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New Bearings in English Studies: A Festschrift for C. T. Indra

 
C Vijayasree (Editor) R. Azhagarasan (Editor) Bruce Bennett (Editor) Mohan Ramanan (Editor) R. Palanivel (Editor) T. Sriraman (Editor)
Synopsis This festschrift for Professor C.T. Indra offers rich and varied fare. It begins naturally with a series of tributes to and reminiscences of Indra by several of her students, colleagues and admirers and modulates into the scholarly world of literary and cultural criticism which Indra has been practising with such distinction for decades now. The tone of these essays ranges from the deeply felt and personal to the most irrepressibly postmodern. The subjects handled are as diverse as the sense of place and how poetry is inspired by it, the question of reading and response and their relation to theory, the playfulness of postmodernism, post-diasporic literary history, the discipline of English and the English teacher in India, globalization and cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, making and breaking traditions, dramatic pedagogy, translation, the archive, imperialism, India and Australia, India and Canada, Bakhtinian discourse, the region, caste and so on. The authors constitute an international cast and are from India, Britain, France, Australia, the United States and Canada. This is truly a magnificent celebration of the scholar-adventurer that C.T. Indra is.
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About the authors

C Vijayasree

C. Vijayasree Professor of English at Osmania University and is presently Director, Osmania University Center for International Programmes. She has authored several national and international journals. She is well known for her work in the area of postcolonial literatures.

 

Mohan Ramanan

Mohan Ramanan was born in 1949 and had his education in Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Pilani. He has been teaching for over three decades and is currently Professor of English at the University of Hyderabad. He has held the British Council Fellowship for 1982-83 at Oxford University and was Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Amherst College, Massachusetts, in 1989-90. He is the author of two books of criticism of Modern British and American Poetry, and has edited several volumes besides publishing over a hundred articles in forums both in India and abroad. He was Deputy Director of the Indo-American Centre for International Studies (formerly ASRC) in 2001 and a regular columnist for the Kuala Lumpur newspaper The New Straits Times for over ten years, publishing several articles on Indian Letters there. Ramanan is deeply involved with music and philosophy and his attempt has been to integrate these interests with literary studies.

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T. Sriraman

T. Sriraman is Professor, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. His publications include a translation of the Tamil novel Vasavaswaram, course books in English and a book on pracatical criticism.

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Bibliographic information

Title New Bearings in English Studies: A Festschrift for C. T. Indra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.06.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8125035125
length xxvii+244p.