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Dr. Sheikh Mehedi Hasan

Present Designation
Associate Professor
Department
English Language and Literature
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Area of Interest

South Asian Writing in English, Postcolonialism, Cultural Studies and English studies

Biography

Profile Summary
     Dr. Sheikh Mehedi Hasan
Associate Professor
Email: mehedi_08@hotmail.com, mehedi_08@jkkniu.edu.bd

Education
PhD in English Lit. of The English and Foreign Languages University (formerly CIEFL), Hyderabad, India under SAARC Scholarship Scheme (2010-2013) funded by the Government of India

Journal Editing, Reviewing, Research Project and Thesis Supervision

EditorDialogics published by Department of English Language & Literature, JKKNIU

Executive Editor, Research Journal of Humanities published by Faculty of Arts, JKKNIU

Research Project (funded by the Centre for Research and Extension, JKKNIU):  “A Critical Study on Cinematic Representation of Bangladesh Liberation War” (2020- onward)
Worked as Assistant Editor of Southeast University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences
Reviewer, several research journals published by public and private universities, Bangladesh
Supervised over 30 MA theses at JKKNIU and Southeast University
Was Editor, English Department Newsletter, Southeast University

Academic and Administrative Service

Worked as Convenor of One Day International Symposium on New directions in Humanities and Literary Studies: Perspectives and Prospects of Research organised by Department of English Language and Literature, JKKNIU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 17 May 2017.
Member, Syllabus Development Committee, Department of English Language & Literature, JKKNIU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Worked as Convenor of One day National Conference on English Studies in Bangladesh: Reconsidering Conceptual Paradigms organised by Department of English, SEU and held on 10 October 2015 at SEU Permanent Campus, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional Membership
BELTA (life member), ELTAI, IACLALS

    Publications
Books

Introduction to Poetry, Rhetoric and Prosody, second edition. Dhaka: Kabir Publications, April, 2009. ISBN: 984-70360-0005-2
Kaler Kongkal (Bengali Poetry). Dhaka: Chomonprokash, February 2018. ISBN: 978-984-93193-2-0
Sotyapi Amar Swor (Bengali Poetry), Dhaka: Chomonprokash, February 2019. ISBN: 978-984-93194-2-9
Memoirs of a Police Officer (translated into English from Ek Polisher Diary (320 pages) by Shafiq Ullah) (forthcoming)

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals/ Volumes

“Pinter’s The Birthday Party: Not Absurdity, Nor Menace, But the Portrait of the Human Predicament”, Harvest, Vol. 24 (2008-09). ISSN: 1729-8326
“Kaiser Haq: A Postcolonial Poet Writing from Bangladesh”, Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 1. (Fall 2009). ISSN: 2071-1107
“Davies in The Caretaker: A Portrait of Survival”, Prime University Journal, Vol. 3, Number 1 (January-June-2009). ISSN: 1995-5332
“The Status of Bangla and the English Language in Post-Colonial Bangladesh – Resistance versus Utility”, Language in India Vol. 12 (1 January 2012). ISSN: 1930-2940
“Ted Hughes’ Animal Poems: An Embodiment of Violence or Vitality?”, The Dawn Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (7 July 2012). ISSN: 2277-1786.
“Using Poems of Jibanananda Das and Rabindranath Tagore in the Language Classrooms of Bangladesh”, Language in India, Vol. 12 (10 October 2012). ISSN: 1930-2940.
“Standard Dialect Ideology in Bangladesh: A Field Study”, Language in India, Vol. 14 (10 October 2014). ISSN: 1930-2940
“Of Identities: Fixity, Fluidity and Postcolonial Musings”, Southeast University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1 (December 2014). ISSN: 2305-9257
“Colonialism and Psychological Disorders in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss.” Indian Booker Prize Winners: Images and Imaginations. New Delhi: Authors Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-93-82647-05-8
Bangabandhu, Bengaliness and Bengali Identity.” Tungipara. Bangabandhu Shikkhak Parisad, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, 2015. ISBN: 978-984-33-9832-1.
“Darkness, Light and Beyond: Reading Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger”, Southeast University Journal of English Department, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (December 2016). ISSN 2519-1543
“Politics, polarity and problems of identity with the emergence of Bangladesh.” Identity in the Globalized World: Dimensions, Transformations and Challenges. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2019. ISBN 978 984 506 262 6.
“English as a Global Language: Problems and Possibilities”Manabbidya Gabeshonapatra, Vol. 3 (July 2019), Faculty of Arts, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. ISSN 2518-5853
“Teaching English during COVID-19 Pandemic Using Facebook Group as an LMS: A Study on Undergraduate Students of a University in Bangladesh.” Language in India, vol. 20, no. 6, June 2020, pp. 76-94. ISSN: 1930-2940
“Poetics of Resistance and Revolution: Reading Nazrul in the Era of Neo-colonialism.” Nazrul Journal, vol. 1, December 2020 (in press).  ISSN: 2663-9599

