Department Details


OVERVIEW

The Department of English has been a part of the college since its inception in 1952. The B.A. English course was established in the year 1980. The department was upgraded as a PG Department in 1999. It offers an Add-On Course in Communicative English.
The Department has built a brand name over the years, with the service of stalwarts like Sister Berchmans, Ms.Rose Andrews, Ms.Radha Nair, Ms.Maya Premanand, Ms Joan Williams, Ms. Seetha Ramakrishnan, Dr.M.D.Radhika, Dr.Lalitha Menon. Ms.Tessie Thanjan, Ms.Ancy Mathew and Ms.Beulah Thomas.
The Department has an impressive roll of honour with 23 University ranks for UG and one rank for PG down the years.  The progression from UG to PG is above 90%. The Pass Percentage has been high throughout. Subsequently, the Demand Ratio for the courses offered is very high. 10 of our students have cleared the National Eligibility Test.
The alumnae of the department are well-placed in various fields of enterprise. A good number of them are employed as faculty in colleges, teachers in schools and as journalists and writers. The department maintains strong bonds with the alumnae through ELAN, the English Literature Alumnae Association. 
The Department is a Training Partner of ASAP, the Additional Skills Acquisition Programme of the Govt. of Kerala. This programme offers training in Communicative English and IT skills in order to improve the employability quotient of the students. 
The department publishes Diotima’s, a Peer Reviewed Research Journal with the focus on New Readings. Seven issues of the journal have come out so far.
There are a large number of Clubs that the Department has launched – these are Bookscape – the Readers’ Club, Repertoire – the Theatre Club, Crossfire – the Debating Club, TransVision – the Radio Club, Mise-en Scene – the Film Club, Avant-Garde– the Innovation Club, and Grassroots – the Environment Club.
The Department engages in three major Extension activities – students offering tuition in Varadoor LP School, voluntary services in SUMAN Rehabilitation Centre for mentally challenged women, and the Mother Veronica Library for the women and children of the college neighbourhood.
The Department organized a UGC sponsored Seminar on Visual Culture and the Humanities in September, 2015.Our PG students’ organized a PG students National Seminar on Mythologies Today on March 16th, 2016.
The students of the department represent a vibrant cross section of the society. Notable student achievements include the two novels published by the students Ms.Anjumol B (Thulamazha Peyyumbol – 2012) and Ms.Ananya Gopi ( Njaan Seetha – 2015) and the Idea Star Singer Title won by Ms.Merin Gregory. Ms. Merlin Babu is now a notable film director. Ms. Tintu Abraham was part of the Indian Handball team at the Incheon Asian Games, 2013.Ms.Varsha Vinu (Second PG) won the Film Critics Award for the Best Malayalam play back singer in 2017 and the nomination for Film Fare awards. 
The future plan of the department is to be upgraded as a Research Centre.

Courses Offered:                   UG English Language and Literature
                                                PG English Language & Literature 
 
                                                Add-on Course in Communicative English

                                   
 VISION                     : Enabling Expression
MISSION                   : Enhancing Communicative Skills
Laying a strong Foundation in the Subject
Inculcating a sound critical sense
Fostering Research Aptitude
Empowering through Gender Awareness
Effective Inner Growth through Literature

FACULTY

Name

Designation

 

Shyama E

Associate Professor

Ramani C.E

Associate Professor

Bindu A

Associate Professor

Shanti Vijayan

  Assistant Professor

Surya K

  Assistant Professor

Aparna Nandakumar

  Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Antony

  Assistant Professor

Preethy Mary George

  Assistant Professor

 

 

FORMER FACULTY 

Ms.Rose Andrews                              1955-89
Ms.Radha Nair                                    1966-1998
Ms.Maya Premanand                          1967-1993
Ms. Seetha Ramakrishnan                   1970-2002
Ms Joan Williams                                1973-1994
Sr. Carmilla                                        1975-1995
Sr. Hannah                                         1978-1995
Dr.M.D.Radhika                                1980-2013
Dr.Lalitha Menon                              1980-2014
Ms.Ancy Mathew                               1983-2015
Ms. Tessie Thanjan                              1989-2012
Ms.Beulah Thomas                             1993-2015

PUBLICATIONS

2012- No. of publications- 7

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

ISSN NO

Place and Month/Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms.Shyama E.

