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Dr. Asima Ranjan Parhi

Asima Ranjan Parhi Name : Asima Ranjan Parhi
Designation : Professor & HEAD
Qualification : MA, M. Phil, Ph. D
Phone No. : +91-9436049121
E-mail ID : asim(dot)parhi(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Linguistics and English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • Literary Theory
  • British Literature

  • Research Methodology
  • Literary Theory
  • Linguistics and ELT
  • Phonetics And the use of English
  • British Poetry, Plays, Fiction
  • American Literature
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Indian Writing in Translation
  • World Literature
  • Mr. Bidyut Lochan Behera (Awarded). Title: Representations of Masculinity in the Select Novels of Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad.
1 Rekindling Innocence: Environmental Justice in Children’s Ecofiction”. Inter Views(Joint with Harini P Das).Vol-2, No.1, July 2015,pp.39-55. ISSN“-2349-400X.
2 “Language as Effective Cultural Practice: The English Language and the Glocal Narrative”. IJMT International Journal of Multidisciplinary Thought, CD-ROM. ISSN- 2156-6992). 5 (1): 285‚?"293 (2015).
3 ‘Authentic Texts and Pedagogy: A Model’, The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, Ed. R. Narayanan, Vol. 1: 3, May 2009, pp. 194-209. ISSN-0974-8741.
4 ‘Semantic Excess or New Canons? Exploring the print media’.¬† Journal of Media and Communication Studies. Vol-2 (i), Academic Online refereed journal, USA, Ed. Emijee Cynthia, January 2010. pp. 16-19. ISSN-2141-2545.
5 ‘Prospect of Electronic media as curriculum in Non-Native contexts’, I- Manager’s Journal of English Language Teaching, (Joint with Juri Dutta), Vol-4, No. 2, April-June 2014, pp.18-24.ISSN-2249-0752.
6 “Confronting Theory in the Classroom: Beyond a Gendered(?) Reading of Donne and Yeats”. NURJ¬† (Nagaland University Research Journal, ISSN-0973-0346). 7(1): 88-96 (2014).
7 ‘Ethnicity and Social Transformation: A Study of Language’, Third Concept, Edited and published by Babuddin Khan, Vol.12,No.134-35, New Delhi, India, April- May 1998, pp. 56-63.ISSN-0970-7247.
8 ‘John Keats : Romantic versus Post Structuralist’, JEFL (Journal of English and Foreign Languages), Ed. S. Mohanraj, Published by CIEFL (Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages), Hyderbad,India,No.30, Dec. 2002, pp. 31-36. ISBN-09708332.
9 ‘Language Literature Interface: A study of Translated and Creative Indian Poetry in English’, The Ravenshaw Journal of English Studies, Ed. A.K.Mohanty, S.Samal and A.K.Purohit, Published by P.G. Dept. of English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India, Vol. XIII, Nos. 1-2, Jan-Dec. 2003, pp. 64-74.
10 ‘Nationalistic and User friendly English & Prospect of Flexibility in Learning’, RGURJ (Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal), Ed. N. Nagaraju and R.S. Yadava, Published by Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, India, Vol.8,No.2, Dec. 2005,pp.14-20. ISSN-0972-2882.
11 ‘Madness as Method :¬† A Study of Shakespearean Tragic Hero’, Atlantic Critical Review, Ed. Mohit K. Roy, New Delhi, India, Vol. 5, No.2, April-June 2006, pp.1-10. ISSN-0972-6373.
12 ‘Towards the Anti-Canon: A Brief Focus on Newspaper English in India’, SHSS (Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences), Ed. T.R. Sharma, IIAS (Indian Institute of Advanced Study), Shimla, Vol. XIII, No.1, Summer 2006, pp.143-154. ISSN-0972-1401.
13 ‘Language Revolution and 21st Century: A Close Look at Newspapers’, 21st Century Cultural Discourse, Srijan Samvad, Ed. Brajesh, Series-1, June 2007, pp. 25-30.
14 ‘Pedagogy and Indian Poetics: The Case of Michael Henchard’. Dialogue. Ed. S. Hajela and R.Sharma. Vol-VI, No.I, June 2010, pp.90-94. ISSN-0974-5556.
15 ‘Nature as Therapy: A Romantic Construct’. Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal. Ed. M.C.Behera. Vol-10, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 2011. pp.1-10. ISSN-2250-2866.
16 ‘From Convenience to Power: Teaching English in the Commonwealth’. Creatcrit. Ed. N.Pattanayak.Vol.1, No.2, July 2014, Nagaon, Assam, India.pp.1-7. ISSN-2347-8829.

