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Dr. Md Abu Shahid Abdullah completed his MA in English and American Studies and his PhD in English Literature at Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany. He is currently an Assistant Professor in English at East West University, Bangladesh. His research interests include trauma, alienation, memory, identity, marginalisation, postcolonialism and magical realism. He has published articles on Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Saul Bellow, Angela Carter, Gabriel García Márquez, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Walt Whitman in various international journals. His first book Traumatic Experience and Repressed Memory in Magical Realist Novels: Speaking the Unspeakable has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2020. He has also presented his research papers in many international conferences.
Trauma, alienation, memory, identity, marginalisation, postcolonialism, ecocriticism and magical realism
1. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. Magical Feminism in the Americas: Resisting Female Marginalisation and Oppression through Magic. Delaware: Vernon Press (Forthcoming, 2023).
2. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. Ed. Trauma, Memory and Identity Crisis: Reimagining and Rewriting the Past. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022.
3. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. Traumatic Experience and Repressed Memory in Magical Realist Novels: Speaking the Unspeakable. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020. ISBN (10): 1-5275-4628-4; ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-4628-8
1. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. “Plague, Global Fear and Sense of Morality in Jack London’s The Scarlet Plague.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Beyond Pandemics: Reimagining the Humanities and the New Normal. December 2021: 81-83.
2. Abdullah, Abu Shahid & Tanvir Mustafiz Khan. “Globalization, Consumerism and Social Isolation: Depicting Pandemic in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.” Proceedings of The International Symposium: Representations of Pandemic in Literature. September 2021: 154-160. ISBN: 978-625-7086-38-7
3. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. ‘“Indeed, the King has a Cunt! What a Wonder!’: Sex, Eroticism and Language in One Thousand and One Nights.” Proceedings of The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2019 (CALA 2019): Revitalization and Representation. January 2019: 22-28. DOI: 10.47298/cala2019.1-1 ISBN 978-0-6485356-0-7
4. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. ‘“This is me with Augustine, February 21, 1943’: Importance of Photographs in Everything Is Illuminated.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Phenomena in Multimodal Communication (KLUA 2018). August 2018: 22-26. doi:10.2991/klua-18.2018.3 ISBN 978-94-6252-547-4
1. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. “Reconstructing Personal Identity and Creating an Alternative National History: Magical Realism and the Marginalised Female Voice in Gioconda Belli’s The Inhabited Woman.” The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Richard Perez and Victoria A. Chevalier. Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020. 281-196. ISBN: 978-3-030-39834-7
1. Khan, Tanvir Mustafiz. ‘“Survival is Insufficient’: Imagining Utopia within Dystopia in Station Eleven, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Human Acts.” (Completed, Spring 2021)
2. Mursheeda, Afia. “Apocalypse is No More Far, it is here: Prognostication about Technological Jeopardies in Dystopian Fiction and Film.” (Completed, Fall 2020)
1. Abdullah, Abu Shahid. “Resisting White Supremacy and Constructing Identity: Magical Resistance in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks.” Literary Association of Nepal (LAN), Nepal. 31 December, 2021.