Dr. Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf “…Writings in English by Malaysian Muslim Women Writers”

“Breaking the Silence: Writings in English by Malaysian Muslim Women Writers”
Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m.

Ellis Hall 103 (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/ellis.html)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Dr. Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf is associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her blog (http://i-glass.blogspot.com/).

…an opportunity to share her own creative writing with the audience. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, her master’s at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and her doctorate at The Flinders University in Australia. Her areas of interest are women’s writing, world literature in English, Malaysian and Singaporean literature, the English Renaissance and literary theory and criticism. She has published widely in these fields, including the co-authored study entitled “Colonial to Global: Malaysian Women’s Writing in English, 1940s-1990s,” and she has spoken on diverse topics, such as “The Image of Islam in Western Literature, Including Shakespeare’s Plays.” She is currently conducting literary research at Cornell University, as a Fulbright recipient. Her presentations at WVU Parkersburg are funded in part by a Fulbright travel grant. (http://www.wvup.edu/Releases_2007/speakers_series.htm)

Presented by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (http://www.ohiou.edu/seas/), Center for International Studies (http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/).

Contact: Karla Schneider at 740-593-1841

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