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Dr. DEENA P. FORKAN

ADDRESS RESIDENCE: OFFICE:

HOUSE NO.4B, Apt.A5 NORTH SOUTH UNIVERSITY

ROAD NO. 62 PLOT # 15, BLOCK B,

GULSHAN 2 BASHUNDHARA, DHAKA-1229


DHAKA 1212 TEL.#: 8852000, Ext. - 2005

TEL. # :9857483, 01812907033 E-mail : deena.forkan@northsouth.edu


DATE OF BIRTH : 11 OCTOBER 1955

NATIONALITY : BANGLADESHI

MARITAL STATUS : MARRIED

CHILDREN : ONE SON & ONE DAUGHTER


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


Name of Institution

University of Toledo,

Toledo, Ohio, USA.

University of Toledo,

Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Dhaka University,

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhaka University,

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Holy Cross College


Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Subject


English Literature

English Literature & Linguistics.
English Literature & Language
English Literature &

Language

Science

Degree

Ph.D.


MA

MA


BA Honors
HSC

Class/CGPA


3.72 on a scale of 4


3.72 on a scale of 4


Second Class, 4th
Second

Class,


2nd

Second Division



Year


2001
1988-90


1981-82

1979-81

1972-74


Name of Institution


Holy Cross High

School, Dhaka,

Bangladesh.

Subject
Humanities

Degree
SSC

Class
First

Division


Year
1972



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



Institution




North South University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Independent University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sunnydale

BAF Shaheen

Position


Former
Chair, Department of English
Head, English Institute
Associate Professor

English Department

Courses Taught:

 Research Paper Writing

 Composition Skills

Modern Literature/Linguistics

 Contemporary Literature

 Language & Culture



  • South Asian Literature

  • Sociolinguistic

  • Vocabulary Building/Morphology &Syntax

  • Psycholinguistic

  • Women’s Studies

Part Time Faculty

Language Center

Courses Taught:

 Reading Skills

 Writing Skills
Senior Instructor

English Language

& Literature

Courses Taught:

O’&A’LevelEnglish Language

O’&A’LevelEnglish Literature
Acting Vice Principal

Senior Teacher (English)



Duties &Period
Office Administration

 Student Affairs

* Taking Classes

From1997-Present

From1997-1983

1995-1997

1994-1995


Institution

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Owens Technical College

Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Community Technical

College, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Tejgaon College

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position

Graduate Teaching Assistant



Courses Taught:

 English Composition I & II

 Business Report Writing

 Interpretation of Literature

 Film as Literature

* Women in World Literature


Lecturer, English



Courses Taught:

 Composition I & II

 World Literature

 Experience in Literature

Lecturer, English

Courses Taught:

 Composition I & II



Lecturer, English

Courses Taught:

 Composition & Grammar

 British & American Poetry

and Fictio


1988-1993

1990-1993

1988-1993


1986-1988

INTERESTS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Convocation Marshall for Convocations of North South University 2011, 2012, 2013

External Panel Member of PhD and MA Thesis Evaluation Committee of:

Mother Theresa University, India 2014 - Present

Bharatidashan University, Talim Nadu, India 2011 – Present

Bhartiar University, Tamil Nadu, India 2011 – Present

Dhaka University, Bangladesh 2009 – Present

BRAC University 2012- Present

Eastern University, Bangladesh 2009 – Present

Member of IATFL 2004 – Present
Member of Asia TEFL 2004 – Present
Member of BELTA ( Bangladesh English Language Teachers' Assoc.) 2003 - Present

Faculty Advisor of NSUSS (Culture Club North South Uni.) 2003-20015


Member of Rotary Club Dhaka South 2003-Present

Member of AAA (American Alumni Association) 2002 - Present

Member of Begum Rokeya Swarani Samiti 2002-Present

Member of Bangladesh Federation of University Women 1997 – Present


Member of Readers Club 1998 – Present

Convenor Magazine Committee Sunnydale 1997 – 1999

Organizer Debate Club of Sunnydale 1997 - 1999

Convenor Magazine Committee BAF SEMS 1993 – 1996

Organizer Debate Club of BAF SEMS 1993 – 1996

Organizer Drama Club of BAF SEMS 1993 – 1996

Vice President of Student Council of Holy Cross College 1973 – 1974

Member of Editorial Board of Holy Cross School Magazine 1970 – 1972

Member and Organizer of Cultural Program Committee of 1970 - 1972

Holy Cross School

Class President of Holy Cross High School 1968 – 1972

Team Leader of Girls Guides 1968 – 1972



TRAININGS, WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS ATTENDED

Name of Training Programs & Organizing Authority Date

Conferences Attended

Conference on Culture and Teaching

Language and Lit in Coimbatore Bharatiar University February 2015
Conference on New Technology

