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Assistant Professor Dr. Mathew John K

Education

M.A. German

Contact Details

Telephone:  04027689476 (office)
Email: mathew@efluniversity.ac.in

Biography

I did my M.A. German at the Dept.of German, University of Kerala in 1990 and completed my Ph. D. in 2002

I worked as a Lecturer in German at St.Thomas College, Palai, Kerala between 1990 and 2009 April

Teaching

1990-1995-2009 – St. Thomas College, Palai

2009 April– School of Germanic Studies, EFL University, Hyderabad

Research Interests

Lexicography (MRP 2012-2014); Translation, German Literary Theory

Publications

Book Published:

Mathew John Kokkatt und Bernd Pflug. Hrsg. Welche Farbe hat die Liebe? [What is the Colour of Love?] (Anthology of Malayalam Stories and Poems), D .C. Books, Kottayam, 2007 ISBN 81-264-1419-7

Articles and Translations

1. "Bericht über DAAD-Sommerkurs" in : German Studies in India, (Quarterly) Univ. of Kerala, Trivandrum. Dec. 1990

2. "Eine Sino-Germa Begegnung - Böll Seminar in Huai-Rou County in Beijing" in: Kulturgespräch . Uduppi. India Dec. 1997.

3. "Art and Ideology : A Critique of Bert olt Brecht's Plays and His Humanism" in: STARS inter. Journal. St. Thomas College Palai Vol. No.1 &2, :2000, p.117-135

4. "Der Panther versus Thallappuli.Image of the Panther in Rilke’s and Vyloppilli’s Poems" STARS 2001, Vol 2, No.2, Kerala (72-82)

5. "Fremdsprachenunterricht: Wird er durch die Sprachkultur der Lernenden erschwert oder erleichtert? Einige kulturelle Probleme des Deutschunterrichts in Kerala" in: STARS 2002, Vol. No.3.75-83

6. "Moschanam: Beispiel eines einheimischen Sketches“. STARS 2003 June Vol.4. No.1 (47-50)

7. "Wege zur heutigen Malayalam" in: STARS 2003 December•. Vol No .2. p.52-S6

8. “Anthassannivesham and Motif .of Death in Heinrich Böll's Der Zug war Pünktlich" STARS 2004 Dec. Vol. 5. No.2 (63-67)

9. "Setzen wir Malayalalam-Literatur an die deutsche Küste über?' in: STARS 2004 June, Vol.5No.1. p.58-61

10. "Kunst und Wirklichlichkeit in Hauptmann Die Weber und Damodarans Paattabakki ". STARS 2005 June Vol.6 No.1 . p. 56-64

11. "Hermann Hesses Demian: Die Suche ins Innere" in: STARS Vol. VI No.2 . 2005 Dec. 62-68

12. “Umformung der Aufnahmestruktur bei literarischen Übersetzungen aus indischen Sprachen" In Jean-Marie Valenti n (Hrsg) Akten des XI. Internationalen Germanisten Kongresses Paris 2005. Bern. Peter Lang 2007. S. 161-162

13. "Vorwort“ Welche Farbe hat die Liebe? DC Books (p. 1-4)

14. (Translation) „Das Pferd und der Esel“, Welche Farbe hat die Liebe? DC Books Page 7 ISBN 81-264-1419

15. (Translation) „Diebstahl“, Welche Farbe hat die Liebe? DC Books p. 18

16. (Translation)“Über einen Hippie“in: Welche Farbe hat die Liebe? DC Books P. 41-42

17. (Translation) „Ein Stück Knochen“. Welche Farbe hat die Liebe? DC Books P. 124-136

18. (Translation) "Ortssage" Translation of M.T. Vasudevan Nair's short story "Sthalapuraanam" with S. Santhakumari. in: German Studies in lndia. No .2 20 13 ( 44-50 ).

19. Latha Thampi. Mathew Kokkatt und Sudha Pradeep. "Wie die Saat unter Dornen" in Sprachnchrichten (Germany) Nr. 35/Juli 2007

20. Der Weg nach Indien und zurück. Geistige Wege von Herman Hesse in Siddhartha" in: German Studies in India. No.2. 2013(S9-63), peer reviewed

21. “Translation of Cultures: The ‘Discontent’ of Content in the Context of Globalization” German Studies in India, New Series, No.1 2013

22. Book Review on Drost Alexander. Tod und Erinnerung in der kolonialen Gesellschaft. Koloniale Sepulkralkultur in Bengalen (17.-19. Jahrhundert) Journal of Asian History, 47.2 July 2013 publ. by Harrassowitz. ISSN 978-3-9813936-6-8

23. “Josef Winklers Domra und M.T. Vasudevan Nairs Varanasi – Zwei Romane durch die Perspektive von Lust- und Rasa-Theorien betrachtet“. Vibha Surana et al. (ed). Interkulturelle Momente. 100 years of German Studies at the University of Mumbai. 2014, 237-251

