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DR. NAGENDRA SHREENIWAS
Assistant Professor & Head
Department of Russian & Comparative Literature
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  1. Academic Qualifications:

  1. PhD, 2010, JNU, New Delhi, “Exposing Stalin’s personality cult in the works of Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn”

  2. MPhil, 2004, JNU, New Delhi, “The short stories of Gorky and Premchand: Artistic Peculiarities”

  3. MA, Russian, 2002, JNU, New Delhi

  4. BA, Russian, 2000, JNU, New Delhi

  1. Teaching experience:

Assistant Professor, Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut since 01/11/2010

Assistant Foreign Language Examiner (Group-A), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, March – October 2010

  1. Research Supervision

No. of PhD ongoing: 7

No. of MPhil awarded: 9

No. of MPhil ongoing: 3

  1. Publications:

  1. Research Articles:

  1. Nagendra Shreeniwas, “Concepts of Freedom and Human Rights in the Poetics of Solzhenitsyn”, Assonance, No.17, January 2017, pp33-42, ISSN: 2394-7853

  2. _______, “Narrative Techniques of Maxim Gorky and Munshi Premchand: A Comparative Study of their Short Stories”, World Literature on the Crossroads of Cultures & Civilizations, No.1 (13), 2016, pp90-100, ISSN: 2412-5806

  3. Solzhenitsyn’s Poetics: Exploring the Rustic, The Skazic & the Slavophilic”, Assonance, No.16, January 2016, pp39-48; ISSN: 2394-7853

  4. _______, Aesthetics of Premchand’s short stories”, Assonance, No.15, March 2015, pp33-54; ISSN: 2394-7853

  5. _______, Solzhenitsyn’s Antitheses of Stalin and Stalinism”, Creative Forum, Vol.27, No.2, Jul-Dec 2014, pp48-60; ISSN: 0975-6396

  6. _______, Dislocated Identity during Historical Mutation: A Comparative Study of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago & Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace”, Critic, No.12, 2014, pp176-185; ISSN: 2229-7146

  7. _______, Short Stories of Premchand & Gorky: Art & Craft”, Creative Forum, Vol.27, No.1, Jan-Jun 2014, pp45-57; ISSN: 0975-6396

  8. _______, Solzhenitsyn’s Discourse on Literary Aesthetics”, Critic, No.10, 2013, pp56–67; ISSN: 2229-7146

  9. _______, Theme of Stalinism and Morality in the Works of Solzhenitsyn”, Assonance, No.14, June-July 2011, pp135-147

  10. _______, “Understanding Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn through Anton Pavlovich Chekhov”, Critic, 2005, No.6, pp10-19; ISSN: 2229-7146

  11. _______, “Artistic Peculiarities in the Short Stories of Gorky”, Russian Philology, April 2005, No 23, pp50-64.

  12. _______, “Artistic Peculiarities in the Short Stories of Gorky and Premchand”, Resonance, Dec 2004, No 1, pp 103-114.

  1. Book:

  1. Nagendra Shreeniwas, A Tryst with Comparative Literature, ABC Press, New Delhi, 2015; ISBN: 978-93-5212-318-6

  2. _______, Rereading Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Lambert Academic Publishing, Berlin, 2013; ISBN: 978-3-659-49704-9

  3. _______, Short Stories of Premchand: Artistic Peculiarities, Lambert Academic Publishing, Berlin, 2012; ISBN: 978-3-659-29139-4

  1. Monograph:

Nagendra Shreeniwas, Solzhenitsyn, Stalin & Soviet Society, Lambert Academic Publishing, Berlin, 2012; ISBN: 978-3-8484-0793-4

  1. Seminar Proceedings:

  1. Nagendra Shreeniwas, “Dislocation as Civilizational Mutant: A Study of Anand Neelakanthan’s Asura: Tale of the Vanquished”, Indian Literature in the 21st Century: Writers, Themes & Trends, 2014, pp99-110

