Name  :Lt. (Dr) Denny Joseph

Designation  :Assistant Professor of English

Qualifications  : MA, B. Ed, DBM, MBA, PhD, (SET, NET & JRF)

Area of specialization  :Modern Literary Theory, Diaspora Studies, Indian Writing in English, Translation Studies.

Additional areas of interest  :Quality Assessment in Higher Education Institutions, Accreditation Procedures.

Address  :Srampickal House, Kammana P. O., Wayanad District, Kerala670645

Date of joining as permanent faculty   :14/01/2010

Experience- Teaching (Collegiate)  :(2010-19) 9 years

Research  :PhD earned on the topic “The Stories People Tell: Reading (Hi)Stories of the Indian Diaspora” (2006-2010)

Minor Research Project of UGC completed on the topic “Critiquing the Politics of Globalization: Activism and Commitment in the Fiction and Non-fictions of Arundhati Roy” for INR 1,45,000/- (2010-12)

Publications  

Edited Books

1. Dissonant Voices: Cultural Studies and new Literatures. Manjusha Publications: Calicut, 2015.

2. New Perspectives on Postcolonial Literatures. Manjusha Publications: Calicut, 2012. ISBN 978-93-5087-032-3

3. Essential Companion for Career Search: A Hands-on Reference Book for Job Seekers: Mananthavady Cooperative Press, 2011.

Published Papers

1.  “Theatre across Cultures: Matching Cultural Codes in the Translation of Theatre”. Dissonant Voices. Manjusha Publications: Calicut, 2015.

2.  “In the Battleground of Cultures: Doubleness of Vision in Atwood’s Poetry”. Dissonant Voices. Manjusha Publications: Calicut, 2015.

3.  “Democratization and Massification of Medical Education: Need for Distance Education of Medicine”. Proceedings of the International seminar on Higher Education: Prospects and Challenges. Kannur University, 2012.

4.  “Theorizing the Literature of Commitment and Activism: Problematics in Locating Arundhati Roy in the Context of Globalization”. New Perspectives on Postcolonial Literatures. Manjusha Publications: Calicut, 2012.

5.  “From Nostalgia to Cosmopolitanism: Evolution of Indian Diasporic Consciousness”. Haritham: Journal of the School of Letters. No. 19, 2008.

6.  “Non Territorial Spaces and Neocolonial Strategies”. CURJ. Vol. 6. Issue 2,  December 2008.

7.  Arundhati Roy. 2008. The Shape of the Beast. (Review). Journal of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. 3, Number 2. July- December 2008.

8.  “A Marxian Analysis of E-literatures and Issues in Theorizing”. The  Researcher. Vol. III, September 2007.

Presentation of Papers

1. Presented a paper titled “The Trauma of Partition in the Selected Works of Salman Rushdie” at the National Seminar on Unclaimed Experiences and Forbidden Zones: Trauma in all its Manifestations organized by Govt. Arts and Science College Ollur on 23/11/18.

2. Presented a paper titled “The Signature of Culture: An Overview of Language Culture Nexus” at the one day national seminar held at CM College of Arts and Science on 07 Dec 2017.

3. Presented a paper titled “The Proliferation of Theories and the Crisis of Humanities” in the Two Day National Seminar conducted by the Dept. of English, Govt. College Kottayam on The Praxis of Contemporary Literary Perspectives on 5 and 6 December 2017.

4. Delivered Valedictory Lecture in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Literature, Media and Politics held on Feb 6 and 7, 2017.

5. “Rootless Across Borders: Narratives of Nostalgia and Diaspora Consciousness”. Two day National Seminar on Transnationalism: Texts, Discourses and Sociocultural Transactions organized by Govt. College Kozhinjampara and sponsored by DCE Kerala on 3rd December 2015.

6. “Resizing History in Diaspora Narratives”. UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on Diaspora Narratives: History, Identity and Power organized by the Dept. of English, Govt. College Mananthavady on 16 & 17 September 2015.

7. “Quality Assessment and Preparation of Self Study Report”. One Day state Level Seminar on Quality and Excellence in  Higher Education organized by IQAC, SARBTM Govt. College Koilandy, Kozhikode on 03 August 2015.

