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Mohammad A. Quayum has taught at universities in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, and is currently Professor of English at the International Islamic University Malaysia and Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. He has published 29 books on American, Bengali and postcolonial literatures, as well as numerous articles in some of the most acclaimed journals around the world. His books have been published, among others, by Brill Publishing, Macmillan, Marshall Cavendish, Orient Longman, Pearson Education, Penguin Books, Peter Lang and the Singapore National Library Board. Quayum's articles have appeared in American Studies International, Asian Studies Review, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Kunapipi, MELUS, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, Saul Bellow Journal, South Asia Research, South Asian Review, Studies in Jewish American Literature, Transnational Literature, Wasafiri and several others. He is on the Editorial Board of The Literary Encyclopaedia, and Advisory Board of Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Transnational Literature. Recipient of several awards, grants and fellowships, Quayum's books have been reviewed in leading literary journals incluing Ariel, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, RELC Journal, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Transnational Literature and World Literature Written in English.

Quayum's recent books include the following:

  • Beyond Boundaries: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 2014).
  • One Sky, Many Horizons: Studies in Malaysian Literature in English (Marshall Cavendish, Singapore, 2014).
  • Rabindranath Tagore: The Ruined Nest and Other Stories (Silverfish Books, Kuala Lumpur, 2014).
  • The Essential Rokeya (Brill Publishing, Leiden, Boston, 2013).
  • The Poet and His World: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore (Orient Longman, India, 2011).
  • A Rainbow Feast: New Asian Short Stories (Marshall Cavendish, Singapore, 2010).
  • Sharing Borders: Studies in Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysian Literature (Singapore National Library Board and Singapore Arts Council, 2008)..


PhD, English and American Literature, Flinders University, 1991

MA (First Class and Distinction), English and American Literature, Lakehead University, Canada, 1984


Research expertise

  • Gender Studies
  • Identity/ethnicity/nationalism
  • Literary Studies

Research interests

American Literature

Asian Literature

Malaysian-Singaporean Literature in English

Bengali Literature

Rabindranath Tagore


Philosophy and Mysticism in Literature


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