‘Fractured Identity, Neo-Colonisation and the English Language: Assertion of ¬†¬†¬† Interests Through the English Newspapers of Arunachal Pradesh’. Proceedings of International Seminar on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature’ (ISE11-2012). Ed. H.K. Nath, Sibasagar College,11-14 October 2012,pp. 288-290. ISBN-81-92410-5-1.
‘Auto-Eroticism, Kamala Das and the Indian Female’. Contemporary Commonwealth¬† Literature in English: Concepts, Techniques and Trends. Proceedings of National¬† Seminar on ‘Commonwealth Literature’.Edited by N. Tiwary, Mount Olive College, Kohima, 27-29 July¬† 2011, pp. 34-39.ISBN-978-93-81694-20-6.
After LSRW: Search for Englishes’, Expressions. Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National Workshop, Ed. Archana Bhattacharjee, Kakojan College, Jorhat, 3-4 Nov 2011,pp. 23-27.
‘The Quality Package and Higher Education’, Souvenir on UGC sponsored Seminar, Published by¬† Dharmasala Mahavidyalaya, Orissa, India, May 2006, pp. 29-33.
‘Tradition and Modernity in a Tribal Society: A study of Language’. Discourse of Development. Edited and published by Uma Dutta, Govt. Degree College, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 2000, pp. 116-123.

1 ‘Post Structuralist Theories, Black and Undergraduate Teaching in India’, Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions, Ed. Sunita Sinha, Atlantic publishers, New Delhi, 2009, pp. 106-117. ISBN-978-81-269-1092-2.
2 ‘The Religion of Self and Impersonality: Revisiting Shelley, Hardy and Lawrence’, Reassessing British Literature (Vol. II), Ed. S.K Paul and A.N Prasad, Sarup and Sons, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 113-126.ISBN-978-81-7625-879-1.
3 ‘Kubla’s Plight: Reconstructing Coleridge, Culture and Theory’, Recritiquing S.T. Coleridge, Ed. A.N. Prasad & S.J.P. Joseph, Sarup & Sons, New Delhi, 2007, pp. 118-127. ISBN-81-7625-815-6.
4 ‘The Quality Package and Higher Education’, Dynamics of Higher Education, Ed. J. Begi, Commonwealth Publishers, New Delhi, 2008, pp.93 ‚?? 98.ISBN-978-81-311-0190-2.
5 Book Chapters: ‘Contemporary Indian Women Writing in English: A Historical and Analytic Study’, Contemporary Indian Writing in English: Trends, Concepts and Techniques, Adhyayan Publishers, Ed.N. Das, New Delhi, 2007, pp.124-133. ISBN-81-8435-023-6.
6 Book: Indian English Through Newspapers, Concept Publications, New Delhi, 2008. ISBN-81-8069-507-7.

1 Associate, IIAS (Indian Institute of Advanced Study), Shimla, India (2005-2008) .

  • Teaching
    • Lecturer, Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh, 10.10.1994-09.10.1999
    • Senior Lecturer, Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh, 10.10.1999-02.09.2004        
    • Selection Grade Lecturer, Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh, 03.09.2004-05.06.2007
    • Reader, Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh, 06.06.2007 - 02.09.2007
    • Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh, 03.09.2007-21.08.2008
    • Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Universtiy (Central), Arunachal Pradesh, 22.08.2008-31.08.2008           
    • Associate Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Universtiy (Central), Arunachal Pradesh, 01.09.2008-31.08.2011
    • Professor (CAS), Rajiv Gandhi Universtiy (Central), Arunachal Pradesh, 01.09.2011-22.05.2014
    • Professor (Substantive), Rajiv Gandhi Universtiy (Central), Arunachal Pradesh, 23.05.2014-28.01.2016
    • Professor, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 01.02.2016-Continuing
  • Other Information (Position held at past institution, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh)
    • Dean, School of Languages (From May 2015)
    • Head,Dept. of English, Rajiv Gandhi University (September 2011-June 2015)
    • Coordinator, International Scholars’ Cell, RGU, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Career Guidance Cell
    • Cultural and Literary Advisor
    • Editor of ‘The Horizon’, IGG College, Tezu
    • Academic Council
    • Editorial Board of The Rono Post (Rajiv Gandhi University Newsletter)
    • The Peak and The RGU Watch
    • Literary Committee, RGU
    • Executive Council, Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association
    • Faculty Board of Studies for Ph.D (Languages)
    • Convenor and Chairperson, BPGS, BUGS, Ph.D. Syllabus
    • Annual Report (2009-10) & (2010-2011)
    • Application Screening Committee
    • Board of Management, BPGS, BUGS (IDE), RGU
    • Review Editor of British Journal of Education and Psychology, IJEL etc.
    • BPGS, BUGS, M.Phil. (Mass Communication)
    • DBS(Anthropology)
    • BUGS (Nagaland University), NERIST (Arunachal Pradesh)
    • Chairperson, Inter University/College Debate competition