8. “Academic Quality Improvement: Role of NAAC Accreditation”. State Level Workshop organized by IQAC, CKGM Govt. College Perambra, Kozhikode on 23 June 2015.

9. “Dalit Identity: Evolution over Cultural Paradigms”. National Seminar on “Dalit Literature: Identity, Gender and Culture” organized by the Department of English, Government College Mananthavady and sponsored by Department of Collegiate Education on 9th October 2014.

10. “Designing institutional Excellence”. IQAC Seminar on NAAC Accreditation as a Peer Review System for Quality Enhancement conducted by NMSM Government College Kalpetta and sponsored by Department of Collegiate Education on 18 March 2014.

11.  “Theatre across Cultures: Matching Cultural Codes in the Translation of Theatre”. UGC Sponsored State Level Workshop organized by the Department of English, St. Mary’s College Sulthan Bathery on 19-21 February 2014.

12.  “In the Battleground of Cultures: Doubleness of Vision in Atwood’s Poetry”. UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of English, Government College Mananthavady from 30 to 31 January 2014.

13.   “NAAC Self Study Report Preparation”. Seminar organized by Government College Elerithattu, Kasargod on 24th January 2014.

14.  Served as Resource Person in the ‘Training the Trainers Workshop’ organized by the School of Distance Education, Kannur University on 28 August 2013 at Govt. College Mananthavady.

15.   “Private Domains into public Sphere: Social Networking Sites as Platforms of Resistance”. National Seminar sponsored by Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala on Resistant Discourses: Theory and Practice at KMM Govt. Women’s College Kannur on 14-15 February 2013.  

16.  “Postcolonial Activism and Commitment: An Evaluation of Arundhati Roy’s Contributions”. National Seminar sponsored by the Dept. Of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala at Govt. College Mananthavady on 8-9 February 2012.

17.  “Theorizing the Literature of Commitment and Activism: Problematics in Locating Arundhati Roy in the Context of Globalization”. National Seminar Sponsored by UGC at EMEA College of Arts and Science, Kondotti, Malappuram District on 21-22 February 2012.

18.  Presented a paper on 12-01-2008 at Chinmaya Mission College , Kannur on Modern Fiction and Criticism in English.

Sessions Chaired

1.   Attended and chaired a session in the National Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy and sponsored by the Dept. of Collegiate Education at  University College Trivandrum on Indian Philosophy of Language on 28/11/18.

2.   Attended and chaired a session in the Two Day National Seminar on Globalization – Identity and Survival of Languages organized by NMSM Govt. College Kalpetta on 14 & 15 October 2015.

Participation in Seminars

1.  Attended the Centre for Excellence Lecture Series -2 on Literary Studies and Dalit Literature: Some Reflections organized by the Department of English, Govt. Victoria College Palakkad  and sponsored by Dept. of Collegiate Education on 09/11/18.

2.  Attended the National Seminar cum Workshop on NAAC Revised Accreditation Framework- New Initiatives conducted by IQAC of Sulthan Bathery College on 03/11/18.

3.  Attended a National Seminar on Commercialization of Higher Education in India organized by the Association of Kerala Govt. College Teachers on 17 March 2017 at Tirur.

4.  Attended Two Day National Seminar on Advanced Teaching Using Smart Techniques organized by the IQAC of KMM Govt. Women’s College Kannur sponsored by DCE on Feb 6 & 7 2017.

5.  Attended the Two Day National Seminar on Bhashayum Samskaravum organized by the Dept. of Oriental Languages, Govt. College Mananthavady on 10 &11 December 2015.

6.  Attended the National Seminar on “Changing Contours of Micro Finance Institutions: A Rural Development Perspective” conducted by PG Department of Commerce and sponsored by Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala on 11th December 2014 at Government College Mananthavady.

7.  Attended the National Seminar on “Impact of Recent Changes in Tourism Industry” conducted by PG Department of Commerce and sponsored by Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala on 7th December 2013 at Government College Mananthavady.

