English – Faculty

English – Faculty 2019-06-19T15:34:28+00:00

Qualifications: M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization: American Literature, Post-Colonial literature and Cultural Studies

Email: tessy.anthonyc@gmail.com

“I have been teaching in the Dept. of English at St. Teresa’s college since 1988. Being a student of the College, I have been moulded by the systems, values and charisms instilled by the Foundress and other eminent teachers which has made St. Teresa’s one of the most sought after and reputed colleges in the state.  I am a natural learner and a conscientious teacher and I believe like my predecessors in providing quality education and a selfless approach for the overall development of my students. My academic and research interests have played a pivotal role in my occupying strategic positions in the college where I have been able to contribute a major part to its formation as an autonomous college.  I have taken the roles of IQAC Coordinator during 3rd Cycle NAAC Accreditation, Academic Dean, Academic Council Member, Head of the English Dept, Board of Studies Member etc.  I teach my students in the Undergraduate Programme Prose, Poetry, Postcolonial and American Literature. My Post graduate students are introduced to Literary and Critical Theories, American Literature, Indian Writing, Literature of the 19 century and Writings of the Renaissance.

I am a resource person for conferences, and have published papers in National and International journals. My UGC minor project on Remedial Strategies in Communication skills in the English Language has helped me to improve the employability of my students. I visit other colleges and departments as a subject expert and academic auditor. Innovative measures taken by me as Head of the Department includes introducing National/International Seminars every year for PG and M.Phil. students, PTA Prizes to best UG/PG projects, Flagging off  Lecture Series, UGC NET coaching, Rural Outreach Program (TROP) etc.  ‘Panache’, a literary/Cultural Fest was spearheaded by me in 2011 to be organized by the UG students. As IQAC coordinator, a system for data compiling reporting and archiving was introduced in 2011. I led the document compilation for granting of Autonomy and for the third cycle NAAC accreditation which led to the securing of ‘A’ Grade and for being awarded the ‘Centre with Potential for Excellence’. For the first time in the college history a NAAC sponsored Seminar was organized and the Consultancy Cell TRACC was launched.”

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization: American poetry, Phonetics

Email: beenamanojsunny@gmail.com

“I have been teaching full-time at St. Teresa’s College since 1989. I am passionate about my vocation as a teacher and believe I am called to share not just my knowledge but my very self with my students; to inspire change through positive life lessons that do not appear on any curriculum. My research interests focus on the connections between literature and theology. My teaching interests are Poetry, Phonetics and Linguistics. Being a trained singer and pianist, I incorporate music and song in the classroom to teach language, phonetics and prosody. It has also been my privilege to support the Catholic activities and help nurture the Catholic identity of the institution.”

Curriculum Vitae: Beena Job

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil.

Area of Specialization: American Literature

Email: robymaggie@yahoo.com

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D., M.A. & A.L.S (UK), CELTA (Cambridge)

Areas of Specialization: Indian Writing in English, Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Cultural Studies

Email: drlathanairr@gmail.com

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D.

Areas of Specialization: Film Studies, Shakespearean drama, Biography

Email: preethysreenivasan@gmail.com

“I have been teaching at St. Teresa’s College since 2004, and have taught courses in Shakespearian drama, Indian Writing in English, European Drama, Literature of the Nineteenth century at the Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels. My research is in the field of Biography, Gender and Gandhian studies, particularly the constructions of masculinity in biographies of national leaders. I have also written and presented papers on Cinema, Cultural Studies, Graphic novels and Graphic biography. I am currently working on how gender is constructed and how it intersects with ‘nation’ in the biographies of political and legendary figures.”

Qualifications:M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Areas of Interest: Cultural Studies, Indian Aesthetics

Email: mtjo4@yahoo.com

“I have been at St.Teresa’s College(Autonomous) since 1999.As part of the English Studies course I teach Western Aesthetics, Eastern Aesthetics and Postmodern fiction to Postgraduate students and Creative Writing, Study of Poetry and General English to the Graduate students.
My research interests include African literature and Comparative Mythology.”

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil.

