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Dr. Asima Ranjan Parhi


Dr. Asima Ranjan Parhi
Name: Dr. Asima Ranjan Parhi
Designation: Professor & Head
Qualification: MA, M. Phil, Ph. D
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E-mail ID: asim.parhi@gmail.com
Utkal University 1 February  2016 – present</em Professor
Rajiv Gandhi (Central)  University, Arunachal Pradesh 22 August 2008 – 30 January 2016 Assistant Professor (22.8.2008-31.08.2008) , Associate Professor(1.9.2008-31.8.2011) and Professor (1.9.2011-22.05.2014)(CAS) and (23.05.2014- 30.01.2016)(Substantive)
Indira Gandhi Govt. (Degree) College, Arunachal Pradesh 10 October  1994-21 August 2008 Lecturer, all stages included (10.10.1994- 5.6.2007), Reader (6.6.2007-2.9.2007), Associate Professor (3.9.2007-21.8.2008)
Utkal University 1 February  2016 – present Professor
Rajiv Gandhi (Central)  University, Arunachal Pradesh 22 August 2008 – 30 January 2016 Assistant Professor (22.8.2008-31.08.2008) , Associate Professor(1.9.2008-31.8.2011) and Professor (1.9.2011-22.05.2014)(CAS) and (23.05.2014- 30.01.2016)(Substantive)
Indira Gandhi Govt. (Degree) College, Arunachal Pradesh 10 October  1994-21 August 2008 Lecturer, all stages included (10.10.1994- 5.6.2007), Reader (6.6.2007-2.9.2007), Associate Professor (3.9.2007-21.8.2008)
Utkal University 1997-2004 Ph.D.
Department: English
Thesis Title: A Comprehensive Study of Indian English and the Contribution of Newspapers to its Growth
Areas: Linguistics and ELT
Advisor: Dr. Umesh Prasad Pattanaik
Utkal University 1992-1993 M.Phil
Department: English
Thesis Title: Teaching Vocabulary in English at the Secondary Level in Orissa
Areas: English Language Teaching
Advisor: Dr. Tapas Shankar Ray
Department of English
Utkal University 1989-1991 M.A
Department: English
Linguistics and ELT
Utkal University 1986-1989 B.A
Department: English, Ravenshaw College Hons: English
  • Associate at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Rashtrapati Nivas (2005-2008)
Course Name- British Literature (Core 1-8)

Department of English, Utkal University

Texts: King Lear, Odes of John Keats, Women in Love, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Poetry of W.B Yeats, Poetry of Baudelaire and Neruda, The Karamazov Brothers, Linguistics and ELT, Literary Theory

 Course Name- Core Elective-American Literature (CE 1)

Texts: The Sound and the Fury, Poetry of Wallace Stevens, Moby Dick

Allied Elective- History of English Literature (AE- 2), Children’s Literature

Free Elective-Travel Narratives (FE 5)

Travel Narratives relating to Western travellers to India and Odisha
M.Phil and Ph.D Course Work:
Research Methodology and Theoretical Essays

Selected Invited lectures:

  • Sri B.B Mahavidyalaya, Department of English, Resource Person’s lecture on the same theme of the National Webinar on ‘English Language in India: Problems and Prospects’, 2021.
  • Paradip College, Department of English, 2020, FDP organized on ‘Research in Humanities’
  • Pondicherry University, Department of English, 2020, talk on the Hindi translation of the long Poem Sita by D. Mali
  • Rajiv Gandhi University, Department of English, 2020, Resource Person’s talk titled ‘Literary Innocence or Theoretical Complacence?’at the Online Faculty Development Programme (Theme- Literary Theory and Contemporary Trajectories)
  • Utkal University, 2018, two lectures on linguistics and culture at Refresher course in Linguistics.
  • Allahabad University, Refresher course at HRDC, 2018, two lectures titled ‘The Narrative of the mass media: The English language in India and Pedagogy’ and ‘The Native and the Captive in Theory Revolution: The East and the West’.
  • Guru Ghasidas University, Department of English, 2017, two lectures titled ‘Translation and World Literature’ to the participants of Refresher course in English
  • English and Foreign Languages University, Lucknow, Department of English, 2017, delivered two lectures on ‘World literature and its Periphery’ as a resource person.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Paper-‘English Language in India: From Racial, Colonial to Democratic’ presented at the International Conference on Modern Approaches in Humanities, Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza Universita Roma, Rome, Italy, 2020.
  • Paper- ‘Critiquing Letters in Troubled Times: A Study of Select Texts from the Canon and Public Discourse’ presented at the International Conference on Politics and Letters: Function of Criticism at the Present Time, Department of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2018
  • Paper-‘Poetry, Policy and People in Odia Writing from the Margin’ presented at the 15th International Conference on ‘Anthropocene: Larger significance of Nature’, FCT, Baroda and Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, 2015.
  • Paper-‘Language as Effective Cultural Practice: The English Language in India and the Glocal Narrative’ presented at the International Conference organized by IJAS at the University of London, United kingdom, 2014
  • Paper-‘Confronting Theory in the Classroom: Beyond a Gendered Reading (?) of Donne and Yeats’ presented at the International conference on ‘Theory at work’, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, 2010.
  • Paper- ‘English Language and the Medium: From The Canonical to the Popular’ presented at the International Conference on Theorizing the popular, Liverpool Hope University, U.K., 2010.

