Sunday, September 18, 2011

Last minute details

Dear Friends
Queries are still coming in, so here are some clarifications:

Some of our delegates from abroad are staying at Swagath Hotel where
they have made bookings.

Delegates from India will stay at the OUCIP Guest House. OUCIP was
formerly the ASRC and it is also the conference venue.

From the airport you take a cab to the venue. There is also public
transport available.

If you come by train you are advised to get off at Secunderabad stn.
From the Rly Stn you need to take an auto for Osmania campus.

Hyderabad is warm and sultry these days. No need for woollens.

A suggestion: If there are creative writers in our midst why dont you
bring your poem / short story along. If we can find some time and
space in the evening it would be nice to have a reading session.

Another point: anyone bringing some music along on CD or pen drive?
Think you could shake a leg one evening?

There have been a LOT of changes since I circulated the program
outline last. The final schedule will be circulated only at the
conference now.

See you in Hyderabad. Wish you all safe journeys!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Titles of Papers to be presented

1. Aarttee Kaul Dhar

Assoc. Prof. NDIIT, Nehru Place New Delhi

Ramayana Retellings: Laying Janaki to Rest

2. Akanksha Bansal

Research Scholar – M.Phil Linguistics

JNU, New Delhi-67.

The Cyberspace Trilogy: Cyborg through the lens of Linguistics

3. Akiko Ogihara

Soka University, Japan

Representations of Terrorism in the American Media

4. Amin Malak, Ph.D.

Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Seer or Cynic? Demasking Naipaul’s Discourse on Africa

5. Amit. P.Shesh

Department of English,

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University,


Use of Tricksters in Gerald Vizenor’s Novels

6. Andy Chih-ming Wang

Institute of European and American Studies

Academia Sinica

Taipei, Taiwan

Formosa and Its Betrayals: The Affective Paradox of Diaspora

7. Anil Raina

Professor of English

Panjab University


The Politics of the ‘Storied Dead’: Wirza Waheed’s The Collaborator

8. Anne Angeline Abraham

Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara.Kerala

Harlem to Hip Hop: History through the Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

9. Aparna Mahajan

Research scholar

University of Jammu, Jammu

Affirmation of Self in Manju Kapur's Difficult Daughters

10. Arnab Kumar Sinha

Lecturer in English, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal

Multiple Responses at the ‘Contact Zone’: A Transcultural Study of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

11. Ashis Sengupta

Professor, Department of English, University of North Bengal 734013

Staging Diaspora: South Asian American Theatre Today

12. Ashu Vashisht


Selection Grade Lecturer

Govt. P.G. College for Women, Parade Ground, Jammu, J & K State.

Universal Harmony and Psychic Wholeness: Fantasy as Reality and Reality as Fantasy in A B Guthrie’s The Last Valley (`975) and Fredrick Manfred’s Green Earth (1977).

13. Azad Hamad Sharif

Instructor, Department of English

College of Languages,

Salahaddin University

Erbil–Kurdistan Region

The Destiny of Man and Environment in Jean Sasson's Love in a Torn Land

13. Bhumika Sharma

Dept. of English, International College For Girls, IIS University, Gurukul Marg, Mansarovar, Jaipur,

Baldwin’s Quest for ‘Panacea’: A Case Study

14. Charu C Mishra

KG Arts & Sc. College

Raigarh (CG)

Veiled & Unveiled: Draupadi in Pratibha Ray’s ‘Yajnaseni’ & Irawati Karve’s ‘Yuganta’

15. Daigaku Murata

Soka University.

Global Solutions for Japan in the American Framework: Translating Cultures

16. Dean Brink

Assistant Professor, English Department, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Assembling Intertexts and Intratexts for a Post-Jim Crow World: Richard Wright's Haiku

17. Debalina Banerjee

Assistant Professor, Vidyasagar Evening College, Kolkata ;

The Inscrutable Americans: Redefining Nations, Cultures and Identities

18. Debobani Biswas

Institute of Engineering & Industrial Technology


An exploration of Isaac Asimov’s Robot series: The Caves of Steel,The Naked Sun and The Robots of Dawn

19. Dipankar Purkayastha

Professor of English, Assam University, Silchar - 788011,

The Transnational Space: Representations of Africa in Diasporic Locations


20. Garima Williams

Asstt. Prof. , P.S.Institute of

Technology, NH2

Agra Highway, Kanpur,,

Expatriate Sensibility in the short fiction of Rohinton Mistry

21. G.A. Ghanshyam

Professor of English,

Govt. M. L. Shukla College, Bilaspur (C.G.)

