English Department

Dr. Cheriyan Alexander
HOD

Associate Professor
E - mail id: cheriyan.alexander@gmail.com
Area: English
Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
Qualification: M.A, Ph.D

EDUCATION

B.Sc Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, English St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, 1979
M.Phil American literature Bangalore University,1988
Ph.D Eastern European literature Bangalore University, 1999

Courses Taught:
General English
English Literature
American literature
European literature and Post colonial literature

Research Interests:
American literature
Eastern European Literature
Literature and Philosophy
Literature and Religion
Literature and the Sciences
Travel writing
Issues relating to the environment
Culture and the arts

Publications:
1. Testing Literature - Problems and Options, Journal of the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore, May - June, 2009

2. The College English Teacher and the Challenge of Mixed ability Classes, Journal of the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore October, 2008

3. R.K. Narayan’s Works as Moral Fables – Essay published in the book, RK Narayan and Raja Rao, Ed. KE Radhakrishna, Surana College Publications, Bangalore 2008

Conferences:
Attended numerous conferences at national and international levels across 30 years.

Academic Experience:
Teaching since 1982 (30 years); has served on textbook committees of both the PU Board and  Bangalore University. Member, Board of Examiners and Board of Studies, Bangalore University. PhD Research supervisor for four candidates since 2000.

Achievement and Awards:
Traveled widely in the United States as a recipient of a study –cum- travel grant of the International Visitor’s Leadership Program (IVLP) for scholars of American Literature, sponsored by the cultural relations wing of the United States Government, 2010.

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