8.  Attended the Two Day National Seminar on Financial Liberalization and Macroeconomic Stability with Special Reference to Rupee Crisis organized by the Department of Economics, Government College Mananthavady on 23 & 24 October 2013.

9.  Attended the “Orientation Programme on NAAC” conducted in Government College Mananthavady on 11/10/2013.

10.  Attended the seminar on FLAIR (Fostering Linkages in Academic Innovation and Research)Programme, at Kannur University conference Hall, Mangattuparamba on 01/08/2013.

11.  Attended the seminar on FLAIR (Fostering Linkages in Academic Innovation and Research)Programme, at Government Arts and Science College Calicut on 19/07/2013.

12.  National Seminar on “Environmental Concerns of Rapid Urbanization with Special Focus on Kerala Economy” at Government College Mananthavady on 14-15 February 2012.

13.  National Seminar on “Agriculture Sector under Economic Reforms and Management of Agricultural Credit” on 1-2 February 2012 at Government College Mananthavady.

14.  International Seminar on Social Change in Contemporary India at the Department of Anthropology , Kannur University on 19 march 2008.

15.  UGC-SAP National Seminar on Tribal Development Issues in India/Tribal Development Issues with special focus on Kerala at Kannur University Campus on 17 &18 March 2008.

16.  National Seminar on “Postmodernist Trends in Art and Literature”, from 1st to 3rd of Feb. 2007, at Govt. Arts and Science College, Calicut.

17.  ICPR National Seminar on “Ethics of Paradigm Shifts in Science”,

from 15th to 17th of Feb. 2007, at Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery.

18.  National Seminar on “Ethnicity and Identity: India and Canada”, From 15th to 17th of March, 2007 at Centre for Canadian Studies, Thalassery Campus, Palayad.

Pre-Commission Training 

1.  Successfully completed the Pre-Commission Training conducted by the DG NCC at Officers Training Academy at Kamptee, Maharashtra from 14-12 2015 to 12-03-16 and got commissioned Lieutenant of NCC  with A grade.  

Refresher Courses Attended

1.  Refresher Course in Comparative Literature (English) from 05-10-2010 to 26-10-2010 with A grade at UGC Academic Staff College, Kannur University.

Orientation Course Attended

1.  Orientation Course for college teachers from 08-07-2014 to 4-08-2014 with A Grade at UGC Academic Staff College, Kannur University.

Workshops/ Trainings attended

1.  Attended two day residential Training Program for IQAC Coordinators on Quality Assurance in Higher Education conducted by ICT academy of Kerala from 24 to 25 Oct 2016 at Loyola College of Social Sciences, Sreekariyam, Trivandrum.

2.  Attended Coordinator’s meeting of the New Initiatives in Higher Education, Govt. of Kerala held at Govt. College for Women, Trivandrum on 28-07-2016.

3.  Successfully completed with ‘Qualified’ grading the Search and Rescue Course at National Civil Defence College Nagpur from 11 to 12 February 2016.

4.  Attended the three day Nature Education Camp conducted by Social Forestry Division Wayanad and sponsored by Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department at Thirunelly from 06-12-2014 to 08-12-2014.

5.  Successfully completed the two- days residential refresher Train the Trainer Program of Additional Skill Acquisition Programme conducted by the Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala from 5/4/2014 to 6/4/2014, at Rani Maria Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

6.  Attended the Five Day Residential First Induction Training Program of FLAIR at Water Authority Training Centre Thiruvananthapuram from 05-01-2014 to 10-01-2014.

7.  Successfully completed the four- days residential Train the Trainer Workshop of Additional Skill Acquisition Programme conducted by the Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala from 5/4/2013 to 8/4/2013, at Rani Maria Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

8.  Attended the two-day workshop for Teachers in Charge of Career Guidance Activities on 3-4 December 2012 at Institute of Management in Government, Thiruvananthapuram.

9.  Attended the One-Day Sensitization Workshop sponsored by the Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala on “Improving Quality Standards of Higher Education and NAAC Accreditation” at Government College Mananthavady on 22 November 2012.

