Dr. Benny Mathew

Associate Professor & Vice Principal

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Full Name:
Benny Mathew
Associate Professor & Vice Principal
Mobile Number:
+91 9447151929
Educational Qualifications:
MA, B Ed, M Phil, Ph D
Area of Specialization:
Comparative Literature and Subaltern Studies
Papers Presented:
  1. "Images of Death as Substitute Gratification in the Poems of Kamala Das". National Seminar on Indian Poetry in English – The Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, 01-02 Feb 2012.
  2. "Quest for Identity and Wholeness in Sarah Joseph’s Othappu (The Scent of The Other Side)". National Seminar on Indian English Fiction of the New Millennium, The Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed to be University, 11-12 Feb 2013.
  3. "Resistance through Demythologization: A Reading of Sarah Joseph’s Ramayana Stories". National Seminar on Sites of Resistance: Theory And Praxis, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, 17-19 Dec 2013.
Papers Published:
  1. "Feminist Thealogy in Sarah Joseph's Othappu". Malayalam Literary Survey (Kerala Sahitya Akademy) - forthcoming
  2. "Return of the Repressed: The Emergence of the Black Female (Womanist) Self in Alice Walker's Meridian". Teresian Journal of English Studies, vol xiii, no. ii, April-June 2021, pp. 41-46.
  3. "Revisiting the Mythology: A Feminist Subversion of the Ramayana in Sarah Joseph's Selected Stories". Teresian Journal of English Studies, vol xii, no. iii, July-Sept 2020, pp. 22-27.
  4. "Cultural Ambivalence, Detribalisation, and Resistance in Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy". SB Academic Review, vol. xxv, 1&2, 2019, pp. 177-183.
  5. "Resistance through Language: A Subaltern Reading of Sarah Joseph’s Alahayude Penmakkal". SB Academic Review, vol xviii, 1&2, 2011, pp. 56-67.
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
  1. "Death as Substitute Gratification: Images in the Poems of Kamala Das". Critical Essays on Indian English Poets, edited by Joseph Dorairaj and Hema Raghavan, WordsWorth India, 2015, pp. 115 - 121.
Current Positions:
  1. Vice-Principal (Academics) - (2019 onwards)
  2. Member, Governing Body (2019 onwards)
  3. Member, Managing Board (2019 onwards)
  4. Secretary, Academic Council (2019 onwards)
  5. Admission Committee Conevner (2019 onwards)
  6. Mentors' Mentor (2015 - 2018)
  7. Student Affairs Committee Convener (2015 - 2018)
  8. Returning Officer, College Union Election (2015 - 2018)
  9. Head, Department of English (April - Nov 2019)