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Nor Faridah Bt. Abdul Manaf

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in New Literature in English - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Flinders, South Australia
  • Master in Eng. Renaissance Literature - Masters Degree, University of Liverpool
  • Bachelor in Eng & American Literature - Bachelor Degree, University of Waikato
  • Diploma in English & Bahasa Malaysia - Diploma, International Islamic University Malaysia

Nor Faridah Bt. Abdul Manaf (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


nfaridah@iium.edu.my
6026


Expert Profile


Professor Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf, currently the Deputy Rector of Internationalisation and Global Network at IIUM, has over 31 years of teaching experience. She is also a bilingual creative writer whose short stories and poems are studied both in Malaysia and abroad.
Her research and publication include those on women's writing, prison writing, Islamisation of Knowledge, English Renaissance Literature and post-colonial studies. Some of her books include Imagined communities revisited: critical essays on Asia-Pacific literatures and cultures (co-edited, 2009), Writing a nation: essays in Malaysian literature (co-edited, 2011), Tirai Besi: Anthologi cerpen dari penjara (2016), Islamisation of English Literary Studies in the Age of Islamophobia and Westernophobia (co-edited, 2016), Bridge: Emerging writers from Malaysia and Pakistan (co-edited, 2019) and Travel Poetry (2019). A historical novel entitled Wanita Rawa Terakhir is in the pipeline.

Prof Faridah won Gold award for leadership by Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences in 2020.She is also actively involved in community services working with urban poor and underprivileged communities and have been organising forums on Islam and women, Black Lives Matter, Islam and environmentalism and in the pipeline, topics on Islamic legal framework to protect women's rights and issues on domestic violence and sexual harassment.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Applied Linguistics - 16th century English Literature,Women's Writing,World Literature
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Asian Languages and Literature (Including ASEAN Languages) - Malaysian &Singapore Literature
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Philosophy ~ Islamisation of Knowledge - Islamisation of English Language and Literature
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Arts and Culture ~ Culture, Gender and Sexuality
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Arts and Culture ~ Post and Colonial and Global Culture Studies


Teaching Responsibilities


BRITISH LITERATURE UP TO THE 19TH CENTURY 2014/2015
COMPARATIVE/WORLD LITERATURE 2003/2004
CREATIVE WRITING 2017/2018 2021/2022 2020/2021 2016/2017 2018/2019
ENGLISH LITERATURE III 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 1998/1999
ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LITERATURE 2008/2009 2004/2005 2005/2006 2003/2004 2006/2007 2007/2008 2010/2011 2011/2012 2009/2010
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021
ISLAMISATION OF ENGLISH STUDIES 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2011/2012
ISSUES IN WORLD LITERATURE 2017/2018 2019/2020 2018/2019
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 1999/2000
LITERARY CRITICISM 2001/2002
LITERARY GENRES I : POETRY 1997/1998
LITERARY GENRES II : INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA 2000/2001 1998/1999
LITERATURE & THE ART OF PERFORMANCE 1998/1999
MALAYSIAN & SINGAPOREAN LITERATURE 2015/2016 2005/2006 2001/2002 2017/2018 2007/2008 2006/2007 2003/2004 2014/2015 2004/2005 2016/2017
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (LITERARY STUDIES) 2013/2014 2014/2015
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER II (LITERARY STUDIES) 2017/2018
RESTORATION & 18TH CENTURY ENGLISH 2001/2002
STUDIES ON ISLAMIZATION IN LANGUAGE & LITERATURE 2009/2010 2015/2016 2013/2014 2012/2013
STUDIES ON ISLAMIZATION IN LANGUAGE&LITERATUR 2011/2012 2010/2011 2007/2008 2009/2010 2001/2002 2008/2009
THEORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM 2017/2018
WOMEN IN ASIAN LITERATURE 2010/2011
WOMEN'S WRITING AROUND THE WORLD 2000/2001
WORLD LIT.III:WOMEN'S WRITING AROUND THE WORL 2008/2009 2004/2005 2006/2007 2005/2006 2009/2010 2003/2004 2010/2011 2007/2008
WORLD LITERATURE 2003/2004 2015/2016
WORLD LITERATURE II 2004/2005 2016/2017
WORLD LITERATURE II : WOMEN'S WRITING AROUND THE WORLD 2018/2019
WORLD LITERATURE II:MAJOR AUTHORS & WORKS 1998/1999
WORLD LITERATURE III: WOMEN'S WRITING AROUND THE WORL 2013/2014 2016/2017 2012/2013 2017/2018 2011/2012
WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 2007/2008 1999/2000 2005/2006 2001/2002 2000/2001 2003/2004 1998/1999 2006/2007


