VISAKA DEVI S. Assistant Professor

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  • Department of English
  • School of Humanities
  • visakasajan17@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D English /Comparative Literature Pondicherry University 1998
2 Ph.D English /Self in Select Novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow Pondicherry University 1998
3 M.Phil English/Search for Self in Select Novels of Iris Murdoch and Francois Mauriac Pondicherry University 1989
4 M.A English Literature Bharathidasan University 1985
5 B.A English Literature University of Madras 1983

Area of Specializaion

Comparative Literature, Translation Studies and Poetry

Awards / Prizes Conferred

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Teaching Experience

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1 Assistant Professor English Pondicherry University
2 Assistant Professor English Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Assistant Professor English Pondicherry University Comparative Literature, Poetry and Translation
2 Assistant Professor English Pondicherry University Young Adult Literature, Indigenous Poetry

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Plurality and Connotative Variables: A Postmodernist Reading of Nostalgia in Fabio Geda’s “In the Sea There are Crocodiles” S. Visaka Devi Journal of Literature and Aesthetics accepted for publication with letter of consent 2019 2278-523X
2 “Tales Language and Creativity: An Insight into the Aesthetics and Culture of Advertisements.” Devi, Visaka. Journal of Literature and Aesthetics An International Peer-Reviewed Journal, Vol 13, Number 1 2013 6.178

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Strange Ironies of Life and Death” Review Article S. Visaka Devi Transfire A Literary Quarterly for Translation Jan-Mar 2017 5.393
2 Strange Ironies of Life and Death” Review Article S. Visaka Devi Transfire A Literary Quarterly for Translation Jan-Mar 2017 5.393
3 “Translation Praxis as Language Learning Device” S. Visaka Devi “Translation Praxis as Language Learning Device” Vol. Vi. 4 2015 6.178
4 The Labour Room A Malayalam Short story by S.K. Prathap Translated by S. Visaka Devi Labyrinth An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studies Vol 5/No.1- 2014 6.178
5 Religious Ethos and Re-Visioning Reality: Ethical Outbreak in the Autobiography of Sr.Jesme’s Amen and Sarah Joseph’s Othappu: The Scent of th S. Visaka Devi Labyrinth An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studies Vol.4,2. April 2013. pp. 92-103 2013 6.178
6 Who Strikes Better? Mitch Albom, Morrie or Death? An Insight into Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie S. Visaka Devi Virtuoso A Refereed Transnational Bi-Annual Journal of Language and Literature in English Volume 3 Issue-1 August 2013. pp.22-32. 2013 5.393
7 "Love.com” A Translation of a Malayalam Short-Story by Dr. S.K. Prathap. S. Visaka Devi Transfire A Literary Quarterly for Translation September 2013 5.393

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Finnish touch for Indian Educators: A Brief Study S. Visaka Devi Teacher Education Practices: Innovative Trend MJP Publishers 2014
2 Feminist Space And Non-Conformist Domain: Dual Echoes In Lekshmy Rajeev’s Dusk Diary S. Visaka Devi Department of English, Udaya College 27 - 34 2014

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Twilight Lamps S. Visaka Devi Sanbun Publishers 2012 ISBN-978-9380213-76-7
2 English for Buds Vol.1 Co- author BOOK PALACE GAUHATI 2012 NA
3 English for Buds Vol.II Co- author BOOK PALACE GAUHATI 2012 NA
4 English for Buds Vol III Co- author BOOK PALACE GAUHATI 2012 NA
5 English for Buds Vol.IV Co- author BOOK PALACE GAUHATI 2012 NA

