RESHMI K Associate Professor

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  • Department of English
  • School of Humanities
  • reshmi_krishnan03@yahoo.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 PhD Fiction Avinashilingam University 2005
2 M.Phil English Pondicherry University 1997
3 M.A English and Comparative Literature Pondicherry University 1996
4 NET English UGC 1996
5 B.A English Language and Literature Mahatma Gandhi University 1994

Area of Specializaion

Feminist Writings, Ecocriticism, Comparative Literature, Canadian Literature

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Pondicherry University Gold Medal for securing First Rank in M.Phil Degree REGIONAL Pondicherry University 1997 nil

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor English Kongunadu Arts and Science College
2 Assistant Professor English Indira Gandhi College of arts and Science, Pondicherry
3 Principal i/c College Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science, Pondicherry
4 Assistant Professor English Pondicherry University
5 Associate Professor English Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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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 Floating Homes and Hybrid Identities: A Study of Jhumpa Lahiris The Namesake as a Diasporic Text. Dr. K. Reshmi ROOTS. A Peer Reviewed Refereed International Journal. ISSN 2349-8684 Vol 2 Issue 1. 2016 4.075
2 A Comparative Study of James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Margaret Laurences The Diviners as Kunstlerromane Dr. K. Reshmi ROOTS. A Peer Reviewed Refereed International Journal. ISSN 2349-8684 Vol.II, Issue 5 2016 4.075
3 Ecofeminism:Concept, Poetics and Ideology Dr. K. Reshmi NOTIONS. A Peer Reviewed Jou rnal of English Literature. ISSN 0976-5247 Vol. IV. 2013 6.449

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 Black is Beautiful: Assertion and Resistance in the Poetry of Langston Hughes Dr. K. Reshmi The Investigator. An International Peer Reviewed Journal. ISSN 2454-3314 Vol.4, No.2, 2018 NA
2 A Comparative Study of Shelleys Adonais and Kumaran Asans Prarodanam as Elegies Dr. K. Reshmi ROCKPEBBLES. A Peer Reviewed Refereed International Journal. ISSN 0975-0509 Vol.XVIII. No. III. pp 14-19 2014 NA
3 Cross Cultural Communication: Problems and Techniques Dr. K. Reshmi ELTIF. Journal of English Languag e Teachers Interaction Forum. ISSN 2230-7710 m. Vol.II. No. 3 2011 NA
4 Redefining Self: An Analysis of Anita Nairs Ladies Coupe Dr. K. Reshmi ROCKPEBBLES. A Peer Reviewed Refereed International Journal. ISSN 0975-0509 Vol. XIV. No. 1. pp 119-125 2010 NA
5 Micheal Crichtons Timeline: A Vision of Quantum Teleportation Dr. K. Reshmi Indian journal of Science Fiction Studies Vol. 5, No. 1, pp 29-36. 2005 NA

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 Linking Woman and Nature: An Analysis of the Ecofeminist Imagery in Margaret Atwood Dr. K. Reshmi UGC National Seminar on Changing Worlds: Reviewing and Reinventing Literature and Culture. ISBN 978-81-920711-0-7 345-350 2012
2 Fantasy as Technique: An Analysis of Anita Desais Cry the Peacock and Fire on the Mountain Dr. K. Reshmi UGC National Seminar on New Literatures, Themes, Perspectives and Recent Trends. ISBN 978-81-926753-0-5 82-87 2012
3 Subjugation of Nature: An Ecocritical Reading of Select Canadian Poetry Dr. K. Reshmi UGC National Seminar on Deconstructing Foundations: Post-modern Perspectives in Writings. ISBN 978-93-80992-32-7 84-90 2011
4 Marriage Against Death: A Study of Margaret Atwoods Marrying the Hangman Dr. K. Reshmi UGC National seminar on Female Voices in Poetry since 1970 38-39 2004

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Womans Quest for New Self and Identity Dr. K. Reshmi Harrows Publications, Chennai 2017 978-93-83581-40-5
2 Ecofeminist Perspective in Margaret Atwood Dr. K. Reshmi Pacific Books International, New Delhi 2016 978-93-82252-90-0

