” in The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, Vol 12. 2, June 2019.
  2.     “The Challenges of Teaching Academic Writing to Dhaka University English Department Students” with Nevin Farida in Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. Ed. Tahmina Ahmed, Rubina Khan, Nevin Farida and Zerin Alam. Dhaka: INSPIRE DEWS and English Department, 2018.
  3.     “Gender Interrupted: The Woman’s Part in Shakespeare’s Romantic Comedies in Age Cannot Wither Him: Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After. Eds Niaz Zaman and Razia Sultana Khan, Independent University, 2018.
  4.     “Shaw and World War I” with Tahmina Ahmed in The Great War and Our Mindscapes: Centenary Essays.  Eds Fakrul Alam, Tahmina Ahmed and Zerin Alam. Department of English, 2017.
  5. “Tangled Encounters with the Indian Other: English Women Travel Writers Confronting India” in Crossings, A Journal of English Studies, Special Volume, December 2015.
  6.     “Travels of Colonial Muslim Women from India” in Journeys: Indian Travel Writing. Ed. Somdatta Mandal. New Delhi: Creative Books, 2013.
  7.     “Untangling the Language Web: Using Stylistics to Understand Rhetoric in The Arts Faculty Journal, Vol. 6 and 8, July 2012-June 2013.
  8.     “Reading Shakespeare in the Context of his own Time” in BRAC Journal, Special Issue Number 1, Fall 2010.
  9.     “Developing Listening Skills for Tertiary Level Learners” with Begum Shahnaz Sinha in The Dhaka University Journal of  Linguistics, Vol. 2 No. 3, February 2009.
  10.   “Consuming India: A Study of Indian Commodities in Nineteenth Century English Novels” in The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 65 No. 2 December 2008 and Vol. 66, No. 1 June 2009.
  11.   “Understanding Doris Lessing through her Catlore” in Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vols. 6 and 7, 2008-2009.
  12.   “Hemingway and the Lost Generation,” in Niaz Zaman and Rebecca Haque ed. Hemingway: A Centenary Tribute, Dhaka: University of Dhaka, 2007.
  13.   “An Enemy of the People to Ray’s Ganashatru,”  with Nuzhat Amin in Niaz Zaman and Sadrul Amin ed. Centennial Essays on Ibsen, Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2006.
  14.   “A Twisting Twirling World” in Spectrum, Vol.3, June 2005.
  15.   “Knowledge Representation and ELT” in Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, July 2002.
  16.   “The State of English in Bangladesh: A Post-Colonial Legacy” in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol. 47, No. 1, July 2002.
  17.   “Discourse Analysis as a Way into Text Analysis” in Dhaka University Studies, vol. 58, June 2001.
  18.   “Two Jazz Age Novels” in Dhaka University Studies, vol. 57, June 2000.
  19.   “The Jazz Age in Literature” in United States of America : Society and Culture, Vol. 9, 2000
  20. “Obscurity in Gerard Manley Hopkins” in Spectrum, vol. 1 June 1998.
  21.   “History of Western Drama” in An English Anthology. Eds. Niaz Zaman et al, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1998.
  22. “Edith Wharton and Nineteenth Century Femininity” in Dhaka University Studies, vol. 55 June 1998.
  23. “Centenary Celebrations ” in Dhaka University Studies, vol. 55 December 1998.
  24. “A re-reading of Shakespeare’s history plays vis-à-vis Tillyard” in Dhaka University Studies, vol 54 & 55 in Dec 96/ June 97.
  25. 2 Units (original work) in Advancing English Skills I, published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1999.

Translations

  • Azad, Alauddin, A.  “The Knife.”The Escape and Other Stories, edited by Niaz Zaman, The University Press Ltd, 2000.
  • Islam, Kazi Nazrul. “The Rakhushi.”Kazi Nazrul Islam: Selections 2 , edited by Niaz Zaman, writers.ink, 2020.
  • Khanum, Rabeya “Obsession.”Galpa, edited by  Firdous Azim and Niaz Zaman, Saqi Books, 2005.

Awards and Certificates

  • Certificate for First Class First Position in M.A.
  • College Awards for Quiz Competition, Drama and Essay Writing
  • Certificate for Diplome de Langue from L’Alliance Francaise
  • Certificates for ELT Workshops organised by the University of Dhaka and the University of Warwick under a link programme.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of BAAS – Bangladesh Association of American Studies
  • Member of BELTA – Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association
  • Member of  EDAS English Department of English Alumni Association

Date of Joining: June 25, 1995

Date of Resignation: March 31, 2007

Dr Hamid is an experienced forensic analyst who has native-speaker proficiency in Bangla and Urdu integrated language skills as well as high levels of proficiency in Sylheti and other regional varieties of Bangla spoken in Bangladesh and near-native proficiency in English, spoken and written Panjabi (Perso-Arabic only) and spoken Hindi. She has extensive fieldwork experience in ethnographic survey of the Sylheti ethnic migrant community in diaspora.

Positions

Consultant Forensic Linguist, J P French Associates, York. Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Birmingham.

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Dhaka.

Education

BA, University of Dhaka

MA English Language (ELT & Linguistics), University of Dhaka

MA Applied Linguistics, University of Reading

PhD Linguistics, University of York

Translating, Interpreting and Other Skills

  • Registered (IoL database) Examiner and Proof-reader (DPSI Bengali examination) for the Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK since February 2005.
  • Worked as interpreter and translator at Asha Neighbourhood Centre in Leeds from January 2001 to December 2001 and from May 2003 to December 2003.
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Computer-Mediated Discourse.

Publications

  • Language Use and Identity Perceptions. Peter Lang Publishers. In the press.
  • J. Blackledge, A. Creese, T. Barac, A. Bhatt,S. Hamid, V. Lytra, D. Yagcioglu-Ali, Chao- Yung Wu 2008 in Applied Linguistics Volume 29 (4); 533-554: Contesting ‘Language’ as ‘Heritage’: Negotiation of Identities in Late Modernity.
  • Crrese A, A Blackledge and S. Hamid (2009b); Investigating Multilingualism in Complementary Schools in Birmingham: University of Birmingham.
  • The role of instrumental–integrative motivation in second language learning. In ‘Dhaka University Studies’, Vol.2, December 1998.
  • Politeness strategies: Language and cross cultural awareness for Bengali learners of English. In ‘Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages’ 1998-99. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Date of Joining: June 26, 1995

(Chairperson 2019- )

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Current Position: Professor & Chairperson (from June 30, 2019), Department of English, University of  Dhaka

Email: nevinfarida@du.ac.bd

Education

PhD, Applied Linguistics & ELT (Warwick Uni., UK)- 2008

MEd (TESOL) (Monash Uni., Melbourne): With High Distinction in Thesis- 2000

PG Certificate (Warwick Uni., UK)-1999

MA, English Literature 1988 (Dhaka University.): First Class First

BA Hons. in English 1987 (Dhaka University): First Class First

Date of Birth   : January 03

Employment Record 

  • Professor: November 20, 2008 – date
  • Associate Professor: March 04, 2003 – November 19, 2008
  • Assistant Professor: November 17, 1997 – March 03, 2003
  • Lecturer: June 26, 1995-November 16, 1997
  • Part-time Lecturer:November 30, 1993 – June 25, 1995

Awards  

  • Commonwealth Scholarship for Ph.D. September 2005 to October 2008
  • AusAID Scholarship (Australian Government) for Master of Education, January 2000 to June 2001
  • British Council Scholarship for PG Certificate in ELT January 1999 to March 1999
  • Pope’s Memorial Gold medal for attaining highest marks in BA Hons English Examination 1987
  • English Department Alumni Society (EDAS) (held in 1990 & 1992) book prizes for highest marks in BA Honours & M.A. final examinations of BA Honours 1987 & MA 1988
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 1983

Areas of Interest  

Materials Development; Interface between Language and Literature; Teaching Academic Writing; Shakespeare Studies

Other Responsibilities

  • Lead Editor, One Hundred Years of Dhaka University’s English Department: Centenary Perspectives, (Forthcoming)
  • Editor, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, Volume 16, Special Centennial Issue (Forthcoming)
  • Editor, Academic Calendar 2020, 2021
  • Convener, 100 years’ Teachers List of Department of English (1921-2021), DU
  • Editor, English Matters, English Department Newsletter, Volume 3 issue 1 (July 2019-December 2019) & Volume 4 issue 1 (January 2020-June 2020); Volume 4 issue 2 (July-December 2020); Volume 5 issue 1 (January-June 2021); Volume 5 issue 2 (July-December 2021)
  • Co-editor of Litwritebd: an online peer-reviewed international journal

published from Bangladesh. 2021

  • MPhil Supervision, 2019
  • Treasurer, EDAS (2019-till date)
  • Co-editor, EDAS Chronicle, 2017, 2018 & 2019, English Department Alumni Society Chronicle
  • Co-editor, Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches, Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services), 2018
  • Co-editor, Writing Essays with Ease, Course book for the First Year (Honours) Students of the Dept of English, Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services), 2016
  • Co-editor, Proceedings: Inspire DEWS Seminar, Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services), 2014
  • Associate Editor, Arts Faculty Journal, Volume 4 No. 6 July 2010-June 2011, University of Dhaka
  • Core Member, INSPIRE DEWS (International Network for Strategic Partnership in Research and Education, Department of English Writing Service) Project funded by British Council with Manchester University, led by Professor Tahmina Ahmed
  • Advisor, State University of Bangladesh (2009-2010)
  • Member, HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project) led by Professor Dr. Fakrul Alam
  • Coordinator, for designing Four-Year (Honours) English Syllabus, National University, 2001-2002
  • Student Advisor 1999

Membership of Professional Societies and Other Bodies

  • Life Member, English Department Alumni Society (EDAS)
  • Life Member, Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA)
  • Life Member, Australia Alumni Association, Bangladesh (AAAB)
  • Member, Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (BACSAF)
  • Member, Warwick University Alumni
  • Life Member, Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)
  • Elected member of Academic Council from Associate Prof category,University of Dhaka(2003)
  • Elected member of the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (2003 & 2004)
  • Elected Senate member (DU) 2009 & 2011

Recent Presentations at Conferences

  • Forum paper presented at 51st IATEFL 2017 (co-presenter) Conference at Glasgow, “Blending Context and Content: Localizing materials for Bangladeshi university students”
  • Paper presented, “Seeking Female Identity in Diasporic Milieu: The Case of Nazneen in Monica Ali’s Brick  Lane” at the International Conference on Literature: Contemporary Perspectives on/in Postcolonial and Diasporic Literature and Theory, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia on 25-26 July 2018.
  • Presented at roundtable discussion, ‘English Studies in the Age of World Englishes and World Literature’ at the 2 day long online conference on ‘Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces’ organized by ULAB, 2021

Unpublished Thesis

  1. “A Textual and Contextual Study of English Language and Literature Essays: The Case of First Year English Department Students’ Writing in Dhaka University, Bangladesh,” PhD thesis, University of Warwick, U.K. 2008.

Supervisor: Dr. Sue Wharton

2.“Images of Doing University English through a Literature-Language Subject in Bangladesh”, Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Monash University, Melbourne, June 2001.

Supervisor: Dr. Brenton Doecke

Research Publications

Edited Books

Making Connections: Responding to Literature, Course book for the First Year (Honours) students of the Dept of English, English Department Publication, University of Dhaka, 2004 (1st edition) & 2014 (2nd edition) (Coeditor & Contributing writer)

Writing Essays with Ease, Course book for the First Year (Honours) students of the Dept of English, English Department Publication, University of Dhaka, 2016 (Coeditor)

Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches, Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services), 2018 (Coeditor)

Book Sections

“Transition of Curriculum and Syllabus Over the Years”, chapter in One Hundred Years of Dhaka University’s English Department: Centenary Perspectives, with Begum Shahnaz Sinha (Forthcoming)

“Introducing the Centenary Perspectives of Dhaka University’s English Department”, chapter in One Hundred Years of Dhaka University’s English Department and Beyond: Centenary Perspectives with Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury, Begum Shahnaz Sinha, Ahmed Bashir, Bijoy Lal Basu (Forthcoming)

“The Challenges of Teaching Academic Writing to Dhaka University English Department Students”, with Zerin Alam, Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches, Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services), 2018

Journal Publications

“History of the Department of English (1921-2021): An Academic Overview”, Spectrum, Vol # 16, Special Centenary issue, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2021 with Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury, Begum Shahnaz Sinha, Ahmed Bashir, Bijoy Lal Basu (Forthcoming)

“A Textual Analysis of Literature Essays Written by First Year English Department Students of Dhaka University”, The Arts Faculty Journal, Special Issue (Forthcoming)

“Using ‘Models’ in Writing Classrooms”, Proceedings: Inspire DEWS Seminar, Published by Department of English, University of Dhaka, under the British Council INSPIRE project DEWS (Department of English Writing Services), 2014

“Introducing Literature Critically and Creatively to Bangladeshi University Students”,  Journal of NELTA Vol.18 #1-2 Dec 2013

“A Comparative Analysis of English Language and English Literature Essay Topics”, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts Vol.65 # 2, Dec.2008

“Research in Progress”, Cambridge Language Teaching Journal Vol. 41/4 October 2008: 581-586 (Co-author)

“Analysing a Concrete Poem”, Spectrum, Vol # 3, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, June 2005

“The Suffrage Movement and Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Bangla Academy Journal  Vol. 2, July-Dec.1995- Jan-June 2005

“Content based Language Teaching and Ways of Preparing Students with English Literature”, Social Science Review, Journal of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Dhaka, Vol. 21 #2, Dec. 2004

“Applying ELT Methodology for Literature Classes in Bangladesh”, Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts Vol. 60 #2 Dec. 2003

“The Songs in Shakespeare’s The Tempest”, Shilpakala,Annual Journal of  Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Vol. 14, 2003

“Discourse Analysis of Visuals and their Pedagogical Value”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Vol.48 #1 June 2003

“Use of Literature in EFL Classrooms”, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, June 2000

“The Reflective Approach in Teacher Education”, Spectrum, # 2, English Department

Publication, University of Dhaka, June 1999

“Femininity or Feminism? The Case of Aurora Leigh”, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, June 1998

“Poet Robert Browning’s Use of Italian Painting”, Shilpakala, Annual Journal of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Volume-8, 1996

“An Insight into Hopkins’ Inscape and Instress through The Journal”, The Dhaka University       

 Studies, June 1996

“A New Look at Faustus’ End”, Re-appraising  Marlowe, English Department Publication,

University of Dhaka, 1995

Date of Joining: June 28, 1995

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

E-Mail : shahnaz_sinha@du.ac.bd

EDUCATION

MA, in English Language Teaching (ELT), University of Warwick, UK.

MA, Applied Linguistics and ELT, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BA (Honours) , English Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

HSC, Holy Cross College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SSC,  Rifles Public School , Dhaka,Bangladesh.

AREAS OF INTEREST & SPECIALIZATION

  • Language teaching, Teacher  Education, Materials Design, and Learning styles

RECENT  PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Conducted a workshop on Academic Writing at State University of Bangladesh, in September,  2018.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Edited by Zerin Alam, Begum Shahnaz Sinha, and Nazmeen Huq , series editors  Diane Slaouti and Tahmina Ahmed, Exploring Academic Writing. INSPIRE DEWS, 2016.
  • Tahmina Ahmed, Zerin Alam, Nevin Farida, Rubina Khan, and Begum Shahnaz Sinha.  Making Connections: Responding to Literature. Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2014.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha, Tasneem Siraj Mahboob, Ahmed Bashir,  Bijoy LalBasu and Neelima Akhter,  Series editor Fakrul Alam, Endeavours:  An Introductory Language Coursebook. Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2014.

Book Section

  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha. Use of citations in academic writing: common practices of Bangladeshi tertiary level students and the challenges they face”. “Tertiary Level Writing in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches”. Edited by Tahmina Ahmed, Rubina Khan, Nevin Farida, and Zerin Alam INSPIRE DEWS, 2018.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha, “English Phobia in Our Schools and Colleges” Revisioning English in Bangladesh, Edited by Fakrul Alam, Niaz Zaman, and Tahmina Ahmed. The University Press Limited, Dhaka, 2001.

Journal Article

  • Nevin Farida and Begum Shahnaz Sinha: Introducing Literature Critically and Creatively to Bangladeshi students, Journal of NELTA, vol. 18, no 1-2, 2013.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha and Nazua Idris: Shifting Teachers’ Role in the English Language Classroom in Bangladesh, The English Teacher: Journal of Malaysian English Language Teaching Association, vol. XLII , no 1,2 & 3, 2013.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha and Tasneem Siraj Mahboob: Teaching Paragraph Writing for Primary Level Learners, The Dhaka University Journal  of  Linguistics, vol .3, 2010.
  • Zerin Alam and Begum Shahnaz Sinha:  Developing Listening Skills for Tertiary Level Learners, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, vol. 2, no 3, 2009.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha and Tasneem Siraj Mahboob.:  ELT Materials in Use in Bangladesh, the Inside Story, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, vol. 5, 2007
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha: Communicative Language Teaching ( CLT)  and English for Today (EFT):Our Dream vs Reality, The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, vol. 1, 2006.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha: What Gives Stretches of Language Unity and Meaning: Context of Situation, Speech Act Theory, and Grice’s Cooperative Principles, Teacher’s World, Journal of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, vol. 26-27, 2004.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha:  Validity and Reliability, Two Important Criteria for a Good Language Test:An Analysis of Some Test Items In terms of Their Validity and Reliability, Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, 2002.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha: Teaching English Through Literature: An Example, A Short Story.  Teacher’s World, Journal of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, 2002.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha: An Interactive Approach to EFL Reading, Dhaka University Studies, vol.56,no 2, 1999.
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha: Our Achievement Tests and What We Really Achieve, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, vol.1, 1998.

Date of Joining: January 01, 1996

Date of Early Retirement:  May 2022

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: rumana.sid.rs@gmail.com

Education

Masters M.A. in ELT University of Warwick United Kingdom 2003 With Distinction

Masters M.A. in English Literature University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1992 First Class First

Award

Justice Amir Uddin Ahmed Gold Medal 1992, Bangladesh

Research Interest

African literature, Postcolonial theory, South Asian literature and the Cultural Aspects of Language Teaching

Publications

Book Section

  • Rumana Siddique and Batool Sarwar “Use of Rubrics in Teaching and Learning Writing.” Tertiary Level Writing in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. T. Ahmed, R. Khan, N. Farida, Z. Alam (eds). DEWS Book Series Dhaka, 2018

Journal Article

  • Representation of Children and Childhood in Colonial India: A Study of the Works of Three Indian writers, Mulk Raj Anand, Nirad Chaudhuri and R.K. Narayan, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , Vol. 12 , June 2016
  • Chinua Achebe on Leadership, Intellectuals and the Idea of a University: Lessons for Bangladesh?,Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English DU , Vols. 10 & 11,  June 2015
  • (With Batool Sarwar): ESP Courses for Literature: Exploring the Language-based Approach, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English DU , Vol. 5 , June 2007
  • Post- Colonial Paradoxes: Hybridity and Mimicry in the Works of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka,Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English DU , Vol. 4 , June 2006
  • Rumana Siddique : CLT: Another Assumed Ideal from the West?, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts. ,Vol. 61, no.1 , June 2004
  • Rumana Siddique : Non-Native English Speaker Teachers: Are They Transcendent or Subordinate? An Overview of their Status and Future, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh(Humanities), Vol. 48, no.1 , June 2003
  • Rumana Siddique : The Bitter Taste of Liberty: People and Politics in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts , Vol. 56, no.1 , June 1999
  • Rumana Siddique : Learning from Learners: Constructing Evaluation and Feedback Methodology from Error Analysis, East WestUniversity Journal , vol.Vol. 1 , January 2007
  • Rumana Siddique : Exploring the Poetic Consciousness in Kaiser Haq’s Poetry. Crossings, Journal of the Department of English ULAB , Vol.9 , 2018
  • Rumana Siddique : WO’man of the People: Gender Roles, Nationhood and National Identity in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of theSavannah. Crossings, Journal of the Department of English ULAB , Vol. 8 , 2017
  • Rumana Siddique : Multi-Culturalism and the Ethnic Writer in America: The Changing Voice in Bharati Mukherjee’s Works,Bangladesh Journal of American Studies , Vol. 11 , 2006
  • Rumana Siddique : De-Hegemonising English, The Dhaka University Studies, Journal of the Faculty of Arts , Vol. 59, no. 1 &2, vol.60, no.1, June 2002, Dec. 2002, June 2003.

Date of Joining: January 01, 1997

Associate Professor, Department of English, Dhaka University.

Email: tasneem.mahboob@gmail.com/tasneem.mahboob@du.ac.b

Education 

Masters TESOL Teachers College, Columbia University United States 1992

Publications:

Book

  • Mahboob, T.S., Sinha, Begum Shahnaz, Bashir, Ahmed, Basu, Bijoy Lal and Akhter, Neelima Endeavour: An introductory language coursebook. Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2014 .

Book Section

  • Mahboob, T.S. “ELT and English Language Teachers of Bangladesh: A Profile.” Revisioning English. Edited by Fakrul Alam et al. Dhaka: UPL, 2001 .
  • Mahboob, T.S. “Practicing Journal Writing in Teaching Composition: A Case Study.” Teaching English: Possibilities and Opportunities. Edited by David Hayes Sri Lanka: British Council and SLELTA, 2001

 Publications:

Journal Article

  1. Mahboob, T.S. : ELT Materials in Use in Bangladesh: The Inside Story, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , vol.Vol. 5 , June 2007 .
  2. Mahboob, T.S. : Setting the Agenda in Language Classroom: The Cultural Specificity of the Teacher-Student Relationship, Dhaka University Studies , vol.Vol. 57, No. 2, , December 2000 .
  3. Mahboob, T. S. and Rahman, M. M. A. : Romanization in Bangladesh: Common Malpractices, Journal of Sociology, Nazmul Karim Study Center, University of Dhaka, 9(1) , 2017 .
  4. Mahboob, T. S. and Rahman, M. M. A. : Dissension between the Teaching of English Language and Literature in Bangladesh: A Reality Check, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, 9(18) , 2017.
  5. Mahboob, T. S. and Abir, M. : From Classroom Discourse to a Business Product: The Commercialization of English in Bangladesh, In: English Studies and the Marketplace , pp.Dhaka: East West University Press, PP. 83-96 , 2016 .
  6. Mahboob, T. S. and Rahman, M. M. A. : Effective Ways of Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classroom, Southeast University Journal of English Department, 1(1) , 2016 .
  7. Mahboob, T.S. : Knowledge of Vocabulary of Freshmen Studies of Department of English: A Case Study, Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages , no.2013-14 and 2014-15 issue , 2013-14 and 2014-15 issue .
  8. Mahboob, T.S. : Characteristics of the Effective Teachers of the Gifted, Teachers’ World, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka , 2002 .
  9. Mahboob, T.S. : Code-Switching in a Bangladeshi Girl, Harvest: Journal of English Language and Literature, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka , 2002 .
  10. Mahboob, T.S. : Metamorphosis of an English Language Teacher, Panini: The North South Studies in Language and Literature. Dhaka , 2001 .

Date of Joining: 1992 

Date of Resignation: March 14, 2004

Assistant Prof: November 23, 1997

EDUCATION: 

Ph.D. in English, University of Florida, 2005

Focus: Literature of the British Empire

Dissertation: Recasting Muslim Women (a historiographic

analysis of the Muslim women writers of colonial Bengal with a

translation of Rupjalal (1876), the first known creative fiction written by a  Bengali Muslim woman)

Director: Dr. Pamela K. Gilbert

M.A. in English, University of Florida, 1996

Focus: 18th Century English Literature

Thesis: Restoration Drama and the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas (a

philosophical inquiry into gender relations in Restoration Drama in the light  of Levinasian philosophy of the Other)

Director: Dr. Melvyn New

M.A. in English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1987

Focus: British, generalist

B.A. in English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1986

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT: 

Associate Lecturer, English Department, University of Central Florida, 2019-present  Previous Academic Appointments: 

University of Central Florida 

Lecturer of English, Fall 2008 to 2019

Visiting Instructor, Fall 2006-2008

Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2004-2005

Valencia College 

Adjunct Faculty, 2011-2016; 2003-2007

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh  

Assistant Professor, English Department, 1996-1999

Lecturer, English Department, 1992-1993

AREAS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTEREST: 

18th and 19th Century English literature, Postcolonial theory and literature , Global Anglophone  literatures, South Asian literature, South Asian feminism, Translation theory and literature,  Critical theory, War theory, literature of the Global South.

PUBLICATION: 

Monographs:  

  • The Voices of War Heroines: Sexual Violence, Testimony, and the Bangladesh War, Leiden: E. J. Brill, February 2022.
  • In the Crossfire of History: Women’s War Resistance Discourse in the Global South. Editor, Rutgers University Press, forthcoming in September 2022.
  • A Diary of 1971 (translation of a feminist activist’s journal on the liberation war of Bangladesh), Dhaka: Bangla Academy, forthcoming, 2022.
  • The Blighted Garden (translation of a memoir by a rape survivor of the liberation war of Bangladesh), under contract.
  • A War Heroine, I Speak (translation of a reportage on the raped women of the liberation war of Bangladesh). Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2017.
  • Nawab Faizunnesa’s Rupjalal: Translation and Commentary, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2009.

Fiction: 

  • A Serenade of Love and Other Stories, under contract.
  • The Bird Catcher and Other Stories. California: Jaded Ibis Press, 2018. Reprinted in Bangladesh by Bengal Lights Publishers, 2018.

Work in Progress: 

Monograph:  

Gender, Religion, and the Literary tradition: A Comparative Study of the Buddhist Tantric  Songs and the Baul tradition of Bengal. For this project, I have translated the Charjapadas, a  collection of Buddhist esoteric poetry of 8th century, which I will examine in context of its  influence on the literary traditions of Bengal, with specific focus on Lalon Shah (1772-1890), a  prominent mystic philosopher and songwriter of the Indian subcontinent.

Fiction:  

Chandra’s Rivers, a novel (out on submission)

Refereed Book Chapters: 

  • “Pioneering Women Writers of Bengal (1876-1947),” in Literary History of Bangladesh, ed. Kaiser Haq, London: Routledge, forthcoming in 2022.
  • “Religion, Diaspora, and the Politics of a Homing Desire,” in Critical Essays on South Asian Diaspora, eds. Hasan and Quayum, Dhaka: Asiatic Society, Bangladesh, 2021.
  • “Sultana’s Utopian Awakening: An Ecocritical Reading of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream,” in A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, eds. Quayum and Hasan, New Delhi: Orient Black Swan, 2017.
  • “Women as Writers: Bengal: 19th Century to Early 20th Century,” in Brill 

Online Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Culture, ed. Suad Joseph, 2017. 

  • “Three Kinds of History, Three Women’s Texts, and the Futility of Diasporic Desire in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters and The Tree Bride,in Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives, ed. Somdatta Mandal, New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2012.

