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divyaDivya A

Assistant Professor
Room No: HSB 331F
Tel: +91 (44) 2257 4500
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Academic Background:
  • PhD in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (2014)
  • MSt. (Master of Studies) in English Literature, University of Oxford, the U.K. (2007)
  • MA in English Literature (Distinction), The University of Sheffield, the U.K. (2005)
Teaching Experience:
  • Visiting Faculty of Humanities - Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing
    (IIITDM) Kancheepuram, Chennai, India July 2016-Aug 2017
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Assistant - Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore Sept-Dec 2014
  • Teaching Assistant - Division of English, NTU, Singapore. 2010-2012
Research Interests:
  • 19th-Century English Fiction and Visual Culture
  • Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare
  • 19th-Century Colonial Writings on India
  • Colonial Picturesque and Company Paintings
  • Gender Studies
Courses taught:
  • IWorld Civilizations and Texts
  • Classical Literature
  • Survey of English Literature
  • Introduction to American Literature
  • English for Communication
  • English Proficiency
  • Research Writing in the Social Sciences
Schloarships:
  • NTU Research Scholarship (2009-2013)
  • Bharathidasan University Endowment Scholarship (2005)
Professional Memberships:
  • Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA)
  • British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS)
Publications:
Peer-Reviewed Chapters In Books:
  1. “‘You might pioneer a little at home’: Hybrid Spaces, Identities and Homes in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South (1855)”. Place, Progress, and Personhood in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Ed. Emily Morris, Sarina Gruver Moore, Lesa Scholl. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2015.
  2. One Hundred and Five, North Tower: Writing the City as a prison-home narrative in Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities (1859)”. Dickens and the Virtual City: Urban Perception and the Production of Social Space. Ed. Sara Thornton and Estelle Murail. Palgrave. Forthcoming October 2017.
  3. “Good pictures ...are always another poem”: Mapping spatialities in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” (1842) and Elizabeth Siddall’s The Lady of Shalott (1853). Poetry and Painting: The Lyrical Voice of Pre-Raphaelite Paintings. Ed. Sophia Andres and Brian Donnelly. Peter Lang Publishers. Forthcoming 2017.
Journal Papers:
  1. ‘The “secret of the bedstead”: Unraveling the domestic machinery in Wilkie Collins “A Terribly Strange Bed” (1852)’. Forthcoming
Newspaper Articles:
  1. “Why we should follow science fiction.” The Hindu, 30 August 2016, p.16.
  2. “Art before the selfies.” The Hindu, 4 Oct 2016, p.16.
Magazine Articles:
  1. “The Role of Humanities in a Technological Knowledge Economy”. Higher Education Review. June 2017.
Invited Talks:
  1. “‘Don’t Turn Me Out’: Reorienting Love and Revenge in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847)”. Catholic Junior College, Singapore, 6 Oct 2010.
  2. "Narrative and Reflective Writing as Artifacts", Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 9 February 2017.
International Seminar Presentation:
  1. "Tracking Nineteenth-century Anglo Indian Orphans in Emma Roberts' Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan (1835)", International Seminar and Workshop on Anglo-Indian Studies at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, on 5 August 2017.
Conference Papers:
  1. “Victorian Madurai Illustrated: The cultural logic and commodity of Victorian India”, Australasian Victorian Studies Conference, 15 June 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  2. “ ‘Numskull and the Rabbit’: Spatial Design Thinking and Narrative Art in the Panchatantra”, International Conference on Design and Manufacturing-IConDM 2016, Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 17 Dec 2016.
  3. ‘Her duty to set her young man free’: Liberty, Hybridity and Identity in Thomas Hardy’s Two on a Tower (1882) and The Return of the Native (1878)”, Hardy Conference, Yale University, the U.S.A, 10 June 2011.
  4. “Sherlock 2010: Contemporary Pink versus Victorian Scarlet”, The Contemporary Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26 June 2011.
  5. ‘"Why is the hotel called the “Palace Hotel?’: Narrative negotiations and the dialectics of identities in Wilkie Collins’s The Haunted Hotel (1879)”, Victorian Conference (AVSA), University of Adelaide, Australia, 3 Feb 2011.
  6. “Re‐Orienting the Houses in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights”, Reorienting Victorian Studies, Australasian Victorian Studies Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 27 June 2010.
  7. “Puzzling the texts of the play-within-the play in Hamlets”. Between the Sausage and the Lobster: Mastering Early Modern English Literature at Oxford (A Colloquium). Hertford College, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, 2 May 2007.