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Prof. Alok Kumar

Professor, Department of English
1 B.A. University of Allahabad1982
  • Literary Theory
  • South Asian Studies
  • Translation Studies
S.NO.YearTitle of the professional development ProgrammeDate and Duration (from – to)
1 2002Orientation Course31/07/2002 to 27/08/2002
2 2005UGC Refresher Course!9/02/2005 to 11/03/2005
3 2007UGC Refresher Course08/03/2007 to 28/03/2007
4 2009UGC Refresher Course29/01/2009 to 18/02/2009
5 2012UGC sponsored Short Term Course08/11/2012 to 10/11/2o12


UG Experience: 22 Year(s)
  • Literary Movements
  • Other Literatures
  • Poetry
  • Drama

PG Experience: 19 Year(s)
  • Translation Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • American Literature
  • British Novel


Total Research Experience:
  • Literary Theory
  • South Asian Studies
  • Translation Studies

 ResearchPapers published:

  1. ‘Towards a Theory of the Partition Novel’ in Critical Practice, June 2008.


  1. ‘Commodification of Culture’ in IGNOU Course on Folk Literature and Culture Studies. IGNOU, N. Delhi ─ 2009.


  1. ‘Editing Poetry for Children’ in IGNOU Course on Editing Children’s Literature. IGNOU, N. Delhi ─ 2009.


  1. ‘The Religio ─ Political Labyrinth and Literary Studies: A Revised Roadmap for Cultural Studies’ in Oasis, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec. 2009.


  1. ‘J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime: A Postmodern Memoir’, BHU Journal of English Studies, autumn 2011.


  1. ‘Beyond the Survivor Syndrome in Holocaust and Partition Studies: A Comparative Study’ in Critical Paradigm. Vol 1, No.2 December 2011.Deoria India.


  1.  Literature, Technology and Aesthetics: Reorienting the Debate’ in Amod Kumar Rai ed. Literature in the Post Modern World. Omega Publications New Delhi. 2012.


  1. ‘Translation as Literature’ in Karan Singh ed. Translation, Pedagogy and Politics. New Delhi Creative Books 2012.


  1. ‘Writing from the Brink: A Study of the Novel from Kashmir’ in Interdisciplinary Journal of Language and Literature (IJLL) Vol 1. No.1.2012 New Delhi.


  1. ‘Symbolism in the Novels of Amitav Ghosh’ in Ramesh K. Srivastava ed. Symbolism in Indian English Novel. Jalandhar ABS Publishers.2000


  1. ‘Ecocritical Texts in Postcolonial Contexts’ in Anita Myles ed. Critical Essays on Literature and Environment. Sarup Book Publishers. New Delhi.2012.


  1. ‘Diasporic Texts, Theoretical Contexts: Reading South Asian Diaspora’ in Research and Criticism, BHU Journal of English Studies, 2012.


  1. ‘Reading Against-the-Grain: A Recuperative Reading of The White Tiger, in Oasis,International Journal of Language and Literature, vol.6, 2014.


  1. ‘Missionaries in the Vanguard of Colonialism’, in Seema Shekhar ed. Papers’ Home.B-Digest publications, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu.2014


  1. ‘Libido, Loathing and Postcolonial Agency: Choreographing Desire in Manjula Padmanabham’s Harvest and Hanif Kureishi’s The Body’, in Gourhari Behera and Sunita Murmu ed. Representation and Resistance: Essays on Postcolonial Theatre and Drama. Adhyayan Books, N.Delhi.2015.



  Extension Lectures/Resource-person in Refresher, Orientation courses:

1.       Deliveredthree (03) lectures as Resource Person in Interdisciplinary Refresher Course atUGC Academic Staff College, Kumaun University, Nainital on August 19 and 20,2013.

2.       Deliveredone (01) lecture as Resource Person in Short-Term Course on Qualitative andInterdisciplinary Research at UGC-HRDC, DDU Gorakhpur University on 11/08/2015.

3.       Deliveredone (01) lecture as Resource Person in Refresher Course on Research Methodologyat UGC-HRDC, DDU Gorakhpur University on 03/09/2016.

4.       Deliveredone (01) lecture as Resource Person in Short Term Course in ResearchMethodology at UGC-HRDC DDU Gorakhpur University on 10/03/2018.

5.       Deliveredfour (04) extension lectures at Kumaun University, Nainital on February 20 and21, 2012.

6.       Deliveredone (01) extension lecture at Sikkim Central University on 02/08/2018.

7.       Deliveredtwo (02) extension lectures at MLS University, Udaipur, Rajsthan on 20/08/2018.

  • Currently Enrolled: 3
  • Awarded:              9

S.NO.Scholar NameThesis TitleYear of Award
1 Amod Kumar RaiThe Non-Fictional Writing of V.S.Naipaul2007
2 Ravindra Nath YadavSensibility in Chains: Novels of Shashi Deshpande2012
3 Anju SuriSouth Asian Consciousness in Bapsi Sidhwa's Novels2012
4 Neelima SinghChinua Achebe and the Making of the African Novel2013
5 Pragya PandeyNation and Ideology in the Novels of Amitav Ghosh2013
6 Rizwanul HaqueExistentialistic Study of the Novels of Anita Desai2014
7 Vijay Kumar RaiReconstructing Black Feminism2015
8 Vibha PandeyWomen in South Asian Diasporic Writing2017
9 Soumita AdhikaryThe Subaltern in South Asian Novels2017

Administrative Responsibility

S.NO.DescriptionFromToYear & Month
1 Assistant Proctor13/11/200203/10/20053 Year 1 Month
2 Assistant Proctor23/03/201512/08/20172 Year 5 Month

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