DEPARTMENT OF
English

faculty

Mr. Amal Toms

Assistant Professor

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Full Name:
Amal Toms
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Department:
English
Mobile Number:
+91 8089678867
Educational Qualifications:
MA, M. Phil
Awards and Achievements:
University First Rank in M. Phil (MG University), 2016.

Served as the member of the main judging panel for the State Sahodhya Youth Festival, conducted by the consortium of C.B.S.E schools, Alappuzha zone (Events- English Recitation and Extempore) in 2015.

Invited as the subject expert in the interview conducted for the post of English Teachers by the Georgian Public School, Puthuppally in 2022.

Directed a drama titled “Evam Indrajith” for the Prem Nazir Drama Festival conducted by the college in 2022.
Area of Specialization:
Oscar Wilde, Romantic Poetry, Gender Studies
Papers Presented:
“Plurivocity of Humour: Satirizing the Quotidian Nationalness in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children”. UGC sponsored National Seminar on Humour and the Nation organized by the Department of English, Assumption College, Changanacherry. July 1-2, 2015

“Tracing the ‘Third Space’ in Diasporic Writings: A Transcultural Reading of Rohinton Mistry’s Swimming Lessons”. UGC sponsored National Seminar on The Diaspora Consciousness, organized by Post Graduate and Research Department of English, Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla. January 22-23, 2015

“Cartooning Superhuman Desires: Tracing the Trajectory of ‘Transhumanism’ in Superhero Narratives”. UGC sponsored National Seminar on Dessin Humoristique: Cartoons beyond the Column organized by the Department of English, St. Aloysius College, Edathua. January 9-10, 2015

“Transcending Gender through Transgressive ‘Performance’: A Butlerian Reading of Oscar Wilde’s Salome” UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Gender and Culture organized by the Postgraduate Dept. of English and Centre for Research, Baselius College, Kottayam. December 17-18, 2014
Papers Published:
“Problematizing the Metonymy of Representation in Gopal Guru’s Essay ‘How Egalitarian are the Social Sciences in India?’ ”.Research Journal of English Language and Literature: A Peer Reviewed International Journal. Vol 4. Issue 1.2016, pp. 135-138. Global Impact Factor – 4.26. ISSN: 2395-2636(P): 2321 – 3108(E).

“Subject and Subject-Formations in Literary Texts: A Critique of Catherine Belsey’s Esaay ‘Addressing the Subject’ ”.Research Journal of English Language and Literature: A Peer Reviewed International Journal. Vol 4. Issue 1.2016, pp. 223-229. Global Impact Factor – 4.26. ISSN: 2395-2636(P): 2321 – 3108(E).

“The Humour of Dissidence: Reconstructing the Concept of Nationality through Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children”. Albertian Review of Literature. Vol 3. No. 1.2016, pp. 75-80. [ISSN 2394-3009].

“Tracing the ‘Third Space’ in Diasporic Writings: A Transcultural Reading of Rohinton Mistry’s Swimming Lessons”. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Diaspora Studies (January 2015): pp. 133-140. [ISBN 935258095-89789352580958].

“Transcending Gender through Transgressive ‘Performance’: A Butlerian Reading of Oscar Wilde’s Salome”. Baselian Researcher. Vol 16. Issue 1 (January – June 2015): pp. 129-132. [ISSN: 0975-8658].

“Cartooning Superhuman Desires: Tracing the Trajectory of ‘Transhumanism’ in Superhero Narratives”. Baselian Researcher. Vol 15. Issue 2 (July – December 2014): pp. 129-132. [ISSN: 0975-8658].
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
Text Books Edited/ Curriculum Designed
Co-Edited Gender and Literature, Core Text for the Sixth Semester BA English Literature and BA English (Vocational).

Co-Edited Environment, Human Rights and Gender, Core Text for the Fifth Semester BA English Literature and BA English (Vocational).

Compiled and Edited one Module for Translation Studies, Open Course Paper offered by the department for Fifth Semester UG Programme.

Co-Edited the Common Course Text A Christmas Carol for the Second Semester BA/BSc/BCom students.

