Lectures

I have tried to disseminate knowledge through plenary lectures and lectures at Refresher Courses for University/College faculty, and the total number of lectures and presentations exceed 100.

 

ONLINE PRESENTATIONS/INTERVENTIONS/ENGAGEMENTS

 

My abiding interest in culture, society, film and higher education has impelled me to vocalize my concerns and critiques on these areas in several digital media terrains. From being a guest speaker at cultural events and digital seminars to being a moderator, interviewer and cultural critic, my online engagements have been archived and engaged with by citizen critics, in the digital terrains of YouTube and other social media sites. 

 

Workshops/Seminars/Talks Organized

  • Co-ordinated or co-co-ordinated 9 seminars including the IACLALS Annual Conference in 2011, a 6 day National Workshop and Seminar on ‘Kerala’s Cultural History in March 2016, and a national Lecture Series ‘My Language, My Literature’ in Collaboration with National Book Trust, India from 4 October to 12 October, 2014, where some of the most eminent writers from different regional languages addressed the reading public of Kerala.
  • Co-ordinated 6 courses including refresher courses for faculty, short term courses for research supervisors and a course on film appreciation for the general public.
  • I have organized numerous lectures/poetry readings under the aegis of the Centre for Cultural Studies. Eminent speakers include the academics Prof. Frank Roger, Prof. Anna Lindberg, Manas Ray, Prof. Pramod K. Nayar, Prof. K. Narayana Chandran, Dr. C.S.Venkiteswaran and the writers Mamta Sagar, Jaishree Misra, Sian Melangel Dafydd (Welsh poet) and Anitha Thampi.

Invited Plenaries/Presentations

  • Delivered an invited lecture on ‘Women, Surveillance and Tyranny: Pandemization of the Digital’ on 15 October 2020 at the International Webinar organized by the Indian Association of Women’s Studies and the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Calicut.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on ‘The Paradoxical Pandemic: Posthuman Students in Postcolonial Classrooms’ on 22 September 2020 at the Multidisciplinary International Webinar on Covid -19: Changing World Order organized by St.Xavier’s College, Thumba and State Institute of Encyclopaedia
  • Delivered the UCLA CISA (Centre for India and South Asia, University of California at Los Angeles) Lecture on 9 March 2020.
  • Lecture Series at Ferrum College, Virginia, on 13 and 14 February 2020 (Awarded the India Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund)
  • Plenary lecture, titled “ Counter Publics in Digital Public Sphere: Perils of Countering the Regressive Modernity Myths of Malayalam Cinema”, at the national seminar on “Literature, Cinema, Art, and Media” organized by the Ettumanoor Regional Centre, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, 20-23 February 2018.
  • Plenary lecture, titled “Engendering Digitalities: Performative Self, Networked Public and the Omni-opticon Gaze”, at the international conference on “Exploring Moral Interfaces: Private Worlds and Public Systems,” organized by the Department of English, the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, during 7-9 October 2015.
  • Delivered the Keynote Address at the MCRAW International Media Conference on “Social Media: Impact, Consumption & Gratification” in Manipal University, Dubai on 21 May 2015.
  • Plenary Lecture titled ‘Marketing the Subaltern: Sales Tags for Postcolonial Margins’ at the International Conference on ‘The Postcolonial in Transition’ organized by Sri Lanka Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 28-30 June 2013.
  • Presented a paper and chaired at session at the Fourth ASAA International Conference on “Conflict and change in Australasia” at Kandy, Sri Lanka from 2 – 5 December, 2008 and presented a paper and chaired a session
  • Presented a paper at the International Workshop organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University Singapore, Singapore on 9 and 10 February 2009.
  • Delivered numerous lectures at the Academic Staff Colleges University of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University, Calicut, Kannur, Bangalore University, Central University of Hyderabad for Refresher Courses in English Literature, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies.
  • Keynote/ plenary lectures at national/international conferences at numerous colleges and universities across India including the University of Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, University of Lucknow, SB College, Changanacherry, All Saint’s College, Trivandrum etc.