Research and Publications   |   Department of English

 

  • Publication list

 

  • Islam & Akter. Volume 6 Issue3, April 2018.“Fantasy As Screen Memory: Mise-En-Scène of Desire in Alice Munro’s Runaway”, European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies (EJELLS), Print ISSN: 2053-406X, Online ISSN: 2053-4078.

  • Ara.A&Shorna. S.A. (2018). English Only Classroom in EFL Context: A Necessity or a Burden. European American Journals, V 6, No 3,p 24-29, March 2018.

  • Shorna, S. A. (2017). Alternative ways to Assess Students: Opportunities and Obstacles. International Journal of English Language and Literature (IJELLH), V(IX), issn: 2321-7065, September, 844-860.

  • Research paper titled “Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Large Classes in Context of Bangladesh” was published in Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL), Vol.4.Issue 4. 2016 (Oct.-Dec.), PP 294-301, ISSN: 2395-2636 (Print), 2321-3108 (Online)

  • Haider, Z. and. Chowdhury. Takad. A. (2012) Ensuring Fairness in Marking Students’ Writing: The Question of Inter-marker Reliability. Proceedings of 17th NELTA International Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, 17-20 February, 2012. ISSN: 2091-0487, URL: http://nelta.org.np/conferences/17th_international_conference.html  

  • Ara, A. & Hossain, K. A., (2016). Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Large Classes in Context of Bangladesh. . Research Journal of English Language and Literature,4(4), 294-301. Retrieved from http://www.rjelal.com/4.4.16%20b.html  

  • Ara, A. (2004) The Role of Good Teaching in EFL/ESL”. Journal of Asia Pacific, 1(1), 119-121  

  • Ara, A. (2005) Teaching English in Bangladesh: Problems and Solutions, Stamford Journal of  English, 1. 59-62

  • Akter, S. Ara, A. Chowdhury, T.A. (2010)  Using Newspaper as an Authentic Material in EFL, Spectrum, 6&7, 85-95  

  • Ara, A. Akter, S. (2013) Cooperative Learning for a Real Student-centered Language Classroom ,Spectrum, 8 & 9, 199-208  

  • Yeasmin, Nellufar.,Chakraborty, Keya. (July - December 2016).Reconsidering the Mechanics Creating Boredom in Waiting for Godot. ASA University Review, Volume. 10 No. 2 (19th issue), 117 - 123.  

  • Yeasmin, Nellufar “New Historicism and Humayun Ahmed’s Jononi o JochhonarGolpo.” ASA University Review. Vol. 8:, No. 2: (15thIssue), July–December, 2014. Page 243 -249. ISSN 1997 6925.    

  • Yeasmin, Nellufar“Stylistic Analysis of “Shooting an Elephant”, ASA University Review. Vol: 7, NO: 1 (12th Issue), January-June 2013. Page 27-36. ISSN 1997-6925.  

  • Yeasmin, Nellufar“Teaching Language through Literature: Designing Appropriate Classroom Activities.” ASA University Review. Vol: 5, NO: 2 (9th Issue), July-December 2011. Page 283 297. ISSN 1997-6925.   

  • Yeasmin, Nellufar “English Literature in the Universities of Bangladesh: Background vs. Current Status, Materialism Bottled in Humanities.” Green University Review. Vol: 2, No: 1. June 2011.Page 25- 34. ISSN 2218-5283.   

  • Zaman, Bidisha. “Significance of textbook evaluation for the purpose of effective second language acquisition”, IOSR journal, 2013. 

  • Zaman, Bidisha. “A Paranoid Tale of Prufrock Mirrored in the Anguish of Existentialism Encompassing both Dreams and Nightmare”, IJHSSI,2013 

  • Akter. S. (2015) “Strategic Madness: Critiquing Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from the perspectives of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic” in Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, ISSN 2071-1107, Volume 6 No. 1, 2.  

  • Akter. S. (2014) "Behind the surprised endings of O Henry's short fiction: Fantasy (Psychology) and O Henry's material realityEnglish Language, Literature and Humanities (IJELLH) ISSN: 2321-7065, Volume II Issue v.  

  • Akter. S. (2014) "Postmodern spirit in NgugiWaThiong'o’s Petals of Blood based on the concepts of Homi K. Bhabha" in American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (AIJRHASS) ISSN (Print): 2328-3734, ISSN (Online): 2328-3696, ISSN (CDROM): 2328-3688, Issue 7. 

  • Islam, N. A. and Akter. S. (2017). Kristevan Exploration of Abjection in Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing. ASA University Review, 11(1(20th), January-June, 43-49. 

  • Islam, N. A. and Akter. S. (2016). The Self, the Real and the Reality: A Study of Lacanian Subjectivity in R.K. Narayan’s The Guide. Prime University Journal, 10(1), January-June, 156- 163 . . 

