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Department of English

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Ms Neethu Tessa Baby
Dept. of English
Designation Assistant Professor
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Institutional email ID neethutessa@gmail.com
ORCID or other 0000-0003-2829-3821
Area of specialisation Cultural Studies
Date of joining the college 18 February 2013
Academic qualification
  • BA, MA (Both M G University
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • College Union Advisor
  • Co-ordinator of the English Association
Awards and Achievements
  • First Rank, MA English, School of Letters, MG University, 2012.
  • Maria Philip Memorial Award for the Best Outgoing Student, BCM College 2010.
Projects - Completed projects
  • Pursuing research at the Research Centre of Nirmala College Muvattupuzha.
Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)
  • UGC sponsored Refresher Programme at UGC HRDC, University of Calicut from 2nd to 22nd March 2018.
  • UGC sponsored Orientation programme at the Academic Staff College , Bharathiar University , Coimbatore from 6th November to 3rd December 2014.
  • Training Programme in Additional Skills Acquisition Programme conducted by the Higher Education Department of Government of Kerala at Trivandrum on 17-20 April 2013.
  • Faculty Development Programme organized by Xavier Board at Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum on 6-7 September 2013.
  • Faculty Development Programme organized by AIACHE at Marian College, Kuttikanam on 21-23 October 2013.
Resource person for seminars and workshops/Invited Lectures
  • Chaired a session in the National Webinar Series Hiraeth : a Wistful
  • Longing for Home in South Asian Literature organised by the PG Department of English, St Cyril’s College, Adoor on 17 March 2021.
Paper presentation in Seminars
  • Narratives of Women and Feminist Re-visioning: Subverting patriarchal myths in Githa Hariharans The Thousand Faces of Night in the UGC Sponsored National seminar on Patriarchal Predomination of Women in Indian English Novel – A Feminist Approach at Bishop Heber College Trichy on 8 October 2012.

  • The Marginal Diasporic Woman: Journey Dilemma and Fluid Identity in Bharati Mukherjees Jasmine in the National seminar on the World of English Literature at Udaya College Nagercoil on 28 September 2012. 
  • Of Tattoos and Tantalizings: Beauty and Morality Discourses in Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy in the National seminar on The Enigma of Beauty at SB College Changanacherry on 3 January 2014.
  • Facilitating Inclusion in language learning: New Perspectives from the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme  in the UGC Sponsored International Seminar on Learning Disabilities and Inclusion at Mount Carmel College of Teacher Education for Women, Kottayam on 15 February 2014.
  • Memory and myth in Exile Literature in the National seminar on Literary Theories: Eastern and Western organized by Sahithee Sakhyam on 12 July 2014.
  • Enhancing Language Skills: A Peer – Led collaborative Learning Module for the acquisition of Speaking skills in the UGC Sponsored National seminar on 21st Century English Classroom: Perspectives & Challenges at Bishop Moore College Mavelikkara on 24 October 2014.
  • Celebrating Christmas as Meaning-making: Personal Meanings of a Syncretic society in the International Conference on History, Theory and Writing at SB College Changanacherry on 12 January 2016.
  • Unmapped Territories: Moving Beyond Edward Said’s Reflections on Exile in the national seminar on Travails of Uprootment: A Tribute to Refugees, Exiles and Diasporic Communities at MSM College Kayamkulam on 30 July 2015.
  • Critical Media Literacy and IIN: A Hermeneutic Analysis in the national seminar on The Postmodern Pedagogy of Multiple Literacies: A Trans disciplinary Critique on Cultural Studies and Media Effects at Newman College Thodupuzha on 11 Aug 2015.
  • The Teacher as Bricoleur: Retrofitting Homoeostasis to Modern Pedagogy in the National seminar on Revamping Teacher Education for the Digital Age Learners – Challenges and Prospects at  Mount Carmel College of Teacher Education for Women Kottayam on18 Sept 2015.
  • Critical Limbo and the Humanities-Eco Aesthetics Conundrum in the International seminar on In Between: Critical Humanities in Context at Amrita School of Arts and Sciences Cochin on 23 Oct 2016.
  • Spying on the Canon: Techno-Poetic Cultures and Glocalization  in the National seminar on Transcending Borders and Cultures: Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Poetry at St Cyril’s College Adoor on 4 Nov 2016.
  • Traversing High and Low Culture: Knowledge, Wealth and Power in the National seminar on Distinctions: Popular Culture and its Other at Ilahia College of Arts & Science Muvattupuzha on 1 March 2017.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Language: A Study in Neurolinguistics in the National seminar on Linguistics and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives at University of Calicut on 9 March 2017.
  • Memory as Myth: Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Retrospect in Life Writing in the DCE Sponsored National Seminar on Writing Lives: Identity, Textuality and Representation at TM Jacob Memorial Government College Manimalakunnu on 27 September 2017.
  • Living the multicultural Experience: Czeslaw Milosz and his myriad affiliations in the International seminar on Multiculturalism in Contemporary Society: Theories and Praxis organized by Research Dept of History, Assumption College Changanacherry on 5-6 October 2018.
  • E-content Development of English Language Learning Material: An Innovative Model in the international seminar on Education Culture and Society at the University of Wroclaw, Poland on 9th September 2019.
Publications
  • Flight behavior as Cli –fi :A Concourse for green humanities and Sci-fi, Pursuits -A Peer Reviewed Journal published by the Research Centre for Comparative Studies, Mercy College, Palakkad, August - Sept 2015, Vol. XIII- Issue 1, Pp: 74-80, ISSN 0974-7400.

