Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

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Professor (Department of English)
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology



                                                           

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Dr Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9880-4645), is Professor in the Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. His research interests encompass, but are not restricted to, Postcolonialism, World Literature, Translation Studies, Anthropocene, and South Asian Literature. Other than scholarly work in literature, he is committed to creative writing, poetry, and literary translation. Dr Islam is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Inner State (2020), and the translator of Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories and Aphorisms of Humayun Azad. His research articles, poetry, and translation have appeared in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Critical Survey, Journal of World Literature, South Asian Review, Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies, Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, English, Massachusetts Review, The NEHU Journal, and Poem: International English Language Quarterly.

EDUCATION

PhD, AUS, India (2018)
MA in English, CU, Bangladesh (2000; exam held in 2004)
BA (Hons) in English, CU, Bangladesh (1999; exam held in 2003)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Postcolonialism, World Literature, Translation Studies, Anthropocene, and South Asian Literature

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Scopus Publications

8

Scholar Citations

2

Scholar h-index

Scopus Publications

  • Celebrating Silence
    Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

    Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, ISSN: 10455752, eISSN: 15483290, Published: 2021 Informa UK Limited

  • Bangladeshi poets writing in English exploring Kaiser Haq as the leading voice
    Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

    Journal of World Literature, ISSN: 24056472, eISSN: 24056480, Pages: 65-83, Published: 2020 Brill
    Abstract This article observes that Kaiser Haq has made an immense contribution to Bangladeshi poetry in English, leading the school of English poetry of the country from the front. A relatively new field, Bangladeshi writing in English has started becoming a part of world literature, and its scope, no doubt, is expanding rapidly. The article also focuses on the legacy of Bangladeshi writing in English to demonstrate how Bangladeshi poetry in English has simultaneously progressed. The article argues that Haq’s enormous contributions justify his position as the best English-language poet in Bangladesh. For his poetry, the poet takes material from his motherland and its rich culture, and his style, technique, and diction resonate with those of prominent poetic voices of the world. The article also sheds light on how Haq presents Bangladesh, depicting numerous shades of reality, and how he still dominates in the contemporary scene of Bangladeshi poetry in English.

  • Alienation, ambivalence and identity Jhumpa lahiri’s in other words
    Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

    Critical Survey, ISSN: 00111570, eISSN: 17522293, Pages: 40-53, Published: December 2018 Berghahn Books
    Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest book, In Other Words, is an autobiographical text that highlights the author’s journey to a new land and language. She grows up in America, communicates in Bengali with her parents during her early childhood and uses English in school; a sense of ambivalence about language dawns in her at this time. Her parents insist that Bengali be a dominant language in her life, but she falls in love with English, which later becomes her own language and the medium of her literary writing. During her doctoral studies, she feels an impulse to learn Italian and desperately strives to speak and write in that language. In Other Words, originally written in Italian, is the ultimate outcome of her aspirations to learn Italian. As the author switches from one language to another, from Bengali to English, and then from English to Italian, she forms an ambivalent sense of separation and proximity. This article seeks to explore Lahiri’s love for language, her sense of alienation and belonging, loss and achievement, and her search for identity and metamorphosis.

  • Shadow Lines
    Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

    Journal of Postcolonial Writing, ISSN: 17449855, eISSN: 17449863, Published: 5 May 2017 Informa UK Limited

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • COP26 and the Crisis of Climate Change in Bangladesh
    MS Islam
    Space and Culture, India (https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v10i1.1241) 10 (1 2022

  • ‘You Can’t Have a One Size Fits All Strategy in Translation’: An Interview with Fakrul Alam
    MS Islam
    English (https://doi.org/10.1093/english/efab031) 2022

  • “A good translator can be androgynous”: an interview with Niaz Zaman
    MS Islam
    Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies (https://doi.org/10.1080 2022

  • Exploring Love, Sex, and Loneliness in Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay's "Panty"
    MS Islam
    Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies (DOI: https://doi.org/10.5744/jgps 2021

  • Bangladeshi Poets Writing in English: Exploring Kaiser Haq as the Leading Voice
    MS Islam
    Journal of World Literature, 1-19 2020

  • Influences and Individualities: Exploring Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetic World
    MS Islam
    Crossings: A Journal of English Studies 11 (1), 70-85 2020

  • Inner State
    MS Islam
    Daily Star Books 2020

  • Multiple Approaches to Translating the Poems and Songs in The Essential Tagore
    MS Islam
    East West Journal of Humanities 7 (1), 137-151 2019

  • A Seamless Bond between River and Life in Tarfia Faizullah's Seam
    MS Islam
    Journal of Language, Literature and Culture 2 (1), 160-173 2019

  • Representation of Postcolonial Indian Women: Bimla and Nanda Kaul in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day and Fire on the Mountain
    MS Islam, R Islam
    South Asian Review 40 (1-2), 51-64 2019

  • Alienation, Ambivalence and Identity: Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words
    MS Islam
    Critical Survey (DOI:https://doi.org/10.3167/cs.2018.300404) 30 (4), 40-53 2018

  • Literary translation: trend and practice in Bangladesh
    MS Islam
    Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies 5 (1) 2018

  • Representation of the Voiceless: Nissim Ezekiel's Selected Poems
    MS Islam
    Crossings: A Journal of English Studies 8 (1), 101-111 2017

  • Aphorisms of Humayun Azad
    MS Islam
    Agamee Prakashani 2017

  • Nissim Ezekiel's Modern Position: 'A Clean Break with the Romantic Past'
    MS Islam
    The NEHU Journal 14 (2), 33-53 2016

  • Nostalgia, Contemporaneity and Cynicism: Kaiser Haq’s Pariah and Other Poems
    MS Islam
    Diasporas and Diversities: Selected Essays, 109-127 2016

  • Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories
    MS Islam
    Anyaprokash 2016

  • Wings of Winds
    MS Islam
    Adorn Publication 2015

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam: A Stern Voice against Communalism
    MS Islam, R Mahmud
    Southeast University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences 1 (1), 89-108 2014

  • Disintegration of Familial Bond and Beyond: A Study of Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day and Partition 1947
    MS Islam, R Islam
    Chaos: IUB Studies of Language, Literature and Creative Writing 2 (1), 54-67 2014

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Bangladeshi Poets Writing in English: Exploring Kaiser Haq as the Leading Voice
    MS Islam
    Journal of World Literature, 1-19 2020
    Citations: 2

  • Nissim Ezekiel's Modern Position: 'A Clean Break with the Romantic Past'
    MS Islam
    The NEHU Journal 14 (2), 33-53 2016
    Citations: 2

  • Representation of Postcolonial Indian Women: Bimla and Nanda Kaul in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day and Fire on the Mountain
    MS Islam, R Islam
    South Asian Review 40 (1-2), 51-64 2019
    Citations: 1

  • Alienation, Ambivalence and Identity: Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words
    MS Islam
    Critical Survey (DOI:https://doi.org/10.3167/cs.2018.300404) 30 (4), 40-53 2018
    Citations: 1

  • Literary translation: trend and practice in Bangladesh
    MS Islam
    Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies 5 (1) 2018
    Citations: 1

  • An In-depth Comparative Study of British English and American English
    MS Islam
    Metropolitan University Journal 1 (1), 33-52 2007
    Citations: 1

Publications

Inner State (poetry collection); Aphorisms of Humayun Azad (translation); Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories (translation); Wings of Winds (poetry collection)