Mr. Josy Joseph

Associate Professor

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Full Name:
Josy Joseph
Associate Professor
Mobile Number:
+91 9447401282
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Educational Qualifications:
Area of Specialization:
Shakespeare Studies, Twentieth Century British Poetry, Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Life Writing, Translation
Papers Presented:
  1. “Deconstructing Gandhi” National Seminar on Global Economic Crisis and Gandhian Solutions, 2010
  2. “A Fraction of Infinity: Srinivasa Ramanujan and the Concept of Genius”. National Seminar on The Life and Contributions of Srinivasa Ramanujan. 2012.
  3. “Writing Degree Zero: Reduction and Repetition in Samuel Beckett”. Regional Seminar on Beckett Back to Back, U C College, Aluva, 2012
  4. “On the Nature of Art: Between Brecht and Beckett- Regional Seminar on Modern European Drama, Mahatma Gandhi University, 2013
  5. “Shakespeare in the 21st Century: Poetics, Politics, and Prospects”. Two Day National Seminar on Shakespeare Continuum, Kahm Unity Women’s College Manjeri, 2014
Papers Published:
Research Articles and Essays
  1. 'Reading Dreams like Poetry'. Preface to What Dreams Tell Us: Lacanian Interpretation by Sebastian Vattamattom. NBS, 2019
  2. Fathers and their Uncanny Ghosts: Spectres of Hamlet in Freud, Lacan, and Derrida. Albertian Review of Literature. Vol 5: No.1, July 2018.
  3. An Intellectual with a Humanist Face. Madhyamam Weekly. 1026:20. 30 October 2017.
  4. 'Uncanny' in Keywords: Paradigms and Kerala Perspectives. Ed Aju Narayanan. VPGNS Research Centre, U C College, Aluva. 2017
  5. 'Krapp, Kurup and Us: Three Texts, Many Layers' in Beckett, Krapp and Kurup. Ed V C Harris and Aju K Narayanan. SPCS, 2014.
  6. Shakespeare in the 21st Century: Poetics, Politics and Prospects. Singularities. Vol I, Issue 2. January 2014.
  7. A Fraction of Infinity: Srinivasa Ramanujan and the Concept of Genius. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Ramanujan. Ed T Thrivikraman and Gigi Thomas. S B College, August 2012.
  Online Columns Kochi Post
  1. Ten Arguments against Online Education
  2. The Loneliness of being Bindu Ammini
  3. Of Egregious Violations and Amicable Solutions
  4. Campus Protests, Opposing Worldviews and a Nation's Destiny
  1. Two Novels and Twenty Years in between
  2. Babas, Black Sheep and the Excesses of the Faith Industry
  3. The Optics of Justice
  4. The Mother of All Inequalities
  5. His Master's Game
  6. The Ministry of Happiness and Provocation
  1. Wooden Dolls by Karoor. The Oxford India Anthology of Modern Malayalam Literature. Vol 2. Ed P P Raveendran and G S Jayasree. 2017.
  2. "Intertextuality and Parody.” Thapasam, 2009.
  1. "Ecce Puer: A Portrait of James Joyce as a Young Man" for the two-day National Seminar on James Joyce, organised by St Thomas College Kozhenchery. 29 October 2021
  2. "Structure, Sign and Writing: The Texts of Roland Barthes" for the online lecture series on 'Reading Humanities: Theories and Praxis' at KAHM Unity College, Manjeri. 01 October 2021.
  3. "Raymond Williams Centenary Lecture" for the Three day online Conference on 'Commemorating 1921: Fabulous Fourteen' at Deva Matha College, Kuravilangadu. 28 September 2021.
  4. "Against the Grain: Nietzschean Genealogy and Foucauldian History" Lecture given for Assumption College, Changanassery. 11 September, 2021.
  5. "The Long Revolution of Raymond Williams: Marxism, Materialism, and the Cultural Turn". Raymond Williams@100: A Commemorative Conference. Organised by Sree Sankara College, Kalady. 31 August 2021.