Conference proceedings 

  • Narratives of Women and Feminist Re-visioning: Subverting patriarchal myths in Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night, Seminar Proceedings of National Seminar at Bishop Heber College, Trichy on 8-9 October, 2012.
  • Facilitating Inclusion in language learning: New Perspectives from the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme, Seminar Proceedings of  International Seminar at Mount Carmel College of Teacher Education for Women, Kottayam, ISBN: 9788192946801, (Pp 214-17), Feb 2014.
  • Enhancing LanguageSkills: A Peer – Led collaborative Learning Module for the acquisition of Speaking skills Seminar Proceedings of UGC sponsored national seminar 21st century English classroom: Perspectives and Challenges at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara on 23-24 October 2014.
  • Unmapped Territories: Moving Beyond Edward Said’s Reflections on Exile, Proceedings of National seminar on Travails of Uprootment: A Tribute to Refugees, Exiles and Diasporic Communities, MSM College Kayamkulam ISBN: 978-93-85723-00-1, (pp 59-63), July 2015.
  • The Teacher as Bricoleur: Retrofitting Homoeostasis to Modern Pedagogy, Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National seminar on Revamping Teacher Education for the Digital Age Learners – Challenges and Prospects, Mount Carmel College of Teacher Education for Women, Kanjikuzhy, Sept 2015, pp 102-105, ISBN 978-81-929468-2-5

 Books 

  • Conceptualising La Femme Divine: A Study in Cultural Practices, Gaby Emma Publishers, 2016. ISBN 9788193297537

 Book chapters 

  • Nature as Miracle: Critical Humanities and Eco Aesthetics in Explorations in Critical Humanities: A Collection of Essays, Viva Books, 2017, ISBN  9789386385536.
  • Mythologizing Women: The Convoluted Politics of Goddess Discourse in Negotiating Marginalities: Gender, Class and Race in Women’s Writing, Deepti Publications, 2016, ISBN 9789382952046.
  • Spying on the Canon: Techno-Poetic Cultures and Glocalisation in Transcending Borders and Cultures: Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Poetry, DC Books, 2018, ISBN 9789385752728.
  • Of Memory and Modernity: Cultural Identity in the Writings of Czeslaw Milosz in Milosz’s Peripheries. Unknown Contexts, Voices, New Explorations, ATH, 2020, ISBN 9788366249479.
  • Introduction to Tunes from the Indian Subcontinent, Smashwords, 2017, ISBN 9781973514084.

Other publications 

  • Twilight Hues in Our Chains, Our Dreams, Smashwords, 2016, ISBN 978137045519.
Seminars and workshops organized
  • Co-ordinator of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Humour and the Nation organized on 1st and 2nd July 2015.
  • Co-ordinator of theSeminar on E-Learning organized in collaboration with MG University Department of Student Services on 19 December 2014.
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