Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Profile

Dr. Ishmeet Kaur

Assistant Professor

Centre for English Studies

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D in Spirituality Across Cultures: Guru Granth Sahib and Visionary Poetics of Patrick White.
  • M.Phil in Linking Diverse Hemispheres: Existentialism in Patrick White's The Tree of Man and Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Experience: Teaching = 10 yrs. (12th Aug, 2004 – till date)

Publications:

Books:

  • Ishmeet Kaur (ed.) 2014. Patrick White: Critical Issues. Atlantic Publishers: Delhi. ISBN 978-81-269-1899-7
  • Ezaj, Bushra. Just Before the Dream. Trans. Ishmeet Kaur. Patiala, Twenty first Century, 2011.

Translations:

  • Verma, Veena. ‘Closed Door’. Trans. Ishmeet Kaur. Indian Literature. Vol. LVII No.5/ 277 (Sep/ Oct, 2013), 96-111
  • Translations of selected poems of Bushra Ejaz from Punjabi Translations into English. Indian Literature Journal:Sahitya Akademi's Bi- Monthly Journal. Jan -Feb, 2011 No. 261.

Papers Published:

  • “Establishing a Connection: Resonances in Guru Granth Sahib and Works of Patrick White” Patrick White Centenary: The Legacy of a Prodigal Son. Cynthia Vanden Driesen and Bill Ashcroft (eds.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2014. (339-353)
  • “Globalisation, Universalism and the Notion of “Sarbat Ka Bhalla” in Sikhism”. Abstracts of Sikh Studies. Vol XVI, Issue 2. 546 NS: 15-21(April- June, 2014)
  • “The Estranged Voice of a Woman: Study of a Selection of Poems by Bushra Ezaj”. Negotiating Boundaries : A Study of Bushra Ejaz’s Writings. Eds. Alpna Saini & Neetu Purohit. Chandigarh: Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd, 2013.
  • "From Individual Representation to Community Consciousness: Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies". Indian Journal of Australian Studies. Volume 5. 2012 Published by Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
  • "Representing the Self: Issues of Ethnicity and Identity in Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies". Problematic on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature. Ed. Anooradha Chakarvarthy Barua and H.K. Nath. Kolkota: SPS Education India Pvt. Ltd., 2012.
  • “The Cinderella Metaphor” Canons of Children's Literature. Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: The Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2012.
  • “Revision-Creating a New Stream of Novel Writing: Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things”. Indian Booker Prize Winners: A Critical Study of their Work. Vol. 1, Ed. Sunita Sinha. New Delhi: The Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2010.
  • “Linking Diverse Hemispheres: Equality and Freedom in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Sri Guru Granth Sahib” Pakistan Journal of American Studies. 23.1.&2. Spring and Fall 2005. (Special Issue on American Literature).
  • “Self and Other: A Post –Colonial/ Feminist Study of Judith Wright’s “Naked Girl and Mirror”, “ To Another Housewife” and “ Eve to her Daughters has been published in Panjab University Research Journal (Arts) (PURJA), Vol XXXII, Nos 1 &2, Apr-Oct, 2005

Papers Presented in Conferences and Seminars:

