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Research Biography

Dr. Mohammad A. Quayum is an Honorary Professor 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 34 books, Quayum has published more than 120 journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries in the areas of American literature, Bengali literature and Southeast Asian literature. His recent publications include 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 on 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 (https://escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas/10/2; 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 (UK), Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (USA) and Transnational Literature (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, Flinders University

… → 1991

Master of Arts, Lakehead University

… → 1984

Master of Arts, University of Dhaka

… → 1979

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Dhaka

… → 1977

External positions

Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia

2018 → …

Professor, International Islamic University Malaysia

2004 → …


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