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Teaching English literature at IIUM: Islamic perspectives on selected twentieth-century texts

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2015) Teaching English literature at IIUM: Islamic perspectives on selected twentieth-century texts. In: The 2nd International Conference on Islam, Economic, Banking, Social Science, Communication and Education (IEBBSSCE2-2015), 29-30 May 2015, Millennium Hotel Sirih, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Among the humanities and social sciences disciplines, English literature is perhaps the most contentious subject as it carries subtle ideological and cultural impacts and significance. Right from the beginning of its introduction in British India and elsewhere, the most prominent consideration was its inherent worth as a carrier of values and norms. Under the surface of its seemingly value-neutral tag, English literature promotes ideas, beliefs and philosophies which can potentially influence its learners and practitioners. Based on this theoretical premise, this paper will establish the necessity of critically evaluating English literary texts in a Muslim setting and of bringing in Islamic perspectives in pedagogical practices at such an Islamic university as International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). It will discuss few twentieth-century English literary works and suggest ways of looking at them from Islamic viewpoint.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6409/43819
Uncontrolled Keywords: English literature, International Islamic University Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 14:50
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015 14:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43819

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