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Deepa Mishra

Dept of English

Smt CHM College Ulhasnagar

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Associate Professor

Smt CHM College




M.A. in English -- Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India 1990

M.Phil in English – Utkal University , Bhubaneswar, India 1992

Ph.D – “Hawthorne and the Question of Femininity” 1995

Currently pursuing a D.Litt Degree on the following topic: “Transcending Boundaries : Problematic of Cultural Dislocation in

the Literature of Indian Diaspora.”Sambalpur Unive Orissa.

Advanced Course in American Civilisation -- ASRC, Hyderabad 1992

Advanced Course in Canadian Literature -- SNDT University, Mumbai 1998

Advanced Diploma in Indian Aesthetics from University of Mumbai 2007

Attended a Summer School on Criticism and Theory 2008

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'Research Guidance ( Currently working with Mumbai University)

Savita Sukumar: “The Middle Place:Environmental Activism and Justice in the Novels of Scott Momadey ,Leslie Silko and Linda Hogan.”

Lata Khatwani: “ Mantelled Narratives:Voices ,Visions and Fictional Techniques in the Selected Novels by Pakistani Women.”

Nimisha Kambli:Consciousness ,Subjectivity,and Abstractions of Time :a Phenomenological Investigation of Selected Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, John Fowles and Umberto Eco.

Neeta Chakravarty: Novelists as Historiographers:Personal Representation of History in South Asian Fiction – a study of Amitav Ghosh Michael Ondaatje, Adib Khan and Tariq Ali.

Asha Binukumar Pariyarathu: Gendered Connectivity in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Allice Walker.

Kailas aute: Ethnicity and the Locations of self: A Study of Sri Lankan Tamil Novelists in Diaspora.

Soni Wadhwa: “Acts of Flanerie, Acts of Refuge: A Theoretical Project in Discourses of Space, Location and Modernity”

M.Phil:Awarded to the following students

Savitha Sukumar: “Eco-criticism and the Study of Wordsworth’s Poetry”, Madurai Kamraj university.

Romia Sylvester Correia: The Question of Identity in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of the Day and Fasting Feasting. YCMOU

Nimisha Kambli: “Phenomenological Reading of Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinion of Tristram Shandy ,Gentleman and John Fowels’s The French Lieutenants’ woman YCMOU

Sucheta Gandhi:Memory Space and Identity:Immigrant Experience in Bharti Mukherjee’The Tiger’s Daughter,Jasmine and Desirable Daughters.YCMOU

Area of Interest

American Literature

Indian Writing in English

Diaspora Studies

Critical Theory

General Semantics

Workshop conducted:

Conducted a Workshop on “Interview Technique” for MBA Students in collaboration with the Dept of Engish smt CHM in 2005.

Coordinator for a Six-day Certificate course organized by Mumbai university in collaboration with the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, 5-10 May 2008.

Conducted a workshop for school teachers at Baroda by Balvant Parekh centre for general semantics , 30-31july2010 on “Time-Binding and the Art and Science of pedagogy.”

Guest lecture:

“Korzybski’s View on Non-Aristotelian Language System, Reality and Textuality” at University of Mumbai , General Semantic Course , 5-10 May 2008.

“Importance of Identity in the Process of Communication”, at the Inauguration of English Literary Association, Pragati College, Dombivli, Mumbai, 26 August 2008.

“Understanding General Semantics;the Concept of Man, Reality and the Theory of Abstractions”, at a workshop conduced for school teachers at Baroda by Balvant Parekh centre for general semantics , 30-31july2010.

“General Semantics and Dimensions of Pedagogy” at the workshop conducted by Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics , Baroda, 30-31 July 2010.


“Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter : The Coming of the New Woman” Pakistan Journal Of American Studies. 10:2 (Fall 1992) : 103-112.

“Moving to the Clear : The Note of Balance in the Poetry of Michael Ondaatje” The Journal of Literary Studies , Utkal University , 17:122 (June-Dec 1992) : 86-95.

“Zenobia  : The New Model of Womanhood” The Pakistan Journal of American Studies , Islamabad, 13:1 (Spring 1995) : 70-83.

