English Department

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

EDUCATION

B.A Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry, Madras University. India (1979 – 1981)
M.A English Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry, Madras University. India (19781– 1983)
Ph.D South African Poetry in English Bangalore University, 2003

Courses Taught:
Critical Theory, Post Colonial Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies (MA) and General English Studies (BA/BSc)

Research Interests:
Post-Colonial, Cultural and Nationalism Studies; Gender and Multi- Cultural studies; Critical Theory.

Academic Experience:
28 years Teaching at St Joseph’s College, Bangalore (From 1983 to the present)

Publications:
Rassendren, Etienne and Pinto Ambrose(ED) From Religion to Faith: testimonies of Multi-Religious experiences ATC 2010 ISBN81-7086-594-8 ( BOOK)

Rassendren, Etienne “ Gender and Subalternity: the Uses of Autobiography” Literary Explorer: An annual Publication of Critical studies in English language and Literature , Dept of English , Bishop Heber College Tiruchirappalli Vol:10, No:1 October 2011p.9-37 ISSN:0973 0524

Rassendren, Etienne “Should We frame Gender Questions Differently” Artha JSSci Vol 10. No.1 (18) June 2011 ISSN: 0975-329X

Rassendren, Etienne “ Contemporary debates in Post Colonialism” Literary Explorer: An annual Publication of Critical studies in English language and Literature , Dept of English , Bishop Heber College Tiruchirappalli Vol:9, No:1 December 2010 p.18-31 ISSN:0973 0524

Rassendren, Etienne” Caste and Class in the Culture of Gender Violence”Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change Vol 14 No4 Dec 2010

Rassendren, Etienne “ Intellectuals and the Public Sphere Academic Studies National Journal Of Jyoti Research Academy Vol: 4 Issue 1 January-June 2010 ISSN 0975-461X

Rassendren, Etienne “ Fundamentalism and the Christian response” In Mohan Raj, Paul ( ED) Mission: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Bangalore: theological Book Trust of India 2010 p.201-227 ISBN 81-7475-062-2

Rassendren, Etienne “ Imagining Peace in Times of Conflict” In Mohan Raj, Paul ( ED) Mission: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Bangalore: theological Book Trust of India 2010 p.261-279 ISBN 81-7475-062-2

Rassendren, Etienne “ Culture and Moral Policing” Deccan Herald Feb 18 2009

Rassendren, Etienne “Of Modern art and Their Opponents” Deccan Herald March 9th 2009

Rassendren, Etienne “ Hate Speech In Electioneering” Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change Vol13 No3 June-September 2009

Rassendren, Etienne Attacks and The Everyday Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change Vol 12 No3 Oct 2008

Rassendren, Etienne The Lie of the Land: Notes on Gender, Globalism and the Nation-State AJSS Vol.6 No2 July-Dec 2007

Rassendren, Etienne FAITH, KNOWLEDGE AND THE PLURAL: The Problem of Fundamentalism Journal of Dharma 32, 2 (April-June 2007)

Rassendren, Etienne Gender and Nation: Draupadi and Other Stories Academic Studies National Journal Of Jyoti Research Academy Vol 1 Issue 2 July-Dec 2007

Rassendren,Etienne(2006)Curriculum Formation and The Commodification of Higher Education (Mathew, Thomas,Xavier, Jerome,Thomas, Kennedy Andrew, et Mathew, P.A (ed) (2006) Globalization and Its Impact On Higher Education Bangalore: Centre For Pub, Christ College.

Rassendren, Etienne(2006) “Women ,Globalisation and the Absent Nation-State” Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change

Rassendren, Etienne (2002) Freedom Songs Popular Culture and Subalternity 2002 (Traber, Michael (ed) (2005) Communication in Theological Education: New Directions New Delhi: ISPCK)

Rassendren, Etienne Co authored “The Introduction’’ Texts and their Worlds Foundation Books 2005

Rassendren, Etienne, Discontent As Resistance: the Cultural Politics Of English Studies Artha July 2004

Rassendren, Etienne (2003) “Remembering Women: Notes on The Violence of Hindu Nationalism” Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change

