The Text

ISSN:2581-9526

An International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory

What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.

― Jacques Derrida


Editor-in-Chief

Dr. P. Karkuzhali, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chellammal Women’s College of the Pachaiyappa’s Trust, Chennai-32. She is the co-editor of Unearthing the Unexplored: A Critical Companion to Fourth World Literature (2016) and Subalternity and Literature (2017). Her research interests include postcolonial/indigenous literature and subaltern/disability studies. She writes poetry in Tamil. She is the author of Enna Saaral (2019). She is the recipient of Kasthuri Ramnath State Award, Hellen Keller State Award, Wisdom Award, and Rev. Fr. Lawrence Sundaram Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the Doctor of Philosophy in English.
Phone: 9884926776
e-mail: drkuzhali.thetext@gmail.com
Website: www.chellammal.edu.in

Associate Editor

Dr. P. Prayer Elmo Raj, Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of English, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai-30. He is the author of Theology of Religions in the Context of Fundamentalism (2013), Book of Job: A Literary Response (2014) and Postcolonial Theory and Literary Imagination (2018), co-author of Essays on Global Literature (2014) and Engaging with Disabilities (2015), editor of Religion, Politics and Secularism (2016) and Literature and Society (2016), and co-editor of Plurality and Difference (2017) and Subalternity and Literature (2017). His research interests include literary/critical theory, alternative epistemologies and new literatures.
Phone: 9944563424
e-mail: drprayer.thetext@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pachaiyappascollege.edu.in/node/124?depart=2

Advisory Board

Dr. Tania Ramalho, Brazilian-American Professor of Education, School of Education, State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego, teaches Critical Literacy and Pedagogy in Master of Education programs. Ramalho has been interested in Global and Development Education as well as Women’s Studies. She is one of the editors of the revised edition of Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy--Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts (Peter Lang, 2017) and is presently working on the forthcoming book Reading the World--Notes from the Not-So-Fine Lines (Sense, 2019). Ramalho also writes political poetry that reveals deep commitment to global social justice, peace and social evolution.
e-mail: ramalho@oswego.edu
Website: http://www.oswego.edu/~ramalho

Dr. Chukwugozie Maduka Visiting Professor, Center for Environmental Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Religions, University of North Texas, USA and formerly Lecturer at the University of Benin, Nigeria. Founder President of Gozie Maduka-Osuigwe Center for Cultures, Civilization and Research. Served as the editor, Heinmann Educational Books, Nigeria (1981-84). Authored and edited several books and published research articles in journals of international repute. His research interests include advanced logic, phenomenology, applied philosophy, philosophy of education and comparative education.
e-mail: chukwugoziemaduka%40yahoo.ca
Website: http://www.cep.unt.edu/visit00.htm

Dr. K. Damodar Rao, Head and Associate Professor, Department of English, Kakatiya University, Warangal-506009. He is the co-editor of Postcolonial Indian English Fiction: Decentering the Nation (2016), Multiculturalism in Indian Tradition and Literature (2016), Bhakti Movement and Literature: Reforming a Tradition (2016), Postcolonial Theory and Literature (2003), editor of Mapping English: Recent Studies in Language and Literature (2016) and the author of The Novels of Ayi Kwei Armah (1993). His translated works include Ocean is My Name (2014), Ode to Frontline Formations (2013), Flames and the Man (2012), Scent and the Soil (2012), Pride of Place (2011), Blissful Abode (2009), Brilliance-Jewelled Swan (2000), Cease-Fire (2000), Crossfire (1999) and Fire-Spark (1998).
e-mail: damodarrao.k@gmail.com
Website: www.kuwarangal.net/web/resume/faculty/98_Damodar%20Rao_K._Profile.pdf

Dr. Gurumurthi Neelakandan, Professor of English and Rahul and NamitaGautam Chair (2011-2014), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kanpur. His research interests lie in the intersections of literary modernism and postmodernism. He has written extensively on the fiction of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth examining how religion and sexuality inform their works. He is the author of Saul Bellow and the Modern Waste Land. Dr. G. Neelakantan is a member of International Association of University Professors of English, Switzerland and a Consulting Editor of Philip Roth Studies, Purdue University Press.
e-mail: gn@iitk.ac.in
Website: home.iitk.ac.in/~gn/

Dr. Nikhila H., Head and Associate Professor, Department of Film Studies, The English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad-500007. Her areas of specialization are gender studies, film and media studies and postcolonial studies. She is the co-editor of Kaleidscope (2009). Member of Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.
e-mail: nikhila@efluniversity.ac.in
Website: www.efluniversity.ac.in/view_profile.php?e=III0401

Dr. Shiladitya Sen, Assistant Professor of English Literature at Montclair State University, USA. He completed his Ph.D (2012) from Temple University. His primary area of expertise is renaissance drama, particularly metatheatre, but he has interests and has taught in diverse areas. He regularly presents papers at conferences in the USA and India, and has published articles on Cambyses and 18th-century prose. He is currently working on a project regarding Shakespeare’s Cleopatra.
e-mail: sens@montclair.edu
Website: https://www.montclair.edu/profilepages/view_profile.php?username=sens

Dr. Patrycja Austin, Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, Rzeszow University, Poland. She teaches Anglophone literature and literary theory. In her research, she focuses on postcolonial literature and theory, ecocriticism and intermediality. She is the author of In Words and Music: Glocal Imaginaries in the Novels of Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Amit Chaudhuri (2013). She is the member of the Editorial Board of two European journals: Ostrava Journal of English Philology and Studia Anglica Resoviensia.
e-mail: p.austin@uw.edu.pl
Website: http://www.ur.edu.pl/en/departments/faculty-of-philology/institute-of-english-studies/faculities