Workshops/ Conferences
Organised/ Facilitated

Facilitated a Workshop on Research Proposal Writing organised by JKKNIU Research Society in the Conference Hall of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 10 July 2019
Facilitated a daylong workshop on Research Writing in the Conference Hall of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 23 June 2019
As a Convenor organised International Symposium on New directions in Humanities and Literary Studies: Perspectives and Prospects of Research organised by Department of English Language and Literature, JKKNIU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 17 May 2017
Organised and facilitated a daylong workshop on Research Writing in the Department of English Language and Literature, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 20 February 2017
As a Convenor organised One day National Conference on English Studies in Bangladesh: Reconsidering Conceptual Paradigms organised by Department of English, SEU on 10 October 2015 at SEU Permanent Campus, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Organised and facilitated a daylong workshop on Research Writing in the Department of English, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 13 June 2015
Organised a half-day Workshop on “Teaching Grammar” conducted by Dr. Sharmin Khan (Department of Linguistics and language Development, San Jose State University, San Jose, California) at Southeast University, Dhaka on 10 January 2015
Organised a half-day Workshop on “Teaching Writing” conducted by Professor Patrick Dougherty at Southeast University on 26 September 2014
As Coordinator of Seminar Series, organised five seminars in the department of English, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2014- 2015

Presented

“Aimé Césaire and Postcolonial Studies.” Presented online in a Webinar organised by Dept. of Studies & Research in English, Postgraduate Centre, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballari Koppal, Karnataka – 583 231, India on 04 May 2020.
“The Evolution of English Literature from the 20th Century to the Present: A Glimpse into Cultural Diversities”: presented in an International Symposium on Reflections on English Literature and its Cultural Diversities organised by Department of English, Gushkara Mahavidyalaya, Gushkara, Burdwan, West Bengal, India on 02 December 2019.
“Lalon Shah: A Baul Bard of Existential Humanism”: presented as Special Guest in the 2nd International Seminar on Banglar Loksangskriti: Rupe o Rupantore organised by Lok Bharati at Indumati Sabhagriha, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India on 30 November 2019.
“Team Teaching” in subjects ELC 590 English for Professional Presentations and ELC 650 English for Professional Interactions with Dr. Airil Haimi Mohd Adnan (Malasiya) in International Inbound Programme: Academy of Language Studies and Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Bangladesh at the PINTAS Mediating of Understanding of Intercultural Art 22- 28.09.2019 at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia.
“Teaching English in South Asian Contexts”: An interactive lecture session with the faculty members of Academy of Language Studies at Corporate Meeting Room, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia on 25 September 2019.
“Art in Poetry; Poetry in Art: A Glimpse into Nineteenth Century English Poetry”: presented in an International Symposium at the PINTAS Mediating of Understanding of Intercultural Art 22- 28.09.2019 at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia on 27 September 2019.
“Colonised Mind and Madhusudhon: A Reflection on Contemporary Bengali Poetry”: presented in an International Conference on the occasion of “Jessore Literary Festival” organised by Jugsagnik Literary Magazine in Jessore, Bangladesh on 12 July 2019.
“Root, Resistance and Revolution: A Comparative Study on the Poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam and Aimé Césaire”: presented in an International Conference organised by Institute of Nazrul Studies, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 04 July 2019.
“Untranslatability and the Challenge of Literary Translation: A Search for Dynamic Equivalence”: presented in the 3 Week Intensive Training Programme on Research Methodology in Translation Studies conducted National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India on 07 July 2017.
“Translating the Local: A Postcolonial Approach”: presented in the 3 Week Intensive Training Programme on Research Methodology in Translation Studies conducted National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India on 08 July 2017.
“Critique of Postcolonialism: A Theoretical Debate”: presented in an International Symposium on New directions in Humanities and Literary Studies: Perspectives and Prospects of Research organised by Department of English Language and Literature, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul
Poetics of Resistance: Prospects of Nazrul Research in the Era of Global Imperialism”: presented in a Lecture Series organised by Department of English Literature, The English and
“A Glimpse of Bangladeshi Novels in Bengali: Issues and Perspectives”: presented (on 03 March 2017) in an International Conference on Revisiting the Bengali Novel after One Hundred and Fifty Years organised by Department of Bengali, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, India in collaboration with UGC, India from 01-03 March 2017.
“A Poetics of Resistance and Revolution: Reading Nazrul in Neo-colonial Era”: presented in an International Symposium on The Relevance of Reading Kazi Nazrul Islam Today organised by Purnidevi Chowdhury Girls’ College, Bolpur, Santiniketan, India on 02 March 2017.