Research Projects


Completed
2018 - 2018 Islamicisation of Knowledge and English Literary Studies in the Age of Islamophobia and Westernophobia
2016 - 2017 A Critical Analysis of Bloom's Taxonomy in Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking Skills in English Literature Classes in Selangor
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
2014 - 2015 A Preliminary Survey on Employees' Expectation of IIUM Bachelor of Human Sciences (English Language & Literature) / BENL Graduates
2011 - 2015 Farid ud- Din Attar's Conference of the Birds, Digitalised in English: A Multicultural Lesson for the Asia-Pacific Rim (RU 2011)
2011 - 2012 Imagined Communities Revisited: Asia Pacific Literature And Cultures (KVC Project 2011)
2010 - 2012 The Politics of Boarding: Promotion of Selected Muslim Writers in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei
2009 - 2010 In the Absence of a Mystic Voice "Contemporary Muslim Writers Problematising the Ummah"
2008 - 2010 In defense of national literature: The Malaysian, Thai and Filipino experiences
2006 - 2008 Gender, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Malaysian Post-colonial Literature
2005 - 2008 The Changing Structure of Urban Families in Post Independent Malaysia
On-Going
2021 - Present IMPACT STUDY IN LMS EDUCATION PERAK DISTRICT
2016 - Present Reinterpreting Malaysian History through Historical Analysis of early Rawa Settlers in Malay Peninsula in the 19th century
2010 - Present Malaysian Literature & Culture Research Unit (MLCRU)
- Women for Progress Research Unit (WPRU)
- ONLINE POETRY WRITING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND CREATIVITY IN UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AND ORPHANS


Award & Recognition


18 May, 2018 Outstanding Performance 2017/18 - KIRKHS KCDIO
18 May, 2018 Outstanding Performance - KIRKHS KCDIO
16 Oct, 2012 IRIE Silver Medalist for Research - IRIE University
19 Aug, 2005 Best Teacher Award for English Language and Literatre Dept for 2004/5 - Kulliyyah of IRKHS University
30 Nov, 2000 Consolation Writing Prize - Public Bank-Utusan Malaysia National
28 Nov, 1997 Literary Writing Award - Public Bank-Utusan Malaysia National
30 Nov, 1995 Consolation Writing Prize - Public Bank-Utusan Malaysia National


