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Nazua Idris standing in front of a waterfall

Nazua Idris

Graduate Student Instructor

Email — nazua.idris@wsu.edu

About

Nazua Idris is a PhD student in Literary Studies in the Department of English, Washington State University. She obtained BA (Hons) in English and MA in English Literature from the Department of English, University of Dhaka and a second MA in Literary Studies from the Department of English, WSU. Before coming to WSU, she worked as a full-time faculty in the Department of English, East West University Bangladesh. Her research interest involves the exploration of the intersections of 19th and early 20th century transatlantic literature, postcolonial and decolonial digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

Selected Presentations

Electronic Literature: Critical Engagements and Pedagogical Possibilities (collaborative Scalar project), presented in a panel titled “Documenting a Graduate Course in Electronic Literature with Scalar,” at ELO special session “Making, Preserving, and Curating Born-Digital Literature,” MLA Convention 2020.

“Decolonizing Nineteenth-Century British Canonical Fiction through Digital Visualization Tools.” The 117th Annual Conference, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), 2019.

“Reimagining a Black Future through Historical Re-emergences: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer as an Afrofuturist Text.” The 116th Annual Conference, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), 2018.

“Information Literacy in the Age of the Hashtag Generation.” 10th Annual Inland InfoLit Retreat, 2018.

“De-Selfing as Defense: Anxieties of Inherited Political Selves in Sui Sin Far’s and Yiyun Li’s Memoirs.” The 72nd Annual Convention of the RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), 2018.

Awards

WSU’s Learning Communities Excellence Award for 2020