Behind The Bars: Ugly Reality In Beautiful Thing

22. Hariprasad Athanickal

Department of Film Studies,

English and Foreign Languages University,


The Malayalee Halloween: Diaspora and Inverted Forms of Globalization

23. Himadri Lahiri

Reader, Department of English, University of

Burdwan,Golapbag, Burdwan-713 104, Burdwan, West Bengal.

The Local and the ‘Translocal’ in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth

24. Igina Tattoni

University of Roma, “Sapienza”

"Romeo and Juliet, 'Rappacini’s Daughter', Rometta and Giulieo: in search of solutions for the Victimization of Love."

25. Ismael M.Saeed

Asst. Prof.

Salahaddin University-Erbil City

Northern Iraq

The Synthetic Nature of Superhero Comic Books and Graphic Novels

26. Jagmit Kaur

27. Research Scholar, PU, Chandigarh

Fairy Tales and the Postmodern Scenario: A Bizarre Paradox

28. Jap Preet Kaur Bhangu & Shagufta Kaur Bhangu

Associate Professor, Dept. of EDP & Humanities, SLIET, Longowal,

Student M.A.Sociology, Delhi School of Economics

In Between The Magic: The Ordained World Of Harry Potter

29. Jaya Singh

Research Scholar,

University of Allahabad,

Dept. of English and MEL

Jointing Disjointed Peripheral Voices with Contemporaneity

30. Jayanta Kar Sharma

Reader, Govt. Women's College Sambalpur, Odisha,

Fictionalisation of Fact: William Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal

31. Jyoti Mishra

Assistant Professor, Dept. of English,

Govt. Naveen Kanya College, Raipur (C. G.)

Habib Tanvir’s Experiments with Truth in Charandas Chor

32. Kalikinkar Pattanayak

Reader, P.G. Deptt. Of English

Khallikote(A) College, Berhampur.

Feminist Issues in Women’s Poetry: Meena Alexander and Sujata Bhatt

33. Kaoru Kinoshita

Soka University

Whitman’s American Solutions—Spiritual Democracy

34. Kaustav Bakshi

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Haldia Govt. College

P. O: Debhog, Midnapore (East), West Bengal.,

Fissures in Harper Lee’s Sympathetic Vision: Re-reading the representation of Calpurnia in To Kill a Mocking Bird

35. Kirandeep Bhat

Asst. Prof. , Surya School of Engg. & Tech

Bapror. Rajpura.

Making of an ‘Other’: The Myth of the Manufactured Identities

36. Mahesh M. Nivargi

Associate Professor, Dept. Of English, Mahatma Gandhi Mahavidyalaya, Ahmedpur-413515 Maharashtra

1) 2)

Un-Dead Evermore: The Lure and Lore of Dracula in the 21st Century

37. Manju Jaidka

Professor of English

Panjab University


Interconnections: American Literature / World Literature

37. Margarete Rubik

University Professor; English Department, University of Vienna.

A postmodern view of Jane Eyre: The fantastic manipulation of cognitive schemas in Jasper Fforde´s The Eyre Affair

38. Mary Mohanty

Lect(ss) in English;

Govt. Women's College, Station Road; Puri 2002;

Transculturalism and Transnationalism in the Novels of Kuntala Kumari Sabat

39. Meenu Gupta

Dept of English,


The Contemporary Indian Novel in English: Hooking the Booker

40. Melissa Helen

Assoc. Prof, Gitam University

Hyd.Campus-A. P.

Post modernism and ‘Acrobatic Language’: A Study of Suzan Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World

41. Miryam Sivan

Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature,

International School, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, 31905. Israel.

