Md. Nuruzzaman
Associate Professor

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, British Fiction, Translation Studies, Discourse Analysis, Language Policy Planning and Language Choice. 

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

South Asian Partition Literature , British Fiction, Translation Studies, Discourse Analysis, Language Policy and Planning , Nationalism 

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Socioeconomic Status and English Language Competence of Students: A Case Study in the Southwestern Region of Bangladesh Principal Investigator 26 Dcecember 2016 25 December 2017 National

  1. Associate Professor at Khulna University (from 4 June 2017 to to-date)
  2. Assistant Professor at Khulna University (from 25 July 20113 to 24 July, 2016)
  3. Lecturer at Khulna University (from 25 July 20112 to 24 July, 2013)
  4. Assistant Professor at Dhaka City College  (from 21 July 20111 to 24 July, 2012)
  5. Lecturer at Dhaka City College  (from 09 July 2006 to 20 July, 2011)

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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Learning English Through Online Game: A Study On The Players Under Khulna Metropolitan Area Bachelor Supervisor January 2021 December 2021
2 Jay Gatsby as a Byronic hero in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Bachelor Supervisor January 2021 December 2021
3 Tess as a ‘New-woman’: Re-reading Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles Bachelor Supervisor January 2021 December 2021
4 An Eco-critical Study of The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh Bachelor Supervisor January 2021 December 2021
5 Female voice in the select poems of Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
6 Politics of Home in Monica Ali’s Bric Lane Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
7 Space of un-homeliness: Re-reading Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
8 Nationalism in the select poems of W.B. Yeats and Jibanananda Das: A Comparative Analysis Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
9 A Postmodern Reading of James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village” Bachelor Supervisor January 2019 December 2019
10 Nariman Vakeel –an Agent of Capitalist Slavery in Rohinton Mistry’s Family Matters Bachelor Supervisor January 2019 December 2019
11 Women Before, During , and after the Partition of India in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day Bachelor Supervisor January 2019 December 2019
12 Defamiliarization in Kaiser Haq’s Select Poems Bachelor Supervisor January 2019 December 2019
13 Death drive in the select poems of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath: A Comparative Study Bachelor Supervisor January 2019 December 2019
14 Blanche’s Destination in Tennessee William’s A Street Car Named Desire Bachelor Supervisor January 2019 December 2019
15 Okonkwo’s Suicide in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: A Psychoanalytical Approach Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
16 Humanism in the select poems of Blake and Wordsworth: A Comparative study Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
17 Language: A Hegemonic Tool in G.B. Shaw’s Pygmalion Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
18 The Emergence of Crusoe as a Mythical figure: A Case Study of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 April 2021
19 Velutha’s Murder in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things: A Marxist Interpretation Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
20 Yank Exists Nowhere: A Marxist Interpretation of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
21 Class Conflict in the Select Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield: A Marxist Interpretation Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
22 Stanley’s Fear and Anxiety in Pinter’s The Birthday Party Bachelor Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
23 Bengali Nationalism in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s The Unfinished Memoirs Bachelor Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
24 Indian Nationalism in the select songs of Tagore’s Gitanjali Bachelor Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
25 Vulnerability of Empire: Rereading Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” Bachelor Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
26 Acculturation Trajectory: Culture Adaptation of the Mundas at Koyra , Khulna, Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
27 Desires of Miss Brill Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
28 Dis/Placement of Nanda and Raka: A Marxist Reading of Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
29 Meta and Para Languages in The Zoo Story Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
30 Explicating Speech Acts and Comprehending Pragmatics: A Study of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
31 The Desire and Death of Tessie in “The Lottery”: A Critical Analysis Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
32 Crusoe’s Dream and Desire: A Psychoanalytic Approach Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
33 Sartorial Hegemony in Kaiser Haq’s “Ode on the Lungi” Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
34 Fanaticism in A Passage to India: A Postmodern Approach Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015

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  1. Nuruzzaman, Md. “Language skills for boosting remittance”. New Age, 10 April, 2021, https://www.newagebd.net/article/134900/language-skills-for-boosting-remittance 
  2. Nuruzzaman, Md. “Expectations V Experiences”. New Age, 18 February, 2021, https://www.newagebd.net/article/130467/expectations-v-experiences 
  3. Nuruzzaman, Md. “Tess in Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles: The Other self of Nature”. Crossings: A Journal of English Studies.8. (2017): 153-159. Print.
  4. Nuruzzaman, Md., and Sheikh Shareeful Islam. “Harmony between Human and Nature: A Utopian Landscape in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe”. Journal of the Islamic University Studies. 16.2.(2016) 141-152. Print 
  5. Nuruzzaman, Md., and Sheikh Shareeful Islam. “The Illuminated Lines of Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines. Khulna University Studies.13.1(2016): 1-8. Print.  
  6. Nuruzzaman, Md., and Inamul Haque Sabuj. “Investigating Speech Acts and Understanding Pragmatics: A Case Study in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.” Southeast University Journal of English Department 1.1(2016): 114-124. Print.
  7. Rahman, Molla Azizur, Md. Nurzzaman, and Sanjoy Kumar Chanda. “Integrative Versus Instrumental Motivation in Learning English Language at Tertiary Level: A Study at Khulna University, Bangladesh.” Researchers' World-Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce VII.2.1 (2016): 18-28. Print and Web. DOI URL : http://dx.doi.org/10.18843/rwjasc/v7i2(1)/03 
  8. Nuruzzaman, Md. “The Concept of World Peace in A. H. Baqui’s Poetry.” North Western University Journal 1.1(2016): 38-46. Print.
  9. Nuruzzaman, Md., and Farhana Yeasmin. “Friday: An Alter Ego of Robinson Crusoe.” IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science 21.2 (2016): 25-29. Print and Web.
  10.  Nuruzzaman, Md. “Fakrul Alam’s Translation of Jibanananda Das’s Poetry: A Well-Structured Bridge.” Translation Studies: Exploring Identities. Ed. Fakrul Alam and Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman. Dhaka: Writers. Ink, 2015. 73-82. Print

