Professor Mohammad Quayum

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Mohammad A. Quayum is Professor of English at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Adjunct Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Australia. He has taught previously at the State University of New Work at Binghamton, University Putra Malaysia, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and University of Chittagong (Bangladesh). Author, editor and translator of 34 books, Quayum has published more than 140 journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries in the areas of American literature, Bengali literature and Southeast Asian literature. His recent publications include Tagore, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Perceptions, Contestations and Contemporary Relevance (ed; Routledge, 2020), Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Companion (ed; Cambridge Scholars, 2020), A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (ed; Orient Longman, 2017), One Sky, Many Horizons: Studies in Malaysian Literature in English (Marshall Cavendish, 2007, 2014) and Beyond Boundaries: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla Academy, 2014). Quayum is also the curator and editor of a Festschrift for the Asian American Poet Shirley Geok-lin Lim, "Festschrift: The Poetry and Poetics of Shirley Geok-lin Lim," published in the December 2019 (10.2) issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies (University of California). He is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Asiatic: An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englsihes (indexed in Scopus and WoS), and sits on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (UK), Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (USA) and Transnational Literature (Australia), among others.


PhD, English and American Literature, Flinders University, 1991

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

Honours, awards and grants

Visiting Professor, University of South Australia, 2018

Visiting Professor, Jadavpur University, India, 2016

Visiting Fellow, Singapore Management University, 2009, 2011

Visiting Professor, Flinders University, 2009

Visiting Professor, SUNY Binghamton, 2003-4

Visiting Fellow, Flinders University (CRNLE), 1996

USIS Regionalization Fellowship (Singapore), 1995

Teaching interests

Asian Anglophone Literature, American Literature, Bengali Literature, Gender Studies, Nationalism and Transnationalism, Translation Studies

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