  • Rita, R. S. (2017). Dissociative Identity Disorder in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. ASA University Review, 11(1(20th), January-June, 75-80. 

  • Shorna, S. A. (2017). Alternative ways to Assess Students: Opportunities and Obstacles. International Journal of English Language and Literature (IJELLH), V (IX), issn: 2321-7065, September, 844-860.  

  • Abdullah, A. S. (2017). Variations in Middle English local surnames. XLinguae: European Scientific Language Journal, 10 (4), 209-222. DOI: 10.18355/XL.2017.10.04.17 

  • Abdullah, A. S. (2017). Healing trauma and reasserting identity through remembrance in Joanne Fedler’sThe Dreamcloth. Prague Journal of English Studies, 6 (1), 79-92. DOI: 10.1515/pjes2017-0005 

  • Abdullah, A. S. (2017). Fluids, cages, and boisterous femininity: The grotesque transgression of patriarchal norms in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus. Journal of Language and Cultural Education, 5 (2), 114-122. DOI: 10.1515/jolace-2017-0022   

  • Haider, Z. and. Chowdhury. Takad. A. (2012), A Need-based Evaluation of the EAP Courses for the Pharmacy Students in the University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. Asian Social Science, 8(15):93-107, December 2012. ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online), doi:10.5539/ass.v8n15p93 URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n15p93  

  • Haider,  Z. and. Chowdhury. Takad. A. (2012)Promoting CLT Within a Computer-assisted Learning Environment: A Survey of the Communicative English Course of FLTC. English Language Teaching, 5(8):91-102, 2012. ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online),doi:10.5539/elt.v5n8p91. URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/elt.v5n8p91  

  • Haider,  Z. and. Chowdhury. Takad. A. (2012)Repositioning of CLT from Curriculum to Classroom: A Review of the English Language Instructions at Bangladeshi Secondary Schools. International Journal of English Linguistics, 2(4):12-22, 2012.ISSN 1923-869X (Print) ISSN 1923-8703 (Online), doi:10.5539/ijel.v2n4p12 URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijel.v2n4p12  

  • Khan F. Rahman, and Chowdhury. Takad. A (2011). Structuralism: Through Literature to Anthropology. The Journal of Social Studies, No. 132: 56-60.  

  • S. Akter, A. Ara, and Chowdhury. Takad. A (2010). Using Newspaper as an Authentic Material in EFL/ESL. Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 6(7): 85-95.  

  • Chowdhury. Takad. A (2010). Error Identification and Error correction in EFL Classroom. Journal of Science and Arts,I(I): 103-118, 2004. ISSN 1813-9957.   

 

  • WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS ATTENDED:  

 

Takad Ahmed Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Department of English

  • ULAB-THT-BELTA ProgrammeInnovations in Education & ELT, a two-day training programme conducted by international educators from USA, Canada, Australia, Japan & Middle East representing THT (Teachers Helping Teachers  http://www.tht-japan.org) on September 14-15, 2012.  

  • South Asian English Educators Programme Stimulating Innovative Practices in ELT, a threeday ELT training seminar organized by BELTA in collaboration with US Embassy, Dhaka, conducted by trainers from India, Pakistan, Nepal Bangladesh and USA on August 31September 2, 2012.  

  • Applied Academic Research Training Programme, a three-day scientific research method workshop for university academics organized by World Business Institute 

  • (www.wbiworld.org), and conducted by academics from Australia, USA and Bangladesh on December 26-28, 2011. 

  • Workshop on Faculty Development, a semester-long teacher training seminar on how to teach different genres and courses of English literature and language, organized by Eastern University, Bangladesh, and conducted by eminent resource persons from Dhaka University and Jahangirnagar University on May 5-July 7, 2010.  

  • Workshop on Postcolonial Literature, Theory, and Pedagogy, a workshop for university teachers of English literature, organized by BRAC University, Bangladesh, and conducted by Dr. Sharmila Sen, Professor of English, Harvard University (ssen@fas.harvard.edu) on February 17-28, 2002.  

  • Teaching Strategies for the ESL Classroom, English Language teacher training programmes organized by BELTA and conducted by International Teacher Training Specialists on March 25-30, 2005 and March 20-25, 2006.  

  • Teachers’ Appreciation Workshop, organized by Directorate of Continuing Education, BUET, Bangladesh, and conducted by eminent resource persons from BUET on February 26-27, 2005.  

  • Problems of Motivations and Self-investment in Classroom, presented at the 1st IML International Conference on Language and Teaching, 2017, organized by the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 24-25, 2017  

  • A Survey of the Assessment Requirements of MA in ELT in Bangladesh, presented at the 10th Asia TEFL International Conference, organized by Asia TEFL (Asian Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Delhi, India. October 4-6, 2012.  