Papers/ Seminars/ Invited talks:
Critical Thinking and Experiential learning; The Problem of transition in Higher Education Christ University Transitions in Higher Education- Seminar and Consultation March 21 2011

Remembering Women: Enemy Bodies/ Everyday Bodies in “ Engaging With Powers”- Seminar UTC 7th March 2011

Panelist: On Film and Cultural Studies, Christ University 22nd Feb. 2012

Technical session keynote: “Cultural Studies: A Perspective VCW- Erode, Tamil Nadu 10 Feb 2012

Speaker: National Conference: Transformation, Transition or Stagnation?: Understanding Change in the Indian Economy Sept 2011

Concluding Session Speaker: Sustaining Plural and Multicultural Societies SJC National Seminar “ In the Hour of Many Voices” 12th Nov 2010.

Keynote Speaker: “Orientalism…Just beginning?

Siddhaganga College, Tumkur . National Seminar on “Orientalism” August 28th 2010

Keynote Address: Speaking about Gender or Speaking Gender? Mapping gender questions in the “Indian” Context : Feminist theologies and Beyond UTC 22nd June 2010

Panelist/speaker—“Debates On Body-politics” Seminar On “Solenoid Spaces” Christ University, Bangalore March 2010

Keynote speaker “ Contemporary debates in Post Colonialism” Bishop Heber’s College Tiruchi

National seminar On Post Independent Indian writing In English

Fundamentalism And Identity Drew University Exchange UTC Bangalore January 2010

Fundamentalism And Identity AICUF Centre Mangalore Dec 2009

Fundamentalism and Identity October 2009 AICUF Centre Mangalore.

Gender and Nation: Christ College October 2009

Introduction to “ Worlding Art” Christ College Dec 2009

“The Multicultural: Some Questions” St Joseph’s College, Bangalore August 2009

What then is the Plural? AICUF Centre, Mangalore Dec 2008

Understanding Higher Education: Thinking Through the Processes St Aloysius College of Education Mangalore Dec 2008

Intellectuals and the Public Sphere: Gandhi, Ambedkar and Caste ECC Seminar 2008

Globalization and the Invisibilization of Women ICHE Seminar 2008

Gender Post colonialism and the Nation: Reading Mahasweta Devi’s “Draupadi” Sri Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore August 2008

The Choice-Based Credit System: A Brief Overview. Yuvarja College Mysore 2008

Understanding Higher Education: A Brief Historical Overview Nov 2008, Besant Theosophy College, Madehanapalli, Andhra Pradesh

Debating Education: Issues Concerning Social Mobility Samvada, May 2008

Writing Masculinity: Gender, Power and the Female Body UTC Seminar May 2008

REVISITING THE CRITIQUE OF ENGLISH STUDIES. Keynote Address Tumkur University, December 2006

Marking the History of English Studies: Notes on the Honors Courses in English Studies in SJC, CSCS, Bangalore November 2006

Curriculum Formation and The Commodification of Higher Education: National seminar. Christ College, Bangalore January 2005( Published)

Gender and Classroom Practice: the Questions: National seminar Christ College, Bangalore, May 2005

Globalization and Higher Education: SCM Regional Seminar at SCM House August 2005

Culture and religions: Regional Seminar For the Religious Administrators: St Paul’s School, Belgaum Karnataka, October 2006

Reading African literatures; Issues and Questions Mount Carmel College, Bangalore Oct 2005

Places and Spaces: Black Consciousness and Overseas Nationalism: Indian Ocean Project: International seminar, CSCS, Bangalore Dec 2004

Interrogating Postcoloniality, Transacting Spaces: Reading Partition Narratives Barselius College Kottayam Nov 2004Ibid St Aloysius College Mangalore OCT 2004

Gender and Nation: Draupadi and Other Stories State Seminar Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore Feb 2005 ( To be Published Haritham, MG Univ Kottayam, Kerala

Marxism and Literature: Ideologies and Practices July 2005, Central College Bangalore

African Literatures; An Introduction Bangalore University Sept 2005 Discussing Culture. Student Orientation in New thinking Bangalore City College.

UNITED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, BANGALORE-Communication Department National Seminar July 2003

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