Tania Islam | Vidyashilp University Faculty

Dr. Tania Islam

Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Design Studies
Former Assistant Professor, Adamas University, West Bengal, India
Former Research Fellow,
Center for the Humanities at Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
M.A. and Ph.D. in English, Temple University, U.S.A.
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Biography
Professional Education
Teaching Courses
Research Interests
Selected Publications
Biography

Dr. Tania Islam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Liberal Arts and Design Studies at Vidyashilp University. Prior to joining VU, she was an Assistant Professor at Adamas University, in Kolkata. Dr. Islam has more than a decade of experience teaching core English, interdisciplinary foundation, and writing courses. She received her Ph.D. in English from Temple University in Philadelphia (U.S.A.) She holds a double Master’s in English: one from the University of Calcutta, and another from Temple University. While at Temple, she received her “Teaching in Higher Education” and “Online Canvas Teaching” certifications as well. Dr. Islam’s research interests showcase her training in core Liberal Arts and interdisciplinary domains. Her doctoral dissertation titled “Things Left Unsaid: Historical Silences and Multiethnic Women’s Fiction” examined the ways in which narratives plug historical gaps. As such, she enjoys the challenge of teaching numerous courses at the same time, but the one course close to her heart will always be a course on food culture which she had designed while at Temple University. Presently, she is working on her first book project, which is a reworking and expansion of her doctoral thesis.


Professional Education
  • Ph.D. in English (Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.) - 2022
  • M.A. in English (Temple University,Philadelphia, U.S.A.) - 2016
  • M.A. in English (University of Calcutta) - 2013
  • B.A. (Hons.) in English (St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata) - 2011

Teaching Courses
  • Introduction to Writing (Odd semester, 2023)
  • Academic Writing (Even semester, 2024)
  • Foundation Seminar (Even semester, 2024)

Research Interests
  • 20th/21st centuries contemporary fiction
  • Post-1945 American Literature
  • Transnationalism
  • Trauma Studies
  • Memory Studies

Selected Publications
  • "T.S. Eliot and his ‘The Second Order Mind’". The Unspoken Words: A Study of T.S. Eliot’s Critical Writings, edited by Sarbojit Biswas and Saptarshi Mallick, New Delhi: Alfa Publishing House, 2021, pp. 123-130
  • "Goethe: Poet, Sage, Great European". The Unspoken Words: A Study of T.S. Eliot’s Critical Writings, edited by Sarbojit Biswas and Saptarshi Mallick, New Delhi: Alfa Publishing House, 2021, pp. 149-152
  • Groner, Rachael and Tania Islam. "Sustaining Empathy and Community in a Large First-Year Writing Program". PARS for Writing Programs, edited by Jessie Borgman and Casey McArdle, 2023

Dr. Tania Islam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Liberal Arts and Design Studies at Vidyashilp University. Prior to joining VU, she was an Assistant Professor at Adamas University, in Kolkata. Dr. Islam has more than a decade of experience teaching core English, interdisciplinary foundation, and writing courses. She received her Ph.D. in English from Temple University in Philadelphia (U.S.A.) She holds a double Master’s in English: one from the University of Calcutta, and another from Temple University. While at Temple, she received her “Teaching in Higher Education” and “Online Canvas Teaching” certifications as well. Dr. Islam’s research interests showcase her training in core Liberal Arts and interdisciplinary domains. Her doctoral dissertation titled “Things Left Unsaid: Historical Silences and Multiethnic Women’s Fiction” examined the ways in which narratives plug historical gaps. As such, she enjoys the challenge of teaching numerous courses at the same time, but the one course close to her heart will always be a course on food culture which she had designed while at Temple University. Presently, she is working on her first book project, which is a reworking and expansion of her doctoral thesis.

  • Ph.D. in English (Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.) - 2022
  • M.A. in English (Temple University,Philadelphia, U.S.A.) - 2016
  • M.A. in English (University of Calcutta) - 2013
  • B.A. (Hons.) in English (St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata) - 2011
  • Introduction to Writing (Odd semester, 2023)
  • Academic Writing (Even semester, 2024)
  • Foundation Seminar (Even semester, 2024)
  • 20th/21st centuries contemporary fiction
  • Post-1945 American Literature
  • Transnationalism
  • Trauma Studies
  • Memory Studies
  • "T.S. Eliot and his ‘The Second Order Mind’". The Unspoken Words: A Study of T.S. Eliot’s Critical Writings, edited by Sarbojit Biswas and Saptarshi Mallick, New Delhi: Alfa Publishing House, 2021, pp. 123-130
  • "Goethe: Poet, Sage, Great European". The Unspoken Words: A Study of T.S. Eliot’s Critical Writings, edited by Sarbojit Biswas and Saptarshi Mallick, New Delhi: Alfa Publishing House, 2021, pp. 149-152
  • Groner, Rachael and Tania Islam. "Sustaining Empathy and Community in a Large First-Year Writing Program". PARS for Writing Programs, edited by Jessie Borgman and Casey McArdle, 2023
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