Awards and Memberships

• Member, Executive Council Member, Goethe Society of India 2012 – 2015

• Member, Board of Studies in German, Mumbai Univ. 2011-2013

• Member, Board of studies in German, Pune Univ. 2014

• Member, Board of studies in German, Kerala Univ. 2012-2014

• Member, Editorial Board, German Studies in India, Dept. of German, Kerala Univ 2012

• Member and Regional Organiser, Verein Deutsche Sprache 2006-2012

• Member, Exec. Committee, Indisch Deutscher KulturDialog, Bamberg, Germany since 2012

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

1996 Dec 27: „Normierung oder Typisierung. Ästhetik des Humanen bei Heinrich Böll“ at International Böll Seminar in Huai Rou County, Beijing, PR China

2002 Nov. “Treatment of Religious Tolerance in contemporary Malayalam Novels” International Conference at Mumbai Univ. Dept. of German.

2003 Nov: „Voices of the Marginalised in Malayalam Literature” at International Seminar in Dept. of German, Univ. of Mumbai

2005 Aug. “Dramatisierung im Deutschunterricht am Beispiel eines einheimischen Sketches“ at IDT in Graz University, Austria

2005 Aug: “Umformung der Aufnahmestruktur bei Übersetzung” at International IVG Congress, Sorbonne Univ Paris

2010, Aug 5. “Der Weg nach Indien und zuruck: Geistige Wege der Auseinandersetzungen in Hermann Hesses Siddhartha” at: International Germanists‘ Association IVG Congress in Warsaw, Poland

2012Jan.17 “Translation of cultures: The ‘Discontent’ of its Content at International Seminar: JNU

2012 March Invited Lecture in German as Foreign Language at Univ of Karnataka, Dharwad

2013 May 28: Mathew John K., „Kannada Riddles in German Translation, with a Note on Culture and Translation“. In the National Seminar on “Local Cultures in a Global Concept” organized by Karnatak University, Dharwad, UPE Project

2013 June 5 on the topic: “From Nature to Culture and Culture to Nature: German Romanticism as a Cultural Movement.”At Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, organized by Prof. Pradeep Ratnayake.

2014 May, Invited Lecture in German Literature and Linguistics at the University of Kerala

2013Oct13, Invited Talk at Goethe Zentrum, Trivandrum on “German Language in the Globalised World: Challenges for Learning German as a Foreign Language”

2014July17: Invited Lecture for Participants of Refresher Course at the Academic Staff College, Hyderabad Central University: “The Philosophical Roots and Fruits of German Romanticism”

2014Sept 15: Invited Lecture in the World War I Seminar, Dept of English, HCU : “The War Guilt and The Sonderweg Theory”

2014 Nov 17: “Collective Guilt and the role of Germany in the First World War”: Seminar at Dept of Francophone Studies, EFL Univ. Hyderabad

2014 Dec. 16: “Correlation of Language and Culture in Society with special reference to Roland Barthes’ Semiotik“. Key Note address at the National Seminar organised by Dept. of Foreign Languages at the BAM Univ. of Aurangabad

2014 Dec. 19: „Rasadhwani und Lust (Plaisir): Gegenüberstellung zweier Maßstäbe der Ästhetik“at International German Conference, Univ. of Mumbai

Other interests

Amateur Ham VU2 ZNT (1990-2001)

Assistant Professor Ms. Anjali Pande

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Assistant Professor Mrs. Anu Pande

Education

BA, MA (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
MPhil (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Contact Details

Telephone:  +91 7702221157
Email: pandeanu@yahoo.com

Biography

Currently working on completing a PhD registered in the Centre of German Studies (CGS), School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies (SLL&CS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Title of thesis: “Literary Dimensions of a New Disease: Tradition and Innovation in German Autobiographical AIDS Literature.”

2009: Visiting research scholar at the Freie Universität, Berlin in connection with my PhD research.

2003: Finished my MPhil in CGS, SLL&CS, JNU. Dissertation title: “A Critical Analysis of the main Themes and Form in Bernward Vesper’s autobiographical Romanessay Die Reise”.

1999: Completed my MA in German Studies with specialisation in German literature in CGS, SLL&CS, JNU. Dissertation title: “Ulrike Meinhof: From Journalist to Terrorist“,/

1997: Completed BA (Honours) in German Studies in CGS, SLL&CS, JNU. Electives: Philosophy and Linguistics.

Teaching

July 2003 - May 2006: Guest lecturer, teaching German grammar and writing courses for first-and second year BA students in the Centre of German Studies (CGS), School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies (SLL&CS), JNU, New Delhi.

January 2005–May 2007: Guest lecturer, teaching a group of international students at the postgraduate level within the Global Studies Program in the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences II, JNU, New Delhi. This program entailed three levels of German courses: a beginners’ level course (basic grammar and oral expression), an intermediate level course (advanced grammar and written expression) and an advanced level course (analysing specialised texts from a wide variety of fields – literary, sociological and political).

July 2007-May 2009:Guest lecturer, teaching an Advanced Grammar course, a Cultural History course for second-year BA students and two grammar courses for second-year BA students in CGS, SLL&CS, JNU, New Delhi.

