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Ishrat Tasneem



Ishrat Tasneem started her career in 2023 as a lecturer in the Department of English at Notre Dame University, Bangladesh. Tasneem completed her M.A. from the Department of English and Modern Languages and received the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal for her outstanding academic performance at North South University. She graduated from East West University with a B.A. (Hons) in English (Literature), where she also received the Magna Cum Laude award. She completed her O and A levels as part of the Cambridge International Examinations. Besides, she has also received certificates from foreign institutions for participating in English proficiency tests. At NDUB, she participated in the “Outcome-Based Education Framework” training. She also took part in various extracurricular activities and received certificates for participation. Tasneem wants to use her expertise to make the students competent in critical thinking so that they can bring fresh and new perspectives to studying literature.

Tasneem’s areas of research and interest include literary theory and criticism, romantic poetry, Victorian poetry, modern poetry, post-colonial theory, 19th-century novels, American literature, and South Asian novels in English.


  • O-Level, Oxford International School (Cambridge International Examination)
  • A-Level (Cambridge International Examination)
  • BA (Hons) in English, Magna Cum Laude (Awarded), East West University
  • MA in English, Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal (Awarded), North South University


  • Tasneem, Ishrat. “Anjum: The ‘Other’ or the ‘Integrator’ in The Ministry of Utmost Happiness?” Critical Insights: A Journal of The Department of English Language and Literature, vol. 2, no. 1, 2023, pp. 133-143.

Research Interests

  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Romantic poetry
  • Victorian poetry
  • Modern poetry
  • Post-colonial theory
  • 19th-century novels
  • American literature
  • South Asian novels in English

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Graduate Level Course: ENG 521 Post-Colonial Literature
  • Undergraduate Courses:
    • ENG 321 Criticism and Theory
    • ENG 224 Nineteenth Century Novel
    • ENG 214 Victorian Poetry
    • ENG 211 and ENG 0232-124 Romantic Poetry
    • ENG 122 Introduction to English Prose
    • ENG 0231-1201 Oral and Aural Skills
    • ENG 0232 214 Elizabethan and Seventeenth Century Poetry
    • ENG 314 Twentieth Century Poetry

Professional Experience

Tasneem started her career in 2023 as a lecturer in the Department of English at Notre Dame University Bangladesh, and she is currently working at the same institute.


  • Participated in the “Training on Assessment under Outcome-Based Education Framework” arranged by NDUB on 1st March 2023.

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded with the Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal in M.A. (English) from North South University
  • Awarded with the Magna Cum Laude in B.A. (English) from East West University
  • Full tuition-free Merit Scholarship in B.A., Hons program, East West University
  • Merit scholarship from Medha Lalon Fund, East West University
  • Awarded with the certificate of Cambridge Young Learners Examinations (ESOL Examinations under University of Cambridge)
  • Certificate of ESOL Examinations
  • Certificate of participation in The University of New South Wales Education Assessment Australia
  • Awarded with the certificate for the Popular Writing Competition on Biological Science (EWUGEBC)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Basic workshop course on Elementary Piano at Alliance Francaise Dhaka
  • Certificate of Achievement for French Course A1(1+2) B2 at Alliance Francaise Dhaka