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Dr. Marzia Akter

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Professor
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Bangla Language and Literature
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Area of Interest

Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Bengali Drama (especially on Bengali Jatra).

Biography

Name:
Dr. Marzia Akther

Designation:
Associate Professor

Contact:
PABX: 09032-56212-315
Mobile: +88 01552361500, +88 01938789131
Email: m.akther21@yahoo.com, marzia.akther1979@gmail.com

Research Interest:
Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Bengali Drama (especially on Bengali Jatra).

Education:

PhD – (2017)
Title: Jatra of Bangladesh: Outline of Evolution.
Supervisor: Professor Dr. Syed Mohammad Shahed,
Department of Bengali,
University of Dhaka,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

M.A. 2003
M.A. in Bengali (First class, 1st position)
University of Dhaka,
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

B.A. 2002
B.A.(Hons.) in Bengali (Second class, 2nd position)
University of Dhaka,
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

HSC – 1997
Group – Commerce (First division, Achieving star marks)
Viqarunnisa Noon College,
Dhaka Board, Bangladesh.

SSC – 1995
Group – Science (First division, Achieving star marks)
Motijheel Model High School,
Dhaka Board, Bangladesh.
Academic Experience

Lecturer
From 2nd April 2006 to 7th April 2007 (26th B.C.S)
Department of Bengali,
Chandpur Government College,
Chandpur, Bangladesh.

Lecturer
From 8th April 2007 to 16th January 2010
Department of Bengali Language and Literature,
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University,
Trishal, Mymensingh-2220, Bangladesh

Assistant Professor
From 16th January 2010 to 3rd February 2017
Department of Bengali Language and Literature,
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University,
Trishal, Mymensingh-2220, Bangladesh

Associate Professor
From 4th February 2017 to Present
Department of Bengali Language and Literature,
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University,
Trishal, Mymensingh-2220, Bangladesh.

Administrative Experience

Provost, Dolon-Chanpa Hall,
From 7th October 2010 to 21th April 2013
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University,
Trishal, Mymensingh-2220, Bangladesh.

Provost (In charge), Dolon-Chanpa Hall,
From 28th August 2010 to 6th October 2010

House Tutor ; Dolon-Chanpa Hall,
From 10th February 2008 to 27th August 2010
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University,
Trishal, Mymensingh-2220, Bangladesh.

Project Experience
Associate Member, From January 2011 to January 2013
Updating Academic Curriculum at Undergraduate And Master’s Level. Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project. Bangladesh University Grants Commission.

Member, Self-Assessment Committee, Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project.
Bangladesh University Grants Commission. (From 2017 to Present)

Indian Nationalist Movement And Political Life Of Kazi Nazrul Islam,
Bangladesh University Grants Commission. (From 2017 to Present)

Achievement / Awards:
1. Dr. Syed Ala-ud-din Gold Medal, 2003, University of Dhaka, (For securing first position in M.A final examination.)
2. Akikun Nissa Ahmed Gold Medal, 2002, University of Dhaka, (For obtaining highest marks amongst the female students in B.A Hons. examination.)
3. Deans Awards, For Acting, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, 2003

Social/Professional Links:
1. Bangla Academy, (Membership No. 3663)
2. Asiatic Society Of Bangladesh, (Membership No. 2327)
3. Life Register Graduate, University of Dhaka, (Registration No. 16733)
4. Chhayanaut Sangeet Vidyatan, (Id no. 10015805)
5. Drama Artist: Charuneedam Theatre.

List of conducted courses:
1. Course 109 : Bangla Drama-1
2. Course 205 : Rabindra Literature-1 (poetry)
3. Course 208 : Bangla Drama-2
4. Course 305 : Nazrul Literature-2 (Fiction, Drama & Essay)
5. Course 402 : Modern Bangla Poetry-3
6. Course 505 : Bangla Drama
Participation

Training, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
Training course on ‘Teaching – Learning and Curriculum Development’, held at Graduate Training Institute, From 07th July 2012 to 13th July, 2012, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensing.

Attended the Third International Congress of Bengali Studies 2013, held from19th November to 22nd November, Kolkata.
Presented a Paper on Roktokorobi: MuktirVassho.