  • Ensuring Fairness in Marking Students’ Writing: Question of Inter-Marker Reliability at the 17th NELTA International Annual Conference, organized by Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association, in Kathmandu, Nepal. February 17-20, 2012.  

  • Need Based EAP Courses at Tertiary Level: Myth or Reality? at the 3rd BELTA National Conference, jointly organized by Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA) and the British Council, January 4-5, 2004. 

 

  • Ara A., Hossain, K.A., &Kabir, T.S. (2017) The Effects of Social Networking Sites on the Academic Language Usage of the Tertiary Level of Students of Bangladesh. National Conference on New Media and Identity Formation. East West University Conference, Dhaka. 

  • Ara A., Presented a paper titled “Alternative Ways to Assess Students: Opportunities and Obstacles” in the Universal Academic Cluster (UAC) in Bangkok, Thailand on January 2017.  

  • Ara. A conducted a workshop on IELTS in the conference room of the department as part of the “Fortnightly Lecture Series” organized by English Department, University of Asia Pacific. 

  • Yeasmin, Nellufar, Akter. S, & Rita, R. S.  attended a BUP English Department seminar titled 'Literature in Today's Social Context' presented by Dr. Khaliquzzaman M. Elias, Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages, North South University followed by a speech by Dr. FakrulAlam, Pro Vice Chancellor, East West University on Thursday, September 21, 2017 

  • Akter. S & Islam, N. A.  participated a two day International Conference on “Redrawing Gender Boundaries in Literary Terrains” by Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University on 18-19 May, 2017. Keynotes Speakers were Susie Tharu, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University of Hyderabad, India, NiazZaman, Professor and Advisor, Independent University, Bangladesh and Ruth Evans, Dorothy McBride Orthwein Professor of English; St. Louis University, Missouri, USA. 

  • Kabir, T.S.  Attended International Conference: ‘Language Teaching and Learning’ organized by Institute of Modern Languages (IML), University of Dhaka in November 2017.  

  • Kabir, T.S. attended International Conference: ‘Teaching and Learning English through Technology’ organized by Department of English, University of Dhaka in October 2012.  

  • Kabir, T.S. attended English Language Teacher Training program on "Innovations in Education and ELT" organized by THT, ULAB and BELTA in September 2012.  

  • TESOL“ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program” and attended “37th Thailand TESOL Annual International Conference” in Bangkok, Thailand on January 2017. 

  • Chakraborty, Keya. 2017. “Masculinities and Gender Justice: Lessons for Policy and Practice”. James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, ICDDRB , Mohakhali, Dhaka, 20th September, 2017.  

  • Abdullah, A. S. (2017). Refusing racial and gendered subjugation: Escaping marginalisation in Maryse Condé’s I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. International Conference on tHepOliticS of dIfferencE: (Re)Locating Subalternity/ Marginality organised by Assam University, Diphu Campus, Diphu, Assam, India. 22-23 September, 2017 

  • Abdullah, A. S. (2017). Healing trauma and reasserting identity through remembrance: A comparative study between Joanne Fedler’sThe Dreamcloth and Toni Morrison’s Beloved. National Conference on New Media and Identity Formationorganised by East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 21 January, 2017 

  • Abdullah, A. S. (2017). Fluids, cages, and boisterous femininity: The grotesque transgression of patriarchal norms in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus. National Conference on New Media and Identity Formation organized by East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 21 January, 2017

 

  

  • TRANSLATIONS:  

 

  • Takad A. Chowdhury translated In the Urban Jungle, translation of a Bengali short-story into English by MakbulaManzoor, a modern Bengali author and novelist and edited by Dr. NiazZaman, in The Vultures Are Everywhere and Other Stories, MouliProkashoni, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 125-137, 2005.  

  • Takad A. Chowdhury translated Finance and Banking, a textbook published by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Bangladesh (NCTB) for classes IX and X, which is currently being taught in English version in all the schools of the mainstream education system in Bangladesh. 

  • ArjumandAra translated for Banglapedia 

  • ArjumandAra translated the math book of the fifth grade of NCTB  

  • ArjumandAra translated several short stories in the books “ 1971and After: Selected  Stories”,  “Under the Krishnachura ”, “Arshilata: Women’s Fiction from India and Bangladesh”, “Contemporary Short Stories from Bangladesh” edited by Niaz Zaman, published by University Press Limited. 

  • ArjumandAra translated an e-book titled “Life in England” and am translating another book “ A New Life” both written by John Back (to be published on www.easilang.com)  

 

  • WRITE-UPS PUBLISHED IN NEWSPAPER:  

 

  • Puthi Comes to Town: Reviving the Rich Medium of Folk Fables, a write-up on a puthi performance (the art of reciting folk tales), The Daily Star, July 25, 2004.  

  • Musical Presentation of Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a write-up on a performance of S. T. Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner by English Department Drama Society, The Daily Star, January 29, 2004.