  • Invited for paper presentation at International Seminar on Life Writing on March 31, 2014: “(Auto) Biography: Strategies of Writing the Self Australia and India” by Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies, H.P.U, Shimla. Presented a paper on “Memory and the Art of Storytelling: Indigenous Life Writings.”
  • Participated in an International Conference on “Country” organized by ASAL from 2-4th July, 2013. Presented a paper “Exploring Body and Landscape in Contemporary Australian Fiction.” At Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.
  • Invited by Institute of Sikh Studies to deliver a lecture on “Globalisation, Universalism and the notion of “Sarbat ka Bhalla” at the Annual Conference on “Sikhism in the Making of Third Millennium Civilization” held in Chandigarh on 23-24th Nov, 2013.
  • Invited to deliver a talk on “Educational Challenges Delivered by Women in India: Narrowing the Gaps” at an International Seminar on “Education for the Future” Organised at Singapore Management University, Singapore (SMU) 24-26 Oct, 2013.
  • Was also a speaker on the panel on “Ideas for Holistic Education”
  • Presented a paper titled “Political Representations and Poetic Imagination of Kevin Gilbert and Wole Soyinka” at an International Conference “Literature and Marginality: Comparative Perspectives in African American Australian and Indian Dalit Literature” on February, 20-22, 2013
  • Participated in an International Conference on "Patrick White Centenary International Conference " 5-7 Nov, 2012 organised by Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia (ASAA) in collaboration with University of Hyderabad at Hyderabad. Presented a paper " Establishing a Connection: Similar Reverberations in Guru Granth Sahib and Patrick White".
  • Participated in an International Seminar on 'Ethnicity, Identity and Literature' 11th-14th October, 2012 at Sibsagar College, Joysagar, Assam organised by Department of English, Sibsagar College in collaboration with Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), Gauhati University, Assam. Presented a paper " Representing the Self: Issues of Ethnicity and Identity in Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies".
  • Participated in Sixth Bi-annual International Conference on “Australia and India: Market Economy, Ethics andEmpowerment” held on 19-21 January, 2012 at United Services Institution of India (USI), New Delhi.
  • International Conference organized by J.N.U. and I.A.S.A in collaboration with Australian Embassy Jan 15-17, 2004 onAustralia – Identity, representation and Belonging: Presented a paper entitled We are the Power: A Comparative Study of Sally Morgan's My Place and Urmila Pawar's The Weave of My life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs.
  • Invited at an International Symposium on Spaces of Alterity : Literary and Dramatic Representations, 9th-11th Sept., 2911 at IIT, Gandhinagar to introduce the Special Speaker Harish Mangalam and the Poetry Reading. Presented a paper entitled “Making Them Listen: The Theme of Resistance in Dalit Short Stories”.
  • Presented a paper entitled “The Changing Faces of India: Modeling Classics in Regional Indian Short Stories in Translation” at a National Seminar on 25-26 March, 2011, on the theme Revisiting the Classics: Text, Context and (re)Interpretation at Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Re-inventing India : Exploring the cultural milieu in Regional Indian Short Stories in Translationat Tenth Biennial Comparative Literature Association of India organised by Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar on 3-6 March, 2011, on the theme Social Imagination in Comparative Perspective: Languages, Cultures, Literature.
  • Participated in an International Conference on Comparative Literature on Wounded Bodies in Literature on Nov, 20th 2010. Presented a paper entitled “Fractured Body Traumatized in a Joint Identity : Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things “ at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Invited to a U.G.C. Sponsored National Seminar on “Contemporary Trends in Indian Writings in English” 8-9 Feb, 2007, at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sec-26, Chandigarh. Presented poems entitled “To the Muses”, “Kipling’s ‘The way through the woods’ is no more” and “Red”. I was also the Rapporteur for the 1st academic session of the seminar.
  • A 5-day seminar 4-9 Dec, 2006, Revisiting Pedagogic Concerns: A Seminar for College Lecturers at Regional Institute of English (RIE), Chandigarh.
  • Invited by Area Study Centre, Quaid-i- Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan to present a paper in the 9th American Studies Conference organized in collaboration with American Embassy, Islamabad Pakistan on Politics and Religion in U.S.A., April 25th to 27th, 2005: Presented a paper entitled Linking Diverse Hemispheres: Equality and Freedom in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Participated in the 2nd International Conference organized by J.N.U. and I.A.S.A in collaboration with Australian Embassy Jan 15-17, 2004 onAustralia – Identity, representation and Belonging: Presented a paper entitled Linking Diverse Hemispheres: Self and Salvation.
  • Represented H.P.U., Shimla at Katha Samelan- The International Story Festival on Linking Diversities, Forging Identities,New Delhi Jan 1-7, 2004.

Workshop Attended

Invited for a One -day Workshop in Translation Studies on 4th August, 2012, organised by H.M.Patel Institute of English Training and Research, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.

Visiting Lectures

Visited Department of English, Soochow University, Taipei , Taiwan to deliver a 4- day series of lectures to the UG and PG students. 30th May, 2011- 3rd June, 2011 on Indian Novel Writing.

Creative Writing

Short Story for children: Story entitled “Tithi and Squeaky Squirrel” was published in 1-15 Feb, 2010 edition of Magic Pot magazine.

Story entitled “Bingo Comes Home” was published in Oct 15-22, 2014 edition of Magic Pot magazine.

Courses Taught at CUG:

M.Phil/ Ph.D Comparative Literature: Research Methods; Indian Literature; Narrative Theory

MA English: Marginality and Literature; Nation and Literature; Indian Writing in English; Indian Literature in English Translation