Designed the syllabus for the paper “Literary Perspectives on Gender and Ecology” based on the OBE Syllabus pattern, for the Sem V, BA English Model II students.

Designed the syllabus for the paper “Literature on Gender and Environment” based on the OBE Syllabus pattern, for Sem V, BA English Model I students.

Designed the syllabus for the paper “Translation Studies” based on the OBE Syllabus pattern, for Sem V, BA/BSc/BCom students.

Done module wise editorial works on three textbooks - Study of Poetry, Symphony of Verse: Reading Poetry and Literature and Society for courses offered by the Department.
INVITED LECTURERS IN WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES:
  • Delivered a lecture titled “A Short History of English Literature” to the first year BA English students of Assumption College (Autonomous), Changanassery in 2017.
  • Delivered a lecture titled “English Literature from Chaucer to the Present” to the BA English students of Assumption College (Autonomous), Changanassery in 2018.
Extension Activities:
Coordinated and hosted an Online Orientation Programme for aspirants of the Master’s Programme in English Language and Literature (with Prof. Josy Joseph), on 16 July 2020.

Coordinated and hosted the memorial programme - “S. P. Balasubrahmanyam - A Remembrance”, on 01 October 2020.

Organised a All-Kerala Love Poetry Competition (for the college students of all streams) to commemorate the 200th death anniversary of John Keats (2021).

Chaired a session in the International Conference on "Voices from the Margins: Exploring Fringe Articulations in Literature and Culture" in 2021.

FDP'S ATTENDED:
  • Completed the UGC-Sponsored Guru-Dakshta Online Faculty Induction Programme (Orientation Programme) of 30 days from 27/07/2020 to 25/08/2020, with A+ Grade, from Gujarath University.
  • Completed the two-week Online Disciplinary Refresher Course in English Studies - “Re-Energising Research: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Approaches to Indian Literature” (held from 1- 14 August 2021), organised by Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, and obtained A+ Grade.
DETAILS OF SEMINARS/ CONFERENCES ORGANIZED:
  • Organised a Special Lecture (delivered by Prof. Slavoj Zizek) conducted as part of the Centenary Celebrations of the College (2021).
  • Convener, Two-Day (Hybrid) International Conference on “Margins and Masculinities” (2022).
  • Coordinator, Online Workshop on Website and Blog Creation (2022).
  • Coordinator, Skill Training Workshop for the III BA English Students (2023).
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
  • Teacher In-Charge – English Debating Club (2016 – 17; 2018 - 2023)
  • Coordinated the following activities every year from 2017 – 2022 as the Teacher In-charge of the English Association (with Rev. Dr. Binny Mathew):
    1.) Association Inaugural Lecture
    2.) Department Onam Celebrations & Associated Competitions
    3.) Department Christmas Celebrations & Associated Competitions
    4.) Impressionz - Intradepartmental Talent Show for the the students
    5.) Xpressionz – All-India Inter Collegiate Literary and Media Fest
    6.) Department level Sports Day Activities
    7.) College Arts Festival Competitions
  • Resource Person, Add-On Course (2016 – 18)
  • Resource Person, SSP (2017-18)
  • Department Coordinator, UG & PG Admissions (2018 - 20)
  • Department Coordinator, ARIIA Ranking Committee. (2018 - 19).
  • Committee Member, Career Guidance and Competitive Exams (2019 - 20).
  • Department Screening Committee Head, College Day Programmes (2019 - 21).
  • Mentor III BA English (2022-23)
Current Positions:
  • Faculty member, Board of Studies, SB College
  • Joint Coordinator, Prof. PJ Devasia Padanilam Research Award (2020 – present)
  • Class Teacher - I BA English (Model I)
  • Department Coordinator, UG Admissions
  • I MA Seminar In-Charge
  • Committee Member, IQAC
  • Department Coordinator of MOOC for the I BA Students (under OBE)
  • Chairman, Semester 4 UG Common Course Papers
  • Executive Committee Member, Staff Association.
  • Coordinator of the Certificate Courses offered by the Department (under OBE)