In Teaching , Moscow MGIMO University, October 2013


Oman International ELT Conf. Sultan Qaboos University April 2013
Annual Conference of LAN Literary Association of Nepal April 2012
Conference on Dickens and Browning BRAC University, Dhaka July 2012
Seminar on Tennessee Williams IUB, Dhaka February2012
Training as Examiner Trainer for IDP (Australia) & British May 2006, 2008,

IELTS (International English Lang. Council 2010, 2012

Testing Services)
Sixth International Conference on Athens Institute of Research May 2004

Education and Education, Greece

Conference on Ethnic Studies ICESS, Srilanka June 2002
Seminar on Women Studies BRAC August 2002
Commemorative Seminar on Rokeya Rokeya Swarani Samiti December 2002
Begum Rokeya Dibosh Seminar Rokeya Swarani Samiti December 2003
Professional Communication Harvard Summer June – August 2000

Workshop School


Advance Writing Workshop Harvard Summer June – August 2000

School

IELTS (Oral & Written Examiner) UCLES August 1998

(International English Language (University of Cambridge

Testing Services). Local Examinations Syndicate).

BEC 1/BEC 2/BEC3 UCLES April 1998

(Business English Certificate (University of Cambridge

Examiner Training Program) Local Examination Syndicate).


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded Second Prize in Short Story 1992


Writing Competition organized by University of Toledo,

Toledo, Ohio, USA.


Awarded a Merit Scholarship by the Board of Intermediate and 1974 Secondary Education, Dhaka for HSC results
Awarded a Merit Scholarship by the Board of Intermediate and 1972 Secondary Education , Dhaka for SSC results


PUBLICATION

Collected Articles: Critiquing social problems from a Feminist angle, by The Daily Star Publication (to come out soon)


Fire on the Hills: A Collection of Short Stories. Book on short stories.
Teaching Writing Skills Using the Magic of Technology. Paper presented at MGIMO University, Moscow. (Conference Proceedings)
A Fallacy Called Love in New Age Eid Special Edition
Developing Writing Skills of the Internet Generation (Conference Proceedings, Sultan Qaboos University)

“Of Good Women and Bad: A Feminist Rereading of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath”

(accepted by LAN Conference Proceedings)

“Charles Dickens: A Neglected Feminist Icon” (Conference Proceedings)


“The Mother and Daughter Relationship in Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner”

(accepted by IUB Annual Journal)


“Portrayal of Woman’s Sexuality in American Realistic Novel,” Panini, vol 5,
“The Literariness in a Work of Literature,” Stamford Journal of English, vol 3, 2007.

"Toward an Ecriture Feminine." Panini, vol 3, a journal of scholarly works on Language & Literature.

"The Problems of Non-native Speaking English Teachers in Communicative Language Teaching Classroom as opposed to Native Speaking Teachers." Education Themes, Proceedings from the 6th International Conference on Education.
“The Testing of Sir Gawain. A reversal of a Medieval Tradition” Panini,vol 1, a journal of scholarly works on Language and Literature.
“Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain and Contemporary Utopian Thoughts.” A commemorative publication on Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain.
“Home.” Tuesdays and Thursdays with Maxine. Harvard Summer School Chapbook.
"The Hellenic Encounter." The Independent. 20 July 2004: 12.
Short Stories, poems and articles in School, College and University Magazines.
"Toward an Ecriture Feminine: A Comparative Study of Feminist Writing in America and South Asian Women Writers." A paper presented in Srilanka Conference on Ethnic Studies. Pending publication by ICESS.
Begum Rokeya and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Comparative study of Feminism. Paper presented at BRAC Seminar on Women Studies. Pending publication by BRAC.
Rokeya O Biggyan. Paper presented at Seminar on Rokeya Dibosh, arranged by Rokeya Swarani Samiti. Pending publication by Atomic Energy Commission.
Currently working on a novel (In process)
Dissertation : Toward an Ecriture Feminine. The pioneering efforts of Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain and Charlotte Perkins Gilman in establishing a female literary tradition. Pending publication.
A Biography of Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain in English. (In progress)

Publications Pending:



  1. Mother Daughter Relationship in A Glass Menagerie by

Tennessee Williams. Paper presented at Independent University Conference: Tennessee William’s Centennial Celebration




