Dr. Jamil Asghar

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  •   Department of Translation & Interpretation
  •   +92-51-9265116
  •   jasghar@numl.edu.pk

Dr. Jamil Asghar

Director

2014              Ph.D. in English (Linguistics)

           Specialization: Translation Studies

Thesis Title: “An Analytical Study of Domestication in V.G. Kiernan’s Translation     of Muhammad Iqbal’s Poetry into English.”

            National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

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 2013               Research Fellowship in Linguistics (under the eminent linguist John H. Ross

                          Area of Research: Postcolonial Translation Theory

                        University of North Texas, USA.

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2010                MA Philosophy (Distinction)

                        University of the Punjab, Lahore.

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2007                MA Political Science (Distinction)

                        University of the Punjab, Lahore.

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2002                MA English (Linguistics & Literature)

                         National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

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2000                Bachelor of Arts

                        University of the Punjab, Lahore.

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 1998                Diploma in Commerce                                             

                         Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore

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 1996               Matric

                        Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad

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2018 to date                Director, Department of Translation and Interpretation, NUML, Islamabad

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2015 to date                Assistant Professor of English, NUML, Islamabad

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2017 to 2018               Coordinator PhD English Program, NUML, Islamabad

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2006 to 2014               Lecturer in English at NUML, Islamabad

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2004 to 2006               Lecturer in English at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology

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2002 to 2004               Lecturer in English at NUML, Islamabad

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TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive experience in translation and interpretation. 
  • Approved interpreter of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

 

Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K. (2021). Farabi’s Theory of Language and Its Relevance to Contemporary Issues in Universal Grammar and Cognitive Semantics. Islamic Studies. 59(3), 319-335.

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Faraz, H., & Asghar, J. (2020). A Trojan Horse, a Game Changer, a Silver Bullet and What Not? A Study of Metaphors in the Discourses of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). International Review of Social Sciences. 9(1). 380-393.

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Butt, M., W, Ali, G., & Asghar, J. (2020). A Plea to Redefine the Contours of Translation Pedagogy in Pakistan: Towards a Translation Performativity Paradigm. Hayatian Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 6(2020), 95-115.

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Asghar, J., Butt, M. I. & Ali, G. (2020). Postcolonial Polysystems, Anglo-American Canonical Hegemony and the Marginalization of Urdu in Translation. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 23(1), 19-36.

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Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K.  (2020). Muslim Theolinguistic Perspectives on Publishing Qur’anic Translation. Al Basirah. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 9 (1), 95-110.

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Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K.  (2020). Predicaments of Contemporary Art and Iqbal’s Aesthetic Metaphysics. Journal of Research in Social Sciences. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 8(1), 106-123.

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Asghar, J., Iqbal, M., & Shahzad, K. (2019). The Challenge of Quranic Translation and the Question of Gender Accuracy. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies2(7), 186-203.

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Asghar, J., Yousaf, Z., & Ali, A. (2019). The Roman Conquest of Urdu in Pakistani Movie Posters: A Study of the Cannibalistic Politics of Transliteration. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies1(7), 79-100.

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Shahzad, K., Janjua, F., & Asghar, J.  (2019). Assessing Testing Practices with Reference to Communicative Competence in Essay Writing at Undergraduate level in Pakistan. Journal of Research in Social Sciences. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 7(1), 1-18.

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Shahzad, K., Asghar, J., & Janjua, F. (2018). Genre Analysis of MA ELT Theses: A Case Study of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 21(2), 93-107.

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Butt, M. I., Asghar J., & Mehmood, A. (2018). Elements of Domestication in the English Translation of the Epic Urdu Poem Musaddas-E-Hali by Christopher Shackle and Javed Majeed. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. 2018(6). 17 - 33.

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Asghar, J., Uzair, M., & Mehmood, A. (2018). Critical Discourse Analysis of Contemporary Islamophobic Narratives: Deconstructing the Phraseology of Fear and Intolerance. NDU Journal. National Defence University. 32(1). 153-166.

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Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K. (2018). Globalization and the Sociolinguistic Challenge of the 21st Century Critical Pedagogy: A Case for Language/Culture Minority Students. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 4(2), 222-239.

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Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K. (2018). Media Portrayals of Transgender People in Pakistan - A Case of Misgendering and Marginalization. Journal of Education & Social Sciences. 6(1), 23-39.

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Asghar, J. & Butt, I. (2018). A Critique of National Curriculum for English Language in Pakistan: Proposing Cognitive Strategy Instruction for ELT. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 21(1), 75-86.

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Asghar, J. & Butt, M. I. (2017). Postmodern Aesthetic Crisis and the Relevance of Iqbal Philosophy of Art. Islamic Studies. 53 (3), 2-36.

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Asghar, J. & Butt, I. (2017). Contrapuntal Reading of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: Theorizing the Raj through Narritivity. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 15 (1), 16-39.

