Professor Golam Sarwar Chowdhury started his academic career in 1981 as Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. In May, 2004, when he was Professor and Chair of the Department, Sarwar, as he is popularly known, moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to start working for the British Council Teaching Center as Trainer and Instructor of English as a Second Language. Sarwar joined the Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh as Professor in February 2010 where he taught until February 1, 2020.
Sarwar completed his MA in Studies in Literature at the University of Texas at Dallas with a Fulbright fellowship in 1990. His illustrious mentor Robert W Corrigan supervised his Master’s thesis and encouraged him to complete his Doctoral course work in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Corrigan, famous for his scholarship on Anton Checkov, was also the Supervisor of the famous Performance Theorist Richard Schechner. Unfortunately Corrigan unexpectedly died in 1993 when Sarwar was on a summer visit to Bangladesh.
Sarwar’s areas of research and interest include American Theatre, Nineteenth Century Continental Theatre, Nineteenth Century American Literature, Twentieth Century American fiction, Performance Theory, Postmodern Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Feminist Theories, Diaspora Writing, History of Ideas, and ELT.
Sarwar moved on to Notre Dame University Bangladesh as Professor of English on February 2, 2020.