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Professor Mohammad A. Quayum is a full-time researcher and Honorary Professor (with full academic status) in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Australia. He has taught previously at International Islamic University Malaysia, the State University of New York at Binghamton, University Putra Malaysia, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and the University of Chittagong (Bangladesh). Author, editor and translator of 37 books, Quayum has published more than 130 journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries in the areas of American literature, Bengali literature and Southeast Asian literature. His recent publications include Reading Malaysian Literature in English: Ethnicity, Gender, Diaspora, and Nationalism (ed; Springer, 2021), Tagore, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism (ed; Routledge, 2020), Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Companion (ed; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (ed; Orient Longman, 2017), One Sky, Many Horizons: Critical Essays on Malaysian Literature in English (Marshall Cavendish Asia, 2007, 2014) and Beyond Boundaries: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla Academy, 2014). Quayum is also the curator and editor of a Festschrift for the Asian American poet Shirley Geok-lin Lim, "Festschrift: The Poetry and Poetics of Shirley Geok-lin Lim," published in the December 2019 issue (10.2) of the Journal of Transnational American Studies (; Stanford University). He is the Founding Editor and former Editor-in-Chief (2007-20) of Asiatic: An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes (indexed in Scopus and WoS), and sits on the advisory board of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Taylor and Francis), Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State UP), Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities (Universiti Sains Malaysia), South Asia Research (Sage), Crossings: A Journal of English Studies (ULAB, Bangladesh) and Transnational Literature (UK, Australia), among others.

Research Interests

American Literature

Bengali Literature

Gender Studies

Postcolonial Studies

South Asian Literature

Southeast Asian Literature

Transnational Literature

Translation Studies

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Saul Bellow in the Emerson-Whitman Tradition: A Study of His Later Novels in the Light of American Transcendentalism, Flinders University

… → 1991

Award Date: 29 Aug 1991

Master of Arts, English and American Literature -- with Distinction, Lakehead University

… → 1984

Award Date: 19 May 1984

Master of Arts, University of Dhaka

… → 1979

Award Date: 9 Feb 1979

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Dhaka

… → 1977

External positions

Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia


Professor, International Islamic University Malaysia



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