"Dynamic or Stillborn: The Ploy of a Universal Language in

Cynthia Ozick’s, 'What Happened to the Baby'”

42. Mohanmeet Khosla

Associate Professor, School of Communication Studies

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Life at the end of the Terminal: Analyzing Internet Addiction

43. Mohini Chakranarayan


Retired Professor of English(Govt.MACC Jabalpur) Currently Guest

Faculty RDVV,Jabalpur.E mail

Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of my Mother:A Metaphyisical

44. Mukesh Williams

Soka University, Japan

In Search of Solutions—India and the Anglo-American World

45. N. D. R. Chandra

Dept of English

Nagaland University, Kohima

Mapping Cyborg and the Posthuman: From Hybridity to Eternity

46. Nagar Taghizadeh

PhD Scholar of English Literature

Department of English

University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Aesthetics of Carnival and Transcultural Ethnic in Angela Carter’s novels

47. Namrata Pathak and Bashabi Gogoi

Namrata Pathak, PhD scholar,

EFLU, Shillong,

Bashabi Gogoi: Academic Consultant (English), Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati,,

Ecology” in D.J. Borah’s The Green Serpent: Expressions of Terror in the North East

48. Nandini Bhadra

Head, Department of English, BKM Science College, Valsad, Gujarat - 396001.

Beyond The Possible: Representations of the marvelous and the Fantastic in Chitra Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices and Amy Tan’s A Hundred Secret Senses

49. Narendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

P.G. Dept. of English

University of Jammu at Bhaderwah

Sungli, Bhaderwah – 182222 J&K State

Cosmopolitanism, Inter-narrativity and Cultural Empathy: Caryl Phillips’The Nature of Blood and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

50. Navreet Sahi

Assistant Professor

Surya School of Engg. & Tech. Bapror, Rajpura

Research Scholar, (Ph.D)

Dept. of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

From the Classes to the Masses: Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk

51. Neela Sarkar

Assistant Professor (Dept. of English)

New Alipore College, Kolkata

Multiple Displacements and Fractured Identities in The Kite Runner and The Inheritance of Loss

52. Nilakshi Roy

Associate Professor in English, K.E.T’s V.G.Vaze College, Mithagar Road, Mulund, (East), Mumbai 400081.

The Way the World Looks to Them: Asperger’s Syndrome in Fiction

53. Niraj Kumar Singh

Principal, DAV Public

School, Meerachak , Industrial Area, Barari, Bhagalpur, Bihar-812003

In Search for Heterodox Religious Practices in William Dalrymple’s Nine Lives

54. Nishat Haider

Reader, University of Lucknow,

The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Post-9/11 Fiction: A Study of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

55. Nishi Pulugurtha

Assistant Professor (Reader),

Department of English, Brahmananda

Keshab Chandra College,

111/2, B.T.Road, Kolkata 700108,

Memory, Diasporic Identity and the Gendered Space Monica Ali’s Brick Lane

56. Pamela M. Barber
The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC)

Carleton University

201 St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada K1S 5B6

Processes of Cultural Interpretation and Eighteenth-century Travel Accounts

57. Pankaj Sharma

Lecturer Ryat Bahara Institute of Engineering & Nano Technology


The Old and the New: Reinterpreting Indian Mythology: an Eco-Critical Aspect

58. Payel Dutta Chowdhury

Assistant Professor & HOD (English)

Garden City College, 16th km Old Madras Road, PO Virgonagar, Bangalore 560049

Residential Add: No. 123/1, "SriNilaya", 1st Floor, 2nd Cross, 2nd Main, Muniappa Garden, KR Puram, Bangalore 560036

Representation of the African American Community: a Changed Perspective

59. Prabhavati.Y

Associate Professor, Dept. of English,

GITAM University, Hyderabad Campus,

Human Predicament and Human Possibilities - An Indian Approach to World Harmony

60. Pragna Paramita Mondal

Lecturer, Victoria Institution (College), Kolkata

“La tiniebla blanca”: Paraguayan Liminality and the Crises of Alterity in Augusto Roa Bastos’s Madama Sui

61. Pranav Joshipura

Associate Professor in English


1353/2,Sector– 7 D,

Gandhinagar: 382 007.

