Authored By: Suresh Frederick & Samuel Rufus
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 224||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 630.00||Price in (USA) $. 50.4|
The primacy of contemplation is at the heart of contemporary literary studies. Be it philosophical, or aesthetic or critical – contemplations seeks to emphasise the critical role played by active cognition, perception and imagination in literary studies. As Theory cannot be understood in isolation without praxis, contemplations cannot be understood in isolation without properly contextualizing them. The scholarly articles in this volume are representative of the pertinent problems and the obvious contradictions inherent in Indian Writing in English – the gendered subaltern, counter-discourses, patriarchal conditioning, conflict of values, sense of belongingness, slums and the opium dens, third world feminism, fairy-tale narratives, eco-self, existential angst of women in the Indian context, Irony, Anarchy, Absurdity, the Diaspora, the contemporary Indian woman, Dalit studies, Tribal studies and other marginalised literature and the concept of the Nation.
DR. SURESH FREDERICK, Associate Professor and UG Head in the Department of English, Bishop Heber College, Trichy, India. He is the Dean for IQAC. He has presented 71 papers in International and National conferences, published 71 articles in reputed books and journals and edited six books. He has been awarded Editor’s Choice Award for his Critical Writing by The Home of Letters (India) in 2010 and Best Research Paper award for Literature by Bishop Heber College in 2015.
Dr. Samuel Rufus started his career as Lecturer with the American College, Madurai, and later joined Madras Christian College as Assistant Professor, in the year 2003. He is also the founder-Editor of the peer-reviewed biannual Journal Eclectic Representations, published by the Department of English, Madras Christian College, Chennai.