Nahid Afroz
Associate Professor




    English Discipline, Kobi Jibanananda Das Academic Building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

I obtained my BA (Hons.) in English and MA in English from Khulna University, Bangladesh in 2004 and 2006 respectively. My research interest includes South Asian Writings in English, English Poetry and Feminism. 

MA in English (Khulna University, Bangladesh), BA (Hons.) in English (Khulna University, Bangladesh)

South Asian Literature, Poetry, Gender Studies, Ecocriticism

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

1. Associate Professor at Khulna University (from 8 February till to-date)

2. Assistant Professor at Khulna University (from 10 November 2014 to 7 February 2019)

3. Lecturer at Khulna University (from 10 November 2013 to 9 November 2014)

4. Lecturer at Dhaka City College (from 22 March 2009 to 9 November 2013)

5. Lecturer at Birshreshtha Munshi Abdur Rouf Public College (from 4 November 2008 to 21 March 2009)

6. Lecturer at Khulna Public College (from 1 November 2006 to 3 November 2008)

No Data Available


SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Bangladesh in Kaiser Haq's Poems Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
2 "September on Jessore Road": A Scenario of Affliction Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
3 The Meaning of Tears in Saul Bellow's Seize the Day Masters Supervisor January 2014 December 2014
4 The Significance of Colours in Prologue to The Canterbury Tales Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
5 Inner Battle of the Ancient Mariner: A Psychoanalytical Reading of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
6 The Darkness in Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
7 Identity Crisis in Rupi Kaur's Milk And Honey: A Feminist Approach Masters Supervisor June 2018 May 2019
8 Challenging Taboos: A Feministic Study of Shobhaa De's Socialite Evenings Masters Supervisor June 2018 May 2019
9 Women in Sadaf Saaz's Sari Reams Masters Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
10 Barriers to Learning English Language at the Secondary Level at Khulna City Masters Supervisor January 2017 July 2017
11 Alienation in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Miller's Loman Masters Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
12 Misery of the Prostitutes Sketched in Select Short Stories by Three South Asian Female Writers Masters Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
13 Sin in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Bachelor Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
14 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet and His Techniques to Solve Problems Bachelor Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
15 Hindu-Muslim Relationship in Train to Pakistan Bachelor Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
16 Social Suppression And Identity Crisis Of Women: A Study Of Pritha Chakraborty’s Mukherjee Dar Bou Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
17 Equity in Kaiser Haq’s Published in the Streets of Dhaka Bachelor Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
18 Desire of Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
19 Damini as Light in Chaturanga by Rabindranath Tagore Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
20 Hypocrisy of Mariam in "Mariam and The Miser" by Niaz Zaman Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
21 Resistance to Patriarchy in Selina Hossain's Selected Short Stories Bachelor Supervisor June 2018 December 2018
22 Class Struggle in Jharna Das Purakayastha's The Blue House Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
23 Women's Empowerment and the Commercials Telecast in the TV Channels in Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018

No Data Available

coming soon...

Afroz  Yeasmin, F., & Afroz, N. (2019). Prostitution and the chronicles of exploitation: A critique of the select Indo-Bangla short stories. Journal of Jessore University of Science and Technology, 4(1), 65-71.

, N., and Islam, S S. (2019). The Inescapable Association between Nature and Bengali Nationalism in Jibanananda Das’s Ruposhi Bangla. International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature. 7(2), 10-14. doi:

Afroz, N. (2019). Human-nature relationship in Khushwant Singh’s Train to PakistanIOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 24(1), 12-15.


Afroz, N. (2017). Tahmina Anam’s The Good Muslim. A canvas of post-war Bangladesh. Journal of the Islamic University Studies. 17(1), 219-228.


Afroz, N., & Yeasmin, F. (2016). Kaiser Haq’s voice against the Eurocentric tradition: A reflection from the poems Published in the Streets of Dhaka. Spectrum: Journal of the Department of English. (12), 47-53.


Afroz, N., & Khatun, M.(2016). Tears in Seize the Day: A way to redemptionNorth Western University Journal. 1(2), 110-115.