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Quest for a Therapeutic Anodyne for Degenerative Teacher-Student Relationship in New India. S. Visaka Devi Schooling and Child Development: International Perspectives Springer 2018 978-981-13-007-69
2 The Unseen, the Unheard: Documenting Women as the ‘Other’ in Salma’s S. Visaka Devi South Asian Literature in English New and Emerging Trends Authors Press 2017 978-93-5207-522-5
3 Indian Poetic Curio in Elitist English: A Study of the Duo in I.K.Sharma’s The Shifting Dunes S. Visaka Devi The Poetry of I.K. Sharma New Tracks and Literary Swings A Volume of Critical Essays Authors Press 2017 978-93-5207-554-6
4 On War and Warring Thoughts: A Study of Chimamanda Adichie’s “Half of the Yellow Sun” as a Woman Writer’s Discourse on War. S. Visaka Devi Marginalisation et Resistance: Repenser La Femme Langers International 2016 978-93-85478-43-7
5 Creative Oscillations between Experience and Thought-Writing: An Analysis of Preeti Shenoy’s Poetic Voice S. Visaka Devi Aspects of Creative Writing Manonmaniam Sundaranar University 2013 978-93-81402-30-6
6 English ‘Wears’ in India: Formal, Casual versus Affected and Hackneyed S. Visaka Devi Global Dimensions of English Madras Christian College 2013 978-93-81208-18-2
7 British English in Native Goblet: Smart Dictionary for Indian Hiccups” Teaching of English: Experiences and Experiments S. Visaka Devi ELT Series Vol. IV Puducherry Co-Operative Book Society 2013 81-87299-72-X
8 Reinvestigating Ethics of Practical Translation: A Case of Relevance in Curriculum” S. Visaka Devi Translation Studies Varied Perceptions and Dimensions. edited by Dr. P. Kalayani. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. 2013 978- 93-81402-14-6

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Avenues and Polarities in Science Fiction: From Sri Aurobindo to Artificial Intelligence S. Visaka Devi Emerald Publishers 2019 under process

Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

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List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2021 M.A. Seven English
2 2019 M.A. Two English
3 2018 M.A. Three English
4 2017 M.A. Three English
5 2016 M.A. Seven English
6 2015 M.A. Three English
7 2014 M.A. Two English
8 2013 M.A. Two English
9 2012 M.A. Two English
10 2011 M.A. Three English

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Lois Jose 13-09-2013 1300109002 Time as Operative : A Contextualised Reading of Select Tibetan Folktales YES 30-01-2018 YES 05-02-2019

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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E-Lecture Details

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Teacher- Discoverer of Talents Media Talk All India Radio National 05-09-2021 05-09-2021 2021
2 Impact of the Theories of Comparative Literature and Translation in Literary Studies National Webinar PG & Research Dept. of English, Jairam Arts and Science College, Karur National 27-04-2021 27-04-2021 2021
3 Why Do New year Resolutions Fail: A Literary Survey Media Talk All India Radio UT 29-12-2019 29-12-2019 2019
4 Stories about the Origin and Poetry in Greeting Cards Media Talk All India Radio UT 27-072019 27-072019 2019
5 Evolution of Graphic Novels Media Talk All India Radio UT 20-07-2019 20-07-2019 2019
6 Translation Tips for Home-Makers Media Talk All India Radio UT 01-07-2018 01-07-2018 2018
7 Culture as seen in Esterine Kire’s Novel Media Talk All India Radio UT 01-07-2018 01-017-2018 2018
8 Children’s Literature Literary Culture Training Programme Gandhigram Rural University University Level 14 February 14 February 2017
9 Teaching-Learning Operatives: A Face-Lift for LSRW Practices Two day National Conference Language, Literature: Newer Perspectives Don Bosco College College 4th February 5th February 2016
10 Inspiring Poems of T.S. Eliot Media Talk All India Radio UT 17-01-2016 17-01-2016 2016
11 Does Language Affect Communication?” on 9th September 2015 Training Programme Department of Social Work University Level 9th September 2015 09-09-2015 2015