  1. Book Review:

  1. A review of the book “Russian – Hindi contrastive grammar: Noun and pronoun” written by Prof. H. C. Pande in the journal of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra. (Gaveshana, vol-89, January-March, 2008, pp 186–187)

  1. Paper Presentation / Resource person in Seminar/ Conferences etc.

  1. Participated and presented a paper on “Solzhenitsyn and Sorokin: Two Tales of One Day” in the 3-Day UGC International Conference on ‘World Literature at the Crossroads: Changing Paradigms in the Comparative Literary Studies” conducted by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 13-15 March 2017

  2. Participated and presented a paper on “Pragmatic Approach to Translation” in the 3-Day National Translation Workshop on ‘Translation of Selected Short Stories of Anton Chekhov into Malayalam’ conducted by the Department of Russian, University of Kerala from 07-09 December 2016

  3. Participated and presented a paper on “Russian Theatre and its Influence” in the 3-Day National Translation Workshop on ‘Translating Russian Plays’ conducted by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 18-20 October 2016

  4. Participated and presented a paper on “Foreign Languages: Expanding Horizons and Emerging Prospects” in the 1-Day UGC Career Seminar on ‘Comparative Literature: Emerging Trends and Expanding Horizons’ conducted by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut on 06.10.2016

  5. Participated & presented a paper on “The Skaz-ic & Slavophilic in Solzhenitsyn’s Poetics” in the 2-Day UGC National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Russian Literature: Writers, Themes & Trends’ organised by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 27-28 November 2015

  6. Participated & presented a paper on ‘Dislocation as cultural mutant: A Study of the contemporary mythological fiction of India’ in the 3-Day National Seminar on ‘Discourses & Cultural Studies’ held on 15-17 December 2014 and organised by PG Department of English, NSS College, Manjeri, Malappuram

  7. Participated as a resource person in the 2-Day Workshop on ‘Career opportunities in Official Language Hindi’ jointly organised by The Department of Hindi and career Counselling Cell, University of Calicut on 26-27 August 2014

  8. Participated & presented a paper on “Foreign Languages: Emerging Opprtunities” in the 1-Day Workshop on ‘Comparative Literature: Emerging Opprtunities’ organised by The Department of Russian and Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Calicut on 27 August 2014

  9. Participated & presented a paper on “Dislocation as catalyst for civilizational mutation in contemporary mythological fiction” in the 5-Day UGC National Seminar cum Workshop on ‘Indian Literature in the 21st Century: Writers, Themes & Trends’ organised by the Department of Russian & centre for Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 10-14 March 2014

  10. Participated & presented a paper on “Aesthetics of Tolstoy” in the 3-Day Seminar cum Workshop on ‘Translation of Tolstoy’s Stories’ organised by the Department of Russian & centre for Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 6-8 March 2013

  11. Participated & presented a paper on “Life & works of Rabindranath Tagore” in the 3-Day Seminar cum Workshop on ‘Translation of Tagore’s Stories’ organised by the Department of Russian & centre for Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 27-29 March 2012

  12. Participated & presented a paper on “Life & Works of Anton Chekhov” in the 3-Day workshop on ‘Translation of Chekhov’s Short Stories’ organized by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut from 24 to 26 March 2011

  13. Participated & presented a paper on “Problems of Translating Chekhov’s Short Stories” in the 2-Day UGC sponsored workshop on ‘Translation as Recreation’ organized by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut held from 21 to 22 March 2011

  14. Participated & presented a paper on “Solzhenitsyn’s Antitheses of Stalin and Stalinism” in the International seminar cum workshop on “Russian through the years: A mosaic of language, literature and culture” organized by the Centre of Russian Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, New Delhi held on 8-10 November 2005

  15. Participated & presented a paper on “The ‘Second Government’ in ‘The First Circle’” in the International seminar on “Russian Language Literature and Culture Today” organized by the Department of Russian Language, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut from 8-9 March 2005

