Staff Details

Mohammad Abdul Quayum

Mohammad Abdul Quayum
Designation: Professor
KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
IIUM Gombak Campus
Extension: 6188
Email address: quayum@iium.edu.my

Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor in English - Bachelor Degree , Dhaka University
  • Master in English - Masters Degree , Lakehead University
  • Master in English - Masters Degree , Dhaka University
  • Ph.D in English - Doctor of Philosophy , The Flinders University of South Australia

Professional Membership

  • 2013-2017 Member, Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
  • 2015-2017 The Literary Dictionary Company Ltd.
  • 2014-2017 Adjunct Professor, School of Humanities, Flinders University, Australia
  • 2014-2016 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (M.S.) India
  • 2014-2016 Member, South Asian Studies Association of Australia

Teaching Responsibilities

19TH CENTURY ENGLISH POETRY & CRITICAL PROSE 2006/2007
20TH CENTURY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE 2006/2007 2004/2005
AMERICAN LITERATURE I 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005
AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY 2010/2011 2005/2006
COMPARATIVE WORLD LITERATURE 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2006/2007
COMPARATIVE/WORLD LITERATURE 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2006/2007
CREATIVE WRITING 2015/2016
HISTORY OF LITERATURES IN ENGLISH 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2012/2013
iNTERNSHIP 2016/2017
MALAYSIAN & SINGAPOREAN LITERATURE 2009/2010 2007/2008 2006/2007 2004/2005
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2006/2007 2005/2006
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (LITERARY STUDIES) 2016/2017
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (LITERATURE) 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
SHAKESPEARE IN HIS AGE & IN MODERN CONTEXT 2004/2005
WOMEN IN ASIAN LITERATURE 2008/2009
WORLD LITERATURE II 2007/2008 2005/2006
WORLD LITERATURE III: WOMEN'S WRITING AROUND THE WORL 2015/2016
WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2005/2006 2004/2005

Research Projects

Completed

2014 - 2017
Muslim Diaspora in the West: A Postcolonial Study of Selected Post - 9/11 Literary Works
2014 - 2016
Development of Faith-Based Creative Writing Module for Female Inmates
2011 - 2012
Imagined Communities Revisited: Asia Pacific Literature And Cultures (KVC Project 2011)
2010 - 2010
Business and Managment in Contemporary Literature from Singapore and Malaysia
2010 - 2013
Representation of Business and Culture in Malaysian-Singaporean Literature
2009 - 2012
Literary Representation of the Malays and Malay Culture in Malaysian Postcolonial Literature
2006 - 2008
Gender, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Malaysian Post-colonial Literature

In Progress

2016 - Present
Muslim Women Visionaries: Gender, Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain and Adibah Amin

Publications

Article

2016
Gender and education: the vision and activism of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Journal of Human Values , 22 (2). pp.139-150.
2016
Imagining the 'Enemy': adversarial roles in Rabindranath Tagore's short stories. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities , 8 (4). pp.70-81.
2016
Celebrating a decade of Asiatic. Asiatic , 10 (1). pp.1-3.
2016
Education for tomorrow: The vision of Rabindranath Tagore. Asian Studies Review , 40 (1). pp.1-16.
2016
Asian Englishes: Some reflections. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature , 10 (2). pp.1-4.
2015
Editor's Column. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature , 9 (1). pp.1-2.
2015
Hindu-Muslim relations in the work of Rabindranath Tagore and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. South Asia Research , 35 (2). pp.177-194.
2014
Humour in Rabindranath Tagore's selected early short stories: a freudian reading. Transnational Literature , 7 (1). pp.1-14.
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 6). The Daily Star
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 4). The Daily Star
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 2) . The Daily Star
2014
In Conversation with Professor Mohammad A. Quayum. Writers in Conversation , 1 (2). pp.1-13.
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 7). The Daily Star
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 5). The Daily Star
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 3). The Daily Star
2014
Literary Traditions: English in Malaysia and Singapore (Column 1). The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
2014
Celebrating a “Neo-cosmopolitan Globaletic Writer”. Asiatic , 8 (1). pp.1-7.
2013
Tagore and nationalism. The Daily Star
2013
Glimpses into the making of a National Titan. The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
2013
Two Asian dreamers, doers. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature , 7 (2). pp.1-6.
2012
Begum Rokeya: Tale of a Visionary. The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
2012
Home ('Griha') - Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Transnational Literature , 5 (1). pp.(1-11).
2012
Editorial. Asiatic , 6 (2). pp.1-4.
2012
Begum Rokeya : tale of a visionary. The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
2012
Nurse Nelly. Transnational Literature , 5 (1).
2012
Editorial. Asiatic , 6 (1). pp.1-2.
2011
The Professor and the visionary. The Edge
2011
"Woman's downfall" ['Istrijatir abanati']. Transnational Literature , 4 (1). pp.(1-15).
2011
Editorial, Asiatic, Vol. 5, No. 2. Asiatic , 5 (2). pp.1-3.
2010
An interview with Anwar Ridhwan: a Malaysian National Laureate. Asiatic , 4 (1). pp.87-98.
2010
Number one ("Pahela number) / Rabindranath Tagore, (translated from the Bengali). METAMORPHOSES , 18 (1). pp.118-136.
2010
Mapping the history of Malaysian theatre: an interview with Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof. Asiatic , 4 (2). pp.155-168.
2010
Introducing Huzir Sulaiman: a Malaysian playwright. KUNAPIPI : Journal of Postcolonial Writing & Culture , XXXII (1-2). pp.45-60.
2010
Mahamaya / Rabindranath Tagore. Transnational Literature , 3 (1). pp.1-5.
2009
The painter: translation of Rabindranath Tagore's "Chitrakar". Asiatic , 3 (1). pp.182-185.
2009
Kabuliwala. Transnational Literature , 1 (2). pp.1-6.
2008
The postmaster / Rabindranath Tagore (translation). South Asian Review , 29 (3). pp.68-78.