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Humour in Canadian Writings: A Brief Overview Dr. K. Reshmi Humour Traditions in Australia and |Canada Emerald Publishers 2020 9789389080735
2 Neil Bissondaths Dancing: A Critique of Canadian Multiculturalism Dr. K. Reshmi Cultural Perspectives in Modern Literature Emerald Publishers 2019 9788194004257
3 Interface between Literature and Culture: A Critical Study Dr. K. Reshmi Literatures in English for Cross Cultural Communication Annammmal Publications 2018 978-81-923842-5-2
4 Environmental Concern in Sarah Josephs Gift in Green: An Ecocritical Reading Dr. K. Reshmi Critical Essays on New Feminist Writings Pacific Books International, New Delhi 2018 978-93-86655-89-9
5 Cultural Hegemony and Resistance: A Study of Arundhati Roys The God of Small Things Dr. K. Reshmi Critical Essays on Multicultural India: Exploring Inclusiveness and New Humanities Harrows Publications, Chennai 2017 978-93-83581-29-0
6 Woman and Nature: Ecofeminist Imagery in Anita Desais Fire on the Mountain Dr. K. Reshmi Green Thoughts: Essays in Eco-Literature Iyal Publication 2016 978-93-85283-64-2
7 Marginalisation of Woman and Nature: An Ecofeminist Reading of Arundhati Roys The God of Small Things Dr. K. Reshmi Critical perspectives on the Post-1980 Indian Novel in English Yking Books, Jaipur 2016 978-93-85528-59-0
8 Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Feminist Re-Vision of Myths in The Thousand Faces of Night Dr. K. Reshmi Marginalisation et Resistance: Repenser La Femme Langers International, NewDelhi 2016 978-93-85478-43-7
9 Oppression and Suffering in Margaret Atwoods Bodily Harm Dr. K. Reshmi Writing on Rights: Critical Essays on Literature and Human Rights Harrows Publications, Chennai 2015 978-93-83581-19-1
10 Micheal Crichtons Prey: A Cautionary Tale Dr. K. Reshmi Inter-Readings: Text, Context, Significance Department of English, Pondicherry University & Versa Books 2012 81-87300-52-3
11 Between Essentialism and Constructionism: A Study of the Self-Conscious Woman in The Awakening, Surfacing and Agnisakshi Dr. K. Reshmi Comparative Discriminations: Studies in Literature Versa Books 2010 81-87300-51-5

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Critical Essays on New Feminist Writings T. Marx & K. Reshmi Pacific Books International, New Delhi 2018 978-93-86655-89-9

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

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

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 2019 M.A. 6 English Department
2 2018 M.A. 6 English Department
3 2017 M.A. 4 English Department
4 2016 M.A. 4 English Department
5 2015 M.A. 2 English Department
6 2014 M.A. 3 English Department
7 2013 M.A. 1 English Department
8 2012 M.A. 1 English Department
9 2011 M.A. 4 English Department

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 Yogeshwar Dwivedi 6-9-2011 Bridging the Human-Nature Divide: An Ecocritical Reading of Select Contemporary Novels YES 31-8-2017 YES 15-10-2018
2 U. Mahendran 29-8-2012 1200109007 The Representation of Emergency in Select Indian English Novels: A New Historicist Study YES 2-7-2019 YES 24-01-2020
3 Jyolsna B 25-8-2011 Transgressing Binaries and Boundaries:An Analysis of the Problematics of Sex/Gender Categories in Select Contemporary Queer Fiction YES 24-2-2017 YES 03-01-2020
4 Swatilekha Mahato 24-8-2012 Green Politics and Environmental Consciousness: An Ecocritical Study of Select American Women Fiction YES 21-12-2017 YES 24-8-2018
5 Amal George 24-6-2019 1900109001 Not finalised NO NO
6 Gatha Rajagopal 24-6-2019 1900109002 Not finalised NO NO
7 Grace George 21-12-2018 1800109002 Not finalised NO NO
8 Belga Marriya Berk 13-8-2012 1200109006 Testimonial Fiction as Trauma Narrative: A Study of Select Novels on Ethnic Violence in South Asia YES 24-12-2018 YES 25-11-2020
9 Ratheesh P 13-8-2012 1200109002 Tribal Narratives as Counter-Discourse: A Select Study YES 6-7-2018 YES 18-2-2019
10 Aiswarya Vijayan 11-4-2019 1800109003 Not finalised NO NO
11 Athira Sasidharan 10-8-2011 Gender Politics and the Strategies of Subversion in select American Feminist Science Fiction YES 19-9-2016 YES 14-11-2017
12 Amit Ray 05-10-2019 1200109004 Negotiating Identity and Representation: a Study of Select Indo-Fijian Diasporic Narratives YES 11-7-2019 YES 26-10-2020

