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Nazry Bahrawi

PhD Research

    • Sacred Impulses, Sacrilegious Worlds: Utopian Desire and Secular Philosophy in the Fictions of Graham Greene and Naguib Mahfouz


      • Prof. Susan Bassnett, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick


        • Comparative Literature: Malay and Indonesian (2011/12). Malay Language and Literature, SIM University, Singapore.
        • Islam and the Malays (2011). Malay Language and Literature, SIM University, Singapore.
        • Religion and Culture in the Modern World (2011). College of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Singapore.
        • Modes of Reading (2010/11). Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

        Conferences and Lectures

          • "Islam and the Civil State: Egypt's post-revolution Ikhwan from the lens of Indonesia's civil Islam". The Arab Uprisings and the Future of Islamic Political Thought, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, 29 May 2012.
          • "Let a Hundred Flowers Blossom: From the Jasmine Revolution to the Quiet Springs of Asean". The Arab Uprisings One Year Later: Examining the Possibilities and Risks, Middle East Institute, The Hilton Singapore, 24-25 May 2012.
          • "Robohnya Surau Kami: Malay Literature or Global Literature?", CITA: Seni dan Sastera, The Arts House Singapore, 18 Feb 2012.
          • "The Middle East and Asia". Introduction to the Contemporary Middle East Lecture Series, Middle East Institute, Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, 14 Feb 2012.
          • "The post-9/11 Discourse on Moderate Islam in South-east Asia". 9/11 A Decade Later: Case Closed?, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, 12 Sep 2011.
          • "History, Narrative and the Muslim Other: Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist as a 'counterhistory' to post-9/11 Islamophobia". The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature Conference, London Notre Dame Centre, 14-16 Jul 2011.
          • "Reading the Postsecular in Fiction: The Case for Utopian Theologics", The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 24-26 Jun 2011. (upcoming)
          • "Translation as Incest: Ideology, Patronage and Translation in the Malay Translation of Syed Hussein Alatas' The Myth of the Lazy Native". The Fourth Asian Translation Traditions Conference, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 15-17 Dec 2010.
          • "The Singapore Story: Time for a Post-Pragmatic Turn?", The Young Singaporeans' Conference 2010, Institute of Policy Studies, Amara Resort Sentosa, 11 Nov 2010.
          • "Humanistic Islamism as Non-Western Utopianism: A Comparative Literary Analysis of Its Utopian Impulses in the Fiction of Naguib Mahfouz and Pramoedya Ananta Toer". 2010 International Society of Religion, Literature and Culture (ISRLC) Conference, University of Oxford, 23-26 Sep 2010.
          • "Reading 'Other' Utopias: Theorising Religious Utopian Impulse as a Postcolonial Literary Strategy", Sixth Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2010, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, 30 Jun 2010.





                  • "Strata". Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Vol. 8 No. 3 Jul 2009.


                    • "(Dis)solving Identity Politics of Southeast Asian Muslims". Stitching the Wound: Arahmaini in Bangkok, Jim Thompson Foundation: Bangkok, 2006. (Chapter)
                    • Islamic Thinkers, Ed: Mariani Yahya, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore: Singapore, 2005. (Translator)


                        Academic Scholarships/Honours

                          • British Chevening Scholarship, 2008/09.
                          • SIM University (UniSIM) Student Ambassador, 2008/09.
                          • The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore Postgraduate Study Grant, 2009/10.
                          • Muhammadiyah Ibnu Sina Study Award, 2010/11.





                            Literature and Theology

                             Stitching the Wound

                            Islamic Thinkers