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Sheena Baharudin

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Sheena Baharudin is currently Assistant Professor of Literature, School of English, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Her areas of research include New Media in Contemporary Poetry, Literature and Performance, Malaysian and Singaporean Literature in English, and Creative Writing Theory and Practice. Her latest publication is a bilingual collection of poems entitled, All the Bodies We've Embraced (Kuala Lumpur: Perfect Binding). In 2015, she published her first collection of poems, Rhymes for Mending Hearts (Selut Books, 2013).

Expertise Summary

Sheena Baharudin is a poet-educator, multimedia poet and spoken word artist with more than ten years of experience in the field of verbal arts. She is a two-time TedX speaker and has participated in both solo and ensemble performances at various art events including Urbanscapes, Iskarnival Festival, Melaka Arts Festival, Georgetown Literary Festival, Singapore's Lit Up Festival and London's National Poetry Library. Her poems have been translated into Spanish and French, and featured in several local and international anthologies.

Teaching Summary

Postgraduate modules:

Poetry: Form and Context (ENGL 4298)

Creative Writing Workshop (ENGL 4299)

Undergraduate modules:

Studying Literature (ENGL 1033)

Beginning Creative Writing (ENGL 1037)

Writing for Performance (ENGL 2031)

Modern British Fiction since 1950 (ENGL 3074 / 3081)

Research Summary

I am currently part of a creative research project that focuses on translating deaf poetry into multimedia poetry. This project is funded by British Council's Connections Through Culture (CTC) arts… read more

Recent Publications

  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2020. 'Biarkan' and 'Buana'. In: WANI ARDY, ed., Untuk Perempuan yang Bernama HELIUM BOOKS. 104-107
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, ed., 2018. Per.empu.an: An Anthology Sisters in Islam.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2017. All the Bodies We've Embraced Perfect Binding.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2017. 'A Conversation with Ustazi', 'Moles' and 'What to answer back when they say your dancing is haram'. In: MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, ed., Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems Maya Print. 290-299

Current Research

I am currently part of a creative research project that focuses on translating deaf poetry into multimedia poetry. This project is funded by British Council's Connections Through Culture (CTC) arts grants programme.

  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2020. 'Biarkan' and 'Buana'. In: WANI ARDY, ed., Untuk Perempuan yang Bernama HELIUM BOOKS. 104-107
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, ed., 2018. Per.empu.an: An Anthology Sisters in Islam.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2017. All the Bodies We've Embraced Perfect Binding.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2017. 'A Conversation with Ustazi', 'Moles' and 'What to answer back when they say your dancing is haram'. In: MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, ed., Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems Maya Print. 290-299
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2017. Letters. In: LAUREL FLORES FANTAUZZO and FRANCESCA RENDLE-SHORT, eds., PRESS: 100 Love Letters The University of the Philippines Press. 14
  • 2017. Tongue Tied Two: The Monsters from Our Fairytales: Spoken Word Cabaret Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 04/23/2017 00:00:00
  • 2016. Shakespeare's Sonnets Kuala Lumpur, 01/01/1900 00:00:00
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2013. Rhymes for Mending Hearts Ianslip Books.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2013. Breaking down the barriers with poetry: the spoken word artist as a cultural diplomat In: SEARCH Conference: Communicating Cultural Diplomacy through the Media.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2010. Apparent non-existence: The importance of paradox as a literary device in Ibn 'Arabi's Contemplations of the Holy Mysteries and the Rising of the Divine Lights In: The 2nd International Symposium on Mystical Aspects of Islamic Art & Literature.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, 2008. Book review: Salleh ben Joned, 'Adam's Dream' Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature. 2(2), 141-143
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN and HOMAM TABAA, 2008. Re-introducing Islamic Literature: A Case Study In: The Seminar of Higher Education in the Muslim World.
  • SHEENA BAHARUDIN, Three. and Four.. In: CHARLENE SHEPHERDSON and MUSLIM SAHIB, eds., Rollercoasters & Bedsheets: An Anthology of Sex in Minutes Pillow Book Media. 36, 52

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