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GAANA J

MA, MPhil
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR


ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR)
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS

Name Programme Institution Year of Passing
MPhil MPhil University of Hyderabad 2012
PG MA University of Hyderabad 2009
Degree BA Bangalore University 2008
PhD Pursuing (2016) University of Madras 0
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Liberal Thought integral to Higher Education Deccan Herald Daily 07/01/2016
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1 'Kew'rious Gardens: Of Literary Isolations, Mobility, and Curiosity in Virginia Woolf's "Kew Gardens" Literary Geographies 23-Dec-2020 6 / 2 (2020) /

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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Article 'Kew'rious Gardens: Of Literary Isolations, Mobility, and Curiosity in Virginia Woolf's "Kew Gardens"
Name of Journal Literary Geographies
Volume No 6
Issue No 2 (2020)
Page No
URL https://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/about
Date of Publication 23-Dec-2020
2 At the Interface of Colonial Knowing and Unknowing: A Critical Reading of the Golden Camellia in Amitav Ghosh?s River of Smoke South Asian Review 11-Jul-2020 / /

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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Article At the Interface of Colonial Knowing and Unknowing: A Critical Reading of the Golden Camellia in Amitav Ghosh?s River of Smoke
Name of Journal South Asian Review
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Issue No
Page No
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02759527.2020.1789428
Date of Publication 11-Jul-2020
3 'Amphibious Hisotriography': Reading Samanth Subramanian's Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast (2010) through the Actor-Network Theory Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 05-Jun-2020 12 / 3 /

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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Article 'Amphibious Hisotriography': Reading Samanth Subramanian's Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast (2010) through the Actor-Network Theory
Name of Journal Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
Volume No 12
Issue No 3
Page No
URL http://rupkatha.com/V12/n3/v12n330.pdf
Date of Publication 05-Jun-2020
4 Editorial Artha-Journal of Social Sciences 01-Jul-2019 18 / 3 /

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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Article Editorial
Name of Journal Artha-Journal of Social Sciences
Volume No 18
Issue No 3
Page No
URL http://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/artha/article/view/2133/1725
Date of Publication 01-Jul-2019
5 A History of the Future: Time-Travel, Technology, Dystopia, and Postcolonial Anxiety in Vandana Singh's 'Delhi' Artha- Journal of Social Sciences 19-Sep-2018 17 / 3 /

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Author Name (s) MEERA VINODGAANA J
Title of Article A History of the Future: Time-Travel, Technology, Dystopia, and Postcolonial Anxiety in Vandana Singh's 'Delhi'
Name of Journal Artha- Journal of Social Sciences
Volume No 17
Issue No 3
Page No
URL
Date of Publication 19-Sep-2018
6 Narrativising an English Department Artha Journal of Social Sciences 05-Jan-2017 15 / 38 /

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Author Name (s) PADMAKUMAR M MGAANA J
Title of Article Narrativising an English Department
Name of Journal Artha Journal of Social Sciences
Volume No 15
Issue No 38
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Date of Publication 05-Jan-2017
7 Orality and the Archive: Teaching the Partition of India through Oral Histories Radical Teacher 01-Sep-2016 105 (2016) / /

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Author Name (s) GAANA JAYAGOPALAN
Title of Article Orality and the Archive: Teaching the Partition of India through Oral Histories
Name of Journal Radical Teacher
Volume No 105 (2016)
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URL https://radicalteacher.library.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/radicalteacher/article/view/274
Date of Publication 01-Sep-2016
8 Ec(h)o-narrating Stories: Ecological Thought and Metanarrativity in Folktales Journal of Dharma 18-Mar-2014 39 (1) / 1 /

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Author Name (s) GAANA JAYAGOPALAN
Title of Article Ec(h)o-narrating Stories: Ecological Thought and Metanarrativity in Folktales
Name of Journal Journal of Dharma
Volume No 39 (1)
Issue No 1
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Date of Publication 18-Mar-2014
9 Visual Culture, Spectatorship and Humanitarian Disaster: "Vanni Eli" and the Representation of the Sri Lankan Civil War SAGE Journal of Creative Communication 17-Sep-2013 7 / 1 & 2 /

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Author Name (s) GAANA J. NAIR
Title of Article Visual Culture, Spectatorship and Humanitarian Disaster: "Vanni Eli" and the Representation of the Sri Lankan Civil War
Name of Journal SAGE Journal of Creative Communication
Volume No 7
Issue No 1 & 2
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URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0973258613501064
Date of Publication 17-Sep-2013
10 Borders of the Abject: Gender, Transgression and Subjectivity in the Poetry of Imthiaz Dharker Literaria 20-Sep-2012 1 / 1 /

