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About US
Department of English was established in 1958. It offers a Post graduate course in English studies and research. Its focus (since inception) was concentrated on British literature spread over six papers till the end of the twentieth century. The remaining optional papers used to accommodate American literature, Comparative literature. But because of the growth of new literatures /writings, new papers such as Films studies , Dalit literature, New trends in Indian writings , African-American literature are now incorporated in the new syllabus to justify the semester pattern introduced by the university after a decade of twenty first century. The new pattern encourages the students to read more and gives a wider scope to them to choose the areas of their interest.

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
To broaden the mental horizons of students and to provide them with more tolerant and liberal worldview.
 

 

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COURSES AVAILABLE: M.A. in ENGLISH
 

SPECIALISATIONS:
INTAKE CAPACITY-60
 

 

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ADMISSION : ELIGIBILITY /PROCEDURES:
Any graduate from UGC recognized university. However, the candidates with English literature/ additional studies in English literature will be preferred for admission.
 

 

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SYLLABUS: For further details see the University Website or url : http://rtmnu.digitaluniversity.ac/Web Files/M.A_English_Semester_Pattern_Syllabus 2012.pdf
 

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TEACHING FACULTY

 

NAME OF FACULTY AND DESIGNATION SPECIALISATION AREA OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH REGULAR
FACULTY
DHARAMDAS M SHENDE
PROFFESOR & HoD
dmshende@yahoo.co.in
AMERICAN LITURATURE
DALIT SAHITYA
DECONSTRUCTION
CULTURAL STUDIES

     
SHOMA SEN
ASSOCIATE PROFFESOR
shomasen@hotmail.com
 
WOMEN STUDIES
DIASPORIC LIT.
INDIAN WRITINGS
POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
     
SD PALWEKAR
ASSTT. PROFESSOR
sanjayacademics@gmain.com
CRITICAL THEORIES
ECOCRITICISM
ROMANTIC POETRY
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
     
     

 

 

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Name: Dharamads M. Shende
Designation: Professor & Head-Dept. of English
Area of Interest/Research: Modern American Fiction,
Postcolonialism , Dalit Sahitya , Deconstruction, Cultural Studies
Phone: 0091-712-2548617, Cell: 0091-9923399672 E-mail: dmshende@yahoo.co.in
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PUBLICATIONS:

  1. “Does Santiago Reflect Siddhartha?, ” Odyssey: International Journal for Literature and Philosophy, IV, (2000), 85-93.

  2. “Buddhist Influence on Modern Western Fiction”, Journal of Nagpur University English Teachers’ Organization, I, 1 (March 2000), 62 – 75.

  3. “Politics of Oppression: A Study of Some of the Cultural Issues in African American and Dalit Autobiographical Writings,” National University of Modern Languages (Islamabad, Pakistan, 2006), pp. 85-108.

  4. “(Agri)Culture in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and Sadanand Deshmukha’s Baromas : Beyond Postcolonialism,” ICFAI: Journal of English Studies, III, 2 (June 2007), 67-87.

  5. “ The Retold Truth : Burning Bright in the Light of the Buddha’s Teachings,” John Steinbeck’s Global Dimensions ( Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press Inc., 2008), pp. 153-65.

  6.  “Redefining Transcendentalism in the Light of Ambedkarvad: A Study of Kirvant & Rutes and Escape Routes”, Re-Markings, VII, 2 (September 2008), pp.27-34.

  7. “Balancing Duality: An Indian Approach to Better the World” byICD, Berlin (Germany) (http://www.cultural diplomacy.org/ academy/ index.php? en-symposium2010-reviews-participant-papers) July 2010
     

  8. “Better Culture, Better Civilization: Rethinking Multiculturalism” by ICD, Berlin (Germany) http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/ cultural diplomacy news/participant-papers) June 2011.
     

Book ( Edited):
Deconstruction: New Considerations in Humanities (A Festschrift in Honour Professor JB Paranjape) Saarbrucken: Lamberd Academic Publisher, 2012 (Germany).
 

Currently working on:
8) Internecine (Post)colonial Discourse: Understanding Dalit Plays in the Light of Ambedkarvad with special Reference to Datta Bhagat’s Routes and Escape-Routes and Premanand’s Gajvi’ Kirvant.
 

