Faculty Profile

  • M.A. in English

    B.A. in English

Areas of Interest
Literary Theory and Criticism, Modern and Postmodern Literature, Translatology, Comparative Literature, Subaltern Studies, Culture Studies, Postcolonial and Poststructural Criticism, War Literature. The Irish Strain in Literature, Fractal Geometry in Arts, Swarm Intelligence in Resistance.

S M Mahfuzur Rahman

Lecturer

Overview

S M Mahfuzur Rahman joined the Department of English and Humanities (DEH) at ULAB in February, 2020. Previously, he was an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Independent University, Bangladesh, from August 2019 to January 2020. Mr. Rahman received the Chancellor’s Gold Medal from the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for both his M.A. and B.A. in English from BRAC University and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), respectively in 2018 and 2019. He had been awarded a full free scholarship by the United States Department of State to complete his Higher Secondary Studies in Michigan, USA. Mr. Rahman has participated in numerous conferences in Bangladesh and abroad with multiple publications.

Research & Awards

Current Project:

  • Application of fractal geometry in Bangladeshi Folk Arts, i.e. Nakshi Kantha (embroidered quilts)
    Swarm Intelligence in the subaltern resistance strategies.

Invited Lectures:

  • “Sustenance in Subversion: The Under-edge of Translation.” For Department of English and Humanities Event, 6 March, BRAC University, Dhaka. 2019.
  • “A Home of One’s Own: The Business of Marriage in Jane Austen’s Epoch.” For School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Event, 25 May, IUB. 2018.
  • “The Predicaments of Modern Man: A Comparison between Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Akhtaruzzaman Elias’ Osman Ronju.” School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Event, commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death, IUB.

Awards and Achievements:

  • December, 2019 Biyotkesh Tripathy Best Paper Award, 3rd Int’l Conference, Berhampur University, Odisha, India.
  • November, 2019 Chancellor’s Gold Medal for Best Performance among Postgraduate Students, 13th Convocation, BRAC University.
  • January, 2018 Summa cum Laude, Valedictorian and Chancellor’s Gold Medal. 19th Convocation, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).
  • April, 2018 Best Paper Award. 4th Inter-University Students’ Conference, ULAB.
  • April, 2017 Runner-up Award. 3rd Inter-University Students’ Conference, ULAB.
  • 2009 – 2010 Youth Exchange and Studies (Yes) Program, The US Department of State. Full Free Scholarship for Higher Secondary studies and Cultural Exchange Program

Publications

Journal Articles

Rahman, S M Mahfuzur, “Subversion in Subterfuge: Chaos in the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene, ed. Shruti Das, New Delhi: Authorspress, 2020, ISBN 978-93-89615-47-0, pp. 44 – 69.

Rahman, S M Mahfuzur, “Macbeth: Frailties of a Paradoxical Übermensch”, Age Cannot Wither Him: Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After, eds. Niaz Zaman and Razia Sultana Khan, Dhaka: Independent University, Bangladesh, ISBN 978-984-34-3552-1, 2018, pp. 210 – 225.

Newspaper & Magazines

Rahman, S M Mahfuzur, “Eat death or go hungry?”, Dhaka Tribune, 28 April 2020, https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2020/04/28/eat-death-or-go-hungry

Conference Proceedings

“Subversion in Subterfuge: Chaos in the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Environment and Culture in the     Anthropocene, 1–2 December, Berhampur University, Odisha, India. 2019.

“Naksha-interspersed-Nakshatra: Is Cacophonous Unconscious the Timeless Quintessence of Time-    space.” Social Sciences in the 21st Century: Survival Strategy for Humankind Amid IR 4.0, 18 July, Independent University, Bangladesh. 2019.

“Subverting Territoriality: Translation as a Double-edged Sword.” Performing the Nation: Memory and Desire in Contemporary Literature, 8–9 February, Berhampur University, Odisha, India. 2019.

“Exonerating Eve: The Brontës’ Reversal of the Masculinist Metanarrative.” 4th Inter- University Students’ Conference 200 years of the Brontës, 21–22 April, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). 2018.

“A Home of One’s Own: The Business of Marriage in Jane Austen’s Epoch.” 3rd Inter-University     Students’ Conference: Jane Austen 200, 21–22 April, ULAB. 2017.

“Macbeth: Frailties of a Paradoxical Übermensch.” (Volunteer / Event Organizer). Age Cannot Wither     Him nor Custom Stale His Infinite Variety: SHAKESPEARE Four Hundred Years After, 3–5 November, Independent University, Bangladesh. 2016.

Courses Taught

The University of 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.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.