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

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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 Restoring Harmony: The Relevance of Environmental Literature Short Term Course on Climate Change UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University National 27-08-2021 02-09-2021 2021
2 Invited Talk on Empowering Women: Challenges and Goals Women's Day Special Address Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. College 08-03-2021 08-03-2021 2021
3 Delivered Lecture on Representation of Nature in Canadian Literature Refresher Course UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University National 12-01-2021 12-01-2021 2021
4 Invited Talk on Women and Environment:Literary Reconceptualization Webinar on Women, Gender, Literature: Core Concepts and Perspectives Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Tamil Nadu International 24-08-2020 30-08-2020 2020
5 Delivered Valedictory Address - Survival and Struggle: Thematic Concerns in Canadian Literature New Literatures in English: Themes and Techniques VHNSN College, Virudhunagar International 15-2-2019 15-2-2019 2019
6 Plenary Talk on Ecocritical approaches to Literature: Theory and Practice Myriad Manifestations of Eco-Consciousness in Literature Nirmala College for Women, Tamil Nadu National 20-2-2019 20-2-2019 2019
7 Plenary Talk on Protest against Racial Discrimination in African-American Poetry Protest as a Symbol in Literature, Film and Performing Arts E.S. Arts and Science College, Villupuram, Tamilnadu National 13-3-2019 13-3-2019 2019
8 Keynote Address on Beyond the masculine and the Feminine: Social Construction of Gender Gender Stratification in the Modern Era Sarah Tucker College, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu National 10-4-2019 10-4-2019 2019
9 Indra Sinhas Animals People: Reading as Green-Criminology and Environmental Justice Narrative Insights and Innovations in Humanities, arts and Science 2019 University Putra Malaysia & Bodhi International Journal International 22-8-2019 26-8-2019 2019
10 Plenary Talk on Introduction to Environmental Literary Criticism Workshop on Teaching Literary Theories S. Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur, Tamilnadu National 06-09-2019 06-09-2019 2019
11 Plenary Talk on Humour Tradition in Canadian Literature Humour Traditions in Australia and Canada Center for Australian Studies & Center for Canadian Studies, Institute Of English, University of Ke National 14-11-2019 16-11-2019 2019
12 Delivered a lecture on Ecocriticism Refresher Course in English HRDC, Pondicherry University National 18-9-2018 18-9-2018 2018
13 Cross-Cultural Conflicts in Anita Rau Badamis The Heros Walk Convergence and Divergence: Indian Writing in a Global Context-Canadian and Indian Perspectives Pondicherry University & Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi International 30-8-2018 31-8-2018 2018
14 Plenary talk on Relationship between Culture and Literaturee Teaching Literatures in English for Cross Cultural Communication ELTAI Thoothukudi Chapter & Annammal Collge of Education for Women International 27-7-2018 27-7-2018 2018
15 Invited Talk on Reforms in Evaluation and Assessment Seminar on Developing New Curriculum -2017 State Council for Educational Research and Training, Tamil Nadu National 20-7-2017 22-7-2017 2017
16 Plenary Talk on Themes and Trends in Anglo-Indian and Indo-Anglian Fiction UGC National Seminar on Indo-Anglian Literature and Anglo-Indian Literature C. Venkataswamy Naidu College, Kovilpatti National 12-4-2017 13-4-2017 2017
17 Culture / Nature Dichotomy in Margaret Atwoods Fiction Conference on Canadian Studies: Theory and Practice Indian Association for Canadian Studies & Karunya University International 27-01-2016 29-01-2016 2016
18 Gender and Environment: The Ecofeminist View Seminar on Environmental Security and Sustainable Development in South Asia UNESCO Madenjeet Singh Institute, Center for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University International 19-10-2016 21-10-2016 2016
19 Plenary Talk on Ecofeminism: An Intersection of Feminism and Environmentalism Conference on English Studies, Arts, Education & Women Empowerment International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation International 19-8-2016 20-8-2016 2016
20 Voice of Protest in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich UGC Seminar on Contemporary Literatures in English: Critical Perspectives Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati National 06-01-2015 7-1-2015 2015
21 Exixtentialism in Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot Conference on Ethno Poetic Expressions in Performing Arts School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University International 26-04-2013 26-04-2013 2013
22 Voice of Protest: A Raisin in the Sun and Black Theatre Seminar on Multiple Streams of a Performing Tradition School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University International 26-03-2012 28-03-2012 2012
23 Confessionalism in Sylvia Plaths Daddy and Lady Lazarus UGC Seminar on Confessional Poetry in English: Current Trends Annamalai University National 21-02-2012 22-02-2012 2012
24 Present System of Examinations: Objectives and Shortcomings Seminar on Examinations: Do they Really Examine? Tagore Arts College, Puducherry National 23-03-2009 23-03-2009 2009
25 Delivered a Lecture on Literature and Environment Refresher Course in English ASC, Pondicherry University National 01-08-2007 21-08-2007 2007
26 Voicing the Lives of the Marginalised: a Study of Margaret Laurences The Diviners Seminar on Telling Lives in India and Canada: History and Auto/Biography Center for Canadian Studies, Pondicherry University National 20-03-2006 22-03-2006 2006