OVERSEASE VISITS (Research/Academic):
a) Visiting Research Scholar, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Summer 1994
b) Fulbright Scholar, Northern Illinois University, IL, USA, Summer 2004
c) Sixth International Steinbeck Congress, Kyoto, Japan, June 2005
d) First International Conference on American Literature, NUML, Islamabad, Pakistan, September 2005.
e) International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy, ICD, at Berlin (Germany) 23-30 May 2010.
f) Dept. of English and American Studies Humboldt University, Zu Berlin (Germany) June 2011.
g) 26th Annual MELUS Conference by Dept. of English ,Santa Clara University, CA (USA), 19-22 April 2012

COORDINATION OF REFRESHER COURSE (UGC Sponsored):
a) Text in the Context
b) Understanding Multiculturalism: New Approaches to Indian Writings in English
c) Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse
d) Interdisciplinarity: Understanding Culture and Literature
e) Literature and Discourse of Marginalized
f) Comparative Literature

ORGANIZATION OF SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS :
a) A One-day National Seminar on “Multi-Dimensional Steinbeck: A New Millennium Perspective,” (February 27, 2003)
b) AThree-dayNational Seminar on “Understanding Multiculturalism: Translation, Culture and Literature” in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, (5-7 February 2008)
c) A One-day workshop on “Deconstruction: Sites and Insights (January 15, 2007)
d) A One-day seminar on “New Trends in Critical Theory” (June 16, 2012).

 

RESOURCE PERSON(Seminar/ Conference/Refresher Course/ M.Phil. Course):
 

a) International Conference on “Politics, Ideology and Literature: Trends and Tendencies in Contemporary Writing” organized by the Department of English, University of Mumbai on 20 – 22 February 2004.
b) “John Steinbeck & the West : Comparative and Postcolonial Perspectives,” a one-day National Seminar organized by the Department of English, Pondicherry University on February 27, 2006.
c) “Ambedkar and the Nation,” a two-day National Seminar organized by the the Centre for Ambedkar Studies, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur on 28-29 March 2007.
d) National Conference on “Emerging Literary Theories” organized by the Department of Comparative Languages and Literature, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon on 4-5 March 2008.
e) Lectures on “Modern American Fiction” in the Refresher Course, Department of Englsih, R.D.University, Jabalpur in August 2003.
f) Lectures on “Postcolonial Theory” in the Refresher course, Department of English, Dr. B.A.Marathwada University, Aurangabad in December 2005.
g) Lectures on Modern American Fiction in M.Phil. course, Sant Gadage Baba Amravati University in May 2007.
h) On the topic of “Rethinking Multiculturalism”, in a weeklong Session of ICD, Berlin (Germany) in
June 2011.
 

 

EXAMINER FOR Ph. D. THESES :
 

a) Osmania University, Hyderabad
b) Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur
c) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra
d) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University, Aurangabad
e) North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
f) Swami Ramanad Teerth Marathwada University. Nanded
g) Sant GadageBaba Amravati University, Amravati

 

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
a) “Cultural Interface in the Fiction of Kamla Das and Manju Kapoor” by Leena Chandanani. January 2004 (Ph. D.)
b) “Colonized Psyche: Journey Towards Liberation in the Texts of Paule Marshall” by Geetanjali Diwekar, July 2004 (Ph. D.)
c) “Understanding Her Postcolonial Ethos in the Postmodern Fiction : A Cross Cultural Perspective ” by Meera Pardesi , January 2008 ( Submitted in January 2012 for Ph.D.)
d) Walt Whitman and ST Coleridge: Buddhist Humanism, December 2006 (M.Phil.)
e) Jack Kerouac: A Writer with Buddhist Mission, December 2007 (M. Phil.)
f) “Rethinking Human Civilization: A Study of the Writings of Cormac McCarthy” by Shefali Gulab, January 2009 ( Ph. D.).
g) Simplexcity: A Study of the Writings of Ruskin Bond in the light of Human Relationship by Mrs. Kundu, July 2010 (Ph.D.)

 

MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANIZATIONS:
1) Indo-American Centre for International Studies, (Formerly ASRC) Hyderabad.
2) Dhvanyaloka: Centre for Indigenous Cultural Studies , Mysore.
3) Steinbeck Society , USA

 

Shoma Sen: Associate Professor,Dept. of English, RTM Nagpur University,
 

I. National/International Seminars:
i) Invited as Keynote Speaker by Asia Pacific Research Network for International Seminar “Women Resisting Crisis and War” at Philippines, 14-24 July, 2010
ii) Read paper on “Women, Development and Displacement” at National Seminar organized by Forum for Inclusive Growth, New Delhi, October 10, 2010.
iii) Participated and read paper at National Conference of Indian Association for Women’s Studies at Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, 21-25th Jan, 2011.
iv) Chaired the session on Women and Literature at National seminar organized at Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad on 26th Feb 2010.
v) Was an Invited Speaker at the National Seminar on Role of English in Travel &Tourism at Bhiwapur Mahavidyalaya, Bhiwapur.
vi) Invited as Judge for research papers at International Conference on English Teaching at Tulsiram Gaikwad-Patil College, 24-25the Feb, 2012.
 

