We have a very interesting set of articles this time i.e., January 2015. These articles range from the ‘Absurd’ to the ‘Real’ and ‘Code Switching to the Hot Seat’. The English & Communication Skills section is the briefest this time and the editors feel that this area is still unexplored. We recommend contributors to share lesson plans and other ideas so that the teachers can benefit.
The authors before submitting an article need to understand that handling this huge amount of correspondence is humanly a difficult task. They need to be sure about which article needs to be submitted before hand instead of constant corrections and updations. The team of IJELLS would deeply appreciate if we are given the correct information to work upon.
This issue has an interesting section of Creative writing with a special article under the tab ‘Interesting Read’ at the end of the Journal. Please provide any feedback to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Chief & Founding Editor
Talluri Mathew Bhaskar is a Lecturer in English at A. P. R. J. College, V. P. South, Guntur Dist, Andhra Pradesh. He attended more than 70 international, national and state-level conferences, workshops and seminars and presented research papers. 66 articles and poems have been published in reputed international and national journals.
Prof. G. K. Chithra has done her Doctoral Research of Linguistics in English, Tamil and Hindi at Madras University, and the second PhD in ELT. She has done M.A in English, Linguistics, Tamil, Hindi and Astrology, Graduation in Zoology and Sanskrit. She has held the post of Dean (Academics) and received “The Best Faculty” award.
Dr. Kajal Srivastava Srivastava is an Assistant Professor in Amity University, (Lucknow Campus) in the Languages Department. She completed her Ph.D. (English) in 2006 from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi and has over eight years of experience in the education sector. Her interest lies in writing poetry which she continues to pursue.
Prof. Kum Kum Ray is presently working as Director, Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus. She has a huge experience of more than 40 years in teaching and writing. Dr. Ray has published many books on English Literature, language and communication skills. She has more than 50 research papers and articles published to her credits.
Rimni Chakravarty is an Asst.Professor in English, Siliguri Institute of Technology, post graduated in English Literature from the University of North Bengal. Darjeeling interested in music, poetry, travelling, and photography.
Mohammed Shafeer K. P. had presented papers in many national and international seminars. Now, he is working as an Assistant Professor in English in KMCT Group of Institutions, Kuttippuram Kerala.
Dr. Vinita Singh Chawdhry is Professor of English. Teaching and Research are her major professional preoccupations. She has tried to integrate her knowledge of English language and literature with the genuine needs of her students.
Dr. C. Sharada works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English , Nizam College ( OU). She presented many research papers at national and international conferences and her research articles have been published by reputed journals. She translated about twenty Telugu short stories into English.
Dr. C. Arun is working as a P.G. Teacher in English at Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Polur, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu. He did Ph.D., in Comparative Literature at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. His areas of interests are ELT, Indian Writing in English and Comparative Literature.
Dr. K. Sivajothi is a former professor and Head of the Department of English, Govt. Arts& Science College, Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an author of a Grammar book and Translation of Pudumaipittan’s works. Under his guidance 45 students got M. Phil., degree. His areas of specialization are ELT, Indian Writing in English, American Literature and Comparative Literature.
Asha Madhavi Pagadala is working as an Asst Prof in English at Praksam Engineering College. She has eight years of experience in training Engineering students in Communicative English. She is pursuing her doctoral course through Acharya Nagarjuna University. Her areas of interest are teaching Communicative English and Indian Drama.
Dr. Asween Kumar Singh started his career as a lecturer in English in an undergraduate college of Orissa. He has completed his PhD from Berhampur University. His area of research is Post-colonialism. Now he is working on Fourth world literature and Eco-feminism.
Bhagyalaxmi Das is a Master in English with First Class from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar with specialisation in Linguistics. She is presently pursuing her Ph.D from KIIT University, India.
Dr. Dashrath Gatt is Assistant Professor of English at Govt College, Bhattu Kalan, (Fatehabad) in Haryana.
