Department of English
Abu Saleh Md. Rafi  Senior Lecturer
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Abu Saleh Md. Rafi
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Department of English
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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  • MA English Language, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom.
  • PhD in English, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh (To be awarded in 2018)
  • M. Phil (Session 2013-14), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
  • M.A. & B.A. (Honours) in English, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

In the United Kingdom:

Annual Hopkins Lecture: Professor David Crystal
Title of the Lecture:  ‘Where have all the dialect words gone? Hopkins and a disappearing dictionary.’
Venue: EDEN Lecture Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, the United Kingdom.
Date: Friday 4th March, 2016






Linguistics Research Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Loester

University of Winchester, United Kingdom

4 November, 2015

"Linguistic landscapes in Winchester and Southampton: What’s your heritage?"

Linguistics Research Seminar
Speaker: Dr. James Hawkey

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

4 December, 2015

“Attitudes towards minority languages in a multilingual context: The cases of Catalan and French in Northern Catalonia”

Linguistics Research Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Mercedes Durham

University of Cardiff, United Kingdom

24 February 2016

"Attitudes, salience and language change: What twitter can teach us (about the Welsh accent)"



Linguistics Research Seminar
Speaker:  Dr. Melanie Evans

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

2  March, 2016

"Royal family networks: Exploring language variation and change in Tudor Court English correspondence"

Linguistics Research Seminar
Speaker: Caroline Rowland

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

13 April, 2016

"How do children learn syntax? Evidence from production, comprehension and explanatory models"

Linguistics Research Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Nicola Puckey

University of Winchester, , United Kingdom

13 January, 2016

"Challenges to the linguistic construction of womanhood: Does a woman need a vagina?"

In Bangladesh:

  1. Completed the ten-week online teacher training course: "Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages'" with distinction during the period April 7, 2014 through June 13, 2014 which is equivalent to 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) of 100 Hours of Instruction.
  2. Participated in a workshop on “Teaching Studies: Participatory Engaging Teaching” by HRD Institute, from June 03, 2013 to August 03, 2013, facilitated by Yousuf M Islam, PhD Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering and Executive Director, Human Resources Development Institute (HRDI), Computer Science & Engineering Department, Daffodil International University.
  3. Participated in a seminar on “Postmodern Fiction”, facilitated by Professor Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, held at DIU Auditorium, on 27th June, 2013.
  4. Participated in an “English Teacher Development Programme” facilitated by Dr.Steve Cornwell, Dr.Ann McLellan Howard, Tim Newfields and Marian Wang, organized by BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association) held at Presidency University, Dhaka, on 6th and 7th September, 2013.
  5. Participated in a seminar on ‘Structuralism’, organized by the Department of English, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, on 30 November 2013, facilitated by Dr.Shamsad Murtaza, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka.
  6. Attended a workshop on "Teaching writing: Assessments & Feedback" organized by BELTA-IML, on January 3, 2014 at Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, facilitated by Dr. Sharmin Khan, Department of Linguistics and Language Development, San Jose State University, California, USA.
  7. Attended an ELT Workshop on ‘Interactive Reading Activities’  held on Saturday, August 30,2014 organized by The American Center, facilitated by Ms. Jimalee Sowell, English Language Fellow, The U.S. Embassy, Dhaka.
  8. Attended an ELT Workshop on “How Learning Works: Brain-Based Approach,” and “Best Practices for Teaching Writing,” held on December 6,2014 organized by Department of English, Daffodil International University , facilitated by  Dr. Rosa Fagundes, Fulbright Scholar, Department of English, University of Dhaka.
  9. Attended a Workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 organized by the Department of English, Daffodil International University, facilitated by Dr. Sanyat Sattar, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University and Dr. Sayeedur Rahman, Associate Professor, IML, Dhaka University.
  10. Attended a “Teachers Training Program” by Dr. Wendy A. Garland, specialist in the instructional strategies and effective teaching –learning methods, on 23 May 2015 at Daffodil International University.

Sociolinguistics, Literature in Englishes, Cultural Studies, TESOL, American Literature, Contemporary Literary theories, Film & Media Studies

 Editor :
1) Executive Editor, “Issues and Challenges in Teaching Tertiary Students”, Abstract Compilation, Spring Seminar 2015, English Department, UC, Daffodil Int’l University.
2) Reviewer, International Invention Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IIJASS).



Conference Papers:

  • Paper presented in the 2nd International Conference on “Thinking Otherwise with/in English Studies”, organized by Dept. of English, Jahangirnagar University, May 2011. Title of the paper: “Seeing otherwise: The contemporary representation of Liberation War on Celluloid”
  • Presented own dissertation in the 1st Graduate Seminar in the Dept. of English, Jahangirnagar University, October 2011. Title of the paper: “Re-channelling the Myth of Masculinity: The Emergence of Androgyny in the Bangladeshi Media”.
  • Paper presented in Conference on “Transgressing/ translocating Boundaries”, organised by Dept of English, Jahangirnagar University, June 2012. Title of the paper: “Defence for Daddy’s deviant daughters: Reading Shakespeare’s King Lear as a transgressive fiction in conjunction with Plath’s ‘Daddy’.
  • Paper presented in conference “The influence of Shakespeare” organised by Department of English, North South University, December 2012. Title of the Paper: “Troubled Political Dynasties in Fiction and Real World: A socio-cultural Reading of King Lear in Conjunction with Shahjahan
  • Paper accepted in the XXth Congress of The International Comparative Literature Association, Paris-Sorbonne University, France, July 2013. Title of the Paper: In Search of “Affinity”: A Comparative Study between Waliullah’s Chander Amabasya and Camus’ The Outsider’
  •  Paper presented in the NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers Associate) Conference 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal, on 1 March 2014. Title of the paper: “Teaching English to Foreign Students in Bangladesh: Problems and Solutions.”
  • Paper presented in The 3rd Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3-2014), Bangkok, Thailand, 9 June 2014.
  • Paper presented in The 4th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3-2015), Singapore, 8th June 2015. Title of the paper: “The Cyborg Entity in Gibson’s Neuromancer: An Idealistic “Cyborg Manifesto?”
  1. ‘Disparity of English in Bilingual Education Policy: A Study of Conflicting Attitude among Three Streams of Students in Bangladesh’- research completed in the Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom.
  2. ‘Frost’s Idea of “Walling In” or “Walling Out”: A Study of Postmodern Dilemmas in the Postcolonial World of Kathryn Stockett and Amitav Ghosh” –ongoing M.Phil project in Jahangirnagar University.
  1. International Postgraduate scholarship, 2015, Liverpool Hope University, The United Kingdom.
  2.  Tuition Scholarship 2014 on TESOL, offered by Department of Linguistics, American English Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
  3. Merit Scholarship, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 Bangladesh.

Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA), Global Science and Technology Forum,Singapore, Asia TEFL, American Cultural Center, Dhaka, UO Alumni Association.

  1. Member, Meeting of Staff/Student Liaison Committee, Liverpool Hope University.
  2. Member, Curriculum co-design process, The English Language undergraduate programme, Liverpool University.
  3. Part-time Faculty, Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University.
  4. Lecturer in English Studies, State University of Bangladesh
  5. Lecturer in English, Bangladesh University.