Refereed Articles: 

  • “The Kanhupadas: Translation of ten Charjas by Kanhu,” in The Bangla Academy Journal, vol 2, June 2020.
  • A Translator’s Dilemma,” in The Bangla Academy Journal, vol 1, December 2019. 
  • “Religion, Diaspora, and the Politics of a Homing Desire in the writings of Zia Haider Rahman, Tahmima Anam, and Monica Ali,” in Asiatic: South Asian Diaspora, Special Issue, eds. Mandal and Jain, June 2017. http:// www.asiatic.iium.edu.
  • Sultana’s Dream, or the Utopian Awakening,” Asiatic, December 2015,

http:// www.asiatic.iium.edu.

  • “Recasting Muslim Women,” South Asian Review, 28: 2, June 2009.

Fictions included in Books and Anthologies:  

  • “Bad name” (translation of Tagore’s ‘Bodnam’), in Short Stories of Tagore, ed. Sumit Chakrabarty, London: Oxford UP, forthcoming.
  • ‘The Renunciation” (translation of Tagore’s “Tyag“), in in Short Stories of Tagore, ed. Sumit Chakrabarty, London: Oxford UP, forthcoming.
  • “Mahamaya” (translation of Tagore’s “Mahamaya”), in Short Stories of Tagore, ed. Sumit Chakrabarty, London: Oxford UP, forthcoming.
  • “Frank and Frida,” in Our Many Longings; Short Fictions From Bangladesh, ed. Sohana Manzoor. Kolkata: Dhauli Publishers, November 2021.
  • “When Our Fathers Die,” in Online Anthology of World Literature Survey, ed. Kathleen Hohenletner, August 2019, https://www.stars.library.ucf.edu/oer-completeflorida/
  • “Green Card” in A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Stories, ed. Quayum, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2010.

Selected Short Fictions: 

  • “Mostly Sunny,” in The Daily Star, Bangladesh, April 2021,

https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/mostly-sunny-2082833

  • “Deborah’s Life,” in kitaab.org, December 2020, https://kitaab.org/2020/12/13/short story-deborahs-life-by-fayeza-hasanat/
  • “Three, not three,” in The Daily Star, Bangladesh, December 2020,

https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/three-not-three-2013757

  • “A Serenade of Love,” in The Daily Star, Bangladesh, August 2019,

https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/serenade-love-1784656

  • “The Hyacinth Boy,” in Bengal Lights Literary Journal, Bangladesh, Vol

3:1 July 2018.

  • “Mother Immigrant,” in Six Seasons Review, Bangladesh: University Press Limited, vol 2, July 2015.
  • “When Our Fathers Die,” in Six Seasons Review, Bangladesh: University Press Limited, vol 2, July 2014.
  • “Make me your Sitar.” South Asian Creative Writing Issue. 28:1, December 2009. • “Darkling, I Listen.” South Asian Creative Writing Issue. 27:3, December 2008.

Selected Non-fiction and Personal Essays: 

  • Two Poems: “Snakes for Hair,” and “Grandma Medusa,” in Setu, a Bilingual, Peer reviewed Journal, March 2021, https://www.setumag.com/2021/03/women-poetry fayeza-hasnat-usa.html
  • “Memories at War,” in The Daily Star, Bangladesh, March 2020,

https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/memories-war-1883683

  • “The World is a Mirror of Water: Musing on Lalon and Beyond,” in The Daily Star, October 20, 2018, https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/the-world-mirror water-musing-lalon-and-beyond-1649218
  • “Death, Grief, and Mourning: Some Chaotic Thoughts,” in The Daily Star, August 11, 2018, https://www.thedailystar.net/news/literature/death-grief-and-mourning-some chaotic-thoughts-1618912
  • “Musing Lightly on the Issues of Translation,” in The Daily Star, March 3, 2018, https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/musing-lightly-the-issues-translation-1542562

JOURNAL EDITORSHIPS:  

Fiction Editor of Litwritebd: an online peer-reviewed international journal

published from Bangladesh. 2021-present.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: 

  • “Wild Tongues Can’t be Tamed’—Crossing Borders, Identities, and Accents: an interlaced reading of poetry, fiction and memoir,” moderator and co presenter, with Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés and Obi Nwakanma, at the Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP) Virtual Conference, February-March 2021.
  • “Being Human behind the Veils: Precarity and the Muslim Women writers of 19th and 20th Century Bengal (and Bangladesh).” Presented at the MLA Conference, Seattle, January 2020.
  • “Nation, Narration, Identity, and Lived Experience: a Diasporic Journey.” Presented at the Gloria Anzaldúa Conference, at the University of Paris, May 2019.
  • “Nation, Gender, Text, and the Notion of Translation: A Translator’s Take on Translation as Textual Transaction.” Presented at the MLA Conference, Chicago, January 2019.
  • “Wild Tongues: Translating Personal Borders. A Feminist-Creative

performance,” co-presentation with Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés at the English  Department Graduate Symposium, April 2019.

  • “The Futility of Diasporic Desire in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable 

Daughters and The Tree Bride.” Presented at BCPS British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah, GA, February 2016.

  • “Flora Annie Steel and the Cult of Imperial Domesticity.” Presented at

VPFA Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, London, UK, July 2015.

  • “An Ecocritical Reading of Muslim women Writers of Colonial India.”

Presented at BCPS British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah, GA, February 2015.

  • “Flora Annie Steel’s On the Face of the Waters, The Law of the 

Threshold, and the Performance of Imperial Femininity.” Presented at NCSA Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Tampa, February 2010.

  • “Veiling Translation.” Presented at ACLA American Comparative

Literature Association Conference, Princeton, New Jersey, 2009.

SELECTED INTERVIEWS:  

  • Rudri Bhatt Patel, “A Conversation with Fayeza Hasanat, in Literary Mamma.” Web. May 2019. <http://www.literarymama.com/profiles/archives/2019/05/a-conversation-with-fayeza hasanat.html> 
  • Bill Wolfe, “Read her like and open book,”

https://readherlikeanopenbook.com/2018/10/30/the-things-that-write-me/ • “Q and A with Deborah Kalb: an interview of Fayeza Hasanat, author of The Bird Catcher and Other Stories.” Web. November 2018. <http://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com/>

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY: 

Manzoor, Sohana. “Fayeza Hasanat,” in The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 November  2020. https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14616

REVIEWS OF THE BIRD CATCHER AND OTHER STORIES:  

  • “Book Review: The Bird Catcher by Fayeza Hasanat,” by Sabiha Haq, Asiatic, vol 15:2, December, 2021, 146-150.
  • “A Review of Fayeza Hasanat’s The Bird Catcher and Other Stories,” by Caleb Tankersley, Necessary Fiction, April 2019. <http://necessaryfiction.com/reviews/TheBirdCatcherbyFayezaHasanat>
  • A Review of the Bird Catcher and Other Stories,” by Shannon Shea, in Literary Mama, March 2019. <http://www.literarymama.com/reviews/archives/2019/03/review-of-the-bird catcher.html>
  • “A Review of Fayeza Hasanat’s The Bird Catcher and Other Stories,” by Laura Nicuara. March 2019, in Rain Taxi, an online journal. <http://www.raintaxi.com/the-bird-catcher-and-other-stories/>
  • The Bird Catcher and Other Stories: A remarkable Debut Collection of short fiction,” by Fakrul Alam. February 2019. <https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2019/02/09/a remarkable-debut-collection-of-short-fiction>
  • “Lore of the Women: The Bird Catcher and Other Stories,” by Sohana Manzoor. The Daily Star. December 2018.
  • “A Review of Fayeza Hasanat’s The Bird Catcher and Other Stories.” November 2018, online in <http://www.tuesdaywriters.com/?m=201811>
  • The Bird Catcher and Other Stories: A review.” September 2018, in Small press picks. <https://smallpresspicks.com/bird-catcher-stories/>
  • The Bird Catcher: An Appealing Introduction to Bangladeshi American Fiction, ” by Bill Wolfe. December 2018. <https://readherlikeanopenbook.com/2018/12/31/the-bird-catcher-is-an-intriguingintroduction-to-bangladeshi-american-fiction/>
  • The Bird Catcher and Other Stories: a review,” by Lily Hoang. November 2018, online in <http://www.8asians.com/author/lilyw/>
  • “A Review of The Bird Catcher and Other Stories,” in The Kirkus Review. November 2018. <https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/fayeza-hasanat/the-bird-catcher-and other-stories/>
  • The Bird Catcher and Other Stories: a review” by Deborah Kalb. November 2018. <http://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/q-with-fayeza-html>

TEACHING OF MY WORK:  

  • “When Our Fathers Die,” from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, taught by Kathy Hohenleitner in a course on World Literatures, UCF, Department of English, Fall 2020.
  • “Mother Immigrant,” from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, taught by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés of English Department, UCF, in a Fiction Workshop, Fall 2020.
  • “Bride of the Vanishing Sun,” from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, taught by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés of English Department, UCF, in a course on Women Writers of Color, Spring 2019, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.
  • “Mother Immigrant,” from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, taught by Patricia Angley English Department, UCF in her course on Special Topics in Literature, Spring 2019.
  • Nawab Faizunnesa’s Rupjalal: Translation and Commentary, taught by Swapna Banerjee in a course on History of South Asian Women’s Writing, Brooklyn College, CUNY.
  • The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, was chosen by the Asian American Writers Organization for Asian American Writers Workshop, November-December, 2018, New York. https://aaww.org/tag/fayeza-hasanat/

HONORS AND AWARDS: 

2021 Co-PI, “Strategies for Conducting Inquiry-Based Literary Research,” $20,000 grant  for the Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative (DL CRI)—Barry Mauer is lead PI  with John Venecek, Jane Vaughan, and Farah Cato.

2019 UCF Departmental Research Travel Grant, January, 2020.

2018 UCF Departmental Research Travel Grant, January, 2019.

2015 UCF Departmental Research Travel Grant, July, 2015.

2008 Interactive Distributed Learning Grant, University of Central Florida

2003 Kirkland Dissertation Fellowship, University of Florida

1994-1996 Fulbright Scholarship (to complete an M.A. University of Florida)

ACADEMIC SERVICE: 

Peer Reviewer, Sage Online Journal, 2020-present

Reviewer, South Asian Review, 2020-present  

Peer Reviewer, Brill Publishers, 2019-present

Peer Reviewer, Routledge, 2019-present 

Reviewer, Asiatic Journal, 2017-present 

Reviewer, Clio: A Journal of Literature and History, 2018

Peer Reviewer, W.W. Norton, 2016-2018

Peer Reviewer, Oxford University Press, 2017

Peer Reviewer, Bedford/ St Martin’s Press, 2016

INVOLVEMENT IN STUDENT RESEARCH: 

Honors Thesis Supervised: 

  • Tiffany Sidders, “Vergissmeinnicht: an Interdisciplinary Study of Holocaust Trauma Literature, Medical Experimentation Discourse, and Narratives of Denial.” Department of English, May 2021.
  • Rocco Fazzalari, “A Deconstruction of Puritan Ideology through the Works of John Winthrop, Anne Bradstreet, and Mary Rowlandson.” Department of English, November 2019.

Date of Joining: 1997

Date of Resignation:

Date of Joining: October 04, 1998 

Date of Retirement: June 03, 2019

Educational Background

Ph.D., 1996,    Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Theses on: “Tension and Synthesis in Wole Soyinka’s Plays”. Awarded

  1. A., 1974, Dhaka University, English, 2nd Class (11th)
  2. A. (Honors in English), 1973, Dhaka University, English, 2nd Class (8th)

Teaching Experience

4/10/1998 – 30/6/2019: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka. Have taught English Language and Literature (English Romantic Poets, African English Literature, Afro-American Literature, Bengali Literature).

15/02/2018 – 30/06/2019: Chairman of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

12/91 – 10/1998: Assistant Professor in English at the Government colleges of Bangladesh. Employer: Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh.

4/1980 -12/1991: Lecturer in English in the Government colleges of Bangladesh. Employer: Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh.

 

Editorial Responsibility

  • Worked as the Editor of Literary and Text Books at Muktadhara, a leading publishing house of Bangladesh, January 1977- April 1978.
  • Worked on the Editorial Board of the reputed literary journal of Bangladesh, Ganosahitya, January,1985-August,1988.
  • Reviewed and edited in 2000 manuscripts, General Education: English Language and Introduction to Literature for publication by the Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Dhaka.
  • Have been editing the literary journal, Ekobingsho, since 2015.

 

 Publications

Articles written in English before joining the Department of English, University of Dhaka as Assistant Professor

  • Tension and Synthesis: A Pattern For Re-appraisal of Wole Soyinka’s Plays,” Shilpakala (Annual Journal of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy), Vol. VIII, 1996, Dhaka.
  • The Swamp Dwellers—Wole Soyinka’s First Play in Tension and Synthesis,” Shilpakala (Annual Journal of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy), Volume IX, 1998, Dhaka: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
  • Articles Written in English as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Dhaka
  • “Wole Soyinka’s Contribution to the Philosophy of Dialectics,” Philosophy and Progress, Volumes XXVI-XXVII, June-December 1999, Dev Centre for Philosophical Studies, University a of Dhaka.
  • “The Trials of Brother Jero—Soyinka’s Serious Satire,” Theoretical Perspective, Centre for Alternatives, University of Dhaka,Vol. 6, 1999.
  • “Tension and Synthesis in Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed,” The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 54, No. 2, December 1999.
  • “Tension and Synthesis in Soyinka’s Adaptation of The Bacchai by Euripides,” Harvest (Jahangirnagar studies in Literature), Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Vol. 17, 2001-2002.
  • Jero’s Metamorphosis—Soyinka’s Caricature of the Church and Army-Rule in Nigeria,” Shilpakala (Annual Journal of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy), Volume XII, 2001, Dhaka: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Books in English

  • Tension and Synthesis in Wole Soyinka’s Plays. Dhaka University Press, Dhaka, July, 2012.
  • Female Power and Some Ibsen Plays. Murdhanya, Dhaka, February 2015.

Translation of Books into English

  • Translated into English Kamrul  Hasan, A biography of the famous painter, Kamrul Hasan, written in Bengali by Dr. Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir, and published by International Centre for Bengal Studies, Dhaka University, Dhaka in 1997.
  • Jointly translated into English Bangla Academy Dictionary of Writers published by Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 2000.

Books of Essays in Bengali

  • A monograph in Bengali about dreams, Swapno, belonging to the ‘Bhasha-Shaheed Granthamala’ (Book-series dedicated to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement) of Bangla Academy, Dhaka, December 1985.
  • A book of literary essays in Bengali about recent crises created by neo-colonialism and imperialism, Samrajyobad: Onya Unmochan, published by Sahityo Samobaya, Dhaka, July 1986.
  • Two books of literary essays on socio-politico-cultural issues, Katha Kalantorer, Pragotir and Pragati Sahitya Katipoy Tattwo Bichar published in Dhaka by JatioGranthoProkashon and Nandyonik respectively in 2009 and 2011.
  • A book on Rabindranath, Rabindranath: Dharmobhabna published in February, 2012 by Moordhanyo, Dhaka.

Translation of Books into Bengali

  • Translated into Bengali A Story of Painting, a book about European painting written by Agnes Allen and published by Faber & Faber. The translation in Bengali has the title, Europer Chitrakala, and was published in 1995 by JatioGranthaProkashan, Dhaka.
  • Translated into Bengali Capitalism and the Ecological Crisis by Boris Gorizontov. The translation has the title,Punjibad and ParibeshBinash, and was published in1988 by Jatiya Sahitya Prokashani, Dhaka.
  • Translated into Bengali An Introduction to Pavlovian Psychology by UshreeSengupta. The translation, titled PavlovioManostatwerPrathomikPorichoy, was published in 2005 by BijnyanChetonaParishad, 78 Aziz Super Market, Dhaka.
  • Translated into Bengali the section titled Socialism in Anti-Duhring written by Frederic Engels. It was published in 2007 by Jatiya Sahitya Prakash, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Translated in KabiChatustoy Bangla Pratidhwani lyrics and poems by Pablo Neruda, NazimHikmet, Rasul Ghamzatov and Adonis and got those published in 2012 in Dhaka by AnkurProkashoni.
  • Translated (along with SubhashMukhopadhyay)  poems by NazimHikmet. The book, NazimHikmeterKabita, was published in 2013 by AnkurProkashoni, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Translated into Bengali (jointly with Sazzad Jahid and Shamim Mandol) Discourse on Colonialism by AimeCesaire. It was titled Oubonibeshikotar Mukhosh Unmochon, and published in 2014 by Prokriti, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Translated (jointly with Ujjwal Bhattacharya) into Bengali Xala, Sembene Usman’s first novel . It is titled Ovishapand was published by AnkurProkashoni in 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Translated into Bengali Odes to Small Things by Pablo Neruda. The Bengali book was titled TuccherBadabali, and published in 2020 by Dhrubopada, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Editing of Books in Bengali

  • Edited Rabindra Utsav—a collection of essays on Rabindranath Tagore – February, 2012 by Jatio Rabindra sangeet Sammelan Parishad, Dhaka Mahanagar Chapter.
  • Edited JagoAmritopiyaseeChito—a collection of essays on KaziNazrul Islam—published in 2009 by JatioRabindrasangeetSammilonParishad, Dhaka Mahanagar Chapter.
  • Edited DoohkherTimire—a collection of essays on Jagannath Hall tragedy of October,1985—published by Registrar, University of Dhaka in October 2006.
  • Jointly edited an anthology of Bengali translation of specimens of sub-Saharan African literatures, Chhayachchhanna, He Africa, published Jointly by Shahitya Prokash , Dhaka and NayaUdyog, Kolkata in February 1993.
  • Jointly edited a book of essays in Bengali about religion and politics, Dharma O Rajneeti (Religion and Politics), Published by Chetona, Dhaka in, February 1990.
  • Edited, jointly with Prof. Salahuddin Ahmad and Syed Ameerul Islam, a book of essays in Bengali about the crises created in Bangladesh by communalists and fundamentalists, BangladesherBuddhwibritti: Dharma SamprodayikotarSangkat, published by JatioGranthaProkashan, Dhaka, 1998.

Biographies in Bengali

  • A biography, Ahmedur Rahman (of Ahmedur Rahaman, a noted journalist of Bangladesh,) published by Bangla Academy, Dhaka, February 1990.
  • A biography of Hans Christian Anderson, Roopkathar Raja, published by Muktadhara, Dhaka, 1986.

Publication in German 

  • An essay, “Rabindranath Tagores 150. Geburtstag: Gedankenzu den gemeinsamen Feierlichkeiten in Bangladesch und Indien” anthologized in 2011 in Universalgenie Rabindranath Tagore published from Frankfurt, Germany.

Publication in Swedish

  • A booklet of poems, Motsättningarnas dynamik, translated by Peter Nyberg and published by Kultivera, Litteraraturcentrum, Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 13 Tranas, Sweden.

Affiliation

  • Member, Executive Council, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member, Afro-Asian Writers’ Union, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member and Secretary, Jatiya Kabi Parishad (National Poetry Council), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date of Joining: October 04, 1998

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: batools@hotmail.com

Education

Masters: MA in ELT, University of Warwick

Masters: MA in English Literature, University of Dhaka

Bachelor: BA (Hons.) in English Literature, University of Dhaka

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20-04-2011, Currently Working, Responsibilities include taking classes in Language and Literature for undergraduate and M.A students
  • Course teacher (Pre-Sessional English Language Course), Center for English Language Teacher Education (CELTE), University of Warwick, UK. Teaching text based studies and research skills to students requiring language support before undertaking graduate studies at the university.

 Research Interest

Interdisciplinary studies in language and literature. Areas of interest are Postcolonial Literature, curriculum development and designing materials for language teaching using literature as a resource.

Publications:

Book Section

  1. (With Rumana Siddique) “Use of Rubrics in Teaching and Learning Writing Skills.” Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh Tools and Approaches. ed. by Tahmaina Ahmed, Rubina Khan, Nevin Farida, Zerin Alam 2018.
  2. “Power and Politics in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.” Politics and Culture: Essays in Honour of Serajul Islam Choudhury, Department of English, University of Dhaka. 2012.

Journal Article

  1. “Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom”, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , June 2013
  2. “The Role of Feedback in Teaching Process Writing: From Theoretical Considerations to Practical Implementation”, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , vol.Vol-03 , June 2010.
  3.   “Non-Native Literature: A Classroom Resource for Literature and Language Teaching, EFL/ESL Contexts”, Dhaka University Studies , June 2009
  4.     “ESP Courses for Literature: Exploring the Language Based Approach”, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , vol.Vol-05 , June 2007
  5.     “Spread of English: Causes and Implications”, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , vol.Vol-3 , June 2005
  6.     Reflective Thinking: Implications for ELT Teacher Training Programmes”, The Dhaka University Studies , June 2004
  7.     “The Guide: A Masterpiece of Storytelling”, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , vol.Vol-2 , June 1998

8.     “Feminist Paradoxes: Accepting a Fragmented Identity”, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.Vol-55, No-1 , 1998

Date of Joining: September 12, 1998

Date of Resignation: July 01, 2010 

Educational qualifications

PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland (2009). Thesis title: Sociology of language learning: Social biographies and school English achievement in rural Bangladesh. Advisors: Prof Nanette Gottlieb, Prof Roly Sussex and Prof (late) Richard Baldauf.

MA in TESOL from Deakin University (2000). Minor thesis title: Designing content-based academic purposes syllabus for the Foundation Course (English)-2 at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

MA in English Literature from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1998).

BA with Honours in English from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1996).

 

Work experiences

Working in The University of Queensland since 2005. At present he is Senior Lecturer in TESOL Education, School of Education, the University of Queensland (since 1 January 2017 till date). Teach postgraduate courses in TESOL, supervise HDR students and conduct research. Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Director (since March 2017 till date). Oversee the management of 100 HDR candidates in Education.

The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Joined as Lecturer in October 1998 and retired as Assistant Professor (full-time) in February 2005.

  •         IELTS Instructor (casual), January 2002 to December 2004.Taught IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation courses (reading and writing), marked IELTS reading and listening scripts and invigilated IELTS tests.

Editorial service

  •         Member of editorial boards of Current Issues in Language Planning, Journal of Asia TEFL, English Teaching: Practice and Critique andDiscourse: Cultural Politics in Education.
  •         Reviewed articles for a wide range of journals including TESOL Quarterly, Language Policy, Language Learning, Teaching Education, Critical Studies in Education, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Language and Education,System, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, World Englishes, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication and Asian Studies Review.
  •         Worked as guest editor (with two colleagues) for two special issues of Current Issues in Language Planning on medium of instruction policy.

 

Research publications

Papers under review

  1. Nguyen, T. T. T., &Hamid, M. O. Language choice of Vietnamese ethnic minority students in family and community interactions: Implications for minority language maintenance. International Multilingual Research Journal. (Revisions submitted)
  2.     Hamid, M. O., Hoang, N. H. & Nguyen, T. T. T. Changing teacher learners’ language ideologies and pedagogical practices: An action research intervention in world Englishes. Asian Englishes. Under review.
  3.     Hamid, M. O., & Ali, M. M. Arabic as an early language learning provision in Bangladesh: Policy perspectives. In S. Zein& M. Coady (Eds.), Early language learning policy. Dordrecht: Springer. Revisions submitted.
  4.     Wijesekera, H., &Hamid, M. O. The dynamics of bilingual education in post-conflict Sri Lanka. In L. Adinolfi, U. Bhattacharya, & P. Phyak (Eds.), Global lessons from multilingual education in South Asia: At the intersection of policy and practice. London: Routledge. Revisions submitted.
  5.     Reyes, V., Hardy, I., &Hamid, M. O. When reforms make things worse: School leadership responses to poverty, disasters and crisis in the Philippine Education System. The International Journal of Leadership in Education. Revisions submitted.
  6.     Ali, M. M. &Hamid, M. O. Teacher agency and washback: Insights from classrooms. ELT Journal. Under review.
  7.     Kirkpatrick, R., & Hamid, M. O. English language education policy. In C. Coombe& M. Hassan (Eds.), Research questions in language education: A reference guide for teachers. Dordrecht: Springer. Revisions submitted.
  8.     Wang, L., &Hamid, M. O. Promoting Values Education in Language Teaching. The Journal of Asia TEFL.
  9.     Wang, L. & Hamid, M. O. Parental visions and struggles in the intergenerational transmission of Chinese as a heritage language in Australia. Language Policy.
  10.   Jahan, I., &Hamid, M. O. (2021). Language-medium discourses and the construction of self and other in social media in postcolonial Bangladesh. In C. LaDousa& C. P. Davis (Eds.), Medium in South Asia. New York: Routledge.