Participated in a course titled ‘Art Appreciation Course-2003’; Organized by World Literature Centre Film Circle; from May 2003 to July 2003.
Participated in a workshop titled ‘Independent Film Making Workshop’ at Center for Asian Arts and Cultures; from 20th October to 27th October 2007; Course Instructor: Biren Das.
Participated in a workshop on the ‘Film of Satyajit Ray based on the Literature of Rabindranath Tagore’; from 23rd March 2006 to 25th March 2006; Course Instructor: Tarek Masud.
Participated in a Play Analysis Workshop hosted by Kissa Kahini; on 3rd April 2015; Conducted by Dr. Sayed Jamil Ahmed.
Participated in a course on ‘Theater, Film and Television Acting’; organized by Charuneedam School of Acting; from 15th June 2012 to 14th September 2012.

Cultural Experience

Acting:
1.Participated as an actress in the following Plays, from 1999 to 2006
a) Muntasir Fantasy by Selim Al Din,
b) Sadhabar Ekadoshi by Deen Bondhu Mitra,
c) Tasher Deshe by Rabindranath Tagore,
d) Chikitsha Shonkot by Rajshekhar Basu,
e) Swapnoloker Sahittya Sommelon by Meher Nigar,
f) Tiner Tolower by Utpal Datt.
Production: Department of Bengali, University of Dhaka
Director: Meher Nigar
2. Participated as an actress in the following Plays, from 2012 to 2017
a) Buro Shaliker Ghare Ro by Michael Madhusudan Dutt, (also worked as a costume designer)
b) The Lady of Larkspur Lotion (Arshola in Bengali) by Tennessee Williams
c) Shesh Nabab by Sayeed Ahmed
Production: Charuneedam Theatre
Director: Gazi Rakayet
3. Played the role of ‘Preetilata’ in the jatrapala Birkanya Preetilata staged at Ganga- Jamuna Natya Utsab 2017; jointly organized by Bangladesh and India.
Director: Habib Sarwar
Play Direction:
Directed the following plays; from 2007 to 2010
a) Khyatir Birombona by Rabindranath Tagore,
b) Roktokorobi by Rabindranath Tagore (3 times)
c) Rakkhushi by Kazi Nazrul Islam (2 times)
d) Chikitsha Shonkot by Rajshekhar Basu (3 times)
e) Kobor by Munir Chowdhury (2 times)
f) Ma Mati Manush, jatrapala by Bhairobnath Gongyopadhyay
g) Katha Ekattor by Kumar Preetishbal
h) Kabi Nazrul by Harun-ur-Rashid
Production: Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh.
Publications’ list:

Book
Rabindranath: Ashrambhabna; published in 2011 by Murdhornyo Prakashoni, Dhaka.

Journal
1. Bidrohi: Tar roop o matra, Sahitya Potrika, Department of Bengali, University of Dhaka, Volume 4, No. 2. November 2005 to February 2006
2. Gononatyer Prothom Proyash : Bijon Bhattacharjeer Agun, Journal of Nazrul University, Volume 1, Number 1, June 2012
3. Nazruler Bhashadroho : Bidrohi Kobitay Dhoni o Ortho Shomonyoy, Nazrul Institute Patrika, Volume 29, May 2012
*Republished in Sharokshonkolon by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 25th-26th May 2012; on the occasion of celebrating 90 years of the poem ‘Bidrohi’ and 113th birth anniversary of National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam in a joint arrangement of India and Bangladesh.
4. Nazruler Natoke Loko upokoron, Journal of Nazrul University, Volume 2, Number 1, December 2013
5. Rabindra-chintone Shkisha:‘Srishti-utsher anondodhara’; Jahangirnagar University Bhasha Shahitya Patra, No. 39, Department of Bengali; June 2013
6. Nazrul Kabye Prokoron, Nazrul Institute Potrika, Volume 30, February 2014
7. Proloyshikha: ‘Noboaloker gaan’, Rudra Mangal, Volume 1, No.1, Department of Bangali Language and Literature, JKKNIU, April-May 2016
8. Roktokorobi: Muktir Bhassho, Bangladesh Shilpokala Academy, July 2016
9. Nazruler Shahitya tattoo, Rabindra Journal, Vol-40, Number-01, August 2016
10. Jhilimili: Nazruler Ekanko Natyashambhar, Rabindra Journal, Vol-41, Number-01, August 2016
11. The Rebel, Its Beauty and Parameters, Folklore and Folkloristics, vol.9.2; December 2016
12. Nazrul o Mukunda Das: Swadeshikota (to be published), Nazrul Institute Potrika.
13. Rabindranather Raja : Darshonik shilpo bhashya, Rudra Mangal, Volume 2, No. 2, April-May 2017, Department of Bengali and Literature, JKKNIU.

Email: m.akther21@yahoo.com

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