Dr. Mohammed Humed Mohammed Bulghaith is a Demonstrator (1997) in Dept. of English, Faculty of Education, Hodeidah Universirty. He is an assistant Professor of English, Dept. of English. He is currently the Vice Dean of Students’ Affairs, Faculty of Education. Hodeidah University. Yemen.
Dr. Shahid Imtiaz is a PhD in English Literature from University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. Currently he is Chairman Department of English Language and Literature at Govt. Islamia College Railway Road Lahore, Pakistan, affiliated with University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.
Dr. P.K. Jain is a Professor and Head Dept. of English, Govt autonomous P.G. College, Satna. He has published 04 books. He has guided 5 PhD scholars into awarding the title with another 06 under his guidance.
Dr. J.V.N. Mallikarjuna is an associate professor & HOD of English at Bhavan’s New Science UG & PG College and a guest faculty, R. K. Math, Hyderabad. He has presented several articles to international and national seminars and journals.
G. Bangla Bharathi is a senior lecturer and HOD of English currently working with BJR Govt. Degree College, Hyderabad. She has contributed many articles. She is also an F.M Radio Mirchi anchor and accent trainer.
Dr. George Kolanchery, Asst. Professor of English, currently works at Bayan University College (Aff. to Purdue University, USA), Oman. His Doctorate is in the field of Applied Linguistics. He is the Chairperson of College Research Committee and Coordinator of Curriculum Development. He also works as Reviewer for ELT Journals.
Dr. Manish Kumar Gaurav is presently working as Lecturer in English Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow Campus). He has more than a dozen published research papers to his credit. He also serves as Associate Editor of An International Journal of English Studies named Critical Paradigm; ISSN: 2249-5665.
Saumya Madan is pursuing her graduation in English from Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus. She has attended two international conferences. Ms Saumya has her interest in Indian drama and Modern British Poetry.
Dr. Omana Antony has been an English teacher for the last 27 years in various institutions. She has edited three books , got published nearly 35 papers in National & International journals and Books. She has attended 12 International conferences and 9 National conferences and nearly 10 workshops.
Dr. S. Ganesan is currently teaching Technical English in Vel Tech High Tech Engineering College. He has four decades of teaching experience in the Tamil Nadu Colleges. He is an approved Research Guide. He has published two books on Technical English. Have many national & International journal articles.
P. R. Jael Persis is currently teaching Technical English in Vel Tech High Tech Engineering College. She has eight years of teaching experience in the Tamil Nadu Colleges. She has published an article in International journal.
Dr. Alapati Purnachandra Rao is working as Associate Professor of English at Prasad V Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He has presented scholarly papers in several National and International conferences. His areas of interest include Indian Writing in English, ELT, Women’s studies, Diaspora fiction, etc.
P. Mary Rajeswari an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Karpagam College of Engineering. Coimbatore. She has 29 years of experience in the field of teaching. She has attended several international conferences and has published several articles to her credit.
Dr. G. Venkata Ramana is working as an Associate Professor of English in BVRIT, Narsapur. He has authored two books. His area of interest is short story, instructional designing, technical writing and translation studies.
Dr. Sambit Panigrahi teaches English at Ravenshaw University. Cuttack. He has completed his Ph. D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His Ph. D. thesis has been published under the title “Patriarchy against Nature/Woman: A Green Study of Joseph Conrad’s Fiction”. Dr. Panigrahi specializes in Environmental Literature and Postmodern Theory.
Dr. A. Sandhya Reddy is an Associate Professor in English at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, Hyderabad. She has 20 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and post graduate level. Her expertise is in communication skills and soft skills and she is a certified trainer. She trains the students in employability skills and grooms them for the industry.
Shivanand Shahadu Duthade has been working as an Asst. Professor for the last 09 years and has been teaching both at UG and PG level in Gram Vikas Sanstha’s, Arts College, Bamkheda T.T. At present he is engaged in doing his Ph.D. on ‘Cultural Conflict in the Early Novels of Ngugi waThiong’O’.