Papers in press/forthcoming

  1. Hamid, M. O. (2020). An autoethnography of a Musafir life exploring English language education. In S. Sultana et al (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of English language education in Bangladesh. London: Routledge. (In press)
  2.     Ali, M. M., & Hamid, M. O. (2020). English and human capital development In S. Sultana et al (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of English language education in Bangladesh. London: Routledge.
  3.     Hamid, M. O., & Jahan, I. (2020). English inEducation in Bangladesh: World Englishesperspectives. In A. Kirkpatrick (Ed.), The Routledgehandbook of worldEnglishes(2nd ed.). London:Routledge. (In press)
  4.     Hamid, M. O., and Jahan, I. Beneficiary voices in ELT development aid: Ethics, epistemology and politics. Language Policy. (In press)

Works published

Edited Book

Hamid, M. O., Nguyen, H. T. M., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (eds.). (2014). Language planning for medium of instruction in Asia.London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  1.  Hamid, M. O., & Hasan, M. M. (2020). Bangladeshi English. In K. Bolton, W. Botha, & A. Kirkpatrick (Eds.), The handbook of Asian Englishes (pp. 297-315). Hoboken, NJ: Wile-Blackwell
  2. Hamid, M. O., & Rahman, A. (2019). Language in education policy in Bangladesh: A neoliberal turn? In A. Kirkpatrick & A. J. Liddicoat (Eds.), Handbook of language in education policy in Asia. (pp. 382-398). London: Routledge.
  3. Hamid, M. O., Nguyen, T. H., Nguyen, V. H., & Phan, H. T. T. (2018). Agency and Language-in-Education policy in Vietnamese higher education. In G. P. Glasgow & J. Bouchard (Eds.), Researching agency in language policy and planning (pp.102-124). London: Routledge.
  4. Ali, L. H., &Hamid, M. O. (2018). English-medium instruction and teacher agency in higher education: A case study. In P. G. Chew, C. S. K. Chua, K. Taylor-Leech, & C. Williams (eds.), Un(intended) language planning in a globalising world: Multiple levels of players at work (pp. 233-249). Berlin: De Gruyter Open.
  5. Baldauf, R. B. Jr., &Hamid, M. O. (2018). Language planning “schools” and their approaches and methodologies. In M. Sloboda, J. Nekvapil, & L. Fairbrother (Eds.), The language management approach: Focus on methodology (pp. 43-66). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  6. Hamid, M. O. (2016). The politics of language in education in a global polity. In K. Mundy, A. Green, B. Lingard & A. Verger (eds.), The handbook of global education policy (pp. 259-274). London: Wiley Blackwell.
  7. Hamid, M. O., &Erling, E. J. (2016). English-in-education policy and planning in Bangladesh: A critical examination. In R. Kirkpatrick (ed.), English language education policy in Asia. (pp. 25-48). Dordrecht: Springer.
  8. Hamid, M. O., Nguyen, H. T. M., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2014). Medium of instruction in Asia: Context, processes and outcomes. In Hamid, M. O., Nguyen, H. T. M. &Baldauf, R. B. Jr (eds). Language planning for medium of instruction in Asia (1-15). London and New York: Routledge.
  9. Hamid, M. O., Jahan, I., & Islam, M. M. (2014). Medium of instruction policies and language practices, ideologies and institutional divides: Voices of teachers and students in a private university in Bangladesh. In Hamid, M. O., Nguyen, H. T. M. &Baldauf, R. B. Jr (eds). Language planning for medium of instruction in Asia (144-163). London and New York: Routledge.
  10.   Erling, E. J., Hamid, M. O. &Seargeant, P. (2013). Grassroots attitudes to English as a language for international development in Bangladesh. In E. J. Erling& P. Seargeant (eds) English and development: Policy, pedagogy and globalization. (pp. 88-110). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  11.   Hamid, M. O. (2011). Planning for failure: English and language policy and planning in Bangladesh. In J. Fishman and O. Garcia (eds) Handbook of language and ethnic identity vol 2: The success-failure continuum in language and ethnic identity efforts (pp. 192-203). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  12.   Ali, N. L., Hamid, M. O. & Moni, K. (2011) English in primary education in Malaysia: Policies, outcomes and stakeholders’ lived experiences. In R. Kaplan, R. B, Baldauf Jr &N. Kamwangamalu (eds) Language planning in primary schools in Asia. London; New York: Routledge.
  13.   Hamid, M. O. (2011). Fieldwork for language education research in rural Bangladesh: Ethical issues and dilemmas. In P. Sykes & H. Piper (eds). Ethics and academic freedom in educational research. London:Routledge.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1.     Hardy, I., Hamid, M. O., & Reyes, V. (2020). The pragmatic perfectionism of educational policy: reflections on/from Singapore. Globalisation, Societies and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2020.1831905
  2.     Nguyen, H. V., &Hamid, M. O. (2020). The CEFR as a national language policy in Vietnam: Insights from a sociogenetic analysis. Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development. doi:10.1080/01434632.2020.1715416
  3.     Ali, M. M., Hamid, M. O., & Hardy, I. (2020). Ritualisation of testing: problematising high-stakes English-language testing in Bangladesh. Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 50(4), 533-553.
  4.     Ali, M. M., &Hamid, M. O. (2020). Teaching English to the test: Why does negative washback exist within secondary education in Bangladesh? Language Assessment Quarterly, 17(2), 129-146.
  5.     Nguyen, T. T. T., &Hamid, M. O. (2020). Language choice in peer interactions and the role of peers in minority language maintenance: A case study from Vietnam. Language Problems & Language Planning. https://doi.org/10.1075/lplp.19003.ngu
  6.   Heng, K., Hamid, M. O., & Khan, A. (2020). Factors influencing academics’ research engagement and productivity: A developing countries perspective Issues in Educational Research, 30(3), 965-987.
  7.   Hamid, M. O., Hoang, N. T. H., & Kirkpatrick, A. (2019). Language tests, linguistic gatekeeping and global mobility Current Issues in Language Planning, 20(3), 226-244.
  8.     Jahan, I., &Hamid, M. O. (2019). English as a medium of instruction and the discursive construction of elite identity. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 23, 386-408.
  9.   Hamid, M. O. (2019). Interrogating micro language planning from LPP students’ perspectives. European Journal of Language Policy, 11(1), 47-70.
  10.   Hamid, M. O., Hardy, I., & Reyes, V. (2019). Test-takers’ perspectives on a global test of English: questions of fairness, justice and validity. Language Testing in Asia, 9(1), 16.
  11.   Hardy, I., Hamid, M. O.,&Reyes, V. (2018) Data for learning? Confirming and contesting performative practices of data governance. Global Studies of Childhood, 84: 339-354.
  12.   Ahmad Afip, L., Hamid, M. O., & Renshaw, P. (2019). Common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR): Insights into global policy borrowing in Malaysian higher education. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 17(3), 378-393.
  13.   Hardy, I., Reyes, V., &Hamid, M.O. (2019) Performative practices and authentic accountabilities: targeting students, targeting learning. The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 181: 20-33
  14.   Alwaleedi, M. A., Gillies, R., &Hamid, M. O. (2019). Collaborative writing in Arabic as a second language (ASL) classrooms: a mixed-method study Language, Culture and Curriculum, 32(2), 157-172.
  15.   Hamid, M. O., & Hoang, N. T. H. (2018). Humanising language testing. TESL-EJ, 22(1), 1-20.
  16.   Hamid, M. O., Khan, A., & Islam, M. M. (2017). The spread of private tutoring in English in developing societies: Exploring students’ perceptions. Discourse. doi:10.1080/01596306.2017.1308314
  17.   Nguyen, T. T. T., &Hamid, M. O. (2017). Bilingualism as a resource: Language attitudes of Vietnamese ethnic minority students. Current Issues in Language Planning.doi: 10.1080/14664208.2017.1337922
  18.   Nguyen, T. T. T., &Hamid, M. O. (2017). Language choice, identity and social distance:

Ethnic minority students in Vietnamdoi: 10.1515/applirev-2017-0037

  1.   Phan, H. T. T., &Hamid, M. O. (2017). Learner autonomy in foreign language policies in Vietnamese universities: an exploration of teacher agency from a sociocultural perspective. Current Issues in Language Planning, 18(1), 39-56.
  2.   Hoang, N. T. H., &Hamid, M. O. (2017). ‘A fair go for all?’ Australia’s language-in-migration policy. Discourse, 38(6), 836-850.
  3.   Nguyen, T. T. T., &Hamid, M. O. (2017). Subtractive schooling and identity: A case study of ethnic minority students in Vietnam. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 16(3), 142-156.
  4.   Alhamdan, B., Honan, E., &Hamid, M. O. (2017). The construction of the universality of English within Saudi Arabian education contexts. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics in Education, 38(5), 627-641.
  5.   Nguyen, L. C., Hamid, M. O., & Renshaw, P. (2016). English in the primary classroom in Vietnam: Students’ lived experiences and their social and policy implications. Current Issues in Language Planning, 17(2), 191-214.
  6.   Nguyen, T., T. T., &Hamid, M. O. (2016). Language attitudes, identity and L1 maintenance: A qualitative study of Vietnamese ethnic minority students System, 61, 87-97.
  7.   Nguyen, H. T., Hamid, M. O., & Moni, K. (2016). English-medium instruction and self-governance in higher education: the journey of a Vietnamese university through the institutional autonomy regime. Higher education, 72(5), 669-683.
  8.   Nguyen, H. V., Hamid, M. O., & Renshaw, P. (2016). Language education policy enactment and individual agency: the cauldron of conflicts in policy positions in implementing the Common European Framework of Reference for languages in Vietnam. Language Problems & Language Planning, 41(1), 69-84.
  9.   Hamid, M. O., & Nguyen, H. T. M. (2016). Globalization, English language policy and teacher agency. Focus on Asia. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 15(1), 26-44.
  10.   Hamid, M. O. (2016). Policies of global English tests: test-takers’ perspectives on the IELTS retake policy. Discourse, 37(3), 472-487.
  11.   Hamid, M. O. (2016). The linguistic market for English in Bangladesh. Current Issues in Language Planning, 17(1), 36-55.
  12.   Hamid, M. O., & Luo, S. (2016). Discourses of “Crazy English”: Reconciling the tensions between the nation-state and neoliberal agenda. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 15(2), 285-308.
  13.   Hamid, M. O., & Kirkpatrick, A. (2016). Foreign language policies in Asia and Australia in the Asian century. Language Problems & Language Planning, 40(1), 26-46.
  14.   Chowdhury, F. Y., &Hamid, M. O. (2016). Language, migration and social wellbeing: A narrative inquiry into the lives of low English proficiency Bangladeshi migrants in Australia. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 39(1), 8-31.
  15.   Kabir, S. N., &Hamid, M. O. (2015). Muslims in western media: New Zealand newspapers’ construction of 2006 terror plot at Heathrow Airport and beyond. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 35(4), 469-485.
  16.   Hamid, M. O., & Jahan, I. (2015). Language, identity and social divides: Medium of instruction debates in Bangladeshi print media. Comparative Education Review, 59(1), 75-101.
  17.   Nguyen, H. V., &Hamid, M. O. (2015). Educational policy borrowing in a globalized world: A case study of Common European Framework of Reference for languages in a Vietnamese University. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 14(1), 60-74.
  18.   Hamid, M. O., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2014). Public-private domain distinction as an aspect of LPP frameworks: A case study of Bangladesh. Language Problems & Language Planning, 39(2), 192-210.
  19.   Hamid, M. O., & Doan, L. D. (2014). The problematic of second language errors. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 37(2), 123-144.
  20.   Hamid, M. O., Zhu, L., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2014). Norms and varieties of English and TESOL teacher agency. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(10), 77-95.
  21.   Hamid, M. O. (2014). World Englishes in international proficiency tests. World Englishes, 33(2), 263-277.
  22.   Alhamdan, B., Al-Saadi, K., Du Plessis, A., Baroutsis, A., Hamid, M. O., & Eileen, H. (2014). Media representation of teachers across five countries. Comparative Education, 50(4), 490-505.
  23.   Hamid, M. O., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2013). Second language errors and features of world Englishes. World Englishes, 32(4), 476-494.
  24.   Hamid, M. O., Jahan, I., & Islam, M. M. (2013). Medium of instruction policies and language practices, ideologies and institutional divides: voices of teachers and students in a private university in Bangladesh. Current Issues in Language Planning, 14(1), 144-163.
  25.   Hamid, M. O., Nguyen, H. T. M., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2013). Medium of instruction in Asia: Context, processes and outcomes.Current Issues in Language Planning, 14(1), 1-15.
  26.   Zhu, L., &Hamid, M. O. (2013). Englishes in China: Researchers’ and English teachers’ perspectives and their pedagogical implications. Journal of English as an International Language, 8(2), 67-87.
  27.   Pham, L. N. K., & Hamid, M. O. (2013). Beginning EFL teachers’ beliefs about quality questions and their questioning practices Teacher Development, 17(2), 246-264.
  28.   Honan, E., Hamid, M. O., Alhamdan, B., Phommalangsy, P., & Lingard, B. (2013). Ethical issues in cross-cultural research.International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 36(4), 386-399.
  29.   Hamid, M. O., & Honan, E. (2012). Communicative English in the primary classroom: implications for English in education policy and practice in Bangladesh. Language Culture and Curriculum, 25(2), 139-156.
  30.   Hamid, M. O., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2011). English and socio-economic disadvantage: Learner voices from rural Bangladesh. Language Learning Journal, 39(2), 201-217.
  31.   Ali, L. H., Hamid, M. O., & Moni, K. (2011). English in primary education in Malaysia: Policies, outcomes and stakeholders’ lived experiences. Current Issues in Language Planning, 12(2), 147-166.
  32.   Hamid, M. O. (2011). Socio-economic characteristics and English language achievement in rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh eJournal of Sociology, 8(2), 31-50.
  33.   Hamid, M. O. (2010). Fieldwork for language education research in rural Bangladesh: Issues and dilemmas. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 33(3), 259-271.
  34.   Hamid, M. O. (2010). Globalisation, English for everyone and English teacher capacity: Language policy discourses and realities in Bangladesh. Current Issues in Language Planning, 11(4), 289-310.
  35.   Hamid, M. O., Sussex, R., & Khan, A. (2009). Private tutoring in English for secondary school students in Bangladesh. TESOL Quarterly, 43(2), 281-308.
  36.   Hamid, M. O. (2009).National planning of European languages in Bangladesh: An evaluation. Dhaka University Studies, 66(1), 57-64.
  37.   Hamid, M. O., &Baldauf, R. B. Jr. (2008). Will CLT bail out the bogged down ELT in Bangladesh? English Today, 24(3), 16-24.
  38.   Hamid, M. O. (2007). Identifying second language errors: How plausible are plausible reconstructions? ELT Journal, 61(2), 107-116.
  39.   Hamid, M, O. (2007). Bangladeshi English teachers’ perceptions of their professional practice. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 4(2), 27-50.
  40.   Hamid, M, O. (2006). English teachers’ choice of language for publication: Qualitative insights from Bangladesh. Current Issues in Language Planning, 7(1), 126-140.
  41.   Hamid, M, O. (2006). An Apology for content-based instruction.Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, (University of Dhaka), 4, 80-96.
  42.   Hamid, M. O. (2005). Going communicative. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English (University of Dhaka), 3, 38-49.

Non-refereed publications

  1.     Hamid, M. O. (2017). Review of Penny Haworth andCheryl Craig edited The career trajectories of English language teachers. Discourse, 38(1), 157-158.
  2. Hamid, M. O. (2016). Review of John E. Petrovic’sA Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education. Language Policy, 15, 199-201.
  3. Hamid, M. O. (2015). English and Employability, Mobility and Development: An auto-ethnographic exploration. Global Education Dialogue. http://www.britishcouncil.org.bd/sites/default/files/bc_think_piece_obaid_hamid_08_10_2015.pdf
  4. Taylor-Leech, K., Nguyen, H. T. M., Hamid, M. O., & Chua, C. S. K. (2014). Obituary: Tribute to Richard (Dick) BirgeBaldauf Jr. (1943–2014): A distinguished scholar and an inspiring mentor. Current Issues in Language Planning, 15(3), 343-351.
  5. Hamid, M. O. (2014). Review of English-medium instruction at universities: Global challenges, edited by A. Doiz, D. Lasagabaster& J. M. Sierra. Bristol, Buffalo, Toronto, Multilingual Matters. Current Issues in Language Planning, 15(1), 108-110.
  6. Hamid, M. O., Kamwangamalu, N., & Nguyen, H. T. M. (2014). Medium of instruction in Africa: Commentary. Current Issues in Language Planning, 15(1), 1-3.
  7. Hamid, M. O. (2009). Review of Language policy, culture, and identity in Asian contexts. Journal of language, Identity & Education, 8(1), 57-61.

 

Memberships

  •         Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
  •         Queensland Association of TESOL Teachers (QATESOL)
  •         Asia TEFL
  •         Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)
  •         International Association of World Englishes (IAWE)

Awards and Scholarships

  1. Varghese Prize for Comparative Education 2009 from the School of Education at the University of Queensland.
  2. AusAID scholarship for the study of MA (TESOL) at Deakin University, Australia in 1999-2000.
  3. The University of Queensland Faculty of Arts Fee Waiver Scholarship for Doctoral Studies
  4. UQ Research Scholarship (Living Allowance)

Date of Joining: October 04, 1998

Date of Resignation: December 08, 2010

Faculty of Education, Monash University

19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia

raqib.chowdhury@monash.edu

Dr Raqib Chowdhury taught English literature at the University of Dhaka from 1997 to 2004 as Lecturer and Assistant Professor, and then joined the Monash Faculty of Education in 2009 upon completing his PhD from Monash in 2008. He holds a Bachelors degree in English, an MA in English Literature and an MEd in TESOL. Raqib has published extensively in the areas of TESOL and ELT, culture and pedagogy, international education, social justice and identity. His current research focuses on social justice issues in education, higher education policy reforms and family language policies. His publications comprise of six books, numerous refereed journal articles, including some award-winning papers, and book chapters for edited volumes published by international prestigious publishers including Springer, Routledge and Multilingual Matters. He is on the editorial board of several reputed journals.

Raqib is co-author of Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation (Multilingual Matters, 2014). His latest books are Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh (Springer, 2018), Equity, Identity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education (Monash University Publishing, 2019), and Transformation and Empowerment through Education (Routledge, 2019). His upcoming co-authored monograph, The Privatisation of Higher Education in Postcolonial Bangladesh: The Politics of Intervention and Control (Routledge, 2020) is soon to be published. Raqib has been a visiting scholar at several universities in Vietnam and Indonesia and has been invited to present at international conferences in universities across South East Asia. He is an ongoing Visiting Scholar and International Affiliate at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City Open Universityand the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Language and International Studies, VNU, Vietnam. As a supervisor he has 10 PhD completions to date. He lives in Melbourne with his family.

RESEARCH OUTPUT

Books

  • Kabir, A. H. & Chowdhury, R., (2020, under production).The Privatisation of Higher Education in Postcolonial Bangladesh: The Politics of Intervention and Control.London: Routledge.
  • Chowdhury, R. (Ed.) (2019). Transformation and Empowerment through Education: Reconstructing Teaching and Learning. London: Routledge.
  • Chowdhury, R., &Yazdanpanah, L. (Eds.) (2019).Identity, Equity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.
  • Chowdhury, R., Sarker, M., Mojumder, F. A., &Roshid, M. M. (Eds.) (2018). Engaging in Educational Research:Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh. Singapore: Springer.
  • Chowdhury, R., &Marlina, R.(Eds.) (2014). Enacting English Across Borders: Critical Studies in the Asia Pacific. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chowdhury, R., & Ha, P. L. (2014). Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.[Citations: 84]

 Journal Articles

  • Shaukat, S., & Chowdhury, R. (2020). Teacher educators’ perceptions of Professional standards: Implementation challenges in Pakistan. Issues in Educational Research, 30(3), 1084-1104. http://www.iier.org.au/iier30/shaukat.pdf[Q2, SNIP 0.38]
  • Karlina, Y., Rahman, A., & Chowdhury, R. (2020).Designing phonetic alphabets for Bahasa Indonesia (PABI) for the teaching of intelligible English pronunciation in Indonesia. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 9(3) https://doi.org/10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23223[Q2, SJR 0.28]
  • Chowdhury, R. (2019). Embarking on research in the social sciences: Understanding the foundational concepts. VNU Journal of Foreign Studies, 35(1), 99-113. https://doi.org/10.25073/2525-2445/vnufs.4340
  • Rahman, A., &Chowdhury, R. (2019). An ELF-based syllabus for teaching English pronunciation to native Bengali speakers (NBS). BELTA Journal, 3(1), 47-64.
  • Pham, T., Saito, E., Bao, D., &Chowdhury, R. (2018). Employability of international students: Strategies to enhance their experience on work integrated learning (WIL) programs. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 9(1), 62–83.[Citations: 10]
  • Lee, K. H., & Chowdhury, R. (2018).Factors Influencing Native English-Speaking Teachers’ Professional Practices in South Korean Primary schools. Korea TESOL Journal, 14(1), 79-103.
  • Roshid, M. M., Webb, S., & Chowdhury, R. (2018). English as a Business Lingua Franca: A Discursive Analysis of Business Emails.International Journal of Business Communication, 1-21.https://doi.org/10.1177/2329488418808040[Q1, SNIP 1.432]
  • Matsunaga, K., Chowdhury, R., Barnes, M., & Saito, E. (2018). The international education experience: Identity formation and audibility through participation, adjustment, and resistance. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2018.1549535[Q1, SNIP 1.382]
  • Chowdhury, R. (2018). Problematising Criticality in the Social Sciences.Proceedings of the International Graduate Research Symposium 2018, University of Languages and International Studies, VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam, 15-26.
  • Rahman, A., & Chowdhury, R. (2018). Teaching “English for Life”: Beliefs and attitudes of secondary school English teachers in rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh Education Journal, 17(2), 35-54.
  • Creely, E., Chowdhury, R., & Southcott, J. (under review). Academic literacies and international graduate students: Exploring the perceptions and beliefs of education academics
  • Dang, T. T. D., Scull, J., & Chowdhury, R. (under review). EFL learners’ engagement in a correcting sequence: Impact on writing development.
  • Dang, T. T. D., Scull, J., & Chowdhury, R. (under review). EFL students’ engagement in a sequence of correction: A collaborative learning experience.
  • Rahman, A., Chowdhury, R., & Bhattacharya, A. (under review). Towards a Hindi Phonetic Alphabet (HPA) to teach English Pronunciation to Hindi speakers.
  • Daud, A., Chowdhury, R., Mustafa. M. N., & Mahdum, M. (under review).Mini-Seminar Project: An Authentic Assessment Practice in Speaking Class for Advanced Students in an Indonesian Higher Education Context.
  • Barnawi, O. & Chowdhury, R. (under review). TESOL programs in English and Non-English contexts: Negotiating technologies of the self.
  • Chowdhury, R., & Restuningrum, N. R. (under review). Negotiating Family Language Policy in Heritage Language Maintenance: Experiences of Immigrant Families in Australia. (Bilingual Review Journal)
  • Hamideh, B. & Chowdhury, R. (under review). Bakhtin’s dialogism and English for academic purposes: On a research model proposal.
  • Rahman, M. M, & Chowdhury, R. (under review). Driving language policies in Asia – From the global to the local.
  • Chowdhury, R., & Kabir, A. H. (2014). Language wars: English education policy and practice in Bangladesh. Multilingual Education, 4(1), 16. doi: 10.1186/s13616-014-0021-2. [Citations: 52]
  • Abdilah, H. & Chowdhury, R. (2013).Gender and motivation: A case study of Iraqi immigrants in Melbourne. The International Journal of Arts & Sciences. 6(1), 231-239.
  • Roshid, M. M. &Chowdhury, R. (2013). English language proficiency and employment: A case study of Bangladeshi graduates in the Australian employment market. Mevlana International Journal of Education, 3(1), 68-81. [Citations: 28]
  • Bao, D., Abdilah, H. M. &Chowdhury, R. (2012). EFL learners moving to an ESL context: Motivating and demotivating factors in English language learning among Iraqis. The New English Teacher. 6(1), 125-144.
  • Chowdhury, R. & Ha, P. L. (2008). Reflecting on Western TESOL training and communicative language teaching: Bangladeshi teachers’ voices. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 28(3), 305-316.[Q2, SNIP 1.123] [Citations: 91]
  • Chowdhury, R. (2003). International TESOL training and EFL contexts: The cultural disillusionment factor. Australian Journal of Education, 47(3), 283-302[1].[Q1, SNIP 1.204]
  • Chowdhury, R. (2001). To West or not to West? The question of culture in adopting/adapting CLT in Bangladesh. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 46(1), 183-194.
  • Chowdhury, R. (2000). Colourless green ideas: Teaching grammar in the EFL class: A rethinking. The Dhaka University Studies, 57(2), 33-53.

Book Chapters

  • Chowdhury, R. (2019). Transformation through education in contemporary times: A Freirean reconsideration. In R. Chowdhury (Ed.) (2019). Transformation and Empowerment through Education: Reconstructing Teaching and Learning(pp. 1-16). London: Routledge.
  • Chowdhury, R., & Yazdanpanah, L. (2019). Local Epistemologies in understanding Social Justice. In R. Chowdhury & L. Yazdanpanah (2019). Equity, Identity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education(pp. 1-9). Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.
  • Yang, Y., & Chowdhury, R. (under review). Stranded sojourners: A longitudinal study of Chinese international PhD students with home-stay experiences. In S. Kommers, & K. Bista (Eds.) (In)Equality in Study Abroad and Student Mobility: Navigating Challenges and Future Directions. London: Routledge.
  • Chowdhury, R. (2018).Collaborative Partnerships within a community of practice: The need for school-based action research in Bangladesh. In R. Chowdhury, M. Sarker, F. A. Mojumder, & M. M. Roshid (Eds.) (2018). Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh(pp. 159-178). Singapore: Springer.
  • Chowdhury, R. & Sarkar, M.(2018).Education in Bangladesh: Changing Contexts and Emerging Realities. In R. Chowdhury, M. Sarker, F. A. Mojumder, & M. M. Roshid (Eds.) (2018). Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh(pp. 1-18). Singapore: Springer.
  • Kabir, A. H., & Chowdhury, R. (2017). ‘Donor logic’, NGOs, ruling elite and the decolonisation of education in Bangladesh. In J. Murphy & N. Jammulamadaka (Eds.) Governance, resistance and the post-colonial state: Management and state building (pp. 162-181). New York: Routledge.
  • Chowdhury, R.(2015). Being and seeing Chakma: Constructing selves and others. In J. Brown & N. F. Johnson (eds.) Children’s images of identity: Drawing the self and the other(pp. 41-56). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Marlina, R., & Chowdhury, R. (2014). English in a post-appropriation world: Facing the new challenges. In R. Chowdhury & R. Marlina (Eds.), Enacting English across borders: Critical studies in the Asia Pacific (pp. vii-xv). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chowdhury, R., & Kamal, M. (2014). Balancing conformity and empowerment: The challenges of critical needs analysis in an EAP course at Dhaka University. In I. Liyanage& T. Walker (Eds.), EAP in Asia: Negotiating appropriate practices in a global context (pp. 79-92). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.[Citations: 9]
  • Chowdhury, R., &Farooqui, S. (2011). Teacher Training and Teaching Practice: The Changing Landscape of ELT in Secondary Education in Bangladesh (pp. 147-159). In L. Farrell, U. N. Singh & R. A. Giri (Eds.), English Language Education in South Asia: From Policy to Pedagogy. Delhi: Cambridge University Press.[Citations: 22]

Text Books, Reference Books, and Other Publications

  •         Doing Assignments in Education (2012), Faculty of Education, Monash University
  •         Writing a Proposal in Education (2012),Faculty of Education, Monash University
  •         Writing a Thesis in Education (2013), Faculty of Education, Monash University
  •     English Two (2003) – Textbook for the SSC Program of Open School of Bangladesh Open University (co-author)
  •         Banglapedia: The National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (2001-2003), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka (entry contributor and translator)
  •         Advancing English Skills (1998), Textbook for the Foundation Course in English, Department of English, University of Dhaka (co-author)

Awards and Recognition

  •       2013: Vice Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Faculty Nomination), Monash University
  •         2012: Dean’s Excellence Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (winner) – 2012, Faculty of Education, Monash University
  •         2011: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Social Inclusion(commendation) – 2011, MonashUniversity
  •         2010: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Social Inclusion (winner) – 2010, Monash University

·         2003: Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Publication (winner) – 2003, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date of Joining: October 04, 1998

Date of Resignation: December 08, 2010

Currently working as associate professor in Jahangirnagar University

Date of Joining: 1999

Date of Resignation: 2000

Educational Qualification     : –

Master of Arts in English Language (Linguistics), University of Central England in Birmingham, UK.

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and ELT, Department of English, University of Dhaka. (Second Class First)

Employment Record :

Joined the Department of English, University of Dhaka as:

Part-time Lecturer: 1998

Lecturer: 1999 – 2000

Joined North South University, Spring 1999 till date

Current Position 

Assistant Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages, NSU

Publications

  1. “Sonority across languages: A contrastive perspective on English and Bengali non-lax monophthongs”, Harvest, Vol.32, 2016-2017.
  2. “Armed forces register: A study of high frequency English lexis in Bangladesh Army”, Panini, Vol. 6, 2015.
  3. “Vowel Phonemics: A quantitative-differential analysis of English and Bengali non-tense monophthongs”, Harvest, Vol. 30, 2014-2015.
  4. “Bilingualism in Bangladesh Army: An Overview” Harvest, Vol. 28, 2012-13.

BOOKS:

  1. Conversational English for Different Situations, Friends’ Book Corner, Dhaka, 2014.
  2. Easy Bangla for Foreigners, Friends’ Book Corner, Dhaka, 2014.
  3. Degree English Compulsory Model HSC Grammar and Composition, Nowrose Publishers, Bangladesh 1995.

Date of Joining: July 07, 1999

Date of Resignation: April 01, 2005 

PhD

Department of Languages,

Literature & Linguistics (DLLL)

York University, Toronto, Canada

Lecturer

Department of English, University of Dhaka

Joined in January, 1999 & Resigned in March, 2005

Education

PhD Applied Linguistics/ York University, Toronto, Canada.

