English

    Faculty Profile

    Md Ishrat Ibne Ismail

    Associate Professor

    Contact Information:

    • Office Address: Department of English, Room No. # 411, E-Building Shahjalal University of Science & Technology Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh/Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Ground Floor, Central Library Shahjalal University of Science & Technology Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh
    • Phone: /272, 01717021650
    • Email: ishrat384-eng@sust.edu; mismai29@uwo.ca

    Biography:

    Born and raised in Bangladesh, Ishrat, a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, is interested in South Asian Partition Literature, emphasizing Bangladeshi representation of the 1947 Partition. He has his BA and MA in English Literature from Shahjalal University, Bangladesh, and his second MA in English, Film, and Theatre from the University of Manitoba, Canada.

    Education:

    • PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, Western University, Canada
    • MA in English, Film and Theatre, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • MA in English, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
    • BA (Hons) in English, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh

    Research Interests:

    • 1947 Partition Literature (emphasis on Bangladeshi representation)
    • Human Rights and Literature
    • Postcolonial Literature
    • Diaspora Literature

    External Affiliations:

    • Additional Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh (February 2021 – Present)
    • Career Profile Advisor (CPA, Volunteer)—Western’s Employment Resource Centre (WERC), Western University, Canada (September 2020 – August 2021)
    • Member—Modern Language Association (MLA), Member No.: 185019 (May 2014 – Present)
    • Member—Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS), Membership ID: 258 (May 2014 – Present)
    • Editorial Member—Metropolitan University Journal of English, Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh (July 2015 – Present)
    • Copy Editor—The Scattered Pelican, The official graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, Canada (September 2020 – August 2021)
    • Workshop Facilitator (WF, Volunteer)—Western’s Employment Resource Centre (WERC), Western University, Canada (September 2020 – August 2021)
    • Western Peer Leader (WPL, Volunteer) —Western Student Experience (WSE), Western University, Canada (May 2020 – August 2021)
    • Editorial Reviewer—Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA (August 2020 – Present)
    • Member—Organizing Committee, The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Conference: Camp/Camp: The Collision of Style and Biopolitics, The Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, Comparative Literature, and Hispanic Studies, Western University, Canada (1-2 October 2020)
    • Volunteer—The Pride Library, Western University, Canada (September 2017 – April 2020)
    • Coordinator—Comparative Literature Graduate Research Forum (CLGRF), Department of Languages and Cultures, Western University, Canada (January 2020 – April 2020)
    • Coordinator—English Council, Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh (June 2016 – August 2017)
    • Assistant Proctor—Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh (July 2010 – November 2011)
    • Treasurer—English Council, Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh (June 2011 – May 2013)
    • Member—Leadership Development Forum, Metropolitan University, Bangladesh (June 2007 – October 2009)
    • Secretary—English Council, Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh (June 2004 – May 2006)
    • Founding Member—English Council, Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh (July 2001 – June 2004)

    Awards & Recognition:

    • Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS) in Comparative Literature, Western University, Canada
    • MLA Convention 2021 Travel Grant, Modern Language Association, United States of America
    • Graduate Student Travel Grants, Department of Languages and Cultures, Western University, Canada
    • Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Bursary, Society of Graduate Students SOGS, Western University, Canada
    • Faculty of Arts and Humanities Alumni Graduate Awards, Western University, Canada
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Western University, Canada
    • Graduate Student Travel Grants, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
    • Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Travel Grants, Society of Graduate Students (SOGS)/The Grad Club, Western University, Canada
    • University Research Support Grants, University Grants Commission, Bangladesh
    • Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chair’s Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University, Canada
    • Laurier Graduate Fellowship (Declined), Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
    • Laurier Graduate Scholarship (Declined), Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
    • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (Declined), Yeats School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University, Canada
    • Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund (BSTF) Grant, Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance of the Government of Bangladesh
    • Dr. W. John Rempel Memorial Scholarship, Department of English, Film, and Theatre, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Graduate Student Travel Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Graduate Student Conference Travel Funding, Department of English, Film, and Theatre, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • John Meredith Robinson Memorial Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Master’s International Entrance Scholarship (Declined), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Windsor, Canada
    • Book Prize in Convocation 2007, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
    • Department of English Annual Scholarships, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
    • Education Board Scholarship, Comilla Education Board (1998)

