ENGLISH RESEARCH CENTRE
Department of English, Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur was provisionally recognized as a Research Centre to offer Ph. D programme in the academic year 2012 -2013. As on 9.1.2017, 16 members are doing Ph. D research under the guidance of Dr. K. Thanikasalam, Dr. R.Rita Yasodha and Dr. A. Parvathavarthini . Of the 16, 14 scholars are from other colleges. One scholar was awarded the degree after her Viva Voce Examination was conducted in the Research Centre on 08.01.2016.Two have submitted their theses and are waiting for the Viva, and one is about to submit. Five scholars working under guides belonging to other colleges, are working in our Research Centre, of whom Pre Ph. D Viva Voce Examination had been conducted for two scholars.
The following faculty of our department have done UGC Project Work:
1. J. Sathyalakshmi – Search for Self Discovery and Survival in the Novels of Anita Nair
2. A. Kavitha – An Encounter between the Feminine and the Avante- Garde – A Reading of Margaret Lawerence’s Select Works.
3. C. Shola Fernando – A Post-Colonial Reading of Thomas Kenealy’s Novels : The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and A Widow and her hero.
M. Phil course was started in the year 2008. Every year M. Phil, scholars submit their project work guided by the staff of the Department of English.
Details about the research papers published by our Staff:
1. K. Muneeswari “A Study on Midlife Crisis in JaiShree Misra’s Secrets and Sins,” New Man International Journal of Multidisciplinary studies, ISSN: 2348-1390, 146-148, vol 5, special Issue 1, February 2018.
2. C. Mothilal Dinesh, “Eco –text to Meta –text: A Study on carl Hiaasen’s Flush,” 403-408.
3. A. Kavitha, “Nature-Not as a Monster but as a Reviver in Margaret Laurence’s Novels”, Bodhi International Journal of Research in Humanities, vol 2, Special Issue 11, E-ISSN:2456-5571, 60-62, 2018.
4. E. Lenin, “A Quest for identity and Liberation an analysis of Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises”, Bodhi International Journal of Research in Humanities, Vol 2, Special Issue 10, E-ISSN:2456-5571, 22-26, March -2018.
5. M. Thangeswari, “A Study of female consciousness in Doris Lessing’s the grass is singing”, Bodhi International Journal of Research in Humanities,Arts and Science, Vol 2, Special Issue 2, E-ISSN:2456-5571, 105-108, April 2018.
6. M. Thangeswari and R. Rita Yasodha, “Terrorism Versus Idealism: A Study of Doris Lessing’s the good Terrorist”, International Journal of English Language and Literature, ISSN : 2321-1164(Online); 2347-2642(print), volume: 6, Issue:21, 92-98, January–March 2018.
7. C. Shola Fernando, “Autobiographical Elements in Thomas Keneally’s by the line” The Indian National Journal of English Language and Literature”, Vol. 5, Issue 19, ISSN: 2321-1172, July –September 2017.
1. R. Babu Kirubanithi, T. Paulpandian, K. Thanikasalam, “Critical studies on contemporary literature”, National seminar.
2. C. Shola Fernando, “Micro historicism in Schindler’s List”, International Journal of Research in Humanities and social sciences, vol -2, Dec – 2106.
3. T. Xavier Beski Arockiaraj, “Lexical, Stylistic and Cultural issues in the select poem in Bharathidasan: A. Translation study”, Vol – IX, 2016.
1. C. Shola Fernando, “Micro historicism in Schindler’s List”, HuSS: International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 3(2), 59 -64, July-December 2016.