10.  Participated in the Quality Improvement and Sensitization Workshop held on 30th June 2012 at Govt. college Mananthavady by the School of Distance Education of Kannur University in association with Kerala State Higher Education Council.

11.  Attended the National Level Student Development Workshop held at Presidency College, Bangalore on 13-15 January 2011.

12.  Attended the two-days Training Programme for College Lectures (Insplore) conducted on 24-25 January 2011 at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum and Priyadarsini Planetarium by Govt. of Kerala.

Extension Work/Community Service/ Additional Assignments 

1.  Member of the PG Board of Studies in the Faculty of Language and Literature (English) of Kannur University wef 06/08/2018 as per Order No. Acad.C3/9992/2016 Kannur University dated 23/08/2018.

2.  Serving as Deputy Chief of Exams from March 2017 onwards.

3.  Adjutant in the 10 days Annual Training Camp conducted by 31(K) Bn NCC Kannur at NCC Complex, West Hill Kozhikode from 01 Aug to 10 Aug 2018.

4.  Presiding Officer for the bye election to G03 Thirunelly Grama Panchayat, 02 Appappara Ward on 27 and 28 February 2018.

5.  Served as Chief Examiner in the Centralized Valuation Camps of Kannur University in  2016-17 and 2017-18.

6.  Taken invigilation duties of B and C examinations of NCC Cadets from 2016-17 onwards.

7.  Taken duty in the 10 days Annual Training Camp of 31 (K) Bn NCC Kannur held at Kuthuparamba High School from 01/09/17 to 10/09/17.

8.  Serving as Member of the College Council and PTA Executive, and serving as Council Secretary since 2017-18.

9.  Subject Expert in the selection interview of Guest Faculty for NMSM Govt. College Kalpetta held on 24-05-17.

10.  Subject Expert in the selection interview of Guest Faculty for P K Kalan Memorial College of Applied Sciences in 2017 and 2018 (22/5/2017  &).

11.  Presiding Officer for the bye election to 02- Pakkam Division/B135 Panamaram Block on 20 & 21 Feb 2017.

12.  External Examiner for the Project Evaluation of BA Functional English of Kannur University during 2016-17 and 2017-18.

13.  Coordinated a Nature Camp of Bhoomitra Sena Club at Begur Wildlife Sanctury from 17/12/16 to 19/12/16

14.  Presiding Officer for the bye election to 05 –Thirunelly Division/B132 Mananthavady Block on 20 and 21 October 2016.

15.  Panelist in the Interview Board for Campus Recruitment for the selection of Skill Development Executives of Additional Skill Acquisition Program on 12/03/2015 at Mary Matha College, Mananthavady.

16.  Serving as ANO of NCC at the college since 19-12-2014.

17.  IQAC Coordinator of the college from 19-03-2014 to June 2018.

18.  Panelist in the Interview Board of the TPS Program of Summer Skill Training, conducted by ASAP Mission at Government College Mananthavady on 13.03.2014 and 14/04/2014.

19.  Panelist in the Interview Board for Campus Recruitment for the selection of Skill Development Executives of Additional Skill Acquisition Program on 08/02/2013 at Mary Matha College Mananthavady.

20.  Panelist in the Interview Board for Campus Recruitment for the selection of Skill Development Executives of Additional Skill Acquisition Program on 11/02/2013 at St. Mary’s College, Sulthan Bathey.

21.  Served as Coordinator of Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the College from 2010-2013.

22.  Served as the NAAC Coordinator in the College from 2011 to 2013.

23.  Served as the Centre Coordinator of the School of Distance Education of Kannur University from June 2012 to December 2017.

24.  Serving as Internal Mentor of Walk with a Scholar Programme of the Govt. of Kerala since 2012-13 in the College.

25.  Serving as Faculty of Scholar Support Programme of the Govt. of Kerala in the College.

26.  Serving as Faculty for Minority Coaching in the College.

27.  Serving as the Head of the Department since 2010.

28.  Served as Master Trainer of Communicative English of Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) of the Govt. of Kerala in the college during 2012-13 and 2013-14.

 

 

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