Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Profile
Dr. Ishmeet Kaur
Centre for English Studies
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- “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 Translation” at 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.
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.
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.
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