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Annamalai University
Department of English

Dr. T. Deivasigamani, Editor
Vol. II Black Writings: A Subaltern Perspective

Select Papers from the National Seminar on Subaltern Literature: Resistance and Reconstruction

  • Greetings from the Vice Chancellor ...
    Prof. P. S. Manian

  • Greetings from Registrar ...
    Dr. K. Arumugam

  • Greetings from the Dean of Arts ...
    Dr. E. Selvarajan

  • Greetings from the Head of the Department of English ...
    Dr. K. Rajaraman

  • Editor's Note ...
    Dr. T. Deivasigamani

  • Feminine Symbols in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code ...
    V. Abhinaya and Dr. K. Muthuraman

  • The Authorial voice in Frederick Douglass’
    My Bondage and My Freedom
    T.V. Agalya and Dr. P. Premchandar

  • Problematizing Gender Normalities: The Bodily Counter Discourse in
    J.M. Coetzee’s Fiction
    Ajeesh. S

  • Expression of Sisterhood between Black and White Women in
    Toni Morrison’s Beloved
    Dr. M. Alagesan

  • Disintegration of Human Bonds in Martha
    The Taste Of Salt
    P. Amala, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Myth in Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost ...
    V. Anandh and Dr. G. Arputhavelraja

  • Exploration of Human Psyche in Ibsen’s The Wild Duck ...
    H. Annshini and Dr. S. Florence

  • Racism and Identity in Alexander Haley’s Roots:
    The Saga of an American Family
    Mohd Asif Bhat, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. R. Vijaya

  • Difference between British and American Literature ...
    Mrs. Sridevi and K. Bhuvaneswari

  • Quest for Identity: A Study of Sam Shepard's Buried Child ...
    Danish Ahmad Mir and Dr. R. Vijaya

  • Socio Gynic Catalogue in Paulo Coelho’s Brida ...
    S. Deepa, M.A., M.Phil. and P. Vengatesh

  • Quest for the Sublime in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick ...
    R. Dharani and Dr. A. Selvaraj

  • Identity Crisis of Immigrants in Samuel Selvon’s
    The Lonely Londoners
    U. Durgadevi, M.Phil. Research Scholar

  • The Source of Magic Realism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    K. Gobalakrishnan and Dr. K. N. Sharmila (Research Supervisor)

  • Gender Studies in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road ...
    Kalithabegam, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Power of Love in Moulding Black’s Dignity in Lorraine Hansberry’s
    A Raisin in the Sun
    A. Kandhan and Dr. P. Prem Chandar

  • Pain and Suffering of Women in Cynthia Ozick’s Select Novels ...
    V. Karpagavadivu and Dr. T. Deivasigamani

  • Consumerism and Man-made Disaster in Don Delillo’s
    White Noise
    J. Kastrokumar and V. Gnanaprakasam

  • Evolution of a Soldier in James Jones’s
    From Here to Eternity
    M. Kumaran and Dr. C. Santhosh Kumar

  • Black Writing: Novelist as Teacher ...
    Mrs. Sridevi and L. Maggie Lavanya

  • A Study of Identity Crisis in the Work of William Styron:
    The Confessions of Nat Turner
    V. Gopinatha Manikandan and Dr. M. Madhavan

  • Class, Gender and Marriage in Louisa May Alcott’s Moods ...
    T. Marimuthu and Dr. M. Madhavan

  • Politics and War in Robert Anson Heinelin’s
    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
    P. Mathan Kumar and Dr. V. K. Saravanan

  • Implicit Discrimination: A Study on Racism and Sexism in
    Stephenie Meyer’s The Twilight Series
    D. Naomizara and Dr. SP. Shanthi

  • Bible as a Catalyst: Spiritual Elements in Lucille Clifton’s
    Good News About the Earth
    Dr. P. Padmavathi, Ph.D.