English Novel from Defoe to Hardy

Syllabus: Section: A 


Running

History of American Literature

Syllabus: Section: A


1. Colonial Period

2. The Revolutionary Age

3. The American Independence

4. The American Renaissance


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Translation Studies

Syllabus: (Section: A) 

Walter Benjamin: "The Task of the Translator" 

Roman Jakobson: "On Linguistic Aspects of Translation". 

G.C. Spivak: "The Politics of Translation." 

L. Venuti: "The Translator's Invisibility". 

Rationale: The course is des

References:

 Books:

1.       Munday, Jeremy.  (2012). Introducing translation studies: Theories and applications. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.

2.       Venuti, Lawrence. (Ed.). (2012).  The translation studies reader. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.

 Articles:

1.      Bergdahl, Lovisha. (2009). Lost in translation: On the untranslatable and its ethical implications for religious pluralism. Journal of Philosophy of Education. 43 (1).

2.      Chapman, Edmund. (2016). Afterlives: Benjamin, Derrida and literature in translation.  A thesis submitted to the university of Manchester for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the faculty of humanities.

3.        Davier, Lucile. (2014). the paradoxical invisibility of translation in the highly multilingual context of news agencies. Global Media and Communication.  10 (1):  53-72. DOI: 10.1177/1742766513513196

4.      Elmenfi, Fadil. (2013). Venuti's foreignization: Resistance against the Arabic culture.” International Journal of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies. 2 (1).

5.      Erton, İ. & Tanbi, Y. (2016). Significance of linguistics in translation education at the university level. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 12(2), 38-53

6.      Flèche, Betsy. (1999). The art of survival: The translation of Walter Benjamin. SubStance. 28(2): 95-109

7.      Jia, Hongwei. (2017). Roman Jakobson’s triadic division of translation revisited. Chinese Semiotic Studies. 13 (1): 31-46.  DOI: 10.1515/css-2017-0003

8.      Jinhui Liu & Jun Wen. (2018). Politics, policy and power in translation history. Perspectives.  DOI: 10.1080/0907676X.2018.1525891

9.    Kučera, Henry. (1983).  Roman Jakobson. Language. 59 (4): 871-883

10.  Man, Paul De. (1985). Conclusions on Walter Benjamin's The Task of the Translator: The lesson of Paul de Man. Yale French Studies. 69: 25-46 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2929923

11.  Myskja, Kjetil. (2013). Foreignisation and resistance: Lawrence Venuti and his critics. Nordic Journal of English Studies.  12 (2): 1-23.

12.  Panda, Aditya Kumar. (2013). Politics and translation. The Criterion: An International Journal in English. 4 (2) 1-7

13.  Sandbank, Shimon. (2015). The translator’s impossible task: Variations on Walter Benjamin.” Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas.13 (2): 215-224

14.  St. André, J. (2011). Revisiting Walter Benjamin’s The Task of the Translator in light of his Concept of Criticism in German Romanticism. TTR, 24 (1), 103–123. https://doi.org/10.7202/1013256ar

15.  Ward, Dennis. (1973). Roman Jakobson's linguistic writings. The Slavonic and East European Review. 51 (124): 452-459 https://www.jstor.org/stable/4206752

16.  Zethsen, K.K. & Hill-Madsen, A.. (2016). Intralingual translation and its place within translation studies – A Theoretical Discussion. Meta.  613: 692–708.

 

List of Suggested Reading:

1.       Bassnett, Susan. (2014).  Translation studies. 4th ed. New York: Routledge.

2.       Bassnett, S., & Harish T. (2000). Post-colonial translation: Theory and practice. New York: Routledge.

3.       Lefevere, Andre. (1992). Translation, rewriting and the manipulation of literary fame. New York: Routledge.

4.       Mukherjee, Sujit. (1981). Translation as discovery and other essays on Indian literature in English translation. New Delhi: Allied

5.       Schulte, R., & Biguenet J,. (Eds.). (1992). Theories of translation: An anthology of essays from Dryden to Derrida. Chicago: U of Chicago P.

6.       Zaman, Niaz. (Ed.). (2013). Translation theory and practice. Dhaka: writers.ink. 

Running
  • English Novel from Defoe to Hardy
  • History of American Literature
  • Translation Studies