Dr. Khaliquzzaman M Elias

Full Time Faculty

Ph.D. in English, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

M.A. in English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2001
Email: khaliquzzaman.elias@northsouth.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Full Time Faculty

Ph.D. in English, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

M.A. in English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2001
Email: khaliquzzaman.elias@northsouth.edu

Curriculum Vitae



Khaliquzzaman M. Elias, Professor of English,


House 319 (Apartment A-4), Road 03, Block-F,  Bashundhara R/A Dhaka-1229

Phones: 8918799 (Res.)  01713038299 (cell.)




Date & Place of Birth: February 01, 1951, Dhaka


1. Education and training

Doctor of Philosophy in English (comparative black studies), Howard University,

Washington, D.C., 1989

Dissertation title: “The Legacies of Prospero: A Critique of the Colonial and the Neocolonial Experiences in Selected Writings of Richard Wright, Chinua Achebe, and George Lamming.” This is basically a comparative colonial discourse on fictional and non-fictional works by three major fiction writers of African origin from USA, Nigeria, and the Caribbean.

M.A. in English, Dhaka University, 1973

B.A. (honors) in English, Dhaka University, 1970

HSC Bogra Azizul Huq College, 1967

Bogra Zilla Pilot Secondary High School, 1965


2. Academic employment record

Visiting Professor of English, North South University, September 1998-2002

Professor of English, North South University, since Sept 2002—

Professor of English, Jahangirnagar U 1994-1998

Associate Professor, Jahangirnagar U 1990-1994

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of District of Columbia,USA, 1986

Certified Essay Reader & Grader of essays for the American Council on Education,

Washington, D.C. 1986-1990

Assistant Professor, Jahangirnagar U 1982-1990

Lecturer, Jahangirnagar U 1977-1982

Lecturer, M. M. Ali Govt. College, Kagmari, Tangail 1976-1977


3. Administrative posts held

Coordinator, Master in Public Policy & Governance program in GCE Department at NSU

 May, 2008-May 2012

Director, Confucius Institute at NSU February 2006-June 20012

Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences, NSU 2002—2007

Chairman of English Department, NSU 1998—2007                                                                                                

Chair, Department of General & Continuing Education (GCE), NSU 2003-2010

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jahangirnagar U 1996-1998

Provost, A.F.M. Kamaluddin Hall, Jahangirnagar U 1991-1994

Member of the Syndicate from lecturer category, Jahangirnagar U 1981-1982


4. Awards, honors, & membership

Recipient of Individual Performance Excellence Award as Director in the 5th World

Conference of Confucius Institute 2010 in Beijing

Recipient of Fulbright Study Grant 1983-1989

Recipient of Terminal Research Fellowship of Howard U 1988-1989

Recipient of National Shishu Academy Prize 1984 (for Translation and Literature)

Recipient of Bangla Academy Literary Prize 2011 (for over all contribution to


Fellow, Bangla Academy

Life Member, Fulbright Alumni Association, Bangladesh

Life Member, Bangladesh Association of American Studies (BAAS)



5. Publications

Basically, I am a literary critic and translator. Published numerous essays both in Bangla

and English in NY based Kaleidoscopic Torch  (1986), Jahangirnagar Review Part C, Harvest, Sangskriti, Uttaradhikar, Abahaman and translation from English to Bangla and Bangla to English of short stories in various literary anthologies. Book-length publications are mostly translations:

Reunosuke Akutagawa’s Rashomon & Other Stories tr. From English with introduction.

Dhaka: Drabir, 1982; rpt. Oitijhhya, Dhaka, 2006.

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels with annotation and an introduction. Bangla

Academy: Dhaka, 1984.(received Bangladesh Shishu Academy Prize)

Michael Sholokhove’s Early Stories. Tr. From English. Muktadhara: Dhaka, 1985.

Joseph Campbell’s Power of Myth with an introduction. Bangla Academy: Dhaka, 1994.

Richard Wright’s Black Boy with an introduction. Bangla Academy: Dhaka, 1999.

Garcia Marquez’s Fragrance of Guava. Tr. From English with an introduction. Maola

Brothers: Dhaka, 2004.

Richard Wright’s American Hunger with an introduction. Maola Brothers: Dhaka, 2006.

Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of an American Slave with an introduction.

Maola Brothers: Dhaka, 2008.

Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God with an introduction. Prothoma: Dhaka, 2013.

James George Frazer’s The Golden Bough. BPL: Dhaka, 2016.


6. Books reprinted

Joseph Campbell’s Power of Myth with translation of Bill Moyers’ introduction, 

reprinted by Oitijhhya, Dhaka, 2007.

Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels reprinted by Oitijhhya, Dhaka, 2007).

Reunosuke Akutagawa’s Rashomon  & Other Stories  reprinted by Oitijhhya, Dhaka,



7. Books & journals edited

Akhtaruzzaman Elias’ Complete Works Vols. 1, 2, 3, & 4. With introduction for each.

Maola Brothers:Dhaka, 2003 & 2004.

Panini: NSU Studies in Language & Literature, vols. 1 (2002) and 5 (2011).

Harvest: Jahangirnagar Studies in English, vols. 10 (1991) and 11 (1992).



8. External Member on Ph.D. committees

I have served as external member and convener of several Ph.D. committees of Dhaka University, and is currently supervising a Ph.D. thesis on Doris Lessing by Kawsar Ahmed, Assistant Professor of English at Islamic International University, Dhaka. Also serving as an Foreign member on the Ph. D. committee of AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, India.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


9. Services to NSU

Faculty Adviser to the NSU Sangskritic Sangathan (NSUSS) 2002

Served on various statutory committees as chair and member thus contributing to the overall growth and development of NSU.


During my tenure as Chairman of English Department, I initiated and edited the publication of the first refereed journal of NSU, Panini: NSU Studies in Language and Literature in 2002.


During my tenure as Chair, English Department, Professoror Harunur Rashid and I invited late Professor Abdul Mannan Sayed to become a scholar-in-residence, first of its kind in all public and private universities in Bangladesh. This gesture, supported keenly by then Chair, BOG, Mr. Iftekharul Alam, and the Vice Cahncellor, Professor Hafiz G. A. Siddiqi, enhanced the image of NSU among the academics in Dhaka.  Three lectures on poet Nazrul Islam given by Professor Mannan Syed during his resident scholarship was published as Kazi Nazrul Islam: Teen Oddhay (Three Phases in Nazrul’s Life and Works) in 2007. This is the first book-length research publication from NSU.