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Department of Languages

Thomas A Mattappallil

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Phil

Email-ID : thomasamp@rajagiri.edu

Thomas A Mattappallil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Cochin, Kerala. He completed his under graduation in BA Journalism, Political Science and English from Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, India, Post-graduation in MA in English with Communication Studies from CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore, Karnataka, and MPhil in English from Mary Matha College, Tamil Nadu and currently pursuing PhD English from CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore, Karnataka. He has eight years of teaching experience at various self-financed colleges. His academic and research interests include Comparative Literature, American Literature, Postmodern Literature and Lockdown Literature. He has published articles in Scopus-indexed journals, UGC-approved journals, and poems in book chapters. He has presented papers and participated in various international and national conferences.

  • Pursuing PhD in English, CHRIST Deemed to be University, Bangalore, 2020.
  • MPhil English, Mary Math College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, 2017.
  • MA English with Communication Studies, CHRIST Deemed to be University, Bangalore, 2014.
  • BA (Journalism, Political Science, Optional English) Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, 2009.
  • Assistant Professor, Krupanidhi College, Bangalore, September 22, 2021- June 28, 2022.
  • Assistant Professor, St. Claret College, Bangalore, July 26,2017 – September 21, 2021.
  • Lecturer, Mary Matha College, Tamil Nadu, July1, 2015 – April 28, 2017.
  • Comparative Literature, Lockdown Literature, Paradox of Human Life, Poetry, American Literature, Indian Literature and Postmodern Literature
  • Published a poem titled ‘Travel, Life and Infinity' in the book ‘Melange: A Collection of Contemporary Poetry & Prose’ edited by Abijit Radhakrishnan with ISBN 9798395759689 on June 2023.
  • “An Interrogation and Analysis of Postmodern ‘Self’ in Robert Lowell’s Sonnet Reading Myself” in Scopus-indexed journal ECS Transactions (Conference Proceedings) in Vol 107, Issue 7, May 2022.
  • ‘Nariman’s Memories: A Psychoanalytical Study of His Past and Present in Creating His Family Identity’ with ISBN 978-93-5566-118-0 with Book Media Publication on November 2021.
  • Editor for the conference proceedings titled “Modern Narratives in Literature, Cinema, Culture and Society- Select Conference Papers of LUMOS, English Conference – 2021”, published by St. Claret College Publications, Bengaluru 560013, Karnataka, India.
  • ‘To Be Questioned!!!' in the book 'His and Her Summer’-Split Poetry India Publication (Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India) with ISBN: 978-8195085026 on May 2021.
  • 'Musings to Me' in the book 'Musing and Whispers'-Split Poetry India Publication (Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India) with ISBN: 978-8195085026 on May 2021.
  • ' Loneliness in Education' in the book Heart - Split Poetry India Publication (Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India) with ISBN: 978-8195085071 on March 2021.
  • Published book chapter titled 'Postcolonial Study of the Novel ‘From Heaven Lake’ in the book Trends in Postcolonial Language, Literature and Culture' by Purbayon Publications with ISBN: 978-93-89940-72-5 on August 2020.
  • 'Social Realism in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird' in IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities) with ISSN No -2321-7065 on October 2018 (UGC approved list before UGC care list).
  • 'A study of Literary Landscapes and Journey in Philip Larkins Poem ‘Here’ in IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities) with ISSN No -2321-7065 on May 2019.
  • 'Imperfection, Twin Figure, Time, We are ………. Men' in IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities) with ISSN No -2321-7065 on December 2017.
  • 'Critical Analysis of Arundhati Roy’s Novel God of Small Things' in IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities) with ISSN No - 2321-7065 on July 2017.
