English Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Arun Ravi

arunravi624@gmail.com
+91 9446051834

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • English

Edu. Qualifications

  • M.A.
  • B.Ed.
  • Certificate Course in Film Appreciation

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Literary Theory
  • Film Studies

Courses/subject Taught

  • P.G.: Literary Theory, Theorising Sexualities
  • U.G.: History ofEnglish Literature, Literary Criticism

Field of Research

  • Queer Films

Experience

  • Research Experience: Undergoing Ph.D at University of Kerala
  • Teaching Experience: 10 years

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

Papers Published

  • Ethnic Anxiety and Cultural Displacement: V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr.Biswasin the book Indian Readings on Indian Writings in English published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, March 2013, ISBN 978-3-659-37125-7.
  • Gender Reverse and Sexual Transitivity: New Queer Cinema as a Critique of Normativity in Holistic Thought, the multidisciplinary research journal of SreeNarayanaCollege,Kollam, July- December 2013, ISSN 0975-363.
  • Interrogating Heteronormativity: A Critique of Brokeback Mountain in the book Re-‘tracking’ the Celluloid: History, Politics and Popular Culture in Films published by PG Department of English, N.S.S College,Pandalam, 2014, ISBN 978-81-928481-0-5.
  • Humanising Nature and Beast: An Interpretation of Never Cry Wolf in the international journal Indian Journal of Postcolonial Literatures published by Centre for English Studies and Research , Newman College,Thodupuzha, June 2014, ISSN 0974-7370.
  • Repudiating Anthropocentrism: Michael Apted’sGorillas in the Mist in the Journal of seminar papers, Explorations, published by Post Graduate and research Department of English, DevamathaCollege,Kuravilangad, April 2014, ISSN 2229-4783.
  • Articulations of Alterity: Deconstructing Sexuality in the Hollywood Queer Movie Milk in the book Drama: From Page to Stage published by Late AbasahebKakade arts College,Bodhegaon, 2015, ISBN 978-81-924894-8-3.
  • Co-published the article Genuflection to Western Culture: Neo-colonialism and Cultural Parasitism as Portrayed in V.S. Naipaul’s An Area of Darkness, Iridescent Visions, Vol. 2 No.1, July-December 2015.
  • Re-tracking Gender and Sexual Identity : A Critique of Memories in March in the book Cinema: BhashayumVyakaranavum published by the Department of Malayalam, N.S.S. College, Pandalam, 2016, ISBN 978-81-928481-1-3.
  • Subverting the Stereotype: A Reading of Our Paradise in Dogo-Rangsang Research Journal published by Guwahati University Campus, Guwahati, September 2020, ISSN 2347-7180.