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Abdullah, M. & Asghar, J. (2017). Study of Pragmatic Losses in the English Translations of

Sūrah Ikhlas: A Comparative Pragmalinguistic Analysis. Al Basirah. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 6 (2), 1-14.

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Asghar, J. & Uzair, M. (2017). The Necessity of Translating Urdu Literature into English. Mayar. International Islamic University, Islamabad. 17 (1), 58-74.

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Asghar, J. & Yousaf, M. (2016). Banishing Urdu as a Medium of Instruction from Pakistan: An Appraisal of Loss and Gain. Mayar. International Islamic University, Islamabad. 16 (5), 15-28.

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Asghar, J. (2016). The Vanishing Face of Pakistani Literature. Mayar. International Islamic University, Islamabad. 16(4), 45-56.

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Asghar, J. (2016). Teacher, Text and Thinking. Journal of Research in Social Sciences. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 4(2), 41-52. 

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2016). Re-envisioning the Question of Postcolonial Muslim Identity: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Research (Humanities). University of the Punjab, Lahore. 52 (2), 81-96.

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Asghar, J. (2015). Power Dynamics and Ideology in V. G. Kiernan`s Translation of Iqbal`s Poetry. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. 18(2), 61-72.

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Asghar, J. & Shahzad, K. (2015). The Rewiring of the Human Brain: A Critique of Cyber-Culture and its Effects on Our Thinking Abilities. The Journal of Institute of Social Sciences. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. 2(2). 13-23.

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Asghar, J. (2015). The Power Politics of Translation: A Study of Translation-Ideology Nexus. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 13(2), 32-49.

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Asghar, J. (2014). Postcolonial South Asian Literature and the Quest for Identity. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 12(2), 57-71.

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Asghar, J. (2012). The Postmodernist Relativization of Truth: A Critique. Islamic Studies. Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad. 51(3), 295-312.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2008). Falsifiability of Science and Transcendentalism of Religion. Islamic Studies. Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad. 47(4), 511-526.

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Asghar, J. & Mehmood, S. (2005). Time to Disorientalize the Orient. Research Magazine. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 2, 23-31.

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Asghar, J. (2004). The Problem of Enrichment and Urdu. Research Magazine. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 1(Winter), 36-47

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BOOKS

Modalities of Translation-Ideology Nexus: Critical Analysis of V. G. Kiernan's Translation of Iqbal. (2019). Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Lahore. ISBN:  978-969-416-547-9.

Translation 

Literature

Research 

Education

2014              Ph.D. in English (Linguistics)

           Specialization: Translation Studies

Thesis Title: “An Analytical Study of Domestication in V.G. Kiernan’s Translation     of Muhammad Iqbal’s Poetry into English.”

            National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

_____________________________________________________________________________

 2013               Research Fellowship in Linguistics (under the eminent linguist John H. Ross

                          Area of Research: Postcolonial Translation Theory

                        University of North Texas, USA.

______________________________________________________________________________

2010                MA Philosophy (Distinction)

                        University of the Punjab, Lahore.

______________________________________________________________________________

2007                MA Political Science (Distinction)

                        University of the Punjab, Lahore.

______________________________________________________________________________

2002                MA English (Linguistics & Literature)

                         National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

 _____________________________________________________________________________

2000                Bachelor of Arts

                        University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  _____________________________________________________________________________

 1998                Diploma in Commerce                                             

                         Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore

  _____________________________________________________________________________

 1996               Matric

                        Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad

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Experience

2018 to date                Director, Department of Translation and Interpretation, NUML, Islamabad

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2015 to date                Assistant Professor of English, NUML, Islamabad

______________________________________________________________________________

2017 to 2018               Coordinator PhD English Program, NUML, Islamabad

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2006 to 2014               Lecturer in English at NUML, Islamabad

______________________________________________________________________________

2004 to 2006               Lecturer in English at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology

______________________________________________________________________________

2002 to 2004               Lecturer in English at NUML, Islamabad

______________________________________________________________________________

 

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive experience in translation and interpretation. 
  • Approved interpreter of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

 

