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CURRICULUM VITAE

01. Personal Information


01. Name, Designation and
Address:

Namratha M,
Associate Professor,
Department of English
Kuvempu University
Shankaraghatta
9449265852
namratham@kuvempu.ac.in

02.

Contact Number and E-mail:

03
04

Date of Birth:
Gender and Marital Status:

21-06-1969
Female, single

05

Nationality:

Indian

02. Educational Qualification


Sl.
No

Name of the
Degree

University
/Institution

01

Ph. D

02

Post Graduate Mangalore


Degree
University
Under Graduate St Agnes College
Degree

03

CIEFL(EFLU),
Hyderabad

Month and
Year of Degree
Remarks
Awarded
1996
Topic
Liberal
Politics and the
Individual:
The
critique
in
American
and
British
Feminist
Utopian Fiction of
the 1970s :
1986
1984

03. A. Teaching Experience


Sl.
Designation
University/Institution
No
01 Associate Professor Kuvempu University
02 Assistant Professor Kuvempu University
03 Senior lecturer
Kuvempu University
04 lecturer
Kuvempu University

Specialization:
English Literature
BSc (PCM)

Period
2009 onwards
2007-2009
2002-2007
1998-2002

B. Academic Programs taught:


MA in English Literature, M Phil and Ph D programs
C. Courses Taught
Twentieth Century English Literature
Restoration Drama
1

English Renaissance Literature


Literary Theory
Gender Studies
Reading and Interpretation
Afro-American Literature
ELT
Cultural Studies
Translation Practice

04. Publications
04.1: Books
,1) Waiting for Mr Bond and Other short Stories (2008) Author House, UK
04.2: Articles/Papers Published in Edited Books
1) Confronting Modernity and Post-coloniality: The Last Burden and English
August:An Indian Story (2003) in Joya Chakravorthy (ed) Indian Writing in
English: Perspectives
04.3: Study Material
1). Tragical History of Richard II MA English KSOU 2003 three Units.
2.) Background to the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century MA English
KSOU2003 three Units
3.) Poetry of Ramanujan and Ezekiel MA English KSOU 2003 Three Units
4) European Classics Euripidess Medea MA English KSOU2004 Three
Units.
5.) Chaucer and the Sixteenth Century MA English in Distance mode
Kuvempu University 2008.
6) Literary Theory MA English in Distance mode Kuvempu University
2008.
04.4: Research Papers
1) Reconstituting the imaginary: the self and nationstate in the novels of
Upamanyu Chatterjee in The Quest, vol 16, no 2, December 2002.
2) Confronting Modernity and Post-coloniality: The Last Burden and
English August:An Indian Story in Joya Chakravorthy(ed) Indian
Writing in English: Persepectives 2003.
3) The cosmopolitan Jew and the discourse of marginality in the poetry of
Nissim Eziekel, The Quest, vol 17, no 2, December 2003.
4) Negotiating between two cultures: A study of the textual strategies in the
colonial autobiography Saguna. The Journal of Indian Writing in English,
vol 32, no 2, July 2004.
5) Prajathanthra, Kanoon mathu mahile Jagruthi, Dec-Feb 2005.
6) Cultural mythmaking in Hindi cinema today, The Quest, vol 19, no 2,
December 2005. (Also published as Globalisation, Nationalism and

cultural mythmaking in Hindi cinema of the nineties, Littcrit,vol 31, no 1,


June 2005.)
7) Imperialism and the Best seller The Quest, Vol no 1, June 2006
8) Gender and narrative in Tribal Literature, The Journal of Indian Writing
in English, vol 35, no 2, July 2006.
9) Coping With Capitalism: New Roles for Women in the Visual Media day,
The Quest, Vol 20. no 2, Dec 2006. 103 to 108
10) When Science meets Language, Deccan Herald Education, 8 Nov 2007
11) Whats your Learning Style, Deccan Herald Education, 13 Dec 2007
12) Language and Communication, Deccan Herald Education, 31 Jan 2008.
04.5: Research Paper published in the Proceedings of the seminar/
Conferences/ Symposium
1) Addressing Gender in the curriculum:The case of Kuvempu
University(2010 ) in Nayak, Kishori (ed) Mainstreaming Gender in the
Curriculum (Proceedings of a National Workshop organized during 2224 March 2007), Centre for Womens Studies, Mangalore University .
2) Gender and Meaning in the public Space Today in Book Of Abstracts XII
National Conference on Feminism, Education and the Transformation of
Knowledges: Processes and Institutions, 7-10 February, 2008, Indian
Association for Womens Studies
3) Internet Arranged Marriages and the Passions of New Eve in Book of
Abstracts & ResearchGate online website IAWS XIII National
Conference Resisting Marginalization, Challenging Hegemonies
Revisioning Gender Politics (21-24th January 2011).
05. Research Guidance
05.1: Ph.D (Completed) : Four
1) Women and Politics in Sidney Sheldons Novels, Kavitha K 2010
2)The Poetic Style of Nissim Eze4kiel _Pedagogical Approach, G M
Tungesh 2010
3)Translation Difficulties Between SLT and TLT with Reference to
Selected Yemeni Translated Novels and Social Issues from Arabic into
English. Qasim Ali Abdoo 2010
4)A Typological Study of Characters in R K Narayans Novels, Umesh G
N 2011.
05.2: Ph. D (Ongoing) :Four
1) Depiction of the lives of women in the novels of south Indan Christian
women writers,Divya Das 2007
2)Gender and class in 0aguib Mahfouzs selected novel, Ali Saleha 2008
3) Differeing images of family in the works of Anita Desai, Shashi
Deshpande and Meena Aexander, Sowmya T G 2010
4)The mother/daughter relationship in the novels of Jamaica Kincaid and
Amy Tan, C V Rajani 2011

