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Asif Iqbal
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Email: iqbalas2@msu.edu

Asif Iqbal is a doctoral student (ABD) of English at Michigan State University. His dissertation project focuses on the 1947 and 1971 Partitions through the lens of Bengali/Bangladeshi literatures in the vernacular, in translation and in English. The project will argue that the two partitions should be understood from the perspective of postcolonial cultural formation and its relation to the nation Bangladesh. Asif Iqbal has been published in journals such as South Asian Review and has participated in conferences pertaining to postcolonial South Asia and beyond. He is also a bi-lingual essayist and poet with publications in Maps & Metaphors: Writings by Young Writers from Bangladesh and United Kingdom (2006) and in 9th Edge: Creative Writings from Bangladesh (2012).

Recent Conference Participation:

2019 Organizer of the Panel, "Textual Transactions in Bangladeshi/Bengali Literatures." Presentation, "Bengali/Bangladeshi Literature in the World, "MLA Annual Convention, Chicago.

2019 Presenter and Chair, Panel: "Resistance, Borders, Conflict in South Asian Literature." Presentation: "Partition of East Bengal in Shahidulla Kaiser's Sangsaptak." at the South Asian Literary Association Conference (SALA), Chicago.