  1. Dickens: A Neglected Feminist Icon. Paper Presented at

Conference on Remapping of Charles Dickens and

Robert Browning for the Contemporary World at BRAC

University
iii. Of Good Women and Bad: Rereading Chaucer’s The Wife of

Bath. Paper Presented at Annual Conference organized by Literary Association of Nepal (LAN)


  1. Teacher Role in Alleviating Anxiety in Language Classroom Paper presented in SPELT Conference, to be published in SPELT Quartlerly




  1. Toward an Ecriture Feminine: Paper presented in Srilanka Conference on Ethnic Studies, to be published in ICESS Journal

vi. Begum Rokeya and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Comparative

Study of Feminism: Paper presented at BRAC University

Seminar on Women Studies by BRAC




  1. Rokeya O Biggyan: Paper presented at Seminar on Rokeya

Dibosh, arranged by Rokeya Swarani Samiti, to be published

by Atomic Energy Commission


International Conferences and Workshops Attended:

i. Conference on Culture & Teaching in Bharatiar Uni. Coimbatore

ii. Moscow Conference at MGIMO University, in Moscow

iii. Conference at Sultan Qaboos University, in Oman

iv. Conference organized by Literary Association of Nepal, in Nepal

v. 23rd Conference of SPELT Pakistan in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad

and Multan (presented papers at all four cities)

vi. Sixth International Conference on Education in Athens, Greece

vii.. Conference on South Asian Ethnic Studies in Colombo, Srilanka

viii. Workshop on Advanced Professional Writing at Harvard University,

in USA


ix. Workshop on Communication at Harvard University, in USA


Local Conferences and Seminars Attended:
i. Conference organized by BRAC University: Remapping Dickens for the

Contemporary World

ii. Conference organized by Independent University Bangladesh: Tennessee

William’s Centennial Celebration

iii. Seminar on Language Teaching Methodology, organized by Eastern

University

iv. BELTA National Conference 2004 in Dhaka

vi. Seminar on Women Studies at BRAC University

vii. Commemorative Seminar on Rokeya at Rokeya Swarani Samiti

viii. Begum Rokeya Dibosh Seminar (Rokeya Swarani Samiti)



University Services:

i. Chair English Department, North South University

ii. Marshal for the 15th, 16th & 17th Convocation at NSU

iii. Head of Modern Language Institute, North South University

iv. Faculty Advisor, NSUSS (Cultural Club at NSU)

vi. Coordinator French Language Course

vii. Coordinator Certificate in English Proficiency (CEP) Course


  1. viii.. Conference Director, Asia TEFL

ix. Coordinator Fund-raising Committee, BELTA (an association to

  1. promote English Language teaching in Bangladesh)

  2. x. External Evaluator of Doctoral Thesis Committee, Bharatiar

  3. University, Tamil Nadu, India

  4. xi. External Evaluator of Doctoral Thesis Committee, Bharatidashan

  5. University, Coimbatore, India

xii. External Evaluator of Doctoral Thesis Committee, Mother Theresa

University, India


Community Services:

i. Secretary Rotary Club Dkaka South

ii. Director Community Services, Rotary Club Dhaka South


  1. iii. Member of Rokeya Swarani Samiti

  2. iv. Internationally Certified Examiner of Speaking and Writing Tests for

  3. IELTS (IDP, Australia)

  4. v. IELTS Examiner Trainer since 2004 for IDP Australia

  5. vi. Internationally Certified Examiner of BEC I,II &III (Business English

  6. Certificate Examiner Training Program) University of Cambridge

  7. Local Examinations Syndicate.


Teaching Evaluation:

i. Certificate for Excellence in Teaching March 5, 2001

ii. Certificate for Excellence in Teaching July 17, 2001

OTHER SKILLS
Fluent in all aspects of Bengali & English, Working Knowledge in various software packages (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel).
Organizing of Convocation Ceremonies, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Cultural Programs.
Creative Writing

REFEREES

Dr. Clarence Lindsay Dr. Khalequzzaman Elias

Chairman, Examination Committee Professor

Department of English Language & Literature North South University

University of Toledo Banani, Dhaka 1213

Toledo, Ohio, USA Bangladesh

(419) - 537 - 2318 8852000 ext. 2001
Dr. S. I. Choudhury Dr. Sarah Lundquist

Rtd. Professor of English Graduate Student Advisor

University of Dhaka Department of English

Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Toledo

PBX - 500010 - 9 Ext. 251 Toledo, Ohio, USA

505180 - 9 Ext. 252 (419) 537-2318



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