Areas of Specialization: Applied Linguistics, Experimental Literature, Multimodal Studies, Cognitive Narratology

Email: taniavivera@gmail.com

Tania Mary Vivera is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, St.Teresa’s College where she has been a faculty member since 2010. She teaches courses in general English, short fiction, linguistics, genders studies, experimental fiction and translation studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her primary area of interest lies in experimental fiction and its cognitive underpinnings. Her research focuses on the adaptive nexus between experimental fiction, multimodality and cognitive narratology. She has participated in over 40 conferences and workshops and has published numerous papers in peer reviewed international journals on the works of Mark. Z Danielewski, Graham Rawle, Jonathan Safran Foer, Tom Phillips and Nick Bantock. For the past six years she has been associated with developing the student entrepreneurship schemata through entrepreneurship awareness programmes and workshops which has led to the formation of incubation units governed by students. She enjoys reading and traveling and experiencing the hidden contours of life and its nebulous, liminal existence.

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D.

Areas of Interest: Twentieth-Century Fiction, History of English Literature

Email: jishajon@gmail.com

“I have been teaching in the department of English since 2010. I am interested in post twentieth century literature in general with special thrust on fiction and poetry. I teach literary criticism, British history, modernist and postmodernist literature. My area of research is globalisation and literature. I am also interested in Women’s and Gender studies.”

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Areas of Interest: Postmodern Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Narratology

Email: annjeena@gmail.com

“I have been working in the Department of English and Centre for Research since 2010.  At the undergraduate level, I teachcommunication skills, methodology of literary studies and the history of Englishliterature. Indian literature, modernism and modernist literature,the post-theory scenario, and literature of the empire are my areas of deliberation at the postgraduate level. My research mainly concentrates on the nexus between literature, history and culture. I have done extensive research on the postcolonial leanings in the works of Chinua Achebe; spirituality in Paulo Coelho; and the postmodern discourse of the ‘Other’ in OrhanPamuk’s oeuvre.”

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D., Dip. in Journalism, CELTA (UK).

Areas of Specialization: Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Post Colonial Studies , Gender Studies, Translation Studies, ELT

Email: priyamknbr@gmail.com

“I completed research in feminist fiction. I have a post graduate diploma in journalism from Symbiosis. I have also done CELTA from London, U K. I am interested in teaching literary theory, gender studies and practices of translation. I also teach English language to adult learners. I have published papers on fiction, nuances of translation and  multiple cultural practices in Kerala. I am interested in female activism and their projection in social media.”

Qualifications: M.A.

Areas of Specialization: Media Studies, Mass Communication, Print Media & Journalism

Email: vidhu.jk@gmail.com

“I have been teaching at the College since 2006 and lecture on media, films, creative writing and informatics. The introduction to media classes are a joy to teach, as are those on writing creatively. My areas of research interest includes film studies, media studies and culture studies. I have co-authored two books on writing for media and have written several articles for a national newspaper.”

Qualifications: M.A.

Areas of Specialization: Semiotics, Gender Studies, History of English Literature

Email: athira.anjana103@gmail.com

Inspiring her students to follow their aspirations and unearth their talents has always been her passion. After completing MA  English from Institute of English, Trivandrum in 2014,  Ms. Athira Babu joined St. Teresa’s College in 2015. Having been appointed as the NSS programme officer in 2017, she has had the privilege to be part of a multitude of extension activities. She has organised various workshops and conferences and for the last three years, she has been associated with the kochi international literary festival as a co-ordinator.  Ms. Athira teaches common course English for undergraduate students.Inculcating a love for poetry, gender studies, translation studies and the history of English literature in students has been given paramount priority by her. Being passionate about the subtleties of photography, classical dance and literature she wishes to explore the coalescence of art and literature.


Areas of Specialization: Linguistics, Diasporic Literature, Post Colonial Studies

Email: tessa.jose23@gmail.com

Tessa Fani Jose is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the department of English, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam where she has been a faculty member since 2015. Ms. Jose completed her M.A in English Literature from Bangalore University and her undergraduate studies at Christ College, Bangalore. With over seven years of experience in teaching and research, her core focus areas include studying the re-emergence of colonial structure in a postmodern-postcolonial world and exploring the tools of colonialism and it’s spaces. She has attended over 30conferences and workshops. She has published two papers in post colonial literature in peer-reviewed journals and is currently working on Marxist reading of Marvel’s superheroes. For the last three years, she has been associated with the Kochi International Book Festival in her role as co coordinator. Ms. Jose is based in Aroor, Cochin where she lives with her family. She enjoys traveling , local ballads and writing and hopes to one day travel all over India and write a book on dying stories of local culture and traditions.

Qualifications: M.A.

Areas of Specialization: Cultural studies, Post Colonial Studies , Colonial Modernity

Email: lissyjose3@gmail.com