Authored By: Suresh Frederick & Samuel Rufus
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 346||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 980.00||Price in (USA) $. 78.4|
The new millennium has been host to a new phase of displacements, bordering crossings and migrations, resulting in new diasporic hybrid subjectivities characterized by the trial of life in a new land. Hence a reevaluation and reassessment of the traditional literary canon assumes all the more importance in the light of the stereotyped portrayal of the diasporic hybrid through a pejorative label. ‘Writing back’ at this crucial juncture, then, becomes a strategy to counter the ‘epistemic violence’ of the canon, by offering profound critiques on the resultant new identities that emerge from these ‘diasporic hybrid subjectivities.’ The scholarly array of essays lined up in this book: Contemporary Contemplations on Diasporic Literature, strive to address these compelling issues in all its vitality.
Dr. Suresh Frederick, is an Associate Professor and UG Head in the Department of English, Bishop Heber College, Trichy, India, has 27 years of teaching experience at the college level. He is the Dean for IQAC. He has presented many papers in International and National conferences, published many articles in reputed books and journals and edited eight books. He holds a PhD in English from Bharathidasan University, India. He is the Vice-President of OSLE (Organization for Study of Literature and Environment), a Life Member of IASA (Indian Association for the Study of Australia), a Fellow of Eco-Ethics International Union (EEIU), a Member of The Andrew Marvell Society, a member of Asia TEFL and an Associate Member of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. He has visited many foreign countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Portugal and Ireland. The areas of his specialization are Ecocriticism, Mass Communication, ELT, Australian Literature, American Literature and British Drama. 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. His areas of interest are English Language Teaching, Soft Skills & Communication Skills, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory and Criticism, etc. He has authored five books, and he is the founder-Editor of the peer-reviewed biannual journal Eclectic Representations, published by the Department of English, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.