Hijra of India: Story of a Tragic Tale

62. Prasita Mukherjee

Project Fellow, Department of English

University of Calcutta

Lecturer, Shri Shikshayatan College

11 Lord Sinha Rd, Kolkata- 700071

Here And There: Glocalizing Feminist Utopias

63. Pratibha Nagpal

Professor of English

Panjab University


Of Unrest and Quiet: Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions

64. Purnendu Chatterjee

Asstt-Master, Hooghly Collegiate School

Research Scholar, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

Marginalization And A Ritualistic Murder: A Subaltern Reading Of The Merchant Of Venice

65. Rajendra Kulkarni


The Black Atlantic as a Concept for Transcultural Studies

66. Rajender Singh

Assistant Professor (English),

Govt. College Julana, Dist. - Jind, Haryana.


Text as a Cultural Document: The Bizarre and the Beautiful in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

67. Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri & Urjani Chakravarty

Assistant Professor of English, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667,

Ethnic Consciousness through Language: A Study of Divakaruni’s Queen of Dreams

68. Ranjita Barik

P.G. Deptt. Of English,

S.C.S.(A) College,Puri.

Expatriate Identity in Verse: Taslima Nasrin and Bashabi Fraser

69. T. Ravichandran

Associate Professor of English

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Cybercriticism: Theory@Virtual_Reality.Com

70. K B Razdan

Former Professor and Head, Dept. of English,

University of Jammu, Jammu (J & K)

18-B, Sweet Home Apartments, Near J P World School,

Channi Himmat, Bye Pass Road, Jammu, J & K 180016

Mythology of Freedom through Fantasy: Autobiographical Experience and Popular Culture in William Burroughs’s Cities of the Red Night (1981)

71. Renuka Thapliyal

Assistant Professor

Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Government Postgraduate College

Kalka, Haryana

Solution to Global Warming: Deciphering “An Inconvenient Truth

72. Rima Chakraborty

Behala College

Parnasree, Behala, Kolkata-

No Longer Watno Dur: Technologizing the Diasporic Mirage

73. Roshan Sharma

PG Govt College, Solan

Privileging the Human/ Renegotiating the Mystical in Spiritual Poetry

74. Roya Yaghoubi

Research Scholar, Dept of English,


Names and Naming in Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy

76. Saikat Sarkar

Assistant Professor in English

Address: PG Dept of English,

Bankura Christian College,

Bankura - 722101 (West Bengal).

Interacting Cultures and ReclaimingVoices: Toni Morrison’s A Mercy

77. S D Baral

Associate Professor, Deptt of English; MZU;

Momaday and the Environmental Aesthetics

78. Seema Bhupendra

Head, Department of English,

S.G.G. Government College,

Banswara-327001 (Raj.) INDIA

The Changing Face af Bollywood Women: Renegotiating the Notion of the Self

79. Sherzad Shafee Babo Barzani

Salahaddin University

College of Languages

English Department

Erbil_ Iraq, Kurdistan,


The Impact of Rumi On American Poetry

80. Smita Jha,

Asstt. Prof.

Department of Humanities & Social

Sciences,IIT, ROORKEE.,

The Supernatural, the Fantastic, the Surreal, and Daphne du Maurier

81. Smita Verghese (Ph.D.)




Revisiting the Classics: A Study of Moby Dick

82. Stuti Prasad

Reader, Dept. of English Patna Women's College,

Patna University /

Presenting Apocalypse: Lessing's The Memoirs Of A Survivor

83. Sukla Basu (Sen)

Professor of English, DEOMEL,

Visva-Bharati, Santinketan, West Bengal

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Fictionalization of History on Page and Screen: Schindler’s List and A Mighty Heart.

85. Swati Guleria

Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

U.P. 208016 India,

Anne Tyler's Politics of Transnationalism in Digging to America

86. Tajinder Singh & Nosheen Kapoor

English, Panjab University. Chandigarh,

Enigma of the Supernatural – Is the Truth Out There or In Here?

87. Tanuka Das

Reader, Department of English & OMEL

Visva-Bharati. 731235

Linguistic Patterns from the Periphery: a Study of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Stories

88. Nishi Pandey

Lucknow University

Panel-American Studies in India

89. Vijayshree C.

OUCIP, Director

Welcome Address

90. Sushila Singh

Banaras Hindu University

Presidential Address: “Redefining Literary Approaches”

91. Mohan G. Ramanan

Central U of Hyderabad

Isaac Sequeira Memorial Lecture: “The Figure the Poet Makes”

93. VC, Osmania

Opening Remarks

94. David Mees

US Embassy

The Future of American Studies