Papers Presented

  • Ethnic anxieties and Cultural Displacement: V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr.Biswas in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Diasporic Discourses in Modern Indo-Anglian Fiction organised by Department of English, T.K.M.M. College, Nangiarkulangara on 22 & 25 August 2011.
  • Interrogating Heteronormativity: A Critique of Brokeback Mountainin the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Re- ‘tracking’ the celluloid: History, Politics and Popular Culture in Films organised by Postgraduate Department of English at N.S.S College, Pandalam on 24,25,26 October 2013.
  • Humour in Queer Movies: A Reading of Our Paradise in the International Conference on Humour: Texts and Contexts organised by Littcrit and UGC Area Study Centre for Canadian Studies ,University of Kerala on 6 -8 December 2013.
  • Articulations of Alterity: Deconstructing Sexuality in Milk in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Sites of Resistance: Theory and Praxis organised by SreeSankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady on 17,18& 19 December 2013.
  • Humanising Nature and Beast: An Interpretation of Never Cry Wolfin the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Bioregional and Ecocritical Discourses: Nature and Narration organised by Postgraduate & Research Department of English, Newman College, Thodupuzha on 23 &24 January 2014.
  • Enframing the Other: Lesbian Resistance as a Subversive Strategy in The Girl in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Literature ,Cinema and Modern Indian Culture organised by Department of English, SreeNarayana College, Kannur on 6 &7 February 2014.
  • Repudiating Anthropocentrism: Michael Apted’sGorillas in the Mist in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Eco Aesthetic Blend: Oral and Written Representations organised by Postgraduate & Research Department of English, Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad on 25 &26 February 2014.
  • Re-tracking Gender and Sexual Identity: A Critique of Memories in March in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Cinema, its Language and Grammar organised by Department of Malayalam, N.S.S College, Pandalam on 15,16& 17 October 2014.
  • Articulating Aboriginal Identity: A Socio- political Reading of Philip Noyce’sRabbit Proof Fence in the National Seminar on Understanding Aboriginal Australia organised by Centre for Australian Studies , Institute of English, University of Kerala on 8 & 9 January 2015.
  • Dismantling the Stereotype: An Ecocritical Reading of Carroll Ballard’s Never Cry Wolf in the National Seminar on Deciphering the Celluloid: Approaches and Perspectives sponsored by the Director of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala and organised by Department of English, BJM Government College, Chavara on 12 & 13 January 2015.
  • Relocating Sexual Space and Foregrounding Lesbian Desire: A Critical Reading of the French Queer Movie The Girl in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Response to a Changing World: English Language, Literature and Cultural Studies in the Twenty First Century organised by Department of English, M.M.N.S.S College, Kottiyam on 12 &13 February 2015.
  • Genuflection to the West: Neo-colonialism and Cultural Parasitism as Portrayed in V.S. Naipaul’s An Area of Darkness in the National Seminar on English Studies in India: Perspectives and Challenges sponsored by the Director of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala and organised by Department of English, BJM Government College, Chavara on 3&4 March 2016.
  • Traversing the Quotidian: Destabilising Strategies of Exclusion in the Aboriginal MovieTen Canoes in the National Seminar on Multiculturalism in Australia organised by Centre for Australian Studies , Institute of English, University of Kerala on 27 & 28 October 2016.

Orientation Courses Attended

  • UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme at A.S.C., Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla held from 15/04/2013 to 11/05/2013.

Refresher Courses

  • Attended: UGC Sponsored Refresher Course at A.S.C., University of Madras, Chennai held from 19/08/2014 to 08/09/2014.
  • Participated: UGC Sponsored Live Online Refresher Course in English Language and Literature conducted by the UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala from Nov 03 to 16, 2020

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organised

  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Diasporic Discourses in Modern Indo-Anglian Fiction on 22 &23 August 2011.

