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Dr.Upot Sherine

Professor of English

School of Distance Education &

Director, Centre for English Language and Communication Skills  

MahatmaGandhiUniversity  

Kottayam

Academic Qualifications/Achievements

    • M A English I Rank holder
    • University of Calicut (1979)
    • Ph D in American Drama, University of Calicut (1991)
    • Recipient of NCERT National Science Talent Search Scholarship (1974-77)
    • Recipient of the University Merit Scholarship (1972-74 and 1977-79)
    • Recipient of Middle Award, ASRC, Hyderabad (1999-2000)
    • Empanelled as Expert by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (COL).
Research/Teaching Experience
  • Lecturer/ Reader, Department of English, University of Calicut (1982-2000)
  • Reader/Professor, School of Distance Education, MahatmaGandhiUniversity (from 2000)
  • Director, Forum for Gender Studies, Department of English, University of Calicut (1997-2000)
  • Director, Centre for English Language and Communication Skills (CELCS), MahatmaGandhiUniversity (from 2009)
  • Dean, Faculty of Language and Literature, MahatmaGandhiUniversity; Member, Syndicate, MahatmaGandhiUniversity (from 2010)
Publications (selected)

1.      "The Novel Dramatized: Transformation in Of Mice and Men," Indian Response to    Steinbeck, ed. R.K.Sharma, Jaipur: Rachana Prakashan, 1984.

2.      "The Frontiers of Imagination: Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday," Closing of the American Frontier: A Centennial Retrospect, ed. Isaac Sequiera and R.S. Sharma,    Hyderabad: ASRC, 1994.

3.  "Cultural Politics in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon," Indian Journal of American Studies 23.2 (1993): 75-80.

4.      "From the Narrative to the Dramatic: Generic Problems in The Moon is Down, Littcrit 20.2 (1994): 40-44.

5.      "She-Centering The Great Gatsby: Fitzgerald, Barthelme, and the Gender Question," Scott Fitzgerald: Centenary Essays from India, ed. Mohan Ramanan, New Delhi:  Prestige, 1998. 105-109.

7.      “Introduction,” Roots and Shadows by Shashi Deshpande,   Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2001. (co-author)

8.     “Introduction,” The Return of Vaman by Jayant V. Narlikar,  New Delhi: Ravi Dayal, 2003.

9.     “Generic Transgressions: John Steinbeck and the Play- novelette Form,” John Steinbeck: Centennial Tribute, ed. Syed Mashkoor Ali, Jaipur: Surabhi Publications, 2004, 64-79. 

10.    “Mediated Identities: Women in Language” Journal of Women’s Studies 1.1 (2007): 53-57 

11.    “Quality Assurance and Distance Education,” Indian Journal of Distance Education 10 (2009): 11-17.

Seminars and Conferences Attended (selected – last five years)

  1. UGC National Seminar on Gender and Social Change, Centre for Gandhian Studies, Alphonsa College, Pala, 24-25 September 2009 (Presented the paper: “Tongue in Check: Language and Feminism”)
  2. National Seminar on Women’s Studies in India, Association of Indian Universities and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 13-15 December 2006 (Presented the Paper – “Mediated Identities: Women in Language”).
  3. International Seminar on Comparative Literature, CLAI & School of Letters, MG University, 31 Jan.- 1 Feb., 2006 (Presented the paper – “In-forming Gender and Gendering Form: A Note on Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook and Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin”).
  4. ICDE International Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, IGNOU, New Delhi, 18-23 November 2005 (Presented a paper – “Quality Assurance and Distance Education”)
  5. UGC National Seminar on Women and Literature, GovtCollege, Trichur, 6-7 January 2005 (Presented a Paper on the Novels of Bharati Mukherjee)