Dr Farzana Akhter
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Dr. Farzana Akhter

Associate Professor & Chairperson
Department of English

  • Ph.D. in English with a secondary emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
    University of Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • M Phil. in English
    University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • B.A. in English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Associate Professor
    Sep. 5, 2018  to date
  • Assistant Professor
    2009 to September 4, 2018
  • Instructor of Record
    Department of English, University of Arkansas
    August 2012 to May 2017
  • Adjunct Faculty
    Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka
    2002 to July 2010
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka
    2003 to June 2009
  • Lecturer, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka
    September 2000 to January 2003
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Contemporary Ethnic and Immigrant American Literature
  • Globalization and mobility
  • Diaspora and belongingness

Journal Publication

International

“Negotiating the Politics of Power: Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim and Women’s Role in War and Nation Building.” Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, vol. 12, no. 1, June 2018, pp. 93-107, http://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/AJELL/article/view/1211.

“Performing Brecht in Bangladesh: Making the Unfamiliar Familiar.” Brecht in/and Asia /Brecht in/und Asien. Friedemann Weidauer, Markus Wessendorf, eds. The Brecht Yearbook / Brecht-Jahrbuch, vol. 36, 2011, pp. 201-210.

“Shattering the Shackles: Brecht’s Plays and the Language of Political Protest in Bangladesh.” Literary Paritantra, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 65-71.

Encyclopedic Reference

“Archie.” Comics through Time: A Historical Encyclopedia. Ed. M. Keith Booker. ABC CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA. 2014.

National

“Quest for Home in Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace.” Spectrum, vol. 5, December 2007, pp. 81-90.

“Reculturizing Brecht.” Spectrum, vol. 4, June 2006, pp. 27-40.

Conference & Seminars

Conferences:

“The Spectacular City: The Golden Cage Where Subjects Are Created and Power Is Negotiated.” South Central Modern Language Association. Dallas, TX. 3-5 Nov. 2016.

“Perceptions of Literacy: Teaching Composition as an International Teaching Assistant.” 2014 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC. November 20-25 2014.

Representations of the Veil: Between Vulnerability and Resilience. 129th MLA Convention. Chicago, IL. January 9-12, 2014. (Participated as Respondent).

“Negotiating the Politics of Power: Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim and Women’s Role in Nation Building.” 14th South Asian Literary Association Conference (SALA). Chicago, IL. January 8-9, 2014.

“Quest for Home in Amitav Ghosh’s the Glass Palace.” 22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (BCPS). Savannah, GA. February 15-16, 2013.

Literature 7: African and African American. 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference (SWTX PCA/ACA). Albuquerque, NM. February 8–11, 2012 (Chaired).

“Reversal of Gender Identities in Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss.” 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference (SWTX PCA/ACA). Albuquerque, NM. February 8–11, 2012

“Performing Brecht in Bangladesh: Making the Unfamiliar Familiar.” 13th Symposium of the International Brecht Society on ‘Brecht in/and Asia”. Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A. May 19-23, 2010.

“Shattering the Shackles: Brecht’s Plays and the Language of Political Protest in Bangladesh” 2nd International Conference on ‘Democracy, the “New World Order” and English Studies’. Dhaka. December 2008.

Seminar:

“Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti.” Seminar on Brecht. Goethe Institute, Dhaka. March 2007.

“Brecht’s Threepenny Opera and Janatar Rangashala.” Seminar.  East West University, Dhaka. 2006.

Other

Publications will be here.

+ Academic Background
  • Ph.D. in English with a secondary emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
    University of Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • M Phil. in English
    University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • B.A. in English, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
+ Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor
    Sep. 5, 2018  to date
  • Assistant Professor
    2009 to September 4, 2018
  • Instructor of Record
    Department of English, University of Arkansas
    August 2012 to May 2017
  • Adjunct Faculty
    Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka
    2002 to July 2010
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka
    2003 to June 2009
  • Lecturer, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka
    September 2000 to January 2003
+ Research Interest
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Contemporary Ethnic and Immigrant American Literature
  • Globalization and mobility
  • Diaspora and belongingness
+ Selected Publications

Journal Publication

International

“Negotiating the Politics of Power: Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim and Women’s Role in War and Nation Building.” Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, vol. 12, no. 1, June 2018, pp. 93-107, http://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/AJELL/article/view/1211.

“Performing Brecht in Bangladesh: Making the Unfamiliar Familiar.” Brecht in/and Asia /Brecht in/und Asien. Friedemann Weidauer, Markus Wessendorf, eds. The Brecht Yearbook / Brecht-Jahrbuch, vol. 36, 2011, pp. 201-210.

“Shattering the Shackles: Brecht’s Plays and the Language of Political Protest in Bangladesh.” Literary Paritantra, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 65-71.

Encyclopedic Reference

“Archie.” Comics through Time: A Historical Encyclopedia. Ed. M. Keith Booker. ABC CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA. 2014.

National

“Quest for Home in Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace.” Spectrum, vol. 5, December 2007, pp. 81-90.

“Reculturizing Brecht.” Spectrum, vol. 4, June 2006, pp. 27-40.

Conference & Seminars

Conferences:

“The Spectacular City: The Golden Cage Where Subjects Are Created and Power Is Negotiated.” South Central Modern Language Association. Dallas, TX. 3-5 Nov. 2016.

“Perceptions of Literacy: Teaching Composition as an International Teaching Assistant.” 2014 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC. November 20-25 2014.

Representations of the Veil: Between Vulnerability and Resilience. 129th MLA Convention. Chicago, IL. January 9-12, 2014. (Participated as Respondent).

“Negotiating the Politics of Power: Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim and Women’s Role in Nation Building.” 14th South Asian Literary Association Conference (SALA). Chicago, IL. January 8-9, 2014.

“Quest for Home in Amitav Ghosh’s the Glass Palace.” 22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (BCPS). Savannah, GA. February 15-16, 2013.

Literature 7: African and African American. 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference (SWTX PCA/ACA). Albuquerque, NM. February 8–11, 2012 (Chaired).

“Reversal of Gender Identities in Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss.” 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference (SWTX PCA/ACA). Albuquerque, NM. February 8–11, 2012

“Performing Brecht in Bangladesh: Making the Unfamiliar Familiar.” 13th Symposium of the International Brecht Society on ‘Brecht in/and Asia”. Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A. May 19-23, 2010.

“Shattering the Shackles: Brecht’s Plays and the Language of Political Protest in Bangladesh” 2nd International Conference on ‘Democracy, the “New World Order” and English Studies’. Dhaka. December 2008.

Seminar:

“Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti.” Seminar on Brecht. Goethe Institute, Dhaka. March 2007.

“Brecht’s Threepenny Opera and Janatar Rangashala.” Seminar.  East West University, Dhaka. 2006.

Other

Publications will be here.