Editorial Board

Dr. Nilanjana Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.
Books Published: Co-editor of Mapping India: Transitions and Transformations, 18th - 19th Century. UK: Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming monograph) Spatial Imaginings: Cartographic Reason and Colonial Representations in Maps, Landscapes, Travelogues. UK: Routledge, 2020.
Research Interests: Visual Culture, Space and Spatiality, Landscape Paintings, Cartography, Women in Literature and Art, Bangla Literature and Culture, Postcolonial/cultural/border studies, media/Mobility Studies
* Awarded Travel Grant by the Collaborative Research Centre SFB(1199), funded by the German Research Foundation for an invited research paper presentation at the University of Leipzig, Germany in October, 2018.
* Awarded Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellowship, British Council jointly at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh (September–December, 2017).
* Article titled “Drawing Roads/Building Empire: Space and Circulation in Charles D’Oyly’s Indian Landscapes” published in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.37, No.2, June 2014, was awarded the distinguished Meenakshi Mukherjee Memorial Prize for the best publication (2014) by the Indian Association of Commonwealth Languages and Literature Studies.
* Awarded Doctoral Fellowship by King’s College, London during September-October, 2009.
e-mail: nilanjana.mukherjee@gmail.com
Website: https://du-in.academia.edu/NilanjanaMukherjee

Dr. Priyanka Tripathi, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bihar.
Research Interests: Gender Studies, Indian Writings in English, Short Fiction, Censorship Studies
e-mail: priyankatripathi@iitp.ac.in
Website: https://www.iitp.ac.in/index.php/departments/humanities-and-social-sciences/people/faculty/788-dr-priyanka-tripathi.html

Dr. Arzuman Ara, Assistant Professor, EFL University, Shillong Campus.
Research Interests: Pedagogy, Philosophy of Literature, Humanities
e-mail: arzumanara@eflushc.ac.in
Website: www.eflushc.ac.in

Dr. Chitra Thrivikraman Nair, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of English, University College, Trivandrum.
Research Interests: Indian Writings in English, Literature of the Marginalized Cultures and Dalit Literary Studies
Books Published: Co-ed., Perspectives on New Literatures: Postcolonial Responses(2015)
e-mail: chitrathrivikraman8@gmail.com
Website: https://cpt.ac.in/faculty.php?dp=General%20Department&id=8#

Dr. Sanjukta Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Raiganj University, West Bengal.
Research Interests: Feminism, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Indian Cultural Studies, North East Studies
e-mail: sanjuktachatterjeesengupta@gmail.com
Website: http://raiganjuniversity.ac.in/english/

Dr. P. Malathy, Assistant Professor, Department of English, LRG Government Arts College for Women, Tirupur, Tamilnadu.
Research Interests: English Language Teaching, Creative Writing
Books Published: English for Practical Elegance(2010), Fundamentals and usage of Technical English(2012), and Interfacing with the Corporate(2012)
e-mail : prof.p.malathy@gmail.com
Website: https://www.lrggac.in/english.php

Dr. Divya S, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bishop Moore College, Alappuzha, Kerala.
Research Interests: Literary/Cultural Theory, Memory Studies and Gender Studies
e-mail : divyasravindranathan@gmail.com
Website: http://bishopmoorecollege.org/dr-divya-s/

Dr. Boopathi P, Assistant Professor of English, Aligarh Muslim University, UP.
Research Interests: Disability Studies, Postcolonial and Resistance Literature, Life Writings, Palestine and West Asian Literature
e-mail: pathisamy@gmail.com
Website: https://www.amu.ac.in/dshowfacultydata.jsp?did=14&eid=10063097

Mr. Chapparban Sajaudeen, Assistant Professor, Center for Studies and Research in Diaspora, School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Central University of Gujarat.
Research Interests: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Migration Rights and Human Rights, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
e-mail: Shujaudeen09@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cug.ac.in/faculty/sc/cds/Shujaudeen.php

Ms. V. Dhivya (Ph.D), Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chikkaiah Naicker College, Erode.
Research Interests: Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies, African American Literature, Indian Writings
e-mail: dhivyacnc@gmail.com
Website: https://www.cncollege.net/

Dr. Sibendu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Charuchandra College, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Research Interests: Aboriginal Theatre, Indigenous Studies, Diasporic Literature and Postcolonial Studies
e-mail: sibenduu@gmail.com
Website: charuchandracollege.ac.in

Dr. Swagata Ray, Associate Professor of English, Department of Science and Humanities, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Research Interests:Comparative Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian English Literature, Feminism, Critical Theory, Gynocriticism, Contemporary Fiction and Poetry
e-mail: swagatathetext@gmail.com
Website: http://www.geethanjaliinstitutions.com/engineering/s-and-h.html

Mr. Hatem Mohammed AL-Shamea, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Education, Hadhramout University, Yemen.
Research Interest: Arab literature, gender equality, Religious studies, Postcolonial studies, Socio-political studies and philosophical studies
Books Published: An Arab Latin-American Cultural Dialogue(2019) and Will-To-Power: A Search in the Shadows of Colonialism(2019)
e-mail: hatemalshamaa@gmail.com
Website: http://hu.edu.ye/Collage/Index/2019?entity=%D9%83%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9#