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on Rasanubhava and Contemporary Indian Theatre organised by Department of English, St.Cyril’s College, Adoor on 2,3& 4 December 2009.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on LususNaturae: Monsters in Film and Fiction organised by the Postgraduate Department of English, Christian College, Chengannur on 5,6& 7 September 2013.
  • International Seminar on Decolonizing Theories of the Emotions organised by the Centre for Women’s Studies , University of Kerala & SAMYUKTA on 11,12 & 13 November 2015.
  • National Seminar on Craft,Context and Content: A Reading of Contemporary Women’s Writing in English sponsored by the Director of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala and organised by Department of English, BJM Government College, Chavara on 28&29 November 2017.
  • National webinar on Reading Literature through the Spectrum of Nomadic Theory organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, Farook College, Kozhikode on 13 June 2020.
  • National webinar on The Sociocultural Ramifications of Online Education organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, SreeNarayana College, Chempazhanthy on 18 June 2020.
  • National webinar on Aparabhashyangal: MahamaariyudeKaalatheHaasyavishkaarathinteRaashtreeyamorganised by Department of Oriental Languages, St. Stephen’s College, Pathanapuram on 22 June 2020.
  • International webinar on Recontextualising Gender organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram held from 1 – 3 July, 2020.
  • National webinar on Between Bios and Techos: Pandemic and the Remaking of Human agency in the New World Order organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, Farook College, Kozhikode on 4 July 2020.
  • National webinar on ThirakkadhayudeReethishasthramorganised by Department of Malayalam, Fatima Mata National College, Kollam on 6 July 2020.
  • International webinar on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Lives in Contemporary British Literature organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, SreeNarayana College, Kollam on 11 July 2020.
  • National webinar on UdayunnaThaarashareerangalNavamalayalaCinemayileNaayakaNirmithiorganised by Department of Malayalam, SreeNarayana College, Varkala on 14 July 2020.
  • National webinar on Theatre, Theory, Praxis organised by Department of English, Government Arts and Science College, Karunagappally on 19 July 2020.
  • National webinar on Contemporary Feminism: Politics and Priorities organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, HHMSPBNSS College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram on 22 July 2020.
  • National webinar on Gender and Society organised by Department of English, St. George College, Kottayam on 29 July 2020.
  • International webinar on Ethnoliterature and the Environment: Northeast Indian and Southeast Asian Literatures in Context organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, SreeNarayana College for Women, Kollam on 30 July 2020.
  • International webinar on Transgressive Illusions and Radical Visions: Circus in Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature organised by the Department of English, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore on 31 July 2020.
  • National webinar on Gender Binaries and Screen Representations organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, Providence college for Women, Coonoor on 8 August 2020.
  • International webinar on Empire and its Others organised by the Department of English, West Bengal State University on 13 August 2020.
  • National webinar on Literary Disability Studies: From Representation to Re-Presentation organised by Department of English, M.S.M. College, Kayamkulam on 24 August 2020.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • Resource Person at the:
    • National Workshop on Web-based English Language Teaching and Learning organised by Centre for English Teaching, Institute of English, University of Kerala on 14-17 March 2018.
    • Workshop on Syllabus Revision for the Undergraduate Programme under CBCS System organised by Board of Studies in English, University of Kerala on 14 &15 November 2018.
  • Attended the:
    • Workshop on Literary Theory organised by Board of Studies in English, University of Kerala on 31 August 2013.
    • Ten day ELT Training Programme for the faculty of English on behalf of FLAIR, Government of Kerala at EFLU, Hyderabad from 10- 21 November, 2014.
    • Workshop on Revised Syllabus for Language Courses for Degree-English I &II jointly organised by Board of Studies in English, University of Kerala and PG & Research Department of English, S.N College, Kollam on 1 August 2019.
    • Five day Faculty Development Programme on Online Education in HEI’s conducted by the Kerala State Higher Education Council, Thiruvananthapuram from 3 to 7 August 2020.

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • College Level:
    • Class Tutor B.A. English 2015-16, 2018-19
    • Class Tutor M.A. English 2020
    • Question Paper Setter for Internal Examinations, U.G.& P.G.
    • Guided Projects at U.G. & P.G. levels
  • University Level:
    • Member, Malpractice Prevention Squad, University of Kerala for Alappuzha & Pathanamthitta Districts on January – March 2012 and April – May 2014.
    • Question Paper Setter for U.G. Examination, Fatima Matha National College (Autonomous), 2015 -2017.
    • Question Paper Setter for U.G. Examination, Calicut University, 2020.
    • External examiner for conducting Viva-voce examinations, U.G.& P.G.
    • Invigilation duty and evaluation of answer scripts, U.G. & P.G.
  • State Level:
    • Subject Expert for the interview for the post of H.S.A., Pathanamthitta District, Kerala Public Service Commission, Government of Kerala.

Duties Performed at College

  • N.S.S. Programme Officer – June-October, 2012
  • Internal Mentor – WWS & SSP
  • Editor – College Newsletter ‘Kannadi’
  • Convenor:
    • Film Club
    • Debate Club
    • Tourism Club
    • Communication Skill Development Committee
    • College Handbook Revision Committee
    • Bhoomithra Sena
    • Legal Literacy Club
  • Member:
    • NAAC Committee
    • PTA Executive Committee
    • Career Guidance Cell
    • Entrepreneurship Development Club
    • College Union Election Committee
    • Admission Committee
    • Editorial Board-Golden Joubilee Souvenir of T.K.M.M. College, Nangiarkulangara
    • Book Club & Library Co-ordination Committee
    • Human Rights Awareness Club
    • Health Club
    • Literary Club
    • Time table and Class Schedule Committee
    • Faculty Advisor: CBCSS

English Department