Dr. Swathi Krishna S.

Dr. Swathi Krishna S.
Humanities and Social Sciences
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Areas of Research: 
Contemporary American Literature, Women’s Literature, Road Narratives, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies.
Ph.D., English. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India. Adviser: Dr. Srirupa Chatterjee
M.A. (English). School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India.
B.A. (English). Mar Ivanios College, Kerala University, India.
Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor in English at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India since May 2018.
Ad-hoc Lecturer in English at National Institute of Technology Calicut, India from December 2017 to May 2018.
Selected Publications/Patents: 

“Apocalyptic Imagery in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” The Explicator, vol. 75, no. 4, Dec. 2017, pp. 234-238, Taylor & Francis Online, doi: 10.1080/00144940.2017.1379464. [with Srirupa Chatterjee] 

“Mina Loy’s “Parturition” and L’Écriture Féminine.The Explicator, vol. 73, no. 4, Nov. 2015, pp. 257-261, Taylor & Francis Online, doi: 10.1080/00144940.2015.1087377. [with Srirupa Chatterjee] 

"Negotiating Feminine Autonomy and Identity: Diasporic Anxieties in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices.” The IUP Journal of English Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 2014, pp. 7-16.  

“Wages for Housework Campaign.” Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection, edited by Peg A. Lamphier and Rosanne Welch, ABC-CLIO Press, 2017.

“Dreams.” Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present, edited by Patrick J. Hayes, ABC- CLIO Press, 2016.

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Conference Presentations

“Negotiating Female Autonomy and Identity: Diasporic Anxieties in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices.” Conference titled “‘Building Bridges’: Contemporary Research in Gender Studies.” Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Hyderabad, India. March 24– 26, 2014.

“Eros and Blasphemy in John Updike’s Couples.” The14th MELUS-India/ MELOW-International conference titled “Damn the Book, Gag the Voice: Literature and Censorship.” Chandigarh, India. February 20- 22, 2015.

“Dismantling the ‘Sacred Maternal’: Motherhood in Mona Simpson’s Anywhere but Here.” Conference titled “Grappling with the Sacred.” Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, India. January 21_24, 2016.

Pragmatism and the Working Class Woman in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven.” The 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Hartford, Connecticut, USA. March 17- 20, 2016.

“Female Adventurer and the Counterculture in Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying.” National Seminar on “Themes and Narratives in Postwar American Fiction.” Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. December 27- 28, 2016.


Assistant Professor