Faculty Members (Department of English )


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Kamiz Uddin Ahmed (Alam)

Associate Professor & Chairperson, Department of English
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info

Telephone: +8809613737373, Ext. 150

K Ahmed Alam has 18 years’ teaching experience at the university level. Formerly, he was Associate Professor and Head in the Department of English at a reputed private university. Currently, he is working for a PhD in the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University. His areas of interest include Writing, Pedagogy, Postcolonial/ Commonwealth Literature, Dalit Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, and Translation Studies. He has published a good number of articles in local and international research journals. He participated in numerous international conferences. His published book, Anubadbidya: Itihas O Tattwa (Translation Studies: History and Theory), attracts the attention of the students and academics of the country. He has also completed one manuscript: A Handbook for Theory Beginners. Very often, he writes in esteemed Weeklies and Dailieson literature and literary theory. Besides, he is a Trainer for Quality Assurance in Pedagogy, Curriculum Development and Assessment.

  • Anubud Bidya: Itihas O Tattwa (Translation Studies: History and Theories). 1st ed. Dhaka: Desh Prokashoni, 2014. Print.
  • “Al Mahmud’s Nishinda Nari: Articulation of a Dalit Voice”. Minority Discourse. 8-14: New Voices Publication, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, 2014. 8-14. Print.
  • “Reading Shakespeare from Islamic Perspective.” An Islamic Critic of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Dhaka: BIIT, 2014. Print.
  • “A Feminist Critique of Al Mahmud’s Nishinda Nari.” DIU Studies 3.3 (2008).
  • “Chinua Ahebe’s Things Fall Apart: Texualising the History and Historicising the Text.” Northern University Studies in English 1.2 (2012): 21-28. Print.
  • “Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Techniques in Representing the Period of Decolonization in A Grain of Wheat.” New Voices Multilingual International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies 2.5 (2014): 7-13. Print. [Co-author]
  • “Postcolonial Paradigms of Translating Poetry.” New Voices Multilingual International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies 2.8 (2015): 19-22. Print.
  • "ISA, RSA and Claudius: Hamlet through an Althusserian Lense." UU Journal.1.1(2018) [ACCEPTED]
  • “Informal Islamic Education and its Role in Human Resource Development in Society: A Theoretical Evaluation.” IIUC Studies3.0 (2006): 83-92. Print. [Co-author]
  • “Viewing Poet Nazrul from the New Historicist Perspective.” New Voices Multilingual International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies 2.6 (2014): 1-7. Print.
  • “A Study on A Document of Oppression up to Mass Uprising of 1969:Helal Hafiz’s Poem ‘The Hawker’.” UITS Journal 5.2 (2016): 18-27. Print. [Co-author]
  • “Looking at Jibanananda Das’ Poem “Ah Kite (/ Hay Chil) through a Formalist Lens” Presented in the 1st International Conference on “ The Current Literary Theories and Jibanananda Das” Jibanananda Das Research Centre, University of Barishal, Bangladesh
  • “Upshots of Statelessness and Statehood: The Dahagram- Angorpota Context” Presented in international conference on “Partition Politics: Impacts on Society, Economy, Culture and Indo-Bangla Relations (1947- 2018)” Dhaka University (DU). Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • “ISA, RSA and Claudius: Hamlet through an Althusserian Lens.” Presented in international conference on “The River: Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World” North South University (NSU). Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • “Applying Postcolonial Pedagogy in Teaching Commonwealth Literature.” Two-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference on “Dimensions of Literature and Journalism: History, Ideology and Culture” Dept of Mass Communication & Journalism, Dr B A M University, LCSA, and Writing Today Literary Association. Aurangabad, Maharastra, India.
  • “Who is Hamlet: Viewing through Various Windows.” An international conference “Age Cannot Wither Him, Nor Custom Stale His Infinite Variety Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years After” Department of English Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) . Dhaka, Bangladesh[Co-author]
  • “An untold story: the tale of early American trade in Bengal.”Dhaka Courier, Vol 29, Issue 51 [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 5 July 2013: n. pag. Print.
  • “Baru Chandi Daser Kabyo: Nandonik Anonnota (Baru Chandi Daser Kabyo: Aesthetic Ananyata). ” Srishti Sukher Ullase , Literary Magazine, Dept of English, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 2012: n. pag. Print.
  • “Developing human resources by Department of English at NUB.” The Financial Express [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 21 Dec. 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • “Dr. Sadruddin Ahmeder Bishwasahitya Bhabna (Dr. Sadruddin Ahmed’s Thoughts on World Literature). ” Bengali Literary Magazine Prekshman [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 2010: n. pag. Print.