     “Deceptive Polarities in Raja Rao and V. S. Naipaul

Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminar on New Literatures. Dept.of English,  Govt.Brennen College

 

Thalassery,
2012

National

2

Ms. Surya K.

“The Enigma of Female Independence: A Study of Advaita Kala’s Almost Single

Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminar on New Literatures. Dept.of English,  Govt.Brennen College

 

Thalassery,
2012

National

3

Ms. Preethy Mary George

  “Victimization Of Women: A Study on Margaret Atwood’s Novel Surfacing”.

Research Scholar, Vol. II. No. IV.

ISSN 2249-6696

December 2012

National

4

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“The Play Hayavadana: An Innovative Experiment and a New Direction to Modern Indian Theatre.”

Research Journal, Misbah Book 7. Vol. 7.

ISSN 0976-2523

January-2012

National

5

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“A Post-colonial Reading of the Play Hayavadana.”

Research Scholar, Vol. II. No. II.

ISSN 2249-6696

June 2012

National

6

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“Postcolonial Concepts in The English Teacher”

Research Scholar, Vol. II. No. I-B

ISSN-2249-6696

March 2012/

National

7

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“Deconstruction of the Poem Mirror ”

Baselius Researcher, Vol. XIII. No. 2.

ISSN 0975-8658

July-December  2012/

National

II) 2013 No. of publications- 5

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

ISSN NO

Place and Month/Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms. Aparna Nandakumar

“Mapping Desire and Violence on the University Campus”

Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics, Vol. 2, No. 2,

ISSN: 2278-3423

HYDERABAD
December 2013

NATIONAL

2

Ms. Aparna Nandakumar

“The Romance of the Campus: Revisiting the Genre of Campus Films in Malayalam”

Diotima’s: A Journal of New Readings

ISSN: 2319-4189

KOZHIKODE
December 2013

NATIONAL

3

Ms. Preethy Mary George

 “Beyond Cultural Identity: Reflections on Multiculturalism in One Amazing Thing”.

Discourse,Vol.1No.2

ISSN2321-0214

September
2013

National

4

Ms. Preethy Mary George

Voices and Silences in One Amazing Thing.

LUX MONTIS( Girideepam Institute of Advanced Learning),Vol.1No.1

ISSN2321-8053

July2013

National

5

Ms. Preethy Mary George

 

“Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in English – Success or Failure?”

Hindustan University Chennai-The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics

ISSN 0974-8741

Special Issue January 2013

 National

III) 2014 No of Publications -2

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

ISSN NO

Place and Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms. Chitra Sebastian

‘War on Terror’ as Refining the Sense of Security of a Common Man in Europe: A Close Look at One Day in the Life of Henry Perowne’

SVASH ( Swami Vivekanada Association of Science and humanities) – a multi disciplinary researcher’s forum

ISBN 978- 81- 907480- 9-4

Trivandrum, 2014

International

2

Ms. Chitra Sebastian

Deconstructing the Perceived Homogeneity of the Japanese :
Burakumin as the Social Outcastes of Japan”

34th Annual Session of South
Indian History Congress

 

Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Tanjavoor, Tamil
Nadu from 28th February to 2nd March, 2014.

National

IV) 2015 -No of Publications -2

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

ISSN NO

Place and Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms. Surya K.

“The Ideal of Femininty: Woman in Indian Television Advertisements

Research Scholar

2249-6696

Vol 5. N0.3
Sept. 2015

National

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper/
Book Chapter

Name of the Book and page no

Publisher

Place and Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

2

Dr. Kavya Krishna K.R.

Gender and Performance: The Re-invention of Mohiniyattam in Early Twentieth Century Kerala

Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing
(Eds) Indrani Mukherjee Saugatha Baduri (JNU New Delhi)

Springer

Netherlands, New York, New Delhi
2015

International

V) 2016 No of Publications – 13

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

ISSN NO

Place and Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms. Shanthi Vijayan

“Postfeminist Mythopoeia: Oppositional Consciousness at Work in Sarah Joseph’s Oorukaval” 

International Journal of  English Language, Literature and Translation Studies
Vol.3, Issue.1, 2016.P.444-449

ISSN-2349-9451

2016

International

2

Ms. Shanthi Vijayan

“Immanence and Transcendence: Forest as an Archetypal and Ecological Abode in the Select Works of Sarah Joseph” 

South Asian Journal of  Multidisciplinary Studies,Vol.4, Issue 3.
P.101-109

ISSN-2349-7858.