  • 'RS Thomas: A Postmodernist Poet', Vergal Publication, Tamil Nadu with ISBN 978-93-85109-92-8 on March 8 2017.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Lockdown as Chosen Time to Review Biographical Memories in the Intimate Space’ in an International Interdisciplinary Series of Conferences on "The Global Indian Diasporas: Literary, Cultural and Socio-Economic Perspectives in the 21st Century” organised by the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India on 23-25 February 2023.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Lockdown: Real-life paradoxical experience to sustain human relationships, healthy lives and well-being’ in an international virtual conference on ‘International Conference on Technologies, Sustainable Development Goals and Academia 2022 (ICTSGA-1)’ organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, SPAST Foundation, and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak on July1-2, 2022.
  • ‘Paradox of Human Life: An Understanding of Memories, Gender and War in the Social Space of Home’ in an international virtual conference on ‘Gender, War and Memory- An Interdisciplinary Approach’ organised by the Department of English and History, Bishop Caldwell College, Tamil Nadu on April 29, 2022.
  • ‘Lockdown: A Real-Life Paradoxical Experience to Sustain Human Relationships’ in an international virtual conference on ‘Sustainable Development: Literary, Ethical, and Religious Perspectives’, organised by the Research and Postgraduate Department of English, St. Aloysius College, Thrissur, Kerala, in collaboration with Journal of Dharma and Globethics.net India on March 24-25,2022.
  • 'An Interrogation and Analysis of Postmodern Self in Robert Lowell Sonnet Reading Myself ' in an online international conference on ‘Technologies for Smart Green Connected Societies’ organised by Spast Foundation and Associated Partner Institutions on November 29-30, 2021.
  • 'Postmodern Narration of ‘Self’ in Robert Lowell Sonnet Reading Myself ' in an international conference on ‘Memory and Narrativization: History, Culture and the Self through Creative Expression’ at CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore on April 15- 17 2021
  • 'A study of Literary Landscapes and Journey in Philip Larkins Poem ‘Here’ in a national conference on ‘Cartographies of Diaspora and Displacements: Narratives of Expatriates and Poetics of Exile’ at Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore on January 18 2019.
  • 'RS Thomas: A Postmodernist Poet' at a national conference on 'Commercialised Language and Artistic Business at Loyola College, Mettala, Tamil Nadu on March 8 2017.
  • 'Relevance of Religious Film Narratives’ at National Conference on 'Narratives in Media and Literature' at Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) on February 7 2017.
  • Attended National Level FDP organised by The School of Social Sciences and Languages, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, on “Contemporary Literary Themes and Techniques” on June 19-23, 2023.
  • Attended National Level FDP organised by the Research Foundation of India in association with Bhagwan Pharshuram Institute of Technology, Delhi, on ‘Innovative Teaching and Learning Pedagogy’ from May 27-31, 2023.
  • Completed a MOOC Course on ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ organised by the University of Edinburgh on the Coursera platform on May 24, 2023.
  • Completed a MOOC Course on ‘Getting Started with Essay Writing’ organised by the University of California, Irvine, on the Coursera platform on March 13, 2023.
  • National Level E - Workshop on ‘MLA Style of Referencing: The 9th Edition Updates’ organised by Department of English, Aadishakti Dhandai Mata Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha's Late Annasaheb R. D.  Deore Arts and Science College, Maharashtra, in association with the English Language Teachers' Association of India (ELTAI), on June 18, 2021.
  • National level workshop on ‘How to Publish in Scopus Indexed Journal – Workshop’ by Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat, on October 31, 2021.
  • National level (FDP and MOOC Course) on Postmodernism and Literature organised by NPTEL AICTE IIT Madras from September 2020 - November 2020.
  • National level FDP on ‘Role of Teachers in Quality Enhancement and Accreditation’ organised by Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) from May 11 2020 – May 18 2020.
  • Completed a MOOC Course on ‘Academic writing’ organised by the University of California, Irvine, provided by Coursera from January 2020 - May 2020.
  • National level (FDP and MOOC Course) on ‘Introduction to Research (FDP and MOOC Course) organised by Nptel AICTE from August –October 2019.