05.3: M.Phil (Completed):Four


1) A Study of Meena Alexanders Autobiography Faultlines, Lavanya H M
2008
3) A Study of O V Vijayans 0ovel Saga of Dhramapuri, SmithaD2010
3) Sexual Politics in Lajja and Chameli, Vasuki J P 2010
4) A Study of Women in Vaidehis Selected and Translated Short Stories,
SheelaD N 2010
05.4: M.Phil (Ongoing) submitted & awaiting results
1)Gender and Caste in Kanagals Movies, Arundhathi S S submitted 09/2011

05.5: Student Project Guidance: 40 (approximate)


06. Research Projects
Sl.
No
01

Investigator/
Coinvestigator
Self

Title of
the
Project
Birds
of
Bhadra

Funding
Agency

Amount

Man
Power
appointed
/Trained
-

Duration and
Status
(Ongoing/Compl
eted)
2011-2012

06. Conferences, Seminars, Training Programmes, Refresher courses, etc., Organized


Name of the
Sl.
Level (University/State/
Number of
Conference/Symposia/
Date(s)
No
National/International)
participants
Seminar
01 National Workshop on
2005
national
Poetry & Society
(member of the
organizing committee)
02

National Seminar on
Womens Issues today

national

2009

(Organizing Secretary)

07. Conferences, Seminars, etc Attended and Papers Presented


Sl.
Title of the
Seminar/Conference
Date(s)
Remarks
No
Paper Presented
01 UGC
sponsored 18-29 March, 1999, Post-war
participant
National Seminar on St
Dominic Womens SFPost-war
American College,
Challenge
to
4

Fiction

02

KanjeerapallyKotta Critical Theory


yam.
Regional Workshop on 21-26,
March,
Nation, Culture and 2001,
Mysore Nil
Development: Canada University and the
and India,
Shastri
IndoCanadian Institute ,
New Delhi.

03

National Seminar on 30-31,


August,
Recent Trends in Indian 2001,
Nirmala
Writings in English
College,
Coimbotore.

04

Eighth
International
conference on The art
and
politics
of
subversion: Theory in
the counter mode

05

National Seminar on
Negotiating
English,
11-12 March 2007
National Seminar on
Negotiating English
Workshop
on 22-24 March 2007,
Mainstreaming Gender Mangalore
in the Curriculum
University
Womens
Study
Centre,
XII
National 7-10
February,
Conference
on 2008,
Indian
Feminism, Education Association
for
and the Transformation Womens Studies,
of
Knowledges:
Processes
and
Institutions
Southern
Regional 12, 13th October
Indian
workshop
on 2009,
for
Reaffirming Plurality; Association
Seeking Justice and Womens Studies
and Roshini Nilaya,
Democracy
Mangalore
National Conference on 11,12 Feb 2010,
New Research Methods North Maharastra
in the Humanities
University, Jalgoan.

06

07

08

09

10

UGC

Seminar

participant

Perspectives on Invited talk


Contemporary
Womens
fiction in India
in English
14-17 December, Women
and participant
2005, Mangalore Contemporary
University
and cultural theory
Forum
for
Contemporary
Theory, Baroda.
11-12 March 2007, nil
Chaired
DVS College &
session
Kuvempu
University

on 28th

April

Addressing
Invited
Gender in the presentation
Curriculum

Gender
and participant
Meaning in the
public
Space
Today)

Gender, Caste participant


and Identity

Nil

participant

2010 Women Writers Invited


5

Literature and Politics

11

12

Kamala
Nehru
Memorial National
College Shimoga
UGC
Sponsored 30. 31 July 2010
national
Seminar DRM
College,
Understanding
Davangere
Language
Functions
and Study of language
IAWS
National 21-24th
January
Conference Resisting 2011
Mahatma
Marginalization,
Gandhi
Challenging
Antarashtriya Hindi
Hegemonies
Viswavidhyalaya
Revisioning
Gender Wardha
Politics

and Politics of presentation


the Novel
Learning
Invited
Theories
and presentation
Pedagogic
practices
Internet
participant
Arragned
Marriages and
the Passions of
New Eve

8. Administrative Experience
Sl.
Position
Organization
Duration
No
01 Faculty Advisor of Ladies KU
1999-2000
Hostel
02 BOE Chairman
KU, Dept of 2009-2010
English

Responsibilities

9. Memberships of University Bodies/other organizations


Sl.
No

University/
Organization/Institute Body

Nature of Association

01

BOE in English

KU

Since 1999

02

BOS in English

KU

Since 2002

KU

2003-04

03

Hostel Advisory committee

04

BOE in English, Bangalore Bangalore University


University

05

Faculty of Arts

Period

2004-05

KU

2005-06

06

KUTA executive member

KU

2005-06

Students grievance redressal


Committee

KU

2007-08

07
08

College affiliation committee

09

BOS in English

KU
Davengere University

2006-12
Since 2009

10

IAWS

National registered

Life member

10. Other Information


I have attended a work shop on creative writing in the USA in August
September2009. In November 2009, I visited the USA again to promote my book
Waiting for Mr Bond at the Miami International Book Fair. In addition the
illustrated book on the birds of Bhadra based on field observations is nearly done
and is due to be published.