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  • M.A. in English (Chittagong University) Bangladesh

    B.A. in English (Chittagong University) Bangladesh

Areas of Interest
Victorian Literature, Fiction and non-fiction, Diaspora Writing, Theater and Adaptation

Nadia Rahman

Assistant Professor

Overview

Nadia Rahman completed her Masters in English Literature from the University of Chittagong and is a State Alumna of SUSI 2016. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral studies at the Bangladesh University of Professionals and her research is on female Anglophone writers of Bangladesh.  Her areas of interest include South Asian women writers, Victorian Literature, Theater and Adaptation, American Literature and creative writing.

Ms. Rahman over 17 years of academic experience at university level teaching that included working in different key administrative posts within the university. She has been with ULAB since 2011 and prior to that she worked at Stamford University, Bangladesh for five years and at Premier University, Chittagong for more than two years. She takes active interest in women leadership and was the project lead of World Academy for the Future of Women at ULAB for a year. Currently, she is the Advisor of Student Affairs Office. 

Research & Awards

Research Project:

  • “A Study of Adaptation of Foreign Texts by the Major Theater Groups in Bangladesh (2004-2014)” funded by ULAB Faculty Research Grant 2014-15. Completed and submitted report, and conducted seminar at ULAB in 2016

Awards:

  • Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) Scholars Program 2016 on Contemporary American Literature from June 10 to July 23, 2016 at University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • ULAB Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Awards 2014 for Service to the University Community.
  • ULAB Educator of the Month, October 2012.

Publications

Journal Articles

Rahman, N., & Zaman, T. (2016). Theater in Bangladesh. MargASIA: Journal of Centre for Asian Studies 4.1 (Summer 2016), 22-25.

 Rahman, N., & Zaman, T. (2015). The Unheard Stories of Sophocles’s Jocasta and Manto’s Women: Addressing Social Taboos through Experimental Adaptations in Bangladeshi Theater. Crossings: A Journal Of English Studies 6, 158-170.

Rahman, N., & Zaman, T. (2014).  Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in Bangladesh: A Study of the Cultural Implications of Dramatic Adaptation. Crossings: A Journal of English Studies 4 & 5, 117-124. 

Rahman, N., & Parvin, S. (2014). Motivation and Skill Based English Language Learning in Bangladesh. Outlooks: VUB Studies in Language, Literature and Culture 2, 23-36.

Rahman, N. (2011). Effect of Imperialism and Cultural Hegemony on Learners of English as a Foreign Language. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies 3, 291-297.

Rahman, N., and Matin, Z. N. (2009-10). Use of Mass Media in English Language Teaching: Some Reflections. Stamford University Journal of English V, 174-182.

Rahman, N. (2009). Fears of Formal Speech Presentation in English: Some Thoughts and Practical Solutions. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies 2, 206-216.

Rahman, N. (2008). Khushwant Singh: An Unequivocal Spokesman of Politics in Truth,  Love  & a Little Malice: An Autobiography.  Stamford University Journal of English IV, 104-115.

Newspaper & Magazines

Rahman, Nadia. Review of Two Novellas: Blue Venom and Forbidden Incense by Syed Shamsul Haq. The Daily Star, 17 June 2017.  
https://www.thedailystar.net/book-reviews/blue-venom-and-forbidden-incense-1421413

Conference Proceedings

“Dilruba Z. Ara’s A List of Offences: A Study on Allegorical Commitment in Literature.”Presented at 19th International Conference of MELOW 2020” 21 – 23 February 2020, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

“Stories of Bangladeshi Women: Discontent and Accomplishments.” Presented at the 13th Annual Women’s Symposium. 8-13 May 2019, Sias International University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

“Exploitation and Resistance in Selina Hossain’sNarirRupkothaA Reflection on Bangladeshi Women”.  Presented at the Language Literature, Culture and Politics International Conference. 30 November – 1 December 2018. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

“Role of Adaptation Texts in Theater to Reach Community”. Presented at the Language, Literature and Community International Conference. July 11, 2015.Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. 

Creative Works

Rahman, Nadia. “Dream Catcher”. Star Literature. The Daily Star, 28November 2020.
https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/dream-catcher-2002141

Rahman, Nadia. “Silence”. Star Literature. The Daily Star, 21September 2019.
https://www.thedailystar.net/literature/news/silence-1802890

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.

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