  • “Farrukher Kobita ‘Lash’: Noya Itihasbadi Path (Farrukh’s Poem ‘Carcass’: A New Historicist Reading).” Bengali Literary Magazine Farrukh Academy Potrika[Dhaka, Bangladesh] 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • “Formalism and Literary Analysis.”Dhaka Courier [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 10 Jan. 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • “Marxist literary theory.” The Daily Observer [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 3 July 2015: n. pag. Print.
  • “Mimi Khalvati’s Poetic Word.” Dhaka Courier [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 11 Sept. 2015: n. pag. Print.
  • “Private Universities should get rid of their Achilles hills.” The Financial Express [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 16 Nov. 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • “Rising from the Left Bank.”Dhaka Courier 13 January 2017 [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 13 Jan. 2017: n. pag. Print.
  • “Rohingya Exodus and Genesis of Rohingya Rebellion.” Editorial, Daily Sun [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 17 Sept. 2017: n. pag. Print.
  • “Siraj-Ud-Daulah: An Everlasting Icon to Freedom-loving People.” The Daily Financial Express [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 29 June 2013: n. pag. Print.
  • “Techniques of Public Speaking Skills.” The Daily Observer [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 11 Apr. 2015: n. pag. Print.
  • “Uttoradhunikota: Noya Rakhshman shilota O Moha-akhyandroh (Postmodernism: Neo-Conservatism and Anti-Mata narratives).” Bengali Literary Magazine Swapnochaya [Dhaka, Bangladesh] Mar. 2015: n. pag. Print.
  • “Ideology/ Hegemony: Marx, Althusser and Gramsci.” Magazine Morning Tea of The Daily Sun [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 4 May 2018: n. pag. Print.
  • “An Introduction to an Outstanding Book. (Muslim Traditions In Bengali Literature by Professor Dr. Syed Ali Ashraf). ” Observer Magazine n.d. n. pag. Print.
  • “Superb Depiction of Middle-class Life: Short Takes from Bangladeshis by Tanvir Malik.” Independent Magazine [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 13 Aug. 2010: n. pag. Print.
  • “A Review on Dakshmin Ashio Jote SAARC: Sankot O Challenge (South Asian Hope SAARC: Will it Survive?) by Dr A Y M Abdullah.” Daily Bhorer Pata 29 September 2014 & Bishwabiddyalay Porikroma Year 24, Eid Issue, 2014 [Dhaka, Bangladesh] 2014: n. pag. Print.
  • “Anwarul Karim's Water and Culture in Bangladesh Past and Present: A New Pathway to Measure the Value of Water through the Culture of Bangladesh”, The Literary Yard, Delhi, India, 2017 [Co-author]
  • “Nazruler Kobita: Itihas Gronthikota and Uponibesh Birodhi Discourse (Nazrul’s Poems: Texualising the History and Anti-Colonial Discourse).” Department of English, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) (May 29, 2012)
  • “Preparing Course Profiles as part of Curriculum Development”, Workshops organized by SA Committees and IQAC in English, Law and Textile and Engg Departments, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), 2017
  • “Pedagogy and Metacognitive Tools and Techniques”, Workshop for faculty members at Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), October1-3, 2016
  • “Exam Skills for Literature Students”, Department of English, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), 25 May 2016
  • “Students’ Low Proficiency in English: Causes and Remedial Measures”, Department of English, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), July 27, 2009
  • “Public Speaking and Debating in International Context [my part is on “Public Speaking” in a slide presentation followed by a question-answer session” Day-long workshop held in Department of Business Administration, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), June 28, 2014
  • “Get Your English Correct”, Language Club, Department of English, Northern University Bangladesh (NUB), 21 July, 2018
  • Poem ‘Mohamanab’ by Syed Ali Ashraf: ‘The Greatest Man’, The Bangla Academy Journal, Year 32-34, Vol 2-1[July- December 2005 to Janury- June 2007]. Dhaka.Print.
  • Chapters 4 and 5 in Bangla -`wÿY Gkxq †RvU mvK©: msKU I P¨v‡jÄ (South Asain Forum SAARC: Crises and Challenges) from South Asian Hope SAARC: Will it Survive by Dr A Y M Abdullah, Published by Samabesh, Bangladesh, January 2014. Dhaka. Print.
  • “O mon Ramjaner oi Rojar sheshe elo khushir Eid” by Kazi Nazrul Islam: “ O Soul, There Comes the Joyous Eid” , Literary Yard, Delhi, July 10, 2017.
  • “Nolok” by Al Mahmud: “The Nose Ring”, The Hood, The Daily Sun, 4 Apr 2019.
  • A Handbook for Theory Beginners
  • Prachya Kotha (The Orient’s Voice)

  • Undergraduate and graduate level students’ thesis papers.
  • Conducted Self-Assessment Survey at English Department.

  • Primary, Junior, and Secondary Scholarship

  • BA (Hons) in English (IU)
  • MA in English(IU)
  • PhD Fellow in Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

Worked as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at several private universities. Having experience as program coordinator and Head of the department of English.

His areas of research include Postcolonial/ Commonwealth Literature, Dalit Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, and Translation Studies.