Afroz, N. (2015). Tagore’s English Gitanjali as a transcreation. In Alam, Fakrul & Ahsanuzzaman, Ahmed, (Eds), Translation Studies: Exploring Identities (pp. 62-72). Dhaka: Writers.Ink

Twentieth-century English Poetry & Drama

Syllabus: Section: B

Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot

Harold Pinter: The Dumb Waiter

George Bernard Shaw: Saint Joan 


American Poetry

Syllabus: Section : A 

1.       Walt Whitman: Song of Myself  (no. 1, 6, 52), “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (1, 2)

2.       Emily Dickinson: Poems (no. 465, 505, 712)

3.       Robert Frost: “Mending Wall”, “Birches”, “The Road not Taken”, “The Death of the Hired Man”

4.    Ezra Pound: “The Seafarer”, “In a Station of the Metro”


Classics in Translation

Syllabus: Section: B

  1. Aeschylus        : Agamemnon
  2. Aristophanes    : The Frogs
  3. Anonymous     : Beowulf (Translated by Seamus Heaney)


Comprehension and communication skills in English


Carter, Ronal, and Michael McCaarthy. Cambridge Grammar of English, a Comprehensive Guide: Spoken and Written English Grammar and Usage. Cambridge: CUP, 2006. Print.

Comfort, Jeremy, Derek Utley, Pamela Rogerson, and Trish Scott. Cambridge Professional English Speaking Effectively. Cambridge: CUP, 1984. Print.

Crystal, David. A Little Book of Language. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan Private Ltd., 2010. Print.

Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. Print.

Greenall, Simon, and Michael Swan. Effective Reading: Reading Skills for Advanced Students. Cambridge: CUP, 1986. Print.

Heffernan, James A.W., Janet Alwill, and John E. Lincon. Writing a College Handbook. 5th ed. New York: Norton and Company, 1982. Print.

Kolln, Martha, and Robert Funk. Understanding English Grammar. 7th ed. New Delhi: Pearson, 2006. Print.

Kottmeyer and Claus. Basic Goals in Spelling. 8th ed. McGraw Hill. Print

Langan, John. Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004. Print.

---. Sentence skills with Readings. 2nd ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001. Print.

Larson-Freeman, Diane, and Marti Anderson. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. Oxford: OUP, 2011. Print.

Leech, Geoffrey, and Jan Svartik. A Communicative Grammar of English. 3rd ed. New Delhi: Pearson, 2002. Print.

Lott, Hester. Real English Grammar. New Delhi: Viva Books, 2007. Print.

Lynch, Tony. Teaching Second Language Listening. Oxford: OUP, 2009. Print.

McCarthy, Michael, and Felicity O’ Dell. English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: CUP, 1999. Print.

Stuart, Cristina. Effective Speaking. New Delhi: Rupa, 1988. Print.

Spears, Deanne Milan. Improving Reading Skill. 4th ed. 1988. Print.

Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed. New Delhi: Oxford, 2001. Print.

---, and Catherine Walter. Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate. Oxford: OUP, 2011. Print.

Thomson, A.J., and A.V. Martinet. A Practical English Grammar. 4th ed. New Delhi: Oxford, 2014. Print.

Yule, George. Oxford Practice Grammar. Oxford: OUP, 2006. Print.


Language Skills Development

Syllabus: Section A

1.      Importance of reading skill; Micro-skills of reading; Difference between L1 and L2 reading; Principles of developing reading activities

  1. Stages of reading: pre-reading, in-reading and re-reading activities; Theoretical aspects of reading: Interactive reading, bottom-up and  top-down reading, frame theory and schema theory of reading; Reading comprehension, a holistic approach to reading; Reading as a process; Reading aloud
  1. Importance of writing skill, Micro-skills of writing, styles and variety of writing, types of writing, characteristics of written language; Written vs. Spoken language;  Principles of improving writing skill
  2. Process of writing: pre-writing (mind mapping and brain storming), during-writing and post-writing; difference between product approach and process approach; Social approach to writing, creative writing

  • Twentieth-century English Poetry & Drama
  • American Poetry
  • Classics in Translation
  • Comprehension and communication skills in English
  • Language Skills Development