September 2010-the present: Assistant Professor at the Department of German Studies, School of European Languages, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, teaching undergraduate and Master’s level courses in language, literature and culture and civilisation.

Research Interests

The developments after World War II in Germany, in particular the Students’ Movement in 1968 and the RAF in the 1970s

20th century autobiographical and auto-fictional writing in Germany and France

Gender and sexuality in literature

The significance of death and disease in literature

AIDS literature in Germany, France and the United States

Representations of animals in literature, philosophy and popular culture

Publications

Anu Pande: Von gewalttätigen Vätern und systemischer Gewalt. Bernward Vespers ‘Die Reise’ und Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘Lunar Park’ In: Madhu Sahni, Shaswati Mazumdar (ed.): Across Literary and Linguistic Diversities. Essays on Comparative Literature. Goethe Society of India Yearbook 2014, Peter Lang (Oxford: 2014), pg. 121-142.

Anu Pande: Kontinuitäten und Brüche. Der Anthropozentrismus in Marlen Haushofers ‚Die Wand’ accepted for publication in German Studies in India. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der Germanistik in Indien.

Indrani Mazumdar, Anu Pande (Trans.): Migration weiblicher Arbeitskräfte in Indien. In: Sara Poma Poma, Katharina Pühl (eds.): Perspectives on Asian Migration – Transformations of Gender and Labour Relations, Reihe rls papers, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin: 2014), pg. 43-50.

Anannya Bhattacharjee, Anu Pande (Trans.): Migration und die Arbeiterklasse. Eine feministische Sicht aus Indien. In: Sara Poma Poma, Katharina Pühl (eds.): Perspectives on Asian Migration – Transformations of Gender and Labour Relations, Reihe rls papers, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin: 2014), pg. 57-63.

Anu Pande, Margareth Theodora, Tunggul Wirajuda et al. (Trans.): Werte, Träume, Ideale. Muslimische Jugendliche in Südostasien. Franz Xaver Augustin, Rainer Heufers, Christine Jekeli et al (Ed.). (Goethe Institut Indonesien, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung:( Jakarta 2011)

Zubin Mehta, Anu Pande (Trans.): The Score of My Life, Roli Books (New Delhi: 2008)

Awards and Memberships

Member of the Goethe Society of India

Member of the Alumni Association of the Freie Universität, Berlin

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

January 2015: Presented a paper titled “Appropriating Animals in Literature: The Sentimental versus the Rational Approach” at the international conference Minding Animals III in New Delhi.

September 2014: Presented a paper titled “Transgressing the limits: German and French autobiographical and auto-fictional Aids literature as an act of resistance” at the international conference “HIV/AIDS: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven” at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

April 2013: Presented a paper titled “In Quest of the Self: The conceptualization of Travel in Bernward Vesper’s Die Reise” at the First Annual Graduate Students’ Conference in German Studies on “The Art of the Journey: Conceptualizations of Travel in German-Speaking Literature and Culture” at the University of Arizona.

July 2009: Presented a section of my PhD research dealing with the status of contemporary AIDS literature as a part of the larger, global literature on the experience of disease at a colloquium for PhD scholars organised by Prof. Ursula Kocher at the Free University, Berlin.

December 2006: Presented a paper titled “Literary Dimensions of a Disease: German autobiographical AIDS literature as resistance literature” at the conference ‘AIDS in Culture III’ in Mexico City organised by Enkidu magazine and the Ministry of Culture, Mexico.

October 2005: Presented a paper titled “Autobiography or Fiction? The Form in Bernward Vespers Romanessay Die Reise” at the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) symposium in New Delhi for scholars of German Studies in India.

October 2004: Presented a paper titled “New dimensions of a disease: Tradition and Innovation in German autobiographical AIDS literature” at the DAAD symposium in New Delhi for scholars of German Studies in India.

Other interests

Learning languages: I speak Hindi, English, German and French and would like to learn Italian and Spanish too.

Assistant Professor Mr. Nishant K. Narayanan

Education

MA, M.Phil Jawaharlal Nehru University

Contact Details

Telephone:  040 – 27689000
Email: nishant.kn@gmail.com

Biography

I finished my BA, MA and M.Phil in German Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I have taught at Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University as teaching assistant before joining EFLU, Hyderabad in 2010.

Teaching

Since October 2010 – Assistant Professor at School of Germanic Studies, EFLU, Hyderabad.

Research Interests

Foreign Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

1. Presented a Paper “Sprachbewusstheit: zwischen Mehrsprachigkeit und Fremdsprachenlernen” (language awareness: between multilingualism and foreign language learning) at the InDaF Asienkonferenz held at New Delhi from 3rd – 5th December 2011.

2. Resource Person for Workshops on topics “Story grammar in Foreign Language Teaching (Geschichtengrammatik im Fremdsprachenunterricht) and Grammar and Creativity (Grammatik kreativ) at the 4th National Orientation Programme for foreign Language School Teachers held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 9th - 10th December 2011.

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