NATIONAL

  • Plenary Paper-‘The World versus its Institutions: The art of Surendra Mohanty and D H Lawrence’ presented at National Symposium on Comparative Literary Studies in Odia: Past and Present organized by Sahitya Akademi and the Department of Odia, Utkal University, 2019.
  • Paper- ‘The Margin (?) and the Mainstream: Theorising the other and the Politics of Language’ presented at the National Seminar on ‘Theory Today: JatiJanjati and Janasampad’ at EFLU, Shillong, 2014.
  • Paper- ‘The Everyday as Aesthetic: Living with Classics Through the Popular’ presented at the National Seminar on ‘The Logic of Literary Language: Classic to Popular’, Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, 2014.
  • Paper- ‘Auto-eroticism in Language across Disciplines: Classic to Popular’ presented at the National Seminar on ‘Theorizing Interdisciplinarity and Evaluating Literary Texts and Workshop on Practical English Usage’, The Researchers’ Association, Odisha, Cuttack, 2013.
  • Joint paper- ‘Ecofiction and Children’s Engagement with Nature’ presented at the National conference on ‘Rethinking Nature: Relevance of Contemporary Green Studies’, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, 2013.
  • Paper- ‘The Religion of Self and Impersonality: Revisiting Shelley, Hardy and Lawrence’, Seminar at Goa University, Goa, Refresher Course, 2007.
  • Paper- ‘Language Literature Interface: A Study of Translated and Creative Indian Poetry in English’, Seminar at JMI, New Delhi, Refresher Course, 2003.

PhD thesis

[1] Asima Ranjan Parhi, A Comprehensive Study of Indian English and the Contribution of Newspapers to its Growth”

Departmental Research Committee: Prof. Jatindra Kumar Nayak (chairperson), Dr. Umesh Prasad Pattanaik (Guide), Utkal University, 2004.

Select Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • ‘Localising the Alien: Newspaper English and the Indian Classroom’ in English Studies in India: Contemporary and Evolving Paradigms. eds. B. Mahanta and R. B. Sharma, Singapore: Springer, ISBN-978-981-13-1525-1, 2019.
  • ‘Representation of Children and Environment in Bira Kishore Parhi’s Poetry’ in Dynamics of Children’s Literature. eds. N. Sahu and S.Samtani, Subhi Publications, New Delhi, ISBN-13-9788182904170, 2017.
  • ‘English in Indian Mass Media: Reservoir for Curricular Invasion’ in Critical Theory and Practice in 21st Century, eds. R.Brahma et al. Creative Books, New Delhi, ISBN- 978-81-8043-104-3, 2013.
  • ‘Recovering, Reshaping and Relocating the Queen’s Tongue: Emergent India, New English and the Print Media’ in English Language Teaching: New Perspectives, Ed. A.Kumar, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, ISBN-978-81-906622-8-4, 2011.
  • ‘Post Structuralist Theories, Black and Undergraduate Teaching in India’ in Postcolonial Imaginings: Fissions and Fusions, Ed. Sunita Sinha, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, ISBN-978-81-269-1092-2, 2009.
  • ‘The Religion of Self and Impersonality: Revisiting Shelley, Hardy and Lawrence’ in Reassessing British Literature (Vol. II), Ed. S.K Paul and A.N Prasad, Sarup and Sons, New Delhi, ISBN-978-81-7625-879-1, 2008.

Books (Authored/Edited)

  • Literature and Art of Communication(co-edited), Cambridge University Press, ISBN- 13-9781108816625,
  • Asim Ranjan Parhi, S. Deepika, Pulastya Jani, The Widening Arc, English, Kitab Bhavan, ISBN No. 81-88630-90-X, 2016.
  • Parhi, Asima Ranjan, Indian English through Newspapers, Concept Publications, New Delhi, ISBN-81-8069-507-7, 2008.

