English Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr. Anjana Thampi

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • English

Edu. Qualifications

  • MA English
  • PhD
  • BEd

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • African Literature, Immigrant Literature

Courses/subject Taught

  • UG – Language, Foundation, Core and Complementary Courses
  • PG – The Augustan Age, Critical Studies, African & Caribbean Literature, European Drama and Comparative Literature

Field of Research

  • Civil War Narratives by Nigerian Women Writers

Experience

  • 4 years and 9 months

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained

Papers Published

  • Re-Configuring the Self through Trauma: A Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun in Divergences, edited by Dr SujaKurup P L and Shyama Sajeev, Horizon Books, 2017, pp. 14-18.

Papers Presented

  • “Mahjar: A Place-Word Resonating Lebanese-Australian Identity as Evidenced in Eva Sallis’ Mahjar: A Novel”in the National Seminar on Multiculturalism in Australiaorganized by Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of English, University of Kerala from 27-28 October 2016.
  • Chaired a session and presented a paper titled “C K Janu’s Mother Forest as a Narrative Portraying the Socio-Economic Dispossession and Agitation of Tribals in Kerala” in the UGC recognized international seminar on Forest and Literature organized by ACSR, Thrissur in collaboration with Women’s Studies Centre, Cochin University of Science & Technology at Thumboormuzhi River Garden, Chalakudy, Keralaon 24th& 25th February 2017.
  • “Natural Environment Facilitating Initiation into Oneself as a Motif in David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon”in the National Seminar on Re-Negotiating the Land: Australia and India organized by Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of English, University of Kerala from 25-27 October 2017.
  • “Mapping Identities: Amitav Ghosh’s In An Antique Land as a Mosaic of Travel Experiences” in the National Seminar on Narrating Travel, Mapping Identities organized by the Institute of English, University of Kerala from 5-7 March 2018.
  • Chaired a session and presented a paper titled “The Trope of Child Soldiering as Evidenced in Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation” in the national seminar onTranscending the Margins: Contemporary Trends in African Literature organized by the PG Department of English, Govt. Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram and sponsored by the Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala from January 17-19, 2019.

Orientation Courses Attended

  • UGC sponsored three weeks Orientation Programme conducted by HRDC, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla from 22-04-2019 to 11-05-2019.

Refresher Courses Attended

  • UGC sponsored Refresher Course – Winter School (Multidisciplinary) conducted by HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from 05-12-2019 to 18-12-2019.

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • Seminar on “Literary Theory” organized by the School of Distance Education, University of Kerala & PG-Research Department of English SN College Kollam on 26July 2018.
  • Webinar on “Theatre, Theory, Praxis” organized by the Department of English, Arts and Science College, Karunagappally, Kollam on 19 July 2020.
  • Webinar on “Contemporary Feminism: Politics and Priorities” organized by the PG Department of English in association with IQAC, HHMSPBNSS College for Women, Neeramankara, Thiruvananthapuram on 22 July 2020.
  • International Webinar on “Ethnoliterature and the Environment: Northeast Indian and Southeast Asian Literatures in Context” organized by the PG Department of English, Sree Narayana College for Women, Kollam on 30 July 2020.
  • Webinar on “SAAC: Perspectives on Assessment and Accreditation Process” organized by IQAC in association with Kerala State Higher Education Council on 7 August 2020.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • One Day Capacity Building Workshop for Internal Mentors of Walk with a Scholar Programme in Government/Aided Colleges organized by the Office of the New Initiatives in Higher Education on 12-01-2017 at MSM College, Kayamkulam.
  • A Workshop on Revised Syllabus for Language Courses for Degree – English I & II (2019 Admission Onwards) jointly organised by the Board of Studies in English (Pass), University of Kerala and PG & Research Department of English, Sree Narayana College, Kollam on 1st August 2019 at SN College, Kollam.
  • Online Hands-On Workshop on “Using Google Classroom: Effective Teaching Techniques” from 27-04-2020 to 01-05-   2020 conducted by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), St Gregorios College, Kottarakara, Kerala.
  • Two Weeks Faculty Development Programme on “Managing Online Classes and Co-Creating MOOCS: 2.0” from 18-05-2020 to 03-06-2020 conducted by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching.
  • 7 Days National Faculty Development Programme on”Emerging Trends of Pedagogy in Language, Literature and SocialSciences” from July 13 – July 19, 2020 conducted by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women, University of Delhi sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching.
  • One Week online Short term Faculty Development Programme (Interdisciplinary) on “Towards a Digital Era of Teaching and Learning” which was delivered as MOOC with four quadrants, organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram in collaboration with KSMDB College, Sasthamcotta from August 12-18, 2020.

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • Invigilation & Valuation of University Examination (Theory & Projects) & Invigilation, Valuation & Question Paper Setting of Internal Examination.
  • Tutor of 2018-2021 BA English Batch.

Duties Performed at College

  • Tutor of 2018-2021 BA English Batch.
  • Internal mentor of WWS.
  • Member of Women’s Study Unit, Tourism Club, and BhoomitraSena Club.
  • Lady teacher-in-charge of Study Tour of III BA English Batch in the academic year 2019-20.

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