Publications

Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K. (2021). Farabi’s Theory of Language and Its Relevance to Contemporary Issues in Universal Grammar and Cognitive Semantics. Islamic Studies. 59(3), 319-335.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Faraz, H., & Asghar, J. (2020). A Trojan Horse, a Game Changer, a Silver Bullet and What Not? A Study of Metaphors in the Discourses of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). International Review of Social Sciences. 9(1). 380-393.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Butt, M., W, Ali, G., & Asghar, J. (2020). A Plea to Redefine the Contours of Translation Pedagogy in Pakistan: Towards a Translation Performativity Paradigm. Hayatian Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 6(2020), 95-115.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., Butt, M. I. & Ali, G. (2020). Postcolonial Polysystems, Anglo-American Canonical Hegemony and the Marginalization of Urdu in Translation. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 23(1), 19-36.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K.  (2020). Muslim Theolinguistic Perspectives on Publishing Qur’anic Translation. Al Basirah. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 9 (1), 95-110.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K.  (2020). Predicaments of Contemporary Art and Iqbal’s Aesthetic Metaphysics. Journal of Research in Social Sciences. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 8(1), 106-123.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., Iqbal, M., & Shahzad, K. (2019). The Challenge of Quranic Translation and the Question of Gender Accuracy. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies2(7), 186-203.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., Yousaf, Z., & Ali, A. (2019). The Roman Conquest of Urdu in Pakistani Movie Posters: A Study of the Cannibalistic Politics of Transliteration. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies1(7), 79-100.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Shahzad, K., Janjua, F., & Asghar, J.  (2019). Assessing Testing Practices with Reference to Communicative Competence in Essay Writing at Undergraduate level in Pakistan. Journal of Research in Social Sciences. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 7(1), 1-18.

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Shahzad, K., Asghar, J., & Janjua, F. (2018). Genre Analysis of MA ELT Theses: A Case Study of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 21(2), 93-107.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Butt, M. I., Asghar J., & Mehmood, A. (2018). Elements of Domestication in the English Translation of the Epic Urdu Poem Musaddas-E-Hali by Christopher Shackle and Javed Majeed. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. 2018(6). 17 - 33.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., Uzair, M., & Mehmood, A. (2018). Critical Discourse Analysis of Contemporary Islamophobic Narratives: Deconstructing the Phraseology of Fear and Intolerance. NDU Journal. National Defence University. 32(1). 153-166.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K. (2018). Globalization and the Sociolinguistic Challenge of the 21st Century Critical Pedagogy: A Case for Language/Culture Minority Students. NUST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 4(2), 222-239.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J., & Shahzad, K. (2018). Media Portrayals of Transgender People in Pakistan - A Case of Misgendering and Marginalization. Journal of Education & Social Sciences. 6(1), 23-39.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Butt, I. (2018). A Critique of National Curriculum for English Language in Pakistan: Proposing Cognitive Strategy Instruction for ELT. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 21(1), 75-86.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Butt, M. I. (2017). Postmodern Aesthetic Crisis and the Relevance of Iqbal Philosophy of Art. Islamic Studies. 53 (3), 2-36.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Butt, I. (2017). Contrapuntal Reading of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: Theorizing the Raj through Narritivity. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 15 (1), 16-39.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Abdullah, M. & Asghar, J. (2017). Study of Pragmatic Losses in the English Translations of

Sūrah Ikhlas: A Comparative Pragmalinguistic Analysis. Al Basirah. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 6 (2), 1-14.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Uzair, M. (2017). The Necessity of Translating Urdu Literature into English. Mayar. International Islamic University, Islamabad. 17 (1), 58-74.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Yousaf, M. (2016). Banishing Urdu as a Medium of Instruction from Pakistan: An Appraisal of Loss and Gain. Mayar. International Islamic University, Islamabad. 16 (5), 15-28.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2016). The Vanishing Face of Pakistani Literature. Mayar. International Islamic University, Islamabad. 16(4), 45-56.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2016). Teacher, Text and Thinking. Journal of Research in Social Sciences. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 4(2), 41-52. 

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2016). Re-envisioning the Question of Postcolonial Muslim Identity: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Research (Humanities). University of the Punjab, Lahore. 52 (2), 81-96.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2015). Power Dynamics and Ideology in V. G. Kiernan`s Translation of Iqbal`s Poetry. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. 18(2), 61-72.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Shahzad, K. (2015). The Rewiring of the Human Brain: A Critique of Cyber-Culture and its Effects on Our Thinking Abilities. The Journal of Institute of Social Sciences. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. 2(2). 13-23.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2015). The Power Politics of Translation: A Study of Translation-Ideology Nexus. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 13(2), 32-49.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2014). Postcolonial South Asian Literature and the Quest for Identity. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 12(2), 57-71.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2012). The Postmodernist Relativization of Truth: A Critique. Islamic Studies. Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad. 51(3), 295-312.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2008). Falsifiability of Science and Transcendentalism of Religion. Islamic Studies. Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad. 47(4), 511-526.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. & Mehmood, S. (2005). Time to Disorientalize the Orient. Research Magazine. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 2, 23-31.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Asghar, J. (2004). The Problem of Enrichment and Urdu. Research Magazine. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 1(Winter), 36-47

_________________________________________________________________________________

BOOKS

Modalities of Translation-Ideology Nexus: Critical Analysis of V. G. Kiernan's Translation of Iqbal. (2019). Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Lahore. ISBN:  978-969-416-547-9.

Interests

Translation 

Literature

Research