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  • PhD   Southern Illinois University Carbondale, US
    MPhil   University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    MA  University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    BA  University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Areas of Interest
Nineteenth-century British Literature, modernism, women writers, classical literature, creative writing.

Sohana Manzoor, PhD

Assistant Professor

Overview

Her teaching career at tertiary level began in 2002 at BRAC University. She taught in the Department of English and Humanities, BRACU, until 2009 when she left to pursue her PhD in English. For the next six years, as a Graduate Assistant at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, she taught different levels of composition courses and Teacher Assisted for upper level literature and Classics courses. She has also worked as a writing tutor in the Writing Centers in both Illinois and Massachusetts. From 2015-2016 she taught as a visiting lecturer at Suffolk University, Boston, and at Framingham State University, Massachusetts.

Awards: Graduate Teaching Assistantship 2009-2015

Creative Works:
(July 2016). The wedding. The New Age. Eid literary supplement, July 2016.
(2015). Pori. Six Seasons Review, Vol. 2, No. 2.
(2014). Persona. Six Seasons Review, Vol. 1, No. 1.
(Autumn 2012). Parul and the potato prince.” Bengal Lights.

 

Research & Awards

Current Projects:
Working on a book project on publishing my PhD dissertation titled, “A Modernist Among the Victorians: the Case of Emily Brontë.”
Writing an article on the problems faced by English teachers in Bangladesh teaching literature in the classroom.

Publications

Journal Articles

(Dec 2005). The theme of duality and epiphanic moments in the works of Emily Brontë. Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, Language, Literature & Community, International Conference, Special Volume. 

(2006). William Golding and the myth of fall. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka.

Chapters

(: The Trickster. New York: 2010). The Prometheus myth in the novels of William Golding. Bloom’s Literary Themes Infobase.

Newspaper & Magazines

(Oct 2015). Review of The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger, Dhaka Tribune, October 17, 2015.

Conference Proceedings

(Mar 2009). Sylvia Plath’s Three Women and the position of women in today’s world. Conference Proceedings, Defining the Ethos of the New Millenium: Literature from the US and the Indian Subcontinent, Ethiraj College, India.

Courses Taught

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.