English Department

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Indu R

mail4indur07@gmail.com
+91 9446050834

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • P.G. & Research Department of English

Edu. Qualifications

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

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Cultural Studies

Courses/subject Taught

  •  P.G.: Literary Theory, Cultural Studies
  • U.G.: Film Studies, Poetry

Field of Research

  • Indigenous 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

  • Trauma of Alienation and Concern of Dislocation: Anita Desai’s Cry, The Peacock and Fire on the Mountain, Indian Readings on Indian Writings in English, Ed. Dr.Kishore Ram, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013, 403 – 414. ISBN 978-3-659-37125-7.
  • Is There a Cinema in This Class?: Fourth Cinema as the Myriad Cinema in Holistic Thought, the multidisciplinary research journal of SreeNarayanaCollege,Kollam, July- December 2013, ISSN 0975-363.
  • In Defence of the Aborigines: A Study of Samson and Delilah 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.
  • Mindscape of Aboriginal Landscape: An Elucidation of Ten Canoes 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.
  • Myth and Victimisation of Women: A Critique of Whale Riderin the Journal of seminar papers, Explorations, published by Post Graduate and research Department of English, DevamathaCollege,Kuravilangad, April 2014, ISSN 2229-4783.
  • Appropriation of Indigenity: Counter Discursive Elements in the Aboriginal Movie Australia 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. 38 – 40.
  • 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.
  • Fantasy Versus Reality: A Critique of the Maori Film Boy in the Research Journal DogoRangsang published by Gauhati University Campus, Vol-10 Issue-09, September 2020, ISSN: 2347-7180.

Papers Presented

  • Trauma of Alienation and Concern of Dislocation:Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock and Fire on the Mountain in the U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar on Diasporic Discourses in Modern Indo-Anglian Fiction on 22-23 August 2011.
  • In Defence of the Aborigines: A Study of Samson and Delilah in 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.
  • Indigenous Humour : An Interpretation of the Maori Movie Boy 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.
  • Paradigm of Resistence: A Kaleidoscopic View of Rabbit Proof Fence 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.
  • Mindscape of Aboriginal Landscape: An Elucidation of Ten Canoes in 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.
  • Appropriation of Indigenity: Counter Discursive Elements in the Aboriginal Movie Australia 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.
  • Myth and Victimisation of Women: A Critique of Whale Rider 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.
  • Traversing the Quotidian: Destabilising Strategies of Exclusion in the Aboriginal Movies Ten 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

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

Refresher Course

  • Attended: U.G.C. Sponsored Refresher Course in English at University of Hyderabad from July 03-23, 2014
  • Participated: U.G.C. 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/Conferences Attended

  • One Day Seminar on Literary Theory held at Institute of Distance Education, University of Kerala on 11 April 2007.
  • U.G.C. National Seminar on Rasanubhava and Contemporary Indian Theatre organized by The Department of English, St. Cyril’s College, Adoor on 2,3, & 4 December 2009.
  • U.G.C. Sponsored National Seminar on LususNaturae: Monsters in Film and Fiction organised by the P.G. Department of English, Christian College, Chengannur from 5-7 September, 2013.
  • 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.
  • International webinar on “Recontextualising Gender” organised by the Postgraduate and Research Department of English, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram from 1 – 3 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.
  • 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 “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: MahamaariyudeKaalatheHaasyavishkaarathinteRaashtreeyam” organised by the Department of Oriental Languages, St. Stephen’s College, Pathanapuram on 22 June 2020.
  • National webinar on “ThirakkadhayudeReethishasthram” organised by the Department of Malayalam, Fatima Mata National College, Kollam on 6 July 2020.
  • National webinar on Udayunna Thaarashareerangal Navamalayala Cinemayile Naayaka Nirmithi” organised by the Department of Malayalam, SreeNarayana College, Varkala on 14 July 2020.
  • National webinar on “Theatre, Theory, Praxis” organised by the Department of English, Government Arts and Science College, Karunagappally on 19 July 2020.
  • National webinar on “Gender and Society” organised by the Department of English, St. George College, Kottayam on 29 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.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • Resource Person in 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 in:
    • One-day Workshop on Literary Theory organised by Institute of English, University of Kerala on 31 August 2013.
    • 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.
    • National workshop on “Literature and Culture” organised by the Department of English, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar from 28 July – 1 August, 2020.
    • 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. Mass Communication and Journalism (2018-19)
    • Class Tutor B.A. English Language & Literature (2019-2022 Batch)
    • Question Paper Setter for Internal Examinations U.G. & P.G.
    • Guided Projects at U.G. & P.G. level.
    • Teacher-in-charge of the study tour.
  • University level:
    • Member, Malpractice Prevention Squad, University of Kerala for Alappuzha & Pattanamthitta Districts on April-May, 2014.
    • Question Paper Setter for U.G. Examination, Calicut University, 2020.
    • Evaluation and Invigilation duties of university examinations.
    • Conducted interview for selecting ASAP trainees.
    • External Examiner for conducting Viva-voce, U.G. & P.G. level.

Duties Performed at College

  • Co-ordinator:
    • Grievence Redressal Cell
    • Literary and Debate Club
  • Member:
    • Human Rights Awareness Forum
    • Calendar Revision Committee
    • Performing Arts Club (Music & Cultural)
    • Discipline Committee
    • Time table and Class Schedule Committee
    • Literary Club
    • Hand Book Revision Committee
    • Remedial Coaching
    • Election Duty (College Union)

English Department