PhD in English Literature (Partition Texts and their Film Adaptations)


  • Akram, A., & Anwar, N. (2021). Adapting History in Fiction and Film: The Pre-Partition Turmoil and Anglo-Indian Predicament in Bhowani Junction. Historicus – Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 68(3). (ISSN: 0030-9796). PP 113-138. Retrieved from    (Published: 3-July-2021)

  • Akram, A. (2020). Adaptation or Historical Anomaly? Partition Narratives and Their Visual Counterparts. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol-18 (I). (ISSN: 2222-5706). pp 13-34.   (Published: 30-Nov-2020)

  • Akram, A., Jajja, M. A. (2018). The Maternal Dilemma and Nuptial Ordeals in Jodi Picoult’s Fiction: The Lens of Maternal Feminism. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies. Vol-7. (ISSN: 2072-0394). pp 19-38.   (Published: 31-Dec-2018)

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    1. Member of MLA (Modern Language Association) — the largest and most prestigious organization in the Humanities.

    2. Member of NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Diversity Caucus, 2022-2023.

    3. Lead Operational Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Research in Humanities, published by the Institute of English Studies, University of the Punjab Lahore, since December 2021.

    4. Vice President (Education) and previously the Secretary of the Executive Committee, UE Toastmasters Club (Club Charter: 6988421, Personal Membership Number: 07080692) from March 2018 to September 2021, officially affiliated with Toastmasters International, USA— a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. I am honored to be one of the founding executive members of the first Toastmasters’ club established in a public sector university in Pakistan.

    5. Member of PUAN (Pakistan-US Alumni Network) since May 2019 (Membership ID: 30123).

    6. Member of the Editorial Committee (now Managing Editor), Journal of Research in Humanities (JRH), published by the Institute of English Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore (December 2021- Present).

    7. Served as a Member of Advisory Editorial Board for JASS (Journal of Arts and Social Sciences), published by Lahore College for Women University, Lahore (LCWU) from 2014 to 2017.

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