MA (Thesis) Applied Linguistics/ York University, Toronto, Canada.

MA Linguistics/ University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BA (Honors) English Literature/ University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Faculty / Sheridan College, Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • EAP Instructor / University of Western Ontario, King’s College, International Centre for English for Academic Preparation (ICEAP), Toronto, Canada
  • EAP Instructor / University of Toronto, New College, International English Programs (IEP), Toronto, Canada
  • English Language Learning Facilitator / York University, Writing Department, ESL
  • Open Learning Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • Communication Facilitator / March of Dimes Canada, York-Durham Aphasia Centre, Maple, Canada
  • ESL Department Coordinator & Instructor/ New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain (campus)
  • Associate Lecturer / Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) University, Department of Communications, Singapore, Singapore
  • Lecturer / North South University, Department of English, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer / University of Dhaka, Department of English, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • English Literature & Language teacher / Sunnydale International School, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Scholarships

Peer-Review Academic Publications

  • Ahmed, F. (2021- upcoming). Examining TELL in EAP: Learner Voices. In English Language Teaching Research and Practice: Global Perspectives and Future Directions. UGC. Publishers, New Delhi
  • Lawrence, G., & Ahmed, F. (2020). Pedagogical Insights Into Hyper-Immersive Virtual World Language Learning Environments. In Management Association, I. (Ed.), Language
  • Learning and Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (pp. 917-932). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9618-9.ch047.
  • Ahmed, F. (2020). Investigating learner autonomy and 21st century skills in blended tech-enhanced language learning. In M. Kruk, & M. Peterson (Eds.), New Technological Applications for Foreign and Second Language Learning and Teaching (Chapter 6). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2591-3.
  • Lawrence, G., Ahmed, F., Cole, C., & Johnston, K. (2020). Not MORE technology, MORE effective technology: Examining the state of technology integration in EAP programs. RELC Journal, Vol. 51 (1), 101- 116.
  • Lawrence. G., & Ahmed, F. (2019). Avatar Teaching & Learning: Examining Language Teaching and Learning Practices in Virtual Reality Environments. In B. Zou, & M. Thomas (Eds.), Recent Developments with Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (pp. 340-360). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-1282-1
  • Lawrence. G., & Ahmed, F. (2018). Pedagogical Insights into Hyper-Immersive Virtual World Language Learning Environments. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT), Vol. 8 (1), 1- 14.
  • Ahmed, F. (2004). Error Correction and Speakers of English as a Foreign Language. The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 61(1), 40 — 48.
  • Zaman, N., &Ahmed, F. (2003). The Madonna (Translated short story by Alauddin Al Azad), In Zaman, N. (Ed.), Under the Krishnachura: Fifty years of Bangladeshi writing. The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Date of Joining: September 16, 1999

DOB: 24th June 1970

E-mail: tazinac@gmail.com

Education

International Islamic University Malaysia from June 2005 to July 2009 Ph.D.in ELS – Awarded – 2009

Title of Ph.D. Dissertation – “A Needs Assessment and Content Specification of the English Language Courses at Dhaka University”

Name and Address of Supervisor under whom studies for Higher Degree – Dr. Subramaniam Govindasamy, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia

University of Dhaka from 1990 to 1991 – M.A. in English Language – 2nd Class 3rd, 1991

University of Dhaka from 1987 to 1990 – B.A. Honours in English – 2nd Class 1st , 1990

Holy Cross College, Dhaka from 1985 to 1987 – H.S.C in Science. – 1st Division. 1990

University of London School Examinations Board – ‘O’ Level – 7 ‘A’s, 3 ‘B’s, 1985

Service and Others

  • Lecturer at Department of English, University of Dhaka from 16th Sept, 1999 to 27th Oct, 2003
  • Assistant Professor at Department of English, University of Dhaka from 28th Oct, 2003 to 19th Apr, 2011
  • Associate Professor at Department of English, University of Dhaka from 20th Apr, 2011 to 23rd June, 2014
  • Professor at Department of English, University of Dhaka from 24th June, 2014 till date
  • Student Counselor at Department of English, University of Dhaka from Feb 2010 to August 2014

Publications

  1. The Silent Soldiers: A Postcolonial Feminist Study of Selina Hossain’s River of My Blood and Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. Farhanaz Rabbani, Tazin Aziz Choudhury – ASIATIC – IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature – Volume 12, Issue 1, 2018 (June).
  2. Book chapter in Writing Essays With Ease by University of Dhaka-INSPIRE DEWS-2017
  3. Bangladeshi Science Students’ Specific English Language Needs – Dhaka University, a Case Study – Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics,
  4. Social Science Students’ Perceptions vis-à-vis their English Language Needs and English Courses – Social Science Review, The Dhaka University Studies, Part D Vol. 31-No. 1- June 2014, pp 29-40
  5. Science Students Listening Needs and Insights into Listening Instruction
  6. CLT Approach in Developing English Reading Skills in Tertiary Levels in Bangladesh – Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning r- Vol.2. No1(2014) February 2014
  7. RESEARCH BOOK – English Language Needs: An In-depth Study on Dhaka University Students- Osder Publications, Bangladesh-2013 , ISBN: 978-984-90582-6-7
  8. Book Chapter – Rumana Manzur: A Case Study and Jigsaw Pieces of Domestic Violence in Bangladesh  – Human Rights and Governance: Bangladesh- ALRC-PUB-002-2013, Md. Shariful Islam (Ed) pp 189-208
  9. Bridging the Gap between Needs Analysis and Course Evaluation Insights – English Review: Journal of English Education – Vol 1. Issue 2, June 2013, pp 206-217
  10. The Bangladeshi employment sector: Employer perspectives concerning English proficiency – Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics- Vol 2. No 1, July 2012 pp 111-123
  11. Methods and practice in the EAP classrooms at Dhaka University- Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, Dhaka University – Vol 6 & 7, Dec 2010 – pp 13-37
  12. A Reality Check of English at the Tertiary Level and Entry-Level Language Skills Bangladeshi Employers Seek – Society and Change – Vol.IV. No.2, April-June 2010
  13. Identifying the English Language Needs of Humanities Students at Dhaka University – Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics – Vol 2 (4) August 2009 –  pp 59-91
  14. Book Section – Tailoring the Curriculum to fit Students’ Needs: Designing and improving a language course at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, June 2007,  pp 1-17 ISBN 978-983-42061-2-3
  15. Teaching Poetry in the EFL Class: Making Language Learning an Enjoyable, Interactive Experience – Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, Dhaka University – Vol 3, June 2005 – pp 50-68
  16. Ways of Responding to Students’ Writing: Providing Meaningful Appropriate Feedback – The Dhaka University Studies – Dec 2001 – pp 51-60
  17. An Exploration of Humanistic Education as a Solution to Language Teaching Blues – The Dhaka University Studies – Vol 6, No.1, June 2001- pp 21-30

Translator

English version of “Poet of Politics – Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – speech behind the liberation of Bangladesh”

Collection of Women Stories edited by Dr. Niaz Zaman

Conference Papers Presented

  1. Language Needs Analysis at the tertiary level: The case of Dhaka University, Bangladesh – 5th Asia-TEFL International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 2007
  2. Tailoring the Curriculum to fit Students’ Needs: Designing and improving a language course at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. University Utara Malaysia TLEIA-2 Conference, 2007
  3. Being critically Uncritical: An analysis of the ELT textbook currently being used at the Higher Secondary Level in Bangladesh – Chulalongkorn University Language Institute Conference (CULI), 2007
  4. Meeting the challenges of Today’s job market – Language and Development Conference, British Council Dhaka, 2009
  5. English Language Learning Needs of Commerce students – Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA) National Conference. 2010
  6. Problems faced by Bangladeshi learners in learning English – Key note Paper at International Mother Language Day Conference, Mother Langue Institute, 2012
  7. CLT Approach in Developing English Reading Skills in Tertiary Levels in Bangladesh  – Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) Conference 2012
  8. Malaysian English Language Teachers’ Association (MELTA) Conference 2012
  9. Exploring Pre-school English Language Teaching-Learning in Bangladesh: A Case Study – 10th Asia-TEFL International Conference, Delhi, 2012
  10. An Exploration of the product and the process of Freshmen EFL writing: Some Insights – 2nd International Conference on the 21st Century Classroom: Directions Issues and Challenges; ULAB, 2014

Others

  1. Executive Committee member, Publications Secretary and Newsletter editor -BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association)
  2. Alternate SPM of HEQEP project awarded to English Department 2012-2014
  3. Core Team member of INSPIRE-DEWS project 2013-2014
  4. Core Team member of DEWS centre, English Department, Dhaka University
  5. Organizing Committee member & facilitator – BELTA international Conference – 2011, 2012, 2013 and BELTA national conference 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  6. Organizing committee member of English Department international conference on World War I & two previous one day conferences organized by the English Department
  7. Senate Member, University of Dhaka, 2013
  8. Elected Dhaka University Academic Council member, 2012
  9. DUTA Executive Committee member 2012, 2014
  10. Teacher O level English Language & Literature at South Breeze School & Aga Khan School Dhaka from 1994 to 1999

Date of Joining: April 25, 2004

Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, from 27th March, 2022.

E-mail: golamgaus@gmail.com (Personal);

golamgaus@du.ac.bd(Institutional)

Date of Birth: August 23, 1973

Educational Qualifications:

PhD, University of Dhaka, 2020

M.A. in English Literature, University of Dhaka, 1996 (exam held in 1998), First Position (Second Class First [58.6%]).

  • Courses included were Twentieth Century English Novels, Continental Literature, American Literature, Shakespeare, Twentieth Century British Poetry and Drama .

B.A. (Honours) in English, University of Dhaka, 1995 (exam held in 1996), Fourth Position (Second Class Fourth [56%]).

  • Courses included were Introduction to English Literature, Literature from Different Periods of English Literature, Classics in Translation, Literary Theory and Introduction to English language.

H.S.C. (Science Group), Dhaka College, 1992, First Division (73.0%).

S.S.C. (Science Group), Engineering University School, 1989, First Division (73.0%).

Publications:

  1. Publications in the Field of English Language Teaching – Research Articles in Peer-Reviewed National Journals:
  2. Conducted a survey and presented a paper titled English Language Journalism in Bangladesh – A Provisional Report, in the Seminar “Rethinking English” organized by the Department of English, University of Dhaka held on 22nd-23 rd February 1997.Anthologized in Revisioning English in Bangladesh, Edited by. Fakrul Alam et al. University Press Limited, 2001.
  3. “English Language Courses of Private Universities: Primary Observation”, in the 2004-2005 issue of Panini: North South Studies in Language and Literature, refereed journal of the Department of English, North South University.
  4. “Comprehending English Prose: the Dhaka University English Department Scenario” in Spectrum-Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, June 2006.
  5. “Teaching English to Large Classes at the Tertiary Level: Preliminary Observations”, in The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.62, No.1, June 2005 issue.
  6. “Teaching English Vocabulary at the Tertiary Level: A Preliminary Study” in The Dhaka University Studies, published by the University of Dhaka.
  7. Publications in the Field of English Literature Teaching – Research Articles in Peer-Reviewed National and International Journals:
  8. “English Literature at English medium schools of Bangladesh: The question of culture” in Pedagogy, Culture & Society, Volume 18, Number 2, 2010, published by Routledge.
  9. ”English Literature at English Medium Schools of Bangladesh: The Question of Postcolonial Pedagogy” in ASIATIC IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, December 2010 issue, published by the Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  10. “The Study of English Literature at Public and Private Universities of Bangladesh: A Preliminary Study” in Stamford Journal of English, Vol. 5, summer 2009, published by the Department of English, Stamford University Bangladesh.
  11. “The Pedagogy of English Literature at Private Universities of Bangladesh: The Question of Culture” in the Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies “, Volume 1, Number 2, May 2010.
  1. Publications in the Field of English Literary Studies:
  2. Research Articles in Peer-Reviewed National and International Journals:
  3. “Caste, Class and Race in Willie Chandran’s Consciousness in Naipaul’s Half a Life” in The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.59, Nos1, June 2002, December 2002 and Vol. 60, No. 1, June 2003 issue.
  4. “Subaltern Discourses of Race, Gender and Class in Toni Morrison’s Beloved” in the July 2005-June 2006 issue of The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka.
  5. “Oriental Others in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim: Questions of Race, Caste and Religion”, in The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.61, No.2, December 2004 issue.
  6. “Liberal Humanism and the Concept of Race in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India” in the Second issue of the Journal of Sociology, published by the Nazmul Karim Research Centre of the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka.
  7. “Liberal Humanism and Religious Others in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India “, in The Arts Faculty Journal, July2006-June 2007 issue, published by the Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka.
  8. “Stereotypes in The Shadow Lines: Compromises Made by a Hybrid Author”, in The Dhaka University Studies, Vol.62, No. 2, December 2005 issue.
  9. “Nora as a Witchlike Figure” anthologized in Centennial Essays on Ibsen, published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka: 2008.
  10. “Complicity and resistance: Women in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, in Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies, Volume 2, Number 4, 2011, published by Wright State University Press, USA.
  11.         ”Travels in Absurdity: Islam and V. S. Naipaul”, in Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies, Volume 3, Number 3, 2012, published by Wright State University Press, USA.
  12.     ¨Islam and Edward Said: An Overview¨ in  Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies, Volume 4, Number 4, 2013, published by Wright State University Press, USA.
  13.       Book Reviews in Journals:
  14.  “V. S. Naipaul, Magic Seeds” in EAST WEST UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, Vol.1, January 2007 issue.
  15. ”The Hungry Tide: A Story of the Sundarbans” in Spectrum-Journal of the Department of English, Volume 5, June 2007 issue, University of Dhaka.
  16. Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation”, in Transnational Literature, Volume 3, No.2, May 2011 issue published by University of Flinders, Australia.

Other Professional Duties and Activities:

  •         Student Advisor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, May 2007 –February 2010.
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.
  •       Founder Moderator, English Department Language Club (EDLC), 2005-2006.
  •       Advisor for Students’ Wall Magazines, 2005-2008.
  •       Member, Editorial Committee, Alumni News, the annual souvenir of Dhaka University English Department Alumni Society, 2005-2008.
  •     Member, Sub-project of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project(HEQEP) of the World Bank at the Department of English, University of Dhaka .

Translation  and  Work as Language Editor:

  •   Translated a few articles for the Banglapedia: The National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh published by Asiatic Society Bangladesh (2001).
  •       Worked as a language editor for the Social Science Review , published by the Faculty of Social Science, University of Dhaka(June to December, 2012. I have just finished editing the language of the articles to be published in the fourth issue of BUP-Journal, published by the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).

Languages Known:

  •       Bengali and English (Excellent)
  •       Hindi (Understanding and Speaking)
  •       Persian (Reading)
  •       Arabic (Reading)

 Research Interests:

  •         My central research interests are in postcolonial theory and literature, particularly South-Asian literature in English, with special focus on the representation of subalterns in the writings of  Arundhati Roy. My interests outside literary studies include English Language Teaching, the interface between literary theory, sociology and western philosophy and Cultural Studies.

Award Received:

  •         Justice Ameeruddin Memorial Gold Medal of the University of Dhaka for securing highest marks in M.A. in English (Literature) Examination of 1996.

Member, Board of Reviewers:

  •         Arab World English Journal (AWEJ)

Member of Professional Bodies:

  •         English Department Alumni Society (EDAS), University of Dhaka
  •       Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA). UITS Journal(published by the University of Information Technology and Sciences) and Green University Review of Social Sciences(published by the Green University of Bangladesh).

Teaching Experience:

  1. Part-time Teacher, Department of English, University of Dhaka, from 31st, July, 2000 to 24th April, 2004. I taught Foundation Course English to First Year students of the Department of English and other departments of the Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka.
  2. Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka from 25th April, 2004 to 19th October, 2006.
  3. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka from 19th October 2006 to 20th April 2011.
  4.       Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka from 20th April 2011.

Date of Joining: April 25, 2004

Present Position: Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Present Address: 58/E, South Fuller Road Residential Area, University of Dhaka

E-mail:  abashir@du.ac.bd,  abashirbd@yahoo.com

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7133-2203

Education

  1. A. in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Distinction, 2013, University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus)

Modules studied: Current Issues in TESOL; Applied Linguistics for TESOL; Learner Autonomy; Discourse Analysis and Teaching; The Language Learner and Language Learning; and Developments in TESOL Methodology.

Dissertation Title: Academic Reading Strategies Used by Undergraduate Students in Bangladesh, (Distinction)

  1. A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, 1999 (Exam held in 2001), 2nd Class (1st Position, [none got first class]), Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Courses Studied: Phonetics and Phonology; Advanced Grammar; Linguistic Theories, Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics; and English Language Learning and Teaching.

B.A. (Honours) in English, 1998 (Exam held in 1999), 2nd Class (2nd Position, [none got first class]), Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.), 1995, 1st Division, (6th stand in the combined merit list), Humanities group, Jessore Board, Government B.L. College, Khulna.

Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.), 1993, 1st Division, (4th stand in the combined merit list), Humanities group, Jessore Board, Digholia M. A. Majid High School, Khulna.

 Teaching Experiences

  • Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (since 27th March 2022 to date)
  • Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (from 25 February 2014 to 25 March 2022).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (from 19 October 2006 to 24 February 2014).
  • Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (from 25 April 2004 to 18 October 2006).
  • Lecturer, Department of English, Stamford University, Bangladesh (from 01 September 2002 to 24 April 2004).
  • Lecturer, Department of English, Queens University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (from 01 April 2002 to 31 August 2002).
  • Part-time teacher, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (from 03 October 2002 to 24 April 2004).

Other Professional Experiences

  • Student Adviser, Department of English, University of Dhaka. (From 11 September 2012 to January 2016).
  • House Tutor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka. (From 16 August 2005 to 30 November 2010).

Other Degrees/Trainings

  • Online Teacher Training Course in “Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web”, American English Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, USA, January 5, 2015 to March 13, 2015.
  • Junior Certificate Course, Senior Certificate Course, and Diploma Course in French Language from the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka in 1998, 1999, and 2000 respectively.
  • Junior and Senior Certificate courses in Military Science from University of Dhaka in 1997 and 1998 respectively.

Courses Taught/Teaching

Developing English Language Skills, Advanced Composition, Advanced Reading and Writing Strategies, English for Professional Purposes, Public Speaking, Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to ELT, English Phonetics and Phonology, Structure of English (Morphology and Syntax), Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English Language Skills, Principles and Methods of Language Teaching, Language Testing and Assessment, and Research Methodology.

Work as a resource person

  • Teacher Training Programme organized by National University for selected college teachers from all over Bangladesh under Development of Public Universities (National University Part) project, Phase I, 2010; Phase II, 2012; Teacher Training Programme 2013 (Batch 80), 2016 and 2018.
  • English language training organized by the National Academy for Planning and Development for the officials of different ministries of the Government of Bangladesh, 2006-07.
  • Professional English Training organized by Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM), an associate institute of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Administration Association, 2009.
  • Live Distance English Teaching programme on a Private TV channel, DESH Television, 2010.

Involvement in Projects

  • Core Team member, DEWS (Department of English Writing Services) project under International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education (INSPIRE  R- 4) in collaboration with Manchester Institute of Education, Manchester University and Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh £ 24,000 funded by the British Council, 2014-2017.
  • Core Team member, the Sub-project ‘Improvement and Innovation in English Teaching-Learning’, Department of English, University of Dhaka, under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP),  USD 120,000 (approx), the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) and the World Bank, 2010-2013.
  • Research Assistant, the National Youth Survey Project under the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, 2011.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Moderator, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall Debating Club, University of Dhaka. (From August 2005 to November 2010)
  • Coordinator, Literary and Cultural Committee, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka. (From August 2005 to November 2010)
  • Teacher-in Charge, Games and Sports, Department of English, University of Dhaka. (From 2004 to November 2010)
  • Coordinator, English Language Club, Department of English, University of Dhaka. (From 2004 to November 2010)
  • Member, Language Seminar Committee, Department of English, University of Dhaka. (From 2004 to November 2010)

Professional and Other Affiliations

  • Executive Committee Member, (2019-21), BELTA, (Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association).
  • Member, (Membership No 15673) IATEFL, (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
  • Member, Asia TEFL (Membership No BD746), (The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a foreign Language).
  • International Member, (Membership No 061/2012) MELTA (Malaysian English Language Teaching Association).
  • Life Member (Membership No 140), BELTA, (Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association).
  • Life Member, BAAS, (Bangladesh Association for American Studies).
  • Life Member, English Department Alumni Association, University of Dhaka.
  • Executive Editor, (2006-2010), The CDR Journal, University of Dhaka.
  • Associate Editor, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

 

Awards and Scholarships

  • E-Teacher Scholarships from U.S. Department of State to do a ten-week online teacher training in “Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web”, University of Oregon, Jan 5, 2015 to March 13, 2015.
  • Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships, 2010-11, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
  • Award by the Department of English, University of Dhaka for MA results, 2001.
  • BA (Honors) Scholarship, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 1999-2000.
  • The first prize in English Poetry Recitation at the Literary and Cultural Competition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka, 1998.
  • Awards by the then Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for results of both Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Examinations, 1993 & 1995.
  • The Higher School Certificate (HSC) Scholarship, Jessore Board of Education, 1996-1998
  • The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Scholarship, Jessore Board of Education, 1993-1995.

Publications

Books

 

  • Khan, R., Chaudhury, T.A., Bashir, A., Rabbani, F.R., Khan, N., & Ara, A. (2017). Writing Essays with Ease. Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka.
  • Sinha, B.S., Mahboob, T.S., Bashir, A., Basu, B. L., & Akter, M. N. (2014). Endeavour: An Introductory Language Coursebook. Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka. ISBN: 978-984-33-6365-7
  • Khan, S., Alam, M., Islam, S., &Bashir, A. (2005). English Grammar and Composition for Classes Nine and Ten, (approved by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board). Dhaka: Panjeeri Publications Ltd.

Book Chapter

Bashir, A. (2018). Use of Portfolios in EFL Writing Classes: Dhaka University English

Department Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions. In T. Ahmed, R. Khan, N. Farida, & Z. Alam (Eds.), Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. INSPIRE DEWS and Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Articles 

  • Bashir, A. (2018). Learners Mentoring Learners: Through the Eyes of the Mentors. Tania Pattison (Ed.) IATEFL 2017 Glasgow Conference Selections, Faversham, Kent, UK.
  • Bashir, A. (2016). Reading Strategy Use and Gender Differences among Undergraduate EFL/ESL Students. Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 12, 99-128.
  • Bashir, A. (2014). Investigating Undergraduate ESL Learners’ Readiness for Autonomous Learning. Crossings, A Journal of English Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, 4-5, 171-187.
  • Bashir, A. (2012-2013, published in 2015). Promoting Learner Autonomy through Learner Training in English Language Classes. The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, 6(8), 23-42.
  • Bashir, A. (2011, published in 2014). Investigating the Use of Academic Reading Strategies by Graduate ESL Learners at Dhaka University. The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, 4(7-8), 79-108.
  • Bashir, A. (2011-2012). Investigating Humanistic Methodological Characteristics in Teaching English to Bangladeshi Undergraduate Students.Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 8-9, 163 -184.
  • Bashir, A. (2011-2012). Investigating the Adjacency Pair Mechanism in Informal Conversations. The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, 5(7), 17- 42.
  • Bashir, A. (2011). Investigating Bangladeshi Undergraduate ESL Learners’ Beliefs about Language Learning. The Dhaka University Studies,68(1), 69 -100.
  • Bashir, A., & Rahman, M. Z. (2007-2011). The Use of Computers and Multimedia in English Language Teaching Classes in Bangladesh: Preliminary Observations.Panini: NSU Studies in Language and Literature, North South University, 5, 133-177.
  • Bashir, A. (2008-2010). Our Learners’ Dilemma and English Grammatical Number System. The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, 3(4-5), 1-20.
  • Al-Quaderi, G.G., Bashir, A., & Ferdousy, S. (2006). Comprehending English Prose: Dhaka University English Department Scenario.Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 4, 115-137.
  • Bashir, A., & Ferdousy, S. (2006). Problems and Strategies of Teaching English in Large Classes at Universities in Bangladesh.Stamford Journal of English, Stamford University Bangladesh, 2, 38-52.
  • Bashir, A. (2005-2006). The Place of Grammar in EFL Composition Classes.The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, 1, 29-36.
  • Bashir, A. (2005).The Teaching of Reading: Some Issues and Strategies. Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 3, 70-91.

