Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

Dr Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, (ORCID:, is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. His research interests encompass, but are not restricted to, Postcolonialism, World Literature, Translation Studies, Modern Literature, and South Asian Literature. Other than scholarly work in literature, he is committed to creative writing, poetry, and literary translation. Dr Islam is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Inner State (2020), and the translator of Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories and Aphorisms of Humayun Azad. His research articles, poetry, and translation have appeared in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Critical Survey, Journal of World Literature, South Asian Review, Journal of Global Postcolonial StudiesAsia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, Massachusetts Review, The NEHU Journal, Poem: International English Language Quarterly, Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, Dibur Literary Journal, Lunch Ticket, Stag Hill Literary Journal, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in a number of books such as The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction, Kazi Nazrul Islam: Selections, and Poems from the SAARC Region. He has also presented a good number of papers in international conferences and participated in workshops on literary translation and creative writing, including the ones organized by East Anglia University and the University of London, UK, and San Pellegrino University, Italy. Poetry editor of Reckoning, Dr Islam is currently at work on his third collection of poetry and a few translation projects.

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