Publications


Article

2021 Cerpen Koronavirus: seni dan refleksi. Dewan Sastera, 51 (3) pp. 58-63
2020 Sajak. Jurnal Melayu, 19 (1) pp. 169-169
2019 Editorial. Special Issue. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, 26 (supp. 1) pp. v-vi
2018 Negotiating Muslim women’s rights and identity in American diaspora space: an Islamic feminist study of Kahf’s the girl in the tangerine scarf. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, 25 (1) pp. 43-67
2018 Rawa migration to the Malay peninsula in the 19th century: the case of Pahang, Perak, and Selangor. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Special Issue: Migration and Refugee Studies () pp. 27-50
2017 A critical analysis of Bloom’s taxonomy in teaching creative and critical thinking skills in Malaysia through English literature. English Language Teaching, 10 (9) pp. 245-256
2016 Book Review of "Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present, edited by Maria Sachiko Cecire, Hannah Field, Kavita Mudan Finn and Malini Roy (Routledge, 2015)". Transnational Literature, Vol. 9 (no. 1) pp.
2016 Cerpen-cerpen air mata. Dewan Sastera, August () pp. 63-65
2016 Helping women cope with life behind bars. European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research, () pp. 139-146
2016 Hidup mati cerpenis kita. Dewan Sastera, () pp. 60-62
2015 Syd Harrex: A tribute. Asiatic, 9 (1) pp. 11-12
2014 Perception, attitude and impact change after watching faith-based films: a comparative study. Journalism and Mass Communication, 4 (8) pp. 496-509
2014 The mediating effect of attitude on perception towards impact change after watching Islamic films. Journal of Modern Education Review, 4 (9) pp. 651-662
2011 Introducing a Brunei woman writer: an interview with Dayang Hajah Norsiah Abdul Gapar. Asiatic, 5 (2) pp. 118-121
2011 Rozlan Mohd Noor, 21 immortals: Inspector Mislan and the Yee Sang murders. Asiatic, 5 (1) pp. 148-150
2009 Arah tuju nasionalisme Asia Tenggara. Utusan Malaysia, () pp. 13
2009 Kesusasteraan Inggeris galak pelajar berfikiran kritis, kreatif . Berita Harian Online, () pp.
2009 Notions of home for diasporic Muslim women writers. European Journal of Social Sciences, 9 (4) pp. 545-556
2008 Human rights and national literature: a comparative study of the experiences in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Asiatic, 2 (2) pp. 77-89
2007 On becoming good women: a study on 'the fragmented self' in Malaysian Muslim women's writing in English. Feminist Studies in English Literature, 15 (2) pp. 113-133
2006 Tamu dari medan perang: Dinsman Kembali!. Pentas, 1 (2) pp. 50-51
2005 Beyond grammar: religious and cultural awareness in language communication. Muslim Education Quarterly, 22 (1 & 2) pp. 22-29
2004 Dis/connected: Malaysian identity 'crisis' in Malaysian poetry in English. Ideya: Journal of the Humanities, 5 (2) pp. 46-58
2003 Tarik-Ulur: 'krisis' identitas puisi-puisi Malaysia berbahasa Inggeris. Kolong Budaya, 2 () pp. 31-45
2002 The influence of Farid Al- Din Attar's mantiq al-tayr (the conference of the birds) on Western writers: from Caucher to Peter Brook. The Islamic Quarterly, XLVI (3) pp. 247-258
2001 Reshaping the future: a survey on nationalist literature in Malaysia. Malay Literature Journal, 14 (2) pp. 25-35
2000 Islamizing the "feminine, feminist and female" voices in three Malaysian short stories by Anglophone women writers. Intellectual Discourse, 8 (2) pp. 223-236
1999 Land beneath the wind (short review). The Gombak Review , 4 (2) pp. 180-182
1995 More than just a woman: an interview with Shirley Lim. Tenggara : Journal of Southeast Asian literature, (34) pp. 75-86
Conference or Workshop Item

2016 “Female courage” in prison literature in Malaysia and the Philippines. In: 6th World Congress on Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (Management,Psychology,Political and Social Science) (WCPBS 2016),
2016 Helping women cope with life behind bars. In: 9 th International Conference on Social Sciences Dubrovnik,
2014 Impact of Islamic film on understanding of Islamic values and cultures for a multiracial society in Malaysia: An experimental study. In: 10th Biennial Convention of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association (PACA 2014),
2014 Perception, Attitude and Impact Change after Watching Faith-Based Films: A Comparative Study. In: 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHiSS 2014) Unity in Diversity: Challenges in the New Millennium,
2002 Resisting the fear of globalization and English: the IIUM experience. In: Tamkang International Conference on Globalization, Education and Language 2002,
Book

