TEACHING ENGLISH LITERATURE AT IIUM: ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES ON SELECTED TWENTIETH-CENTURY TEXTS

Authors

  • Md Mahmudul Hasan

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 a few twentieth-century English literary works
and suggest ways of looking at them from the Islamic viewpoint.

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Published

2016-06-01

How to Cite

Hasan, Md Mahmudul. 2016. “TEACHING ENGLISH LITERATURE AT IIUM: ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES ON SELECTED TWENTIETH-CENTURY TEXTS”. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) 21 (1). https://journals.iium.edu.my/shajarah/index.php/shaj/article/view/401.

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