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Deconstructing the Gender Binary Guru Nanak College, Autonomus, Velachery Chennai Department of English, One day National 13-07-2020 13-07-2020 2020
2 Self Plagiarism Ethical and Legal Dimensions Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics IQAC of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics National 18-05-2020 18-05-2020 2020
3 Zeitgeist 0.1 Dyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre Department of English, Goa National 26--5-2020 30-05-2020 2020
4 Free Statistical Tool for Research Data Analysis and Research Publication with Special Reference to Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women Library, Two Days National 01-06-2020 02-06-2020 2020
5 Use of Technology In English Literature Classroom Tamilnad Advanced Technical Training Institute in Association with Dept. of English, Thirutangal Na Department of English One Day National 10-06-2020 10-06-2020 2020
6 Contemporary Reflections on Critical Theories and Aesthetics Higher Education & Research Society by Higher Education & Research Society, Mumbai Two Days National 19-06-2020 20-06-2020 2020
7 Contemporary Critical Trends in Literature Department of English, Pondicherry University Department of English, Seven Days International 22-06-2020 28-06-2020 2020
8 A Brief Introduction to the Holocaust Studies Easwari Engineering College Department of English, One day National 06-07-2020 06-07-2020 2020
9 Contemporary Trends in Literature Munger University, Bihar Department of English National 11-07-2020 13-07-2020 2020
10 Culture and Literature: Convergence and Divergence Thiruvalluvar University Department of English, Vellore, Two days International 27-09-2018 28-09-2018 2018
11 On Convergence and Divergence: Indian Writing in a Global Contexts: Canadian and Indian Perspectives Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi and English Department Department of English, Two days International 30-08-2018 31-08-2018 2018
12 Organised Seminar on Science Fiction Department of English Pondicherry University, Two Days National 22-09-2016 23-09-2016 2016
13 Canadian Studies St. Joseph’s College Dept.of English,Tiruchirapalli, One Day International 01-02-2016 01-02-2016 2016
14 English Language Teaching, Literature and Cultural Studies ELTIF and Vidyamandir College Dept. of English, Payyanur, Three Days International 28-12-2015 30-12-2015 2015
15 Themes and Techniques in Contemporary Indian Poetry in English Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies Dept. of English, One day National 13-03-2015 13-03-2015 2015
16 English Language Teacher’s Interaction Forum Sree Narayana College of Education Mahe & Three days International 26-12-2014 28-12-2014 2014
17 Secound Language , Literature & Culture: Classroom Perspectives ELTIF & Vidyamandir College Payyanur, Kerala/ Three Days National 01-06-2012 03-06-2012 2012
18 Value Oriented Education Pope John College of Education Pondicherry 1 Day National 12-04-2012 12-04-2012 2012
19 Confessional Poetry in English: Current Trends. Dept. of English Annamalai University Two Days National 21-02-2012 22-02-2012 2012
20 on English Language Teacher’s Interaction Forum English Language Teacher’s Interaction Forum in association with Sree Narayan College of Education Mahe National 13-01-2012 14-01-2012 2012

Workshop Organized

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Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Advisory Committee of Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Arts College Three Years Member Advisory Board
2 Department of English Alumni Association 2014 onwards Coordinator(s) (Team)
3 Department of English Placement Committee 2014 onwards Coordinator(s) (Team)
4 Department of English Purchase Committee 2016 onwards Coordinator(s) (Team)
5 Convocation Committee (Brochure) 2014 onwards Member Copy Editing Team

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Department of English Coordinator(s) (Team) 2014 onwards Research and Journal Alert Forum
2 Department of English Coordinator(s) (Team) 2019 onwards Culture Club

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 Virtual Faculty Development Workshop on Enhancing ICT Skills of Educators for Blended and Online Teaching Ramanujan School of Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with Educational Multimedia Research Cent Pondicherry University One week 21-07-2020 01-08-2020 2020
2 International Course on Digital Humanities Research Methods MHRD-SPARC Department of English, SOH PU in Collaboration with SOH and Communication Arts, Western S Pondicherry University TWO weeks International Course 23-09-2019 11-10-2019 2019
3 Refresher Course in English HRDC Pondicherry University 21 Days 05-09-2018 25-09-2018 2018
4 Refresher Course Academic Staff College Pondicherry University 21 days 01-09-2012 21-09-2012 2012
5 Orientation Course Academic Staff College Pondicherry University 21 days 14-07-2011 10.08.2011 2011

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