  • Domestic Violence in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child ...
    Dr. S. Horizan Prasanna Kumar

  • The Depiction of Women in Harold Pinter’s
    The Homecoming
    R. Pravindh, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. P. Dinakaran

  • Quest for Identity in Jamaica Kincaid’s
    The Autobiography of My Mother
    M. Premalatha, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. T. Deivasigamani

  • Powerlessness and Quest for Self in Gloria Naylor’s
    The Men of Brewster Place
    D. Punitham and Dr. C. Santhosh Kumar

  • The Racial Issues in Richard Wright’s Native Son ...
    Dr. S. Rajeswari

  • Social Conformity in Arthur Miller's The Crucible ...
    S. Ramesh and Dr. P. Premchandar

  • Paula Grieg’s Life under the Lens of Richard Ekins’s Career Path Theory ...
    S. Ramya and Dr. B. Cauveri

  • Decolonization and Reclamation of Traditional Values in
    James Welch’s Fools Crow
    G. Ravichandiran and Dr. R. Suresh Kumar

  • Tracing Female Ventriloquism in Mary McCarthy’s The Group ...
    Vimal Remigious. A. and Dr. M. Madhavan

  • Identity Crisis on Race and Subalternity in Maya Angelo’s
    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Mrs. Sridevi and R. Renjith

  • ‘Autumn’ in Society – Rest or Death Comparison between
    P. B. Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind & John Keats’ To Autumn
    Rosaryo Vijo.V. & Pon Rajashekar. R.

  • New Image of Woman in Caryl Churchill’s Play Top Girls ...
    Ruth Magdalene.T and Dr. S. Kalamani

  • Black Beatings: Beseeching for Liberation --
    Harper’s Poems
    M. Sabaripriyan and R. Ravi

  • American Indian’s Cultural Identity in Mary Oliver’s Poems ...
    A. Sakthipriya and Dr. K. Muthuraman

  • Gender Studies in Subaltern Literature in
    Alice Walker's Color Purple
    Yanpolumi M Sangma and Dr. K. Rajaraman

  • Culture and Myth in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Novel
    The River Between
    M. Santhanakrishnan and Dr. D. Shanmugam

  • Broken Relationship in Alice Walker’s
    The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart
    N. Saranya, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Sexual Exploitation in John Maxwell Coetzee’s Disgrace ...
    Dr. T. Deivasigamani and A. Saravanan

  • Identity Crisis:
    Invoking the image ‘TESS’ in Thomas Hardy Poetry
    D. Sathish Kumar

  • Subaltern Culture in Toni Cade Bambara’s Novel
    The Salt Eaters
    P. K. Sathiya and Dr. M. Madhavan

  • Subaltern Voice in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness ...
    M. Sathyaraj, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Achievements and Shortcomings in His Novels ...
    R. Savitha and Dr. Laxmi Dhar Dwivedi

  • Reconstruction of Subaltern Literature from Gramsci to Spivak:
    Historical Developments and New Application
    E. Septima

  • Struggle and Resistance in Bapsi Sidhwa’s The Pakistani Bride ...
    J. Sharmila Devi and Dr. G. Arputhavel Raja

  • Motherhood and Double Roles in Toni Morrison’s Sula ...
    M. R. Sharmila Rashmi, M.A. English

  • The Scourge of Slavery in
    Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine
    Dr. R. Sheela Banu

  • The Theme of Isolation and Hope – A Post-Apocalyptic View from
    McCarthy Cormac’s The Road
    A. Shobana

  • Racial Injustice and Violence:
    A Study of Sterling A. Brown
    B. Sivakamasundari and Dr. K. Muthuraman

  • Degradation through Slavery in
    Dolen Perkins Valdez’s Wench
    N. Suganthi, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Feminism in Lorna Landvik’s
    Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
    M. Suganya, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Black Literature:
    Quest for Self in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    M. Tamil Arasi and L. Ravi Shankar

  • Culture Clash and Identity Crisis in Nadine Gordimer’s
    The Pickup
    M. Tamil Thendral and Dr. G. Aruna Devi

  • Women, Love and Sex in Scott Fitzgerald’s Works ...
    M. Thanumalaya Perumal and Dr. A. Selvaraj

  • Gender Discrimination in Toni Morrison’s Beloved ...
    Dr. (Mrs). R. Uma Mageswari

  • A Study of Hidden Ideas in Ray Bradbury’s
    Fahrenheit 451
    M. Valarmathi and Dr. R. Palanivel

  • Salience of the Color Clash in Doris Lessing’s
    A Home for Highland Cattle
    Dr. R. Vijaya

  • Concept of the ‘Other’ in Woman in Paulo Coelho’s
    By The River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept
    S. Yasmeenbanu

  • Essential Comparative Literature ...
    A. Logeshwaran and Mrs. Sridevi

  • Culture’s Degradation in Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust ... P. Ranjithkumar, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. R. Palanivel

  • Cubistic Pixel’s in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying ... A. Rajkumar, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. G. Arputhavel Raja

    Dr. T. Deivasigamani, Editor: Vol. II Black Writings: A Subaltern Perspective
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