Recent Paper Presentations in Conferences/Seminars

  • Teaching English to the digital natives with Edmodo and Padlet: Prospects and challenges.
  • International Conference on “Digital Trends in Language and Literature: Asia and the 21st Century” jointly organized by the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Western Sydney University, and Jinan University, China held at IIUM, 15-17 January 2020.
  • Use of Portfolios in Undergraduate EFL Writing Classes, 44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning organized by the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) in Shizuoka Convention & Arts Centre (Granship), Shizuoka, Japan, November 23-26, 2018.
  • Fostering Learner Autonomy in Undergraduate EFL Writing Classes, 8th BELTA International Conference on Expanding Horizons on English Language Education, organized by Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association,12-14 January 2018, Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka.
  • EFL Learners’ Perceptions and Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies, 1st IMLInternational Conference on Language Teaching and Learning, 24-25 November 2017, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Using Nicenet and Padlet for Teaching English, BELTA national conference on The Use of Technology in ELT, 20-21 October 2017, Daffodil International University, Dhaka.
  • Learners Mentoring Learners: Through the Eyes of the Mentors. 51st IATEFL International Annual Conference and Exhibition, 3-7 April, 2017, Scottish Exhibition Center (SEC), Glasgow, UK.
  • Using Portfolios in Teaching and Assessing EFL Student Writing, 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, organized by Department of Western Languages, Barupha University, 20-21 August 2015, Thailand.
  • Best Practices: Going Beyond the Curriculum with Activities outside the classroom, ETA (English Teaching Assistant) Workshop,22 April 2015, American Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Portfolio Based Assessment in Undergraduate EFL Writing Classes, 7th BELTA International Conference on “English Language Education: Directions, Transformations and Sustainability” organized by Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA), 02-04 January 2015, NAEM (National Academy for Education and Management), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Teacher Roles in Fostering Learner Autonomy, 8th International SLELTA Conference on English Language Teaching in the 21st Century: Local Identities and Global Realities, organized by Sri Lanka English Language Teachers Association, 3-5 October 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • An Exploration of the Product and the Process of Freshman EFL Writing: Some Insights, 2nd International Conference on The 21st Century Classroom: Directions, Issues, and Changes, organized by University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, 8-9 August 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Date of Joining: April 25, 2004

Date of Resignation: May 01, 2012 

EDUCATION

M.A. in Education

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, December, 2020

M.A. in Applied Linguistics (With Merit)

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., 2003

M.A.  in Applied Linguistics and ELT

University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1998

B.A. (Hons.) in English

University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1997

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Professor, College Reading and Writing Skills (ESOL) –Partial Load

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, The English Department, Humber College, Toronto, ON                                                                                                         2017-present

  • Taught upper intermediate- advanced level students (Reading & Writing)
  • Prepared materials
  • Synchronous and asynchronous delivery

 

Professor, Essential Communication Skills – Part Time

School of Advancement, English Department, Centennial College, Toronto, ON      2019

  • Taught intermediate level students (Reading & Writing)
  • Prepared materials

 

Professor, EAP (Sessional)

English for Academic Purposes, George Brown College, Toronto, ON                   2019-2019

  • Taught Level 6 EAP students
  • Prepared materials

 

Professor, EAP (Part-time)

English for Academic Purposes, George Brown College, Toronto, ON                 2018- 2019

  • Taught Level 2, 3,5 & 6 (EAP) , and advanced level ESL students (Writing)
  • Prepared materials, assessments

Professor, English Communication Skills (Part-time)

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The English Language Centre, Humber College, Toronto, ON                                                                                                               2015-2017

  • Taught Level 3 and 4 Business Students (Writing, Speaking and Listening)
  • Prepared Materials and Tests

 

Professor, EAP (Part-time)

English for Academic Purposes, George Brown College, Toronto, ON                 2015-2017

  • Taught level 2, 3, 4, and 5 EAP students (Listening and Speaking, reading, vocabulary)
  • Prepared materials, assessments

Professor, English Communication Skills (Partial -load)

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The English Language Centre, Humber College, Toronto, ON                                                                                                   2014-2015

  • Taught Level 3 and 4 Business Students (Writing, Speaking and Listening)
  • Prepared Materials and Tests

 

Professor, EAP (Partial -Load)

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The English Language Centre, Humber College  2014-2014

  • Taught level 4 students (Reading and Writing)
  • Prepared materials and tests

 

Professor, ESL (Part-time)

Faculty of Continuing Education, ESL Program, Seneca College, Toronto, ON    2013-2014

  • Taught Intermediate level students (Writing Composition)
  • Prepared materials and tests

 

Professor, EAP (Part-time)

English for Academic Purposes, George Brown College, Toronto, ON                2013- 2014

  • Taught level 5  EAP students (Listening and Speaking)
  • Prepared materials, assessments
  • Conducted workshops (Grammar and Writing EAP level 5-6

Professor, ESL (Part-time)

School of ESL, Intensive English Program, George Brown College, Toronto, ON         2013                            

  • Taught level 2 and 4 ESL students
  • Prepared materials
  • Administered examinations

ESL Tutor

School of ESL, Intensive English Program, George Brown College, Toronto, ON         2013

Tutored  level 1-8 students

English Teacher                                                           2011-2012

A+ Academy, Danforth, Toronto, ON                                                                                                                 

Taught grade 10, 11 and 12 students college and university preparation English credit courses

Taught students preparing for IELTS examination

Developed rubrics for in-class examinations, assignments and presentations

Developed materials and tests

 

Assistant Professor: 2004 – 2011

Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

  • Taught approximately 700+ students at the undergraduate and graduate level (post-secondary level)
  • Developed curriculum and prepared teaching materials/ modules and outlines for courses
  • Worked in Examination Committee (prepared and moderated question papers, invigilated, graded examination, term papers and assignments and tabulated examination results)
  • Served as a student adviser in the Department of English providing support to students on personal, academic and financial issues

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Post-Graduate Certificate, College Teachers Training Program, George Brown College, Toronto 2013

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Teachers of English as a Second Language Association of Ontario (TESL Ontario), Toronto, ON

Teachers of English as a Second Language Association in Canada (TESL Canada)

The Canadian Association of Language Assessment (CALA)

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Webinar Development Manager, TESL Ontario       Jan. 2018-2020

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Ahmad, S. (2019, April). Teacher Assessment Beliefs: A Multiple Narrative Case Study of Internationally Educated Teachers’ Assessment of Speaking Skills in Canadian ESL/EAP Classrooms. Presentation at the 9th CALA (The Canadian Association of Language Assessment) Annual Symposium.

Glass, M; Ahmad, S., & Mobayen, A. (2017, November). Promoting learner autonomy in lower level EAP classes. Presentation at TESL Ontario 2017 Conference

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ahmad, S. (2016). A review of the reading section of the CELPIP-General test. Contact, TESL  Ontario, 42 (3). 10-16.
  • Ahmad, S.N. (2008). The role of English in a bilingual academic context. Panini, Northsouth University, 3, 65-69.
  • Ahmad, S.N. (2007). Child language acquisition and “Universal Grammar”. The Dhaka University Studies, 64, 1163-1186.
  • Ahmad, S.N. (2006). Importance of cross-cultural awareness in Business English. Philosophy and Progress, University of Dhaka, 39-40, 131-146.
  • Ahmad, S. N. (2006). The application of communicative language teaching in Bangladesh. The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, 1,191-200.
  • Ahmad, S.N. (2005). Discourse analysis: implications for teaching written English. Spectrum, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 3, 92-101.

Date of Joining: April 26, 2004

Date of Resignation: May 5, 2018 

Dr. Afrin Zeenat has been  an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She obtained an M.A. in English and Ph.D. in American Literature with a secondary emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Arkansas, USA. Her areas of interest are 18th century English Literature, 19th century American Literature, Rhetoric and Composition and South Asian Literature.

Date of Joining: 20/11/2005

mahfida@du.ac.bd

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor May 2015- Till date

Lecturer Nov 2005- Apr 2015 Department of English, University of Dhaka

Teaching Assistant as Fulbright Scholar Aug 2004- May 2005

Department of Asian Studies

University of Texas, Austin, USA

  •                     Teaching Bengali language and culture of the Sub-continent
  •                     Designing the course and preparing the syllabus
  •                     Tutoring advanced students
  •                     Auditing graduate courses
  •                     Getting involved in local community life

Lecturer May 2002- Oct 2005

Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University, Dhaka

Client Service Executive Nov 2001- Apr 2002

Expressions Ltd., Dhaka

EDUCATION

Master of Arts (Literature) 2002, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Second Class (First position)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 2000, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Second Class (First position)

Higher School Certificate (Science Group), 1995, SOS Hermann Gmeiner College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, First Division (90% Marks)

Secondary School Certificate (Science Group), 1993, Agrani Girls’ School, Dhaka, Bangladesh, First Division (84% Marks)

AWARDS

  • Fulbright Scholarship 2004-2005, Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program, Institute of International Education (IIE), U. S. Department of State
  • Gold Medal 2004, For academic excellence in MA in English
  • Gold Medal 2002, For academic excellence in BA (Honours) in English

COURSES/ TRAINING

ASPECTS (Advancing Students’ Professional Excellence with Certificates in Teaching Series) Courses 2005

GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) Program, University of Texas, Austin

ITS (Information Technology Services) Training 2005, University of Texas, Austin

  • Microsoft Office Courses
  • Web Publishing Courses (Dreamweaver, HTML I, HTML II)
  • Graphics Courses (Photoshop)
  • UNIX Course
  • Mathematical and Statistical Software Courses (Matlab I, Matlab II, SPSS, SAS)

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System 2005

UT Police Department, Austin, Texas

Art Appreciation and Art History Course 2004

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of US State Alumni Society
  • Member of FAAB (Fulbright Alumni Association of Bangladesh)
  • Member of RFB&D (Recording for the Blind& Dyslexic), Austin, Texas
  • Member of BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association), Dhaka
  • Member of EDAS (English Department Alumni Society), Dhaka
  • Member of Sandhani Eye Donation Organization, Dhaka

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 Trainer in Teachers Training Programme 2019

College Education Development Project (CEDP)

National University, Dhaka

Curriculum Format 2019, University Grants Commission (UGC)

Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), Dhaka

Ensuring Standard of Education 2016

Institute of Education and Research (IER)

University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Educational Research and Preliminary Proposal 2015

Centre for English Teaching and Research (CETR)

University of Dhaka, Dhaka

The Great War and English Studies 2014

Department of English

University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Achieving Gender Equity in Education and the Workplace 2005

Fulbright, Institute of International Education

New Orleans, Louisiana

Fulbright FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant) Workshop 2004

Washington DC

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tahniat, Mahfida. Shakespeare’s Treatment of Insanity. The Arts Faculty Journal, July 2011-June 2012; Vol. 5, No. 7.
  • Tahniat, Mahfida. Nostalgia in The Waste Land. Dhaka University Studies, June 2009; Vol. 66, No. 1.

Date of Joining: November 20, 2005

Education

Ph.D. in ELT Curriculum and Pedagogy, King’s College London (2015–2019)

M.A. in TESOL, UCL Institute of Education (2008–2009)

M.A. in Applied Linguistics and ELT, University of Dhaka (1999–2000)

B.A. (Honours) in English, University of Dhaka (1996–1999)

Employment

  • Associate Professor, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, February 25, 2014 — present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, January 19, 2011 — February 24, 2014
  • Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh, November 20, 2005 — January 18, 2011
  • Lecturer in English, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 24, 2003 — November 19, 2005

Teaching experience

Post-graduate level

  • Designing Language Course, Materials and Tests
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Principles and Methods of Language Teaching
  • Language Testing, Evaluation & Assessment
  • Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • ELT in a Post-Colonial World
  • World Englishes
  • English in Diverse World Contexts
  • English language in education policy
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Research Methods
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Managerial Communication

 Undergraduate level

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to ELT
  • Linguistic Theories
  • Principles and Methods of Language Teaching
  • Language Policy & Planning
  • Syntax and Morphology
  • Political and Social History of England
  • Composition & Communication Skills
  • Functional and Communicative English
  • Basic English
  • Developing English Language Skills
  • Remedial English
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • English Language
  • Introduction to Prose and Drama

Other experiences

  •   Student Advisor, Department of English, University of Dhaka
  •   Associate Editor, Editorial Board, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English
  •   Language Editor, NDC E-Journal, National Defence College, Dhaka.
  •   Member of HEQEP project funded by the World Bank, 2011-12
  •   Member of INSPIRE project funded by the British Council Dhaka, 2013-14
  •   Reviewer for the BRAC University Journal, Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Crossing: Journal of the University of Liberal Arts, East West Journal of Humanities, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, Stamford Journal of English, etc.
  •   Co-editor Alumni News, annual magazine of the English Department Alumni Society
  •   Served as Prefect for the Department of English, Dhaka University in the year 2002
  •   Served as Assistant House Tutor in Jagannath Hall, DU from June 02, 2008 to September 20, 2008
  •   Was in-charge of Departmental Sports Teams

Research & publications

Books

  • Basu, B. L. et al. (2014). Endeavour: A Freshman Language Course Book. The Department of English; Dhaka: Mother Printers.

Journal Articles/ Book Chapter (most recent)

  • Khan, R., Ahmed, B., Basu, B. L. & Uddin, M. E. (forthcoming, 2020) Emergency Online Instruction at Higher Education in Bangladesh during COVID-19: Challenges and Suggestions, The Journal of Asia TEFL, 17(4):
  • Basu, B. L. (2015) Ambiguities and Tensions in the Role and Use of English in Bangladesh. In S. Banerjee & P. Paul (Eds.), Dialogia: An Anthology of Critical Ideas (pp. 1-11). Guwahati, India: Rainsoft.
  • Basu, B. L. (2014). Spoken Grammar and EFL Course-books: Bridging the Gap. Chaos: IUB Studies in Language, Literature & Creative Writing, 2(1): 15-30.
  • Basu, B. L. (2014). Task-based Language Teaching: New Orthodoxy in Language Teaching? The Dhaka University Studies: Journal of Arts, 68(2): 59-76.
  • Basu, B. L. (2013). Critical Pedagogy and Appropriation of English in Post-colonial ELT in Bangladesh. In T. Pattison (Ed.), IATEFL 2012 Glasgow Conference Selections. Canterbury: IATEFL: 156-157.
  • Basu, B. L. (2013). The Global Spread of English, Linguistic Imperialism, and the Politics of English Language Teaching: A Reassessment of the Role of English in the World Today. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, 8 & 9: 185-198.

Workshops, Conferences, & Seminars (most recent)

  • Attended the 53rd Annual IATEFL Conference in Liverpool, UK in April 2019 as a representative of BELTA
  • Presented at the 21st Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics on 27/06/2018. Title: “Secondary English Teachers’ Beliefs and their Implementation of the Pedagogical Recommendations in the National Curriculum 2012 in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Investigation”
  • Presented at King’s College London ECS Doctoral Conference on 19/05/2018. Title: “Aiming for Equality without Equivalence? The Case of the National Curriculum 2012 in Bangladesh”
  • Presented at Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics & Language Teaching on 11/07/2016. Title: “Curriculum innovation/reform through materials design and implementation: the case of English for Today in Bangladesh”
  • Presented my PhD research proposal titled “Secondary English Curriculum Innovation and Change in Bangladesh: Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices” at RWLL, King’s College London on 08/12/2015
  • Attended the Colloquium on Second Language Acquisition at UCL Institute of Education on 14/05/2015
  • Attended the BELTA-Presidency University-THT CPD Program titled “Innovative Approaches in English Language Teaching” on September 19-20, 2014 held in Presidency University, Dhaka
  • Presented a paper titled “Critical Pedagogy and Appropriation of English in Post-Colonial ELT: The Bangladesh Perspective” in the 46th Annual IATEFL conference held in Glasgow, UK in March 2012

 

Awards and Prizes 

Ÿ Recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in the UK (2015 – 2019)

Ÿ Was awarded the Centenary Scholarship 2008 by the UCL Institute of Education, UK.

Ÿ Won IATEFL Gill Sturtridge First Time Speaker Conference scholarship, Glasgow 2012

Ÿ Received EDAS book prize for standing 1st in M.A.

Ÿ Was awarded Esha Khan Memorial Scholarship for standing 1st in B.A. (Hons.)

Ÿ Comilla Board Scholarships in 1993 and 1995

Professional membership

  • Life Member, Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA)
  • Member, Asian Teachers of English as Foreign Language (AsiaTEFL) South Korea
  • Member, International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) UK

Date of Joining:  November 20, 2005

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

E-mail: neelima.akhter@du.ac.bd

Neelima Akhter is an Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Dhaka. She completed her M. A. in ELT from the University of Warwick, UK. Before that she obtanied M. A. in Applied Linguistics and ELT from the University of Dhaka. Her research interests include Teaching Speaking, Materials Development, Task Based Language Teaching, Classroom Interaction, Spoken Discourse, and ICT in Language Teaching.

Education

MA, English Language Teaching, University of Warwick, UK, 2008

MA, Applied Linguistics and ELT, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2002, (held in 2004), First Class 1st

4-Year BA Honours in English, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2001 (held in2003), Second Class 1st and 1st position

HSC (Humanities), Viqarunnisa Noon College, 1997, Second in merit list

SSC (Humanities), Comilla Board, 1995, First in merit list

Highlights of Education

o    Dissertation on teaching speaking

o    Designed an English language textbook for tertiary level

o    Project on computer assisted language learning (CALL)

o    Research on spoken English

o Courses on syllabus and materials, discourse analysis, spoken discourse, psycholinguistics, teaching four skills, teaching four skills, phonetics & phonology, socio-& psycholinguistics, computer assisted language learning, and research methodology

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Jan. 2011-present

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, November 2005-January 2011

Lecturer in English, Daffodil International University, January-November 2005

Other Experience

Teacher Trainer, National University

Teacher Trainer, NAEM

Awards and Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarship, for MA at the University of Warwick, UK, 2007

Justice Amir Uddin Gold Medal for MA results, University of Dhaka 2006

Principal Jalal Uddin Gold Medal for MA results, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2006

Begum Roushan Ershad Gold Medal for HSC results, Viqarunnisa Noon College, 1997

Award by the Prime Minister for topping the merit list in SSC, 1995

Sonali Bank Gold Medal for HSC and SSC results, 1995, 1997

Research Interests

Language teaching materials, Task based language teaching, Written and spoken discourse, ICT in language education

Areas of specialization

Teaching speaking, Issues in language materials development, History of English Language Teaching, Task based language teaching, Written and spoken discourse, ICT in language education

Publications

‘Authenticity in ELT Materials: Colourless Green?’, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2008-09 (accepted)

‘Camus’ Meursault: A martyr for truth’, co-authored with Ashim Dutta, accepted for Dhaka University Studies

‘Reflective Teaching: Professional Development through Self-Inquiry’ Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, June 2006

Conferences and seminars

‘Global Coursebooks: Colourless Green?’ Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference of Department of English, East West University, December 2009

IATEFL International Annual Conference 2008, Exeter, UK

Warwick Postgraduate Conference 2008

Warwick workshops and seminars on research methods, 2008

Date of Joining: November 20, 2005

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Publications

  • Dadaism in Kazi Nazrul Islam’s “The Rebel”, “Pioneers,O Pioneers” and Unfettered by Farhanaz Rabbani and Jackie Kabir. Journal of Sociology, Nazmul Karim Study Center, University of Dhaka, Volume 9, Issue 2 May 2019
  • A Comparative Analysis of Learner and Teacher Perceptions of Rubrics in the English Department, Dhaka University, by Anjuman Ara and Farhanaz Rabbani .Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. Dews Book Series.INSPIRE DEWS, Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, Feb 2019
  • The Silent Soldiers: A Postcolonial Feminist Study of Selina Hossain’s River of My Blood and Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns by Fahanaz Rabbani, and Tazin Aziz Chaudhury.Asiatic (IIUM Journal on English Language and Literature in English) Volume 12, No.1. Jul 9, 2018
  • Writing Essays with Ease. Department of English, University of Dhaka (under the INSPIRE project DEWS) by R.Khan, T.Chaudhury, A.Bashir, F.Rabbani, N.Khan,A.Ara. 2016
  • Laura in the Glass Menagerie.Spectrum Vol. 10 and 11, University of Dhaka. June 2015
  • THE MILLENIAL GENERATION AND POPULAR CULTURE IN EFL CLASSROOM. Indonesian EFL Journal 1 Issue 1. June 2015
  • Jatra and Kabuki: An indepth look, Farhanaz Rabbani, published in The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol. 4, No.6,  July 2010-June 2011.
  • The Bauls and the Mystics, Farhanaz Rabbani, published in Philosophy and Progress, the English Journal of the Dev Center for Philosophical Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, Volumes XLV-XLVI, January-June, July-December, 2009.
  • Nora as a Witch-Like Figure, Farhanaz Rabbani & Golam Gaus Al-Quaderi. Centennial Essays on Ibsen, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2007.

Conference Papers:

  •         Nora as a Witch- Like Figure. Paper presented at the International Ibsen Conference, University of Dhaka, 2006.
  •         Popular Culture in the New Millennium Classroom, Farhanaz Rabbani. Paper presented at MELTA conference, KL, 2012.
  •         Learner perceptions of the Rubric in Eng.104 (Developing Writing Skills) at the Department of English, University of Dhaka. Paper presented at the INSPIRE DEWS Conference  in Dhaka – Nov 2014
  •         Folk Culture of Bangladesh: History and its use in EFL classrooms.Paper presented at the 2nd  International Conference on Language Literature and Cultural Studies (2nd ICLLCS) in Pattaya, Thailand, August 2015

Date of Joining: January 01, 2006

Date of Resignation: July 11, 2013

Dr Md. Mahmudul Hasan was born in Araisidha in the district of Brahmanbaria in 1975. He did his first degrees in English Literature at the University of Dhaka in the late 1990s and then completed a PhD at the University of Portsmouth (UK) in 2007. During his tenure as Assistant Professor at the University of Dhaka, he was Associate Editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) and had postdoctoral research stints at the Centre for Contemporary Theory in Baroda, India (2008) and atthe University of Heidelberg, Germany (2009-2010). He also worked on the Asiatic Society’s BanglapediaandCultural Survey of Bangladesh projects. Dr Hasan joined the Department of English Language and Literature of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in June 2010.

Dr Hasan’s research and other academic activities manifest an interplay between English and postcolonial literatures. He edited (with Mohammad A. Quayum) and contributed to A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on RokeyaSakhawatHossain(Orient Longman [renamed Orient BlackSwan], 2017). His articles have appeared in some of the best journals, including The Muslim World (Wiley-Blackwell), Journal of Commonwealth Literature (SAGE), Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge), Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (Georgia Southern University), PaedagogicaHistorica (Routledge), South Asia Research (SAGE), Hawwa(Brill) and Asiatic (IIUM). He (with Mohammad A. Quayum) will be editing a special issue on Bangladeshi Literature in English for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (58.3, June 2022).

Dr Hasan has presented papers at conferences organized by the Modern Language Association (MLA), International Virginia Woolf Society and European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS). The conferences where he presented academic papers were held in Bandos Islam, Birmingham, Chicago, Dhaka, Jakarta, Kent, Kuala Lumpur, London, Malta, Nizwa, Osaka, Oxford, Portsmouth, Shrewsbury, Sydney, Washington DC and other cities.

During his PhD years, he taught at British primary and secondary schools and taught a course titled “Text in the City” at the University of Portsmouth. He writes short pieces for Literature @ Portsmouth. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature (Scopus-indexed).

(As of 20 Oct 2020)

Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan

Department of English Language and Literature

International Islamic University Malaysia

53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel. +60-3-6421 6045 (office)

Email: mmhasan@iium.edu.my

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Editor-in-Chief

Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature(Scopus-indexed)

Previously, with the Department of English, the University of Dhaka

Education

PhD

Feminist Comparative Literature

University of Portsmouth, UK June 2007

Postdoctoral Research

South Asian Muslim Feminism

University of Heidelberg, Germany 2009-2010

MA

English and American Literature

University of Dhaka (completed in 1998)

BA (Honours)

English Literature

University of Dhaka (completed in 1996)

Editing Journal Special Issues

  1. Md. Mahmudul Hasan (with Mohammad A. Quayum) ed. “Thrice Born Tradition: Bangladeshi Literature in English.” Special Issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge, Taylor and Francis; ISI).  Forthcoming 58.3 (June 2022) https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/journal-postcolonial-writing-thrice-born-tradition-bangladeshi-literature-english/?utm_source=TFO&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JPG15743
  2. Md. Mahmudul Hasan (with Mohammad A. Quayum) ed. “Special Issue on Bangladeshi Writing in English.” Asiatic 12.1 (June 2018). – Scopus https://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/AJELL/issue/view/49

Editing Journal Issues

  1. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities)

Vol. 53, No. 1, June 2008

  1. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities)

Vol. 53, No. 2, December 2008

  1. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities)

Vol. 54, No. 1, June 2009

Awards and recognition

  1. Popular – The Star Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 (2nd Prize)

Non-Fiction Category (with RaudahMohdYunus for Tales of Mothers Vol. 1)

Award was given at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 1 July 2017.

  1. Certificate of Achievement (Outstanding Performance, 2017-2018), Kulliyyah [Faculty] of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM.
  2. One of Top Contributors to IIUM’s Research Performance (2015-2017)

Certificate was given by the IIUM Rector on 23 July 2018.

  1. Gold Medal for poster presentation on “Nasrin gone global: A critique of TaslimaNasrin’s criticism of Islam and her feminist strategy;” IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2012.
  2. Gold Medal for poster presentation on “Muslims’ encounter with the English language: A study of Ismail Raji al Faruqi’s concept of Islamic English”; IRIIE 2012, IIUM.
  3. Gold Medal for poster presentation on “Feminism as Islamophobia: A review of misogyny charges against Islam”; IRIIE 2013, IIUM.
  4. Bronze Medal for poster presentation on “Marginalisation of Muslim Writers in South Asian Literature: RokeyaSakhawatHossain’s English Works”; IRIIE 2013, IIUM.
  5. Dr Hasan was featured in a prominent Swedish magazine on 7 Feb 2014. It is available at: https://feministisktperspektiv.se/2014/02/07/kvinnors-rattigheter-inom-islam/
  6. Dr Hasan was invited by the South Arts and Culture Society to speak in a session titled “In conversation with Dr Md. MahmudulHasan: The need to represent” at Blomeley Room 1, Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union, London, UK on 28 June 2019.
  7. Dr Hasan has been appointed examiner for PhD theses, including one from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Articles in ISI/Scopus-Indexed Journals

  •     2020 “Iqbal’s and Hassan’s complaints: a study of “To the Holy Prophet” and “SMS to sir Muhammad Iqbal”.The Muslim World (Hartford Seminary; Wiley-Blackwell), 110(2), 195-216. – DOI: 10.1111/muwo.12335
  •     2020 (with Shah Ahmed and MadihaRamlan), “Adaptation and Auteurism in South Asian Studies with Reference to Rabindranath Tagore’s Works on Screen.” Asiatic (IIUM), 14(1), 259-272.
  •     2020 (with RehnumaAnis) “Faith and Practice: Islamic Perspectives on Robert Browning.”Intellectual Discourse (IIUM), 28(1), 129-148.
  •     2019 “Intimate revelations: Conversations among ‘evil’ women in Rokeya’sPadmarag”. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature(SAGE). – DOI: 10.1177/0021989418819038
  •     2018 “Resisting colonialism, militarism and patriarchy: A study of Rokeya’s and Woolf’s feminist strategies”. Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (Georgia Southern University), 6.2 (Fall 2018): 41-52.
  •     2018 “Writing from the margins: Multiple subalternity of RokeyaSakhawat Hossain.” Asiatic(IIUM), 12(2): 174-91.
  •     2018 “Early defenders of women’s intellectual rights: Wollstonecraft’s and Rokeya’s strategies to promote female education.” PaedagogicaHistorica(Routledge; Taylor and Francis) 54(6): 766-82: DOI: 10.1080/00309230.2018.1515235
  •     2018 “The feminist “quarantine” on hijab: A study of its two mutually exclusive sets of meanings.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs(Routledge; Taylor and Francis), 38(1): 24-38.

DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2018.1434941

  •     2018 “Transplanted gender norms and their limits in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane.” Asiatic(IIUM), 12(1): 59-77.
  •     2018 (with Mohammad A. Quayum) “Introducing Bangladeshi writing in English: Emergence to the present.” Asiatic (IIUM), 12(1): 1-8.
  •     2016 “Nasrin Gone Global: A Critique of TaslimaNasrin’s Criticism of Islam and Her Feminist Strategy.” South Asia Research(SAGE), 36(2): 167-185.

DOI: 10.1177/0262728016638716

  •     2016 “Muslim Bengal writes back: A study of Rokeya’s encounter with and representation of Europe.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge; Taylor and Francis), 52(6): 739-751.

DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2016.1157514

  •     2016 “Distinguishing Islam from cultural practices: Conversations with QaisraShahraz.” Asiatic(IIUM), 10(1): 171-183.
  •     2016 “Oppression versus liberation: Representation of hijab in two post-9/11 British literary texts.” Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World(Brill), 14(2): 147-165. DOI: 10.1163/15692086-12341305
  •     2016 “Teaching English literature at IIUM: Islamic perspectives on selected twentieth-century texts.” Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization(IIUM), 21(1): 49-71.
  •     2015 “Seeking freedom in the “third space” of diaspora: Muslim women’s identity in Aboulela’sMinaret and Janmohamed’sLove in a Headscarf,” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs(Routledge; Taylor and Francis), 35(1): 89-105. DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2015.1007666
  •     2013 “Commemorating RokeyaSakhawatHossain and contextualising her work in South Asian Muslim feminism,” Asiatic(IIUM), 7(2): 39-59.
  •     2012 “Marginalisation of Muslim Writers in South Asian Literature: RokeyaSakhawatHossain’s English Works.” South Asia Research(SAGE), 32(3): 179–197.   DOI: 10.1177/0262728012469303
  •     2012 “Feminism as Islamophobia: A review of misogyny charges against                                    Islam.” Intellectual Discourse(IIUM), 20(1): 55-78.
  •     2010 “Free Speech, Ban and ‘Fatwa’: A Study of the TaslimaNasrin Affair.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing(Routledge; Taylor and Francis), 46(5): 540-552.          DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2010.517061

Articles in non-ISI/Scopus-indexed journals

 

  •     2017 “Women in the Western cultural tradition and the caricature of Islam as misogynistic.” International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, 6(2): 5-30.
  •     2017 “The Rohingya crisis: SuuKyi’s false flag and ethnic cleansing in Arakan.” Irish Marxist Review, 6(19): 50-60.
  •     2016 “Discovering Doris Lessing: Convergences between Islam and Her Thoughts,” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 33(2): 25-49.
  •     2015 “English literary studies: Including Islamic perspectives in pedagogy and practice,” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 32(1): 1-22.
  •     2014 “Islam’s Encounter with English and Ismail al-Faruqi’s Concept of Islamic English: A Postcolonial Reading,” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 31(2): 1-21.
  •     2014 “Good literature and bad literature: Debate on Islam and poetry.” International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, 3 (1): 43-54.
  •     2013 “Islam’s encounter with women’s rights and feminism: The need for greater engagement of Muslim women,” International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, 2(1): 81-94.
  •     2013 “The Islamization of English Literary Studies: A Postcolonial Approach.” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 30(2): 21-41.
  •     2008 “Women and Domestic Confinement in Rokeya’s Work with References to Monica Ali’s Brick Lane.” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 53(1): 63-76.
  •     2005 “The Orientalization of Gender.” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. 22(4): 26-56.
  •     2005 “A Tribute to Mulk Raj Anand.” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 50(1-2): 569-578.
  •     2004 “Anti-colonial feminism: Discourses of GayatriChakravortySpivak and AniaLoomba.” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 49(1): 89-104.
  •     2004 “Indictment of Misogyny on Mary Wollstonecraft and RokeyaSakhawatHossain.” BRAC University Journal 1(2): 1-12.

Book

2017 Islamic Perspectives on Twentieth-Century English Literature. Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Islamic Thought (East and South East Asia).

2017 (with AisyahSaifulBahri) Experiences of Diasporic Muslim Women: A Study of MohjaKahf’s and Umm Zakiyyah’s Works. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.

2017 (with Nurul ‘Ain Abdullah) Images of Islam and Muslim in V.S. Naipaul’s Travel Writing.  Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.

2017 (with Mahya Abolmasoomi) Convert Experiences in Lena Winfrey Seder’s and KristianeBacker’s Autobiographies. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.

Edited Books

2019 (with Mohammad A. Quayum) Bangladeshi Writing in English. Forthcoming

2019 A Young Muslim’s Guide to Religions in the World by Syed Sajjad Husain. Dhaka: BIIT Publishers.

2019 (with RaudahMohdYunus) Tales of Mothers vol. 2: Of Love and Courage, Selangor: Iman Publication.

2017 (with Mohammad A. Quayum) A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on RokeyaSakhawatHossain. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.

2017 (with RaudahMohdYunus) Displaced & Forgotten: Memoirs of Refugees. Selangor: Iman Publication.

2016 (with RaudahMohdYunus) Islam and Gender: The Bangladesh Perspective. Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought.

2015 (with RaudahMohdYunus) Tales of Mothers: The Greatest Love. Selangor: Iman Publication.

2012 Woman in the Light of Qur’an and Hadith. Dhaka: Islamic Foundation.

2011 Crossing Boundaries: Musings on Language, Literature and Culture. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.

2009 (ed. intro. and trans.) Selections from Akram Khan’s Tafsirul Qur’an. Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought 2009 (ISBN 984-70103-0016-0)

1999 Gender Issue: An Islamic Approach, Dhaka: The Pioneer.

Book Sections 

  •     2020 (with ObaidulHamid) “Bangladeshi English.” InThe Handbook of Asian Englishes (Wiley-Blackwell). 297-315.
  •     2019 “Introduction.” A Young Muslim’s Guide to Religion in the World. Dhaka: BIIT Publishers. ix-xix.
  •     2019 “Conclusion: Challenges of Womanhood and Motherhood.” In Tales of Mothers: Of Love and Courage, vol. 2. Selangor: Iman Publication. 199-216.
  •     2017 “Conclusion: Stranded refugees and the global conscience.” In: Displaced & forgotten: Memoirs of refugees. Selangor: Iman Publication. 145-168.
  •     2017 (with Mohammad A. Quayum) “Introduction.” In: A feminist foremother: Critical essays on RokeyaSakhawatHossain. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, xi-xxvii.
  •     2017 “The private-public dichotomy in Rokeya’s works.” In: A feminist foremother: Critical essays on RokeyaSakhawatHossain. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 154-172.
  •     2016 “Introduction: Working for Women’s Rights in Bangladesh.” In: Islam and Gender: The Bangladesh Perspective. Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought, 1-10.
  •     2015 “Conclusion: Reaffirming and celebrating motherhood.” In: Tales of Mothers: The Greatest Love. Selangor: Iman Publications, 161-175.
  •     2011 “Introduction: Crossing Boundaries and Celebrating Diversity.” In: Crossing Boundaries: Musings on Language, Literature and Culture. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press, 9-15.
  •     2009 “Introduction.” In: Selections from Akram Khan’s Tafsirul Qur’an. Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought, 17-30.
  •     2006 “The trope of home and the representation of Muslim women in RokeyaSakhawatHossain’s work and in AttiaHosain’sSunlight on a Broken Column.” In: A. R. Kidwai (Ed.) Behind the Veil: The Representation of Muslim Woman in Indian Writings in English 1950-2000. New Delhi: APH Publishing, 61-86.

Book Review Articles

  •     2018 A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way (Leicestershire: Kube), Muslim World Book Review, 38(4): 59-64.
  •     2015 The Essential Rokeya: Selected Works of RokeyaSakhawatHossain (1880-1932), The Daily Star (Dhaka, Jun 1, 2015), p. 12.
  •     2010 Nawab Faizunnesa’s Rupjajal (Brill, 2009). Muslim World Book Review, 30(2): 65-69.
  •     2009 Ballads from Bangladesh: An Anthology (Dhaka: Sucheepatra, 2009). Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 54(2): 147-150.
  •     2005 Brick Lane (Doubleday, 2003). Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 50(1-2): 667-672.

Date of Joining: November 01, 2006

Date of Resignation: November 05, 2012

Date of Joining: July 1, 2008

Ashim Dutta, M.A. (Dhaka), M.A (Montclair, USA), Ph.D. (York, UK)

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Scholarships and Awards:

  •         Awarded an Overseas Research Scholarship (2014-2018) for doctoral studies at the University of York, UK.
  •         Awarded Pierce Loughran Memorial Scholarship for attending the 57th Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Ireland (2016).
  •         Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship (2011-2013) for M.A. in English at Montclair State University, USA.
  •         Won Murray Prosky Award in Irish Literature (2012) as a graduate student at Montclair State University, USA.
  •         Inducted to the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society at Montclair State University (2013) for academic achievements as a graduate student.
  •         Received 3 Gold Medal Awards at the 43rd Convocation of the University of Dhaka for standing 1st in the First Class in M.A. in English Literature.

Selected Publications:

  1. ‘India in Yeats’s Early Imagination: Mohini Chatterjee and Kālidāsa’. International Yeats Studies 2.2 (2018), 20-39.
  2. ‘Transnationalist Spirituality of Rabindranath Tagore’. Gitanjali& Beyond (Journal of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, Edinburgh-Napier University) 1 (2016), 1−21.
  3.   ‘Beyond Nation: Glimpses of Global Imagination in Bernard Shaw’s John Bull’s Other Island, Sean O’ Casey’s The Plough and the Stars and Brian Frial’sTranslations’. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English (University of Dhaka) 12 (2016), 9-19.
  4. ‘Thoreau’s Moral Elitism and Ambivalence’. Bangladesh Journal of American Studies, Martin Luther King Issue (2014), 23-36.
  5. ‘Geetabitane Aalo Andhakar’ (Motifs of Light and Darkness in Tagore’s Songs). In Bhismadeb Chowdhury (ed) Probhatshurja: Rabindranath ShardhoshatoJanmabarshoSmaron (A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore). Dhaka: NabajugaProakshoni, 2011, 375−90.

Selected Conference Papers

  1. ‘“Eternity is passion”: The Erotics of Yeats’s “Supernatural Songs”’. “Yeats and Eros” / “Yeats and Paris”, International Yeats Society’s annual conference, University of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France, 2019.
  2. ‘Yeats’s Transnational Imagination: A Revision of the Hegelian Representation of East-West Dichotomy’. Yeats and India, an international conference jointly organized by the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in association with the Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi, India (invited), 2019.
  3. ‘Transnational Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore’. York Asia Research Network (YARN) ECR and PHD Conference, University of York, UK, 2017.
  4. ‘“[What] the Brahmin Said”: Yeats’s Creative Appropriation of Mohini Chatterjee’s Message’. Yeats & Asia: Imagining Asia through Yeats, Imagining Yeats through Asia, International Yeats Society Symposium, UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2016.
  5. ‘Yeats’s Tagore and Tagore’s Yeats’. International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) Conference, York, UK. 2015.

Date of Joining: July 01, 2008

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: nehrir@gmail.com

Education

Masters Applied Linguistics Boston University United States 2008

Masters Applied Linguistics and ELT University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1998

Bachelor English University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1997

H.S.C Science Dhaka Board Bangladesh 1994

S.S.C Science Dhaka Board Bangladesh 1992

Award

International

  •         Awarded Applied Linguistics Program scholarship, Boston University (Jan. 2003- May 2003). 2003 United States
  •         Awarded Applied Linguistics Program scholarship, Boston University (Sept. 2001-May 2002)2002 United States

Local

  •         Awarded the Esha Khan Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship, University of Dhaka 1998 Bangladesh
  •         Awarded the Pope Memorial Gold Medal, University of Dhaka 1997 Bangladesh

Research Interest

Phonetics and Phonology

Publications

Book Unit

  •         Nehrir Khan, Rubina Khan, Tazin Aziz Chowdhury, Ahmed Bashir, Farhanaz Rabbani and Anjuman Ara Writing Essays with Ease. INSPIRE DEWS, Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, 2016 (contributing writer)

 

Journal Article

  •         Nehrir Khan : Geminates in Italian: An Explanation Using Feature Geometry, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics , vol.Vol.3 No.5 , February 2010.
  •         Nehrir Khan : Perception and Performance of Apology in Bengali, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics , vol.Vol.4 No.7 & 8 , February & August 2011 .
  •         Nehrir Khan : What does language development have to say about the Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis?, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka , vol.Vol. 6&7 , December 2010

Date of Joining: January 22, 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: munasir.kamal@du.ac.bd

Education

Masters English Literature University of Nevada-Reno United States 2014

Masters English Literature University of Dhaka Bangladesh

Bachelor English University of Dhaka Bangladesh

Award

International

  •         Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship, awarded by Institute ofInternational Education, United States, 2012-2014 2012 United States

Local

  •         Gold Medal for academic excellence, awarded by University of Dhaka, March 2012 Bangladesh
  •         Gold Medal for academic excellence, awarded by English Department Alumni Society, University of Dhaka, May 2010 Bangladesh

Publications

Book

  •         Munasir Kamal, Samina Luthfa and Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan, Lexington (USA) The Bangladesh Environmental Humanities Reader: Environmental Justice, Developmental Victimhood, and Resistance. USA: 2019 (Forthcoming).

 

Book Section

  •         Munasir Kamal “Exploring Academic Writing.” Zerin Alam, Begum Shahnaz Sinha and Nazmeen Huq (Eds.) published under the British Council INSPIRE Project, December 2016 .
  •         Munasir Kamal and Raqib Chowdhury ““Balancing Conformity and Empowerment: Critical Needs Analysis in an EAP Course at Dhaka University,”.” English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia: Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context. Indika Liyanage and Tony Walker (Eds.) Australia: 2014.

Journal Article

  1.     Munasir Kamal : Waiting at Ely” and “Beside the Sea, Maps and Metaphors: Writing by Young Writers from Bangladesh and United Kingdom, Dinesh Allirajah (Ed.) , October 2006 .
  2.     Munasir Kamal : Metaphor,” translated from Soumya Sarker’s Bangla short story titled “Metaphor, Six Seasons Review, Fakrul Alam (Ed.) , November 2013 .
  3.     Munasir Kamal : Knight in Shining Armour, Deshi Dreams , vol.Vol. 2, Patrick Dougherty (Ed.) , March 2007 (Canada) .
  4.     Munasir Kamal : “Robinson Crusoe and the Stride of the Middle Class Man,”, Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, Dhaka University , vol.Vol. 5 , June 2007 .
  5.     Munasir Kamal : “Problems of Learning English in Bangladesh: A Student Perspective,”, Spectrum , vol.Vol. 3 , June 2005 .
  6.     Munasir Kamal : Tree Without Roots: Lal Shalu Reimagined, The Daily Star , July 2019 .
  7.     Munasir Kamal : “Healing the Soul Wound in Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms,”, The Dhaka University Studies , vol.Volume 69 , July 2014 .
  8.     Munasir Kamal : “White Mans Eat Prisoner as well as Savage Mans:’ A Study of The Tempest, Robinson Crusoe and Foe,”, Harvest: Jahangirnagar Studies in Language and Literature , vol.Vol. 25 , July 2010 .
  9.     Munasir Kamal : Behind Bars” and “When the Chicks Hatch, Daddy Knows Best, Women’s Watch—Journal of the National Federation of Indian Women , January 2006 (India) .
  10. Munasir Kamal : 2nd Grade Math Class” and “Coy Mistress Talks Back, 9th Edge—an anthology of creative works in English by Bangladeshi writers , February 2012 .
  11. Munasir Kamal : E Jagagan Roiyede Mo Monan Juri” (“To This Land, My Heart Belongs”), Ogni o Jol (Fire and Water)—A collection of short stories on women’s empowerment in Bangladesh, Shamim Azad (Ed.) , February 2011 .
  12. Munasir Kamal : The Photo in the Wallet,” translated from Jharna Rahman’s Bangla short story titled “Moneybag-er Chobi, Dawn of the Waning Moon, Niaz Zaman (Ed.) , Februalry 2012 .
  13. Munasir Kamal : “Trauma, Resistance, Survival: Linda Hogan’s Mean Spirit,”, published in Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, vol.Vol. 7 , December 2016 .
  14. Munasir Kamal : Jamila’s Laugh, Published in Patchwork Pages, Kaiser Haq and Niaz Zaman (Eds.) , August 2013 .
  15. Munasir Kamal : Jotugriha—The House of Melting Wax, translated with Soumya Sarker from Samina Luthfa’s Bangla play titled Jotugriha, in Outcries of a Thousand Souls—Rana Plaza: An Anthology, Published by Bangladesh Garment Sromik Samhati , April 2017.

Date of Joining: June 1, 2011

Prof. Shamsad Mortuza has over 22 years of teaching experience. He is a professor (on leave) of the English Department at the University of Dhaka. He joined Dhaka University on 01.06.2011 and went on leave from ……  Prior to joining ULAB, he has taught at many universities including his alma mater Jahangirnagar University, where he was the Chair of the Department of English between 2005 and 2008. As a Fulbright scholar, he pursued his second MA in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. For his PhD, he attended Birkbeck College, University of London. His doctoral dissertation “The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry” was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers in 2013. He also completed his CELTA from St. Giles College, London. In 2013, he received a Fulbright scholarship for the second time to go to UCLA as a senior visiting postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on occultism. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in reputed national and international journals. He has also published a book of poems, Barkode, and a collection of non-fiction pieces, I Spy. He started his career as a journalist for The Daily Star and serves on the editorial boards of Crossings (ULAB). He was also editorial member of Spectrum (DU), Harvest (JU), Six Seasons Review (Bengal).

Research & Awards

 

AWARDS:

  •         Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and BISS, for BCIM country report, 2014
  •         Senior Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles 2013
  •         Fulbright Scholarships, University of Arizona, 1997-1999
  •         Jahangirnagar University Higher Studies Scholarships, 2002-2005

 

 

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  •       Evaluating Secondary School English Language Teaching and Learning in Bangladesh, US federal Grant. 2017-18.
  •         English Vocabulary  Learning Material Development: A Multimodal Approach, US federal Grant. 2017-18.

Publications

Books

Scholarly

  • English for Today, Class IX-X, NCTB (panel writer), 2014.
  • Mortuza, S. (2013). The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publication.

Literary

  • Mosques of Bangladesh, ed. Nymphea and Ministry of Foreign Aggairs, 2018.
  • Selected Poems of Kamal Chowdhury, Trans and Ed. Bengal Lights Book, Dhaka, 2017.
  • Barkode, Adorn Publishers, Dhaka, 2013.
  • I Spy, Adorn Publishers, Dhaka, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • “Beyond ‘Kalapani’ and Tagore’s search for a shared regional identity. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region. Vol. 13.3. Routledge, 2017. [UK]
  • “Interview with Poet Kaiser Haq,”Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought. Vol.5, Spring 2016-17. pp. 151-156. [India]
  • “The Cinema of Bangladesh,” MargAsia. Special Bangladesh Volume. 2016. [India]
  • “The Curious Case of Kafka’s Odradek,” Crossings, Vol. 5, ULAB 2015
  • “Coyote and the Storyteller: Simon Ortiz Revisited.” BAAS Journal, Special Martin Luther King Issue, 2014.
  • “Court vs. Courtship in Austen’s Emma.” East West Journal, Summer 2014
  • “Nearing Singularity: Book Review.” Crossings: Vols. 4&5. ULAB. 2014.
  • “People to People Connectivity.” Chapter 10. BCIM Country Report. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CPD. 2014.
  • Maggie O’Sullivan: Freeing the Female Tongue from Male Traditions. Harvest Vol.25, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University. 2009-10
  • Thomas Chatterton and Barry MacSweeney: The Influence of Anxiety. BRAC University Journal. Special Volume 2010.
  • Shamanic Poetry: Re-categorisation of Mythic Rationality. The Jahangirnagar University Review Part C Vol. XX –XXI 2007-8
  • “Contemporary British Poetry: An Overview.” Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry. Philosophical Society of Nepal, Vol. 2, No. 4, Page: 12-17.
  • “The use of Land in Momaday’s House Made in Dawn and Solko’s Ceremony.”Crossings. University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh Journal, Vol. 1, Dhaka.
  • “J.H. Prynne’s The White Stonesand Shamanism.”The Jahangirnagar Review Part C Vol. XVIII 2006-7
  • “Allegory: A Romantic Reading Category.” Harvest. Vol.22.Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, 2004-5.
  • “Allen Ginsberg and Blake’s Songs: Mutation of Romanticism.” The Jahangirnagar Review Part C Vol. XVII 2005-6
  • “Edward Said after Orientalism” Harvest Vol. 20Department of English Jahangirnagar University 2004-5
  • “A Tale of Two Storytellers in Vargas Llosa’s The Storyteller”, Harvest Vol. 15. Department of English Jahangirnagar University 2004-5.
  • Simon Ortiz’s Reconstruction of the Trickster Figure of American Southwest. The Jahangirnagar Review Part C Vol. X 1998-1999.
  • Writing Oral Traditions: Trickster Stories of American Southwest and Fairy Tales of Europe.Vol. 1X Jahangirnagar University Review Part C IX 1997-1998.
  • “Nothing Made out of Nothing: A Reading of the Structure of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.” Theatre Studies, Department of Drama and Dramatics, JU, June 2000.
  • “Comparing Cultures and Issues on Methodology,” Nribigyan. Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, 2000.
  • “Slouching into the Bethlehem: A Reading of Salman Rushdie’s Historiographic Metafiction.” Rethinking English. Ed. Niaz Zaman and Fakrul Alam. UPL, 2000.
  • The Prince of Denmark Reconsidered: A Survey of the Criticism of Hamlet. Published as proceedings by the Faculty of Arts, 2000.
  • “Diane Glancy’s Cold and Hunger Dance”. Red Ink. American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, 1998.
  • “The Sound of Silence: A Reading of Momaday’s House Made of Dawn”. Harvest Vol. 13. Department of English Jahangirnagar University 1995.
  • Two levels of time in Navajo Trickster Stories”. Abstract. Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Tucson Arizona, April 23, 1999.

 

MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS:

 POEMS ANTHOLOGIZED IN:

  •       Three poems anthologized in Re-makings: A World Assembly of Poets: Contemporary poems, Ed. Nibir Ghosh,Vol.16. No.4, New Delhi,2017

 PROSE ANTHOLOGIZED IN:

  •         “The Confession of an Overseas Student.” In Khademul Islam, ed. The Daily Star Book of Bangladeshi Writing. Dhaka: Daily Star, 2006.

Chapters

Mortuza, S. (2014). People to people connectivity. BCIM Country Report. Dhaka: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CPD. Chapter 10.

Date of Joining: June 26, 2011

Education

Masters, Education and International Development, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom, 2015

Masters, Applied Linguistics and ELT, Dept of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010

Bachelor, English Literature, Dept of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009

Occupational field: 

Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, 5. Fuller Road, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Academic Achievements:

  1. Shirin,P. 2019. Ali Smith’s Autumn: A tale of human compassion. Erothanatos: A Peer-Reviewed Quarterly Journal on Literature. 3(1): 119-22. E- ISSN: 2457-0265.
  2. Shirin, P. 2018. The goddess of small things: Arundhati Roy’s dazzle in The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.Erothanatos: A Peer-Reviewed Quarterly Journal on Literature. 2(3): 81-86. E- ISSN: 2457-0265.
  3. Shirin, P. 2017. How would a post-humanist perspective account for the construction of gender in schools? Nibandhamala (Collection of Research articles). Vol. XX. Published by the Director, Centre for Advanced Research in the Humanities, Dhaka University. 91-107.
  4. Shirin, P. 2016. Analysing the representation of gender in a Bengali textbook for classes IX-X from a post-colonial perspective. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. (Hum.). 61(2): 243-57.
  5. Shirin, P. 2014. Analysing Bangladeshi English-medium education using the human capital and post-colonial frameworks. The Dhaka University Studies: Journal of the Faculty of Arts (University of Dhaka). 71(2): 97-114. Published in January, 2017.
  6. Shirin, P. 2013. The treatment of time in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland. The Dhaka University Studies: Journal of the Faculty of Arts (University of Dhaka). 69(1): 149-63. Published in June, 2014.
  7. Shirin, P. 2012. How communicative is the communicative approach? – The German teacher’s experience. Journal of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA).17 (1-2): 81-92. Published in May, 2013.

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  1. Shirin, P. 2011.Twice in a lifetime: Clothes as narrative accessories in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Hema and Kaushik. The Dhaka University Studies: Journal of the Faculty of Arts (University of Dhaka). 68 (1): 211-221. Published in July, 2013.
  2. Shirin, P. 2010.The representation of women in English for Today (EFT) for classes ix-x. The Dhaka University Studies: Journal of the Faculty of Arts (University of Dhaka). 67(1): 21-40. Published in June, 2012.
  3. Shirin, P. 2009. The position of women in Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.(Hum.).54(1):123-34.

Other Achievements:

  • Obtained Principal Jalaluddin Ahmed Trust gold medal for achieving First Class First result at the M.A. level from the Department of English, University of Dhaka, in 2008 (exam was held in 2010).
  • Obtained a second M.A. from UCL Institute of Education, UK in 2015 as a Commonwealth Scholarship recipient. Title of Thesis: ‘Rokeya’s Dream: The Purpose of Women’s Education in Bengal Renaissance and Beyond’.
  • Published a book titled Under European Skies in February , 2016 from Jatiya Sahitya Prakash. The book contains Shirin’s memoirs of having lived in Europe.
  • Speaks German fluently due to having spent childhood in Germany and taught German at the Goethe Institut Bangladesh from January-June, 2011.
  • Completed Spanish A1 level at Catedra Inditex at the Institute for Modern Languages (IML), University of Dhaka, in 2018.

Date of Joining:  June 26, 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email : anjuman@du.ac.bd, anjumanengdu@gmail.com

Mobile: +8801776195601

Education

MA (equivalent to MPhil), 2012

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Manchester, UK,

Equity and Merit Scholarship 2011-2012

MA

Applied Linguistics and ELT

Department Of English, University of Dhaka, 2006

BA (Honours)

Department Of English, University of Dhaka, 2005

Professional details

  • Assistant professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, since May 14, 2015.
  • Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, June 26, 2011 to May 13, 2015.
  • Lecturer, Department of English, Jagannath University, May 02, 2011 – June 25, 2011.
  • Senior Lecturer in English, United International University, Dhaka, May 01, 2010 – April 30, 2011.
  • Lecturer in English, United International University, Dhaka, February 07, 2009 – April 30, 2010.

Book sections

  • Ara, A. & Rabbani, F. (2018). “A comparative analysis of learner and teacher perceptions of rubrics in the English Department, Dhaka University.” Tertiary Level Writing inEnglish in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches. T. Ahmed, R. Khan, N. Farida & Z. Alam.(Eds.).INSPIRE DEWS, Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, 83-114.
  • Ahmed, T., Khan, R., & Farida, N. (Eds.). (2016).Writing with Ease. INSPIRE DEWS, Dept. of English, University of Dhaka.

Journal articles

  • Ara, A. (2017). “Developing EFL learners’ procedural knowledge through self-discovery of form”. Spectrum:  Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol 13:113-124.
  • Ara, A. (2016). “3 C’s of student writers’ identity formation using personal language”. Spectrum:  Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol 12:129-142.
  • Ara, A. (2015). “Inheritance and identity construction in A Doll’s House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler“. Spectrum:  Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol 10 & 11: 7-18.
  • Ara, A. (2012). “English lexes in Bengali discourses: Lexical globalization or linguistic capitalism?” Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, Vol 23: 31-51.
  • Ara, A. (2011). “Unintelligible phonetic recognition of English written words by Bengali EFL learners: Two theoretical explanations”. Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics (DUJL), University of Dhaka, Vol 4 (7&8): 143-156.
  • Ara, A. (2010). “Politeness principle: Being polite in language use”. Spectrum:  Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol 6&7: 97-106.

Projects

  • Member, English Department Writing Service (DEWS),
  • INSPIRE, British Council funded project (2014-2017),
  • Academic and research partnership between English Department of Dhaka University and School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, UK.

Conference presentations 

  • 2014.”Perspective in formal writing”. International INSPIRE DEWS Conference, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2012. (with Akhter, N.). “Why not webquests?”International Conference on Teaching and Learning English through Technology, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2011.”Discourse analysis in EFL classrooms”, 16th International NELTA Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • 2011.”Does it look alluring? Layout for authenticity of materials.”International Conference on Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining English Language Teacher Education and Development, the British Council of India and the University of EFL, Hyderabad, India.
  • 2010.”Literature in enhancing writing and vocabulary.”19th International MELTA Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2009.”Tension between tense and time: Redefining tense in reference to Bangla, English and French.”31stAll India Conference of Linguistics, University of Hyderabad, India.
  • 2009.”Pedagogical colonization.” 3rd International Conference, Empire and English Studies: Pedagogy and Activism Now, East West University, Dhaka.
  • 2009.”Ibsen’s question of inheritance: A twist between morality and individuality.”International Ibsen Seminar 2009, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.
  • 2009.”Is there space for women and men? Examining gender representation in English language textbooks for S.S.C students in Bangladesh.”8th International Language and Development Conference, Dhaka.