Select Journal Articles

  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ¨The English Language in India: From Racial-Colonial to Democratic ”, EJBS (The European Journal of Behavioural Sciences) 3 (1): 8-16, ISSN 2538-807X, 2020.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘Elitist Bohemian or Privately Rebellious? The love lyrics of Charles Baudelaire’, OAES (Odisha Association of English Studies), Vol.IX, Issue-1, ISSN-2249-6726, 2019.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, “Poetry, Policy and People in Odia Writing from the Margin: An Exercise in Anthropocene”, OAES (Journal of the Odisha Association for English Studies), Vol-7, Issue-1, ISSN-2249-6726, 2017.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, Harini P. Das, “Rekindling Innocence: Environmental Justice in Children’s Ecofiction”. Inter Views, Vol-2, No.1, ISSN“-2349-400X, 2015.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, Juri Dutta, ‘Prospect of Electronic media as Curriculum in Non-Native Contexts’, I- Manager’s Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol-4, No. 2, ISSN-2249-0752, 2014.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘Nature as Therapy: A Romantic Construct’. (RGURJ) Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal. Ed. M.C.Behera. Vol-10, No. 1-2, ISSN-2250-2866, 2011.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘Pedagogy and Indian Poetics: The Case of Michael Henchard’. Dialogue. Ed. S. Hajela and R.Sharma. Vol-VI, No.I, ISSN-0974-5556, 2010.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘Madness as Method : A Study of Shakespearean Tragic Hero’, Atlantic Critical Review, Ed. Mohit K. Roy, New Delhi, India, Vol. 5, No.2, ISSN-0972-6373, 2006.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘Towards the Anti-Canon: A Brief Focus on Newspaper English in India’, SHSS (Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences), Ed. T.R. Sharma, IIAS (Indian Institute of Advanced Study), Shimla, Vol. XIII, No.1, ISSN-0972-1401, 2006.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘Language Literature Interface: A study of Translated and Creative Indian Poetry in English’, The Ravenshaw Journal of English Studies, Ed. A.K.Mohanty, S.Samaland, A.K.Purohit, Published by P.G.Dept. of English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India, XIII, Nos. 1-2, 2003.
  • Parhi, Asim Ranjan, ‘John Keats : Romantic versus Post Structuralist’, JEFL (Journal of English andForeign Languages), Ed. S. Mohanraj, Published by CIEFL (Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages), Hyderbad,India,No.30, ISBN-09708332, 2002.

International Journal of English Literature (IJEL)(2012),

Journal of Media and Communication Studies (JMCS),

Ph. D. CANDIDATES MENTORED

  1. Juri Dutta, D candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University) – “A Comprehensive Study of Authentic Texts as Prospective Material in English Language Teaching at Higher Education Level”, 2018.
    • Currently working as Asst. Prof. of English at a private university in Guwahati.
  2. Harini Patowary Das, D candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University) – “A Study of Environmental Imagination and The Growth of Eco- Conscious Children’s Fiction in English in India”, 2018.
    • Currently working as Asst. Prof. of English, Commerce College, Lakhimpur, Assam.
  3. Mie Dirchi, D candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University)- “Identity Constructions: A Study of Select Northeast Women Writers”, 2018.
    • Currently working as Asst. Prof. of English at Doimukh Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh.
  4. Manu Bhujel, D. candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University) – “Representations of Adolescence of Youth in Select Novels of Amitav Ghosh, Upmanyu Chatterjee and Chetan Bhagat”, 2018.
    • Currently Asst. Prof. at a private college in Assam.
  5. Doi Ette, D. candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University) – “Rewriting the Nigerian Civil War: A Study of Select Novels of Nigerian Women Writers”, 2018.
    • Currently Assistant Professor at Himalayan University, Arunachal Pradesh.
  6. Jitumoni Dutta, D candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University) – “Awakenings: A Study of the Life Writings of Select Spiritual Seekers”, 2018.
    • Currently Asst. Prof. at a private college in Assam.
  7. Indrani Gogoi, D candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University) – “Representation of the Multicultural in the Novels of Jhumpa Lahiri and Sunetra Gupta”, 2017
    • Currently Associate Professor, Govt. of Assam.
  1. Bidyut Lochan Behera, Ph.D candidate, (Rajiv Gandhi University)- “Representation of Masculinity in the Select Novels of Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad”, 2013.
  • Currently works as Associate Professor, D.N Govt. College, Arunachal Pradesh.
  1. Monalisa Mishra, Ph.D candidate, (Utkal University)- “Jewishness in New Testament: Special Reference to King James’s Version”. 2020.
  • Currently Asst. Prof., Govt. of Odisha.
  1. Pravamayee Samantaray, Ph.D candidate, (Utkal University)- “A Translation of Basant Kumar Pattnayak’s Amada Bata (The Untrodden Track) with a Critical Introduction”, 2021.
  • Currently working as Asst. Prof. of English at Kendrapada Autonomous College, Odisha.

Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, August 28, 2021