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 Coordinator for the IACLALS International Conference on "Literature, Culture and Society in the Age IACLALS & Pondicherry University Pondicherry University International 06-02-2019 08-02-2019 2019
2 Organised International Seminar on New Feminist Writings: From Emancipation to Representation Pondicherry University Pondicherry University International 16-3-2017 17-3-2017 2017
3 Co-ordinator for the National Seminar on Indian Literatures in English: New Directions, Newer Possib Pondicherry University & GIEWEC Pondicherry University National 20-3-2014 21-3-2014 2014
4 Member of the organising Committee for the National Conference on New Beariings in Ecocriticism Pondicherry University Department of English National 20-10-2011 21-10-2011 2011

Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 English Language Teachers Interaction Forum (ELTIF) Member 2011
2 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Life Member 2006
3 Indian Association for Canadian Studies (IACS) Life member 1996

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Doctoral committee member in the Department of English, School of Education, Department of Hindi Period of the candidates doctoral research Approving the topic of research, monitoring the progress of work, assessing the preparation of the candidate to submit synopsis and then thesis.
2 Co-ordinator for RJAF (Research and Journal Alert Forum), Department of English 2016- till date Coordinating the student representatives and arranging Research club meetings on every Thursday in the Department.
3 Co-ordinator for Placement Cell, Department of English 2015 - till date Helping the students to get placements in various organisations.
4 Coordinator, Alumni Association 2019-till date coordinating the alumni to remain as part of the department, conducted Alumni Meet.

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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

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1 Contemporary Critical Trends in Literature Pondicherry University e-workshop one weeek 22-06-2020 28-06-2020 2020
2 Enhancing ICT skills of Educators for Blended and Online Teaching Pondicherry University e-workshop Ten days 21-07-2020 01-08-2020 2020
3 Indigenouus writing from Canada and Australia Department of English, Pondicherry University Pondicherrry university one week 26-03-2019 29-03-2019 2019
4 Contexts of canadian Literature Department of English, Pondicherry University Pondicherrry university one week 03-09-2018 07-09-2018 2018

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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