2019 The bridge: writings from emerging writers from Pakistan and Malaysia. Silverfish Books, ISBN: 978-983-3221-95-0
2019 Travel poetry. Silverfish Books, ISBN: 978-983-3221-96-7
2016 Antologi cerpen di balik tirai besi. Institute Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-967-460-282-6
2016 Islamicisation of knowledge and English literary studies: in the age of Islamophobia and Westernophobhia. One Global Publications Sdn. Bhd. and The International Institute of Islamic Thought, ISBN: 978-967-14480-0-7
2011 Imagined communities revisited : critical essays on Asia-Pacific literatures and cultures. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182151
2009 Writing a nation: essays in Malaysian literature. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789833855940
2006 The art of naming: a Muslim woman's Journey. Awards Publishing, ISBN: 983-42784-0-3
2004 An Islamic interpretation of tragic hero in Shakespearean tragedies. IIUM Research Centre , ISBN: 983-2957-25-7
2003 Colonial to global: Malaysian women's writing in English, 1940s-1990s. Research Centre,IIUM, ISBN: 983-9727-83-4
Book Section

2020 Yang tunduk itu berilmu, yang berbudi itu bahasa. In: UMK Press, ISBN: 9789672229841, pp. 71-76
2019 And Race is my name. In: Silverfish Books, ISBN: 978-983-3221-95-0, pp. 73-74
2017 Southeast Asian women in the age of risk: potrayal of women in selected works by Singaporean and Cambodian women writers. In: Silverfish Books, ISBN: 978-983-3221-64-6, pp. 139-169
2016 An introduction to Islamicisation of knowledge. In: One Global Publications Sdn. Bhd. in colaboration with The International Institute of Islamic Thought, ISBN: 978-967-14480-0-7, pp. 2-12
2016 Does group therapy work on inmates' self belief and psychological well being? a study at a Malaysian women prison. In: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-460-209-3, pp. 171-198
2014 Pengantarabangsaan sastera Malaysia: Menyusun strategi pemasaran. In: Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-967-430-744-8, pp. 261-268
2014 Pengantarabangsaan sastera Malaysia: Menyusun strategi pemasaran. In: Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-967-430-744-8, pp. 261-268
2011 Representation of women in Malaysian literature in English. In: UPENA, UiTM Trengganu, ISBN: 978-983-41527-3-4, pp. 132-146
2011 Representation of women in Malaysian literature in English. In: UPENA, UiTM Trengganu, ISBN: 978-983-41527-3-4, pp. 132-146
2011 The politics of branding in Southeast Asian literature: understanding the "other". In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182151, pp. 10-17
2009 In defence of Islam: American Muslim women write back. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-983-3855-99-5, pp. 55-76
2009 In defence of Islam: American Muslim women write back. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-983-3855-99-5, pp. 55-76
2009 In defense of Islam: American Muslim women write back. In: IIUM Press and IIMU, ISBN: 9789833855995, pp. 55-76
2009 Introduction. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789833855940, pp. 1-8
2009 Nation, identity and justice: a comparative study of American and Malaysian Muslim poets, Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore and Wong Phui Nam (a.k.a. Razali Abdullah). In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789833855940, pp. 189-210
2009 Strong women in post-independence Malaysian literatures: imagined or real?. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789833855865, pp. 257-277
2009 Strong women in post-independence Malaysian literatures: imagined or real?. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789833855865, pp. 257-277
2006 Mahakarya Melayu dalam abad 21. In: Persatuan Penulis National Malaysia, ISBN: 983425783X, 9789834257835, pp. 149-161
2005 Topeng putih, kulit hitam: arah tuju pascakolonialisme pada alaf baru. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, ISBN: 983628527X, pp. 139-143
1997 A woman in her own write. In: Kumpulan Utusan, Galeri Melora, ISBN: 983-9463-01-2, pp. 95-100