Date of Joining: June 26, 2011

Date of Resignation: 2021

Taslima.ivy@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

taslimairine@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

PhD

Multimedia Teachers in Rural Bangladesh: Mutual Shaping of Technology, Context and the Teacher Self

Manchester institute of education

School of education, environment and development

University of Manchester, UK

MA

Educational Technology and TESOL

School of Education

University of Manchester

UK, 2012-2013

MA

Applied Linguistics & ELT

1st class 1st

Dept. of English

University of Dhaka, 2005

[Result published in 2008]

BA (Hons)

2nd class 1st (1st position in class)

Dept. of English

University of Dhaka, 2004

[Exam held in 2006]

H.S.C

Science group

1st division (star)

Mymensingh Girl’s Cadet College, 2000

S.S.C

Science group

1st division (star)

Mymensingh Girl’s Cadet College, 1998

PUBLICATIONS

FORTHCOMING ARTICLE

Ivy, T. I. (2020). Educational technology as a positioning tool in rural Bangladesh. In J.M. Bass & P.J. Wall (Eds), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Switzerland AG: Springer Nature.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • Ivy, T. I. and Khan, R. (2015). Exploring the Factors Affecting Bangladeshi Tertiary Level Students‘ Attitudes Towards L2 Writing. In Christine Coombe and Rubina Khan (Eds.). Best Practice in ELT: Voices from the Classroom (232-252). Dubai: TESOL Arabia
  • Ivy, T. I. (2015). Reflections on a reflective assignment: How could reflective Assignments be introduced in Bangladeshi in-service teacher Education courses? Spectrum: Journal of the department of English, 10-11, 123-137.
  • Ivy, T.I. and Khan, R. (2014). An In-Depth Analysis of a Bangladeshi EFL Multimedia Classroom. The Journal of Teachers Helping Teachers, 2 (1), 89-112.
  • Ivy, T.I. and Khan, R. (2014). Using Facebook for large writing classrooms: A Possibility for Bangladesh. International Journal of Multifaceted and Multilingual studies. 1(1).

TEXTBOOK

  • Sinaha, B.S., Ivy, T.I., Kamal, M., Hossain, S. (2016). Exploring Academic Writing. In Z. Alam, B.S. Sinaha and, N. Huq (Eds.). Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • INSPIRE DEWS project, Department of English, University of Dhaka (funded by British Council), Member from 2013 to 2016

WORK HISTORY

Assistant Professor

Department of English

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

May 13th, 2015- 2022

Lecturer

Department of English

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

June 27, 2011- May 12th, 2015

Lecturer

Department of English

Presidency University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

January 12, 2010- June 27, 2011

Lecturer

Department of English

Presidency University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

February 2nd, 2008- December 31st, 2008

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Commonwealth Scholarship

For PhD in Education

At University of Manchester, UK (2016-2019)

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

For MA in Educational Technology and TESOL

At University of Manchester, UK (2012-2013)

  1. A. Samad Gold Medal

From dept. of English

University of Dhaka

(For 1st class 1st position in Masters)

President’s award

English Dept. Alumni Society

University of Dhaka

(For 1st position in MA)

President’s award 2006

English Dept. Alumni Society

University of Dhaka

(For 1st position in BA honors)

Professor Nurunnahar Begum Trust Fund Scholarship

(University of Dhaka, 2002-2003)

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

(Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, 2001)

For 1st position in 1st year honours

Date of Joining: May 14, 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

Email: sanjeeda2410@gmail.com

Scholarship and Awards:

  •         Esha Khan Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship, 2009-2010
  •         Justice Amiruddin Ahmad Memorial Gold Medal, 2010
  •         Khan Bahadur Aziz Uddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal, 2010
  •         Fazlur Rahman Memorial Gold Medal, 2010
  •         Principal Jalaluddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal, 2010

Project:

  •         Member, INSPIRE: Department of English Writing Service (DEWS) Project in partnership with University of Manchester, from 2013 to 2016

Conference and Paper Presentation:

  •         “Using ‘Models’ in Writing Classrooms” at INSPIRE DEWS Seminar in June, 2014 (published in the seminar proceedings)with Professor Dr. Nevin Farida
  •         “The War Veterans in Hemingway’s Fiction: A Reading of Howard Krebs in “Soldier’s Home”, Nick Adams in “Big Two-Hearted River” and Harry in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”” at “The Great War and English Studies” International Conference organized by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, December, 2014
  •         “Technologies of the Roaring Twenties and the New Women: The Flapper, The Virago and the Renegade in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby” at “The Machine in the Garden: Literature, Language and Technology in English Studies” National Conference organized by the Department of English, Daffodil University, September, 2015
  •         Paper Presentation, titled “Male Visual Pleasure in Graham Greene’s The Quiet American: Novel and Film” in “Literature and Art as Transgression: A Post Graduate Colloquium” organized by the Department of English,  University of Malaya, December, 2017

Publication: 

Journal Articles:

  •         “‘Low Patriarchy’ and Feminine Emotional Intelligence in R. K. Narayan’s Grandmother’s Tale”,Philosophy and Progress(peer reviewed journal of Dev Centre for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka), Volumes LV-LVI, December, 2014
  •         “The Reversal of Traditional Gender Roles in JhumpaLahiri’s “A Temporary Matter”, Spectrum (peer reviewed journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka), Volume 10 and 11, June 2015
  •         “Machines of the Roaring Twenties and Their Effects on Flappers’ Individualism in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby”,Spectrum,(peer reviewed journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka), Volume 12, 2016
  •         “Mother and Transgendered Son: A Study of Gender Role Conflict in Sherwood Anderson’s “Mother””, BRAC University Journal (peer reviewed journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka), Volume XI. No. 1,October, 2016

Book Review:

  •         “What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew”,Crossings (peer reviewed journal of the Department of English, University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka) Volume 8, Summer 2017

Book Section

  •         “The War Veterans in Hemingway’s Fiction: A Reading of Howard Krebs in “Soldier’s Home”, Nick Adams in “Big Two-Hearted River” and Harry in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, The Great War and Our Mindscapes: Centenary Essays. Edited by Alam, F. Ahmed, T. and Alam, Z. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Writers. Ink, May, 2017

Books:

  •         Exploring Academic Writing, edited by Alam, Z., Huq. N., and Sinha, B. S.

(Textbook for teaching writing in English at the tertiary level)

Contributor, designed from INSPIRE project funded by the British Council in partnership with the University of Manchester’s Institute of Education, May 2017

Date of Joining: May 18, 2015

Email: bmahzabeen@yahoo.com

bushra.mahzabeen@du.ac.bd

EDUCATION

M.A. (World Literature)

Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK

University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 2016-2017

Merit

M.A. (Literature)

Department of English, University of Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2011

3.82 on a scale of 4, 1st

B.A. (Hons.)

Department of English, University of Dhaka, University of Dhaka, 2010

3.60 on a scale of 4, 2nd

H.S.C.

Viqarunnisa Noon College, Dhaka Board, 2006

5 on a scale of 5

S.S.C.

Viqarunnisa Noon School, Dhaka Board, 2004

5 on a scale of 5

RESEARCH INTEREST

Petrofiction, World Literature, Environmental Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies..

WORK EXPERIENCE

  •       Organization: Dhaka University

Position: Assistant Professor

Duration: May 18, 2015 – Present

Responsibilities: Working as a full-time faculty member in the Department of English, University of Dhaka. Teaching language and literature to graduate and undergraduate students.

  •       Organization: Jagannath University

Position: Lecturer

Duration: October 12, 2014 – May 18 (morning), 2015

Responsibilities: Worked as a full-time faculty member in the Department of English, Jagannath University. Taught various English courses including Romantic Poetry and Twentieth Century Poetry to undergraduate students.

  •       Organization: Eastern University

Position: Lecturer

Duration: February 2014 – October 11, 2014

Responsibilities: Worked as a full-time faculty member in the Department of English, Eastern University. Taught various English courses including Romantic Poetry and Victorian Prose to undergraduate students. Also administered semester advising sessions in order to guide students select their preferred courses.

  •       Organization: Southeast University

Position: Lecturer

Duration: September 2013 – January 2014

Responsibilities: Worked as a full-time faculty member in the Department of English, Southeast University. Taught various English courses to undergraduate students. Also administered semester advising sessions in order to guide students select their preferred courses.

Position: English News Presenter

Duration: October 2008 – October 2012 (4 years)

Responsibilities: Presented live news on daily basis, and endorsed corporate sponsors. Delivered over 500 news bulletins. Reached out to ABC Radio’s listener base of over 45 million around the country.

Position: Freelance Contributor

Duration: June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months)

Responsibilities: Wrote a number of articles in the Arts & Letters page of The Joven, a youth publication of the national daily, New Age.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Overcoming the Gleam of Empire and the Excremental State in The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born”. Crossings: Journal of English Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Vol. 10, 2019.
  • “Perpetuating Subalternity through Caste: A Close Look at Untouchable and The God of Small Things”, The Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol. 8& 9. No. 12 & 13, July 2016-June 2018.
  • “Petro-culture as an Oppressor of Women and Nature: An Ecofeminist Reading of Nawal El Saadawi’s Love in the Kingdom of Oil”, Crossings: Journal of English Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Vol. 9, 2018.
  • “The Protagonists of the Fairy Tales Possession and Brave: Not a Damsel in Distress”, Journal of Arts, Jagannath University, Vol. 4, No. 2, July to December 2014.

Date of Joining: May 18, 2015

Article published (9 in total including 1 in press)

  • Elias Uddin. Assessment Literacy: From Theoretical Constructs to Test Design and Delivery. [in press]Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka. Volume 14 & 15 (2018, 2019).
  • Elias Uddin. Feedback through Email in Process Writing: Learner Perceptions. The Dhaka University Studies, Volume 72 (2017).
  • Elias Uddin. Use of Technology for Providing Feedback on Students’ Writing: Some Innovative Options. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, Volume 10-11 (2015).
  • Elias Uddin. An Ecocritical Reading of Syed Manzoorul Islam’s “The Two Assassins” and “The Merman’s Prayer”. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka. Volume 12 (2016)
  • Sahadat Hossain, Afifa Anjum, Md. Elias Uddin, Farzana Rahman,HM Miraz Mahmud, Md Kapil Ahmed, and M Shamimul Islam. Regulating tobacco retail outlets in Bangladesh: Retailers’ views and implications for tobacco control advocacy. Tobacco Control, BMJ. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055418
  • Sahadat Hossain, Afifa Anjum, M. Tasdik Hasan, Md. Elias Uddin, Md. Shakhaoat Hossain, Md. Tajuddin Sikder. Self-perception on physical health and its association with depression and anxiety among Bangladeshi university students. Journal of Affective Disorders, Elsevier (UK). [IF=4.084]. 263 (2020) 282–288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.11.153
  • Afifa Anjum, Sahadat Hossain, Mohammad Tajuddin Sikder, Md. Elias Uddin and Dewan Abdur Rahim. (2019). Investigating Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Depression among Urban and Semi-urban School Adolescents in Bangladesh: A Pilot Study. International Health, Oxford Journal (UK). [IF=1.664]. DOI:10.1093/inthealth/ihz092
  • Sahadat Hossain, Afifa Anjum, Md Elias Uddin, Md. Abdur Rahman and Md. Forhad Hossain. (2019). Impacts of socio-cultural environment and lifestyle factors on the psychological health of university students in Bangladesh: A longitudinal study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 10.1016/j.jad.2019.06.001.
  • Sahadat Hossain, Md. Shakhaoat Hossain, Afifa Anjum, Fahad Ahmed, Md. Forhad Hossain, Md. Elias Uddin. (2018). Risk modeling of non-communicable diseases using socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle and family disease history among university students in Bangladesh. J Public Health.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-018-0895-7

Research project

  • Ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship in Bangladesh: Investigating Compliance Level and Implementation Challenges. Funded by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA with the technical support from the Bangladesh Centre for Communication Program (BCCP).

Responsibility: Co-supervisor

  • Adoption of Tobacco Retail License in Bangladesh: Exploring Possible Outcomes and Implementation Challenges. Funded by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA with the technical support from the Bangladesh Centre for Communication Program (BCCP).

Responsibility: Co-supervisor

Books written and edited

  • Published a book of children’s poetry in Bangla titled Chhoriye Dilam Chhora  from Kanabak Publishing, 247 Ista, Ishurdi, Pabna. (2015).
  • Edited a book entitled Khekshialer Biye (in Bangla) by Masudi Hasan from Kanabak Publishing, 247 Ista, Ishurdi, Pabna. (2016).

Conferences and seminars (7 in total) 

  • Presented a paper titled “Communication of assessment Results in Bangladeshi Public Universities: Learner Perceptions” in the 5th AINET International Conference 2020 held in Vasabi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India on 10-11 January 2020.
  • Presented a featured paper titled “Investigating Prevalence of MCQ Item Violations in High-stakes Bangladeshi Recruitment Tests” at the 27th MELTA International Conference 2018 held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on August 18-20, 2018.
  • Presented a paper titled “Invigilation in Examination Halls: Perceptions of Candidates and Teacher-invigilators” at the 8th International BELTA Conference 2018 held at Independent University, Bangladesh on January 12-14, 2018.
  • Presented a paper titled “ ‘The Two Assassins’ and ‘The Merman’s Prayer’: An Ecocritical Perspective” at the International Interdisciplinary Conference 2015 on Ecocriticism, Environmental Justice and Literature organized by ASLE Bangladesh Planning Committee and Edward M. Kennedy Center, Dhaka at Mujaffar Ahmed Auditorium, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka on August 7-8, 2015.
  • Presented a paper titled “Blending Peer and Teacher Feedback: An Insight into Writing Pedagogy” at the 7th International BELTA Conference 2015 held at NAEM (National Academy of Educational Management) on January 2-4, 2015.
  • Presented a paper titled “Using E-mail in Providing Corrective  Feedback in Process Writing: EFL Learners’ Attitudes and Perceptions” at “Inspire to Write” International Conference 2014 organized by INSPIRE DEWS, English Department of Dhaka University at R. C. Majumder Auditorium, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka on November 12-13, 2014.
  • Presented a paper titled “Use of Technology for Providing Feedback on Students Writing” at International Conference 2012 on ‘Teaching and Learning English through Technology’ organized by the English Department of Dhaka University at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on October 20, 2012.

Date of Joining:  May 18, 2015

302, Lecture Theatre, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

+8801913410746

mzabedin22@yahoo.com

Education

2012 M.A. in English Literature University of Dhaka

2011 B.A. (Hons) English University of Dhaka

2006 Higher Secondary School Certificate Humanities, K G College

2004 Secondary School Certificate Science, K A M School

Professional Appointments

September 8, 2020— University of Dhaka Assistant Professor, Department of English

May 18, 2015— University of Dhaka Lecturer, Department of English

July 2, 2015— University of Dhaka Part-time Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies

July 2, 2016— University of Dhaka Part-time Lecturer, Department of Music

2018— Eastern University Part-time Lecturer, Department of English

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Social Consciousness and Fictionality in R.K. Narayan’s Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories”. The Dhaka University Studies. Vol. 71 (1) June 2014 (2017).

“Police Violence in R K Narayan’s Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories”. The Dhaka University Studies. Vol. 71 (2) December 2014 (2017).

“Post-WWI Freedom in Translation and Modernism in Bengali Poetry”. The Arts Faculty Journal. Vol. 7 (9, 10 and 11). July 2013-June 2018.

Literary Journalism

Tributes:

“Khondakar Ashraf Hossain: To your high requiem, I will be a sod”: [The Daily Star]

http://www.thedailystar.net/khondakar-ashraf-hossain-20600

“পাঠকপ্রিয় সৈয়দ শামসুল হক” [The Kalerkantho]

http://www.kalerkantho.com/home/printnews/582190/2017-12-27.

Poems:

  • “When Eliot leads, You must follow”: [ included in the SAARC Literary Anthology published from the University Press Ltd] http://monsoonletters.com/when-eliot-leads-you-must-follow/

Book Reviews

Translations

  • The translation of Syed Shamsul Haq’s “Shikar” as “The Hunter”: [Dhaka Tribune] http://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/2018/01/05/the-hunter/
  • The translation of Humayun Ahmed’s “Ei Aami” as “A Writerly Life”: [Dhaka Tribune] http://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2018/02/04/a-writerly-life/
  • The translation of Humayun Ahmed’s “Tini” as “Following in Her Footsteps”: [Dhaka Tribune] http://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2018/03/13/following-in-her-footsteps/
  • The translation of Al Mahmud’s poem “Boshonto Raate” as “On a Vernal Night”: [Dhaka Tribune] http://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2018/02/04/on-a-vernal-night/
  • The translation of Humayun Ahmed’s “His Master’s Voice” as “The Wanderer”: [Dhaka Tribune] https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2018/04/16/the-wanderer
  • The translation of Humayun Ahmed’s “Rupa”: [Dhaka Tribune] https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2018/06/09/rupa
  • The translation of Shamim Reza’s “Song of the Homeless”: [Dhaka Tribune] https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/arts-letters/2018/08/10/song-of-the-homeless
  • The translation of Guy de Maupassant’s “Pierrot” as “Pierrot, the Puppy”: [Spectrum Vol. 13, 2017] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s-3l7aPvqKZzc1j0_0V_GOa7FlOdal5p/view

Awards

o Khan Bahadur Aziz Uddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal 2012

[For highest CGPA in Masters in English Literature],University of Dhaka.

o Fazlur Rahman Memorial Gold Medal 2012

[For highest CGPA in Masters in English Literature],University of Dhaka.

o Principal Jalal Uddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal 2012

[For highest CGPA in Masters in English Literature],Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Conferences

o “Post-First World War Latitude in Translation and Modernism in Bangla Literature” presented at the International Conference on the Great War and English Studies. December 18-19, 2014. Mozaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium, University of Dhaka.

Languages:

o Advanced Level Knowledge of French: Diplôme Approfondi de la Langue Française [DALF C1] administré par le Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, la République Française.

o Intermediate Level Knowledge of Spanish: Diploma (Nivel B1) de la Cátedra Inditex de Lengua y Cultura Española, el Instituto de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Daca.

University Services

o May 1, 2016-May 3, 2019, Student Advisor, Department of English, University of Dhaka.

o 2016, Member of the Editorial Board, Spectrum, the Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

o 2017, Member of the Editorial Board, Spectrum, the Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

o 2018, Board Member, English Matters, English Department Newsletter, (Vol. 02, Issue 01, April 2018).

o 2017, Board Member, English Matters, English Department Newsletter, (Vol. 01, Issue 02, July 2017).

o 2016, Board Member, English Matters, English Department Newsletter, (Vol. 01, Issue 01, December 2016).

Areas of Interest

I would like to work in areas—where the themes and styles of literatures written in such different languages as English, French, Spanish and Bangla converge and/ or diverge—in order to bring out the best of the literary efforts that go into the promotion of diversity, not at the cost of a space of cultural, linguistic and literary individualism. My works therefore focus on John Donne, John Milton, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, T. S. Eliot, Marcel Pagnol, Albert Camus, R K Narayan, Arundhati Roy, Humayun Ahmed etc.

Date of Joining: March 22, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

EDUCATION:

  1. a)     A. (Literature) – 2014, Department of English, University of Dhaka

CGPA: 3.79

Position:1st

Received Dean`s Award

  1. b)     A. Honours in English – 2013, Department of English, University of Dhaka

CGPA: 3.68

Position:1st

Received Dean`s Award

  1. c)     HSC (Humanities) – 2009, Magura Govt. H.S.S. College, Magura, Jessore Board

GPA – 5

  1. d)     SSC (Humanities) – 2007, Magura Govt. High School, Magura, Jessore Board

GPA – 5         

Position: 4th in Jessore Board (in Humanities)

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Khan Bahadur Aziz Uddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal

For the Highest CGPA in M.A. (Literature) – 2014

Department of English, DU

Received in the 51st Convocation of Dhaka University, 2018

Dean’s Award

For the Highest CGPA in M.A. (Literature)– 2014

Department of English, DU

February 11, 2016

Dean’s Award

For the Highest CGPA in B.A. – 2013

Department of English, DU

February 11, 2016

  1. Samad (M.A. Leeds) Memorial Scholarship Gold Medal

For the Highest CGPA in M.A. (Literature) – 2014

Department of English, DU

April 26, 2016

Esha Khan Memorial Trust Scholarship

For the Highest CGPA in B.A. – 2013

Department of English, DU

2016

Book-Award from the University of Dhaka

For the Highest CGPA in B.A. – 2013

Department of English, DU

2020

Arts Faculty Scholarship (Talent Pool), University of Dhaka

For the Highest CGPA in B.A. – 2013

Department of English, DU

August 04, 2016

English Department Alumni Society, DU – 1st Prize

For the Highest CGPA in M.A. (Literature)– 2014

Department of English, DU

January 29, 2016

English Department Alumni Society, DU – 1st Prize

For the Highest CGPA in B.A. – 2013

Department of English, DU

January 29, 2015

General Scholarship in HSC

2009

Board Scholarship in SSC (Talent Pool)

4th Position in Jessore Board (in Humanities)

2007

Govt. Junior Scholarship (Talent Pool)in class Eight 2nd Position in Magura District

2004

Govt. Primary Scholarship (General) in class Five

2001

PUBLICATIONS

  1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Deconstruction.” The Arts Faculty Journal. Vol. 7, no. 9, 10, & 11, 2013-2016. pp. 133-142. Published in May 2017. Published by the Dean, The Faculty of Arts, The University of Dhaka. (Single-authored)
  2. “Iago: The Street Magician.”  Age Cannot Wither Him – Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years After. Edited by Niaz Zaman and Razia Sultana Khan. Dhaka: Independent University, Bangladesh, 2018. pp. 178-192. (Single-authored)
  3. “Caesar the Celebrity: Shakespeare’s Representation of Julius Caesar.” The paper has been blind-reviewed and it has been accepted for publication in the Arts Faculty Lecture Seriesby the Faculty of Arts, the University of Dhaka. The collection will be published soon. (Single-authored)

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

  1.     “The Politics of Conformity and Manipulation.” Paper presented at an International Conference titled English Studies and the Marketplace,organized by the Department of English, East West University, Dhaka,February 20, 2016. (Single Presenter, Received the Best Essay Award)
  2. “The River: A Flow of Consumer Goods?” Paper presented at an International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture titled The River: Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World), organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages, North South University, Dhaka, March 3-4, 2016.(Single Presenter)
  3.     “Iago: The Street Magician.” Paper presented at an International conference titled Age Cannot Wither Him, Nor Custom Stale His Infinite Variety Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years After, organized by the Department of English, Independent University, Bangladesh, Dhaka, November 3-5, 2016.(Single presenter)
  4. “Caesar the Celebrity: Shakespeare’s Representation of Julius Caesar.” Paper presented at Arts Faculty Lecture Series – 3, organized by the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, August 12, 2018.(Single Presenter)
  5. “Redefining Higher Education in the Light of A. S. Byatt’s  Possession: A Romance.” Paper presented at the 2nd Assembly on the Futures of Higher Education, organized by Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), held on March 29-30, 2019 at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building, University of Dhaka.(Single Presenter)

Date of Joining: March 22, 2016

Nusrat Gulzar

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Email: ngulzar@du.ac.bdnusrat.gulzar@gmail.com

Education

Masters, English Language Teaching, Center for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 2018

Masters, Applied Linguistics and ELT, Department of English, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Department of English, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 2013

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  •         A.S Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship from British Council to study MA in ELT at the University of Warwick, UK.
  •         Principal Jalaluddin Ahmed Trust Gold Medal, 2016 for highest CGPA in MA examination held in 2014
  •         Deans’ Award of Academic Recognition for MA examination results in February 2016
  •         English Department Alumni Society (EDAS) award for highest CGPA in M.A. final examination held in 2014.
  •         English Department Alumni Society (EDAS) award for securing highest CGPA in M.A Final examination held in 2014.
  •         English Department Alumni Society (EDAS) award for securing second highest CGPA in B.A. Final examination held in 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gulzar, N., & Barrett, H. (2019). Implementing ePortfolios in Teacher Education: Research, Issues and Strategies. In Mann, S & Walsh, S. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education (pp. 488 -506).London: Routledge.
  • Gulzar, N. (2019). Use of blogs to develop English writing skills: The way forward. In Ahmed, T., Khan, R., Farida, N., &Alam, Z. (eds.), Tertiary Level Writing in English in Bangladesh: Tools and Approaches (pp. 155-180). Dhaka: Department of English, University of Dhaka.
  • Gulzar, N. (2018). Less student-interaction and teachers’ script- checking load: Can peer-review solve these large class challenges? The Warwick ELT. 1(2). Coventry: The University of Warwick.
  • Gulzar, N. (2018). Integration of educational technology in EFL teacher training of Bangladesh: Views and prospects. The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics. 10 (19).Dhaka: Department of Linguistics, University of Dhaka

MEMBERSHIPS

  •         Alumnus, A.S. Hornby Trust Scholars Alumni Association, The British Council.
  •         Alumnus, Warwick Alumni Society, the University of Warwick, UK.
  •         Editorial board member, The Warwick ELT Ezine, the University of Warwick, UK.
  •         Member, Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA).
  •         Member, Bangladesh-China Youth Delegation Association.

Date of Joining: March 22, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

rumana.rafique@du.ac.bd, rumana.raf@gmail.com

Education

Master of Arts (MA) in TESOL (Educational Technology), Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK, 2020

Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching (ELT), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2020 – till date
  • Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 2016 – December 2020
  • Lecturer, Department of English, Eastern University, Bangladesh, May 2015 – March 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), BRAC University, January 2015 – April 2015

Other Experience

  • Student adviser, Department of English, University of Dhaka, March – August 2019.
  • English translator (contractual), James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, 2016-2017
  • Student-Mentor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, September 2013 – February 2014.

Awards & Scholarships

  • MA TESOL Dissertation Prize 2020 – Awarded by the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK for master’s Dissertation
  • Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2019 – Awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) & DFID in the UK for pursuing a master’s degree in TESOL (Educational Technology) at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Dean’s Award: Dean’s Merit List of Honour 2016 – Awarded by the Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh for securing the highest CGPA in MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT, 2013
  • Abdus Samad (M.A. Leeds) Memorial Scholarship Gold Medal 2016 – Awarded by the Department of English, University of Dhaka for securing the highest CGPA in MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT, 2013

Professional License & Certifications

  • Google Certified Educator Level 2, Issued by Google for Education, Issued June 2021 – Expires June 2024
  • Google Certified Educator Level 1, Issued by Google for Education, Issued May 2021 – Expires May 2024

Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • Member, Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) Learning Technology SIG
  • Life member, Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)
  • Full member, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) & member of IATEFL Learning Technologies (LT) SIG
  • Low-Income (LI) member, TESOL International Association
  • Life member, TESOL Society of Bangladesh

Research Interests:

  • Technology and teacher’s professional development
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
  • Digital culture in online learning
  • Reflective practice

Research and Publications:

Research Project(s)

  • External Research Partner for the project “Effects of Online Group Reflective Practice Seminars on the Academic and Research Experience of MA Students in the UK, in a Time of Pandemic” funded by the SEED Strategic Research Support Fund, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester for 2020/2021.