 

II. Research Papers/Books published:
i) Paper on “Women, Development and Displacement” at website: www.sanhati.com
ii) Jointly edited book Scripting the Change Daanish Books, Delhi, 2011.
iii) Research paper published in book, Women Resisting Crisis and War published by APRN, Quezon City, Philippines, March 2012.
iv) Research paper on “English for Travel Writing” published in book Role of English for Travel & Tourism , Nagpur 2012.
v) Research Paper on “Sexual Assault: a Political Weapon!” accepted for publication by WILP (Women’s International League for Peace) publication.
vi) Research Paper on “Subaltern Women’s Writings” accepted for publication by International Seminar Comt of Ratlam College, Mumbai.

 

III. Resource Person and Coordinator at Refresher Courses:
i) Invited as resource person at Refresher Course in English Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 17-18 July, 2012
ii) Invited as resource person for RC English at Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University.
iii) Invited as Resource person at RC to speak on Women’s Studies at RC Sociology, Nagpur and Amravati.
iv) Conducted RC at Dept of English November 2011 as Coordinator.
 


IV. Consultancy:
i) Examiner of M.Phil Dissertations English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad.
ii) Referee for Peer reviewed Research Journal of LAD & SRP College, Nagpur.
iii) Moderator of Question papers RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

Research Guidance:
Five registered for PhD
One submitted
Five M Phil dissertations supervised and submitted
 

 

 

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Dr. S.D. Palwekar: Assistant Professor, Senior Grade Brief Resume 2009-2012

MAJOR RESEARH PROJECT: (Completed ) of Rs. 5, 56,200(five lakhs fifty Six thousand and two hundred) entitled Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and Environment granted by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
 

PUBLICATIONS:
Book :
Literature and Environment: A select Study of A Study of select British , American and Indian Writings, published by Lambert Academic Publishing , Germany, 2012.
 

Research Papers :
1. Demystification of Postcolonialism : A Study of Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger , published in The Journal of Interdisciplinary Policy and Research and Action, Vol III, Issue 1,/ January – March , 2009
2. An Insight into Bama’s Sangati , published in Contemporary Discourse: A Peer reviewed International Journal, volume I Issue I, July 2010, Mumbai
3. Eco-critical Reading of Arun Joshi’s Strange Case of Billy Bishwas , Published in Re-Markings, vol 9, No, 2 September, 2010, Agra
4. Bama’s Sangati : From Dalit Feminist Perspective, published in The Indian Journal of English Studies, vol XLVIII, Jan 2011-04-06, New Delhi
5. Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and Environment With Special Reference to Tukdoji Maharaj’s Gramgeeta, Published in The Literary Musing, A Refereed Journal of English Language and Literary Writings, published by Sunrise publishers and Distributors, Jaipur, India
6 Literature, Nature and Human Nature: An Ecocentric Analysis of Selected Poems of Wordsworth and Coleridge, published in TLV vol V ,Department of English Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag
7. Deconstruction: Metaphysics of Presence and Absence. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany
8. Chinua Achebe’s Things fall Apart: From Post-colonial Perspective. Indian Journal of English Studies, 2012
9. Cloud around the Silver Lining:Marginality and Social Exclusion in Arundhati Roy’s God of Small Things, Adiga’s The White Tiger and Vikas Swarups Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire). Post Graduate Teaching Department of English, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala. January , 2012-08-13
10. Ecofeminism: An Overview. Indian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, January, 2012, Nagpur.
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Paper presentation Abroad:
1. Presented paper entitled “Arun Joshi’s The Foreigner: From Multicultural Perspective in the International Conference on Multiculturalism: Theory and Practice organized by Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University (UK) , held at Gregynog Hall, Near Newton Powys, Mid Wales, UK, 14-17 May 2012.
2. Presented paper entitled “The Ecovision of Margarrete Fuller” in the International Conference organized by the Department of British and American Studies, West Timisoara University, Romania, held on 17-19 May, 2012.
 

M.Phil : submitted her dissertation entitled “ V.S. Naipaul’s House for Mr Bishwas and Arun Joshi' The Foreigner: From Multicultural Perspective” in 2006-07 for M.Phil degree
 

Ph.D : Five Scholars are working under my supervision
 

 

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