Dr. Asima Ranjan Parhi

Dr. Asima Ranjan Parhi
Name: Dr. 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 Education * Language of Mass Media * Translation Studies * Children’s Literature * Indian Aesthetics
  • Literary Theory, British and American Literature, Linguistics & ELT, Travel Narrative
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Swagatika Jena 2019 “Exploring Cosmopolitanism in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During A Short Residence”
      2 Sourav Rout 2019 “Cultural Identity and The American Muslim in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist”
      3 Alisha Tirkey 2018 “Evil Clowns Taking Over Contemporary Novels: Representation of Pennywise in Stephen King’s It”
      4 Saheen Sareen 2018 “Post-Partition Trauma in Literature: A Study of Selected Short Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto”
      5 Subhadarshini Mallick 2018 “Sexist Language in Advertisement: A Study Through Social Media”
      6 Sridhi Dash 2017 “Illness and Human Dignity: A Study of Fatura Nanda and Dr. Pulin Bihari Ray”
      7 Ankita Das 2017 “Feminst Discourse in Cultural Text: A Study of Advertising in India”
      8 Abhijit Panda 2017 “A Discourse of Rehabilitation: A Study of Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption and Edward Bunker’s No Beast So Fierce”
      9 Sayantika Sen 2016 “The Robinhood Ballads and the Female Warrior Ballads: A Comparative Study in Carnivalesque Tradition”
      10 Neha Jha 2016 “A Comparative Analysis of Roman Liberation in the 1950s and 21st Century as Depicted in Literature with Reference to Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes”
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Ms. Juri Dutta 2018 ` RGU/RS-456/2013 Central University PhD Fellowship “ A Comprehensive Study of Authentic Texts as Prospective Material in English Language Teaching at Higher Education Level”
      2 Ms Harini Patowary Das 2018 ` RGU/RS-448/2013 “A Study of Environmental Imagination and The Growth of Eco-Conscious Children’s Fiction in English in India”
      3 Mr Manu Bhujel 2018 ` “Representations of Adolescence of Youth in Select Novels of Amitav Ghosh, Upmanyu Chatterjee and Chetan Bhagat”
      4 Ms Mie Dirchi 2018 ` Central University PhD Fellowship “Identity Constructions : A Study of Select Northeast Women Writers”
      5 Ms Doi Ette 2018 ` Central University PhD Fellowship “Rewriting the Nigerian Civil War: A Study of Select Novels of Nigerian Women Writers”
      6 Mr Jitumoni Dutta 2018 ` “Awakenings: A Study of the Life Writings of Select spiritual Seekers”
      7 Ms Indrani Gogoi 2017 ` “Representation of the Multicultural in the Novels of Jhumpa Lahiri and Sunetra Gupta”
      8 Mr. Bidyut Lochan Behera 2013 ` “Representation of Masculinity in the Select Novels of Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad”
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      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): 285â??293 (2015).
      3 ‘Authentic Texts and Pedagogy: A Model’, The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, Ed. R. Narayanan, Vol. 1: 3, May 2009, www.mjal.org. 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.
    2. National Publications:
      1 “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).
      2 ‘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.
      3 ‘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.
      4 ‘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.
      5 ‘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.
      6 ‘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.
      7 ‘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.
      8 ‘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.
      9 ‘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.
      10 ‘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.
      11 ‘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.
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):
    1. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1 ‘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.
      2 ‘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.
      3 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.
      4 ‘The Quality Package and Higher Education’, Souvenir on UGC sponsored Seminar, Published by  Dharmasala Mahavidyalaya, Orissa, India, May 2006, pp. 29-33.
      5 ‘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. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
    1 Literature and art of Communication (co-edited), Cambridge University Press, 2019.
    2 The Widening Arc: A selection of prose and stories (co-edited), Kitab Bhavan, Bhubaneswar, 2016.
  3. Book Chapters :
    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 â?? 98.ISBN-978-81-311-0190-2.
    5 ‘Localising the Alien: Newspaper English and the Indian Classroom’ in English Studies in India: Contemporary and Evolving Paradigms. Eds. B. Mahanta and R. B. Sharma, Singapore: Springer, 2019. ISBN-978-981-13-1525-1, pp. 213-223.
    6 Representation of Children and Environment in Bira Kishore Parhi’s Poetry”, Dynamics of Children’s Literature. Ed. N. Sahu and S. Samtani, Subhi Publications, New Delhi, 2017. ISBN-13-9788182904170. pp.152-170.