Book

2016
The revolutionary (Translation of Kazi Nazrul Islam's Kuhelika). Nymphea Press , Dhaka, Bangladesh . ISBN 978-984-92297-1-1.
2014
Beyond boundaries: critical essays on Rabindranath Tagore. Bangla Academy (Bangladesh Literary Academy) , Bangladesh . ISBN 984-07-5203-0.
2014
One sky, many horizons: studies in Malaysian literature in English. Marshall Cavendish International , Singapore . ISBN 978983845415 / 983384541X.
2014
Rabindranath Tagore: the ruined nest and other stories. Silverfish Books , Kuala Lumpur . ISBN 9789833221486.
2011
Rabindranath Tagore: a selected short stories. Macmillan , New Delhi, India . ISBN 0230332773 / 9780230332775.

Book Section

2017
Introduction. In: A feminist foremother: critical essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain . Orient Blackswan (formerly Orient Longman) , Hyderabad, India , pp.xi-xxvii. ISBN 978-93-86296-00-9.
2016
Introduction to twenty two new Asian short stories. In: Twenty Two New Asian Short Stories . Silverfish Books , Kuala Lumpur , pp.V-XXV. ISBN 978-983-3221-52-3.
2016
Inspired by the Bengal Renaissance: Rokeya's role in the education and emancipation of Bengali (Muslim) women. In: A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain . Orient Blackswan , India , pp.45-65. ISBN 978-93-86296-00-9.
2012
Introduction, Lloyd Fernando's Green is the Colour. In: Green is the colour . Estate of Llyod Fernando , Singapore , pp.vii-xxiv. ISBN 9789810726850.
2012
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. In: The Literary Encyclopedia . The Literary Dictionary Company Limited , UK
2011
Introduction (Rabindranath Tagore: selected short stories). In: Rabindranath Tagore: selected short stories . Macmillan , New Delhi, India , pp.xiii-xxvii. ISBN 0230332773.
2011
Introduction (The Poet and his world). In: The Poet and His World: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore . Orient BlackSwan (Orient Longman) , New Delhi, India , pp.1-20. ISBN 978-81-250-4319-5.
2011
Empire and Nation: Political Ideas in Rabindranath Tagore's Travel Writings. In: The Poet and His World: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore . Orient BlackSwan (Orient Longman) , New Delhi, India , pp.145-167. ISBN 978-981-4302-71-5.
2011
Tagore's political imagination in the home and the world: a textual and contextual reading. In: The Poet and his world: critical essays on Rabindranath Tagore . Orient Blackwswan Private Ltd , New Delhi, India , pp.233-247. ISBN 978-81-250-4319-5.
2010
Introduction: a rainbow feast. In: A rainbow feast: new Asian short stories . Marshall Cavendish Editions , Singapore , pp.11-25. ISBN 9789814302715.
2009
Lloyd Fernando (31 May 1926 - 28 February 2008). In: Dictionary of Literary Biography: Southeast Asian Writers . Gale Cengage , Detriot, New York, San Francisco, London , pp.51-54. ISBN 13: 9780787681661.
2009
Editor' introduction: sharing borders. In: Sharing Borders: Studies in Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysian Literature . Singapore National Library Board and Singapore National Arts Council , Singapore , pp.11-35. ISBN 978 981 08 3910 9.
2009
Introduction. In: Writing a Nation: Essays on Malaysian Literature . IIUM Press , Kuala Lumpur , pp.1-8. ISBN 9789833855940.
2009
Llyod Fernando (31 May 1926 - 28 February 2008). In: Dictionary of Literary Biography : Southeast Asian Writers . Gale, Cengage Learning , Farmington Hills, MI , pp.51-54. ISBN 9780787681661.
2009
Shirley Geok-lin Lim (27 December 1944-). In: Dictionary of Literary Biography : Southeast Asian Writers . Gale, Cengage Learning , Farmington Hills, MI , pp.143-147. ISBN 9780787681661.

Conference or Workshop Item

2016
Rabindranath Tagore's literary representation of Muslims. In: Lectures on Rabindranath Tagore 2016 , Kolkata, India
2016
Valorising literature in the age of technology: some personal reflections. In: DELL Postgraduate Research Symposium 2016 , Kuala Lumpur
2015
How to publish in a peer-reviewed indexed journal and the importance of single author articles. In: Workshop on Qualitative Research Tools (KIRKHS) , HS Seminar Room, KIRKHS
2015
Imagining the “enemy”: adversarial roles in the fiction of Rabindranath Tagore and Saul Bellow, two Nobel Laureates. In: Fifth International Symposium on Comparative Culture - Know Thine Enemy: Cultural Perspectives on Antagonistic Dynamics , Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan
2015
"Unity in harmony": nationalism and national identity in the works of selected South and Southeast Asian writers. In: Journeys of/toward Identity: A Colloquium , University of Malaya
2015
Contesting nationalism: the vision of Rabindranath Tagore. In: 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 9) , Adelaide, Australia
2014
Public talk on Rabindranath Tagore: Asia’s first noble laureate. In: Public Talk on Rabindranath Tagore at the Launching of The Ruined Nest and Other Stories , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2014
Getting started with research and writing the thesis. In: Advice on Writing thesis/Dissertation for IRKHS PGSA (English) , ADM LT4, IRK Building
2014
Gender and education: the vision and activism of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. In: Gender and Education Association Biennial Interim Conference 2014 , University of Melbourne, Australia