Book Section:

  • Chaudhury, T. A. and Rafique, R. (2018). ‘Teachers’ and learners’ perceptions of the book’, Writing Essays with Ease. In T. Ahmed, R. Khan, N. Farida & Z. Alam (Eds.), Tertiary level writing in English in Bangladesh tools and approaches (pp. 39-66), Dhaka: INSPIRE DEWS, Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Journal Article:

  • Rafique, R. (2019). ‘Using podcasts to improve listening skills of tertiary level learners: Insights from Literature’, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, 11(21-22), pp. 117-131.
  • Rafique, R. (2018). ‘Learners’ perceptions of using readers as an extensive reading tool in reading class’, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, 10(19), pp. 75-92.
  • Rafique, R. (2016). ‘Exploring language learning style preferences of the ELT graduate students’, Asian Journal of Humanity, Art, and Literature: AJHAL, 3(1), pp. 27-40. Available at: http://i-proclaim.my/archive/index.php/ajhal/article/view/239

Conference Proceedings:

  • Rafique, R., Mushtary, P., Chowdhury, S., Rahman, M. M., Rahman, M.N. (2015). ‘Pros and cons of DEWS mentoring program: nature of problems, strengths, and challenges’, Proceedings: INSPIRE Project DEWS. Department of English, University of Dhaka, pp. 59-86.

Workshops, Conferences, & Seminars:

  • Facilitated & participated in reflective practice seminars titled Share Your Research Ideas (SYRI) arranged for the master’s students at the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester in April-July 2020.
  • Presented master’s dissertation and research experience at HARRP online conference 2021 on May 25th, 2021. HARRP stands for Holistic Academic and Research Reflective Practice, a unit developed for the master’s students at the Manchester Institute of Education, United Kingdom.
  • Presented a paper titled Pros and Cons of DEWS Mentoring Program: Nature of Problems, Strengths, and Challenges at INSPIRE DEWS International Conference organized by INSPIRE DEWS on November 12-13, 2014, held in Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Date of Joining: September 09, 2020

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka

Email: qumrul.chowdhury@du.ac.bd/qumrulhasandu@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

2019                            PhD in Applied Linguistics

The Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (LDC)

School of Education, Communication and Society (ECS)

King’s College London, UK

Recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship, 2014-19

Thesis: English and development: Discourses at two madrasas in rural Bangladesh

Lead supervisor: Professor Ben Rampton

Secondary supervisor: Professor Constant Leung

Examiners: Professor Alastair Pennycook and Mr Hywel Coleman

Result: Passed with minor corrections

[Thesis awarded with the 2020 King’s-Elsevier Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize]

2010                            MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institute of Education (IOE), University College London, UK

Recipient of IOE Centenary Scholarship, 2009/10

Dissertation: Construction, performance and/or negotiations of Bangla language identities and Bangladeshi cultural identities of the Bangladeshis in London

Result: Distinction

 

2008                            Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA)

North Carolina State University, USA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, 2007/08

Graduate level courses audited under the program:

Culture and Politics in Second Language Education; Perspectives of English as a New Language; Theory and Research in Composition; Advanced Oral Communication

2006                            MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching (ELT)

Department of English

University of Dhaka, Dhaka

 

2005                            BA (Four-year integrated Honours) in English

Department of English

University of Dhaka, Dhaka

                       

1999                            H.S.C. in Humanities

Comilla Cadet College, Comilla

Result: 1st Division (16th in the combined merit list)

1997                            S.S.C. in Social Science

Comilla Cadet College, Comilla

1st Division (1st in the combined merit list)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Department of English

University of Dhaka

Assistant Professor (September 2020-present)

 

Institute of Modern Languages (IML)

University of Dhaka

Department of English Language

Assistant Professor (January 2014 – September 2020)

Lecturer (July 2011 to January 2014)

Key responsibilities:

Supervised MPhil projects, MA dissertations, MA Teaching Practicum and BA research projects

Courses taught at the MA level: Research Plan and Presentation, Material Development, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Principles of ELT, Morphology, Research Methodology and Second Language Acquisition.

Courses taught at the BA level: Principles and Methods in ELT and Academic Reading and Writing. Also taught Junior Certificate Course in English and Short Course in English.

 

King’s College London

School of Education, Communication & Society

Research Assistant (March 2015-August 2016)

Key responsibilities:

Assisted supervision of BA research project students with Dr Roxy Harris and Dr Martin Dewey

 

American International University-Bangladesh

Department of English

Lecturer (September 2008 to July 2011)

 

Independent University, Bangladesh

Bangla Summer Institute, 2008

Lecturer (May 2008-August 2008)

North Carolina State University, USA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Teaching Assistant (August 2007 to May 2008)

Key responsibilities:

Taught the courses ‘Elementary Bangla’ and ‘Intermediate Bangla’ at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels

 

BRAC University

English Language Program (EL-Pro)

English Language Teaching Assistant (August 2006 to July 2007)

Key responsibilities:

Courses taught: English Reading and Comprehension (Module 2 & 3), English Writing (Module 2 & 3) and Foundations of English

Worked as Residential Teacher at the Savar Campus of the University

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chowdhury, Q. H. & Erling, E. J. (in press). The value of grassroots English for Bangladeshi migrants to the Middle East. In C. Meierkord & E. W. Schneider (Eds.), World Englishes at the Grassroots (pp. 165-185). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. & Erling, E. J. (in press). Ideologies of English as a language of economic development in Bangladesh: Critical insights from two research projects in Bangladesh. In S. Sultana, M. M. Roshid, N. Kabir, N. Haider & M. Khan, The Routledge International Handbook of English Language Education in Bangladesh (pp. 397-410). London: Routledge.
  • Erling, E. J., Chowdhury, Q. H., Solly, M., & Seargeant, P. (2018). ‘“Successful” migration, (English) language skills and global inequality: The case of Bangladeshi migrants to the Middle East’. Multilingua, 38(3), 253-281. http://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2018-0021
  • Seargeant, P., Erling, E. J., Solly, M., & Chowdhury, Q. H. (2017). ‘The communicative needs of Bangladeshi economic migrants: The functional values of host country languages versus English as a lingua franca’. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 6(1), 141–165. http://doi.org/10.1515/jelf-2017-0008
  • Seargeant, P., Erling, E. J., Solly, M., Chowdhury, Q. H., & Rahman, S. (2017). ‘Analysing perceptions of English in rural Bangladesh’. World Englishes, 36(4), 631–644. http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12215
  • Solly, M., Chowdhury, Q. H., Seargeant, P., & Erling, E. J. (2017). The role of English in the safety, stability, and resilience of economic migrants from Bangladesh to the Middle East. In E. J. Erling (Ed.), English across the fracture lines: the contribution and relevance of English to security, safety and stability in the world (pp 109-114). UK: British Council.
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2016). Construction of heritage language and cultural identities: A case study of two young British-Bangladeshis in London. In S. Preece (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity (pp. 476-491). London: Routledge.
  • Hultgren, A. K., Erling, E. J., & Chowdhury, Q. H. (2016). Ethics in language and identity research. In S. Preece (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity (pp. 257-271). London: Routledge.
  • Erling, E. J., Seargeant, P., Solly, M., Chowdhury, Q. H., & Rahman, S. (2015). English for Economic Development : A Case Study of Migrant Workers from Bangladesh. London: British Council. Available at https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/pub_2999_BC_OU Eltra Booklet_05b.pdf
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. & Sultana, A. (2014). ‘Language Mixing in the TV Commercials of West Bengal, India and Bangladesh’, Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, volume 25, November 2014, 65-82.
  • Erling, E., Seargeant, P., Solly, M., Chowdhury, Q. and Rahman, S. (2013). Attitudes to English as a Language for International Development in Rural Bangladesh. In Susan Shehaan (Ed.). British Council ELT Research Papers, Volume 1 (pp. 183-212). UK: British Council.
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2013). ‘Construction of interculturality in study abroad programmes: A processual journey’. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, volume 24, October 2013, 95-110.
  • Erling, E. J., Seargeant, P., Solly, M., Chowdhury, Q. H., & Rahman, S. (2012). Attitudes to English as a Language for International Development in Rural Bangladesh. British Council ELT Research Papers. London: British Council. Available at https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/B497 %0AELTRP ReportErling_FINAL.pdf%0A
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2012). ‘L1 as ‘problem’ and/or L1 as ‘resource’ in L2 classrooms: Reflecting three classroom activities’, Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, volume 23, February 2012, 93-113.
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2011). ‘Revisiting English in Bangladesh: Oscillation of the colonized mind in the decolonized world’. In: Applied Linguistics, Global and Local: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Robert McColl Millar and Mercedes Durham (eds.). UK: Scitsiugnil Press. pp: 49-60.
  • Chowdhury, Q. (2011). ‘TV commercials in English language classrooms: Facilitating multi-skill activities’. The AIUB Faculty Journal, 2(3), Fall, 2011-2012, 75-91.

 

Textbook Publications

  • Chowdhury, Q. H., Rahman, A. R. M. M. and Kamal, A. (2018). English for Academic Purposes 2: Essay and Report Writing. Consulting Editor: C. Wild. Dhaka: University Grants Commission Bangladesh.

Media publications

  • Chowdhury, Q.H. and Erling, E.J. (2018) ‘Can English skills help end migrant exploitation?’ Language on the Move. Available at http://www.languageonthemove.com/can-english-skills-help-end-migrant-exploitation/
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2007). ‘Acculturation vs. assimilation’, ESL Globe, volume 5, number 1, Fall 2007. North Carolina State University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic

  • Executive Editor of BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association) Journal (September 2020-present)
  • Visiting Scholar to the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversity Research (CMDR), Department of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa from King’s College London, UK (April 2019)
  • Co-organizer of the colloquium ‘English, religion and rural contexts: perspectives from the periphery’ at the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (LDC), King’s College London, UK (June 2017)
  • Chaired the ‘South Asia Panel: To what extent is multilingual education being implemented in South Asia?’ at the 12th Language and Development Conference at Dakar, Senegal (November 2017)
  • Member of the panel ‘Language, Ethnography and Education in South Asia’ that won the Inter-Institutional Doctoral Panel Competition 2018 of the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK (March 2019)
  • Member of the visiting team representing King’s College London at the Penn-King’s Link Meeting and Seminar at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of Pennsylvania, USA (February, 2019)
  • Attended the 3rd Doctoral Summer School in Sociolinguistics at King’s College London (June 11-13, 2018)
  • Attended a Postgraduate Training Workshop titled ‘Language, Ethnography and Activism’ at Senate House, University of London, UK (October 16-17, 2017)
  • Attended a British Academy Seminar titled ‘Language and Everyday (In)securitization’ at King’s College London (June 19-20, 2018)

Research Projects

  • Textbook Author, Master Trainer and Research Consultant at a University Grants Commission-Bangladesh, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and British Council collaborated research project titled ‘Transforming English Language Skills in Higher Education of Bangladesh’ (TELSHEB) (2013-14)
  • Research consultant at a research project of The Open University, UK titled ‘Learning English for economic development: A case study of migrant workers in rural Bangladesh’ (2013-14)
  • Research consultant at a research project of The Open University, UK titled ‘Attitudes to English as a language for international development in rural Bangladesh’ (2010-12)
  • Co-leader of a project titled ‘Learner-centered Teaching and Networking Project’ which won the Fulbright Alumni Project Competition 2009/2010 of the United States Department of State (grant won USD13,514.43) (2009-10)
  • Research Consultant at a British Council funded research project titled ‘Women, English, ICT and Socioeconomic Empowerment’ (2013)
  • Research Consultant at a DFID funded research project titled ‘Case studies on Economic Benefits of English in Bangladesh’ (2013)
  • Consultant at a project of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) titled ‘UNDP Tailor-made Training Course for Capacity Building of the Bench Officers of Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka’ (2012)
  • Research Consultant for literature review and data analysis for The Open University, UK (April-June 2016)

SELECTED CONFERENCE/SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  • Chowdhury, Q. H. & Rampton, B. (2021). ‘The ‘what’ and ‘how’ of Southern knowledge in applied linguistics: English in rural Bangladeshi madrasa’. Abstract accepted for presentation at: The 19th International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) World Congress at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands (August 9-14, 2020) [winner of AILA Solidarity Award to attend the Congress; conference re-scheduled to take place in 2021]
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2020). ‘English for development in the global South: discourses at two madrasas in rural Bangladesh’. Abstract accepted for presentation at: The 2020 Annual International Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) at Denver, USA (March 28-31, 2020) [conference cancelled]
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2019). ‘English and development: views at two madrasas in rural Bangladesh’. Paper presented at: The joint 13th Language and Development Conference and the 5th Multilingual Education Conference – The Inclusion, Mobility and Multilingual Education Conference 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand (September 24-26, 2019)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2019). ‘English and development: views from madrasa in rural Bangladesh’. Paper presented at: Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) Inter-Institutional Doctoral Panel Seminar at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK (May 07, 2019)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2019). ‘English and development: views from madrasa in rural Bangladesh’. Presented at: Research Seminar Series at the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversity Research (CMDR), Department of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa (April 18, 2019)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2019). ‘English and development discourses at a madrasa in rural Bangladesh’. Paper presented at: The 40th Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of Pennsylvania, USA (February 22-23, 2019)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2019). ‘English and development: discourses at a rural Bangladeshi madrasa’. Paper presented at: The Penn-King’s Symposium at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of Pennsylvania, USA (February 21, 2019)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2018). ‘English and Islam at rural Bangladeshi madrasas’. Presented at: The 51st Annual International Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) at York St. John University, UK (September 06-08, 2018)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. & Solly, M. (2018). ‘The value of English as a lingua franca in economic migration: a case study of Bangladeshi migrants in the Middle East’. Invited paper presented at: The 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) at the Institute of English Studies, University College London (UCL), UK (July 17-20, 2018)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2018). ‘Discourses of English and development: the view from madrasa in rural Bangladesh’. Invited paper presented at: Applied Linguistics and TESOL (ALT) Doctoral Seminar Series at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK (May 08, 2018)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2017). ‘English and development at madrasas in rural Bangladesh: narratives of disengagement and an alternative linguistic market’. Paper presented at: The 12th Language and Development Conference at Dakar, Senegal (November 27-29, 2017)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2017).’The discourses of English and development: the view from madrasa in rural Bangladesh’. Presented at: The 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Consortium for Language and Superdiversity (InCoLaS) at The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium (November 2-3, 2017)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2017). ‘Challenges of conducting ethnographic research at two rural madrasas in Bangladesh’. Paper presented at: The Annual Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference 2017 at the University of Oxford, UK (September 11-13, 2017)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2017). ‘English and development: the voices of Qawmi madrasa in Bangladesh’. Paper presented at: The 50th Annual International Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) at the University of Leeds, UK (August 31-September 02, 2017)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2017). ‘English and development: voices from madrasas in Bangladesh’. Presented at: Research Workshops in Language and Literacy (RWLL) at the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (LDC), King’s College London (07 March, 2017)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. and Erling E. J. (2015). ‘The ethics of researching English language skills in rural Bangladesh’. Paper presented at: The 49th Annual International Conference of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) at Manchester, UK (April 18-21, 2015)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. & Rahman, S. (2012). ‘English language, development, and marginal communities in rural Bangladesh: An ethnographic investigation’, Paper presented at: The 10th International Conference of the Asia Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Conference 2012 at New Delhi, India (October 4-6, 2012)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2010). ‘Revisiting English in Bangladesh: Oscillation of the Colonized Mind in the Decolonized World’. Paper presented at: The 43rd Annual International Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) at the University of Aberdeen, UK (September 9-11, 2010)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2010). ‘Demystifying the Domain of Sexual Identity in the EFL Classroom of Bangladesh: A Poststructuralist Perspective’.  Paper presented at: International Conference titled ‘Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education: Focus on “Languages of the Wider World’’’ at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK (February 19-20, 2010)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2010). ‘Talking with the Talking partner – Mediating the Learning and Constructing the Target Language Self’. Presented at: The 6th Annual International ‘Language, Learning & Teaching’ (SIG) Conference of British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) at King’s College London, UK (8-9 July 2010)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2010). ‘Heritage Language Identity Construction of the Bangladeshis in London’. Paper presented at: The 6th International Conference of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) at NAEM, Dhaka (January 18-20, 2013)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2009). ‘Demystifying the Domain of Sexual Identities in the Second Language Classroom of Developing Countries: A Poststructuralist Perspective’. Presented at: The 8th Language and Development Conference at Dhaka, Bangladesh (June 23-25, 2009)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2008). ‘Using Commercials in English Language Classroom: Facilitating Multi- Skill Activities’: Paper presented at: Second international conference of East West University, Bangladesh titled “Democrarcy, “the New World Order” and English Studiesat East West University, Bangladesh (December 12-13, 2008)
  • Chowdhury, Q. H. (2007). ‘Using Commercials in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Multi Skill Approach’. Paper presented at: FLTA Enrichment Workshop organized by Institute of International Education (IIE), United States Department of State at Washington DC, USA (December 12-14, 2007)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Publication Secretary (2012-14), Executive Committee Member (2010-13) and member of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)
  • Member of International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)
  • Member of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • Member of British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
  • Member of International Association of Teachers of English as Foreign Language, UK (IATEFL)

Date of Joining: December 30, 2021

Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka

SIDRATUL MOONTAHA MITUL           

Email: sidratul.moontaha.mitul@gmail.com 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

  1. A. English Literature, University of Dhaka, 2015 (Exam held in 2016), 3.74 out of 4.00 (1st Position)

B.A. English Language and Literature, University of Dhaka, 2014 (Exam held in 2015)    3.73 out of 4.00 (1st Position)

H.S.C. Science, Siddheswari Girls’ College, Dhaka, 2010, 5.00 (Out of 5)

S.S.C.  Science, Silver Bells Girls’ High School, Chittagong, 2008, 5.00 (Out of 5)

Thesis and Project Supervision:

Supervised 7 students in their M.A. Thesis and Project at the Department of English, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) from 2019-2022

Supervised 23 students in their B.A. (Hons.) Thesis and Project at the Department of English, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) from 2019-2022

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

March 3, 2021 – December 29, 2021

Lecturer (Full-Time)

Department of English

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

March 14, 2017- March 2, 2021

Batch Counselor

Batch 3 (Admission Year 2018)

Jan 2018 – Dec 2021

Batch 5 (Admission Year 2020)

Jan 2020 – Dec 2021

Lecturer (Full-Time)

Department of English and Humanities (DEH)

School of Arts and Humanities (SAH)

University of Liberal Arts (ULAB)

January 15, 2017 – March 9, 2017      House Tutor

BUP Female Dormitory

January 2020 – Dec 2021

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Cultural Studies

Postcolonial Literature

Translation Studies

Psychoanalysis

PUBLISHED PAPERS

  • English as a Medium of Instruction in Bangladesh University of Professionals: An Investigation Journal of ELT and Education, June 2020
  • ‘Legitimizing Myths’ as a Tool of Social Dominance: The Case of Lilith, Eve and Pandora, International Journal of Advance Research and Innovative Ideas in Education (IJARIIE), October 2020
  • Hegemonic Masculinity, Patriarchal Domination and Women’s Resistance in Syed Waliullah’s Tree Without Roots, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (IJBSSR), October 2020

PROJECT:

Project title: His/story over Her/story: Myths as Manifestations of Patriarchal Dominance on Feminine Individuality and Its Reversal through Feminist Revisionist Mythology

Submitted to: Center for Higher Studies and Research, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

Submitted on:  15 March 2021

PAPER PRESENTATION:

  • Tree Without Roots: Spatial Occupation of a Refugee or Existential Crisis? Refugees in the Public Imagination: Discourse of (Dis)location and (Dis)placement University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), December 22-23, 2017
  • Magic and Science: Antithetical or Complimentary? International Conference on Magic and Literature University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), May 27-28, 2016
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Dreams and Archetypes, National Conference on Shakespeare, 2016, Hamdard University of Bangladesh, April 23, 2016
  • Patriarchy and Women In Tree Without Roots, Student Seminar on Tree Without Roots Department of English, University of Dhaka   March 20, 2015

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:

  • Awarded with Khan Bahadur Aziz Uddin Ahmed Memorial Gold medal, 2015, from the Honorable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, for obtaining the highest CGPA in M.A. Examination (English Literature) from the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka during the 52nd Convocation of the University of Dhaka, 2019
  • Awarded with Dean’s Award of Academic Recognition in 2018 for obtaining the highest CGPA in M.A.  Examination (English Literature) from the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka
  • Awarded with Dean’s Award of Academic Recognition in 2016 for obtaining the highest CGPA in Honors Examination from the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka
  • Received A. Samad (M.A. Leeds) Memorial Scholarship, 2016 for securing 1st position in M.A.
  • Obtained EDAS (English Department Alumni Association) Award, DU, 2016 for securing 1st position in M.A.
  • Obtained EDAS (English Department Alumni Association) Award, DU, 2015 for securing 1st position in B.A. (Honours)

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES:

  • Worked voluntarily as a MENTOR for the First-year students of the Department of English, University of Dhaka. This mentoring program was conducted by the Department of English, University of Dhaka in collaboration with the University of Manchester, UK and funded by British Council.
  • Worked as Master of Ceremony in Dhaka Literary Festival in 2017 and 2016.

VOLUNTARY AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

  • Completed DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) A1 and A2 exams of the French Language in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
  • Completed a 160-hours-long course on Foundation Skills and Graphics Designing provided by BCC (Bangladesh Computer Council) that began from 24th August, 2015.
  • Worked as a volunteer in the International Interdisciplinary Conference: Ecocriticism, Environmental Justice and Literature during 07-08 August, 2015
  • Visited China as Youth Delegate as part of Bangladesh Youth Delegation to China on May, 2015;
  • Participated in the International Conference- “Learning and Teaching English Through Technology” at Nabab Nowab Ali Chowdhry Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka.
  • Did a one-year long Junior Course on Japanese Language from Institute of Modern Languages (IML), University of Dhaka, in 2013
  • Did a one-year long Junior Course on French Language from Institute of Modern Languages (IML), University of Dhaka, in 2012
  • Did a short course on Photography in Dhaka University Photography Society (DUPS) in 2011

Date of Joining: December 30, 2021

Email: nishat05.atiya19@gmail.com

Education:

MA in English literature from Dhaka University in 2016 (final examination held in 2017) with a CGPA of 3.91

BA in English from Dhaka University in 2015 (final examination held in 2016) with a CGPA of 3.74

HSC in Science from National Ideal College, Khilgaon in 2011 with a GPA of 5.00

SSC in Science from Motijheel Central Govt. Girls’ High School in 2009 with a GPA of 5.00

Professional Experience and University Service:

  • Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Dhaka, December 30, 2021-present
  • Lecturer in the Department of English and Humanities at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka from September, 2017 till December 29, 2021
  • Sub-editor in the Star Literature and Reviews of The Daily Star from 2018 to 2021
  • Assistant Editor in CROSSINGS: A Journal of English Studies at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Academic Publications:

  • Atiya, Nishat. “The Pursuit of the Sublime in The Idiot and Forrest Gump, the Movie.” Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, Vol. 13, 2017. University of Dhaka, ISSN: 1562-7195.
  • Atiya, Nishat. “”The best in this kind are but shadows”: Pathos of Aesthetic Alienation in New Grub Street and The Sandman.” CROSSINGS: A Journal of English Studies. Vol. 11, 2020. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, ISSN: 2071-1107.
  • Atiya, Nishat. “Laughing out Loud: The Popular Politics of Schadenfreude in Joker.” Rupkatha: Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Vol. 13(1), 2021. ISSN 0975-2935.

Translation and Editing Experience:

  • Translator, 𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝑳𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔: 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝑭𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒉. Dhauli Books, Odisha. 2021.
  • Translator, Kazi Nazrul’s Short Story Collection, Nazrul Centre for Social and Cultural Studies, Orient Blackswan Publications, Hyderabad, India.
  • Research Assistant, Reading Literature In English And English Studies In Bangladesh Postcolonial Perspectives, written by Dr. Fakrul Alam, Supernumerary Professor, Department of English, Dhaka University.
  • Co-editor, The translated manuscript of Bharot Bhaager Ostrukona, originally written by Dr. Karunamoy Goswami to be published by The Monsoon Letters.
  • Published multiple book reviews and translation works (including Tagore and Humayun Ahmed) published in The Daily Star Literature page.

Awards: 

  • Principal Jalaluddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal-2015 and 2016 for B.A. (Hons.) in English and M.A. in English Literature from the English Department Alumni Society (EDAS) of Dhaka University
  • The Dean’s Award-2015 in the category of Dean’s Merit List of Academic Recognition for B.A. (Hons.) in English from the Faculty of Arts, Dhaka University.
  • The Dean’s Award-2016 in the category of Dean’s Merit List of Honor for M.A. in English Literature from the Faculty of Arts, Dhaka University.
  • Kazi Abdul Karim Memorial Gold Medal- 2015 for B.A. (Hons.) in English at the 52nd Convocation of Dhaka University, 2019.

Teaching Interests:

  • Literature and media studies
  • Shakespeare
  • Comparative literature
  • Literary theories
  • Cross-genre experimentation

Date of Joining: December 30, 2021

Email: kabirsumaiya@ymail.com

kabirsumaiya1111@gmail.com

Education

MA in English Literature

CGPA: 3.76 (1st Class 3rd)

Department of English

University of Dhaka

Year of Passing: 2019

BA in English

CGPA: 3.76 (1st Class 2nd)

Department of English

University of Dhaka

Year of Passing: 2018

Higher Secondary Certificate Examination

Dhaka City College

GPA: 5.00/5.00

Group: Science

Year of Passing: 2014

Secondary School Certificate Examination

Y W C A Higher Secondary Girls’ School

GPA: 5.00/5.00

Group: Science

Year of Passing: 2012

Work Experience

  •     Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Dhaka (January, 2022 – Present)
  •     Lecturer at the Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (February, 2021- December, 2021)
  •     Copy-editor of Political Cinema in Bangladesh by Saiyeed Shahjada Al Kareem, published by Bangladesh Cinema Archive (2021)
  •     Translator and Research Assistant for MONOBIKASH FOUNDATION – A Psycho-social Health Care Center (September, 2017 – February, 2020)
  •     Sub-editor for Daily Our Time (September, 2015 – July, 2016)
  •     Seminar attended

o   Presented a paper titled, “On Literature Providing a Safe Space to Process Trauma: Reading Humayun Ahmed’s Josna O Jananeer Golpa in the light of PTSD and Trauma Theory” at an International Student Online Seminar on “Crisis, Trauma and Healing: Perspectives from South Asian Literature”.

The seminar was organized by the English Departments of SRM University, Sikkim and The University of Dhaka on 15 September, 2020.

Extracurricular Activities

  •     Worked as rapporteur at the first National Conference on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (2019)
  •     Worked as a mentor for the English Department Mentoring Service (2017-2019)
  •     Won 3rd place in the “9th National Speech Contest in Japanese Language” in 2018, organized by the Embassy of Japan and JUAAB
  •     Wrote for the English Department Newsletter, “English Matters” (2018)
  •     Volunteered at Dhaka Literary Festival (2016 and 2017)