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Title of Article Borders of the Abject: Gender, Transgression and Subjectivity in the Poetry of Imthiaz Dharker
Name of Journal Literaria
Volume No 1
Issue No 1
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Date of Publication 20-Sep-2012
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Sl.No. Type of Book Title Title of Book/Chapter/Article/Case Study) ISBN Month Year
1 Reference book Critical Perspectives on the Post-1980 Indian Novel in English (Ef)facing the Dalit in Contemporary Indian English Novels: Notes on Nomenclature, Institutional Practices, and Perspectives 978-93-85528-59-0 Oct-2016

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Type of Work Chapter
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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Book Critical Perspectives on the Post-1980 Indian Novel in English
Title of Book/Chapter/Article/Case Study) (Ef)facing the Dalit in Contemporary Indian English Novels: Notes on Nomenclature, Institutional Practices, and Perspectives
Month/Year Oct/2016
ISBN 978-93-85528-59-0
Pages 56 - 64
Publishing Company/Institution Yking Books
Level National publisher
2 Text book The American Poets II William Carlos Williams 978-93-85911-09-5 Oct-2015

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Type of Book Text book
Type of Work Chapter
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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Book The American Poets II
Title of Book/Chapter/Article/Case Study) William Carlos Williams
Month/Year Oct/2015
ISBN 978-93-85911-09-5
Pages 24 - 34
Publishing Company/Institution IGNOU
Level National publisher
3 Text book The American Poets II "Wallace Stevens" 978-93-85911-09-5 Oct-2015