  4. Research Books :
    1 Indian English Through Newspapers, Concept Publications, New Delhi, 2008. ISBN-81-8069-507-7.
  1. Workshops:
    1 Workshop on Translation (1994), Workshop on Distance Education (2005 and 2006 ),Workshop on Primary Education, IGNOU (2006)
  2. Seminars:
    1 1. International Conference on Theorizing the popular, Liverpool Hope University, U.K., 19-21 July, 2010. Paper: ‘English Language and the Medium: From The Canonical to the Popular’ 2. International Seminar on Identity and Culture at RajivGandhiUniversity, Itanagar 28-30 October 2009. Paper: ‘Appropriating the Mainstream: English Language as a Cultural Construct’. 3. International Conference on Shakespeare at M.D.University, Rohtak, 8-10 Oct. 2009. Paper: ‘Lunacy as Vision: The Poststructuralist Shakespeare’. 4. International conference on ‘Theory at work’, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, 9-11 November (2010). Paper-‘Confronting Theory in the Classroom: Beyond a Gendered Reading (?) of Donne and Yeats’. 5. 14th International Conference on “Transcending Disciplinary Decadence: Exploring Challenges of Teaching,Scholarship, and Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences,”, Forum on Contemporary Theory, Jaipur, 18-21 December 2011. Paper- ‘Decolonising the Classroom in 21st Century: Ideology, Theory and Value’. 6. International (7thBiennual )Shakespeare Congress on ‘Shakespeare across Cultures’, BHU, Varanasi, 3-5 December (2012). Paper- ‘The Helpless Shakespearean Tragic Hero: Masculinity At Crisis’. 7. International Conference on ‘Foreign Language Teaching and Inter-Cultural Dialogue’, Doon University, Dehradun, 11-12 April 2013. Paper- Theorizing the Popular into Language Teaching: English Media and Hindi Movies as Suitable MaterialinIndian Classrooms. 8. International Conference on ‘Translation, Comparatism and the Global South’, jointly organized by Department of Studies in English, Mysore University and Forum on Contemporary Theory, Mysore, 15-18 December 2013. Paper-‘Translating the Popular/Commonplace Writings in Odia: The Native Land and Humanist Enterprise’. 9. International Conference organized by IJAS at the University of London, United kingdom, 4-7 November 2014. Paper-‘Language as Effective Cultural Practice: The English Language in India and the Glocal Narrative’. 10. International Conference on ‘Re-Imagining Theory: Towards New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences’, The Forum On Contemporary theory, Baroda held at international Centre, Goa, 21-24 December 2014. Paper- ‘De-theorizing Dharma in The Mahabharata: Protest of the Margin and Contemporary Politics’. 11. 15th International Conference on ‘Anthropocene: Larger significance of Nature’, FCT, Baroda and Ravenshaw University, 21-24 December 2015, Cuttack. Paper-‘Poetry, policy and people in Odia writing from the margin’. 12. International Conference on “Decentring English Studies: Studying Literature in Global South”, Dept. of English, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 19-21 January 2017. Paper- ‘Decentring the Curriculum of English in Odisha from Secondary to the Undergraduate level: A Model’. 13. International Conference on Politics and Letters: Function of Criticism at the present time, Dept. of English, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 23-25 January 2018. Paper: ‘Critiquing letters in troubled times: A Study of Select Texts from the Canon and Public Discourse’. 14. International Conference on Modern Approaches in Humanities, Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza Universita Roma, Rome, Italy, 21-23 February 2020. Paper-‘English Language in India: From Racial, Colonial to Democratic’. 15. International Conference on Science, Society and Politics in South Asia, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 3-4 March 2020. Paper (Joint with Adyasha Mohapatra) -‘The Literary as Socially Inclusive: A Study through Select Poems of Bira Kishore Parhi’.
1 Associate, IIAS (Indian Institute of Advanced Study), Shimla, India (2005-2008) .
  1. Teaching:
    1 26 years at the level of UG & PG level
  2. Important Activities:
    1 Organised sessions in literary festival of Platinum Jubilee, Utkal University
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 More than 50 lectures at national level institutions.
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Dean, Faculty of Languages & Head, Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh Head, Department of English and Coordinator, RUSA, Centre of Excellence, North East India Studies, Utkal University, Odisha
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 1. Convenor of National Seminar on ‘The Logic of Literary Language: Classic to Popular’, Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, 13-14 February 2014. 2. Convenor of one-day seminar at the department, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 25 november 2016. 3. Convenor, International Conference on “Decentring English Studies: Studying Literature in Global South”, Dept. of English, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 19-21 January 2017. 4. Member, Organizing committee, .International Conference on Politics and Letters: Function of Criticism at the present time, Dept. of English, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 23-25 January 2018. Paper: ‘Critiquing letters in troubled times: A Study of Select Texts from the Canon and Public Discourse’. 5. Member, organizing Committee, Literary Festival, Platinum Jubilee of Utkal University, 19-20 November 2018. 6. Coordinated a Refresher Course on ‘Indian Languages, Literature and Culture: Texts in Contexts’ at HRD Centre, Utkal University, 4-24 January 2019. 7. 4 webinars conduted by RUSA, CoE, NEIS, during July-August, 2020