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Department of Humanities
     
Gigy J. Alex, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
 
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Email:gigy@iist.ac.in













Education
  • Ph.D (Mahatma Gandhi University)
  • M.Phil. (Kerala University)
  • MA (Kerala University)

Course Offered
  • Undergraduate: Communication Skills,Science Fiction, Food and Cultural Studies.

Experience
  •  Assistant Professor, Dept. of English and Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology from September 2015 to the present
  • Reader, Dept. of English and Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology from September 2011 to 2014.
  • Lecturer, Dept. of English and Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology from September 2007 to 2011.
  • Four and a half years as guest faculty in the School of Letters at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

Research Work / Area
  • Communication Skills
  • Science Fiction
  • Food and Cultural Studies
Projects
  1. Fast Track Project: A Study on Creative Writers and Artists in Dept of Space
International Seminars
  • International Conference on Rethinking Humanities in the Age of the Visual. Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia and IIT Chennai, Thrichur June 27th -28th  2009.
  • International Conference on Language, Culture and Identity: Issues and Challenges. Central Institute of Languages, Mysore, Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, New Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Aligarh Muslim University 8th -10th February 2010.
  • Fifth International and 41st Annual ELTAI Conference. ELTAI. Anna Adarsh College. Chennai  5th -7th August 2010.
  • International Conference on “Contextualizing the Contemporary” Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia and IIT Chennai. IIT Chennai 1 and 2 February 2011.
  • CPRACSIS International Conference on Visual Spaces in Association with Asian College of Journalism. “Visual Spaces in SF Movies with special Reference to Gattaca, Ghost in the Shell and Blindness.” Asian College of Journalism. Chennai. January 21 &22, 2012.
  •  “Reading the Culinary Memories from Select Malayalam Short Stories,” International Colloquium on Literature, Theory & the History of Ideas, MSM College, Kayamkulam, 3-5 December, 2018.

  • “Kerala Cookbooks and Alternative Modernities: An Analysis of Food writing from Kerala.” International Conference on Print Modernities.  Organized by Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia. 5-7 January. 2019.

     

National Seminars
  • Managing Diversity in the era of Globalization: Culture, Environment and Tourism in Canada and India UGC Area Study Centre for Canadian Studies Kerala University 5th -7th Nov 2008.
  • National Seminar on English and Employability. Dept of English Anna University. Anna University Chennai 25th-26th March 2009.
  • National Seminar on Cultural, Globalization and the Ethics of Humanities. Dept of English S. B College. S. B College 9th -10th July 2009.
  • ISRO Women’s National Conference. Empowering Women handling Multiple Roles ISRO National Remote Sensing Centre NRSC Hyderabad March 8th -2011.
  • “The Differing Semiotics of Food in Contemporary Malayalam Cinema.” Two Day National Seminar on Malayalam Cinema: Contested Screens, Contending Economies. 14-15 March. 2019. UGC SAP DRS II Programme. Institute of English. University of Kerala.

Selected Publications:
  • Alex, Gigy J. “The Last Supper” (Thiruathazham). Translation of a play written by R. Narendraprasad. Haritham Journal of the School of Letters. Number 15. 2003.
  • Alex, Gigy. “Dainam dina upayogam” (Everyday Use) Translation of a short story written by Alice Walker. Sameeksha. A Monthly Journal of Arts and Ideas. Volume 1 Issue 3. August 2005.
  • Alex, Gigy J. “Life gets Uncomplicated Here. A Cruise through Lahiri’s Stories.” On the Alien Shore. A Study of Jhumpa Lahiri and Bharati Mukherjee. Sarangi, Jaydeep. Gnosis. Author press. Delhi: 2010.
  • Alex, Gigy. “ Empowering Women Handling Multiple Roles in Indian Scenario” Contemporary Discourse. Volume III. Issue 1 January -2012.
  • Alex, Gigy. “The Pleasures and Principles of Culinary Art: Shifting Paradigms in Cooking with Stella and Mistress of Spices.”International Journal on Multicultural Literature. Volume II. Issue 2 July -2012.
  • Alex, Gigy J. “ Review of Narcopolis” TES Literary Supplement. Volume I. Issue 1. 2012
  • Alex, Gigy J. “A Mercy-A Rendevouz with Histories and Memories”. Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature: A Quarterly Online Journal for Teachers of English. Vol 6. No: 2. April-June (e-journal)-2015.
  • Alex, Gigy J. “Interrogating Histories in Saadat Hasan Manto’s Short Stories”, The Criterion: An International Journal in English. Vol 8,Issue II April 2017.
Book Chapters
  • Alex, Gigy J. “Life gets Uncomplicated Here. A Cruise through Lahiri’s Stories.” On the Alien Shore. A Study of JhumpaLahiri and Bharati Mukherjee. Sarangi, Jaydeep. Gnosis. Author press. Delhi: 2010
  • Alex, Gigy J. “A Supple Self and its Nuances: An Analysis of The Namesake and A Married Woman”. Remapping the Female Map: Jhumpa Lahiri and Manju Kapur. Ed. Kalpana Rajput. Yking Books, Jaipur. 2012.
  • Alex, Gigy J. “Eluding identity: Shifting Paradigms of Culture and Identity in Parzania and 1947: Earth” Alternative Voices: Researching Language, Culture and Identity. Ed. S. Imtiaz Hasnian, Sangeetha Bagga Gupta and Shailendra Mohan. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. New Castle upon Tyne, UK. 2013.
  • Gigy J. Alex (2017). “Science Fiction: A Journey form Gothic to Posthuman through Colonial and Postcolonial Trajectories.” Myth, Fantasy and the Quest for Identity in Science Fictions (ed. Dr. Soumya Murukesh) Kalady: Publication Division. Centre for Comparative Literature 2017 (pp. 121-26).

 
  1.      Reading the Sociocultural Spaces within Cinema: A Study on Recent Malayalam Films. Dept of English. MES College Nedumkandam. 25 - 01-2018.
  2. Science Fiction: A Journey from Gothic to Post human, through Colonial and Post-colonial Trajectories. Sree Sankaracharya University. Kalady. 08-03-18
  3. Research in Literature: Changing Paradigms. Post Graduate and Research Department of English. Newman College. Thodupuzha 09-03-18
  4. Under the Green wood Tree Club Monthly Seminar. Trivandrum. Literature in Contemporary Life. 24-05-18
  5. “Cultural memory as a Curator in Food writings from Kerala”. School of Letters, MG University. 8 September 2018
  6.  Plenary lecture- Kitchen Narratives: The Politics of Cuisine in Kerala. At the International Symposium on Cultural Studies: Theorizing Praxis. Institute of English, Kerala University. 11 October 2018.
 
 
  1. Four Day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Cultural Studies.- June15 – 18, 2015, organised by Dept of Humanities, IIST and Centre for Cultural Studies. University of Kerala.
  2. Four Day National Workshop on Film Studies - June 21st – 24th , 2016, organised by Dept of Humanities, IIST and Centre for Cultural Studies. University of Kerala.
  3. Theorizing Space: Three Day National Conference on the Intersections of Space and Culture. December 14-16,2017, organised by Dept of Humanities, IIST, Littcrit and Centre for Cultural Studies. University of Kerala.