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Joynul Abedin

Associate Professor
English Language and Literature


Muhammad Joynul Abedin, a PhD candidate at the distinguished School of Humanities, University of Science Malaysia (USM), a QS top-ranked institution, commenced his tenure as an Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at USTC in October 2023. With an impressive fourteen-year career in academia, Mr. Abedin has previously contributed his expertise to esteemed institutions like Prime University, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology, and East West University.  

His scholarly contributions extend to reputable international journals, including those indexed by Web of Science Clarivate, DOAJ, and Google Scholar. Mr. Abedin’s intellectual prowess is further demonstrated through presentations at academic conferences held at HERSO, Pune, India; USM, Penang; and UniSZA, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Mr. Abedin’s academic journey has been marked by notable achievements, such as receiving the ‘Remarkable Performance’ award at the World Literature Center, Dhaka, in 2002 while participating from Notre Dame College. Demonstrating a commitment to innovative research, his notable works encompass a subaltern reading of Manik Bandaphdhay in Translation, a Marxist interpretation of Eugene O’Neill, as well as explorations into postmodern identity, identity politics, and family dynamics in contemporary American playwrights.

ORCHID: 0009-0000-1717-6908


  • Bachelor of Arts in English at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Sylhet.
  • Master of Arts in English at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Sylhet.
  • Submitted 1st draft of PhD thesis in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Science Malaysia (USM).  

Program Affiliated

  • BA (Hons) in English Literature
  • MA in English Literature  

Areas of Interest

  • Postmodern Identity
  • Psychoanalytic Criticism
  • Family Systems Theory

Courses Taught

  • History of Western Thoughts
  • Literary Theory
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation
  • American Literature
  • English Prose
  • Post-colonial Literature

Journals & Articles

  • Abedin, M. J., Suzana M. (2022). Alienation In American Drama: A Marxist Reading Of O’Neill’s Desire Under The Elms. IDEAS A Journal of Literature Arts and Culture, Volume 8, 2022-2023
  • Abedin, M. J., Suzana M. (2022). You Are What You Have: The Construction Of Postmodern Identity And ‘Triangling’ In O’Neill’s Desire Under The Elms. Proceedings of International Conference of Malay, Arabic, and English Literature (ICMAEL, 2022)
  • Sharmin, F. Abedin, M. J. (2021) Unaffectionate Fathers in American Literature: A Comparative Study of the Characters of Ephraim Cabot and Dr Adler Journal of Research and Multidisciplinary 4 (2), 483-492
  • Abedin, M. J., & Muhammad, S. (2019). Alienation and Endangered Relationship in Saul Bellow’s Seize the Day. The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences EpSBS, LXVIII (November), 1-XX. (Clarivate CPCI)
  • Abedin, M. J. H., & Tushar, R. H. (2018). Identity & Personal Freedom in A Capitalist Society: A Study of O’neill’s Desire Under the Elms. Journal of Higher Education & Research Society, 6(1), 534–540.
  • Abedin, M. J. (2014). The Socio-cultural Conditions Reflecting Contemporary Time and Historical Elements in Arabian Nights English Studies International Research Journal 2(1)
  • Abedin, M. J. (2014). Literature Representing Fourth World: The Insight of Fourth World Folks Found in The Padma Boatman by Manik Bandapaddhay. Journal of Higher Education & Research Society, October (1).