“Does Santiago Reflect Siddhartha?, ” Odyssey: International Journal for
Literature and Philosophy, IV, (2000), 85-93.
“Buddhist Influence on Modern Western Fiction”, Journal of Nagpur University
English Teachers’ Organization, I, 1 (March 2000), 62 – 75.
“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.
“(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.
“ 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.
“Redefining Transcendentalism in the Light of Ambedkarvad: A Study of
Kirvant & Rutes and Escape Routes”, Re-Markings, VII, 2 (September 2008),
“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
“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
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,
b) Fulbright Scholar, Northern Illinois University, IL, USA, Summer
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
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,
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
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)
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
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
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:
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
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.
i) Examiner of M.Phil Dissertations English and Foreign Languages
ii) Referee for Peer reviewed Research Journal of LAD & SRP College, Nagpur.
iii) Moderator of Question papers RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.
Five registered for PhD
Five M Phil dissertations supervised and submitted
Dr. S.D. Palwekar: Assistant Professor, Senior Grade Brief Resume
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.
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
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.
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