Department of English

NAME: Dr. V. Shantha
POST: Associate Prof
E.mail id :drvshantha
QUALIFICATION:MA, MPhil, Ph.d, NET Qualified
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: 28 years of UG and PG teaching


Degree Subject University, place ,year
B.A. English Stella Maris College, Univ. of Madras, 1981
M.A English Stella Maris College, Univ. of Madras, 1983
M.Phil Individual and society in Post - independent west African Fiction University of Hyderabad 1985
P.hd Rewriting History: a study of the novels of Ngugi wa Thiong'o Jawaharlal Nehru University

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Indian Writing in English, Indian Literatures in Translation, Post-Colonial Literature, Gender Studies, Post-Modernism

List of Paper Presentations: 2010 onwards
- 'The Holocaust and Partition: The Problem of Parallelism' at a 2day international seminar on Holocaust Literature; Memories and Losses; University of Mysore and PES College Mandya. Sept 23-24 2011.

- 'Reconstructing Identities: A Nuanced process' International Symposium conducted by the Australian Council for the Arts and Department of studies in English, University of Mysore, on "After Dreaming: Australian Indigenous Literature Symposium", September 2014.

- 'Post - Colonial Aesthetics: The Performative Nature of a Drama Text' at the National seminar on 'Post colonial Aesthetic Experiences: Exploring the 'Dialectical Nature of Postcolonial Texts' at Teresian College, Mysore, February 2015.

- 'Feminist and Gender studies' at the international conference on "Transitions: Literature, Language and culture -Post 1980" held at Garden city college, Feb 2015.

- Conducted a workshop at Christ university on 'Syllabus Design for BA honors course in English", January 2015.

- Resource Person. "Mapping African Literature" Refresher Course in English, Held by Academic Staff and Bangalore University, Aug 2013.

- Resource Person. 'Theorizing the postcolonial'- Refresher Course in English held byAcademic Staff College and University of Mysore Nov 2014.

- Resource Person. 'Feminist Literary Theory: Approaching Texts' Refresher Course in English, held by Academic Staff and Bangalore University, Dec. 2014.

- 'Balachandra Nemade and the Politics of language', National Seminar ,Dept. of Studies in English, University of Mysore, June 2015.

- Resource Person and Panelist at 'Narratives and Narratology' International conference held at Garden City College, Feb 2016.

- Plenary Speaker at 'New Thrust Areas of Research in English' at English Workshop2016, St.Claret College, March 2016.

- 'Women Writers and Writing -A Contextual Exploration', Journal of Women's Studies Vol 2, No 2,Feb 2010, published by UGC Centre for Women Studies Empowerment and Social Research, Bangalore.

- 'Reconstituting Indianess: A Study of Arun Joshi's The Strange Case of Billy Biswas', National Journal of Jyoti Research Academy, Vol 4, Issue 1, Jan- June 2010. ISSN 0976-5964

- 'Joined at the Hip: The Praxis of Teaching Language and Literature', English Classroom. Vol 12, No1, June 2010, Regional Institute of English, South India

- 'Mapping Spaces :Envisioning India in Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy' , Research Spectrum- a Peer Reviewed National Journal, Vo l4, Issue1, Feb 2013

- 'Handcuffed to History- Rendering of Historicity and Questions of Identity in Midnight's Children and Shadow Lines, National Journal of Jyoti Research Academy, Vol 7, Issue 1, June 2013. ISSN 0976'5964

- 'Holocaust and Partition: The Problem of Parallelism' , The Mysore Literary Review No.2, August 2014

- "Bridging the gap Across culture Through Literature" in the International journal of English and Literature ISSN (online) 2249-6912, ISSN(print) 22498028,Impact factor JCC 38326, 2014

Achievements: - Expert Speaker : All India Radio (Prashar Bharathi)

Gave three talks: i) Context of Contemporary Poetry (June 2013) ii) Challenges of Translation (July2014) iii) International Women's Day (March 2014)

- Subject Expert and Paper Setter for PG entrance Exams and competitive examinations.

Research Guide Experience:
- Empanelled guide at Christ University.
- 2 Ph.d theses successfully guided in 2013, 2014.
- At present guiding two PhD students from Christ Research Centre, Christ University.
- Member of the Panel of external Evaluators for Ph.D thesis for University of Madras and Kuvempu University.

Member, BOS, Dept of English, Reva University from 2013.
Member, BOS, Dept of English, Mount Carmel College from 2013.
Member, Board of Studies, Dept of English, Christ University from 2014.
Member, Board of Studies, Dept of English, St Joseph's college from 2015



1. Resource person at a Refresher Course in English conducted by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre& University of Mysore. Topic: 'The Woman Writer and her Space', 24th Nov, 2016.

2. Resource person at Winter School for Humanities -conducted by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre & Bangalore University. Topic: 'Text and Performance; Going Beyond Drama', 19th January2017.

3. Presented a paper and was a Plenary Speaker at the National Conference on "Narratives in Media & Literature" organized by the Department of English & Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, at Kristu Jayanthi College on February 7th 2017. Topic - 'Deconstructing the Non -Linear Narrative.'

4. Presented a paper and was a Plenary Speaker at the Inter-National Conference on "(His)tory, Herstory, and 'Other' Narratives: Revisions and Reinterpretations in Story-Telling' organized by Reva University. Topic: 'Contesting Histories, Competing Narratives' on 4th Feb, 2017.

Identity and Selfhood: Indigenous Writings from Australia, in The Mysore
Literary Review No.5, August 2016

Member, BOS, Christ University
Member, BOS, Reva University.