Dr. VIMALA CHANDRASEKHARAN Assistant Professor & Head

Chennai

156 2245 1746

info@gurunanakcollege.edu.in

Specialization

Area of Specialization: Indian Women’s Writing in English

Research: Title of the Thesis “ Sailing Through Darkness: A Study of the Identity Crisis in select novels of Anita Desai.”

Research Activities - Paper Presentations:

  • Presented a Paper titled “Learner-centered teaching in ESL Classroom at the Tertiary Level” at the two-day International Conference on Emerging Trends in English Language Teaching organized by the Departments of English, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous),, Chennai – 600042 on 13-14th December 2017
  • Presented a Paper titled “Sita’s Ecocentric Existentialism in Anita Desai’s Where Shall We Go This Summer?” at a National Conference on Synergising SustainabilityContinuum: Multidisciplinary Explorationsin Eco-Literary Praxix” organized by the PG & Research, Department of English, Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai – 600034 on 8th December 2017
  • Presented a Paper titled “ Socio-Cultural Clashes in Anita Desai’s Bye-bye Blackbird” at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Socio- Cultural Perspectives in English Literature organized by the Department of English, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Cimbatore on 17, February 2011
  • Presented a Paper titled “Escapism of Sita in Anita Desai’s Where Shall We Go This Summer?” at the Nationsl Level Seminar on The Inner Vision… Psychological Insights in Contemporary Literature organized by The Post-Graduate Department of English, Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore on 6th January 2011
  • Presented a Paper titled “Bim – Unfailing Source of Strength in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day” at UGC Sponcored National Seminar on Changing Faces of New Woman in Indian Writing in English organized by Department of English, Govt. DT. College, Utai, Durg (C. G.) 3-4 January 2011
  • Presesnted a paper titled “ Teaching Anita Desai’s Story ‘A Devoted Son’ to Undergraduates in Foundation English Course in a Mixed Ability Class” at The Fourth International and 40th Annual Conference of ELTAI (English Language Teachers’ Association of India) , Chennai 7 -9 August 2009 
  • Presented a paper titled “Multiple Intelligences and ESL Teaching at the Undergraduate Level” at the 2nd International and 38th Annual ELTAI Conference in Chennai, on 10 Feb 2007

Publications:  a) Research Papers

  • “Sita’s Ecocentric Existentialism in Anita Desai’s Where Shall We Go This Summer?” in the UGC approved journal BODHI (International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Science). Vol 2. Spl iss 1. Dec 2017.ISSN 2456-5571. Pp 21-25. Print
  • “Bim: Unfailing Source of Strength in Anita Desai’s Clear Light Of Day” in the book titled Changing Faces of New Woman Indian Writing in English ed. Dr. A. A. Khan. Adhyayan Publishers & Distributers, New Delhi. 2012. Pp128 – 137. Print
  • “ Bim’s Unfailing Strength in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day”

Language in India www.languageinindia.com 11: 3 march 2011

Books Published

  • Krishna & Arjuna and Stories from Mahabharata.  Seasons Publishing, Chennai.ISBN: 81-87834-02-1
  • Millennium English Reader II (Text & Work Book). BPI Educational. Business Publications Inc., Mumbai. 2000. (Co-Author)

Areas of Interest:

  • British Literature
  • Shakespeare studies
  • Linguistics & Phonetics
  • American Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Creative Writing

Memberships:

  • Life Member, INTACH ( Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage)
  • Long Term Member, English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELTAI

Work Experience

9 years at the collegiate level

Education

MA, B Ed, PGCTE (CIEFL), M Phil, Ph D.