  6. "Being Modern: Reflections on Culture, Society, and Narratives" St Claret's College Bengaluru. 07 July 2021.
  7. "On Books and Reading". Lecture for MES College, Erumely. 19 June 2021."Shakespeare on Stage, Shakespeare on Page". Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru. 11 December 2020"Literary Imagination and Pandemic Narratives". Invited Lecture on Google Meet for Parumala Mar Gregorios (PMG) College, Valanjavattom. 24 August 2020.
  8. "Ideology and Althusser's Idea of Apparatus''. Invited Lecture on Google Meet for the Webinar Series on Theory. Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod. 25 June 2020.
  9. "Culture, Class, and the Digital Divide". Webinar on The Socio-cultural Ramifications of Online Education. Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy. 18 June 2020.
  10. "The Politics of Deconstruction". Webinar Series on 'the Politics of Space'. St Teresa's College, Ernakulam. 29 May 2020
  11. "Barthes, Foucault, and the Question of Author(ity)" at the two-day Seminar on 'Theory: Paradigms and Interfaces' organised by the English Department of St Thomas College, Kozhenchery. 21 January 2020.
  12. "The Shakespeare Myth: Genius, Imagination, Incandescence". Invited Lecture. S H College, Thevara, Ernakulam. 05 December 2019
  13. "Literature and Cinema: The Meaning of Art". Inauguration of LitScope Forum, Govt Higher Secondary School, Thrikkodithanam. 19 November 2019.
  14. "Neptune's Empire and Literary Imagination: Reflections on the Robinsonade Tradition and the Caliban Paradigm". Keynote Address at the two-day International Seminar on Marine Literature, organised by MSM College Kayamkulam. 19 July 2019.
  15. 'Text, Discourse, and Power: The Theories of Foucault and Barthes", Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. 13 March 2019.
  16. "Text, Textuality and Intertextuality: The Theories of Roland Barthes", BJM Govt College, Chavara, Kollam. 06 March 2019.
  17. "Art and Ideology: The Political Unconscious of Popular Malayalam Movies". Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla. 22 February 2019.
  18. "Marxism, Literature and Culture". Invited Lecture. St Aloysius College, Edathua. 16 January 2019
  19. "Reflections on the Social Media". Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Ettumanoor Centre. 02 January 2019
  20. "Speaking Truth to Power: 50 Years of Eloquence". Golden Jubilee Lecture. U C College, Aluva. 20 December 2018.
  21. "Knowledge, Democracy and the New Media". Sacred Heart College, Thevara. 17 December 2018.
  22. "Knowledge is for Cutting: Intellectual and Imaginative Interventions". V C Harris Memorial Lecture. Kristu Jyothi College, Chethipuzha. 11 October 2018.
  23. 'The Narcissism of Minor Differences: Multiculturalism, Nationalism and the Question of the Other". Two-day National Seminar on History. Assumption College, Changanassery. 06 October 2018.
  24. "Ways of Reading" for the English Association of NSS College, Vazhoor. 19 June 2018.
  25. "Derrida and Deconstruction: An Overview" for the English Department of Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla. 12 June 2018.
  26. "The Ideology of Fiction" at the International Book Fair organised by the District Library Council, Kottayam. 22 May 2018.
  27. "Shakespeare and Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Hamlet". Academic Staff College, Calicut University. 03 March 2018.
  28. "The Being Question of/in Hamlet". School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. 27 Feb 2018.
  29. "Performing Shakespeare: Texts, Transactions and Semantics". Newman College, Thodupuzha. 21 Feb 2018.
  30. "What is the Acceptable Amount of Blood for Good Literature? Some Reflections on War and Literature". St Alphonsa College, Soosaipuram, Kanyakumari. 16 Feb 2018.
  31. "Power, Knowledge, Discourse: The Ethics and Politics of Theory". Government College, Nattakom, Kottayam. 05 December 2017.
  32. "The Social Media: The Cyber Face of Activism". Darsana International Book Fair. 22 Nov 2017.