“Violence in American Film & its Impact on the Indian Cinema of the Nineties” Indian Journal of American Studies Vol. 25:2 (Summer 1995) : 39-42.

“Samuel Beckett’s Wayward Imagination : Waiting for Godot” Sun Times (News Paper)28 Nov 1993, Eastern Media Ltd. VI : 227.

“Jacques Derrida Deconstructed” Sun Times (News Paper)30th Jan 1994, Eastern Media Ltd , VI : 287.

Critical Study of Vijay Tendulkar’s “ Silence! The Court is in Session.” Published by Vipul Prakashan, Mumbai (2002).

“Surendra Mohanty :The Literary Historian of Oriya Culture” in vision vol.XXVIII.No.23. 122-128 Jayaprakash Narayan Institute of Economics and SocialStudies.

Translation Theory and Practice (TYBA Study material Paper VI IDE, Mumbai University, November, 2009.)Coordinator and Course Writer.

"Nila Saila (The Blue Mountain): A Chronicle of Oriya Culture" in Vision, Vol.XXX.No.4 pg 107-118.Jayaprakash Narayan Institute of Economics and SocialStudies.


“Women in Nineteenth Century America” at ASRC, Hyderabad on March 5, 1992.

“Moving to the Clear : A note of Balance in the Poetry of Michael Ondaatje” at the International Seminar on Canadian Literature held at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 4-7 Jan 1993.

“The Study of Feminity in Hawthrne’s Major Fiction” in the Scholar’s meeting at ASRC, Hyderabad on February 28, 1993.

“The Portrait of Contemporary Indian Society in Surendra Mohanty’s Fiction”in the second Annual Conference of Mark Twain Society of India held at ASRC, Hyderabad, April 23-24, 1993.

“Metaphors in Philosophy and Truth in Fiction : Social Reality in The Scarlet Letters” in the seminar on “Metaphor in Philosophy and Truth in Literature” held at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Sept. 7-16, 1993.

“Voiolence in American Films and its Impact on the Indian Cinema of the Nineties” at the International Seminar on Film and American Culture, co-sponsered by USIA Washington held at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad from 29th September to 4th October 1994.

“Hemingway’s Classics as Screen Masterpieces” at National Seminar on “Earnest Hemingway and Hemingway’s Fiction in the Film” organised by ASRC, Hyderabad, 20-21 November 1995.

“Law and Literature” at the Eighth National Workshop on “Law and Social Justice” organised by Forum on Contemporary Theory , M.S. University, Vadodara, 20-23 October 2003.

“Postmodernist Modernism : Deconstruction of Dichotomy of High and Low Culture in Literature” at the Sixth International Conference: Rethinking Modernity, organised by Dept of English, University of Rajasthan in collaboration with the Forum on Contemporary Theory, M.S. University, Vadodara and Louisiana State University, Shreveport, USA, 14-17 December 2003.

“Towards a New Body Culture” at the Tenth National Workshop of the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Vadodara, 24-27 October 2005.

“Tale Danda : Differences Within” at the Eighth International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory at Mangalore, 14-17 December 2005.

Participated in a panel discussion on “Critique of Nationhood and National Narratives: Locating African American Cultural Citizenship”at the American Centre ,Mumbai on 27 Frebruary 2007.

Presented a paper on ‘Theory and praxis of Cultural Citizenship” at the National seminar on Changing values in the Indian society at Pratap College , Amalner on 29 - 30 december 2008.

Presented a paper on “Comparative Statement on Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Surendra Mohanty’s Blue Mountain”at a two- day national conference on Comparative Literature :Changing Perspectives in Multidisciplinarity at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada university Aurangabad on 16-17 february 2009.

“Self in Exile : Versions of Displacement in the Selected Works of V.S. Naipaul” at the International Conference on “Rewriting Marginality: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literature” organized by Aurangabad University on 24-26 Feb,2010.


Dimensions of pedagogy and General Semantics

FY BA English Paper-I

TY BA Translation Theory and Practice