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BURSAR

BURSAR


DR. RENISH GEEVARGHESE ABRAHAM


Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of English

Residential Address:

Tutor’s Suite, Ground Floor,
Allnutt North Block,
St. Stephen’s College
Delhi University, Delhi-110007.

Email: bursar@ststephens.edu

Qualification

  • PhD (English Studies): University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • MA (English Literature): Department of English, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • BA (English Language and Literature): Catholicate College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.

Topic of Doctoral Thesis: Missionary Literature and Community Formation in Nineteenth-Century Kerala

Teaching Experience: 5 Years

Areas of Interest

  • Missiology, Missionary Literature, and the History of Christianity in the East.
  • Renaissance and Eighteenth Century Literature.
  • Critical theory and Cultural Studies.

Courses Taught

  • Modern Literature: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and Virginia Woolf’s Dalloway
  • Eighteenth-Century Poetry: Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith and Thomas Gray
  • Seventeenth-Century Literature: John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and John Dryden’s Mac Flecknoe
  • British Poetry and Drama (14-17 Century): Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Shakespeare and Marlowe
  • Literary Theory: Post-structuralism, Post-colonialism, Feminism, and New Historicism
  • Language and Linguistics: The Structure of Language, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics.
  • Indian Classical Literature: The Mahabharata, Cilappatikaram, Abhijnana Shakuntalam and Mrichkatika
  • European Classical Literature: Homer, Sophocles, Ovid, Horace and Plautus
  • Tutored Twentieth-Century Novel paper (Joyce, Kafka, Marquez) to Postgraduate students.

Publications

  • “Modernity and Islamic Self: A Study of Maulana Mohamed Ali’s Autobiography My Life: A Fragment” in Studies in Multicultural Literature. T Sai Chandra Mauli (Jaipur: Aavishkar, 2013), 242-254. (ISBN:978-81-7910-408-8).
  • “The Problems of Rendering Classical Urdu Ghazals into English…” in Versos and Rectos. Ed. Lata Marina Varghese. Pathanamtitta: Catholicate College,2011, 72-90. (ISBN: 978-81-921377-0-4).
  • Preface to an Autobiography. The Mission. Jogen Khan. (Shyamnagar: Bibliofili, 2011)
    (ISBN: 978-81-921701-4-5).
  • Spirituality of People’s Movements: A Christian Search in the Indian Context. Poulose Mangai. Vidyajyoti Journal of Theologiocal Reflections 76.12 (Delhi: ISPCK, 2012). (ISSN: 0970-1079).

Conference Participation

Chair

  • A Session in a UGC-sponsored National Conference on Versos and Rectos: Translation and Re-creation Across Borders and Cultures organized by the Post Graduate Department of English, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala on 15 and 16 July 2010.

Presentation

  • Presented a paper titled “Parumala Thirumeni’s Urshlem Yatra Vivaranam: An Analysis” in a workshop on Travelogues in Indian Literature organized by the Department of English, University of Delhi on 5 and 6 December 2016.
  • A Paper titled “Modernity and Islamic Self: A Study of Maulana Mohamed Ali’s Autobiography My Life: A Fragment” in a UGC, British Council, and Orient Blackswan—sponsored International Conference on Islam and English in India: Cultural, Literary, Pedagogic, Historical, Political and Philosophical Encounters organized by the Department of English, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad on 6, 7 and 8 September 2011.
  • A Paper titled “Domestic Ideology and the Treatment of Sexuality in the Victorian Novel: A Study of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton” in a UGC-sponsored National Seminar on Women’s Voices: A critical Investigation organized by the Department of English and Research Centre, Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery, Kerala on 12 and 13 August 2010.
  • A Paper titled “The Problem of Translating Urdu Ghazals into English and their Postcolonial Redefinition” in a UGC-sponsored National Conference on Versos and Rectos: Translation and Re-creation Across Borders and Cultures organized by the Post Graduate Department of English, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala on 15and 16 July 2010.
  • A Paper titled “Revisiting Khasi Literature and Culture in the Modern Context” in a UGC-sponsored National Conference on the Linguistic, Cultural and Artistic Heritage of the Tribal People of India organized by the Department of English, St. Dominic’s College, Kanjirapally, Kerala on 4 and 5 February 2010.

Special Lectures

  • Conducted a Curriculum Enrichment Programme at the Department of English, Union Christian College, Shillong Meghalaya from 21-23 September 2015.
  • A Special Lecture on the methodology of Literature at Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala on 29 December 2014.
  • An inaugural lecture for the English Association on English Studies and Critical Theory at SPM College for Women, Delhi University in September 2012.

On-going Projects

  • Malayalam Travelogue Translation (Colonial Period) Project under the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving, Department of English, University of Delhi.

Administrative Experience

  • Bursar, Stephen’s College, (11 January 2016 to Present)
  • Coordinator, Centre for Languages, St. Stephen’s College (1 May 2014 to Present)
  • Coordinator, Soka University-St. Stephen’s College Academic Partnership Programme (2013-Present)
  • Associate Dean (Residence), (March 2015 to January 2016)
  • Resident Tutor, Mukarji West Block, (1 July 2014 to 30 April 2015)

Training Courses

  • Completed a 28 Days Orientation Programme in the Human Resources Development Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, from 19 July to 16 August 2016.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Appointed President & Staff Adviser, Social Service League, St. Stephen’s College (24 July 2013 to Present).
  • Appointed Staff Adviser, Malayalam Literary Society, St. Stephen’s College (24 July 2013 to Present).
  • Appointed Staff Advisor, BA Programme Society, St. Stephen’s College from 1 September 2012 to 22 May 2013.

Languages Known

  • Malayalam, English, German, Syriac

CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
E-CORNER
INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Please complete all application procedures for Undergraduate Courses
on/before 17TH JUNE, 2016
[Click anywhere to close]
All technical related queries can be sent to
it@ststephens.edu
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)