  33. "Modernism, Postmodernism and Beyond" for the English Department of NSS College, Pandalam. 15 Nov 2017.
  34. "V C Harris and Deconstruction". Commemorative Lecture at the School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University. 09 Nov 2017.
  35. "The Intellectual in the Public Sphere" for the English Department of St Teresa's College, Kochi. 07 Nov 2017.
  36. "Writing Culture/Culture Writing: Mediated Realities" at the Two-day National Seminar on ' Nature, Culture and the Media' organised by the English Department of K E College, 27 Oct 2017.
  37. "Introduction to Literary/Cultural Theories". CMS College, Kottayam. 19 Oct 2017.
  38. "On Books, Literature and Reading". Devamatha College, Kuravilangadu. 06 July 2017.
  39. "The Polyphony of Poetry: Some Random Thoughts". Kavyavedi. Ettumanoor. 04 June 2017.
  40. "Nation, Narration, Imagination: Historiography and its Discontents". Fatima Matha College, Kollam. 28 March 2017.
  41. "Rethinking Derrida: Deconstruction and After". Baselius College, Kottayam. 14 March 2017.
  42. "Semiotics, Politics and Cultural Studies". Ilahia College, Moovattupuzha. 02 February 2017.
  43. "Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault in the Intellectual Sphere of Kerala' at the Three-day Seminar on '60 Years of Kerala: History and Imagination' organised by Thapasam. 27 January 2017.
  44. "Spectres of Derrida: Fifty Years of Deconstruction". S H College, Thevara. 23 January 2017
  45. "The Semiotics of a Symposium: Derrida, Baltimore and More". School of Letters. Mahatma Gandhi University. Oct 2016.
  46. "Reading/Doing Shakespeare: Texts, Theory and Performance" at the Two-day Literary Fest organised by the English Department of Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara. 17 February 2016.
  47. "The Uncanny in Padmarajan: Reading Fictional and Cinematic Texts" at the Three-day National Seminar organised by the School of Letters. 04 Feb 2016.
  48. "The Uncanny: Theory and Practice" at the Three-day National Seminar on 'Keywords' organised by the Malayalam Department of U C College, Aluva. 21 January 2016. “
  49. The Politics and Poetics of Retelling Myths: A Genealogical Analysis of Select Ramayana Texts”. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Myths and Fairy Tales: Telling and Retelling, TM Jacob Memorial Government College, Manimalakunnu, 26-27 Nov 2015.
  50. “Othering Lives: Ethics, Politics and the Marginal Subject”. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Destabilising the Power Structures: Musings on “Other” in Indo-American Narratives, BCM College, Kottayam, 26-27 Nov 2015.
  51. “Writing for the Public Domain”.One Day Seminar on New Media, Technology and the Public Domain, CMS College, Kottayam, 13 Oct 2015.
  52. “Democracy, Technology and Social/Alternative Media: Signposts of the Contemporary World (Dis) Order”. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Media, Technology and Development, Newman’s College, Thodupuzha, 30 Sept-01 Oct 2015.
  53. “Fathers and their Uncanny Ghosts: Spectres of Hamlet in Freud, Lacan and Derrida”. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Tappings from Outside: The Supernatural in Literature and Films, St George’s College, Aruvithura, 19-20 Aug 2015.
Extension Activities:
  1. "Theory Café", a series of short lectures on YouTube for the public through BTV, the college channel.
  2. Interviewed Ethiran Kathiravan at the Kerala Literature Festival, Kozhikode. 18 January 2020.
  3. Interviewed T M Krishna at Thiruvananthapuram for the Four-day Spaces Festival organised by the D C Books. 01 September 2019.
  4. Interviewed Manu S Pillai at the Three-day National Seminar on 'Renaissance and Modernity: Rereading Kerala', organised by the Ettumanoor Centre of Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit. 28 June 2017.
  5. Speaker “Cultural Studies Today” at the Book Release of Cultural Studies: A Reader, CMS College Kottayam