Dr. Vimal Mohan John

Assistant Professor

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Full Name:
Vimal Mohan John
Assistant Professor
Mobile Number:
+91 7561859062
Educational Qualifications:
Awards and Achievements:
  1. Developed and submitted a video lecture course (with Dr. Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan) on Literary Theory and Literary Criticism on the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) portal powered by the open-source MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform; November 2014.
  2. Awarded the extended Post-Doctoral Fellowship for expeditious completion of PhD thesis by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2014.
  3. Invited as speaker for the Children’s Film Festival organized by The British Council Chennai, 22 November 2014
  4. Chaired the panel discussion of English Studies at the Negotiating Conflict conference, organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, September 21-22, 2012.
  5. Coordinator for two Imaging Cinema IIT Madras International Film workshops (June 2012 and June 2014)
  6. Coordinated the IITM-Behindwoods Film Festival, 22 June-6 July 2014
  7. Reviewed two courses for the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
  8. Awarded the Half-Time Teaching/Research Assistant Fellowship by the Ministry of Human Resources through IIT Madras, 2010.
  9. Secured Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission, December 2009. 10. Received endowments for securing the highest marks in the M.A. English program at the University Examination (April 2009).
  10. Secured an IELTS band score of 8.0 with a score of 8.5 for Speaking and Reading.
  11. Editor of the in-house journal- Talon and Quill, Garden City College, Bangalore, 2007.
Area of Specialization:
Film Studies, American Political and Cultural History, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Papers Presented:
  1. “Sam Mendes’ Suburban America and Performances of Anxious Masculinity”, at the Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 11-13 June 2014, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain.
  2. “Man of the Frontier and the Father Downtown- Masculinity in the films of Paul Thomas Anderson”, at the Paris International Conference Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences Research, 24-28 July 2012, Strausbourg, Paris.
  3. “Myths and Queer America”, at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 3-4 April 2012, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla.
  4. “Narcissism, Masochism and the Reconstituted Male, in Charting New Territories: Cartographies of Popular Media and Culture”, All Saints College, Trivandrum August 2011
  5. “Accomodating the Unfeasible; Positioning the Transsexual”, at the National Seminar on History and Politics in Contemporary Indian Literature, SN College, Kollam, 23-24 September, 2010.
  6. “Ivy League Intelligence and the Ethics of Torture: Observations on Abu Ghraib in “Human Rights in a Changing World”, 26-27 November 2010, Kerala Sahitya Academy.
Papers Published:
  1. Vimal Mohan John and Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan. "Narcissism, Masochism and the Reconstituted Male – Masculine Performances in Fight Club and The Wrestler". Journal of Creative Communications. Vol. 10 no. 3, 1–12. Sage Publications. 2015 DOI: 10.1177/0973258615614419
  2. Vimal Mohan John and Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan. (2013) “The Road and The Closet: Myths and Queer America”. ACJELL. Number 2, March 2013 [ISSN: 2278876X] pp 8-18.2.
  3. Vimal Mohan John and Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan.(2012). “Fathers, Sons and Dubious Brothers – Masculinities in the Films of Paul Thomas Anderson”. Families. Vol. 9 No. 2, 2012 [ISSN: 0975-7007] pp166-179.3.
  4. Vimal Mohan John. “The Politics of Aesthetics: Approaches to Reading ‘A River.’” (2010). TJES, Vol II – 2010.
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
  1. Vimal Mohan John and Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan (eds). Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors and Their Cinema. Sage Publications, 2017.
  2. Vimal Mohan John and Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan. “Hybridity, Humour and Resistance: The Case of Meera Syal MBE and the British Asian Diaspora” in Contemporary Indian Diaspora: Literary and Cultural Representations, Angshuman Kar (ed) Rawat, New Delhi, 2014.
  1. New Directions in the Humanities, University of Illinois Research Park, Champaign, IL.
  2. MELUS-INDIA: (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States – India Chapter) & MELOW: (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World).
  • Member: Board of Studies, St Berchmans College
  • Member: Board of Studies, Assumption College
  • Editorial Board Member: Berchmans Press
  • Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell
  • Mentor, I BA English Literature
  • Coordinator, Add-on Course, English