Admissions 2023

Department of Languages

Thomas A Mattappallil

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Phil

Email-ID : thomasamp@rajagiri.edu

Thomas A Mattappallil is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Languages, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Cochin, Kerala. He completed his under graduation in BA (Journalism, Political Science and Optional English) from Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, India, Post-graduation in MA English with Communication Studies from CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore and MPhil in English from Mary Matha College, Tamil Nadu. He is currently pursuing his PhD in English from CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore, Karnataka. He has seven years of teaching experience. His academic and research interests include Comparative Literature, American Literature, Postmodern Literature, Indian Literature and Lockdown Literature. He published articles in reputed journals and chapter in books. He participated and presented research papers in 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, American Literature, Lockdown Literature, Indian Literature and Postmodern Literature.
  • “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.
  • 'Postcolonial Study of the Novel ‘From Heaven Lake’ written by Vikram Seth Trends in Postcolonial Language, Literature and Culture' in 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.
  • ‘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 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.
  • 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, Mhasadi, Tal. Sakri, Dist.Dhule(Maharashtra) in association with English Language Teachers' Association of India 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 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.
  • 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 and Francis on December 8, 2021.
  • Ten-Day Online NET Preparatory Workshop organized 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 Ministry of MSME, Government of India organization 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 on 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 on 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) on February 7 2017.
  • National Conference on 'Inscribing Life: Life Writing Across cultures' at Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) on March 28-29,2016.