Doctor of Philosophy in English, 1981, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Dissertation: “Emanuel Swedenborg’s Influence on the Poetry of W. B. Yeats”
Supervisor: Professor Norman MacKenzie
Master of Arts in English, 1972 (examination held in 1973)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English, 1971 (examination held in 1972)
Areas of Interest
Shakespeare, Modern Poetry and Fiction, Literary Theory, Postmodernism and Post-Colonialism and Translatology
Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam is Professor of English and Humanities at ULAB, and recently retired from University of Dhaka. He is an award winning fiction writer and art critic who has curated Bangladesh art exhibitions in UK, India and Iran.
Dr. Islam’s areas of special interest include Shakespeare, Modern Poetry and Fiction, Literary Theory, Postmodernism and Post-Colonialism and Translatology. He is a noted column writer and a contributor to leading Bangla dailies (Prothom Alo, Somokal), and writes on political and social Issues. He is also an occasional political analyst for the BBC.
Creative Writing (Selected)
Recently Published Articles:
Dr. Islam has published about 35 articles in English in academic journals at home and abroad. A few recently published articles are given beloew:
He has published about 25 articles in Bangla on individual authors, literary movements and genres in leading journals in Bandladesh and India.
Islam, Syed. M. "Kibria".Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, 2006. Print.
Islam, Syed. M. "Banglsadesh Art: Collection of Contemporary Paintings".Society for the Promotion of Bangladeshi Art, Dhaka, 2003. Print.
Islam, Syed. M. "Contemporary Art of Bangladesh", Indian High Commission, Dhaka, 2003. Print.
Islam. Syed, M. "Dipa Haq" . Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Dhaka, 1996. Print.
In the last 10 years, Dr. Islam has attended many seminars at home and abroad, delivering keynote papers . A few of them are:
Islam, Syed, M. Lecture on “Ideology” in East West University, 29 November 2014. Islam, Syed, M. “In Conversation with Syed Manzoorul Islam: Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolution, College of Alice and Peter Tan, National University of Singapore, 1 February, 2013.
Islam. Syed, M. “Teaching Literary Theory in the Classroom,” English Association Seminar, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, October 2006.
Islam, Syed, M. “Indian Travel Writing in English,” Literature of Region and Nation Association Conference in Manchester, UK, June 2005.