  • National level (FDP and MOOC Course) on ‘American Literature and Culture organised by Nptel AICTE from January – April 2019.
  • Attended Two-Weeks Workshop on ‘Emerging Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies’ organised by the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, from July 3-15, 2023.
  • Attended an International Online Workshop on ‘Effective Communication for Doctoral Success: LSRW Proficiency for Academic and Professional Success” organised by the Department of Languages, Presidency University, Bangalore, from June 23-25, 2023.
  • Attended a National-Level workshop on ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ organised by the Department of Languages, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), on 26- 27 August and 17 September 2022.
  • National E-Conference on Human Relationships in Literature and Society: The Pre and Post-Pandemic Changes organised at P. S. G. V. P. Mandal SIP Arts, GBP Science and STKVS Commerce College on February 11, 2022.
  • Attended Webinar on A Guided Tour of Taylor & Francis eBooks and Journals organised by Visvesvaraya Technological University in association with Taylor & Francis on December 8, 2021.
  • Ten-Day Online NET Preparatory Workshop organised by the Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, from 15th to 25th November 2021.
  • Participated in “Dissertation Writing Workshop” organised by St. Berchmans College, Assumption College, Bishop Kurialacherry College and St. Aloysius College on June 12 2021 – June 19 2021.
  • National Level Webinar on ‘Reflections on Language and Thought’ organised by Department of English, St Berchmans College (Autonomous), Changanacherry, Kerala on December 6, 2021.
  • National Level Webinar on 'Research Training -How to Do Research Project' Organised by MSME-Technology Development Centre (PPDC) in association with the Ministry of MSME, Government of India organisation on May 30, 2021.
  • International Conference on ‘Memory and Narrativization: History, Culture and the Self through Creative Expression’ at CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore, April 15-17, 2021.
  • National Level Webinar on 'Culture and Myth' at ANJAC College, Tamil Nadu, on May 27 2020.
  • National Level Webinar on 'Significance of Historiographic Fiction in Difficult Times' at Nirmala College, Kerala, on May 30, 2020.
  • National Level Webinar on 'The State of The Marginals in The Time of Corona' at Motilal Nehru College, Delhi, on June 1, 2020.
  • National Level Webinar 'Translation of Dalit and Adivasi literature: Issues, Challenges and Strategies' at Motilal Nehru College, Delhi, on June 3 2020.
  • International Virtual Conference on 'COVID-19 Pandemic Scenario: Challenges and Solutions in Language Teaching and Learning' at Garden City University on May 29-30, 2020.
  • National Level Webinar on 'Research Methodology' at Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai, June 12-13, 2020.
  • National Level Webinar on 'Writing and reading: possibilities in the current era' at MES Asmabi College, Kerala, on June 19 2020.
  • National Level Webinar on 'Poetry for the Fractured World' Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, Mumbai and SNDT College of Arts & SCB College of Commerce and Science for Women, Mumbai, on June 15, 2020.
  • National Level Webinar on 'The art of writing a research paper' at Mar Athanasius College, Kerala, on May 14, 2020.
  • National Level Workshop on 'Writing a Winning Project Proposal' at Mar Athanasius College, Kerala, on May 11, 2020.
  • National Level Webinar 'Smart Strategies to Teach Tertiary Level Learners of English' at Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai, on June 22, 2020.
  • National Conference on ‘Cartographies of Diaspora and Displacements: Narratives of Expatriates and Poetics of Exile’ at Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, on January 18 2019.
  • International Conference on ‘Culinary Narratives, Discourses and Representation’ at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bengaluru on March 8-9, 2019.
  • National Conference on 'Commercialised Language and Artistic Business' at                Loyola College, Mettala, on March 8 2017.
  • National Conference on 'Narratives in Media and Literature' at Kristu    Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bangalore, on February 7 2017.
  • National Conference on 'Inscribing Life: Life Writing Across Cultures' at Sacred  Heart College (Autonomous), Cochin, on March 28-29,2016.