  16. Participated & presented a paper on “Understanding Solzhenitsyn through Chekhov” in National seminar on “A Literary Tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov: 1860 – 1904” organized by Departments of English, Gujarati, Hindi and Russian, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara from 25-28 February 2005

  17. Participated & presented a paper on “The Concept of Ethical Socialism in the Works of A. I. Solzhenitsyn” in the International conference on “Trends in contemporary Russian Language and Literature: Issues and perspectives” organized by the Cultural Department of the Embassy of Russian Federation in the Republic of India on 9th and 10th December 2004

  18. Participated & presented a paper on “Mikhail Bulgakov: A Philosopher in Eternal Refuge” in the Department of Russian Golden Jubilee National seminar on “Language Literature and Society: The Indian and Russian Experience” organized by Department of Russian, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara from 18-20 March 2004

  1. Participation in seminars/ conferences/ workshops etc. without paper presentation:

  1. Participated in the 3-Day National Workshop on ‘Translation of Fairy Tales: Indian & Western’ organized by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut held on 9-11 December 2015

  2. Participated in the 3-Day National Seminar cum Workshop on ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez & World Literature’ organized by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut held on 17-19 December 2014

  3. Participated in the Career Seminar on ‘Comparative Literature: Expanding Horizons & Career Prospects’ organized by the Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut held on 26 February 2014

  4. Participated in the National Academic Exchange Camp on Aspects of Russian Studies organized by Department of Russian, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara held on 23-27 September 2006

  5. Participated in the UGC Golden Jubilee Seminar: 2002-2003 on Examination Reforms held between 11-13 September 2003 at MS University of Baroda, Vadodara

  1. Extension Lectures/ Services:

  1. Delivered a lecture on ‘Post-Soviet Russian Literature’ on 21.10.2016 FN to the participants of UGC sponsored Refresher Course in English & Foreign Languages conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut from 14.10.2016 to 03.11.2016

  2. Delivered a lecture on ‘Current trends in Russian Literature’ on 12.12.2015 AN to the participants of UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Comparative Literature conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut from 03.12.2015 to 23.12.2015

  3. Prepared syllabus and model question papers for SET Examination in Russian (August 03, 2015)

  4. Delivered a lecture on ‘Post-Soviet Russian Literature’ on 14.02.2015 AN to the participants of UGC sponsored Refresher Course in English conducted by UGC-ASC, University of Calicut from 11.02.2015 to 04.03.2015

  5. Delivered a lecture on ‘Modern Russian Fiction’ on 22.02.2014 AN to the participants of UGC sponsored Refresher Course in English conducted by UGC-ASC, University of Calicut from 20.02.2014 to 12.03.2014

  1. Coordination of Academic Events and Programmes:

  1. Course Coordinator, 5th Refresher Course in Comparative Literature conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut from 03.12.2015 to 23.12.2015

  2. Local Coordinator, Frontier Extension Lecture, University of Calicut on ‘Contrastive Grammar & Translation: Similarities & Differences’ by Professor Hem Chandra Pande held on 26.11.2015

  1. Editorial board of research journal:

  1. Editor of the Departmental research journal ‘Assonance: A Journal of Russian & Comparative Literary Studies’, ISSN: 2394-7853

  1. Orientation / Refresher Courses:

  1. Orientation Course, 04/04/2011 – 30/04/2011, UGC-ASC, HP University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

  2. Refresher Course in Comparative Literature, 11/09/2012 – 01/10/2012, UGC-ASC, University of Calicut, Kerala

  1. Contact details:

Office Address: Assistant Professor, Department of Russian & Comparative Literature, University of Calicut, Tenhipalam, Malappuram, Kerala – 673635

Residential Address: Teacher Flats No.6, Calicut University Campus, Tenhipalam, Malappuram, Kerala – 673635