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Type of Book Text book
Type of Work Chapter
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Author Name (s) GAANA J
Title of Book The American Poets II
Title of Book/Chapter/Article/Case Study) "Wallace Stevens"
Month/Year Oct/2015
ISBN 978-93-85911-09-5
Pages 35 - 43
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Level National publisher
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1 “Bayen” and the biopolitical subjecthood: gender and subjectivity in Mahasweta Devi's “BAYEN” This paper will attempt to understand a specific kind of female subjectivity – that of a witch as a construct—as represented in Mahasweta” Devi’s “Bayen. The focus of the paper would be to understand the bio-political subject hood of Chandidasi, the Bayen (witch) by deconstructing the notion of witch craft by considering the sociocultural and economic contexts of the protagonist. The exclusion of Chandidasi from the village by deeming her a bayen (witch), erasing her identity as Chandidasi and imposing the new identity of a witch would be central to the concerns of the paper. The gendered subject hood of the witch that t is attributed to chandidasi is also closely linked to her sexuality and her procreative and lactative ability. The gaze of Chandidasi also becomes immensely significant to understand how the society constructs her witch selfhood and how this comes to be internalized by her. Using Michel Foucault’s ideas of madness, sexuality and the panopticon; GirgioAgamben’s theorization of the homo sacer, and Julia Kristeva’s ideas of the abject, this paper attempts to argue that the subject hood of Chandidasi as a witch is instrumental to understand both the inclusion as well as the exclusion of the subject in the society. Working Paper Centre for Research, Christ University
2 "Wallace Stevens" Unit as a part of IGNOU's "Understanding Poetry" course Note Indira Gandhi National Open University
3 "William Carlos Williams" Unit as a part of IGNOU's "Understanding Poetry" course Note Indira Gandhi National Open University
4 "PublicSpaces/Private Spaces" (MHRD-UGC ePathshala Project on e-Content Development for PG Subjects ? English (Ref No. 1-9/2013 (e-Content)), Note MHRD-UGC
5 Popular-Public Culture e-pathashala module Note UGC
6 "William Blake" e-pathashala module for British Literature Note UGC
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1 Seminar Keynote Speaker Philosophy and Literature Interface: Prospects, Possibilities and Intricacies Towards a Narrative Imagination: Engaging with the intersections of Literature and Philosophy 29/10/2019 Govt Arts and Science College, Kondotty National
2 Conference Presenter Models of Interfaith Dialogue in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building State of Faith: Reading the Intersectionality of Faith and the State as an Interfaith Model in Jayan Cherian's Papilio Buddha 24/09/2018 Christ University National
3 Conference Presenter Convergence and Divergence: Indian Writing in a Global Context Reconstituting the Diasporic Subject in Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies 30/08/2018 Pondicherry University and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute International
4 Conference Participant BigHope2: Global Youth Congress -- 13/06/2018 Liverpool Hope University International
5 Conference Panelist HUMA CONF "Liberal Education and the Future of Humanities and Social Sciences in India Mapping Changes in the Curricular Development in Christ University: A Personal Reflection 06/04/2018 Azim Premji University National
6 Seminar Presenter Macaulay to Globalisation: Shifting Perspectives of English Classrooms in Higher Education in the 21st Century Doing Cultural Studies in English Studies Classrooms 10/11/2017 Christ University National
7 Conference Panelist Service Learning: An Emerging Experiential Learning Process in India 06/07/2017 Christ University National
8 Symposium Presenter International Symposium on Indian Political Documentaries in the 21st Century Myth and Ecology: Intersections and Perspectives 14/02/2017 Central University of Kerala International
9 Seminar Participant Cosmopolitan Spaces: Indian literature and Counterpoints of Modernity 03/11/2016 Sahitya Akademi National
10 Conference Presenter Multicultural India: Inclusiveness and New Humanities The 'Other' Matters: Negotiating the 'Other' in/through the Disciplines of Humanities 22/02/2016 Pondichery University International
11 Seminar Presenter Media Meet: Power of Visuals Sighting Dalits: A Critical Reading of Dalit Representation in P. Ranjith's 'Madras' 12/08/2015 Christ University National
12 Seminar Presenter Trends and Themes in Contemporary Indian Novel in English (Ef)facing the Dalit in the Indian English Novel:Problems and Perspctives 03/04/2015 Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur National
13 Seminar Presenter Narrating Centers and Peripheries: Minority Discourses in India Performing 'Touch' in 'Untouchability': A Critical Reading of K. A. Gunasekaran's Thodu (Touch) 12/01/2015 Christ University National
14 Conference Participant National Conference-"Role of Literature: Changing 23/08/2013 Department of languages, Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences National
15 Conference Moderator/Chair Round Table Conference on Production and Dissemina 10/04/2013 NIAS and Christ University Institutional
16 Symposium Presenter Christ University Forum of Humanities and Social Sciences "Bayen" and the Bio-political Subject hood 02/02/2013 Christ University Institutional
17 Seminar Participant ELT: Learner -Centered Practices in Higher Educati 29/01/2013 Christ University National
18 Conference Presenter RAW.CON 2012: Researchers at Work Conference Narrativising an English Department 25/09/2012 University of Hydrebad National
19 Seminar Participant Reading Indias: Narratives, Discourses, Imaginings 21/02/2012 Christ University National
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1 Understanding Popular Culture Guest Lecture 04/12/2018 St Francis de Sales College
2 Bricolage: A One-Day Workshop on Understanding the Trajectories of Narratology Reading Workshop for English Honours students 09/02/2017 Department of English, Christ University
3 Demystifying Myths Jabberwocky 09/01/2017 Christ University
4 Communicating Social Inclusion: Politics and Praxis of the English Language perspective of Multidisciplinary Reasearch in Language and Literature 23/02/2016 S. Vellaichamy Nadar College
5 Understanding 'Indian Literatures': Negotiating the Nation in and through Regional Literatures Quality Improvement Programme 27/04/2015 Christ University
6 Introducing Minority Discourses Yuvavaani 09/01/2015 All India Radio
7 Perspectives: A Discussion National Conference " Role of literature: Changing Attitudes towards Gender" 23/08/2013 Acharya Institute of management and Sciences
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1 Textual Refraction: A Study of the Sandman Narratives Prof. K. Narayana Chandran University of Hyderabad December 2011
2 Ibis Cosmopolis: Reading affect and Cosmopolitanism in Amitav Ghosh's Ibis Trilogy V Sivaraman University of Madras
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1 Construction of Crime in Select Novels of Theodore Dreiser Fathima M. Christ University May 2013
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1 Learning to Teach Online Coursera International 28/04/2020
2 Inter/Multidisciplinary Research and Academic Engagements Academic Staff College, Christ University Institutional 23/05/2016
3 Three-Day Workshop on Oral and Visual History in Collaboration with SPARROW Department of English National 03/12/2015
4 Shaping Department of English: Developing Academic Documents in Context Academic Staff College, Christ University 30/09/2015
5 English language and Literature in India: Approaches, Themes and Concerns Academic Staff College, Christ University 22/05/2015
6 Routledge Editorial Workshop 2014 Taylor and Francis & Christ University Institutional 25/09/2014
7 Developing learning-Centered Curriculum Department of English Institutional 18/01/2014
8 Author Workshop by Springer Research Christ University Institutional 28/01/2013
9 Orientation Program Academic Staff College 16/10/2012
10 Understanding Research Supervision and Guidance Dept. of English, Christ University Institutional 18/08/2012
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