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Mrs Malathy A

Assistant Professor

Dr Malathy’s areas of specialization include Ecocriticism; Indian critical traditions and contemporary critical discourse; Australian fiction; and D. H. Lawrence studies. Dr Malathy A taught undergraduate courses in colleges of the University of Delhi prior to joining IGNOU as Assistant Professor in 2005. At IGNOU, she has been involved with language editing of study material, and development and co-ordination of courses of the Post Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing.  Currently she is developing an elective course on ‘Australian Fiction’ for the M. A. English Programme and a MIL Course in Malayalam for the new CBCS BA Programme.
A post graduate from the University of Kerala, Dr Malathy holds an M Phil in D H Lawrence studies from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Ph D in Australian fiction from JNU, New Delhi.  Her research focuses on possibilities of re-interpreting traditional Indian critical concepts for contemporary critical discourse. Her M Phil research attempted to develop a reading strategy by re-defining the ‘Tinai’ theory as outlined in the Tamil critical text, the Tolkappiyam,  in modern terms. She is also interested in eco-critical approaches to literary texts to consider the intersections between the human and the non-human worlds. Her Ph D research studied how the tensions between different ways of knowing and using the Australian land, derived from the ancient traditions of the Aboriginal communities and the Eurocentric settler perspectives, are reflected in fictional writings of Australia. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and published papers on these themes.
Official Address:
School of Humanities ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India