    Journal Publications

    1. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. "Global Enterprise: Home and Human Relationship in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest." SUST Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2021, 09-23.
    2. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “What is Violence? On Hannah Arendt’s Critique of Frantz Fanon.” Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, Vol. 10, 2019, 71-77.
    3. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne (Co-authored). “Dantean and Sedgwickian Examination of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four: Truth Weaved in the Thread of Falsehood.” American Journal of Research, Vol. 11-12, 2019, pp. 4-17.
    4. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne (Co-authored). “Rhetoric of Kinship and Manifest Domesticity: A Rifkinian Reading of Zitkala-Ša’s American Indian Stories and Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Life among the Piutes.” English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University, Vol. 7, 2019, 63-75.
    5. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “Trauma Memory in Wolfe’s Letters from Verdun” (Book Chapter). The Great War and Our Mindscopes: Centenary Essays. Eds. Fakrul Alam, Tahmina Ahmed, Zerin Alam, Dhaka: Writers.ink, January 2017, pp. 204-215.
    6. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “Cultural Relativism and Human Rights in Ama Ata Aidoo’s Changes: A Love Story.” BRAC University Journal, Vol. XI, No. 1, 2016, 17-22.
    7. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “Gentleman in Great Expectations: Victorian Ideology.” SUST Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2016, 57-62.
    8. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “Arundhati Roy’s Power Politics: Dams and the Dangers of Privatization.” Metropolitan University Journal of English, Vol.1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 56-64.
    9. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “Colonial Separation and Identity in Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen.” Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, Special Volume, 2015, 51-57.
    10. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne. “Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: A Pristine Document of the Lost Identity of a Mighty Masculine.” Metropolitan University Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014, pp. 23-33.
    11. Ismail, Md. Ishrat Ibne (Co-authored). “A Passage to India and Heart of Darkness: A Comparative Study of Anti-Colonialism.” SUST Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2014, pp. 8-11.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. “A Cross-Cultural and Rhetoric Comparative Analysis of an excerpt from Adib Khan’s Seasonal Adjustments.” International Conference on Entangled Englishes in Translation Spaces, 02-04 September 2021, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
    2. “A Study on Online-based Education and Learning in Bangladesh.” The 5th International Postgraduate Colloquium (InPac 2021), 14 July, 2021, Universiti Sains Malaysia
    3. “Bangladeshi Novels of Human Rights: The Crisis of Citizenship in Adib Khan’s Novels.” MLA 2021 Panel Crisis of Belonging: Citizenship and Censorship in South Asian Literatures, 7-10 January 2021, Toronto, Canada
    4. “Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea: Spivak’s Critique and the Subaltern Silence.” International Conference on Postcolonial Perspectives: Language, Literature and Culture and the Global South, 14-15 February 2020, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
    5. “1947 Partition and Shift of Space in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India and Anita Rau Badami’s Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?” The 2nd International e-Conference on Literature: Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future (ICL 2020), 29-30 July 2020, Universiti Sains Malaysia
    6. “Textual Interpretation and Allegoresis in The Koran: The Batinists vs. the Zahirites.” International Conference on Transgressing/Transcending Borders Through Translation, 25-26 January 2019, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    7. “Naseeb, Escape, and Women Transformation in Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl That Broke Its Shell.” International Seminar on Identity, History, and Narrative in Contemporary Afghan Literature, 6-8 February 2019, Department of English, Gauhati University, Assam, India
    8. “Subverting Gender Normativity in Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding.” MLL and CSTC Graduate Conference on Coding - Decoding – Decoding, 14-15 March 2019, Western University, Canada
    9. “Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others: Images of Violence, Suffering, and Ethics of Response.” Tri-University Graduate Symposium 2019: Responsibility in the Humanities, 12 April 2019, University of Waterloo, Canada
    10. “Lenny: The (Dis)abled Narrator in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India.” Recalibrations: York University English Graduate Conference, 10 May 2019, York University, Canada
    11. “The Rohingya Muslims’ Crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.” International Conference on Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions, 27 July 2019, North South University, Bangladesh
    12. “Global Enterprise: Home and Human Relationship in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest.” International Conference: Language, Literature, Culture and Politics: Marx’s Bicentenary Conference, 30 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2018, Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
    13. “Colonial Separation and Identity in Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen.” International Conference: Language, Literature and Community, 10-11 July 2015, Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
    14. “Postcolonial Resistance in Erna Brodber’s Myal.” International Conference: Diasporas and Diversities: Teaching English in a Changing World/5-7 November 2015, Department of English, Independent University (IUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh
    15. “Cultural Relativism and Human Rights in Ama Ata Aidoo’s Changes: A Love Story.” Literary Eclectic IX, 3-4 October 2014, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    16. “Trauma Memory in Wolfe’s Letters from Verdun.” International Conference: The Great War and English Studies, 18-19 December 2014, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Teaching

    • Associate Professor (October 2018–Present), Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (September 2020–December 2020), “Italian Journeys,” Department of Languages and Cultures, Western University, Canada
    • Graduate Student Assistant (August 2020), Department of Languages and Cultures, Western University, Canada
    • Graduate Student Assistant (September 2019–April 2020), Department of Languages and Cultures, Western University, Canada
    • Graduate Student Assistant (September 2018–April 2019), Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (September 2017–April 2018), “Utopias and Visions of the Future,” Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
    • Assistant Professor (February 2012–October 2018), Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (September 2014–April 2015), “Literature Since 1900,” Department of English, Film, and Theatre, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (January 2015–April 2015), “Thematic Approaches to the Study of Literature,” International College of Manitoba, Canada
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant (January 2014–April 2014), “Thematic Approaches to the Study of Literature,” Department of English, Film, and Theatre, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Graduate Research Assistant (September 2013 – May 2015), Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
    • Lecturer (October 2009–February 2012), Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
    • Lecturer (June 2008–October 2009), Department of English, Metropolitan University, Bangladesh
    • Teaching Assistant (May 2007–June 2008), Department of English, Metropolitan University, Bangladesh

    Graduate Supervision

    1. Supervised graduate and undergraduate dissertations