“The South Asian Novel in English and the Manufacture of the Postcolonial”: presented in 4th International Conference on English Studies and the Marketplace organised by Department of English, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 19-20 February 2016.
“Darkness, Light and Beyond: Reading Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger”presented in National Conference on English Studies in Bangladesh: Reconsidering Conceptual Paradigms organised by Department of English, Southeast University on 10 October 2015 at SEU Permanent Campus, Tejgaon, Dhaka.
“Postcolonial Identities and “Imperial Entanglements” in the New World Order”: presented in International Conference on Language, Literature and Community held at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) on July 10-11, 2015.
“The Spread of English and the Question of Identity in Bangladesh”: presented at the 7th BELTA International Conference 2015 on English language Education: Directions, Transformations and Sustainability organised jointly by British Council, Dhaka and Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) at National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2-4, 2015.
“Politics, polarity and problems of identity with the emergence of Bangladesh”: presented at the First International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities on Identity in the Globalized World: Dimensions, Transformations and Challenges organised by Centre for Social Science Research, Independent University, Bangladesh from August 23-25, 2014.
“Of Identities: Fixity, fluidity and postcolonial musings”: presented at the First International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities on Identity in the Globalized World: Dimensions, Transformations and Challenges organised by Centre for Social Science Research, Independent University, Bangladesh from August 23-25, 2014.
“The South Asian Novel in English: cultures, identities and other issues”: presented at the seminar on Other literatures in English: an overview organised by Department of English, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 09, 2014.
“Banking System in Bangladesh”: an interactive lecture delivered at DAV Public School, Safilguda, Hyderabad, India as a part of educational and cultural exchange programme named “Internationalism in the International School Activity” managed by British Council, Hyderabad on 04 January 2013.
“Nagasaki to Guantanamo: A Timeless Journey of Postcolonial Predicament: Reading Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows”: presented at the three-day international conference on English Literary Studies: Current Trends and Concurrent Challenges organised by ELTAI and TBAC College for Women, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India from September 21-23, 2012.
“Rabindranath Tagore and Lalon Shah: In Search of Existential Humanism”: presented at the seminar on Rabindranath Tagore—In His Time and Ours organised by the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from February 27-29, 2012.
“In Search of Postcolonial Theory in the New World Order”: presented at the International Conference on Text, Culture and Performance: Postcolonial Issues organised by IACLALS in collaboration with Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India from February 2-4, 2012.
“Multiculturalism, Minority Identity and the Emergence of Religious Radicalism after 9/11”: presented at the 8th Annual Conference of Rajasthan Association for Studies in English (RASE) held at Bikaner, Rajasthan, India from 26-27 November, 2011.
“Pinter’s The Birthday Party: An Annihilation of an Individual’s Identity”: presented in the Seminar Series organised by Department of English, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 02, 2009.
“Kaiser Haq: A Postcolonial Poet Writing from Bangladesh”: presented at the 2nd International Conference on Democracy, ‘the New World Order’ and English Studies held at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 12 -13, 2008.

Awards and Achievements

I was given honorary awards for presenting an academic article and reciting my own poems at an International Literary Festival held in Jessore on 12 July 2019.
I was given honorary awards by voluntary organisations such as Rangdhanu and Kalerkantho Shuvo Sangho of JKKNIU, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
I was awarded SAARC Scholarship 2010-2011 for pursuing PhD course at The English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad-500 605, India.

Courses I am teaching/ have taught
Graduate (MA) Courses

Critical discourse Analysis
Comparative Literature
Cultural Studies
Postcolonial Theory and Literature
South Asian Literature in English
African and Caribbean Literature
Research Methodologies
Modern Drama
Literary Theory
Postmodernism
Business Communication

Undergraduate Courses

Twentieth Century English Poetry
Twentieth Century English Novel
New Literatures in English
American Literature
Introduction to English Literature
Translation Studies
Theories and Methods in ELT
Victorian Literature
Poetry from Spenser to Milton
Romantic Poetry Introduction to Poetry and Prose
Literary Theory
Modern Drama
Advanced Reading and Writing
Introduction to ELT
Introduction to Linguistics
Developing Listening and Speaking
Business English
Proficiency/ Skilled Based Course

English Proficiency Course (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)
English Language Certificate Course (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)

Email: mehedi_08@jkkniu.edu.bd

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