2016

International

3

Ms. Surya K.

“Femininity and the Beauty Ideal: Image of the Woman in Indian Popular Media

The Criterion

0976–8165

Online
Oct 2016 Vol 7 Issue 5

International

4

Ms. Surya K

Articulations of Power: Female Agency in Shobha De’s Socialite Evenings

IJELR Journal

2349-9451

Online
Vol.3 Issue 4
2016 Oct-Dec

International

5

Ms. Surya K

Gender Politics and Cultural Representation.: The Dynamics of Power in Women’s Magazines”

Singularities

2348-3369

Unity women’s College Manjeri,2016

National

6

Dr. Kavya Krishna K. R.

Engendering Revolution: A Study of Select Textual Representations of the Radical Left Movement in Kerala

World Journal of Gender and Literature

ISSN NO-2349-1620

New Delhi July 2016

National

7

Dr.Kavya Krishna K.R.

Rukmini Devi Arundale and the Making of Bharatanatyam

The Literary Voyage

ISSN NO-2348-5272

Rachana Publications, Gulbarga, Karnataka 2016

National

8

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Unfathomed Emotional Spaces : Posttraumatic Women Psyche

International al Research Journal  of Humanities, Language and Literature June 2016, Vol. 3,
Issue. 6 ,
Pg. 136 – 145

2394-1642

2016

International

9

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Violence; Silence  and the Awakening in Between

International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities June 2016, Vol. 4,
Issue. 6,
Pg. 369 -374

2321-7065

2016

International

10

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Panthibhojanam : A Story of Adaptation

Institute of Research Advances- International Journal of Education and Multidisciplinary Studies July 2016,
Vol. 4,
Issue. 1,
Pg. 10 – 15

2455-2526

2016

International

11

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Living in the Midst of Incomprehensible

Journal of English Language and Literature July 2016,
Vol. 3,
Issue. 3,
Pg. 1-4

2349-9753

2016

International

12

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

A Partisan’s Daughter and the social world

Research Journal of English Language and Literature July- September 2016,
Vol. 4,
Issue. 3,
Pg. 120-126

 

2395-2363

2016

International

13

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Consuming Culture : A Reading of Food Capitalism

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences December 2016,
Vol. 7,
Issue.2,
Pg. 80-88

0976-1861

0976-1861

National

 

VI) 2017 No of publications till July -1

Sl No

Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

ISSN NO

Place and Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms. Surya K.

“Femininity and the Ideal of Emancipation: A Comparative Reading of the Films English Vinglish and How Old are You?

Assonance Journal

2394-7853.

Calicut University

Dept. of Russian and Comparative Literature
Jan 2017
N0.17

National

 

MAJOR/MINOR PROJECTS (FACULTY):  
Chitra Sebastian – Ongoing UGC Minor project (1,80,000) for the proposal “Anti-Realist Techniques Employed in the Japanese Noh Theatre”.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
PRESENTATIONS ( IV Sem PG students)

SL.NO

                          NAME

TOPIC

COLLEGE

1.

Swathi T

Tracing the Margins: Analysis of the Ethnocentrism in Khaled Hosseini’s                                        ‘The Kite Runner’

 

 

KAHM Unity Women’s College,
Manjeri.

2.

Remya R

Historical Revisionism in Kammattipadam: A Regional Chronicle of Dalit History.

 

KAHM Unity Women’s College,
Manjeri.

3.

Renu G

Myth and Nationalism: A Study of the Hindutva Politics.

 

Providence Women’s College.

4.

Alicia Jacob

Crossing thresholds: A Transition from Feminism to Womanism.
Discovering the self: Archetypal Patterns in ‘Charlie’.

 

KAHM Unity Women’s College,
Manjeri.

 

  Providence Women’s College.

5.

Haritha M.B
Sreelakshmi N

Bonding Feminine: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty.

 

Providence Women’s College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS (IV Sem PG students)

SL.NO

NAME OF THE STUDENT

NAME OF THE JOURNAL

TOPIC

1.

Alicia Jacob

 

Tracings. Volume 2, Issue 1.

Crossing thresholds: A Transition from Feminism to Womanism.

2.

Remya R

 

Tracings. Volume 2, Issue 1.

Historical Revisionism in Kammattipadam: A Regional Chronicle of Dalit History.

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