Dr. Sushma Brahmadevara is an assistant professor of English in G. Narayanamma Institute of Science & Technology, Hyderabad. She has 12 years of experience in teaching. Her areas of interest include Indian Diaspora Fiction, British Literature, American Literature, Language Skills, Soft Skills, Business Communication, Phonetics, Linguistics and Stylistics.
Dr. Swati Chandorkar is an assistant professor, Girls Government College, Narsinghpur, MadhyaPradesh. She is an educationist and a social activist. She has exemplary oratory and life skills. She has published and presented her academic interests extensively.
Dr. P. K. Uma, presently Professor of English, has secured her Doctorate in Literature for her works on the novels of Richard Wright. He has presented several papers and attended national and international conferences on literature. Recently she has undergone a training at Infosys on motivation and language training.
Dr. Usha Masram is working as an Astt. Professor of English at Govt. Model Science College Jabalpur (M.P.). She is teaching English Language and Literature to the students and teachers for last 15 years.
Zainab Abdulaziz Al Suhaibani Suhaibani is presently working as Assistant Prof. of English Literature, Qassim University, KSA. Her research interest covers contemporary Modern Literature, African American Literature, ELT.
Debjani Sanyal has nearly 7 years experience of teaching in an Engineering College and has published several papers in referred International Journals. Her area of interest is ELT, English Literature and Linguistics.
Dr. Kesavan Vadakalur Eluamai is an Assistant Professor of English at King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has 14 years of teaching experience of which the first 10 years in India, one year in Libya and the rest in Saudi Arabia. He is interested on Language skills, Applied Linguistics and Second language Teaching and Learning.
Dr. K. Ravindran Associate Professor, PG and Research Department of English, Government Arts College, Coimbatore. He has a teaching experience of 25years and research experience Guiding PhD and M.Phil Scholars.
Lalithambigai Krishnan is a Research Scholar, Government Arts College, Coimbatore .
Naima Afrin is working as Assistant Professor in the department of English in University of Information Technology& Sciences for seven years. She has completed her B.A (Hons.) & Masters degree in English from Dhaka University.
Khanam Nargis Sultana is an Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Areas of interests: ELT curriculum designing & materials development.
Abu Nasar Mohammad Tofail Hossain is a Lecturer in English, Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Gazipur. His areas of interests include doing research on aspects of language teaching, materials development and syllabus design.
Dr. Akkara Sherine is a Professor and Editor at the Department of Languages, Hindustan University, Chennai. She is also the Academic Coordinator of International Student Exchange Programmes. Areas of specialization are ELT and People Skills.
Sushma Parvathini is pursuing PhD in ELE from EFL University. Have an MPhil in ELE (2009-2010), PGDTE (2009) and PGCTE from EFL University, Hyderabad. She was awarded a Gold Medal in M.A English in Language and Literature (2006) from Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupathi. Has experience in teaching English to adult learners.
Dr Varalakshmi Chaudhry has been teaching English as a second Language for the past 18 years. She has published about 10 research articles and 4 books in the area of Applied Linguistics and SLA. She is Guest Faculty at JNU and IIT Delhi.
Dr. B. Thenmalar Bharathi is an assistant professor in English at RMD Engineering College, RSM Nagar, Kavaraipettai, Gummidipundi, Thiruvallur, Tamilnadu.
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju is an assistant professor in the department of English, Nizam Colleg (OU). She is PhD in English Literature, teaches English to graduates and postgraduates and has simultaneously trained them in Communication Skills.
Isam M Shihada is an associate professor of English Literature and Gender Studies, Department of English, Al Aqsa University, Gaza strip
Mahmoud El Herthani is an assistant professor of Translation and Culture Studies, Department of English, Al Aqsa University, Gaza Strip
Jimalee Sowell has been teaching ESL since 1999. She taught in South Korea for ten years where she also worked in publishing and broadcasting. After her time in Korea, Ms. Sowell worked as a volunteer English instructor in Cambodia, Uganda, and Ecuador. Ms. Sowell served as a two-time English Language Fellow in Dhaka, Bangladesh, first at North South University and then BRAC University